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Jacaranda Estate and Whispering W...

1 room, 2 adults
Very Good
4.5/5

Breakfast above the clouds :)on Aug 8, 2017

Had the most amazing time staying here for 5 nights with my wife (we liked it so much we extended...Read All

P.O Durgapur Naldehra, Shimla, Naldhera Road, SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, India, Pin-171007 , Shimla
Amenities:
  • Parking
  • Room service
  • Front desk
  • Attached Bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
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Whispering Willows
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  • hotel_trip
    Breakfast above the clouds :)
    on Aug 8, 2017
    Had the most amazing time staying here for 5 nights with my wife (we liked it so much we extended our trip by a night). The cottages are beautiful and super comfortable and clean. The staff, especially Kedar and Deepak, are extremely polite and courteous and ensure you feel right at home. The food is very tasty and homely and we had all our meals by the fire place in the outdoors. The views too are breathtaking. All in all a place not to be missed, 10/10. Also, shows that the owner (Rita Sawhney) has great taste. Can't wait for our next visit.... More
  • hotel_trip
    Summer getaway
    on Jun 22, 2017
    From the time you check-in to the time you check -out - it's like homecoming and that sudden pain of separation. There is no " welcome back Mr x , can we use your credit card for just the guarantee and "Monika will escort you to your room" overload. Instead there's a mother , a friend who is anxious about your arrival, staff that are happy to see you and genuine smiles from a happy family. The estate itself is like the homestead of the yesteryears; idyllic views of the valley, blooms in all possible shades and hues and bric a brac casually strewn around that gives the feeling that you checked in at home . Rita is a fantastic hostess - reminds me of Ms Olga Dcruz at Wiston cottage , DGH Kalimpong - tough and gentle love on a metric balancing scale. However the best part is they are pet friendly and with Scout , our hyper Siberian Husky we were a lil concerned - but the Manager KD Singh and his team managed everything seamlessly. Lastly- the home cooked food!!! No fancy French cuisine but really tasty , wholesome portions of all of my favourite things. Rita is blessed to have such a versatile chef! I recommend everyone of my friends to get a feel of home , away from home. Our only concern - were we the model guests? Let Rita decide!... More
  • hotel_trip
    Mesmerising mountain view, poor customer service
    on Jun 15, 2017
    Dates: 11/12th June 2017 Location: 5 stars - This place offers probably the best view of the Auramah valley, situated 1 km from the Naldehra stop. It is away from the hustle bustle of the city and gives you a serene, majestic view of the hills. The property is well maintained and almost all the cottages offer a nice view of the valley. Rooms: 3 stars - We stayed in the Apricot cottage. The room is spacious and nicely done with great view of the valley and hills. However the bed was not comfortable - it is basically two single beds joined to make a double bed. Also if you are 6 foot+ then your feet will hang out. The level of cleanliness in the toilet too could be improved. Food: 2 stars - We struggled with the food options and quality. The breakfast options were limited - fruits, poha, bread omelette on the first day and fruits, chilla, bread omlette on the second day. This clearly needs improvement. Service: 2 stars - This is a home stay, so obviously you don't expect extraordinary service. But even for a homestay you do expect basic service response. On first day the breakfast was served at 9.30 am, half hour after we waited. Same experience on the dinner and the second day breakfast. This property is managed by a two member team who are running round the clock to do everything from room cleaning to cooking food. Must say they are doing a great job within their capacity. Overall value: 3 stars- This place undoubtedly offers you a great view and serene stay. But for a premium price tag, you do expect basic service quality.... More
  • hotel_trip
    Jacaranda Estate is more and more spectacular !
    on Jun 5, 2017
    I love India and I visit regularly “Incredible India “ ! From Paris I have been going for more than 40 years ! This year, in order to avoid the heat in Delhi in April (44 Degrees Celsius ! ) I decided to relax and enjoy the cool air in the foothills of the Himalaya (25 Degrees Celsius). I was curious to spend some time at the place I discovered 4 years ago : Jacaranda Estate in Naldhera, close to Shimla. I was so enchanted in 2013 and now in April 2017 I found it even more spectacular with a lot of sophisticated improvements : new cottages, new gazebo, new cute hidden places with benches and hammocks, new fireplace, etc. Above all is the constant romantic ambiance day and night. Thousands of different flowers and plants are blossoming everywhere in exquisite gardens. The magic continues at night with very refined and soft lights. Breakfast and dinner are always very tasty and served by an efficient staff. You can do many activities : lovely walks in the woods, horse riding, water rafting, also an amazing golf course nearby. Enjoy relaxing, dreaming, reading books under the gazebo, in these impressive surroundings. Last but not least, you can appreciate a bonfire during dinner (it’s a must and it cost only 500 Rupees extra ) I met again with great pleasure the owner of this estate, Mrs Rita Sawhney, a charming Lady full of life who can give you a lot of good advice ( she was a travel photo journalist and she can even guide you for astrophotography at night ! ) Her manager Kedar Singh is always very helpful. I spent 5 happy days at the new very comfortable suite “wild apricot “. No doubt I will definitely return to Jacaranda Estate ! It’s paradise throughout the year... More
  • hotel_trip
    Welcoming
    on Mar 17, 2017
    Jacaranda estate ia very cozy and warm property, tastefully done up, with a hands on staff, and food cooked lovingly, and with a personal touch. The view of the valley is very picturesque and the different levels of the cottages, very aesthetic. Mrs. Rita is a fantantastic host !! Altogether an inviting experience.... More
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Overview

Surrounded by snow-clad mountains and unexplored beauty, Jacaranda Estate and Whispering Willows truly promises a rejuvenating break in Shimla. There are 10 rooms offering round-the-clock room service to the guests staying by. The property also maintains a 24 hour front desk and provides ample parking space for the private vehicles.

Policies

Check in Check out

Hotel Check-in Time is 02 PM, Check-out Time is 12 PM.

Policies
  1. Guest must be over 18 years of age to check-in to this hotel.
  2. As per Government regulations, it is mandatory for all guests above 18 years of age to carry a valid photo identity card & address proof at the time of check-in. Please note that failure to abide by this can result with the hotel denying a check-in. Hotels normally do not provide any refund for such cancellations.
  3. The standard check-in and check-out times are 12 noon. Early check-in or late check-out is subject to hotel availability and may also be chargeable by the hotel. Any early check-in or late check-out request must be directed to and reconfirmed with the hotel directly.
  4. Failure to check-in to the hotel, will attract the full cost of stay or penalty as per the hotel cancellation policy.
  5. Hotels charge a compulsory Gala Dinner Supplement during Christmas, New Year's eve or other special events and festivals like Diwali or Dusshera. These additional charge are not included in the booking amount and will be collected directly at the hotel.
  6. There might be seasonal variation in hotel tariff rates during Peak days, for example URS period in Ajmer or Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, the room tariff differences if any will have to be borne and paid by the customer directly at the hotel, if the booking stay period falls during such dates.
  7. All additional charges other than the room charges and inclusions as mentioned in the booking voucher are to be borne and paid separately during check-out. Please make sure that you are aware of all such charges that may comes as extras. Some of them can be WiFi costs, Mini Bar, Laundry Expenses, Telephone calls, Room Service, Snacks etc.
  8. Some hotels may have policies that do not allow unmarried / unrelated couples or certain foreign nationalities to check-in without the correct documentation. No refund will be applicable in case the hotel denies check-in under such circumstances. If you have any doubts on this, do call us for any assistance
  9. Any changes or booking modifications are subject to availability and charges may apply as per the hotel policies.
Booking Policies
  1. The standard check-in time is 02 PM and the standard check-out time is 12 PM. Early check-in or late check-out is strictly subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.Any early check-in or late check-out request must be directed and reconfirmed with the hotel directly.
  2. The primary guest must be at least 18 years old to be able to check into this hotel.
  3. The hotel reserves the right of admission. Accommodation can be denied to guests posing as a couple if suitable proof of identification is not presented at check-in. Goomo will not be responsible for any check-in denied by the hotel due to the aforesaid reason.
  4. Child policy apply which may vary from hotel to hotel.
  5. Failure to check into the hotel, will attract no show charges as per Hotel policies.
  6. The total price is inclusive of all applicable taxes. However, it does not include additional personal expenses like telephone charges, meals that aren't a part of your meal plan, any hotel services you use (like laundry and room service) or tips.The hotel will charge you directly for these when you're checking out.
  7. Hotels may charge a mandatory meal surcharge on festive periods e.g. Christmas, New Year's Eve etc. All additional charges (including mandatory meal surcharges) need to be cleared directly at the hotel.
  8. Some hotels may require guest(s) to furnish a valid photographic proof of identity in original at the time of Check-in. Kindly carry the same along with you to avoid any inconvenience. The following documents are recognized for this purpose: Aadhaar Card, Driving Licence, Passport or Election Card.
  9. Note PAN Cards will not be accepted as a valid ID card.
  10. All refund requests must occur within 60 days of hotel check-out. Any refund for checking out early or for no shows will be given at the sole discretion of goomo.com.
  11. In case of increase in tariff during the URS period in Ajmer or Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, the customer is liable to pay the difference if the Check-in date falls during those periods.
  12. Goomo acts purely as an agent to hotels/suppliers, hence Goomo shall not be responsible for issuance of any invoices on hotel room charges.