Very Good10 Reviews
0.19km from Scandal Delights3 nights 3 rooms in Feb 2nd week on recommendation of one in the group who stayed here before and encouraged by positive reviews at TripAdvisor. had booked valley facing superior rooms but to our pleasant surprised were upgraded to Executive Rooms. OUR IMPRESSIONS: Arrived in own cars after negotiating a short but quite steep stretch of road , not unusual for a hill property. on arrival parking assistants immediately took charge of the cars ,unloaded and consigned the cars to basement parking (hotel has parking space adjacent to the property at road level also). RECEPTION/CHECK IN: Although at road level but actually 3rd floor of the hotel .Very polite and welcoming , check in smooth and fast. Lobby area quite large for a hotel of this size. LOCATION: Just perfect. Last private property on that part of the road. Starting point of Mall Road from hotel side. Ridge just 8-10 minutes leisurely walk on the Mall.This seems strongest part of Marina. ROOMS: Our executive rooms at the lobby level(3rd floor) were absolute delight. Very large with balcony. Over looking the beautiful valley and mountains beyond - great view.. Very comfortable bed. sofa executive desk. Room lighting very good. Electrical sockets conveniently spread all over. Understated ambiance . Clean, very well maintained. Bath rooms spic & span with shower enclosure. Good quality toilet essentials, bath towels.Super central AC/Heating . Rooms offer a very relaxing and peaceful stay. FOOD/BUFFET: Massive dining area at the zero level with a panoramic view of the valley again a pleasant surprise. Buffet brekfast well laid out. However almost same veg fare everyday and non veg fare quite inadequate. Food and beverage quality good. The best part here is superlative service. Tea coffee or any eats ordered from the table served in a jiffy by very attentive and polite staff. Food served in the rooms also excellent. TRAVEL DESK: Although had own cars but preferred a hired one due snow laden tricky roads. Provided a brand new Crysta . Driver quite experienced and knowledgeable which made our trip to snow laden new Kufri and other areas very enjoyable. Summary: Very pleasant experience overall. Facilities and amenities offered by Marina are first class-best in class in Shimla perhaps. Strongly recommended. Would appear to be a little over priced though but worth it frankly.