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Centrally located family owned and operated wooden heritage Bungalow Hotel in Shimla, opposite the historic Railway Board Building on Mall Road near the Railway Station. It has recently undergone an internal renovation for all its 23 rooms and some of the common areas whilst keeping the external facade untouched which is over 169 years old. It has the best panoramic views overlooking the Annandale Valley, Tara Hall School and on a clear day in the morning you can see the distant Himalayan range. We are an eco conscious hotel and have added solar heating to provide 24 hours hot water.


There are excellent walks from the property to the Ridge, Glen, Annandale, Summer Hill, Viceregal Lodge etc. It is only 150-200 meters from the Railway Station, old Bus Stand, Town Center, Ridge, Shopping Areas, Banks & the Kali Bari Temple with all places within leisurely 5-15 minutes walk. The new ISBT is around 6 km from the main town.







Dalzell Estate was constructed around 1844 or thereabouts by Captain E. Sunderland. As per record, a certain Estate commonly called the Dalzell Estate situated at Simla Hills in the East Indies consisting of two houses known respectively as Dalzell House and Dalzell Cottage with the gardens and buildings and appurtenances thereto was on or about the 20th of December 1850 purchased from Captain E. Sunderland by Elizabeth Ann Cooper of “The Lines”, West End Lane, Kilburn, Middlesex in England. The Deed was registered in the Simla Registry Office on 21st December 1850. In 1972, Elizabeth Hotz Durrant, who had transferred the property to Hotz Hotels, sold it to the present owners who have owned it for the past 47 years.


Shimla lies in the south-western ranges of the Himalayas with an average altitude of 2397.59 meters (7866.10 ft) above mean sea level. The climate in Shimla is predominantly cool during winters, and moderately warm during summer.  The average temperature during summer is between 19 C (66 F) and 28 C (82 F), and between −1 C (30 F) and 10 C (50 F) in winter. Monthly precipitation varies between 15 millimetres (0.59 inches) in November to 434 millimetres (17.1 inches) in August. Snowfall in the region, historically has taken place in the months of December, January and early February. Of late, it has also snowed in November and March months in some years.


In 1819, Lieutenant Ross, the Assistant Political Agent in the Hill States, set up a wood cottage in Shimla. Three years later, his successor and the Scottish civil servant Charles Pratt Kennedy built the first pucca house in the area, near what is now the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly building. The settlement grew rapidly after this, from 30 houses in 1830 to 1,141 houses in 1881. This property was amongst the initial buildings constructed in Shimla and still remains so 171 years later with the internal structural timbers and external faade untouched. There are other pre-independence structures which still dot Shimla; buildings such as the former Viceregal Lodge, Auckland House, Christ Church, Gorton Castle, Shimla Town Hall and The Gaiety.







The Hotel has 23 rooms most of which can accommodate extra bed/s. All marked rooms (*) are tastefully furnished with picture windows with either a Valley View or Mall Road View, Cable TV, Telephones, Wooden Flooring, Sofas, Curtains and attached bathrooms renovated with modern sanitary fittings, shower cubicles and 24 hours running hot & cold water. Others have been renovated with new tiled floors, and attached bathrooms renovated with modern sanitary fittings, shower cubicles and 24 hours running hot and cold water. Family suites have 2 bathrooms in each suite with option of 2 extra beds.

Super Executive Deluxe, Executive Deluxe & Corridor-Deluxe Rooms are located on the Mall Road level.

Family & Suites, Family Room and Garden Entry Rooms are located on the ground floor down 20 stairs from Mall Road.

Standard Rooms are located in the Annex building, 40 stairs down from Mall Road level.

Parking: As the Hotel is located in a sealed area on Mall Road, no cars or taxis are allowed to come to the hotel without a special permit. Kindly note that the Hotel does not offer any Parking. Guests must park their cars in the Railway Parking next to Victory Tunnel on the Cart Road below the hotel or at other paid public parking. There is a paid pick up facility available from the Cart Road. For assistance, call 0177-6451306






Restaurant/Dining Room serving Indian and Chinese cuisine at most reasonable prices.

Room service 24-hour cable television 24-hours hot water on tap En suite bathroom

Intercom Doctor on call Laundry Service Tea/Coffee Maker in all Deluxe rooms only

In-house Travel Agency arranges local sight seeing tours as well as onward travel by car and bus to Kulu, Manali, Kinnaur etc.

Railway Station/Cart Road Parking Transfer – Rs 250 per Sumo/Trip. ISBT Transfer - Rs. 500 per Sumo/Trip

Please note that prior booking must be made for this facility. Maximum of 6 passengers + luggage can be carried per trip.








No. of rooms

(EP – room only )


(Luxury and Service Tax - 18.7%)

Final Chargeable Amount - INR

* Super Executive Deluxe Room


INR 3,500

INR 655

INR 4,155

* Executive Deluxe Room


INR 3,000

INR 561

INR 3,561

Executive Corridor Room


INR 2,200

INR 411

INR 2,611

Garden Entry Room


INR 2,200

INR 411

INR 2,611

* Family Suites having 4 beds


INR 3,200

INR 599

INR 3,799

Family Room having 4 beds


INR 2,600

INR 486

INR 3,086

* Standard Room in Annex building


INR 2,000

INR 374

INR 2,374

Extra Bed


INR 500

INR 94

INR 594


All Base Rates are exclusive of Luxury Tax @ 10%; Service Tax @ 8.4%/8.7% after November 15, 2015. Final Chargeable amount includes this

18.4%/18.7% tax.

Season- Apr 15 - Mar 16 : 15th Apr – 15th July, 14th Aug – 18th Aug, 15th Sep – 15th Nov, 15th Dec – 15th Jan,   24th Jan. - 28th Jan 2016.

Rates are applicable till 31st March, 2016.

NOTE: All Rooms have been extensively renovated with modern attached bathrooms with showers, 24 hours hot/cold water and, comfortable beds. In addition, in all Executive category rooms there are 8” spring mattresses, tea makers, 32” LCD TV and convector heaters in the winters. All Super Executive Deluxe and Executive Deluxe rooms also have large picture windows and wooden tiled floors. All Standard Rooms in the Annex Building have large picture windows with Valley View.

BOOKINGS: Kindly call on +91 941 802 8725 only from 09:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Indian Standard Time.







  • All rates are in Indian Rupees, on a nightly basis
  • One extra bed is allowed in Deluxe Rooms & Standard Rooms and two extra beds each are allowed in Super Executive Deluxe rooms & Family Suites. No extra bed is allowed in Executive Corridor Rooms or Family Room. Note: All extra beds are at Rs. 500/- per day plus applicable taxes – total – Rs. 594.
  • Everybody accommodated without an extra bed. above 8 years of age will be charged extra person charge of Rs. 300/ per day plus applicable taxes.






BOOKING: We accept bookings by e-mail/ phone or fax. However, for bookings to be confirmed, we must receive an advance of at least 75% of the room charges for the duration of stay.


  • Rs. 500 administration charges per room will apply if cancellation is made upto 1 week in advance.
  • One day’s room charges per room if cancellation is made up to 3 days in advance.
  • No refund if cancellation is made at the last moment or upto 2 days in advance.

Where the booking has been made directly on the website & payment made through a credit card, 6.6% credit card charges will also be deducted in addition to the normal cancellation charges.

To make bookings by email, please send a mail to dalzielhotel@gmail.com







1. By Demand Draft : Payee Name: “DALZIEL HOTEL” Payable at:     Shimla

2. By Cheque/Cash/NEFT
The advance amount can be deposited in: Account Name : HOTEL DALZIEL
Any HDFC Bank branch HDFC Account No : 05242020000207 ISFC Code: HDFC0000524

Note: Once the payment has been remitted, please email dalzielhotel@gmail.com with the remittance details in order to receive a confirmation of your reservation. In the event that you do not receive a confirmation within 1 business day, kindly send a follow-up email and also an SMS with the details to +91 941 802 8725