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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 around 19 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.


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 in) in November to 434 millimetres (17.1 in) in August. Snowfall in the region, historically has taken place in the months of December, January and early February.


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 170 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 renovated 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.

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

Family & Executive 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 pick up facility available from the mall road. For assistance, call 0177-6451306






Restaurant/Dining Room serving Indian, Chinese, Continental & Bengali 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 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 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.







All Plans include 2 adults only. Please see.


No. of rooms




* Super Deluxe Room


INR 3,500

INR 3,850

INR 4,400

* Deluxe Room


INR 3,000

INR 3,350

INR 3,900

* Deluxe Corridor Room


INR 2,400

INR 2,750

INR 3,300

Executive Room


INR 2,200

INR 2,550

INR 3,100

Family Room having 4 beds


INR 2,200

INR 2,550

INR 3,100

* Standard Room in Annex building


INR 1,800

INR 2,150

INR 2.700

Rates are exclusive of Luxury Tax @ 10%; Service Tax @ 7.42%. CP and MAP rates exclude 5% VAT on food.

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

Off Season Discount: 35% on all rooms Rates are applicable till 31st March, 2014.

NOTE: Renovated Rooms marked as * as the same have been extensively renovated with modern attached bathrooms with showers, 24 hours hot/cold water and, comfortable beds. There are 8” spring mattresses, tea makers and 32” LCD in Deluxe Room.

Meal Plans Extra

* European Plan : Room Only
** Continental Plan : Room with Breakfast - @ INR 175 / person and @ Rs 125 per child aged upto 5 years.

*** Modified American Plan : Room with Morning Tea, Breakfast and Dinner @ INR 475 /person @ Rs 325 per 5 -10 years old child (must order 1 adult to order 1 child)







  • All rates are in Indian Rupees, on a nightly basis
  • All rates are exclusive of 10% Luxury tax & 7.42% service tax wherever applicable
  • 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 Deluxe Corridor Rooms. Note: All extra beds are at Rs 500/- per day.
  • Children above 8 years of age will be charged extra person charge of Rs. 100/ per day if accommodated without an extra bed.






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 or full amount in case of MAP packages.


  • Rs. 450 administration charges will apply if cancellation is made upto 1 week in advance.
  • One day’s room charges 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 hoteldalziel@hotmail.com or 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
1) Any ICICI Bank branch ICICI Account No : 635305000958 ISFC Code: ICICI0006353
2) Any HDFC Bank branch HDFC Account No : 05242020000207 ISFC Code: HDFC0000524

Note: Once the payment has been remitted, please email hoteldalziel@hotmail.com or 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 94180 51504