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Guess The Hotel Revealed: Wildflower Hall Himalayas

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  Site Where: Chharabra, Shimla, India
November 6, 2012 at 11:54 AM | by | ()

You guys are way too good at this! Here we were thinking we’d pick a more difficult to identify hotel, but no: both in the article comments and on Twitter (@HotelChatter) several of you got it right in no time, so we couldn’t wait until next week for our reveal.

The hotel we were hinting at was Wildflower Hall, an Oberoi resort in the Himalayas. Located in Shimla, in the far northwest of India, with Tibet and Nepal to the (south)east, the hotel sits at an altitude of 8,250 feet (2,500 meters) in 22 acres of forest. Formerly the site of Lord Kitchener’s residence, the current six-story building was constructed after a fire in the early nineties.

Leafing through the Oberoi spa brochure, we can see ourselves holing up here for a few days of seclusion. We’ll try the Ayurvedic “Shiroabhyanga” massage, which focuses on loosening tight muscles in the shoulders, neck, head, and face – just the treatment we need after too many hours hunched over our laptops. After a Himalayan cedar bath (prepared with fresh cedar needles), we’ll be ready to soak up a bit of mountain air next to that beautiful Jacuzzi-with-a-view.

We found a Premier Mountain View room at Wildflower Hall for a weekend mid-December at INR14,000 ($256), as part of the Himalayan Vacation Package. That includes accommodation for two people, breakfast, and 15% off treatments at the Spa. A minimum stay of two nights is required, but a complimentary additional room for two children age 10-17 is thrown in.

You'd think it might be unbearably cold in December, but average temperatures during the day are a crisp 54F, so if you do get a bit of a chill, don't forget that hot tub!

[Photo: Oberoi Hotels]

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