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Established in 1871, the colonial-style Hotel Willow Banks enjoys beautiful views of the Shimla Valley and mountains. About 1,500 feet from Christ Church and Shimla City, it has a free Wi-Fi, a sauna and hot tub.

Elegant rooms all come with a cable TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a mini-fridge. Some rooms have a balcony. Private bathrooms have a bathtub and hot-water showers. Certain rooms offer a spa bath.

Hotel Willow Banks is located on The Mall, a charming shopping lane. It is within 1.6 mi from Shimla State Museum and Viceregal Lodge. Shimla Airport is about 13 mi away while the Railway Station is 1.6 mi.

The hotel has its own pub and brewery that provides the best place to party when in Shimla. With freshly brewed beer, craft cocktails, world cuisine inspired pub food, DJ Club nights and first of its kind in India mid-air hammocks for enjoying the food and drinks while soaking in the most brilliant views of Shimla.

Guests can enjoy an authentic Ayurvedic massage or a traditional European massage at Akasa Spa, get a manicure at the Daffofil beauty salon or arrange a day trip at the tour desk. The hotel also has billiard and table tennis facilities. A well-equipped meeting/banqueting space is available.

Eighteen71 Cookhouse and bar serves Pan-Indian, Oriental and International delights along with refreshing beverages. Caf Simla Times is an all-day multi-cuisine restaurant that offers breathtaking views of Shimla. Skybar is Shimla's only rooftop bar and Hookah lounge.

As part of its Wellness Zone Hotel Willow Banks now has a Jawed Habib Unisex Hair & Beauty Salon offering a full range of services like luxurious facials, stylish haircuts, relaxing pedicures and more - perfect for pampering yourself in the hills, while carrying the hallmark of quality of Jawed Habib.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Willow Banks has been welcoming guests since Nov 25, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, American


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Property questions and answers
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  • I had a booking with your hotel 02-04 Apr 21 but had to cancel due to work. You agreed to hold the booking until 31 Jul. Unfortunately work and COVID ..
    Dear Guest, We can on an exceptional basis agree to hold this further till end of March 22 (without being usable in peak season time of long weekends ..
    Answered on 23 July 2021
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    Answered on 22 September 2021
  • what will it cost for two rooms.4 adults 2 children 10yrs 12yrs.with tax from 29th Dec to 1st Jan 2022 with breakfast + dinner super deluxe balcony.
    Dear Guest, Greetings from Willow Banks Total amount becomes Rs. 1,14000/- for 2 rooms for 3 nights on MAP AI plan for 4 adults + 2 child with breakf..
    Answered on 8 November 2021
  • Do you arrange for pick up from Chandigarh Airport? if yes what are the charges? we are family of 3.
    Sir, we will arrange pick-up from Chandigarh Airport. It will cost you INR 4000/- net for Toyota Etios Car.
    Answered on 21 December 2022
  • Do you have Jacuzzi or hot tub in any category of rooms??
    Answered on 19 December 2020
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Hotel area info *
2 Restaurants On Site
  • Cafe Simla Times
    • Cuisine
      Chinese • Indian • Pizza • Seafood • Thai • Turkish • Asian • International
    • Open for
      Brunch • Lunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Modern • Romantic
  • Eighteen71
    • Cuisine
      Chinese • British • Indian • Indonesian • Italian • Malaysian • Seafood • Thai • Local • Asian • International • European • Grill/BBQ
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Modern • Romantic
Amenities of Hotel Willow Banks
Most popular amenities
Free WiFi
Family rooms
Room service
Non-smoking rooms
Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Terrace
  • Dryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Nightclub/DJ
    Additional charge
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
  • Game room
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and costs Rs. 250 per day.
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    Additional charge
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
    Additional charge
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hindi

House rules

Hotel Willow Banks takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM


From 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 5 years
Crib upon request
6+ years
Extra bed upon request
Rs. 3,500 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Cash Hotel Willow Banks accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

FAQs about Hotel Willow Banks

  • Room options at Hotel Willow Banks include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Studio
    • Twin/Double

  • Guests staying at Hotel Willow Banks can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • American

  • Yes, Hotel Willow Banks is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Hotel Willow Banks on this page.

  • Hotel Willow Banks offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Ping-pong
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Bicycle rental

  • Hotel Willow Banks has 2 restaurants:

    • Eighteen71
    • Cafe Simla Times

  • Hotel Willow Banks is 2,150 feet from the center of Shimla.

  • The prices at Hotel Willow Banks may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Hotel Willow Banks is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:30 PM.