The former residence of Lord Kitchener, erstwhile commander in chief of the British army, Wildflower Hall exudes the ambience of a grand stately home; with a welcoming lounge, opulent accommodation, a snooker and billiards room, and a well stocked library. Now operated as a luxury hotel by the Oberoi group, it is a wonderful place to escape and soak in the fabulous views from the rooms and extensive grounds.
Located around 13 km from Shimla, Wildflower Hall nestles in 23 acres of pine and cedar woods with far reaching views of the rolling hills and Himalayan mountain ranges. A total of 83 rooms and suites are elegantly decorated with teak floors, opulent furnishings and luxurious marble bathrooms and have either garden, valley or mountain views. Suites have a separate living room with fireplace and the grand Lord Kitchener Suite has two bedrooms. All rooms feature a personal bar, satellite television and DVD player and direct dial telephones. 24 hour butler service adds to the Oberoi experience.
There are two restaurants offering Asian, Continental or traditional Indian cuisine and either indoor or al fresco dining areas with mountain views. The atmospheric Cavalry Bar is the place to head for a pre-dinner drink or evening night cap.
The fabulous Oberoi Spa is a very special place to relax and enjoy some rejuvenating treatments. There is also an indoor heated swimming pool, steam & sauna room and outdoor jacuzzi pool with views to die for. For the more active, the location of the hotel is ideal for treks through the hills and mountains, mountain biking, nature walks with a picnic or a game of tennis at the hotel's private tennis court. In the winter months (mid December to mid February), the tennis court is transformed into an ice skating rink for guests to enjoy.
If you don't mind being located a little out of town, Wildflower Hall is a truly magnificent place to stay and you will be rewarded with stunning Himalayan views.