Wednesday, 30 March 2016

A treat for Honeymooners' & A delight for a Family at Marina Hotel-Shimla


A treat for Honeymooners' & A delight for a Family at Marina Hotel-Shimla

Explore the fascinating destination called Shimla and indulge in the blissful setting of 
Hotel Marina…I have been to Shimla innumerable times & this time, was really amused to stay at such a flawless & luxurious property.

Located in the beautiful Mall of Shimla, Hotel Marina is a boutique hotel wherein its guests are assured of a picturesque panoramic view of the snow bound mountain ranges.

Marina Hotel-Outside view
Marina Hotel-Outside view



As I entered the lobby for my check in, this beautifully & tastefully done up lobby in red with some outrageously handing chandlers & nicely lit up candles around the lobby awaits you. The amazing aroma in the lobby, may be coming from these candles lit or potpourri, gives your body & soul a very strong positive vibe. Oh! I loved this artwork hanging on the great wall of the lobby beneath which there is a fire-place which will automatically catch up your eyes. 

Lobby

Candles around Lobby

Lobby

After the check in, I entered my room, it was pure luxury, more than my exceptions. The room was nicely done up with all you need in your living area. How can I not mention about the bathroom,  which was done in a classy & niche manner which maintained the standard of the Hotel in a small hill station (Shimla). It had a full glass wall on one side connecting the room which was covered with a rolling curtain. If it’s a family affaire with children, the glass can be kept with the curtain on. An excellent excitement awaits for honeymooners' too, to come & enjoy with the curtain rolled up..Well, it is not a part of any big 5 star hotel chain yet I would grade them a 5 star, looking all that it had to offer. It is like a hidden gem close to the proximity of the Mall road of Shimla. One can easily walk for 5-7 mins & reach towards the lift. I guess, elderly people can also do the walk but it might take a little extra time. 

Living Room

Marina has a charm of it’s own, you can keep exploring new things here in the lap of nature.  It’s away from the hustle bustle of the crowds of the mall yet at the heart of the main market. Making your stay an outstanding one.

This boutique Hotel awaits you with fine hospitality, elegant ambience and delicious cuisine.

Marina takes care of your Foodies’ desires too with a multi-cuisine restaurant “Hills Edge”. Thriving you ask for more. The ambience of the restaurant is yet too elegant which will make you involve totally into their delicacies. Whilst, reading the menu card of the restaurant, I was trying to find what is not there listed on the Menu.. but to my surprise, it had a grand variety to offer to it’s guests. Not only this, what I felt, the top of the list was some exceptional signature healthy foods for diet conscious. This was indeed an exception which I have really not seen at, too many places while travelling. But, it was a surprise for me awaiting here. Awesome delicacies were offered to us as I enjoyed my handsome seafood platter!

Now, while walking and having a round of the hotel, I peeped into their all time favourite Lounge Bar-‘’sixteen 69”.  The interiors were spectacularly done in black. A huge range of alcohol displayed, ask for a peg as per your mood. Enjoy your drink with some nice music & light snacks.

Food Platter
Restaurant & Bar
Bar

To add on, more flavour to your trip & to engross in the already intoxicated environment of Hills around you & the freshness of air.. An open air restaurant is also here to welcome you, giving you an additional kick, to enjoy the charm of the season with cold breeze & greenery. This is a huge open air restaurant where a big party bash can also be thrown. This was one of my favourite part of the hotel; the environment around you with hundreds of green trees, the fog, the sun playing hide & seek with the clouds, the birds chirping is so pleasing & calm that it urge’s a writer to sit back with a cuppa hot chocolate & start brainstorming with her jigsaw thoughts of writing a story. I really enjoyed the view from here too.

Open Air Restaurant
 Since I had less time in hand so could not indulge myself in their amazing Hi-End luxury Spa
“M- Spa”. This will welcome you with the ‘aroma of magic’ as soon as you enter, leaving you forget all your tiredness & fatigue with a feeling of exotic relaxation & ready to look forward for yet another day.. It had a different aura to offer you, to unwind your body & soul completely.

Spa Room

Spa Room
Spa Room

For fitness freaks, if walking is not enough, you can also hit their massive gym.

Gym

Gym


Now, that summers are around.. pack up your baggage to this beautiful, luxurious property & unwind yourself!