The East Bourne pine forest resort is one of the most popular, comfortable, and luxurious mid-segment hotels in Shimla. It provides a mesmerizing view of the mountain ranges and is located at a distance of 2 kms from the Mall area.
Surrounded by beautiful, snow-clad oak and deodar trees, the hotel caters to the needs of each and everyone. Earlier, the hotel used to be the abode of the Imperial British Army’s Commander-in-Chief Auchenlock. In addition to the warm hospitality, it is the lush velvet green lawns and fragrant rose garden of the resort which attract visitors from all around the world.
Although the resort is away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet the key attractions of Shimla are easily accessible form this resort. Other than the Mall, the resort is in close vicinity to tourist spots like the Jakhu Temple, Lakkar Bazar, Gaiety Theater, Christ Church, and many others.
Facilities at the Resort
The East Bourne Resort is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The hotel has 61 centrally heated rooms with attached bathrooms. Each bathroom is equipped with hair and body dryers and each room has a LCD TV, queen size bed, a mini bar, standby generator, direct-dial phone, and tea / coffee maker.
The Resort’s “Maples” modern health spa redefines massages with its cold and hot sauna and body massages. Even the recreational facilities of the resort which include table tennis, pool table, etc., are worthy of appreciation. The resort also has a gymnasium, swimming pool, and a library that overlooks a beautiful rose garden.
Shimla’s East Bourne resort also has its very own discotheque, “Aqua”, and a multi-cuisine rooftop restaurant, “Vertigo”. The hotel also pleases its guests with the choicest of drinks at its “Zanzee” bar. Guests can also find a coffee shop, gift shop, patisserie, and many other amenities at the resort.
The resort is not only apt as a sojourn for people visiting Shimla for their honeymoon or for family vacation, but it is also suitable for businessmen. It has three conference halls which are “Reef”, “Dunes”, and “Waves”. The theater -styled and U-shaped areas of the “Reef” conference hall can accommodate up to 400 and 100 delegates, respectively, while the theater-styled and U-shaped areas of the “Dunes” conference hall can accommodate up to 120 and 45 delegates, respectively. The “Waves” conference hall is apt for hosting small conferences with accommodation capacity of 50 delegates in the theater-styled area and 25 delegates in the U-shaped area.
With a capacity of 700-1000 pax, the hotel’s “Reef” banquet hall is also a great idea for having a destination wedding in Shimla. The hotel also makes special arrangements for marriages, theme parties, fashion shows, product launches, and press conferences, and trekking, golfing, and river rafting trips.
You don’t need any specific time to visit Shimla and stay at the East Bourne Resort. The hotel provides affordable and special packages all round the year to visitors of all types.