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Woodville Palace

3.0 of 5
Raj Bhawan Road, Shimla 173206, India
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Ranked #25 of 96 Hotels in Shimla
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Siddhesh K Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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97 reviews 97 reviews
35 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Shimla is a kind of hill station which is chock a block with tourists all months a year. If you want to explore Shimla then you need to be ready to be part of the maddening crowd and stuck in frstrating traffic jams everywhere. So if you want to experience the Shimla that was the summer capital of the earstwhile... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had just one day planned at the property. Already a frequent visitor to shimla and left with this very hotel to explore. The property is at very fine location with no mountain view or so but lush green gardens and trees....just like a palace in british empire. The prices are suited to the rooms but food is quite expensive... More 

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4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Woodville Palace as part of a small group out for lunch. The place has a great 1930s atmosphere with a number of small rooms done out in an appropriate style. The dining area was suitably gloomy and cool and the food was excellent, the usual Indian buffet wiht a choice of mild and spicy offerings.

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shimla is good city. Hotel was average. The room which they gave us was average. We changed the room again geyser was not working properly. We call housekeeping but no response .food was good .overall average not very good.

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Shimla, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The charm of Shimla lies in its natural beauty mixed with Victorian era. and to experience the same at the hotel also, Woodville is one of your best bet. located in the posh area of shimla, the building belongs to the erstwhile Maharaja of Jubbal. Just checking in at the hotel gives you that feel like you traveled a bit... More 

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is one of the most unusual hotels I have ever stayed in. It's straight out of the 1920s, right down to the bellboys charming uniform. Shimla is cold in the spring and this traditional hotel is drafty, pleasantly spooky and peaceful - we were the only group there when we visited. The food was lovely and the service very... More 

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Divraj J, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for providing feedback on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to have provided you with the unique experience in our hotel. We take pride in our old world charm. Your kind words on our food have been passed on to the chefs. We do look forward to hosting you on your next trip to Shimla. Kind regards ,... More 

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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was quite an experience to actually stay in a Palace. We were there for just one night and were satisfied with the service. Amenities were okay, all basics provided except for Wifi which wasn't free. The bathrooms were spacious but would flood when the shower was used... this needs to be fixed. The staff were courteous and one can... More 

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Divraj J, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to learn that we were able to provide you with a memorable stay. We aim to maintain our heritage and provide a glimpse into the past through our hospitality. Your kind word on our staff is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you on your next sojourn... More 

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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at this beautiful hotel for 2 nights. The staff were absolutely amazing in every regard: friendly, well-spoken, helpful and expertly trained. From the moment I arrived, I was taken care of in such a way that I felt like royalty! The rooms are decorated with well-maintained antiques and were very clean, with comfortable beds and good bedding. The... More 

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Divraj J, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking time to post on TripAdvisor. We were happy to learn that our hospitality exceeded your expectations. Your kind words on our staff and food have been passed on to our chefs. We do hope to host you on your next trip to the Queen of the Hills. Kind regards, Divraj Singh Jubbal More 

Trenton, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Shimla was phenomenal, and it really helps out this review for Woodville that the palace is in such a good location. The rooms and quality of the hotel are pretty antique-ish. The wifi barely reached the rooms. Also, the vibe is kind of eery at night if you have a single. Still, between the good food and the great location,... More 

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Divraj J, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for providing feedback on TripAdvisor. We are nestled at a comfortable distance from the main mall road. Your words on our wifi are being addressed. We do look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Divraj Singh Jubbal More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a hotel for people who like a sense of history and ambience and don't mind the atmosphere of a lived-in, slightly worn-at-the-edges grand family home, still occupied in part by a Maharajah. (We met him coming through the front door one morning.) The family's furniture, photos and pictures fill the corridors and rooms. The rooms themselves are large... More 

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Divraj J, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for providing your wonderful feedback on TripAdvisor. We are always glad to host guest who have an appreciation for our heritage. It is our duty to preserve it to give travellers a glimpse into the past. Your compliments have been passed on to our chefs. We do hope to see you on your next journey to... More 

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