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Woodville Palace

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Raj Bhawan Road, Shimla 173206, India
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Ranked #26 of 95 hotels in Shimla
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4 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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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88 reviews 88 reviews
63 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice old 1930s built house converted into a hotel some years ago. Convenient setting slightly above the town, with pleasant gardens and nice old trees. A large extension being built but as with so many Indian hotels, perhaps they should improve the existing accommodation before building more! Good sized bedroom with inadequate pillows, couldn't get the TV to work,... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I utilized the coupons to Visit Shimla at the Woodville Palace. While the property has a lot of history, and glamour as the Erstwhile Royals are still in residence, the state of upkeep of the property leaves a lot to be desired. The size of the rooms is understandably the typical Hill size. Some aspects of service leave a lot... More

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Gurgaon, India
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Pros - proximity to the mall road (15-20 mins walk), away from the crowd Cons - bad service, staff always in a bad mood, bad breakfast, average room service food, rooms in a bad condition (guess they are renovating) AVOIDABLE...

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divrajjubbal, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are sad to hear your trip was not satisfactory. We do hope that you will give us another chance to extend our hospitality post our renovation. Kind regards, Divraj Singh Jubbal More

Bangalore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Shimla was our first stop in our hill station tour and Woodville was recommended by a friend. Our first impression was that it looked wonderful. It was a palace and it had royalty written all over it. We stayed in the deluxe rooms for 3 days and found the service just all right. The place is quiet and the food... More

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divrajjubbal, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for providing a review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to know you had a pleasant stay. We will incorporate your comments on service into our next training session. We do look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip. Kind regards, Divraj Singh Jubbal More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Our stay at Woodville was pleasant. The property really looks like a palace and is majestic. The rooms were nice and spacious and the service was prompt. Being our first stop in our hill station tour in India, I guess probably expected more from a hotel of this category. There was nothing wrong in particular, but I guess we just... More

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divrajjubbal, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments on TripAdvisor. We are grateful you had a pleasant stay and look forward to welcoming you back in future. Kind regards, Divraj Singh Jubbal More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Stayed 2 nights in a 'Deluxe' room - After looking through dozens of Shimla hotels with hygiene issues as per the reviews, we finally settled on Woodville Palace as it looked like the best option within our budget, but boy, was I disappointed! The good: - Vintage factor, since this is a former palace. The royal family's stuff and photos... More

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divrajjubbal, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for providing feedback on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that you appreciated our heritage. We are in the process of renovating our rooms and facilities and hopefully will be in time for your next visit. Kind regards Divraj Singh Jubbal More

Chandigarh, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Its a heritage property allright, but the maharaja's would have shot them for their shoody service! The morning tea take a good 90 mins to reach the room from the time a call is made to the kitchen, and calls reminding that an order was placed go ignored. Having said that, The property is by all means(all other means )... More

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divrajjubbal, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for providing comments on TripAdvisor. We have forwarded your feedback to our chefs and service staff. We take pride in our hospitality and were delighted to read your comments. We will look at improving our service. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Kind regards, Divraj Singh Jubbal More

Noida, India
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Stunning property nestled in the mountains.....This beautiful palace with an old world charm is a great place for a relaxing holiday. Very nicely appointed rooms. The Hollywood bar 1930’s, is a perfect place to have a glass of wine. Excellent service, all staff members are extremely polite & have impeccable manners. Perfect place for PEACE & QUIET, VIEWS & WALKS......... More

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divrajjubbal, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for providing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We were happy to read your kind comments. Your appreciation has been passed on to our staff. We do look forward to welcoming you back to your home in the Queen of the Hills. Kind regards, Divraj Singh Jubbal More

Baroda
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A very good Heritage Property and well maintained.Room was nice and tried to retain heritage look,bathroom was clean and good point was electric geyser was available in bathroom so no need for early rush to have shower because most of hotels have fix morning time for Hot running water.Staff were curt from reception to dinning hall but Halal Food was... More

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divrajjubbal, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for providing your kind comments on TripAdvisor. We are glad to read that you had a delightful stay at our property. We are located in an oasis in Shimla at a comfortable distance from the mall. We do look forward to welcoming you back in your home in Shimla. Kind regards, Divraj Singh Jubbal More

Ghaziabad, India
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It says a heritage hotel and charges a premium for the room rates, but except the palace exteriors the rooms are not at all palatial, they are not well maintained and the beds are not comfortable. i booked the hotel after seeing the good reviews at TA but was strongly disappointed with the quality of the stay. with the renovations... More

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divrajjubbal, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for providing your comments on TripAdvisor. We have taken into account your comments on our facilities. As mentioned by you, we are in the midst of renovating a portion of our property and hence the facilities mentioned are not running. We do hope that you would consider returning in the future once our product is ready.... More

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Address: Raj Bhawan Road, Shimla 173206, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Woodville Palace 3*
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Woodville Palace houses 31 rooms, inclusive of the royal cottage and royal suite, which have been tastefully decorated into theme rooms. In the tradition of most heritage hotels, no two rooms are alike in decor and yet they offer that same high quality service and comfort to the guests. ... more   less 
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