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Woodville Palace

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Raj Bhawan Road, Shimla 173206, India
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Ranked #26 of 96 Hotels in Shimla
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
LauraDee27 Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Stayed in Shimla for 3 nights at the start of a trip to Himachal Pradesh and the Punjab. This place was built as a summer house in the 1930s and at the end of October it's pretty chilly indoors. Rooms heated by some pretty fearsome electric fires. Our room was rather drab and the hot water system is very primitive.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for providing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you liked our location, cuisine, and service. We do not provide central heating at the moment as we do not want to weaken our structure but can assure you that the electric heaters are safe and effective. We do look forward to visiting you on our... More 

Brampton, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Arrived at hotel around 10:00 pm but staff was not happy.it was almost like why did you come over. Had a sandwich as it was late for dinner so we stayed in restaurant for 1 hr but around 10:45 was already gone and did not even say anything. Even at reception no one was there. It deserted and had to... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your comments on TripAdvisor. We are glad that we were able to provide a room which met your expectation after the initial day. Buffet breakfast is offered depending on occupancy, but if included in the package you would have a choice from the complete al a carte menu. Our bar is open year round... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

during our long trip we made a pit stop to recuperate at shimla at this beautiful hotel and was well worth it.. the location is ideal close to the main street of shimla but also has lush open space for you to walk around or just relax in the peace and quit.. the rooms are cozy and comfortable with friendly... More 

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Dear Sir, Thank you for taking time to post on TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your vacation at Woodville Palace Hotel. It is our endeavour to create a haven within the city limits. We do look forward to seeing your soon in the Queen of the Hills. Kind regards Divraj Singh Jubbal More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

the building and the accommodations along with the grounds is the main draw of the property. owned by a Maharaja family the ambiance and decor take u to early 20th century india. the food and service are good. the front office staff especially helpful. nice place to getaway for a long weekend from delhi.

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for providing your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. We were delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are a great year-round escape from city life. We do look forward to welcome you again, perhaps in the sunny winters. Kind regards Divraj Singh Jubbal More 

cochin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place was greatly recommended by our friends but truly the first impression what anybody will get is that why is this hotel so overpriced.We saw maybe all the rooms but didn't like any,so if you are selecting between Cecil and Woodville as the prices are similar better go for the first,then again you will wonder why is the restaurant... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to provide comments on TripAdvisor. We are glad you liked the old world charm. Your kind word on our food has been passed on to our chefs. We are in the process of renovating our property in a phased manner and would love to welcome your back in the future. Kind regards Divraj... 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*
Number of rooms: 30
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