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Woodville Palace

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Raj Bhawan Road, Shimla 173206, India
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Ranked #27 of 95 Hotels in Shimla
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
A380ER Mumbai (Bombay), India
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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cochin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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New Delhi, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the hotel for a night and toured the property extensively. The main building is stunning and magnificent. The old world charm is very evident and one can feel it once you walk in. The hollywood bar is a cosy intimate corner of the hotel and a place where you can spend hours sipping a single malt. Very few... More

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divrajjubbal, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Bhargava, Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour of our property. We take pride in preserving our heritage to provide a unique experience to our guests. We do look forward to hosting you in the future. Kind regards, Divraj Singh Jubbal More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Maybe we expected to much from the place since it looked truly amazing on pictures. We arrived by the beginning of august, slightly off season at the end of an amazing one month journey through the great north west of India. The staff from the beginning appeared to be not very friendly or welcoming, and the bathroom of our deluxe... More

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divrajjubbal, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you for providing feedback on TripAdvisor. We apologize for not meeting your expectations on your stay at our property. We have taken the feedback into account and worked on our services as a result. We do hope that you would give us another opportunity to extend our hospitality in the near future. Kind regards Divraj Singh Jubbal More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Woodville holds special memories for me for I stayed there with my parents 2 years ago and I came back this June to escape the summer heat of Punjab. I am glad to say that the staff remembered me and went out of their way to be of any assistance. If you prefer old style colonial charm combined with a... More

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divrajjubbal, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted to learn that you had a nice break on your second visit to our property. We do look forward to your next visit to the Queen of the Hills. Kind regards, Divraj Singh Jubbal More

east coast
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95 reviews 95 reviews
69 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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divrajjubbal, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your comments on TripAdvisor. We were sad to hear of your experience. We are in the process of renovations in a phased manner and have 3 rooms which have been completed this month. We do hope you try our new rooms in the future. Kind regards, Divraj Singh Jubbal More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

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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divrajjubbal, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for providing your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. Please accept our apologies for the short coming during your stay. We have taken measures to ensure your comments have been addressed. We have passed on your positive feedback to the chefs. We do hope you will give us an opportunity to extend our true hospitality in future. Kind... More

Gurgaon, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Auckland
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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

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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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