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Woodville Palace

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Raj Bhawan Road, Shimla 173206, India
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Ranked #28 of 96 Hotels in Shimla
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Trenton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Cape Town, South Africa
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12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Divraj J, Owner at Woodville Palace, responded to this review

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 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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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 

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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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