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Chapslee

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elegant house and surroundings.Charming host-great food.we felt we were special guests in the Raj era.The city and countryside are beautiful and well worth exploring.Old Simla offers many charms and good shopping also

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Northwood_Shimla, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am grateful. Chapslee, a very 'English/Scottish' house, was furnished in the 'hey-days' òf the raj. Both factors, combined make it a house of a by-gone e ! My grandfather's lifestyle which I experienced through my school going years, fascinated me. I vowed to perpetuate it as long as I could ! I am... More 

New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The old weathered wood at Chapslee tells many stories...of grace and elegance, unmatched hospitality and flawless service, years of history and an air of sophistication. There are no loud notes flowing out of its large beautiful windows, no harsh lights, no garish colours...just a soft glow and warmth that engulfs you the minute you roll up the cobbled drive way.... More 

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bharari, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Madam, what an absolutely wonderful and charming review, so tastefully worded and so well written. Thank you so much. It is reviews such as this that makes my 'labour of love' since 1976, when i first opened our doors to guests, so very worthwhile, and me personally, so very proud. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chapslee's history closely reflects that of Simla - intriguing, close to some key events and adventures, and yet very calming after the heat and tumult of the Gangetic Plain. We found the attentiveness of the staff, and charm of the owner, extremely impressive. The dexterity with which trays were presented - comprising fine bone china for bed tea, best crystal... More 

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Northwood_Shimla, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you,Sir, for your very kind words and the compliments. Many things that we take as a matter of course, are much appreciated, such as bone china bed tea service, and hot water bottles, or electric blankets. More 

Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here over Christmas and could not fault it. The service is exceptional and you are welcomed into the house as if it were your home. We were included in a beautiful meal with many of the owner's friends to celebrate Christmas. The hotel is close to the town and we completed a lovely walk to... More 

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Northwood_Shimla, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. It was a pleasure to have had you as a guest at Christmas. It is my endeavour to make every guuest feel that they are my personal guests. Do come again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

In 2006 I stayed at Chapslee after spending a month living in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the remote Spiti Valley, HP. I felt I deserved a treat after leading a very basic existence. I came to the right place. I was treated like royalty by Reggie and his staff.The lodgings were more than comfortable, the food was delicious and... More 

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bharari, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Hello Mrs C , Thank you so much for your very kind review of your stay at Chapslee and for all the compliments with regards to my establishment. It is reviews such as yours that make our efforts worthwhile. More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Staying at ‘Chapslee’ was truly a unique and memorable experience.   The heritage hotel, formerly the summer residence of the late honorable Raja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala, is now run by his grandson, Kanwar Ratanjit or ‘Reggie’ as he is more fondly referred.   One of the oldest homes in Shimla, with historical and political significance, it is conveniently located within walking distance to... More 

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bharari, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your charming review of my childhood home. I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit. It is my endeavour to make my guests feel at home and enjoy the life-style that was my grandfather's, which I promised myself I would perpetuate without compromise. I had no idea that one day it may come to... More 

Boone, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Our stay at Chapslee was beautiful. The graceful attendance of the staff, the monkeys playing and peeking in my window, the lovely gardens, the beautiful library with a wonderful selection of books, the fabulous meals (the jam was homemade) and the grace of the interior, all served to give us a feeling of what we wish to experience when we... More 

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bharari, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you for your very charming review of my childhood home. Guests such as yourselves who appreciate and enjoy what Chapslee has to offer are great encouragement. They make my endeavour worthwhile. For me, Chapslee is a labour of love; to maintain its interiors, its gardens, it's character, its ambience is all a pleasure which I like to share with... More 

Gloucestershire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I have just read reviews of recent stays at Chapslee and realised that nothing has changed since I last visited, but I then should not have expected it to. I too arrived with a bad stomach after 2 weeks in India and was treated with much sympathy and, more practically, offered khichdi at every meal to help me get better.... More 

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Thank Christine-abroad
Northwood_Shimla, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you for your charming review. I am so pleased to read what you have said in reference to 5 star hotels. It ismy endeavour that nothing will ever change at Chapslee........any replacements will always be in the same style and character. Thank you, Once again. More 

Swanage, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This was an unbelievable visit. We arrived by taxi from Delhi and struggled to find the entrance, the taxi drivers were keen to recommend alternatives, but we persisted, only to be met by Ratanjit Singh, waiting for us on the doorstep. Originally built by an English Doctor, this became a Maharaja's summer residence, unchanged since the 1930's and we were... More 

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bharari, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

ThanK you so much for your very kind response. I am so glad that my home and I, together were able to assist you to relive something of the past, a dying culture. When I inherited Chapslee I vowed that I would preserve it's life-style, it's ambience, it's warmth and charm. It's a great joy to learn that I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Chapslee, take a step back to a time when the Government of the day took respite from the searing heat and retreated to Shimla. Chapslee a grand old dame that lets you relive those decadent days in absolute style. We had the run of the house and were looked after as thou it was all ours. Within walking distance to... More 

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bharari, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind and pleasing review. The last line is extremely encouraging. I am much obliged. More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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Additional Information about Chapslee

Address: Chapslee, Shimla 171001, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Price Range: $469 - $590 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Chapslee Hotel Shimla
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
#5 Family Hotel in Shimla
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