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Wed, 28 Mar – Thu, 29 Mar (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
Near Raj Bhawan, Shimla , 245877 | Show on Map
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Woodville Palace is located on Raj Bhawan Road, in proximity to the interstate bus terminal and railway station. The hotel was originally the residence of Sir William Mansfield and was later acquired by Maharaja Bhagvat Singh of Gondal State, whose son-in-law reconstructed it in 1938.
The palace is set amid lush green gardens and features 31 rooms that are classified as Deluxe and Imperial Rooms and Majestic Suites. All rooms and suites are equipped with satellite television, telephone, coffee/tea maker and an en-suite bathroom with continuous supply of water.
Imperial Rooms and Majestic Suites additionally have a hair dryer. The House of the Rising Sun is the multi-cuisine restaurant, which features glass walls and ceilings. Garden Caf, another dining facility at the palace, invites guests to enjoy a casual luncheon.
Among other in-house amenities, there is a banquet hall by the name Imperial and a bar, Hollywood Bar 1930s. For hosting corporate events, the palace offers its conference room, which provides beautiful views of apple orchards.
Being at Woodville Palace, guests can play billiards, table tennis and badminton or head outdoors for a leisurely stroll through the nearby trails. They can also pay a visit to the on-site library that is stacked with books on different genres.
On their request, the palace can arrange outdoor activities like river rafting and horse riding. Woodville Palace offers facilities like currency exchange, car rental, doctor-on-call and internet access. There is a travel desk within the palace, which helps guests in planning a trip to the famed destinations of the city.
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by Shruti Bhati on Apr 20,2015
by Mr. Bipin on Jan 29,2015
What's Good: Woodville is a 15 minute pleasant walk from the Mall road. The hotel, a former palace , exudes an aristocratic air. The exteriors are well maintained. The interiors, however, are grim and in a state of disrepair. The wooden tiles need replacement . The toilet had a tile missing . The quality of food and service is far from being Upto the standard and expectations. The quality of bread, and egg preparations are average. Besides, the room service is very reluctant to serve food in the room. They keep on insisting to eat their 'buffet' breakfast and dinners. All in all, if you looking for a very good experience, At the price, you might be disappointed.
by PUNEET on Jan 27,2015
What's Good: Fantastic experience with family, staff is very hospitable. They arranged our trip to Narkanda which was much better than a routine trip to Kufri. The food quality was good as well. The lighting in rooms can be better along with better amenities in the restrooms.
on Jan 12,2015
What's Good: great view, good service & good staff.
by Sheeba on Oct 23,2014
by Atul on Jun 16,2014
What's Good: Good property, bad service, average food. Pros - proximity to the mall (15-20 mins walk), away from the crowd Cons - bad service, staff never smile :), rooms are in bad condition (guess they are renovating), breakfast was really bad, room service food was just average
by Woody56 on March 13, 2018
Easy check in to the hotel after a long trip. Very friendly staff. House old colonial with a great feeling about it. Lovely big room (108) on second floor. Weather was quite cold at night but portable heaters in the room made it comfortable. Very comfortable bed. Super king made up from two mattresses and separate bedding. Comfy mattresses. Big bathroom but cold and worse of all the shower was poor. Very little water flow and not controllable between hot and cold - this really could have been much better. House very old fashioned in many ways. Great to see all the old photos and pictures which gave the place a great ambiance. The bar was quiet when we were there but good job because I got the last tonic at about 7.30pm! This staff were really nice but the lack of tonics and some other drinks was indicative as to how the place was run - slightly disfunctional. Having said that we really liked it and enjoyed our stay. There was a wedding party on our second night which added to our enjoyment - great to see. It is also an easy walk to the town but be warned it is easy to take the wrong path back on the way back as there are multiple paths at different levels up the hill - however we had an adventure! Please dont be put off by my comments - the Woodville Palace is overall a very pleasant experience which we will fondly remember.
by rohitparashar on March 1, 2018
There are rooms in the main building, as well as there are small cottages which are little bit away from the main building. People who want a secluded place may take those cottages. Rooms could have been better as far as interiors are concerned. Park in the front is good for early morning walk as well as the restaurant down there is good for breakfast. Overall a pleasant stay, nice property, but needs some maintenance.
by Kitta2 on February 21, 2018
Nearly 8 hrs drive from Delhi, arrived at this British Colonial looking palace turned to hotel which is located away from Shimla city's hustle/bustle. Only palace in Shimla and it belongs to one of the Raja family in Himachal who lives in the hotel. Spacious but basic rooms. Wall paper peeling off. Bathroom mirror covered with stains. Shower not working properly. Needs uplifting. Sooner the better. Limited choice for breakfast buffet , Dinner buffet on the first day was delicious. 15 min walk to the Mall Road and Gaiety cinema. Lovely garden with trees to walk around also nice walk down the quiet avenue. Ample parking space. Massive collection of rare pictures of royals and paintings hanging on each wall. It's pity a property like this going down. An experienced architect will turn this to a good shape in no time.
by rajeshparkar on January 17, 2018
We family of 4 members Husband + Wife + 2 boys (13yrs & 7yrs) stayed in this property for 3 nights from 12-Jan-2018 to 15-Jan-2018. We like the property and very customer friendly service. The staff welcome us with smile when we reached to hotel. On day one they lit up the fire in out room which is complementary. Then I received the call from reception for dinner. All three days they serve us with excellent gesture. Room is specious and interior is like traditional old style. Bathrooms is clean. Also they allow us to seat in various other room even with kids. The hotel is walkable to mall road. We enjoyed every moment of stay in hotel. Thanks to all the staff for serving delicious and tasty food.
by Subha_9 on December 29, 2017
Stayed here for two days in the mid of December 2017. Pros: - The hotel exudes the heritage feel - Property is well maintained - Friendly staff - Little away from the hustle bustle making it a very peaceful stay Cons: - The interior of the room is shabby (strike contrast to the lobby, dining, and common areas.There's room for improvement. - Breakfast quality could be improved
by rajeshparkar on January 16, 2018
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