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WelcomHeritage Woodville Palace Shimla
Ranked #27 of 112 Hotels in Shimla
Bengaluru, India
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Cold storage!”
Reviewed 29 August 2012

Went with family last dec for the Christmas weekend. The ambience was splendid. Food was well cooked adn well served. The bonfire at night in the fireplace was beautiful. Regretfully though, once the fire wentout, the room heater was no match for the cold - 2degreesC.! we were also unaware that it snows only in Jan in Shimla. and that too furhur north. Roads are narrow, going any furthur north for seeing snow is difficult as the roads are unpredictable. No adventure activity guide available. Might be a good summer holiday I guess, Roads will get better soon. Medical services are good, dont miss a walk to "the mall". Kids loved the frozen Ice skating rink! and the horses were beautiful too.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Hotel is a great stay if you want to be away from hustle and bustle of shimla. It is 15-20min walk to mall road so if weather is good one can always walk to the mall very easily. Structure and gardens are excellent. Service and foodwise hotel is average as most heritage hotels in India.
Bathrooms are just usable badly maintained. Rooms are good. Best thing to do is to sit in the gardens in the evening or just walk around.Hotel feels like a museum and artifacts and photographsdisplayed are awesome, giving an excellent feel of the era.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

I was referred this hotel by a colleague. This property by far has the most tranquil surroundings with a royal feel. There are innumerable pictures taken in the 19th and early 20th century which have been framed and kept all over the hotel. Looking at those pictures will take you back in time and gives you a sense of the glorious past of this palace. What also works in its favor is that it’s just a 10 - 15 minutes walk to the Mall road from this property.

A place to stay if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet don’t want to be too far away from it.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Atlanta
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

We stayed at the Woodville Palace in June 2012. Beautiful, calm hotel with a lot of history. The hotel grounds are very nice and staff super courteous. Service was great and location perfect if you want to be away from the touristy hustle bustle. We loved the evening outdoor BBQ! Food was delicious!

The rooms and ameneties are very basic, no frills! They can make it a little more upscale by addind some extra things. Guests take used plates to the buffet which is a turn off.

Recommendation for hotel managemnt: -have some music outside to add to the ambience! It willl also attract more guests to join in.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Kolkata, India
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

I had selected this property after reading reviews & consulting my Friends In Shimla. No doubt Hotel has lived up to Expectations.
On check-in faced issues as Booking was for Imperial Room but was downgraded to deluxe room, on making some noice at reception was upgraded to Suite.
Hotel gives you felling of living in a Palace & is situated away from Hustle & bustle of Mall Road. Hotel is quite & you will love to give yourself some time sitting in garden enjoying a cup of hot tea. Stay was excellent, rooms are spacious & clean.
Buffet is served for Breakfast & Dinner and hos good variety & food is tasty.
Staff is helpful & courtageous.
Would recomended hotels to all my friends who would like to spend some quality time with their Family.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about WelcomHeritage Woodville Palace Shimla

Property: WelcomHeritage Woodville Palace Shimla
Address: Raj Bhawan Road, Shimla 171002, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 112 Hotels in Shimla
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,972 - ₹ 7,770
Hotel Class:3 star — WelcomHeritage Woodville Palace Shimla 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Woodville Palace houses 31 rooms, inclusive of the royal cottage and royal suite, which have been tastefully decorated into theme rooms. In the tradition of most heritage hotels, no two rooms are alike in decor and yet they offer that same high quality service and comfort to the guests. ... more   less 
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