Woodville Palace

Raj Bhawan RoadShimla171002India
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About Woodville Palace

Surrounded by four acres of pine forest in Himachal Pradesh, Woodville Palace offers refined accommodation in a former summer residence of the Jubbal royal family. Along with a travel desk, the hotel offers organised activities such as river rafting and horseriding.

Each of the hotel’s 27 spacious rooms and suites features balconies and decor and furnishings influenced by the art deco era. The vintage ambience is complemented by modern amenities such as satellite TV and phones.

Facilities at Woodville Palace include parking, laundry and room service. The property also has a 200-seat conference centre as well as a manicured lawn with a Mughal tent suitable for events.

The hotel’s restaurant, The Tiger Lounge, offers a multi-cuisine menu. Guests can also relax with a drink in the 1930s-style Hollywood Bar.

Despite its rural-like surroundings, Woodville Palace lies within a 15-minute walk of Shimla’s lively Mall Road. Other attractions within a short drive away include the Shimla Heritage Museum and Jakhu Temple Park.


Raj Bhawan Road, Shimla, 171002, India
Telephone: +91(011)46035500 | Fax: +91(011)46035528 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Bell service
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Great restaurant

One of the most frequently reported highlights at this hotel is the on-site restaurant. Guests have rated the quality of the food as excellent, feeling they were able to enjoy meals that were both delicious and authentic.

Clean rooms with views

Overall, guests have found the rooms at this property are clean. There are some reviews that contradict this but most guests have been satisfied by the standards on offer. Guests roundly appreciate the views from the rooms, describing the setting as peaceful and calming.

Appealing location

Guests consistently describe the location of this hotel as appealing. The hotel’s own description as being an oasis of calm within the city limits seem to ring true as, aside from being appreciative of the scenic surroundings, guests have found the easy access to the Mall and its amenities very convenient.

Negative Reviews

Maintenance could be improved

Reviews of this hotel suggest that the property, although typically kept clean, is not properly maintained. Guests tend to be of the opinion that a fair amount of money needs to be spent to bring the hotel up to the expected standards.

Property can feel cold

There is no central heating here, which may not be a problem over the summer but quickly becomes one over the winter months. Individual heaters can be supplied to the rooms but the reception and restaurant can feel icy cold according to guests.

Service can be hit and miss

Feedback about the standard of service offered at this Shimla hotel is a little mixed. While some guests have found nothing to complain about, others have been far less impressed. A particular problem seems to occur when an event is taking place and the staff is too busy to take care of regular guests.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 228 reviews across the web
7.7 /10
  • Expedia
    7.4 /10
  • Hotels.com
    7.4 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.6 /10
7.7 out of 10 based on 228 reviews