Woodville Palace

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Woodville Palace has an impressive history dating right back to 1866 when Sir William Mansfield, Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Army became the first resident of this charming and picturesque estate. It was later acquired by His Highness Maharaja Bhagvat Sinh of Gondal State in Western Indian as a gift for his daughter, Rani Leila Ba of Jubbal State. Her husband, Raja Rana Sir Bhagat Chand tore down the old structure and constructed a new building in 1938. Hundreds of expert artisans were commissioned to ensure the highest quality of craftsmanship. Rajkumar Uday Singh, grandson of the Raja Sahib opened a part of the mansion as a small hotel in April, 1977. Today, the palace is one of the classiest places to stay in Shimla.

Shimla, located at 7000 ft is among India's most popular hill stations and is gateway to lesser known and less populated hill stations of Kufri, Chail and Narkanda.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 décor and yet they offer that same high quality service and comfort to the guests.

* 28 rooms, including royal cottage and suites
* Telephone in rooms
* Television with satellite channels in rooms
* Running hot and cold water
* Indian, Continental and Regional cuisine
* Major credit cards accepted
* Tennis, billiards, table-tennis and badminton
* Doctor on call
* Golden Tiger Lounge with a galaxy of photographs signed by Hollywood stars of the gracious era of the '30s
* Green lawns
* Car parking