Hotel Woodville Palace, Shimla


Hotel Woodville Palace is a luxury hotel located in the beautiful city of Shimla, India. The hotel offers a range of comfortable and well-appointed rooms, suites, and cottages that are designed to provide guests with a comfortable and luxurious stay. The hotel features a range of facilities including a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, and spa, which provide guests with an enjoyable and relaxing experience. The hotel also has a range of meeting and conference facilities, making it an ideal venue for business and corporate events. The hotel's location in Shimla offers guests easy access to the city's many attractions, including Mall Road, Jakhoo Temple, and Ridge. Hotel Woodville Palace is an ideal choice for travelers looking for a luxurious and comfortable stay in Shimla.

Hotel Woodville Palace is a luxurious heritage hotel located in Shimla, India. The Palace was the former summer residence of the Raja Rana of Jubbal, a pre-independence kingdom of the Simla Hill States. The hotel has a unique heritage appeal and a touch of royalty and romance. It is placed amid the deodar pine forest, with the Himalayas in the background. The palace is surrounded by 4 acres of greenery and is an oasis within the city limits. The hotel is a comfortable stroll from the main Mall Road.

The palace has a rich history, dating back to 1866 when it was purchased by William Rose Mansfield, the commander-in-chief of the Imperial British Army. It then turned into the official summer residence of the commanders-in-chief of India. In 1876, the property was bought by Mrs. Henrietta Ruth Maria Alexander, who leased the property for a span of 6 years to the Commanders-in-Chief of India. In 1882, the commander-in-chief shifted to Snowdon, which then became the official commander-in-chief's residence in Shimla till 1947.

After its closure as a part of the liquidation of its assets, the property was sold by Alliance Bank of Shimla in 1926 to His Highness Maharaja Sir Bhagvat Singh of Gondal State, Gujarat, Western India. He gifted the palace to Rani Leila Ba of Jubbal, his daughter in 1930. In 1938, the palace was demolished by Raja Rana of Jubbal State Sir Bhagat Chand and was turned into a stunning summer palace by putting in a sum of Rs 5000,000. The palace was the residence of the Jubbal royal family till 1977 and was then converted into a heritage hotel by his grandson, Raj Kumar Uday Singh.

Each room in the hotel has its own individual character and is inspired by the 1930s art deco era and personal artifacts of the family including a large number of photographs of Indian royalty. The hotel offers a range of facilities such as a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, and spa. The hotel also has a range of meeting and conference facilities, making it an ideal venue for business and corporate events.

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