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“Wonderful experience, courteous service and splendid hospitality!”
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Chapslee
Ranked #4 of 112 Hotels in Shimla
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Canterbury
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112 reviews
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“Wonderful experience, courteous service and splendid hospitality!”
Reviewed 20 September 2011

A small group of us stayed at Chapslee last September, and it was the highlight of our tour of the region.We were greeted by the owner on our arrival and led to our elegant rooms in this splendid house which is a time capsule from a different era. Every aspect of our stay was delightful. The food was excellent and was served with great style in the atmospheric dining room. I would thoroughly recommend Chapslee for couples or small groups looking for upmarket accomodation in Shimla.

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Kintbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

What a wonderful and grand place to stay, and walking distance from the centre of Shimla. You can almost imagine what it was like in times gone by. If I ever go back to Shimla, I will certainly stay there again; well worth a visit, with great hospitality from the owner.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

I have travelled all over India from north to south and stayed in some of the most famous and luxurious hotels but Chapslee is my absolute favourite. It is a step back in time into the India of the Raj. You have your own butler!!!! The food is great and plentiful. The service is fantastic. They make you feel so at home. The house and the gardens are snuggled into the centre of Shimla and it is such a peaceful place to sit in the garden and have your tea with the company of all their beautiful dogs, whilst the surrounding roads are crammed packed with hooting cars and lorries. A perfect place for a honeymoon as there is also so many great places to experience including the Residency and trip on the narrow gauge railway.

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  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

My wife, son (7 yrs old) and I had the privilege to stay with Mr. Singh for a few days in April 2010.
We make an annual trip to visit my in-laws in Delhi (we live in Washington D.C,) and try to always take a small side trip. We love the mountains and decided for Shimla in HImachal Pradesh. A friend in DC, who grew up in Delhi, told us he had the fondest childhood memories of staying at the Chapslee. We went with his advice and have now formed our own memories.
I have flashbacks, 15 months later, of a sumptuous dinner with the Maharaj, my son playing the piano in the grand drawing room, morning tea, the playful dogs, the short walk to the town center and the long walks in nature, the VIceroys' residence, ... the views...

Front and center is the Maharaj, a most interesting, generous and warm man.
‘THE HOUSE IS THE STUFF OF DREAMS. HOWEVER, IT IS THE HOSPITALITY, THE GENEROSITY, THAT IS ALMOST UNIMAGINABLE.

Thank you, thank you, thank you from the Khemani-Martinez Family!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

We were a party of six friends and had travelled all the way from London: Chapslee was just the tonic we needed, everybody was instantly revived and won over. A Maharaja's Summer Palace, faded perhaps, but its charm and the opportunity to partake of life in a bygone age, are real indeed. We were waited on and treated as guest's of the Maharaja in his own home. A unique and wonderful experience! Don't miss it!

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  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

Inspired by the bbc's 'Indian Hill Railways' tv programme we took a detour on our Golden Triangle holiday to India and boarded the Toy Train to Shimla. At Chapslee we encountered warm hospitality in beautiful surroundings. Breakfast in the garden was a delight. Certainly a highlight of our trip.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

The Chapslee was wonderful, the service amazing and the setting glorious. The food was also delicious. Our group of 6 friends had four of the rooms and they were all unique. Thank you for a super start to our 3 week trip to India.

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  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Chapslee

Property: Chapslee
Address: Chapslee, Shimla 171001, India
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Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
#5 Family Hotel in Shimla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Chapslee Hotel Shimla

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