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Delhi
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

What a fabulous ambience, the old glory shared with guests, big courtesy from owner Kunwar sahab. It's not a full scale hotel but a private heritage residence with limited number of luxury suites with facilities no hotel can provide. We appreciated the heritage interiors from colonial period clubbed with glorious history. Staff is super helpful specially alka and Krishna. We...

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Nazareth, Israel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second stay at this magnificent Heritage Hotel. I assure you it will be an experience you will talk about for months and reflect on for years. The grandson of the late Hon'ble Rja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala, known as "Reggie" has placed every ounce of his passion into this magnificent hotel. Reggie and his lovely wife Pronoti...

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Chapslee H, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very heartwarming review. Guests like you who are able to appreciate the nuances of true hospitality. Your recommendation to visitors ‘not to leave India before visiting Chapslee’ is a great compliment and I am very touched. Thank you, once again.

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as I arrived at Chapslee, I was enchanted. Kanwar Ratanjit Singh, the owner of Chapslee and who likes to be called Reggie is a perfect, welcoming host and speaks the most beautiful English rarely to be heard nowadays in the UK. Chapslee is magical and the attention to detail in every aspect is second to none. I loved...

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Chapslee H, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you for your heart warming review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Chapslee. It was my pleasure to host you. I so enjoy having guests who are so understanding and appreciative. Thank you ever so much.

Canterbury, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and cousin and his wife and i returned to India in 2006 as we we born there, and wished to follow the footsteps of our parents. We gave our travel agent a list of the places they had been to in their time in India in the 1930s/40s, with instructions that we see India through our parents eyes....

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Chapslee H, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind words. It was a pleasure to host you and have you to Share my house with me. Please do come again.

Reviewed 1 November 2016

Chapslee is one of the oldest estates in Shimla having been built between 1828 and 1835. It was built by Doctor Blake, a surgeon in the service of the British East India Company. Lord Auckland, Governor General of the East India Company Territories, was a resident of the adjoining Auckland House. Finding the accommodation insufficient, he took this property first...

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Chapslee H, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind words and the historical references. I do hope you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to your revisit.

Reviewed 25 October 2016

I had an excellent and very enjoyable stay at Chapslee. As well as being able to soak up the atmosphere of a bygone era in the opulent drawing and dining rooms with their antiques, chandeliers and family portraits, I enjoyed the excellent meals, the hospitality of Kanwar Ratanjit Singh, and the fact that, unlike in some heritage hotels, the whole...

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bharari, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you Sir, for your appreciation and the very kind words in which you have described Chapslee. I am particularly glad to note that you found the house comfortable, but also that everything worked !!! Permit me to say that it was my pleasure to have hosted you.

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 16 October 2016

If you are a fan of modern, corporate hotel experiences, then don't waste your time reading this review or any others about Chapslee. This place is not for you. But if you want to experience a look back into a gilded era of Indian history and enjoy true hospitality and fine dining, this is the place for you. My wife...

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Chapslee H, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you, Sir, for the most wonderful and heartwarming review. You can’t imagine how pleased I am by all you have had to say. I have no hesitation in saying that yours is perhaps the most extra ordinary review of all reviews that my guests have posted on Trip Advisor and I can’t thank you enough for the same. It...

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Chapslee is a beautiful home giving insight in to the glorious past of our nation. Once you reach there you straight way enter in to feeling of luxury and trance.A place or Palace with its originality very well preserved, place free from plastic, visiting this place is a whole new experience which can not be compared with any luxurious hotel...

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bharari, General Manager at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you, sir for your very kind words.I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit as much as I did hosting you . I hope you shall come again !!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I have stayed at Chapslee a number of times over the years. I have also visited Reggie for tea just to catch up with news of friends. He always makes us very welcome and it is always comforting to be back and savour this part of India and its history.

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Chapslee H, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind remark regarding Chapslee. It is always a pleasure to meet you whenever you come visiting, although our friend, the much beloved Moh Chandrapal Singh is no more. You know that you are most welcome at Chapslee whenever you wish to come.

Jaipur, India
Reviewed 24 September 2016

You don't realise how the day goes by at Chapslee, here the silence is so immense that you can hear a pin drop, yet it is so fulfilling that this silence soothes your nerves too. The notion of ‘time’ at Chapslee is fictional - Time ceases to exist here. From dinner served in silver plates and cutlery that transports one...

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Chapslee H, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you, Sir for your very kind review on Trip Advisor with regard to your stay at Chapslee. I am indeed indebted to you for the time that you spent with me at Chapslee and for our discussions on various subjects. I am so glad that the three days that you were with us were fruitful and that you enjoyed...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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Additional Information about Chapslee

Address: Chapslee, Shimla 171001, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Price Range: $703 - $827 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Chapslee Hotel Shimla
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
#5 Family Hotel in Shimla
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“All rooms are great...stay an one more day than your plans have scheduled!”
  • Breakfast Room
  • Enterance living room
  • Enterance living room
 of 5 bubbles MaynardImages, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There is a bedroom downstairs called The Pink Room which would be good for those with walking difficulties”
 of 5 bubbles EileenF712, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any room, all have history to them.”
 of 5 bubbles traceybalch, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the two downstairs rooms are interconnecting so kids can have a separate room”
 of 5 bubbles markwilson2016, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“It is good to have a view of the Himalayas”
 of 5 bubbles jamellmaria, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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