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Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Our stay was like a wonderful trip back in time. The home is a celebration of the history of Shimla and the Singh family. We felt pampered in a way that few experience in this day and age! We were on a tour package and specifically asked to upgrade our accommodation to the Chapslee and were very glad we did....

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Chapslee H, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind and pleasing review. I am so glad that you enjoyed the Chapslee experience and were able to ‘savour’ the history of Shimla through Chapslee’s life style.

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 29 January 2017

As soon as you reach Chapslee, you will be greeted by Kanwar Ratanjit Singh (fondly known as Reggie), a charming host and a perfect gentleman. A modest figure who regularly greets the tourists who flock to Chapslee, happy to answer all manner of questions from his visitors with time and courtesy. You will soon be wanting to know more about...

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Chapslee H, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

The life style at Chapslee takes one back a hundred years that is how my grandparents lived, as that was the style of the day. My wife and I made every effort to perpetuate the same, as the courtesy and grace of that period enticed one into a life of both leisure and pleasure. Thank you for coming to stay...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

What an unforgettable experience Chapslee is. Truly a step back in time with a marvellous host and staff. Deep snow and no electricity during our stay did not detract from the quality of service, such a contrast after the pace of Delhi. I cannot recommend it more highly.

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Chapslee H, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind and thoughtful review, of your exceptional experience being mired in snow, without electricity !! Very fortunately, the firewood lasted till after you had left. I cannot express my gratitude enough and thank you for taking in your stride or extra ordinary conditions that prevailed. In appreciation, your erstwhile host.

Chandigarh, India
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Reminds you of a different era with its colonial character. The staff were great and made our stay enjoyable with their prompt service.The city centre isn't far and easily accessible. But what makes this hotel special honestly is the colonial feel of it coupled with the service. Full marks to the management. Recommended hotel anytime

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Chapslee H, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you, Sir, for your very kind and complimentary review. I have done everything possible to keep 'Chapslee'I in its original condition ; the Décor, the style and flavour, the service, crockery, cutlery, glass, the very ambience........... I am só happy to learn that you have appreciated my effort.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Having seen this house in a documentary some years ago about the Kalka to Shimla railway it somehow stuck in my mind. Having decided to take a luxury break in India this year it came to light again when looking for accommodation. Booking was fairly straightforward and completed by email. The hosts are keen to know something about their guests...

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Chapslee H, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so pleased to learn that your stay at Chapslee was a memorable one and that you enjoyed the new year'se eve party. Incidentally, you looked very smart in evening dress !!!

Reviewed 20 January 2017

Chapslee is an amazing, very unique experience! It was awesome staying there through our 3 days holiday in Shimla. We were a group of 13, and took up the entire place. With 5 bedrooms and a couple of extra beds, it was a very comfortable stay. The rooms are huuugee with the furniture and fittings maintained in their old regal...

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Chapslee H, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your heart warming, wonderful review. I wish all my guests wrote in your charming style ! It was a pleasure hosting u all and I hope you shall come again .

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful stay we had at Chapslee despite the worse snow storm since 1991! Reggie and his excellent team couldn't do enough to make our stay memorable in his beautiful home, which is steeped in history and continues to provide first class service to all their guests. All the food is superb from the early morning tea served in...

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Chapslee H, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

I shall always remember you, your husband and friends, for your kindness, fortitude, sportsmanship and good humour. I am so grateful that you all put up with a grave sit -uation with such grace and understanding. What with masses of snow, no electricity, frozen water pipes ..... the firewood ran out just after you left !!!! Indeed, memorable.

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived in the sun and left in the snow with no electricity and little water. But what great staff at chapslee - we had blazing log fires and excellent food in spite of the difficulties. Even though we were cut off Reggie arranged a guide and porter to get us to the station for our train. We can't thank...

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Chapslee H, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you all stay with us. You were so accommodating and appreciative, despite being totally bogged dòwn In masses of snow, without electricity or water. Thank you for being so understanding. I hope you will come another time .... in the spring or even autumn and experience Shimla !!!

Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I enjoyed the hospitality, the interior decor and the overall beauty enhanced by the well maintained artefacts. The attention to details in terms of facilities in each room and a gracious service with a rich variety and well-cooked meals made me feel good.

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Chapslee H, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. When guests appreciate the trouble we take over detail, it is heart warming añd satisfying. I am grateful.

Reviewed 11 January 2017

We came here for a nostalgic trip in Shimla. Our stay at Chapslee has made it very special. We feel as a part of a royal family. Because of our warm and friendly host Mr. Reggie. Thanks for making us experience and feel our rich history and culture. You really made our trip very special. Thank you

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Chapslee H, Owner at Chapslee, responded to this review

I am so glad that your 2nd visit to Shimla was a memorable one. To experience our history and culture is very pleasurable. I feel very proud that my home has been the source of this fascinating experience to so many.

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Dry Cleaning
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Additional Information about Chapslee

Address: Chapslee, Shimla 171001, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Price Range: $334 (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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