Chapslee Hotel

Top choice homestay

in Shimla
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For the full Raj treatment, you can't beat this exclusive retreat crammed with chandeliers, tapestries, antiques and family portraits. Five supercomfortable bedrooms are available within the lavish family mansion of a raja's grandson who lovingly maintains the aristocratic flavour of bygone days. A huge gold-toned drawing room, monkeys playing on the lawn, impeccable service and fine meals all add to a memorable experience.

Chapslee is perched atop Elysium Hill on the northern edge of Shimla, within walking distance of The Ridge and The Mall. There's no sign – double back through green gates when you reach the Aukland School. The house, which dates back to 1830, was bought in 1938 by the Raja of Kapurthala, a Sikh-ruled princely state in Punjab. It still reflects a mixed British/Indian/European aesthetic favoured by Indian nobility in that era – and, unlike in some heritage hotels, everything still works perfectly!

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Quick description

Offering a children's playground and sun terrace, Chapslee Hotel, a heritage property is set in Shimla with views of mountains. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site. Some units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Some rooms have views of the mountain or garden. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries. A TV is offered. Bike hire and car hire are available at this homestay and the area is popular for horse riding. You can play tennis at this homestay, and the area is popular for cycling and hiking. The Mall Road is 900 metres from Chapslee Hotel, while Victory Tunnel is 1.5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Chandigarh Airport, 125 km from the property. The Railway Station is 2.5 km.

Important information

Please inform Chapslee Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions. Please note that the property is a heritage home functioning as hotel. The owner and family continue to live on the premises and share their home with their guests.


  • Family rooms
  • Kid meals
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • First aid kit available
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Hiking
  • Tennis court
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Tour desk
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Table tennis
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Parking
  • Trouser press
  • On-site parking
  • Darts
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Walking tours
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Packed lunches
  • Ticket service
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Access to health care professionals
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Evening entertainment
  • Internet services
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Sun terrace
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Free parking
  • Bridal suite
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Children's playground
  • Wifi
  • Garden
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Horse riding
  • Cycling
  • Invoice provided
  • Library
  • Cashless payment available


  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Newspapers
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking rooms


  • Business centre
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Laundry
  • Concierge service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • Car hire
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Vip room facilities
  • Shoeshine


  • Sauna
  • Massage


  • Free WiFi available


  • Valet parking
  • Private parking