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For the full Raj treatment, you can't beat this lavish mansion where the Raja of Kapurthala's grandson lovingly maintains an aristocratic lifestyle of bygone days. From its huge gold-toned drawing room to the five super-comfortable bedrooms, the exclusive retreat is crammed with chandeliers, tapestries, antiques and family portraits. Impeccable service and fine meals add to a memorable experience.

Chapslee is perched atop Elysium Hill on the northern edge of Shimla, within walking distance of the Ridge and Mall. The house, which dates back to 1830, was bought by the Raja of Kapurthala, a Sikh-ruled princely state in Punjab, in 1938. 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!

Rates include morning bed tea. You can book via the website or through Shimla Walks.

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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 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.
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.
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.
Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

Features of Chapslee


  • Parking
  • Tennis court
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Bridal suite
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Children's playground
  • Table tennis
  • Darts
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Library
  • Hiking
  • Packed lunches
  • Cycling
  • Tour desk
  • Horse riding
  • Ticket service
  • Wifi
  • Sun terrace
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Trouser press
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Evening entertainment
  • On-site parking
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Kid meals
  • Secured parking


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


  • Sauna
  • Massage


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


  • Valet parking
  • Private parking


  • Free WiFi available