Chapslee House, Shimla
Our rating: Superior | Property style: Heritage Hotel
Originally built in 1830 and once the summer residence of the Hon'ble Raja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala, this charming house is now a beautiful family-run hotel. First established in 1976 by the Raja's grandson, the late Kanwar Ratanjit Singh, affectionately known as Reggie, the property is now run by Reggie's wife Pronoti who has successfully continued the 'Chapslee Experience', one that embodies the magic of true Indian hospitality in the heart of what is first and foremost a family home. Guests can marvel at the endless memories that decorate the property, snapshots of a bygone era and happy childhood memories, and learn not only about the family's history but also that of the house itself, one of the oldest in Shimla. Each room or suite comes with its own story, from the Red Room which was once the family nursery, to the Luxury Suite, once the living quarters of Reggie's grandfather. Guests will step back in time as they are treated to the truly unique 'Chapslee Experience', a dedication to what Reggie remembers as 'gracious living', which celebrates old hospitality traditions and the very best standards of service.
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