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HPTDC The Chail Palace

Tehsil Kandaghat, Chail 173217, India
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HPTDC The Chail Palace
Ranked #4 of 10 hotels in Chail
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mohali, India
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Palace is a great property surrounded by beautiful pines and green environs. The weather is invariably enjoyable. Though the city does not have much to offer, but an overnight stay in the Palace is a unique experience. However, the cottages/huts on the same property are a different story altogether. 'STAY AWAY FROM THE COTTAGES' at any cost. They are... More

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New Delhi, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reviewing it one I am inclined to review it again due to completely different experience. Chail palace is very well located but becomes very crowded in summers. In lean seasons it really comes to life. Chail has good forest areas all around and also offers good bird watching opportunities. Chail Palace is not recommended for bird watchers. Last time... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

chail palace is actually converted in hotel. Thus it has rich quality of architecture,though the service is not up to the mark and the price of food and beverages is a bit high. still the quality is good. besides the hotel offers a haven of peace and serenity away from the bustle of the city which is the foremost advantage... More

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Mohali, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chail Palace as such is a very exclusive place to see. The surroundings with huge deodars are really enchanting. Himneel Block of the Chail Palace is a very good place at low budget. The rooms are pretty good with good open space in front.

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Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Yes you right, this hotel was used in 3 Idiots. Not remember ? When Sharman and Madhvan went to Javed Jafari palace in search of Ranchordas. The chail is better than Shimla because you'll get less crowed than Shimla. The Chail Palace was summer capital of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh. Chail at 2226 m was somewhat higher than Shimla. The Chail... More

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Nagpur, India
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you are visiting Chail then this is the place you must stay at. Managed by state tourism department, the palace is located inside thick greenery overlooking a beautiful valley with clear view of Shimla city. We stayed in the log huts which were really nice.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The palace service is very bad but Chail is a good place to visit, the weather was very nice, we went to Kali ka tibba , superb view from the mandir , we wanted to explore but there were too many monkeys all around the palace, the food was not good at the palace , there was a nice restaurant... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

It was like a ghost House nothing was there. The location was good but the architecture has not used it.. Kilometers far , there was nothing. It was like a Dangerous Ghost House.. Please don't go there and don't stay.. it is the wastage of money .. In the hotel there was the smell of ceiling. Specially the Maharaja Room... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

we stayed at this palace cum hotel for one night and 2 days. was a terrible experience in every way. we almost felt stuck without anything to do. the lawn is beautiful and the main attraction of the hotel. apart from that there is almost nothing to do. the palace looks absolutely haunted in night time. with huge number of... More

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San Jose, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I went just as winter was ending and had a great time. The service was excellent - much better than a private heritage hotel we stopped at first. The prices were very reasonable - we styed in the Maharani suite - so my impressions are based on that. Large spacious and comfortable rooms and bathrooms. Probably the best two person... More

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Address: Tehsil Kandaghat, Chail 173217, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Chail
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Hptdc The Chail Palace Hotel Chail
Hptdc The Hotel Chail

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The Palace is run by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. The Palace was built in 1891 by Maharaja of Patiala and is a Premium Heritage Property. Distance from Shimla to Chail is 45 km. The suites, rooms and cottages are sumptuously furnished with ornate and antique furniture with fire place. The Palace has a bar & multi cuisine restaurant. The Palace has a Billiards room and a tennis court. ... more   less 
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