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HPTDC The Chail Palace

| Solan, Chail 173217, India
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Chandigarh, India
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a drive and some good food to the hotel and the property is majestic. I liked the tall ceilings and big well maintained lawn. The food quality and service can be improved but the overall feel of the place is peaceful, enriching and majestic. Enjoyed my day spend

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Chail, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nothing much to do there. But the place is good to spend a lazy afternoon. The restaurant staff is courteous and food is good...Tried the anardana chicken and the chicken was well cooked . I good place to go to spend 2-3 hrs out of regular activity at town

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having decided to stay at Chail palace was probably one of the high points of my Himachal visit. One must not miss the opportunity to stay here if visiting Shimla. The place is 3.5 hours drive from Chandigarh and 1.5 hours from Shimla. The palace is not comparable to Fort palaces of Rajasthan but in it's own might, you can't... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a landmark in Chail... big mansion with a huge garden... it has nice bar and restaurant... food quality and taste is good... cant comment on rooms since we didnt stay here. However, the only drawback is that this place is infested with monkeys... its a nuisance...can't eat or carry anything outside...big problem...

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India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace and the location is good...but you cannot enjoy much outside with food or even tea as the place is infested with monkeys...you cannot eat or sit outside as they attack you . Staff helps is keeping the monkeys away... There is serious issue with the taxi/ cab drivers. We had to complaint to hotel and taxi stand manager... More 

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Ludhiana, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chail palace is a large property run by himachal tourism.It is good for excursion but if you want to stay here don't book himneel block or huts.No room service except water and tea in huts and himneel.Small rooms and dirty mats is all you will get in himneel block.Opt for rooms in the palace. Big and well maintained lawn.Good restaurant.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having Stayed here on my honeymoon 29 yrs back when this property was blooming & it was an prestige to stay here specially for a couple from mumbai to discover the palace tucked away @ 6900 ft. the stay then was memorable. visisting it afrter 29 yrs the 1st suprise came when we are asked to pay Rs 100 per... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disclaimer: we were based in shimla, and visited chail palace on a day trip by taxi, because it is listed as a tourist to-do spot on all lists. Chail Palace is described in brochures as having "stunning architecture" and a must-see for tourists. This is absolutely off the mark, to the point of being lies. The architecture is pedestrian, and... More 

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India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at this property in January. I must say... this Palace is luxury and will take you back to era gone by. This Property is now converted into a hotel, but every effort has been made to retain its royal touch and that too with modern facilities. I got an opportunity to see their highest category room as well.... More 

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Punjab, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as family group and stayed at Himneel block, wooden cottages. wonderful place with good lawns. But we experienced bad service at restaurant. Quality and quantity both were lower when compared to prices.

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