It is an extremely lovely, clean, and comfortable hotel which is, surprisingly, very reasonably priced. I was amazed to see how pleasant this place was, especially in light of the price, and it exceeded my expectations in almost all aspects. The lively staff rightly complemented the remarkable cleanliness.
Although the hotel is small, yet the super-deluxe rooms, where I stayed, are BIG (totally worth the few extra rupees, trust me) and facing the valley, which make for a great view. I can’t comment on the restaurant as I was accompanied by a lazy company and ordered all our meals in the room. Once again, the hospitable room service led to a congenial ambience. A little anecdote - the owner happened to be present at the hotel and gave me his hard disk drive. We went on watching movies and shows in our rooms for hours at a stretch. Also, do order the coffee, it tastes heavenly.
The hotel can also arrange for the local transportation from the market if you ask. Personally, I felt that the taxi driver (that the operators had sent from the market) was charging unreasonably so I asked the hotel staff to intervene. The manager there used some of his tricks to bring down the price significantly. Thank you sir!
They also arranged a driver and an English guide to see the interesting sights in/around Chail, which, I was lucky to discover, is a rare and beautiful city.
NOTE: Chail is more of a walking destination. The scenic beauty, which is not at all polluted, is a rare thing to find in India and should enjoyed on foot. That being said, take my word for it, do visit the city, stay at this hotel, and be prepared to be pleasantly surprised.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CHAIL RESIDENCY, nestling in the shelter of virgin forests, at a height of 2250 m is accessible by road from Kalka via Kandaghat which is 32 km short of Shimla, on the Kalka-Shimla Highway. Set amidst scented forests of pine and deodar, Chail was the summer capital of the Maharaja of Patiala before Independence. The verdant forests near Chail are alive with many species of birds, barking deer, wild boar, pheasant. Chail is also famous for its highest cricket pitch in the world. CHAIL RESIDENCY has come up on the Kandaghat-Chail road, close to Chail town, in a sprawling scenic nature, splendour of invigorating clean air, lush green hills, quiet and peaceful surroundings to rejuvenate a new spirit, vigour and zest for life in a delightful mixture of regal and rustic simplicity. ... more less
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