I would really say that this is one the best govt managed (HPTDC) hotel nearby Shimla. The hotel is very well located within huge forest land (and will provide the needed serenity) you need from hill vacations.
Chail itself is far from hassles of Shimla or any city and this hotel is gem of the town. You can also visit it as tourist place (being palace of Maharaja) and see king/queen suites etc. There is huge well maintained lawn outside hotel where you feel good to spend time in sunny afternoons.
I stayed there in log huts with family (nice way of getting exposure to camping) its walking distance from hotel within it's complex and worth experience. Only issue is that you need to come to hotel for your meals and mainly for dinner it's dark and cold.
Only issue I had there was restaurant service, it was not so fast since in such a cold and nice climate you feel like eating something special but the choices were limited and service time was very slow which makes to wait for too much time sitting on tables. It's really worth visiting this place, hotel and if possible stay in log huts ...!!
- Also Known As:
- Hptdc The Chail Palace Hotel Chail
- Hptdc The Chail Palace Hotel
- Hptdc The Hotel Chail
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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