We visited Chail in October this year. We had our primary booking in another hotel (Grand Sunset) however shifted to Chail Residency after a day. A pathetic experience at the sunset forced me to do so (I'll prefer not to talk about that now).
Now coming to the credit Chail Residency deserves. On stepping in the hotel you find that the hotel is not very commercial and has a unique homely touch to it. The check in process was fast, simple and sweet. We choose the super deluxe accommodation and it was surely 'super'. The rooms are large and spacious. Bigger than rooms in a 5star as well!
My wife and I literally spent two days in the room balcony overlooking the beautiful valley. The staff doing the room service and house-keeping etc were quite courteous and always had a smile and sweet voice for you while talking to you. Only problem was that it was a little slow for some reason. The food tasted good with those masalas in it. Even enjoyed interacting with the manager at the hotel lobby in the evening. The old chap is a very humble and cheerful fellow!
Long story short. Choose this hotel if you prefer service, smile, room quality and the homely treatment instead of commercialized hotels
- 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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