We stayed in Log Huts at Chail Palace.Well, it perfectly suited our idea of a holiday i.e a calm, serene , green and clean place. While many, especially with kids or older parents, may not prefer log huts as they are situated at a distance (at least a KM from the main palace building) with no room service facility. But if you are a young couple who love to take leisure walks amid a lush green forest and has no problem walking a few yards to take your meals, this place may attract you. There are Jungle treks in and around the property. Do not expect luxury in log huts, but all basic amenities are available like Hot Water, TV with DTH connection, full mobile and data card coverage, charging points and an attendant on call. Staff was courteous too. Bonfire can also be arranged for a lovely sit out during evenings. Mornings are amazingly beautiful. When we stayed there, we were only occupants among 5 Log huts. Honestly, at times it even felt spooky and eerie , especially while we came back at night after having dinner at palace complex! Some things which you may like to take along are a Hammock , candle, match box and lots of books to read! And yes, you should carry a stick (a bare tree branch or something) with you while traversing between palace and log huts to shoo away occasional stray dogs and monkeys, though they do not trouble much unless you are having food articles with you!
- 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 Kings Dining Restaurant (Serving Multi Cuisine Indian, Chinese, Continental & Himachali food),Royal Bar, Conference Hall Capacity 70 Pax Theatre style), Open Air Cafe Royal, Ayurveda Rejuvenation Centre, Guide for trekking, Lounge, Taxi on demand, Laundry facility,Gift Shop, Billiards, Badminton, Lawn Tennis, Intercom, Cricket, Table Tennis, Children Park, Doctor on call, Drive in with Parking Area, Instant Reservation of HPTDC Hotels and Luxury Coaches ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hptdc The Chail Palace Hotel Chail
- Hptdc The Hotel Chail
- HPTDC The Chail Palace Himachal Pradesh