Chapslee offers five elegantly appointed suites with the Luxury Suite, the Deluxe Suite and the “Red Room” on the first floor, and the “Pink Room” and the “Yellow Room” at ground level. It has three sitting areas that include the Hall, the “Gold room” and the beautifully appointed formal drawing room. Adjoining the drawing room is a cozy library cum card room. The dining room, with a beautiful, “English Oak” table can seat fourteen persons and the exquisitely carved round table in the dining alcove, another six. Adjoining is the afternoon tea room, or the conservatory. Chapslee also offers a terraced garden, a tennis court and a lawn for garden parties and playing croquet.
Chapslee is renowned for its cuisine, the hallmark of the royal ‘House of Kapurthala’. Exotic dishes from the palaces of Awadh such as, ‘Aam ka Pulao’, ‘Pulao Murg Naranj Dumpukht’, ‘Avadh ka Korma’, ‘Aloo Bukhara Gosht’, ‘Lahasun ki Kheer’, are some of the more famous creations which have been perfected at Chapslee and form part of its culinary repertoire. Continental cuisine such as Consomme Julienne, Roast Mutton, Fish Meuniere, Crepe Suzettes and Mango Souffle are popular fare. Anglo Indian Cuisine…. now a rarity, also finds pride of place at Chapslee with Daal Soup, Glace Chops, Becti Mauli, Steamed Ginger Pudding and Baked Rice Pudding being some of the treasures that have survived.
Chapslee echoes a lifestyle which is now a thing of the past. ‘The Chapslee Experience’ has been described by many as ‘extravagant and gracious’, as also ‘thoughtful, meticulous and tasteful in every detail’. Chapslee has been acclaimed for its ‘unstinting hospitality’ and ‘uncompromising standards of service’. An ambience of gentility and finesse pervades the air which is personified by the exemplary and courteous conduct of the staff. Bells to call ‘room service’, bed tea served in fine bone china, dinner in an old fashioned dining room with gloved bearers, fire places with log fires to take the chill away, beautifully adorned tray tables with silver tea services for evening tea, whisky, Gin and Tonic served in cut glass decanters and hot water bottles or electric blankets to warm the beds, are some of the many elements which have endeared our guests over the years to the warmth and gracious hospitality at Chapslee.