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The Elgin, Darjeeling

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The Elgin is the oldest heritage hotel in Darjeeling , built in 1887 it was the summer residence of the Maharajah (King) of Cooch Behar. The property was then leased and run by succession of British families the last being Madame Nancy Oakley . It was then acquired by Mr K.C Oberoi of the Oberoi family of Hoteliers fame in 1969 and has been run and managed by the Elgin Hotels & Resorts Chain to this day . The Elgin brand which now owns and operates 4 Heritage Hotels & Resorts in the region of Darjeeling & Sikkim is headed by its Managing Director Mr B.R Oberoi fondly known as Diamond Oberoi .
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A compact place centrally located. However the rooms are OK. Staff are very very helpful. The sitting area is very huge and well appointed. Food is also quite good. However the town of Darjeeling is not worth its reputation... very crowded, highly polluted and generally...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful 125 yr-old hotel (once the summer residence of the Maharaja of Cooch Behar ) in the heart of bustling Darjeeling, maybe a little more 'shabby' than 'chic' these days. Staff were lovely and helpful, and the rooms (if you get one with a view...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely fantastic hotel. The rooms are luxurious and clean. The staff is impeccable. The food was beyond belief. I would recommend this hotel whole heartedly!! The location is perfect and the views are dramatic.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this hotel from 17.10.2018 to 20.10.2018 and checked out today in the afternoon and so wanted to write a few lines. No doubt its one of the best properties in Darjeeling and it has maintained its old world british charm but following were...More

1  Thank Rhiju S
Response from ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, DarjeelingResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sir ! We thank you so much for your feedback and appreciation ! At the same time we apologise that we did not meet your expectations with regards to the breakfast and dinner buffets and set menus . I will be sharing your feedback...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old world charm, the staff, furniture, ambience .. all blended in well. Was a holiday palace for a Maharaja a one stage. On arrival you are greeted and ushered into the parlour and offered Cherry Brandy .Rooms are well appointed. The dining room has some...More

Thank ppbAustralia
Response from ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, DarjeelingResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sir / Madam! We thank you so much for your feedback and appreciation ! We will be certainly sharing your feedback with our team members in the hotel and they will be delighted to hear of your praise and wonderful feedback ! Once again...More

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31 October 2018|
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Response from PrathaDenmark | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have fireplaces but they also have air conditioning. I am not too sure of the cost but it is a real "don't miss" venue in Darjeeling
srihari k
9 September 2018|
Response from ElginGuestRelations | Property representative |
Dear Sir ! October is one of the best times to visit Darjeeling ! The weather is sunny and you will be able to see the mountains ! U can kindly call The Elgin Reservations at 033-40646300 or 22269878
8 March 2018|
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Response from ACL3112 | Reviewed this property |
No idea - hotel prices go up and down based on demand, the time of year, etc. What I do is the following: I check on a couple of websites (not the hotel) first to see what's on offer, after that I check with the hotel and... More
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"Most aspects are fine. However, ask for a room in the old original wing"
5 weeks ago
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"The more you pay, better the room and the view."
7 Oct. 2018
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"Rooms facing the Valley !!"
22 Aug. 2018
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"Request Front Garden view"
16 Jun. 2018
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USD 159 - USD 248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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