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The Elgin, Darjeeling

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08/06/2017 09/06/2017
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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Elgin Darjeeling is a quaint property which pulls you into its past with its brocade and antiques and black and white photos. The staff was warm and welcoming and went out of their way to make us comfortable. My son had a stomach upset while staying here and the entire staff from manager to chef was particularly helpful.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

It was perfect family stay there, beautiful views of snow covered mountains from my window was an absolute bliss.Stay was provided with nice service and delicious food at restaurant.We have enjoyed at best.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of the property is good but barring six rooms the views are blocked. Only few rooms offer a reasonably good view of the mountains and sunset. The staircases are narrow and difficult for the senior citizens in general. The tea lobby on the ground floor is very attractive particularly with the fire places on in the evening time....

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with the Elgin properties in Kalimpong and Pelling . As The Elgin Darjeeling was built in 1887 and the town of Darjeeling has grown around the property the views are being compromised...

west australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and found it hard to fault..staff were very helpful and more than friendly. The menu could have been a little more Western friendly, but was satisfactory. The only thing we could fault was as we were leaving, the staff hung around as if they were expecting a tip each....we did tip one...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us especially the classic feel of the property and the service and amenities . We are also happy to let you know that we will soon open the doors of our...

Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we did not stay at this hotel we walked in one afternoon after walking through the pouring rain. We arrived into this beautifully decorated, heritage hotel. We stopped for a cup of tea to warm up. We were brought a large pot of Darjeeling tea as well as a three-tiered tea tray with an assortment of muffins and cookies....

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Guest ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your afternoon tea with us in the tea lounge . Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travel back in time at this hotel, very English atmosphere, cozy ! Nice choice of food,if you are lucky you may get served by Ashok, service with a smile. Location is great, quiet yet close to shops. Resident dogs Sky & lillian were cute ! Live piano in the dinning hall adds to the charm.

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us especially the classic feel of the property and the service and amenities . We are also happy to let you know that we will soon open the doors of our...

Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent hotel with a strong emphasis on service. Clearly offering an experience of the Raj with quality Victorian/ Edwardian furnishings throughout. Small but pleasant grounds. Friendly helpful staff. Dinner was excellent

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us especially the classic feel of the property and the service and amenities . We are also happy to let you know that we will soon open the doors of our...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Hotel was made during the times of British rule and you can feel the history around us as you move through the Hotel. The Hotel is made out of timber so in the rooms while walking you might hear some noises as the wooden planks bends a bit, overall its a good place to stay as it is very...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us especially the classic feel of the property and the service and amenities . We are also happy to let you know that we will soon open the doors of our...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 5 days with my family. Gives a true heritage property feel. The staff, be it restaurant staff, or the front desk, is extremely helpful - ready to help with a smile. Had ordered lunch as late as 1700 hrs. The same was provided with a smile and the waiters fussed over us urging us to eat well. Dinner/breakfast...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed our guest expectations,...

Mumbai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a beautiful scenic stay in Sikkim, when we entered Darjeeling, the first impression was not a great one. It's super crowded and not even clean. When we entered Elgin, that too seemed to be constructed in the middle of tooo many houses and buildings. A promised upgrade wasn't delivered and we were told the hotel has just one suite...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and apologise that we could not upgrade you to a suite room due to no availability at the time , we are also sorry to know that you were not happy with the views , however we are happy to let you know that we...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 . ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Elgin, Darjeeling

Address: 18 HD Lama Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling District > Darjeeling
Price Range: $221 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elgin, Darjeeling 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Elgin Darjeeling Hotel Darjeeling
Elgin Hotel Darjeeling
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Darjeeling
#2 Spa Hotel in Darjeeling
#6 Family Hotel in Darjeeling
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“Ascertain views from the room before checking in.”
AsisBandyopadhyay, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“If you do not like climbing stairs ask for lower level room”
73kirang, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose the rooms in the front of the hotel to get a good mountain view”
macchw, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a good view of the city on the 1st floor.”
  • View over Darjeeling from my room
ausgiraffe, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the valley have good view.”
manishaps, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
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