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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night (and I am glad it was not more). Hotel is old English style with colonial charm and that’s the only good thing about it or not. This hotel was not only disappointing but infuriating in its laxness - whoever the manager is, they have little understanding of how to run such a property. Had we...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights. Reception was friendly and efficient with public rooms well appointed and comfortable in a relaxed Olde English Colonial style. Bedrooms are large with wooden floors, but little floor to floor or wall to wall insulation, so noise travels far!!! Bathrooms are well appointed, but no plugs to basins. When approached for a plug, reception...

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

Dear Tripadvisor Member ! 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 ! We apologise for the inconvenience caused to you because of the sound coming from the pianist below your room as the room has wooden burma teak floors which...

Parkland, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Originally a British club (made with Indian sweat and tax money), now one of the best hotels (if not the best one) in Darjeeling. The staff was extremely accommodating and helpful, and hung on your every word. Service you can only get in the East. Lovely mountain views as well.

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

Dear Tripadvisor Member ! 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...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a family holiday. Stayed there for 4 nights. Unbelievable, unmatchable from stay to food, excellent rooms, very caring staff. Made us feel at home. Came back & have already finalized our next holiday at their other 2 properties. Have to stay to believe. 3 Cheers.

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

Dear Tripadvisor Member ! 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...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed welcome drink, spacious rooms, Indian style dinner buffet of really high quality,accompanied by live-piano. Bar was beautiful, but understaffed and underequipped. Garden allowed relaxing in the sun - and overall location was very quiet. Highly recommend

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

Dear Tripadvisor Member ! 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 ! We apologise at the same time that we fell short of your expectations at the hotel bar , our seasoned trained bartender at the time was on his...

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel describes itself as a heritage hotel and it doesn't disappoint on this score . The interior is furnished in real Raj style and the 'heritage' theme continues with the roaring open fires and the hot water bottles in beds . The evening buffet was good but breakfast could do with improvement . The dining room staff were delightful...

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

Dear Sir/ Madame! 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,...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has an air of Aristocracy and Arrogance, sadly the facilities do not complement this. Sinking rooms which can get a face lift and change in decor. Food was terrible with no choice. The only silver lining were the staff. But, would you like to stay in a terrible place, suggestion - avoid.

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

Dear Tripadvisor Member ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and we apologise that we felt short of meeting your expectations this time around , we have noted that you were unhappy with the food variety and taste , as we get guests from all over the world with different expectations and tastes our...

Kottayam, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the oldest property in Darjeeling it's a nice neat hotel. Very well maintained too. Food is of okay type. They don't replace the finished foods soon. Buffet breakfast was also ok. Service is really bad

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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 ! I have noted your complaint with regards to the service in the dining room at breakfast time and the quality of the food , I will personally have a...

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The hotel was delightful with old world charm, but with benefits of the modern life. Staff were wonderfully helpful and kind. The Elgin seemed to me to be the best positioned hotel in Darjeeling with great views, although in February it was a bit cloudy. The Elgin is a great place to stay and we both would love to be...

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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,...

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

It will depend on which room you get at the Elgin as to of much you enjoy it. .: many are light big and airy.Some internal rooms are a bit gloomy.The staff tried hard ,not always successfully ,to please.Some nice person even planted some weed in the window box outside our room..but like Bill Clinton we didn't inhale!(joke..note to self...

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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 ! We will certainly have the piano tuned as soon as possible and we have sent word for the piano tuner to have the needful done. Your words of praise...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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
Price Range: $207 - $320 (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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“Avoid Room 38”
 of 5 bubbles Yorkiebb, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for mountain view.”
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