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The Elgin, Darjeeling

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

To stay at the Elgin is to experience a part of history. It has its faults: there are a lot of stairs and no lifts, which at that altitude can be a challenge in the topmost rooms; The food is OK but does not reach the heights; the electricity occasionally fails and then the generator kicks in; adjusting the shower...

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2Thank Bossingtonian
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Typical old English style with nice ambiance and loads of history. It was quiet welcome after a long car journey up from the Airport. A little cold but hot water bottles were welcome at night. Evening meal was buffet with general Indian theme. Location is ideal for walking to main areas of Darjeeling and beautiful views of the valley but...

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1Thank Helmut R
United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely old hotel. Yummy cherry brandy drink on arrival. Fab furnishings. Hot water bottles on bed turndown. Lovely room, great bathroom amenities. Good buffet dinner and breakfast. Excellent service. My only grumble is the awful pianist at dinner on an out of tune piano playing endless melodies that go nowhere. Almost bad enough to make me leave dinner. No more...

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

Greetings & Namaskar ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation of our property ! 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, on behalf...

Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent choice, I congratulated myself for having chosen this classic place. Great location, near the Chowrasta, 15~20min walk from either the Railway Station or the Zoological Park. The great asset is the common areas at the ground floor, a few sizeable, comfortable, classy-furnished sofa-equipped living rooms where to relax and sip the traditional afternoon tea. The room was reasonably big,...

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

Greetings & Namaskar ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation of our property ! 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, on behalf...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a busy few weeks of volunteering with Help Tourism and Growing Through Education Foundation with a group of 14 it was safe to say we needed somewhere for a drink and time to unwind. During our stay in Darjeeling we didn't have the privilege of staying at the hotel however for our 4 nights we were in the town...

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

Dear Sir/Madame! Greetings & Namaskar ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation of our property ! we are delighted to know that you and your group enjoyed your evening dinnners and drinks 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...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at The Elgin Hotel were incredibly warm and welcoming after a busy day of volunteer work with Help Tourism (growingthrougheducation.com). It was a treat to relax in the stylish and comfortable lounge area, where our attentive waiter was dressed in a traditional uniform, which was a perfect complement to the impressive colonial setting. I felt as though I...

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

Dear Sir! Greetings & Namaskar ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation of our property ! we are delighted to know that you and your group enjoyed your evening dinnners and drinks 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...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling through with a volunteer group, I wasn't fortunate enough to enjoy an overnight stay but we did have a drink in the beautiful lounge area, and dined at the buffet for dinner. The British Era feel of the lounge was nothing short of breathtaking and the buffet had a great variety of quality food. This was all accompanied by...

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

Dear Sir/Madame! Greetings & Namaskar ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation of our property ! we are delighted to know that you and your group enjoyed your evening dinnners and drinks 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...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large group of volunteers from Growing Through Education Foundation Australia recently visited Darjeeling, we spent many nights enjoying the unique ambience of The Elgin. The service and food was impeccable. We will defiantly visit again on our next visit. Mel from Melbourne.

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

Dear Sir/Madame! Greetings & Namaskar ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation of our property ! we are delighted to know that you and your group enjoyed your evening dinnners and drinks 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...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Growing Through Education Foundation (GTEF) group travelled to Darjeeling in November and went to The Elgin for dinner and a few drinks almost every night! It is a rare beauty and most comfortable place to eat and drink - highly recommend

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

Dear Sir ! Greetings & Namaskar ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation of our property ! we are delighted to know that your group and you enjoyed evening dinnners and drinks 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...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If any hotelier wants to study and practice, neatness and cleanliness of a Victorian property they must experience The Elgin Darjeeling. A wonderful and awesome property. I have experienced the lobby of this Victorian hotel is one of best, I have ever seen in any 4* & 5*. Bright, illuminated, aesthetically appealing and pleasing. Comfortable at its best. I have...

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

Dear Sir ! Greetings & Namaskar ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation of our property ! 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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  • Free Breakfast
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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: £112 - £133 (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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“Get a lower floor if you are unfit.”
 of 5 bubbles Bossingtonian, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Be aware that there is no lift, so if you have mobility problems, this may not be the hotel for you”
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“When booking specify a room with a garden or mountain view as a steep hillside means you could get a room with no view at all.”
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