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“Warm showers, clean rooms, outstanding staff”
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Aliment Hotel
Ranked #67 of 98 Hotels in Darjeeling
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“Warm showers, clean rooms, outstanding staff”
Reviewed 1 January 2013

We had a long journey flying up from Kochi to Bagdogra and then travelling by Jeep 90km from Bagdogra to Darjeeling.

After staying in Tower View Hotel for one night (not recommended), we moved over to Hotel Aliment and could not have been happier.

The room was exceptionally clean, with spectacular views over Darjeeling and running hot water (evenings only). No central heating but clean towels, sheets and plenty of blankets to keep you snug.

They also have a fairly inexpensive rooftop restaurant with a vast menu and some really scrumptious dishes.

The staff are very polite and helpful, you can book tours with them at reception and they have an internet services but it runs a bit slowly.

All in all a really well run budget hotel in Darjeeling.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

After a 4 day train trip from the south of India (varkala) and spending an hour and a half inspecting guest houses in darjeeling, a lomg walk up the hill, and we arrived at the aliment hotel. Nothing to look at, but as soon as we went in, the staff were so friendly we knew this is where we would stay.

10 minutes later and we were checked in. 15 minutes later and we were being served ice cold kingfisher on the rooftop...

although the hot water is timed, and the rooms were pretty cold, the warm service and the views more than made up for it.
Thoroughly reccomended (If you can stand the hill walk to get there!)

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

Drove up to Darjeeling in an auto rickshaw so we though about finding somewhere easily accessible a mate, in his infinite wisdom chose the first one alphabetically in his guidebook. Arrived at 2pm, the group got split up and the last member of the team made it there around 5pm. Once we got there though we were met with friendly service, large light rooms with great views of the valley bellow. One of the staff/family members offered to wake us up if the weather was good for seeing tiger hill as he wakes at 5am regardless. It wasn't as it turned out but we had friends who woke up and paid for jeep trips etc who were treated to fog and light rainfall at 5am so all good. The road that the Aliment is on is not really suitable for Autorickshaws so we ended up parking by the station.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

I first stayed here 12 years ago and when I recently returned to Darjeeling I was very happy to find the Aliment still open and still managed by the same family.

It's a good budget/backpacker option...cheap, clean and well located. The family who own the Aliment are lovely and all the staff work hard to keep their guests happy.

There is internet, an efficient laundry service, good honest travel advice and a lovely roof top restaurant. Hot showers are available between 6 and 8 every evening. You can request an early morning wake up if the mountains are visible in the morning.

If your budget is limited or you are a solo ftraveller wnating to meet other backpackers then I strongly recommend Aliment.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

The staff is always there to help you. You have all kind of services, including internet. Rooms are decent size, clean bed...but the bathroom ...need help. Well situated we enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

This hotel deserves its 5 star rating from us in terms of experience.. it is not a 5-star hotel with all comforts provided but nor does it profess to be. It is a very reasonably priced, charming family hotel. The food here really added to our stay in Darjeeling and the comfort of the rooms (having stayed in many across India) was really very nice. The electricity sometimes drops and hot water is occasionally not available but this is the same across all India so is no reason to look elsewhere. The internet downstairs was fast and readily available and the rooftop views at night are not to be missed. We saw some great pandemics of the Himalayas. Hot water bottles are available free on request, an excellent addition considering no hearing. There is a tv in both the rooms we stayed in and would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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107 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

I booked late and there was only a triple room (300 Rs) available. Very basic, not too clean (especially the bathroom) but acceptable for the price. Food was good, the restaurant a cosy place and the staff helpful with well priced travel arrangements.
A bit of a (uphill on the way back) walk from the centre though.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Aliment Hotel
Address: 40,Dr. Zakir Hussain Road | Near Youth Hostel, Darjeeling 734101, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling District > Darjeeling
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #67 of 98 Hotels in Darjeeling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Aliment Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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