Now I'll start off with the things I didn't like about "The Club". I have family ties to Darjeeling and it so happens in the past my family were members here. I therefore was desperate to stay here on my visit to Darjeeling. The Club has no website which is a pain so I called up to make a reservation and was told to email, which I did. I received no reply and because I really wanted to stay here I phoned again. Most people would not have. To my surprise when I turned up the manager produced the email and looked at me as if I was an idiot when I incredulously asked her why they hadn't replied. Power cuts was the eventual reason given. In fact all my complaints centre on the manager, who is generally rude and a poor ambassador for The Club. The rest of the staff are beyond reproach and went out of their way to make my stay enjoyable. The charming colonial era rooms are kept warm at night by a roaring fire and a hot water bottle in bed, I slept in my usual bed gear without any problems. The bathroom has hot water on tap and is clean, and the rooms as well as being charming are spacious and comfortable. Steaming Darjeeling tea can be ordered any time and can be consumed in bed or on the veranda overlooking the mountains. The location is the best in town, being as it is the centre of town and on the pedestrianised Mall. It is just a shame that this place is past its best and the members no longer appear and the bar no longer runs. A few touches here and there and it would be truly amazing.