Stayed at the Elgin for 2 nights towards the end of September. Great heritage property that takes you back in time. Must stay for people looking for a flavour of the British Raj.
The location is great very close to Chowrasta and the Mall. Still away from the traffic noise etc. Few rooms face the valley. So try and get one of those. There are a couple of dogs (forget the breed) that u can spend hours with. Big lazy furballs they are.
The food however is average at best. It's oily and poorly cooked. However the staff will accommodate your requests if u don't like what's on the menu.
All in all a great short stay.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Elgin Darjeeling Hotel Darjeeling
- Elgin Hotel Darjeeling