I stayed at Dekeling Hotel for the second time in 18 months during November 2013 and was once again very impressed with all aspects of my stay.
This year I booked a budget attic room for my seven nights and found it to be more than satisfactory. Once again the room had outstanding views over Darjeeling and a clear view of Kangchenjunga. The budget attic rooms have shared shower and toilet facilities and these were spotlessly clean (the cleanest & best maintained bathroom and toilet of any hotel I have stayed in in India) and there was hot water available every time I needed it. You are also only sharing with a very small number of other guests so it was never a problem to get access to the facilities. The other rooms have there own toilet and shower facilities and are still reasonably priced.
The room itself was spacious for a solo traveller and also very clean with a table and chairs, tv, wardrobe and warm blankets and quilt.
I had chosen to return to Dekeling this year after such good service from the management and staff last year and am happy to say this was of the same high standard once again.
The location of Dekeling Hotel is excellent. Not only do many rooms have great views but you are also only a short walk from the mall and there are many restaurants & shops nearby. The hotel has it's own reasonably priced restaurant on the ground floor (you have to climb a few levels to the hotel accommodation itself) where I ate on several occasions but there are literally dozens of choices for eating out with in a few minutes of the hotel.
There is breakfast available in the dining room/lounge of the hotel and I was impressed with this on my last visit but did not use it this year as I'm not a big morning eater. The dining room come lounge is a great place to sit back and relax with a book or to chat with other guests or to take take in the wonderful views.
The staff and management in particular are always helpful and are there to answer your enquiries about what to do and where to go in the local area and will be more than happy to help organise any trekking, taxis or to suggest day trip itineraries.
It is important to remember that if you have a problem climbing stairs then this might not be the hotel for you as you will need climb several flights depending on what level your room is located, but this is a hill town so climbing is something you will do wherever you go.
Thank you one again to the family and staff at Dekeling for making my stay enjoyable and I would certainly recommend Dekeling to others and will hopefully return myself next year.
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