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Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel & Spa
Ranked #22 of 97 Hotels in Darjeeling
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Paeans have been sung in earlier reviews for this wonderful property in a scenic location looked after by the energetic manager, Mr Uttam Paul. But let me repeat - this is the place to stay in Darjeeling in a colonial ambience with a great view with only 10 minutes walk from the Mall. The beautiful lawn and garden full of rose, azalea, fern and orchid was a delight for my son. The Magnolia Suite and Azalea Room were spacious and comfy. Food was excellent and Mr Paul arranged for our culinary needs effortlessly. I should also mention the ever smiling staff, especially Arpan and Dipankar, who quickly became friends with my son.

A few things that need to be improved however are: (1) maintenance of the wash basin in Magnolia Suite; (2) cleanliness of the bread/puri basket - we found bread crumbs sticking to the oily basket just under the serving paper napkins.

Having said this, we will definitely return to Swiss Hotel in our next visit to the Queen of Hills.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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SumitMitruka, Guest Relations Manager at Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2015

Dear Guest,

Namaste!

Thank you for staying at the Summit Hotels and Resorts and for sharing detailed feedback of your stay through TripAdvisor.

We are very happy to learn that you had an enjoyable stay with us. And, that our overall service and facilities exceeded your expectations.

Our team is committed to exceeding our guest’s expectations, and your feedback motivates the team to strive harder.

We are delighted to have been of service to you and would await your next visit so that you can avail more of our services and have another such time to cherish!

Best Regards,

Guest Relations Manager.

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Reviewed 11 May 2013

The location of the hotel, the food and the staff are three key pillars which make Swiss Hotel an excellent place to stay. We also met the owner, Siddharth, who was extremely cordial and makes one feel at home. its a comfortable 10 mins walk from the mall and has a parking lot, which saves some carrying effort. even in the absence of Mr. Uttam Paul, the manager, the service staff did an excellent job, especially Arpan with his smiling face, serving us in the rooms. The Jamling Norgay room is excellent for an early morning view of the kanchenjunga, although due to cloudy weather, we were not so lucky. We had first booked at Kabru Cottage, which was also nice , later we shifted to the mentioned room , since it offered a well lit up sunny room. One suggestion though is that the rooms could have been better lit up and maybe a touch of maintenance could have made it almost perfect. Although energy saving effort is undoubtedly praiseworthy, some more bright lights could not have increased the carbon footprint much. Mr. Paul met us on the day we were leaving and we had the most pleasant interaction with him. Overall I would definitely recommend this place to people who want to stay in a home away from home!

Room Tip: Tenzing nogay suite and the Jamling Norgay rooms offer excellent views from the room itself.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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SumitMitruka, Guest Relations Manager at Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2015

Dear Guest,

Namaste!

Thank you for staying at the Summit Hotels and Resorts and for sharing detailed feedback of your stay through TripAdvisor.

We are very happy to learn that you had an enjoyable stay with us. And, that our overall service and facilities exceeded your expectations.

Our team is committed to exceeding our guest’s expectations, and your feedback motivates the team to strive harder.

We are delighted to have been of service to you and would await your next visit so that you can avail more of our services and have another such time to cherish!

Best Regards,

Guest Relations Manager.

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Reviewed 7 May 2013

This is a very historic hotel in the centre of Darjeeling town but far enough away from the traffic and other distracting noises of a city. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and very large red rhododendron trees for which this region is renowned.
The service is first class, the food really good and the staff very friendly, especially the current manager, Mr. Paul Uttam. There is nothing he would not do for you, he shows the traditional Tibetan hospitality in full !
The hotel is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year as it was founded by a Swiss couple of bakers in 1913. There is art work on display by a famous local artist (the Douglas Room) and one of the restored buildings is used as the Darjeeling Heritage Club.
The rooms are large and comfortably furnished and the bathrooms clean and with hot water.
This hotel is far more than a hotel, it is a museum and art gallery at the same time.
I stayed there twice on different occasions and would go back again if I need to visit Darjeeling again. A lovely place with a great atmosphere.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Kulki_12
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Helptourism, Owner at Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2013

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your second visit to The Swiss Hotel . We feel honored and are grateful for your kind comments and appreciation and will look forward to seeing you back many more times and serving with same spirit, authenticity, care and home hospitality.

Yes, for us this is not just a hotel but a precious and true reflection of the rich history and heritages of Darjeeling. We wish to keep the flag flying which we can't pursue with without your support and contribution through your visits.

With best wishes and warm regards,

Team Swiss Hotel and Help Tourism

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Reviewed 3 May 2013

We felt at home in this old well maintained property.Food was good & service was prompt.Our cottage was having varhanda with dinning table & sofa.This is slightly away from crowded streets & we get peaceful sleep.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Suresh B
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SumitMitruka, Guest Relations Manager at Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2015

Dear Guest,

Namaste!

Thank you for staying at the Summit Hotels and Resorts and for sharing detailed feedback of your stay through TripAdvisor.

We are very happy to learn that you had an enjoyable stay with us. And, that our overall service and facilities exceeded your expectations.

Our team is committed to exceeding our guest’s expectations, and your feedback motivates the team to strive harder.

We are delighted to have been of service to you and would await your next visit so that you can avail more of our services and have another such time to cherish!

Best Regards,

Guest Relations Manager.

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

pros: Great service. Very friendly and helpful management. Mr. Uttam Paul, a manager, helped schedule our sight seeing and also arranged for taxis. Scheduling was excellent if one does not hold prior knowledge of Darjeeling's landscape. Prompt room service and they deliver with a smile.

Cons: No heaters by default. Have to request for it. The heaters they provide is very small and costly for its size (300 per night). My sleep was affected due to lack of proper heating inside the room. The water heater inside the bathroom needs to be turned for a good 2 hours before hot water starts pouring out. There is a small pup which roams around freely inside the hotel complex and it can be irritating at times as it tries to sniff you and take a bite of you.

Overall, I would recommend this hotel for their friendliness.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Balaji V
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SumitMitruka, Guest Relations Manager at Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2015

Dear Guest,

Namaste!

Thank you for staying at the Summit Hotels and Resorts and for sharing detailed feedback of your stay through TripAdvisor.

We are very happy to learn that you had an enjoyable stay with us. And, that our overall service and facilities exceeded your expectations.

Our team is committed to exceeding our guest’s expectations, and your feedback motivates the team to strive harder.

We are delighted to have been of service to you and would await your next visit so that you can avail more of our services and have another such time to cherish!

Best Regards,

Guest Relations Manager.

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Reviewed 12 April 2013

an excellent hotel to stay...very courteous staff...good food..actually we made good friends here that made our stay homely...especially siddharth...ur personal touch was an added gift...lots of open space and the most beautiful view of the kanchenjunga...how can we forget uttam!!within a short time he managed to get tickets for our joy ride..always enquired about our comfort...we stayed here for the fourth time in a span of 5 months..will be there again and again!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Thank debolinalive
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SumitMitruka, Guest Relations Manager at Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2015

Dear Guest,

Namaste!

Thank you for staying at the Summit Hotels and Resorts and for sharing detailed feedback of your stay through TripAdvisor.

We are very happy to learn that you had an enjoyable stay with us. And, that our overall service and facilities exceeded your expectations.

Our team is committed to exceeding our guest’s expectations, and your feedback motivates the team to strive harder.

We are delighted to have been of service to you and would await your next visit so that you can avail more of our services and have another such time to cherish!

Best Regards,

Guest Relations Manager.

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Reviewed 11 April 2013

We stayed at the Swiss hotel for 2 days in the first week of april.It was a great experience with a great view and very courteous staff.The food was great and the hotel is great for people travelling with kids as they can be left out of the room without any adult supervision.Overall a good experience.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Thank KrishnaMohanD
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SumitMitruka, Guest Relations Manager at Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2015

Dear Guest,

Namaste!

Thank you for staying at the Summit Hotels and Resorts and for sharing detailed feedback of your stay through TripAdvisor.

We are very happy to learn that you had an enjoyable stay with us. And, that our overall service and facilities exceeded your expectations.

Our team is committed to exceeding our guest’s expectations, and your feedback motivates the team to strive harder.

We are delighted to have been of service to you and would await your next visit so that you can avail more of our services and have another such time to cherish!

Best Regards,

Guest Relations Manager.

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Address: 15/A Gandhi Road | Near Circuit House, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Region: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling District > Darjeeling
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #22 of 97 Hotels in Darjeeling
Price Range: £22 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel is one of the prides of Darjeeling yester years. The hotel boasts of its rich history and modern amenities. It has a unique old style British colonial architecture dating back to 1914. The rooms are spacious, elegantly furnished and many of these offer spectacular view of the mountains around Darjeeling. The garden and the lawns are an asset. Looking north from the Swiss, the snow- capped ranges of Mt. Kanchenjunga is the main attraction. Located on Gandhi Road, walking distance from Chowrasta, Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel is an oasis of calm on the bustling promenade. Swiss is known for its architecture dating from the colonial era. The hotel is within walking distance of Darjeeling attractions. Summit Swiss Heritage Hotel embodies the elegance and charm of ancient Darjeeling, with modern conveniences of today. The hotel maintains the highest levels of service and has all the amenities, facilities and levels of comfort you would expect. ... more   less 
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