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Hotel Sonar Bangla - Rishyap

PO Lava, PS Kalimpong | Rishyap, Darjeeling 743191, India
Hotel Sonar Bangla - Rishyap
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only the most trusted and oldest property but also the best one with spacious rooms,choicable decor,good furnishings and off course mount kanchendzonga from every room especially from the top floor rooms. Food is simple yet tasty. Only problem is booking process is too tedious after the sonar bangla group transferred the property.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a place in Rishyap from where you can see the Kanchendzonga sitting in your room, it has to be Sonar Bangla, Rishyap. I had stayed there and though I was not lucky to get a clear view of the Kanchendzonga on the first day, the rain at night cleared up the sky the following morning for a... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I would request TripAdvisor to add a '0' star category so that such pathetic 'dharamsala' running in the name of hotel could fit in. I am adding points so that it would be easier to read on : 1) The first look was awful. The dust that covered the hotel ground was never swept and it covered a so-called carpets(... More 

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I visited this resort with family. It is very remotely located and accessing the same was a great experience. As expected service was not that good, however, food was cooked in a traditional way and delicious. At early in the morning you will have a scenic view of Kanchanjunga from your window which changes colour as sun rises. Its an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I visited this hotel alongwith my family on 19 th May,2014 to 20 th May,2014 for a holiday. This hotel was earlier owned by Sonar Bangla Hotel and now has been handed to someone on lease basis. Please do not expect so much from these kind of remote located holiday destinations. But the quality of making food by the staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We have a very nice experience to stay here. The best part of the hotel is its position. If weather is clear you can view Kanchenjunga from bed through its windows covering the entire front of the room. Rooms are clean and spacious. No geysure in rooms but whenever required hot water will be given to you in bucket. Food... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Its a very nice hotel to stay with family. However rooms are not that much spacious but quality of service & food is too good. One shud try Fish tikka for regional flavour. If the hotel had been more spacious , it wud have been one of the best in darjelling overall rating. Courteous & time bound service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We reached rishyap one cold december evening, after driving many a mile. The last few km of the road is really very bad. Steep gradients over dusty and rocky terrain. We had no reservations, but looked around and saw many hotels, some with great views and some not. Then we saw this hotel with a large courtyard in front with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We went to Rishyap from Pedong. The last mile to Rishyap is really the last mile before end of Universe. There is virtually no road available and our vehicle had to negotiate the steep rocky village road. But, once you reach the hotel, it is pure bliss in front of your eyes. The hotel is very basic but it has... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Rishyap, as a tourist spot is still not fully developed. There are very few hotels and less no. of tourists visit the place. WE stayed there during first/second week of January. The property is moderate - there was shortage of water, no gayser but rooms were OK. Specially Room Nos. 1 & 2 were specious and well maintained. From these... More 

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