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Elgin Darjeeling

18 HD Lama Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ulhasnagar, India
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Didn't feel like hotel.... ambiance make you feel at heritage home...love the hotel decor the wooden flooring, library, antiques,paintings on the wall.food was homely, fresh. I booked room including meals. Though it was buffet but I got milk tea on demand without extra pay. Very nice staff. Location was excellent ...though 2min walking from market but maintain its privacy and... More 

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india
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its just a 2 minute walk to the mall road. The hotels lobby is very well furnished with a colonial touch to it. Huge restaurant by hill staion standards. Very cute rooms yet luxurious. One of the older but very well maintained hotels of darjeeling

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at Elgin Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! We thank you very much for your feedback ! We do look forward to see you again as our guest and to be given an opportunity to serve you . More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed for 2nighs on 2nd and 3rd of July. Rooms which was alloted to us were very good. We stayed in 33 and 32no. Mr Badal who is the Manegar is very nice person. The staff of the hotel is very cooperative. The lawn is very well maintained. Service vise exellent. Food vise superb. Welcome drink of strawberry... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Elgin Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Rakesh! We thank you for your positive feedback! We have sent your compliments to our Hotel Manager Mr Badal Majumdar and we hope we will get an opportunity to serve you again. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No lift . Vary old fashioned . But well maintained . Bed in our is toooo smaalllll . Food is good . Staff is good . But it is very overpriced . The worst part is they charge for tea which i expect they should give complimentry because its famous in darjrling . We have a complimentry tea in our... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at Elgin Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Abhinav! We thank you for your feedback about the lift . We have in the past tried working on the option of installing a lift but as the Elgin is a historical heritage property built in 1887 installing a lift would mean changing the entire interior of the hotel to the extent we would loose the charm and ambiance... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came down all the way from Bangalore & when we went to the reception counter, we were horrified to see a very cold attitude by the reception staff & in fact they were arguing with the agent in Bangalore how they could confirm our stay, After a lengthy heated argument we were shown the rooms which were creaking all... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at Elgin Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir and Madame ! We are very sorry to learn of your experience at check in . As u can see from some of the reviews before you also we have been facing an issue with some of our travel agents who are confirming our rooms with their clients without a valid booking guaranty . The front desk staff... More 

Bhopal, India
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I have made a booking for 3 rooms through goibibo for May 28-31. The booking was done on January 19th. When I contacted the hotel on 26th of May to re-confirm my booking, they informed us that there was no booking in my name. I had to contact their Kolkata office , who on the other hand confirmed the booking.... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at Elgin Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Madame ! On behalf of the Elgin reservations and front desk team team we are very very sorry that we were unable to accommodate you in our property at check in . We had communicated to your travel agent well in advance that we would not be able to confirm your reservation request , however this was not communicated... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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36 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Good: The hospitality. The service. The old world charm and elegance. We were tremendously impressed with the quality of the staff - and the genuine warmth in their service. This included going out of their way to make sure we had a full breakfast today at 6:30am even though they do not start serving breakfast until 7:30am. Huge umbrellas... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at Elgin Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madame! We thank you so much for giving us such a detailed and helpful feedback ! While we are happy to know of all the positive points that you have taken time to write about in such depth and detail , your feedback about the points where we need to improve at the same will help us concentrate on... More 

New Delhi, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stayed at ELGIN last year june. Coming form mayfair gangtok we thought that Elgin would be an equally good property as told by our travel agent but when we reached all it went was worse than terrible experience. We have been given room on first floor where we could see nothing from the window as it was the kitchen... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at Elgin Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! We thank you for taking the time to review our property ! We are sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your room when you stayed with us last year in June 2014. We have investigated the matter as it took us some time to check on your stay history from last years records . As... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It is the most pathetic and hopeless hotel. We checked into the hotel on 15th June from pelling Elgin. We were asked to stay in no view rooms after doing a booking about 1and a half mth previously On checking the room they can't offer something like a attic room as a deluxe room ! The roof was such if... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at Elgin Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! First of all we thank you for having chosen Elgin Hotels & Resorts as your preferred hotel chain of stay in Darjeeling and Sikkim ., we are also happy to know that u were happy with your stay in our hotels in Gangtok and Pelling . We are very sorry to know that you were not satisfied... More 

Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Elegant dining room, elegant bedroom, elegant communal rooms, staff in wonderful uniforms; it all adds up to an amazing couple of nights' stay. Felt I was back in the Colonial era (I wonder what that says about me!). The Elgin is also a haven of tranquility in a very noisy, busy and crowded town, set in lovely gardens. Food is... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at Elgin Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! We thank you so much for appreciating our property and we do look forward to having you back with us again as our guest . The Elgin was built in 1887 and it is the oldest heritage hotel in Darjeeling built by the King of Cooch Behar . While we have been gradually adding modern comforts and... More 

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