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Elgin Darjeeling

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   18 HD Lama Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Ranked #10 of 78 hotels in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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Sydney,
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Elgin is a charming colonial hotel packed with well maintained original features. It is very clean, has loads of character and charm, and the 3 dogs are adorable! The hotel is right in the middle of town and is an easy walk to the town square, shopping and restaurants. If you are wanting a hotel in the middle of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Elgin as part of a private tour of India so it was booked for us, and as we had only requested standard accommodation we were surprised and delighted when we were shown to the Elgin. As you step through the door you are transported back in time, the lounge area looks as it might have in... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having arrived in the hotel after a long flight, we were pleasantly surprised at the warm reception and the location of the hotel. With beautiful views from the garden ,despite being just below mall road( albeit a steep climb for city folks) and an old world charm this hotel spelt class.Good food spread,impeccable service and an eversmiling staff made it... More

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Delhi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Elgin for 4 nights and had a lovely time there. The rooms are great and very clean and comfortable , and there is the added bonus of a hot water in your bed at night! The staff are all very helpful and friendly. There are some lovely fluffy dogs that live there too!

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

Dear Sir & Madame ! We thank you for choosing The Elgin Darjeeling as your preferred hotel of stay ! We look forward to serving you and the family once again in the near future, thank you once again for your appreciation of the hotel , services and the fluffy dogs . More

England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The journey from Bagdogra was quite tortuous but we were made very welcome on arrival at the Elgin. The stove in the lobby was very welcome, as were the hot water bottles each night. We asked to change room as we were originally on the 2nd floor at the back, near the road, and could hear a constant noise of... More

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

Dear Sir ! We thank you for choosing The Elgin Darjeeling as your preferred hotel of stay ! We apologize for the inconvenience caused to you by some of the external noise beyond the hotels perimeter and compound coming from passing cars . While we try our best to keep the environment within the hotel compound as clean and quiet... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After landing at the Bagdogra Airport, it seemed that the weather was no different than Mumbai. It took us, a good hilly ride through small towns, close to 3.5 hours to reach The New Elgin, Darjeeling. Had a stopover in between for lunch where had good ved momos, apologies for not recollecting the restaurant name. The New Elgin is very... More

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

Dear Mr Jain ! We thank you for choosing The Elgin Darjeeling for your holiday and enjoying and appreciating the decor , ambiance and the overall service of the hotel. We will be sharing your feedback with the staff of the hotel especially our hotel Manager Mr Badal as it means a lot to them . We look forward to... More

London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

After an arduous journey overland from Kolkata through rural west Bengal it was a relief to arrive at the Elgin Hotel in Darjeeling, to be welcomed with a cosy stove in the lobby, Victorian furnishings, and charm redolent of the Raj era. It has an excellent central location, with comfortable bedrooms (hot water bottles provided, with an open fire if... More

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

Dear Sir and Madame! We thank you for choosing The Elgin Darjeeling for your holiday and enjoying and appreciating the decor , ambiance and the overall service of the hotel. We will be sharing your feedback with the staff of the hotel as it means a lot to them . We look forward to serving you again and we thank... More

India
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed at the Elgin Darjeeling from 1st to 3rd March 2014 and the following is our feedback: HOTEL - the hotel is lovely, we were very happy with the Attic Room despite the Reservation Department not wanting to give it to us...We were booked on the MAP plan and we had opted for dinner. The first evening we asked... More

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

Dear Madame ! Firstly we would like to thank you for choosing the Elgin Darjeeling and appreciating the good things of the hotel . Now to your complaints : Our website clearly mentions room service and we do room service on set menu food that we do for breakfast , luch and dinner . You clearly have mentioned that you... More

normal for norfolk
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. It was wonderful from start to finish. Plush carpets, very friendly staff, real fires in the bedroom. The food was first-class. 3-course lunch and dinner, huge breakfast, beautiful Darjeeling tea. Hot-water bottles on request! Old-fashioned luxury. Can't fault it, would love to stay again!

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

Dear Madame! We thank you for choosing The Elgin Darjeeling for your holiday and enjoying and appreciating the decor , ambiance and the overall service of the hotel. We will be sharing your feedback with the staff of the hotel as it means a lot to them . We look forward to serving you again and we thank you once... More

Nacka, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stayed 4 night at this beautiful hotel! Perfect location, very nice personell. A very old and nice house. The room is very nice with a nice bathroom. Two things need imporvment. 1) Internet connection, it´s a disaster! 2) Brakfast and dinner at restaurant is included, but´s it´s really bad! Boring and without any kind of flavour.

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

Dear Sir! We thank you for choosing The Elgin Darjeeling for your holiday and we apprecitae the you enjoyed and appreciated the decor , ambiance and the overall service of the hotel. We apologise for the internet conncetion , the hotel has a BSNL Indian Government Internet Service Provider as the only provider of internet in the town and the... More

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Additional Information about Elgin Darjeeling

Also Known As:
Elgin Darjeeling Hotel
Elgin Darjeeling Hotel Darjeeling
Elgin Hotel Darjeeling
Address: 18 HD Lama Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Darjeeling
#7 Family Hotel in Darjeeling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Elgin Darjeeling 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Elgin is the oldest hotel in Darjeeling. Built in 1887, it is now a luxury heritage hotel hotel completely restored to its former grandeur.Originally owned by the the royal family of Cooch Behar, the property was leased and run by a succession of British families, the last being Madame Nancy Oakley.It was then bought by the late Kuldip Chand Oberoi of the Oberoi family of hoteliers fame and has been ever since run by his son Diamond Oberoi to the present day. ... more   less 
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