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Elgin Darjeeling

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   18 HD Lama Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Ranked #9 of 78 hotels in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed today
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The Elgin in Darjeeling has an excellent location, right there next to the Mall where every tourist will eventually find himself in. Though the Mall itself is disappointing, the Hotel makes up for it. It's Heritage in every way and the ambiance is one of times long gone by. There's even a Tea Room and a Library! The guest rooms... More

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Darjeeling, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

i had been twice time with my group in Elgin Darjeeling afternoon high tea. because of British heritage A 125 year old Royal Manor House. the staff are very friendly good service they provide cake biscuit with high tea which is Rs.375/ per person. i and all my group enjoy in this place definitely come again with some more group,... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in the hotel for 3 nights in the month of June.we were received with a warm welcome and a silk kada.the hospitality is great and the staff is very polite.the room size was fine but had a stale smell(had to open all the windows) The dinning room and the lounge area are warm and welcoming . The piano... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Elgin Hotel for 4 nights this June . The welcome we recieved was beautiful the Silken Kada was a lovely gesture. The hotel is situated close to the mall and is a beautiful property . We had a great stay as my kids enjoyed playing in the manicured garden while we relaxed. Just that the bathrooms need... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very well preserved heritage property, well located and close to Mall. Staff in general is polite except one or two waiters. Dining hall is a cosy place with a pleasant piano player. Food is homely and good.

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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 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 ambiance . More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me n my wife had booked a room at the Elgin Darjeeling for our honeymoon (17th October to 21st October 2013). Having planned the stay almost 2months in advance, we had done the reservation through the Calcultta office of the Elgin Group. Our contact person Ms. Superna Biswas had been communicated our travel plan along with our room request and... More

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ElginGuestRelations, Owner at Elgin Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! First of all thank you for choosing the Elgin Darjeeling . We at Elgin treat all our guests equally and with dignity and this is what i have always conveyed to my staff . People are our most valuable asset (All our staff and guests aliike). We agree that our reservations made a mistake in their communication.... More

Indore, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights. It was an amazing experience....food was also good. Staff was friendly too. It was near to the mall road, it took just 5 minutes to reach the market. Once you enter the hotel, you feel like you are back in 80s.

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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 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 ambiance . More

New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stayed at The elgin for 3 nights. welcomed with silken khada & cherry brandy. beautiful heritage property.the three pets at the hotel were very pretty & friendly. walking distance from darjeeling main chowrasta & market. The hotel staff very polite & always are at their feet to serve for guests needs. must visit hotel if travelling or with family or... 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 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 ambiance . We have made a note of your comment of the sluggish service and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The location is great.Hotel is at walking distance to the Chowrasta, Mall road.The architecture is nice. The library and coffee room are indeed elegant and peacefull with wifi facility. Nice open space outside to have a Darjeeling Chai or a drink. We stayed here for 2 nights but the first day was dissapointing as we were alloted a room (room... More

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

Dear Sir and 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 ambiance . More

Gurgaon, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

First the niceties: 1) The location is great. Walking distance to the Chowrasta. 2) The architecture is nice. It's supposed to be, when its touted to be a "heritage" hotel. The library and coffee room are indeed elegant. 3) Nice open space outside to have a Darjeeling Chai or a drink, and for the kids to play around. Not too... More

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

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, We have made a note of your comment of the sluggish service and satisfactory quality of food . We will brief the service and kitchen staff likewise . Regarding your... More

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Address: 18 HD Lama Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Elgin Darjeeling 3.5*
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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 Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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#3 Spa Hotel in Darjeeling #7 Family Hotel in Darjeeling
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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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