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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Delhi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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

Pongau
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

After a warm welcome by the caring staff and thanks to the colonial styled architecture one feels like travelling back in time, as obviously little has changed since the hotel was built in the 1880s. Refurbishment and restoration work has of course been done and modern amenities have been added, but if you want to indulge into a world before... 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 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

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

I happened to reach Darjeeling in the second week of Feb,2014, without booking any hotel in advance! I was there with my aged parents for 2 days.The moment I saw the Elgin I realized that there cant be a better place than this to enjoy nature and luxury! I requested them that since my aged parents are with me, I... More

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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... More

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The Elgin in Darjeeling is a superb heritage resort. We stayed there for 7 days in January 2014. Good food, comfortable rooms and lovely staff made it a superb experience. Would recommend to hotel to anyone. Darjeeling is a lovely place to be - the mountains are majestic and wonderful. The Elgin is the place to stay. P.s. The Indian... 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 also thank you for your positive feedback on the indian head massage in the spa room of the hotel. We will be sharing your feedback with the staff... More

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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:
#5 Family Hotel in Darjeeling
#8 Romantic 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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