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Snow Lion HomeStay

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27A Gandhi 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dimapur, India
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The home stay is well located,close to the main market and the rooms are clean and cosy.the staff is helpful and efficient and the breakfast is quite good.the only downside was the geyser which was not working properly and we could not access the wifi from our room.overall good stay and I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The room was very clean and looks very majestic, authentic Tibetain style. The Television is bit old. Service is up to the mark. Its near to the shopping area. Overall i had a very good stay and had even recommended a friend!!..

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Jamshedpur
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44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the hotel from 05Jun2015 to 08Jun2015. The place is neat and clean. It is Maintained by a Tibetan Family and the family members are very courteous. But we missed Mr.Gailey with whom I communicated for the bookings. The hotel needs one or two Official Mobile connections as their land-line does not get connected. The exterior of the... More 

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDeleki!!! Thank you for taking time out to post your valuable feedback ! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. Due to the weather, BSNL telephone lines & internet connection have been affected all over Darjeeling. I am usually on tour with motorcycle groups and am accessible by phone & email.... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a truly wonderful & hospitable experience at this hotel cum homestay in the hills of Darjeeling!!! Booking was smooth over a couple of emails and room description was accurate. Location was a major plus point as we had small children so walking to the Mall and market place was a breeze! Trendy restaurants & cafes line up on... More 

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDeleki!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable feedback & correct description of us. We all work to make your stay as good as it gets!!! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We are located on Gandhi road which is a continuation to the Mall... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We, me and my daughter stayed in snow lion lion homestay in May 3rd week. On the plus side, the entrance is on road level and hence one does not have to climb stairs or a slope to reach the main gate. The stairs are comfortable. The staff courteous. On the down side, the apptoach road is in very bad... More 

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDeleki!!! Thank you for taking time out to post your valuable feedback. I have been on the road with a group on a motorcycle tour so communication was bit of a problem. However I have noted down your inputs and will work on it. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling.... More 

Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I had gone for a short vacation to unwind in Darjeeling and booked this homestay after reading the reviews on tripadvisor. the homestay is nice and comfortable, the staff courteous and helpful, and my objective of unwinding was met. however, we never got to meet the owner/ manager- Mr Gaily who was never available at the hotel. he also didnt... More 

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDeleki!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable feedback. I have been on the road with a group on a motorcycle tour so communication was bit of a problem. However I have noted down your inputs and will work on it. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation... More 

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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The hotel is a nice building, fairly spacious but a small bathroom. The staff were good, they arranged a dawn trip to see the sunrise on Tiger Mountain for us. The location is good being only a short walk from the main shopping areas and sights. The main problem with the room was that in November it was quite cold... More 

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you very much for taking time out to post your valuable feedback. We are very happy to inform you that we have upgraded all our rooms with Bhutan Pine wood panelling on the walls and Italian wooden flooring to take of the winter chills! Also Complimentary heaters & hot water bottles!!! We are located on Gandhi road which... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I along with my family stayed in Snowlion Homestay from April 18-21,2015. Rooms are exactly what is posted. Breakfast is prepared by owners parents and I love Aloo parathas specially. In clear sky, you can enjoy the view of My. Kanchenjunga and we were lucky to spot on April 19, 2015 from room. In all, rooms are good, clean and... More 

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

Dear Saurabh, TashiDeleki!!! Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We really appreciate your encouraging words and correct description of Snowlion Homestay!!! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We are located on Gandhi road which is a continuation to the Mall on a straight gradient. There are many popular... More 

Gurgaon, India
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Me and my friend had a terrible experience. After spending time at some super home stays in Himachal and Sikkim, we were expecting a good experience here based on the reviews. When were entered, it came across like a cheap one star hotel. There was no family to meet. The rooms were clean however, were quite dingy. We preferred to... More 

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! It is indeed unfortunate that you did not enjoy your stay at Snowlion Homestay. As mentioned on our website, we are a family managed property with amenities of a hotel but with a homestay experience. Since every business has their own USP, you cannot expect every homestay to be a Xerox copy of the other. Unlike village homestays where... More 

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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We contacted Mr Gailly over mail in the month of April 2015. It was a sudden decision to visit Darjeeling. He was kind enough to revert on mail though he was travelling in Bhutan. We booked online and he had provided us with a booking confirmation and a pickup from NJP. We were picked up from NJP on time. Prenesh... More 

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDeleki!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your positive feedback. We really appreciate your encouraging words and correct description of Snowlion Homestay!!! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We are located on Gandhi road which is a continuation to the Mall on a straight gradient. There... More 

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