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Snow Lion HomeStay

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   27A Gandhi Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Ranked #11 of 78 hotels in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Pros :Good ambience ,courteous staff, Clean room and toilets Cons: No restaurant, No signboard hence difficult to identify property at night ,very limited parking hence if you book a cab from outside it might wait quite far from the hotel . Over all good experience but no restaurant is really a heartbreak .

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

TashiDelek!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable feedback. Like you've highlighted, the main prerequisites for a comfortable stay & value for money are Good ambience ,Courteous staff, Clean room and toilets.. Unlike other hotels on Gandhi road, we have parking space for upto 6 vehicles which is a luxury keeping in mind the space... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

It has been a delightful stay at the hotel. The people and the staff were excellent with the homely touch, food was acceptable as one can expect away from home. Cleanliness was outstanding, perhaps the grooming of rooms was unbelievable, family too warm to make one feel like being at home. The owner is very enterprising and passionate about his... More

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

TashiDelek!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable feedback. We really appreciate it. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Although this place is called a homestay, its just like any other hotel you would go. I visited Darjeeling in May 2014. This is run by a Tibetan family and I must say the decor and cleanliness if first rate. We, were not lucky to get a room with a view, but nevertheless we enjoyed every bit here. So, if... More

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

TashiDelek!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your very honest & consolidated review. We really appreciate the detailed description of our place in the hills!!! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are... More

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Very nice stay. It is not a hotel, but a home stay. A Tibetan family runs it. It is very clean. Towels and bed sheets are also very clean. No restaurant in the home stay. Family serves breakfast on the 3rd floor from 8-10 AM. In case you need food for lunch/dinner they bring it from outside. You can get... More

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SnowlionHomestay, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you very much for taking time out to post your valuable feedback! We serve cereals & porridge along with a seasonal fruit along with toast and eggs with Darjeeling tea. Coffee & milk are also served. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The positives about staying at the Snow Lion are its location - easy walking distance to the main street and shops etc, the possibility of a view of the mountains from the rooftop and the quirky breakfast room (unfortunately only accessible for breakfast). The available communal room had no windows and wasn't very inviting. The owner was helpful when we... More

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

TashiDelek!!! Thank you for taking time out to post your feedback. We will look into the points you have brought up and take action. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire Snowlion Homestay family thank you for choosing... More

Munich, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I stayed at Snowlion Homestay for 5 nights in the beginning of April & really enjoyed the time a lot. Everything worked out really well - from the booking via email, to the airport Pick-up & the organization of several trips during my stay. Everybody is extremely friendly & welcoming. I especially enjoyed the location as it is just a... More

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TashiDelek!!! Thank you for taking time out to post your your help & valuable feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire... More

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Nice, tastefully done interiors at a convenient location. Staff is courteous and polite. The hotel being run by a family, you will feel you are their valued guest. However service response time needs to improve.

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

TashiDelek!!! Thank you for taking time out to post your your valuable feedback. Really appreciated))) We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Snow Lion located at Gandhi Road - just 2 minutes walk from Keventars. Also thereis a stairs where we can go down to Down side market , rink mall etc. It is a family run hotel with an wonderful hospitality. Calm , peacefull , and well behaved staff. Mostly you will fnd a foreigner visit at this place. Breakfast is... More

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

TashiDelek!!! Thank you for taking time out to post your your valuable feedback. Really appreciated))) We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire... More

Paro, Bhutan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This lovely place is conveniently located in central Darjeeling and within easy proximity to the Chowrasta,numerous restaurants and cafes, gift shops and to the fancy of many happy children...pony rides around the hill behind the Mall! The room was big with a comfortable bed and very clean. All amenities expected of a good hotel were available with free WiFi:)) Everyone... More

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

TashiDelek!!! Thank you for taking time out to post your your valuable feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire Snowlion Homestay... More

Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We were met by Snow Lion's Taxi Driver at Newjalpaiguri from a train which was 21 hours late! We were very grateful for his patience and for the welcome we received when we finally arrived in Darjeeling. The Homestay is a good place to be; it is very central and the staff are accommodating.

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

TashiDelek!!! Thank you for taking time out to post your your valuable feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire Snowlion Homestay... More

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Address: 27A Gandhi Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Snow Lion HomeStay 2*
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Also Known As:
Snow Lion Homestay Darjeeling
Snow Lion Homestay Hotel Darjeeling

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In the heart of Darjeeling, close to the Mall's shopping and entertainment, is "Snowlion Homestay." The hotel is owned & managed by a Tibetan family. Located on Gandhi Road, which is a continuation of the Mall Road, it provides an ideal base for the many local tourist attractions, whilst being in a central, upmarket area of the town. All our rooms have en suite (attached) bathroom with showers, hot & cold running water (24hrs), W.C, in-house telephone and remote control television with Cable TV (37 channels including BBC, Star TV, Zee, ESPN etc). We provide room heaters and hot water bottles at no additional cost during the winter season. WI-FI is freely accessible in the lounge. We would be happy to arrange for a taxi to collect you at BGD airport or NJP station. We have pick-up from BGD airport or NJP station and travel to Darjeeling (one way). If you choose to use us to be dropped back to the Airport or Station at the end of your stay, we will arrange it. The drive up to Darjeeling is 3hrs and is in any event very scenic. Often tourists choose to use a slightly longer (and even more scenic) route via Mirik Lake. This latter route is approximately 4 hrs. ... more   less 
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