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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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

chennai
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The hotel is located in the centre and hence we can walk down to nearby restaurants to eat since they do not have restaurant inside. But the rooms are very good, give nice complimentary breakfast made in the home upstairs itself.

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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. 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 

Llanllawddog, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I contacted the Snow Lion by internet from outside the country and was dealt with promptly and efficiently. They organised relatively economical pick up from airport making the journey easy after what had been a long flight from the UK. The rooms are beautifully presented. I was there in the Winter and each night I was provided with hot water... 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. 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 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Rooms were large,neat and clean.Staff was supportive and helpful.Blanket,towels provided was clean.Breakfast was good.Rooms were large,neat and clean.Staff was supportive and helpful.Blanket,towels provided was clean.Breakfast was good.It's a small hotel, with excellent rooms, with intercom and 24hours available hot water in the geyser, well private bathrooms and sanitary.In the end they will honour you with a white piece of cloth... 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 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 

Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The owners took very good care of us and made us feel like family. I was travelling alone with my 4 year old daughter - and when I got sick one day they took so good care of both of us. The livingroom was nice and cozy and the food was good. The road outside is a little bit noisy... More 

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

Dear Saga & Sabine, TashiDelek!!! Thank you very 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 holiday in Darjeeling & would love to have you stay with us on your next visit to the queen of the Hills!!! We are located... More 

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