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Snow Lion HomeStay

27A Gandhi Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pune, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is very friendly. The breakfast served is good as well. The rooms are well maintained. Hot water is also served instantly in flasks to room whenever ordered via intercom. Room heaters are also provided optionally at an additional charge of 400 rupees.

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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 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 

Gaupne, Norway
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Rooms are spacious, and beds are good. The bathrooms are nice, and the whole place feels like you are at home. Some of the rooms have a view, others don't, so make sure to get one that has. Breakfast is good, and is set in a very cozy living room. Staff is helpful and friendly, but their taxi services seems... 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 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 

guwahati
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

good mountain view neat n clean room with 24 hr hot water and most importantly ever willing helping attitude of staff makes snow lion a wonderful place to stay. will remain grateful for arranging food for my 6 yr old son even at 11 pm. will always remember their warm traditional farewell. drdevid

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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 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 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The rooms were very tidy, well decorated, neat n clean, well lit, with intercom and 24hours available hot water in the geyser, well private bathrooms and sanitary...there is a library cum waiting room. The hotel boys help a lot. They are so polite that at times you can't hear what are they saying..they serve you the breakfast but however lunch... 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 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 

Harrow
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We arrived after a long journey and they whisked our bags direct to the rooms. The rooms were large and I had hot water. The rooms were clean and comfy. We were leaving early the next day and they made us a packed breakfast of toast and eggs to take with us! Awesome. The front desk were friendly and helpful.... 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 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 

Pune, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We showed up at 10 in the night after a long journey from Bhutan. The front desk person was really helpful and got us settled in quick. We just needed a clean comfortable place to spend the night as we were checking out early morning. Do visit their dining area upstairs during sunrise to catch a glimpse of the spectacular... 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 it!!! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. I am glad to inform you that we have upgraded all our rooms with Bhutan Pine wood panelling on the walls and Italian wooden flooring. We strive... More 

Agra, India
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited Snow Lion Homestay in June, 2014 as a couple on our trip to Gangtok & Pelling. Its location is superb, just right in the middle of city center from where you can have a 5 minutes walk to busy Gandhi road. Run by a very caring Tibetian family, they don't have a restaurant inside but when you are... More 

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SnowlionHomestay, 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 your feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. I am glad to inform you that we have upgraded all our rooms with Bhutan Pine wood panelling on the walls and Italian wooden flooring. We... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Snow lion was a great, affordable stay. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms were a bit damp during monsoon season but otherwise fine. They did not have much information on the city, but the location is perfect for getting around Darjeeling! Nice stay.

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SnowlionHomestay, 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 your feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. I am glad to inform you that we have upgraded all our rooms with Bhutan Pine wood panelling on the walls and Italian wooden flooring. We... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 

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Address: 27A Gandhi Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Snow Lion Homestay Darjeeling
Snow Lion Homestay Hotel Darjeeling
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Darjeeling
#7 Romantic Hotel in Darjeeling

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