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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 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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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Bangalore, India
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in Snow lion on 2nd and 3rd of April 2014, Coming from south India and used to beautiful home stays in Karnataka and Kerala, I don’t call Snow lion a Home stay at all, Darjeeling in general is very commercial, Snow Lion is no excuse. It has very small rooms, and not well maintained, the bathroom were dirty,... 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. Our rooms are 18ft by 17th ft which by Darjeeling standards is not small at all. You cannot book a double room and show up with 4 pax and be critical of everything. People from all over the world have stayed at Snowlion Homestay & have appreciated our place... More

Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s a small & cute place run by a Tibetan family. It is not a hotel. It's a Tibetan family's house which is converted into a small B&B. So don't expect resort level luxury. What you will get is a warm welcome and a very cozy place to stay. And definitely interesting experience. The rooms are fairly clean and ok... 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 you’re your helpful feedback. We appreciate it very much. As is the case, we try and provide value for the money to all our guests. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with... More

Siliguri, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

My stay at Snow Lion HomeStay was wonderful! The room was affordable, comfortable and spacious and the bed was very comfortable. Everything was clean and I appreciated the hot water. They offered a space heater for only 200Rs a night which made the room very cozy in the cold climate. The staff were great and very accommodating. The hotel is... 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 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... More

Jamshedpur, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I went there with my 2 friends last week. We were staying from 5-7 March 2014. The room was very clean. Staffs were really supportive, very polite and down to earth. Extra mattress was provided for 600 rupees. Only 1 issue we faced that the hotel does not provide room heater along with the room. You have to pay extra... 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 your valuable feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling! The heater we provided you is an Italian radiator which is far more effective than a conventional heater but consumes 3 times the electricity so the Rs.200 charge is... More

Hoopa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I chose Snow Lion based on what I had read on the Internet. It sounded like a cozy, homey place to stay, rather than some of the other more formal hotels. It is run by several generations of a Tibetan family. I visited Darjeeling many times as a child and as an adult. It’s probably my favorite place in the... More

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

TashiDelek! Thank you for your review. It seems that the agency you booked through did not clarify the details with you properly. I had clearly told them before accepting the booking that the rooms with the mountain view were already booked. Our breakfast room is a common area & the KanchenJunga ranges are visible on a clear day! As for... More

Bhubaneswar, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

All previous reviews are justified.....I had stayed in this homestay from 27th Feb to 1st Mar 14. Approchable to almost all important area of Darjeeling. Excellent people to take care of your requirements. Mr Gailly and team were wonderful. Each and every activity was full of homely touch. The interior of the Dining area was awesome having combination of antique... More

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

Losar TashiDelek!!! Happy Male Wood Horse year!!! Thank you very much for taking time out to post you’re your helpful feedback. I have made a note of your valuable suggestions! 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... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A warm welcome awaitedme. The car collecting me from Bagdogra was on time and in good condition with a v Rey helpful driver who took me the scenic route as requested. He was happy to stop for photo opportunities. Darjeeling was colder than I had expected after Kolkata. Staff could not have been more helpful got me room heater, hot... More

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

Losar TashiDelek!!! Happy Male Wood Horse year!!! Thank you very much for taking time out to post you’re your helpful 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.... More

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Everyone was very accommodation at Snow Lion. The breakfast is great and you get lots of hot water bottles. The heater is an extra 200RS per night (which we didn't know until the very end that we were being charged for it - which wasn't the best as we had no problem paying but would have rather known up front)... More

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

TashiDelek & Happy New Year 2014!!! Thank you very much for taking time out to post you’re 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,... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The Snowlion is a wonderful, modern, homely hotel run with an excellent friendly service. The staff are exceptionally helpful, the rooms are a good size, comfortable and well decorated. Slight warning if travelling to Darjeeling during Winter, the Snowlion (like everywhere in Darjeeling) shall be cold, even with the rs.200 heaters so bring wolly socks and hats - your be... More

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

TashiDelek! Thank you very much for 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. We have encased the bed mattresses with a proactive cover. Housekeeping is... More

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

My daughter, daughter-in-law, her mother, and our young grandson aged nine months stayed at the Snow Lion for six nights in December. We couldn't have had a more welcoming and happy experience. Travelling with a young baby requires lots of extra attention and assistance and the staff were always charming and helpful with the extra duties, such as cleaning milk... More

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

Dear Susan, TashiDelek! Thank you very much for 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 family thank... More

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Additional Information about Snow Lion HomeStay

Also Known As:
Snow Lion Homestay Hotel
Snow Lion Homestay Darjeeling
Snow Lion Homestay Hotel Darjeeling
Address: 27A Gandhi Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 78 hotels in Darjeeling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Snow Lion HomeStay 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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