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“Breathtaking views of Kangchenjunga!!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Chiminda International
Middle Pelling Hill Station | West Sikkim, Pelling 737113, India   |  
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Ranked #7 of 14 hotels in Pelling
Bangalore, India
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“Breathtaking views of Kangchenjunga!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I stayed at hotel Chiminda International in Pelling in December and my experience was really great. Thought the hotel looks small from outside, it is extremely comfortable and cozy inside. Well maintained rooms and prompt room service. Food was amazing and the staff extremely helpful and friendly. View of Kangchenjunga from the window was breathtaking. It is the closest hotel to Kangchenjunga range.

Pelling itself is a very remote place, do not expect great facilties there but what ever Pelling can offer, you have it in Chiminda.

Strongly recommended.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

After visiting and looking at 4-5 hotels, we finally decided to stay at Chiminda. We stayed there for 2 nights (17-18 Mar'12). Overall experience & service was good. Pelling is divided in 3 parts. Upper, middle & lower Pelling. Chiminda is in middle Pelling from where it was easy to walk across upper and lower Pelling. Morning view of snow clad Khangchendzonga mountain range from hotel balcony was awesome.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I have read very good reviews of this hotel and have choosen this above all other hotel choices in pelling. I was hoping for a good family vacation. It was a terrible experience overall. The hotel is terribly managed, the walkways are dirtiest. One can see from the open windoes the bedsheets and pillows thrown into a horrible dirty room directly on the floor. I am more than sure that they are reused mutliple times without even going for a fresh wash. I had booked Suite room hoping that it will be a better room than anyother room in the hotel. Very strangely suite rooms dont provide any view to the mountain range, so had to shift to a Super delux room, which was handed over to us after 4 hours waiting time. The room wasnt cleaned, the bedsheets werent changed, the dustbin not cleaned, what not everything you cant even imagine to be done in that way, they have managed to do so. The Hotel manager wasnt bothered about the guests coming in but was more bothered about some negotiations with those checking out.

the last thing was they served bread thoast which had fungus on it. This is most terrible experience i ever had in my whole life. Dont at all prefer this hotel. Still if you want to prefer it, please go directly to the Hotel, check for yourself and then opt for a room. Most of the time, the hotel is half empty, you would easily get a room .
There are atleast a dozen more hotels you will get with a better qaulity for atleast 70% less than this hotel charges you. In pelling, there is no shortage or rooms and if at all you are planning to go to Pelling, just go there and check for rooms - you will easily get it as most of the hotels run with below 30% occupancy most of the times.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Pelling is a small town with limited facilities if you view it as a tourist place. With this backdrop, I would really like to congratulate Chiminda staff for their good management of the hotel.
Rooms are specious, clean. We liked the food and hospitality of the staff.
Overall a nice experience at Chiminda and Pelling!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

The rooms were very clean.Also the view from the balcony was superb in the early morning you could actually see the mountains view.You will get good veg stuffs.The staff were very helpful and the service was excellent.Would recommend this hotel if you visit pelling.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2011

From the first floor rooms that were alloted to us,the view of the mighty Kanchanganga glacier in the early morning was simply breathtaking..We did not have to go to any point thus to see it as we could admire it right from our balcony.The rooms and the service is amazing but the food quality is not so good.As we are non vegeterians we did not like the food so much and there are no good restaurants nearby so it was small problem.Also we did not find any medical store nearby and as one of us was not well we were stuck.We are not 'loud music' buffs and so the loud orchestra which was just below our rooms was very annoying.We were sleep deprived as the orchestra went on till 11 pm and we had to get up early the next journey and continue our journey.
Overall we liked the hotel as the whole purpose of visiting Pelling (to catch a glimpse of Kanhchanganga) was achieved..

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2010 via mobile

Great hotel awesome rooms friendly staff and a mesmerising view of Mt.Kanchenzonga if yous lucky.

  • Stayed June 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Middle Pelling Hill Station | West Sikkim, Pelling 737113, India
Location: India > Sikkim > Pelling
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 14 hotels in Pelling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pelling is a beautiful hill station where you can lose yourself in the beauty of nature. Located at an elevation of 6200ft above sea-level, it is an ideal base to explore the unique beauty of West Sikkim and going for various trekking trips. Chiminda International, a unit of the Milestones family, is a professionally managed hotel which pays high emphasis on quality and customer delight. Located conveniently on the main road, it is easily accessible by car and has sufficient parking space. Equipped with 24 rooms in all, it offers a variety of options with different pricing to suit your requirements in the form of super-deluxe and deluxe rooms, an executive suite and family suites. All rooms are beautifully decorated and well-furnished with modern amenities. The 15 super-deluxe rooms boast a mountain-facing balcony with cozy seating, where you can savour the breath-taking view of Kangchenjunga, the 3 rd highest peak in the world. The hotel offers Aroma - a multi-cuisine restaurant, with clean and hygienic pure veg food, a kitchen for self-cooking groups. Also, Taatopaani restobar, a vibrant place to chill out with a drink or two with live music in the background to entertain you. ... more   less 
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