I booked Revolver of the good reveiw of Tripadvisor, but it is turned out as most terrible hotel experience!
1) Poor Water Pressure - unable to take a shower
I stayed in "Paul", the water pressure is terribly weak (please see photo enclosed), it is not more than a line that I can't take shower at all. If you can take shower in this water level, please go ahead!
Also, the use LPG as fuel for the heater, the room is full of LPG smell whenever you are using the heater. the room is full of odur
2) No hot water for the hand basin.
the heater is only connected to the shower but that means you have wash your face at the early morning with the frezzing cold water. If you wanted to quickly wake up at the morning, Resolver shall be your choice.
3) Odd entrance.
Revolver is stand in a far inside of the lane, that you have (a) entered a muddy car park and (b) then turn right to walk through a very narrow muddy footpath, (c) so you can finally see the entrance of Revolver. (phoro enclosed)
Note there is no lighting at the carpark and the muddy footpath, so if you go out for dinner. Please don't forget to bring your torch!
4) Poor Travel Services
The hotel owner offered two half day tour by using the hotel car at Rs2,000. - a) a half day visit for city tour i.e. tea planation and zoo and b) a half day visit to see the sun rise at Tiger Hill.
One day before my Tiger Hill visit, the owner suggested me to cancel the Tiger sun rise visit on the ground that of poor weather / cloudy, that I am unable to see the sun rise. I therefore accepted their proposal and then make my own arrangement to citywalk and joy ride of the toy train.
But I later found out that they use the hotel car to send the other hotel customer to the Napel Border (of course at a charge basis) and that's the reason they pro-actively suggested me to cancel .
of course, they have the right to selected the best way to use the hotel car to earn the highest profit and the best deal.
But you know,they have chraged me Rs1,600 of the half day city tour! (originally agreed 2 half day is Rs2,000!!! but I didn't ask them the breakdown cost of the two half day tour) !!!
5)Check your Bill
They make "mistakes" on all the bills. Make sure you have checked the bills before you paid it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Revolver, Darjeeling is a small, cosy hotel with five rooms. When the owners decided to start a small hotel, being fond of music, particularly the Beatles, the owners decided to base the decor on the Beatles memorabilia that they had collected over the years. Accordingly, the hotel was named after the most critically acclaimed album of the Beatles.Based on guest feedback, since the latter half of 2012, all the rooms have been made non-smoking. ... more less