After the noise and polution of the big Indian cities, Darjeeling was an oasis. The Dekling itself was also fantastic. The staff anticapated all of our needs and went above and beyond when we needed assistance. Even going to the post office and sending off a package for me after our departure. We even arrived early unannounced by two days and they bent over backwards to accomidate. The first two nights we had an attic room with an incredable view of the mountians. The attic is very cozy and the thick wool blankets gave me my best sleep in India. Our last two nights we were on the first floor and the room was a little less glamourous but still very nice. Hot water was always relyable and breakfast was very satisfying. I can't say enough about the owner or the staff.
The only things one should be aware of is that the Dekling's reception is on the fourth floor, and if you have an attic room you will have to climb six flights of stairs to get there.
Also, across the street from the Dekling is where at least a couple of dozen taxi's park. These taxi's get moving at around 3am to take people to see the sunrise at Tiger Hill, so they can wake you up briefly, but its not really that big a bother.
However the location (right at one end of the mall) great rooms and a superstar staff make this hotel very well worth the price. I was sorry to have to leave.
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- Also Known As:
- Dekeling Hotel Darjeeling