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Mayfair Darjeeling
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Opposite Governor House, Darjeeling 734101, India   |  
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Ranked #2 of 80 Hotels in Darjeeling
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

If you have been to Mayfair's other properties then do no expect it to be the same because this one is a 3* property. Although the property is small(as compared to other properties of Mayfair), but the view is very good. Previously it was a bungalow of a British officer and then converted into a hotel.
The rooms are clean with comfortable beds and pillows. Service is very good and prompt.
Food is OK but could be better, you would feel it more(especially if you are coming from Mayfair Gangtok)
The library is well stocked with books and movies and I really liked the place.
Overall my stay was wonderful and i would advice, if somebody is going to Darjeeling and Gangtok & staying at Mayfair at both the places, then 1st go to Darjeeling.

Room Tip: ask for a room above the reception and not in Orchid Villa as the rooms are small and do no have a f...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We have stayed at the Mayfair Gangtok property before. That experience was so nice that it almost has influenced our decision while selecting a hotel for our stay at Darjeeling this time.
And we did not have to repent, thankfully:-)

The entry-point is surprisingly nondescript!
(The Gangtok Hotel has a royal entry-point)

But at the reception you will be greeted with the traditional silk 'khada' and exquisite Darjeeling tea. The ambiance is regal and majestic.
Though, little pretentious and artificial at times.

That is expected if we remember this was actually a Bungalow of a British officer in the late nineteenth century, then it was converted into an exotic summerhouse of Maharaja of Nazargunj in the early part of twentieth century.
It was only during the late nineties of last century it was converted into a hotel.
The hotel is not a heritage one per se, but the property is.
The hotel has 44 luxurious options of accommodation surrounded by lush greenery and tranquility that include deluxe rooms, cottages, family rooms and suites offering supreme elegance in the blissful settings.
We stayed at the family room of 109 with two interconnected bedrooms with two toilets.
The view of the hotel from the doorstep of our room was excellent.
The Governer's house and the road surrounding the observatory hill is just a few steps away.
But, so nicely secluded from the din and bustle of the city.
The restaurants(Magnolia and Tiffany) are nice but you may think the food spread could have been better and varied, especially if you have already experienced the Gangtok Mayfair restaurant.
The chef will come to your table and take your opinion about the dishes served.

Do we have anything to complain?
Well not really, just a couple of suggestions to make the exceptional property even better.
1. The attached toilets become too cold during the winter time. Can something be done to make these comfortable?
2. The fireplace in the room is a must and you need to have a properly trained staff to keep it alight all the night long.
3. The library is well stacked with books and movies. But sadly lacking a section on books and movies on Darjeeling. I was searching for Satyajit Ray's 'Kanchenjangha' and did not get it:-(

Room Tip: This hotel does not have any Kanchenjungha View room. Our room no 109 had a great view of the hotel...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We were 4 adults and 2 kids and drove to Darjeeling from Bagdogra. The approach to the property is not very encouraging and dont get disheartened by it as the place is beautiful, food is great, service is amazing and frankly you would want to enjoy the property for a day or two rather than going around in the city. One of the days we were very tired and enjoyed the foot massage, which was divine.
Only thing which left us little bit unhappy was the time taken to get the ala-carte dinner ready when the buffet was on. To give credit to the staff they were very proactive in giving the heads up that it will take time and they also provided some snacks / sweets from the buffet to the kids while we were waiting for our order to arrive.
Overall great experience & happy faces !!!!

Room Tip: higher floor towards the corner, liked the location as there was no noise ....
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pune, India
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42 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Stayed at the Mayfair Darjeeling in Feb'14 traveling solo. It is absolutely a stunning property. A pure heritage structure and very well maintained. Probably the best there is in Darjeeling.
The property is so beautiful that spent half the time photographing the hotel itself. Mr Sabhyasachi, the Manager is very helpful and courteous. The welcome tea is awesome. The view from the top of the hotel (Near the exit towards the governors house) is stunning and that of the entire Darjeeling town. Try this at night :)
They light up the fireplace every night as well, much needed when its so cold.


Must Do's:
1. Walk down from the Hotel to the zoo and HMI
2. Walk down from the Hotel to the Mall Road
3. I went off season and so the town was not too crowded and it was very cold. Im told its actually better to go off season.
4. Try the joy ride train journey from Darjeeling to Ghoom and back. It is a world heritage sight
5. Try one of the local pubs in the evening

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gurgaon, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Stayed with my wife in Oct 2013. Awesome hotel. Beautiful architecture. Stayed in Suite and was very clean and comfortable. Food was delicious with a nice range of cuisines. Located at a nice location very near to MG Road. Service was very good. Staff was very friendly. Overall a very beautiful experience. Will definitely recommend this property.

Room Tip: I stayed in Suite Number 10. Nice good suite.
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Undoubtedly the best hotel in Darjeeling. The rooms, the library, the lounge, the gym, the restaurant everything was awesome. The best quality of food you ever get in a hotel. Only one drawback is that you cannot view snow peaks from the hotel otherwise the hotel is fantastically located.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is the best hotel we stayed in during our whole trip. The property is beautiful with great views and the rooms are clean and very comfortable. Definitely on the higher end of the range, but well worth it! Dinner and breakfast was delicious and the restaurant staff (and in general) were great.They will arrange transportation for you to and from the airport and for visiting sights in Darjeeling. If you are willing to spend the extra money, this is the hotel to stay in.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Opposite Governor House, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Location: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Darjeeling
#1 Family Hotel in Darjeeling
#4 Romantic Hotel in Darjeeling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mayfair Darjeeling 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MAYFAIR Darjeeling - located in the lap of Mother Nature, is a star category deluxe heritage hotel that was once the summerhouse of Maharaja of Nazargunj. Located at prime location (opposite Governor's House) in Darjeeling, MAYFAIR Darjeeling is known for world-class facilities, state-of-the-art services, superb amenities, and a home like surrounding that pleases ever tourist. With 43 well-decorated and fully furnished rooms,the leading luxury hotel in Darjeeling provide you accommodation with the motive of "Stay with Us, Stay with Nature". Being over a century old, it still maintains the charm of the old world while having modern amenities and a young and vibrant staff. Warm fires in each room, spectacular sunsets, the stellar Spa, an exclusive Tea boutique and extensive dining options are just some of the reasons guests come back here time and again. ... more   less 
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