We stayed a couple of unplanned rainy (off-season) days here. We had asked for an attic room and a 10X room - unfortunately we did not get the attic room but did get the biggest 102 room.
First the not so good things:
The small road leading to the entrance of the hotel is in bad shape. When your vehicle stops there you would wish your hotel isn't nearby. The view from the rooms is terrible ... hotels/buildings/schools have come-up as tall as Shangrila. A few off-season issues that we faced - electricity and cable TV was erratic. Also we had some trouble with the light and bathroom fixtures. And yes, the WI-FI is broken - you can connect to it but it doesn't connect you to the internet :(
The good things:
Very nice, helpful and friendly staff. The 4th floor breakfast/dining area is very cozy and old world. Has a decent bar too... The breakfast portions and choices are just amazing.
This hotel also has its own taxi service which we used throughout our stay, pickup and drop - they use well maintained vehicles and the drivers are very efficient and courteous. Though no full-kitchen, they have a hotel in the mall and you can order the menu right from your room and will be delivered in your room or on the 4th floor dining area. So from food perspective, we had a good time. Oh, we got a good off-season discount.
I might stay here again only if I get the attic room and probably in-season.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With the views of the Kanchenjunga from the rooftop lounge, reputation for friendly staff and quality accommodation Shangrila Regency represents good value for money. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Rates are for two people sharing and include breakfast. We have our own high quality cars that can be booked in advance to pick you up from the airport/station as well as for tours and onward travel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shangrila Regency Hotel Darjeeling
- Regency Hotel Darjeeling
- Regency Hotel Shangrila