I stayed with my family for 3N & 3D here in Oct 2012. Most remarkable thing about this hotel is: it is extraordinarily neat, clean and cozy. Almost spotless.
I stayed in one of the 3 attic rooms. R/n 501, to be precise. 501 and 502 have good views of the Kanchenjunga range; 503 doesn't. 502 has the best view. I wonder if rooms in the floors below have any views of the range at all. But the restaurant on floor 4, has good views too. You can be in the restaurant early morning to catch glimpses of the sunrise.
SR doesn't serve meals, but you can order for snacks which the attendants will take good care to prepare and serve at the restaurant. Meals can be enjoyed at restaurants which are about a 7-8 minutes walk.The attendants and the hotel team were very courteous. The breakfast fare was incredibly sumptuous.
For anyone who has a problem to climb stairs, the attic rooms and restaurants are not going to be too attractive though. NO elevators. In fact, you will not find an elevator fitted in any hotel in Darjeeling.
I wish the street outside the hotel was cleaner. Really messy! In fact, the location of this hotel is not that great. Not in the quieter locales of Darjeeling. In fact, very noisy at night and early morning.
SR is not v close to the mall. Not that the mall is a great place in Darjeeling anyway, anymore. The quieter location of Darjeeling from where you can enjoy an uncut view of the range (Raj Bhavan area) is about kilometer's walk down and (mostly) up.
- 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