i came to gangtok recently and stayed at golden pagoda. But it was a wrong decision. Some reviews gave it all praise and i followed them. There is nothing good about this hotel. I suffered a lot, and nobody else should suffer in this hotel when coming to such a good place as gangtok. The room is so small i felt like i was in a small cell or something. When i asked the manager to change my room, he declined in a rude way. The standard double room for rs 1500 is not even fit for a single person to stay without feeling pushed in by walls from all sides. I wanted to change my room because in my experience, nobody has ever cheated up front by charging so much for so little. This is like daylight robbey and the hotel owner is shameless in not reducing the price or at least talking nicely. Those who liked this place must be naive tourists who are just happy to have gone somewhere.
The food i had at the golden pagoda's so-called rooftop restaurant were overpriced. They were hastily made in a small kitchen and served badly. The waiters were rude and did not follow even simple instructions.
I was too upset when i found out that the sheets smelled of fungus. When i called the bell boy, he came with some extra sheets and was clearly drunk. There is no doubt this hotel has lots of drunk staff at night. This is a serious offence. None of them had any fear or regard about some customers complaining. Golden pagoda is on the middle of main mg marg in gangtok, which is a good place, so the hotel owner has held every tourist to ransom since people like to stay in the main town.
Next time when i am in gangtok i am not staying here. Dont stay here you too if you dont want to ruin your vacation. What u can do is to go in and see for yourself before booking. This place is a swindler, a BIG one. But tourists with brains will instantly see through.
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