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The Elgin, Darjeeling

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In case you are planning to go to Darjeeling then this is best place to stay. This is located 2 minutes walking from Chourasta and also being Heritage resort they have preserved the old design and which is good. This is a luxury resort and staff is very good. I strongly recommend this in Darjeeling.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Elgin is a heritage hotel of some substance, fantastic service from the staff, we were made to feel most welcome.The hotel is situated towards the top of the hill within a few minutes walk from Chowrista square. The gardens are lovely and well maintained, there is a covered area out side to sit and enjoy the view, which is... More 

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my wife, The property is awesome everting is great , location is in the city all the main attraction in in walkable distance, rooms are good , wooden flooring , old heritage property , they have there own lawn , there are much more to see in side the hotel, Food is amazing , and great... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings and Namaskar! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation of the property ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed your expectations .... More 

New Delhi, India
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I personally like Elgin Hotels, be it in Gangtok, Kalingpong or Darjeeling. The room is a little on the expensive side as they include free breakfast and dinner, which usually does not cost a lot in Darjeeling. However, having said that the rooms were spacious and clean. The view was good and the staff is polite and helpful. They have... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor Member! Greetings and Namaskar! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation of the property ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed your expectations .... More 

Clermont-Ferrand, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We had a lovely room with a view. The hotel itself feels like you're in a beautifully maintained colonial bungalow. The staff are extremely helpful, efficient, kind and pleasant. The hotel is perfectly placed - in the heart of Darjeeling and yet quiet enough to be peaceful. The Mall road and the commercial street are just 5 minutes away on... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor Member! Greetings and Namaskar! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation of the property ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed your expectations .... More 

New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We (couple with a 3.5 yr old) stayed 3 nights at the property and had a comfortable stay. We got a room with a great view which was quite spacious and comfortable.We loved the interiors. The geyser wasn't working on the 2nd day and they gave us key to the adjacent room so that we could use that as well... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Sir ! Greetings and Namaskar! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation of the property ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed your... More 

Kolkata
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

An awesome heritage hotel with mesmerising decor with antique & vintage decor. Par excellence impeccable hospitality with a warm smile always. Buffet & à la càrte food is yummilicious.A home away from home feel with staff of immaculate hospitality standards. I feel elated to write this feedback about Elgin Darjeeling.I would highly recommend this property for this heavenly paradise experience.... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings and Namaskar! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation of the property ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed your expectations .... More 

Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

I would say the best of Elgin out of its 4. It takes you back in memory lane of old Raja / Maharaja / British time. Its bar lounge, restaurant, reception, library & rooms.. you can get soaked in old era besides a great view of mountains & sun set. The staff is quite polite, helpful & well behaviour.

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor Member! Greetings and Namaskar! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation of the property ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed your expectations .... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Stayed three nights here and enjoyed it thoroughly. Ashok in the restaurant greeted us with a delightful smile each day. Food good, large comfortable bed, nice view out across Darjeeling. Centrally located near the mall. Two friendly Samoyed dogs live here and are good with greet guests. Wifi good connection, showers work well lounge area peaceful.

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor Member! Greetings and Namaskar! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation of the property ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed your expectations .... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

We stayed for 3 nights with my family in early August and we really loved it. Having completed the Golden Triangle in modern, comfortable but largely anonymous hotels the Elgin was a real find. Right in the centre of Darjeeling it was more like a home than a hotel and had a strong sense of its history. Victorian furniture and... More 

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor Member! Greetings and Namaskar! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation of the property ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed your expectations .... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Elgin is the oldest heritage hotel in Darjeeling , built in 1887 it was the summer residence of the Maharajah (King) of Cooch Behar. The property was then leased and run by succession of British families the last being Madame Nancy Oakley . It was then acquired by Mr K.C Oberoi of the Oberoi family of Hoteliers fame in 1969 and has been run and managed by the Elgin Hotels & Resorts Chain to this day . The Elgin brand which now owns and operates 4 Heritage Hotels & Resorts in the region of Darjeeling & Sikkim is headed by its Managing Director Mr B.R Oberoi fondly known as Diamond Oberoi . ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Elgin, Darjeeling

Address: 18 HD Lama Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling
Price Range: $144 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elgin, Darjeeling 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Elgin Darjeeling Hotel Darjeeling
Elgin Hotel Darjeeling
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Darjeeling
#2 Spa Hotel in Darjeeling
#6 Family Hotel in Darjeeling
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