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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 2 nights last week. I booked this property after reading positive reviews on Tripadvisor. My experience is quite good. I am satisfied. I would like to point out few things: Location: Very near to Mall, 5 mins downward walk from hotel. The road is narrow & too many cars were parked on the road. This will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I often travel into the hills during the off season (monsoon), cuz I like soaking up different flavours. This was my first time at the Snow Lion; and it was very pleasant. The staff was friendly and helpful. Note. I crawl in at post 12, pretty loud, and wake up at 7, pretty grumpy. They took good care of me.... More 

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Thank Ayush D
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit to this friendly Tibetan family maintained property in Darjeeling was a much anticipated one for both my husband and me. The location is so convinient that the approach road leads straight to the entrance. There is a parking space on the road level. We loved the tastefully done up decoration in the room which looked very warm and... More 

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Thank christineuk2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Last May I went to Darjeeling with my wife and son. Before my visit I had contacted Mr Gailley, the owner of Snowlion Homestay, and he had reserved a room for me. Such was his generosity that he even informed me that there wasn't any room with mountain view. But such was his gesture that even if I wouldn't have... More 

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Thank Arindam S
Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The place doesnt give you a feeling of homestay rather its a nice cosy hotel. The staff is really helpful and communicates clearly. The gentleman from the staff gave me an umbrella to use when he realized that I am on my own on that particular morning. He also gave me inputs as to which sights are worth visiting and... More 

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Thank Thryza
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We stayed two night at this hotel and hotel staff Ms sangita and other staff are so nice. I have also thanks to Mr gailly who help me out so much and give us a wonderful stay in his hotel . everything is to good. next time ill stay again in this same hotel and ill recommended to others also.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Lovely room overlooking the street and the family are charming. We were picked up from the airport for £25 which was very convenient after a long flight from London, We arranged to leave a rucksack at the homestay during a 5 day trek. The rooms do get cold in March but the blankets are lovely. We were charged extra for... More 

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Thank Fintan S
Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

Dear Fintan, Namaste & TashiDelek!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable & positive feedback :-) As is our motto, we provide true value for money! It is always such a pleasure and humbling experience when your collective efforts are acknowledged. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation... More 

India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We stayed for 2 nights at Snow Lion hotel, which is owned and managed by a Tibetan family. Staff was courteous and charming and the rooms were pretty spacious with the basic amenities. The hotel was perfectly located at Gandhi road, short 10 minute walk from the Mall/Chowrasta. Breakfast options are limited, either you can have Aloo Paratha or Egg(fried/omlette)... More 

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

Dear Arif, Namaste & TashiDelek !!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable & positive feedback :-) As is our motto, we provide true value for money! It is always such a pleasure and humbling experience when your collective efforts are acknowledged. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The homestay is located on Gandhi Road which is around 5-10 mins walk from the Mall Road/Chowrasta, on a straight gradient. Due to peak season, we got two rooms on the top most (4th) floor (no views rooms). Note that, they don’t have a lift, so it was a quite some climb upstairs. However, the staffs were very helpful and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Our visit to Darjeeling was a much awaited one and booking our stay at this charming Tibetan homestay hotel was one of the highlights. We were captivated by the enchanting view from the window of our room which itself was so appealing and inviting! Clean and neat was the go word here as the entire property was very properly maintained.... More 

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

Dear Jenny, Namaste & TashiDelek !!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable & positive feedback :-))) It is always such a pleasure and humbling experience when your collective efforts are acknowledged. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling & hope you come back soon in... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of Darjeeling, close to the Mall's shopping and entertainment, is "Snowlion Homestay." The hotel is owned & managed by a Tibetan family. Located on Gandhi Road, which is a continuation of the Mall Road, it provides an ideal base for the many local tourist attractions, whilst being in a central, upmarket area of the town. All our rooms have en suite (attached) bathroom with showers, hot & cold running water (24hrs), W.C, in-house telephone and remote control television with Cable TV (37 channels including BBC, Star TV, Zee, ESPN etc). We provide room heaters and hot water bottles at no additional cost during the winter season. WI-FI is freely accessible in the lounge. We would be happy to arrange for a taxi to collect you at BGD airport or NJP station. We have pick-up from BGD airport or NJP station and travel to Darjeeling (one way). If you choose to use us to be dropped back to the Airport or Station at the end of your stay, we will arrange it. The drive up to Darjeeling is 3hrs and is in any event very scenic. Often tourists choose to use a slightly longer (and even more scenic) route via Mirik Lake. This latter route is approximately 4 hrs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Snow Lion HomeStay

Address: 27A Gandhi Road | Opposite Bethany primary school, Darjeeling 734101, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling
Price Range: $36 - $2,648 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Snow Lion HomeStay 1*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Snow Lion Homestay Darjeeling
Snow Lion Homestay Hotel Darjeeling
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