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“Beautiful Hotel”

The Orchid Dining Room
Ranked #26 of 117 Restaurants in Darjeeling
Price range: $9 - $19
Description: The Elgin is the oldest heritage hotel in Darjeeling, built in 1887, the hotel has an afternoon tea lounge and an outdoor garden gazebo serving a selection of fresh leaf Darjeeling teas & an entire afternoon tea menu, while drinks and cocktails are also served in the cozy Timber Bar. The Hotel also does set breakfast ,lunch and dinner buffets and table service at the Orchid Dining Room of the hotel . There is also live music in the evening at dinner time in the Orchid Dining Room.
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Description: The Elgin is the oldest heritage hotel in Darjeeling, built in 1887, the hotel has an afternoon tea lounge and an outdoor garden gazebo serving a selection of fresh leaf Darjeeling teas & an entire afternoon tea menu, while drinks and cocktails are also served in the cozy Timber Bar. The Hotel also does set breakfast ,lunch and dinner buffets and table service at the Orchid Dining Room of the hotel . There is also live music in the evening at dinner time in the Orchid Dining Room.
Reviewed December 28, 2012

my tour group stayed here for 2 nights.
Beautiful settings.
very classic, British style. nice nice.
Lovely garden.
Clean room.
Good food.
Good staff. always smiling and helpful.
WIFI spot a bit odd though.
We need a twin room but when twin room was not available, the staff were willing to arrange an extra bed for me. quick action. heater was mild but my friend still got respiration problem. dry air can easily makes her cough. I got a very dry throat too though i had already put a cup of water on the ground at night. We are not used to dry air made by heater.

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3  Thank cchiuching
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

We arrived there just after getting married. We reached to Bagdogra airport and the remaining things Elgin did for us. Pick up and a warm welcome at hotel. Sight viewing and all..beautiful hotel and all polite and professional staffs.

1  Thank Ashutosh11jan
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

I stayed at the Elgin for 3 nights, Since our package was MAP I had my breakfast & dinners here. The Dining room and bar lounge were classy & the buffet dinner was an excellent experience and the food was excellent in taste.The buffet dinner included a choice of best tea's to be had. The tomato soup was the best I have ever had in my lifetime, The Chinese food was not as good as Indian. The service was excellent. The relatively less items in the buffet was compensated by giving flexibility to recommend additional dishes which they made to order, In all an excellent experience

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2  Thank ShreyasMalkan
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

We visited the Elgin for high tea (unfortunately the rooms were a tad out of our price range!). Whilst the high tea was nothing like the high tea you would expect in the UK, for a mere £3.50 or so one cannot complain. The surroundings were lovely and we felt really welcome, perfect if you feel like an afternoon of luxury!

1  Thank Mattbor86
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Reviewed December 4, 2011

Stayed for 4 days in 2010. We got the attic room which was stunningly beautiful. It felt like a tree house. Room had great views of the mountains. Food was average and so was service. The hotel lacks a spa which would be an excellent facility to have. Bar is a nice place to sit around and read during the day and have a drink in the evening - very English design! There is a certain old English Charm about the Elgin which we fell in love with.

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1  Thank Alwaystrue22
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