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Olde Main Bellevue Heritage Hotel
Ranked #70 of 99 Hotels in Darjeeling
Reviewed September 29, 2009

I recently had the great pleasure of staying at the Olde Main Bellevue and meeting its owner, Mr. Gyaltsen The staff were very helpful and the room was very comfortable and extremely clean. It's right at the Chowrasta, and has great views. You can't go wrong staying there. Also, Glenary's restaurant is good and is close by.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 19, 2009

Staying at the hotel was a good experience in all. The chalet wing wing suite we stayed in was big and comfortable and the room and toilet were clean. The view was great. The frontdesk people specially Pritam were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is bang on the Chowrasta and we could walk down to the mall whenever we felt like it. There's no question of noise as no traffic is allowed in the mall area. It was also a safe place to stay in with young kids. Only disadvantage was the hotel did not have its own restaurant, but they do bring in food for you from a caterer who is on contract. And there is no dirth of eating places the moment you step out. The maintenance of the place could be better, but we came away feeling happy we stayed there. If you are looking for somthing swank, this hotel is not your cup of tea.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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4  Thank Wanderworld13
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Siddhartha412, Owner at Olde Main Bellevue Heritage Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2009

Thank-you! Spot-on! Very honest and very helpful for us to manage expectations!!

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Reviewed July 5, 2009

We organized a trip for 55 people to come to Darjelling. Most had never been to the mountains before so it was a real experience. The staff were wonderful from start to finish. They were able to help orgainze so much of the trip even before we arrived via email communication. Very professional and so wonderfully helpful. I wasn't sure how easy it would be to arrange a week long trip for so many people but they helped to make it easy and everyone was able to enjoy a wonderful holiday together!

  • Stayed: April 2009
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4  Thank treehuggerjms
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Reviewed July 1, 2009

We traveled by Motobike, an old Enfield Bullet coming from NJP. We were welcome very friendly, they fund a small closed place for the motobike and a very nice old fashoned room for us. Its seems for us to go back to the beginning of the 20th century, like an old gentelman and an old lady, walking on old wooden floor, observing the tea plantation far in the mist... a magic place. The hotel staff was helpfull and we feel like with friends. An unforgettable moment.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank marc_pondi
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Reviewed June 6, 2009

There are three similar Hotels at Chaurasta in Darjeeling on property inherited and three cousins have built their own hotels. All go by the name of Bellevue. The Olde Bellevue and the one called new "Chalet' belongs to one cousin. The olde is a heritage building falling apart. One cousin has built a hotel directly overlooking the Chaurasta and another has built one on the road going down from the Chaurasta but in front of genaries retaurant. My comments are restricted to the Olde and the new called 'Chalet'. The rooms are a good size but unkempt, with cleanliness much to be desired. It is run by a very lethargic administration employing 'Mundus or Chokra Boys' with absolutely no supervision. No indoor catering exists but food can be ordered through a contractor. His method of serving meals is by packing them in aliminium foil. There is no dining room except in the olde Bellevue but this is no longer in use. Since the location is very good and visitors are not seemingly interested in anything else besides rooms being large you find many in one room. Does not cater for those seeking cleanliness, or other facilities that go with a good hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank colhanda
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Reviewed June 4, 2009

The Old Bellevue radiates with a quaintness and warmth that one is unlikely to find elsewhere in Darjeeling. Though very close to the vibrant Chowrasta square, it is neatly tucked away at a higher altitude, so that the noise from the square does not reach through. This proximity to the main square, whilst being able to be hidden away from the din and blast of daily Darjeeling life is indeed an unbeatable combination.

The fact that the Old Bellevue is perched at a significant height also ensures that the view is fantabulous. Almost every "tourist worthy" location in Darjeeling is within walking distance of the Old Bellevue. The rooms are very clean, reasonably spacious and very very affordable. If you're looking for a peaceful hideaway, Old Bellevue is the place for you.

I landed here in the summer of '08 to get away from metro life, refurbish my rapidly depleting "life" fuel, introspect and do some writing. I did this and much more. While I initially came to stay for just a month, I ended up staying for 4!

Mere words cannot describe what Darjeeling did for my soul--and a large part of my gratitude goes to the Old Bellevue and in particular to the wonderful care and affection that Siddharth and his family showered on me.

I cannot thank them enough: Siddharth, (the owner), his distinguished father, his beautiful wife Nassis, his delightful daughter, Nirvana, his friendly father in law who always had a smile on his face, and his absolutely adorable mother in law, who whipped up the finest delicacies and ensured that I was at peak health, as I wrote extensively, meditated extensively and made peace with myself. I miss Old Bellevue very much.

Shamnad Basheer
Ministry of HRD Professor of IP Law
NUJS, Kolkata, India

  • Stayed: July 2008
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3  Thank ShamnadBasheer
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Reviewed June 3, 2009

I am glad I picked this hotel during my 20-day vacation at Darjeeling. We stayed both in the Heritage wing and also the new wing (The Deluxe suite) and both rooms command spectacular views of the hills. The heritage wing commands the best view. The other plus is that it is right at the centre of Darjeeling. The rooms were affordable, spacious, clean and well-furnished. We can walk to most of the tourist spots, or can easily hire a taxi (we highly recommend the driver employed by the hotel who is an exception to the reckless mountain driving; he drives slowly and carefully so the tourists can take in the views leisurely). The biggest plus was the friendly and co-operative hotel staff. We highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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Address: | The Mall, Chowrasta, Darjeeling 734101, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling District > Darjeeling
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Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #70 of 99 Hotels in Darjeeling
Price Range: $21 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Olde Main Bellevue Heritage Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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