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Olde Main Bellevue Heritage Hotel
Ranked #71 of 100 Hotels in Darjeeling
Reviewed May 18, 2010

Rooms were big but not well kept.Most of the lights were not working.toilet was dirty and price was much more than the services provided.Though the location is good, there is nothing good to write about other things.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank KapeedKolkata
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Reviewed May 10, 2010

What a dissapointment !!! Very poor value for money considering we spent INR 2750 per night (that too without breakfast). The location is good, but I could find so many things wrong with this place and these are things that could be set right with little effort and cost.

Let me try and be positive and list the pros first:
- Good location
- Great view of the mountain range
- Great sized room with nice furniture


Cons:
- Badly maintained, dingy/badly lit corridors/common areas with cobwebs.
- Bad room service (presumably). Though we never bothered contacting room service, we could see that plates kept outside by our neighbours after a 'room service meal' were not taken away for like 24 hours.
- Staff with 'don't give a damn' attitude. Half the lights in our room didn't work and they didn't bother to fix it in spite of assuring us that they would be fixed.
- Overpriced tariff

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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3  Thank srini1275
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Siddhartha412, Owner at Olde Main Bellevue Heritage Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2010

Old Bellevue Heritage Hotel is a small family run heritage property. We do not offer room service and so judging us on room service is like judging a budget airline on its meals! We are proud that our staff are not imposed upon to wear uniforms and we concentrate rather on providing great, clean well furnished rooms with great views with colonial character in what is admittedly the best location in Darjeeling (The Mall). Our heritage character and colonial charm may seem to some as "dark and dingy" - as do Oxford Colleges for that matter, this is just a matter of perception.

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Reviewed May 2, 2010

Booked only for its good location (2-3 mins from the mall and chowrasta), all other things are worst. I stayed in a budget room, cleanliness was horrible, hotel do not have a restaurant, room service was horrible (staff not at all trained, very casual in attitude, not properly dressed even).
Travel desk was average.
One plus point is that it got 24 Hr water supply (hot and cold) and electricity.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Aveek_81
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Reviewed January 19, 2010

Siddharta is the most warm, charming, intelligent and hospitable host you could ever imagine. My daughter and I spent two nights at his lovely hotel in Darjeeling. Not only that - Sid met us at the airport, drove us to Darjeeling and two days later back, and helped us with the next step in our journey. And on the road we had wonderful chats about studying in a Jesuit school, cycling, interracial tension in Britain, the history of the hills, and other issues. Sid rules!

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with friends
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4  Thank svlundgr
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Reviewed December 31, 2009

We had selected this hotel as it was close to the Mall area . It was an average hotel with spacious rooms . Our room was average , not very clean but view from the room was fantastic. Room service average but the staffs were helpful. Good hotel in terms of money spent.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled with family
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3  Thank tourtopics
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Siddhartha412, Owner at Olde Main Bellevue Heritage Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2009

Much appreciate this review and will certainly take on board the comments.

As the reviewer says, the visit was in April 2007, it is now January 2010.

Every review (besides this) listed on Tripadvisor pertains to a stay after April 2009, so this review is rather outdated.

Since Dec 2007 we have greatly improved the standard of our rooms and tastefully refurbished the property (in particular the heritage wing). We now also have a new wing.

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Reviewed December 27, 2009

The hotel is really nice: very clean, spacious rooms with great views over Darjeeling and cozy beds (the only minor imperfection: the carpets should be renewed). The staff is super friendly and helpful and even provide you with hot water bottles (the nights can be very cold). The location is perfect for restaurants, shopping and sightseeing.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank ivylee78
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Reviewed December 18, 2009

The staff at the Bellevue are friendly and charming and go out of their way to help. We were picked up from the station even though our train was very late. They provide advice and guides for treking trips.
The hotel is in a great position just off the Chowrastra and the lovely, spacious rooms have fantastic views.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank springvisitors
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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 #71 of 100 Hotels in Darjeeling
Price Range: $21 - $51 (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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