We were 3 couples who stayed at this place in our final leg of the journey to Sikkim and Darjeeling. Overall the stay was a mixed one - neither good nor bad.. yea but could have been made much better by the management (guess the owner only looks after the hotel)
Rooms - Rooms were clean, sufficiently large and modern bathroom. The bed had electrical heating attached to it.. Geyser capacity was definitely not up to the mark..
Food - Food was good and homely. However, the major problem is the hotel does not have a running restaurant. It does not or will not arrange for you and food items except for what has been chosen at the time of booking.
Service - Service during day time (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ) was good. However, there was no service after 8 !!! yes, no service after 8.30-9... The owner has hired only young college graduates who are at the Hotel only during day time.. All 6 of us felt that the hotel is run like a college hostel with the Hotel Manager/ Owner as the strict warden.. Guests can not have dinner after 8, they can not have breakfast before 7.30.. Since there was some trouble with the lights in the near by areas the hotel had to run on a generator only. Unlike other hotels, we could not run geysers on the generator.. We did not know that the hotel does not have a running restaurant.. When we reached this place it was around 4.30 p.m. and we were very hungry.. When we wanted to order some snacks we were told that it does not have a running restaurant and they were not even willing to arrange something from outside.. In spite of the limited guests, the owner/manager was not willing to offer any flexibility in food menu in spite of knowing the fact that we had almost similar stuff in last 10 days.. The hotel is like a hunted house after 9 and you can not reach out to any one even in case of medical emergency..
Would not recommend this place on account of the above reasons in spite of good rooms and location...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Everest was built in 1904 and is located at 1 A.J.C. Bose Road, Darjeeling, which was then known as Auckland Road during the British Raj. The property belonged to the former mayor of Kolkata, Shri Kamal Kumar Basu, who sold the property to us in the year 2007. This building has been carefully reinforced and the basic layout of the building has been retained. We have added one floor to the structure that has the Attic Rooms. This establishment is a 11 room family run hotel that offers a comfortable stay. To get in touch with the latest all rooms are fitted with LCD TVs with cable connection and also have Free Wi-Fi connectivity in all rooms.So while on vacation at Darjeeling, Villa Everest offers rooms that are comfortable, decent and well equipped with views of the Singalila Range and of Mt. Kanchendzonga from every room. ... more less
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