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Darjeeling Tourist Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews
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“The Best View”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

Stayed at Darjeeling Tourist Lodge for 2 nights in April, 2012 . So far this is situated in one of the best locations. One can get the best view of the Kanchendzongha from this Lodge. They have a nice sit out lawn from where the Kanchendzongha can be viewed. Service is not upto the mark but fodd is excellent. Great Value for money.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

I stayed in Darjeeling tourist lodge with my husband on 7th April for two nights. The location is awesome. It is only a 5 minutes walk from Mall. The rooms are well maintained. The service is also satisfactory. We enjoyed our staying in this hotel.

Room Tip: The rooms is the main building is better than that od annex building.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Globetrotting
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

Darjeeling tourist Lodge is one of the most underrated properties in Darjeeling. Due to lack of glittery advertisements this do not reach all the travelers adequately. This is in one of the best locations - most of the rooms in the old complex will enable you a glorious view of the entire range of mount Kanchenjungha - there is a beautiful lawn which can be a ideal spot for spending some quality time with kids and family. The restaurant is very good and offer a range of delicacy. Please ensure that you are staying in the old building and not the new complex - the new complex(Annex building) lacks the charm of the original building and very shabbily constructed.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

Being a local of Darjeeling, never been to this place until my marriage. My marriage happened in this hotel and I and my husband stayed for 2 days thereafter.
Rooms are very good, considering it is maintained by the West Bengal Government. Mall road is just 10 mins walk from the hotel.
Early morning view of the mountain is spectacular, and you can let the time pass by as you sip tea by the lawn. Garden is well maintained.
It becomes quite chilly at night, extra blankets and heaters are provided.
Overall great location, great view.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kolkata, India
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

Was pretty surprised on how well the state Govt has maintained the Darjeeling Tourist Lodge.
Nice neat rooms ... A little lousy staff in terms of room service but very well taken care of in the dining hall.
Overall a recommended place to stay -- Great views from Room

Room Tip: Great View of the Mountain from the rooms
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Mangalore, India
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

The location is perfect and so are the rooms - huge, cozy and spacious. The staff is hospitable but the kitchen is slow and hence room service is quite delayed. Stay in this place but do not eat here ... there are so many wonderful eateries out there that it isn't worth eating here!

All said, this is a great place to say hands down..super value for money!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed July 7, 2011

This Darjeeling Tourist Lodge is a highly underrated hotel situated next door to the Darjeeling Gymkhana Club which is less than 5 min walk from the main Mall. this property of West Bengal Tourism is sometimes confused with Kurseong Tourist Lodge which is in Kurseong (also in Darjeeling Dist of West Bengal). In fact Trip Advisor should have a separate listing for DTL which is different from KTL. The best part of the hotel is its setting. Almost all the rooms face the Himalayas and on a clear morning you can see the Kanchenjungha right from your room sipping your morning cuppa. The view can be had from the 1st & 2nd floor rooms. The ground floor rooms open into a beautiful garden where you can sit and relax. Room service is available and the staff is friendly, though a little laid back. All the items mentioned in the menu card , however are not available all the time. You also have to tell them in advance what you want for lunch or dinner. You can take your car right upto the reception of the hotel and park your car there itself. Overall a good place to stay .

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Darjeeling Tourist Lodge
Address: Bhanu Sarani | Next to Gymkhana Club, Darjeeling 734101, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling District > Darjeeling
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Free Parking
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Ranked #5 of 154 Specialty Lodging in Darjeeling

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