The journey from Bagdogra was quite tortuous but we were made very welcome on arrival at the Elgin. The stove in the lobby was very welcome, as were the hot water bottles each night. We asked to change room as we were originally on the 2nd floor at the back, near the road, and could hear a constant noise of traffic. We were given a delightful room on the ground floor, which was much quieter. Our fellow travellers in the upstairs rooms hardly slept through the night due to the noise from traffic, monkeys, dogs, etc. The food in the hotel was excellent, and the bar area was very convivial. Be warned however - it was suggested that we asked for sandwiches to be made up for our journey. These turned out to be the most expensive sandwiches we've probably ever had and were extremely small and stale.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Elgin is the oldest heritage hotel in Darjeeling , built in 1887 it was the summer residence of the Maharajah (King) of Cooch Behar. The property was then leased and run by succession of British families the last being Madame Nancy Oakley . It was then acquired by Mr K.C Oberoi of the Oberoi family of Hoteliers fame in 1969 and has been run and managed by the Elgin Hotels & Resorts Chain to this day . The Elgin brand which now owns and operates 4 Heritage Hotels & Resorts in the region of Darjeeling & Sikkim is headed by its Managing Director Mr B.R Oberoi fondly known as Diamond Oberoi . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elgin Darjeeling Hotel Darjeeling
- Elgin Hotel Darjeeling