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“English food at its worst. Unhappy staff.”

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The Elgin, Darjeeling
Ranked #4 of 100 Hotels in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 28, 2005

First, it's important to realize that Darjeeling is basically a one horse town--and there are few options for upscale travellers--most visitors are probably non-demanding trekkers.
The New Elgin has charm--in a decaying raj sort of way--(this part of the country is prone to generator blackouts--be sure to bring a flashlight)--but it also has a very unhappy staff--and meals consisting of limp British food served in silver chafing dishes swimming in grease. I am hesitant to understand why--unless the hotel has discovered that Europeans prefer even the lowest denominator English food to the best of local cuisine.

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Reviewed November 22, 2017
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Elgin, Darjeeling

Address: 18 HD Lama Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling District > Darjeeling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Darjeeling
#2 Luxury Hotel in Darjeeling
#3 Family Hotel in Darjeeling
Price Range: $175 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elgin, Darjeeling 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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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