New Elgin Darjeeling.....now that i have stayed there over 3 times i felt its time for me 2 share dis secret haven tucked away in d queen of hills Darjeeling. I have stayed here with friends with family n no matter who ur traveling with b it friends, family, solo dis hotel has something for every 1.
If u know ur bollywood then spot d local "bobby deol lookalike" at d gate when u enter, enjoy d welcome drink n yes don't feel shy to ask for a refill, as i have found they r accommodating!
D first thing which strikes me when i visit any hotel is its welcome, i think most of us can tell when d welcome is forced or part of d job kinda smile but here there is an actual warmth n smile n that twinkle in d eye which greets us n makes u feel wanted n special already.
The lounge n d new done up bar is very british n has an elegance 2 it. Sitting at d bar with a drink n then d fire really makes u wonder wether ull actually make it to d room, cause within minutes ur just so comfortable...
Walking to d bar i passed some girls sipping their wine n playing monopoly....man it looked so relaxing that i almost joined them.....N by d way d hotel has chess n internet n other board games available..
U enter ur room n there is a nice sofa sitting area welcoming u in front of d lcd tv, along with a dressing table n a very important to me a neat n clean sanatized bathroom. All ur essentials r well provided, slippers,toiletries n just when i thought they missed a thing by not having a hair dryer voila i i opened d door n there it was! Best part darjeeling has a water problem but here there was 24hrs running hot water! D latest addition 2 d hotel services is d massage room! do pamper urself! I have been told soon they ll b providing dvd players n movies which 1 can avail n c by d fire at nite, just abt perfect!
D meals which were included in d room rates r buffet style with a different cuisine every meal, d best part is incase u feel continental n its indian all u need do is say tell them n its taken care of....a nice inclusion is when i reached d dinning area there was a table already marked n reserved for me with my name on it! just kinda feels exclusive....d food like all my visits excellent n d staff there really know how to take care of u....
After my meal wandered outside to d garden area n had myself a smoke with darjeeling shimmering in its light in front of me...parked my self on the rocking swing n was just so relaxed.
Fire in d room got me back n after watching tv when i got into my bed was pleasantly surprised to find a hot water bag...in d cold dec of darj that was d best companion!
So alas next day with a heavy heart i had 2 leave but like always i am already looking forward 2 my next stay at d elgin...
2 any 1 going 2 darjeeling i recommend strongly 2 stay here.....it may seem a bit expensive compared 2 other hotels in d vicinity but....good things always come at a good price....having said that this place is worth every nickel, dime n cent or euros or dollars or whichever currency u paying in!!
- 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