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Dekeling Hotel
Ranked #4 of 94 Hotels in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Located right at the heart of city with all major markets accessible by foot. Very polite and helpful staff.

Had heard about acute water problems in Darjeeling. No such problem at this hotel. Uninterrupted supply throughout the day.

Booked this hotel after reading rave reviews on Trip Advisor and was not disappointed a single bit.

Room Tip: Book mountain view room
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Neerav P
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Good price for this quality and location. Stuffs are very friendly and helpful. But you have to get a mountain view room. I, unfortunately, was not able to get one. it was dark and bit dampy. I saw a mountain view one when they were cleaning, it looked very nice. One thing I was not happy about this hotel was they were using the copies of customers passport for taking memos. Sometimes they gave it to other people. Pretty sure mine could be used as one of those in near future. They should stop doing that. Other than that, it was nice hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hippopota
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Gainesville, Georgia
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42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

We stayed at the Dekeling hotel two years ago and was sorry they had no room this past year. The rooms are comfortable-not all have views and the common room is very cosy. The best parts are the delightful owners and the location.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DadimaK
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Plus points: excellent views (inc Mt. Kanchenjunga the corrugated roof, comfy lounge with heater and dog, conveniently next to well-priced cafe-restaurant, hospitable staff, complimentary Nepalese ceremonial 'scarf' leaving present.

Minus points: none really :-)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank rpspellissy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

I’m inspired to a re-review of my favorite Hill hostelry, Darjeeling’s Hotel Dekeling, thanks to a multitude of recent improvements to my “home away”. The upgrades to the rooms, improvements to building systems, and expansion of the commons area—with an opening-up of extraordinary views—have been most successfully calculated to keep the hotel equal to the expectations of today’s traveler, while retaining Dekeling’s hallmark atmosphere of warmth and relaxation.

Traditional Tibetan hospitality continues to be the foundation of the hotel’s ambiance, reinforced by the attentions of the owning family, who live on the premises and take a close personal interest in the comfort of their guests. Friendly and attentive staff add much to the pleasure of my stay—they’re local and know the region (and me).

For location, amenity and real hospitality Hotel Dekeling continues at the top of my list. And I just test-flew the newly enlarged commons, with its superb overlook of city and mountains. Wow!

Room Tip: View rooms are north and west sides.
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Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Daegu, South Korea
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

The hotel was absolutely amazing. Clean, central, nice lounge with a great view, and friendly staff. Our biggest problem was one they could not fix, unfortunately. We were in a mountain facing room, which also faces the main road. Darjeeling is teeming with street dogs that sleep all day and bark, howl, and fight all night. The rooms are unequipped with fans or a/c (they don't really need them), so we left the window open. Without earplugs we would have been awake all night listening to the dogs.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rorybbellows
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jaipur
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Nothing much to brag about here, a small hotel run by a couple and with basic amenities. Near the city but there ae much better places around. Food is average too and one can see occasional signs of brilliance from some staff.

Look athe place after exhausting all other options

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank DilipBhargav
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dekeling, Owner at Dekeling Hotel, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Dear Sir,
Thank you for posting your review. We would like to apologize to you if our place was not up to your expectation. Ours is a mid range family Hotel with different categories of rooms priced accordingly. Hope we will get the opportunity to host you again, and make up for any inconvenience caused during your stay at Dekeling. We would like to thank for choosing to stay with us. Wish you many memorable pleasant holidays.
Kind Regards
Norbu Dekeva . Mob: 09434462408
& All Dekeling Team.
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Additional Information about Dekeling Hotel

Property: Dekeling Hotel
Address: 51 Gandhi Rd, Darjeeling 734101, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Darjeeling
#3 Romantic Hotel in Darjeeling
#5 Best Value Hotel in Darjeeling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dekeling Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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