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“Great location good hotel, friendly owner and staff”
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Dekeling Hotel
Ranked #5 of 98 Hotels in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great location good hotel, friendly owner and staff”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

I stayed at the Dekeling Hotel for 3 nights in early October. Booked a normal room after reading the reviews on Tripadvsior and was not disappointed. I am sure the mountain view rooms are nice, but the view from the common room which is accessible by all is more than good enough,plus we were away from any street noise. We were fortunate that Kanchenjunga was clearly visible for the first time this season on our first morning. I have included a photo with this review.

Our room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast and cups of tea were good. Wifi works OK, bur works better in the common room.

As others have said, the gracious Mrs Norbu is present every morning at breakfast and makes a point of going round and talking to all the guests and providing any advice required. Her staff are well trained and provide a good level of service from the reception desk, down to good hand drawn maps if required.

After spending many hours walking around the hilly streets and steps of Darjeeling, I would have to say, the location of this hotel is hard to beat.

A word of warning, if you have trouble getting up steps, unfortunately, this hotel is not for you. There are about 40 steps from the street level to the front door of the hotel, as it occupies the upper stories of the building it is located in and there is no lift.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed 2 night here. Located on the mall road, having all amenities nearby. Best possible place for a traveler who wants to access all the facility of the hill station quickly. We booked mountain view rooms, which has big windows for the full view of mountain range. Rooms and toliets were clean and comparable to modern standards. Hotel lounge was big and that it self a place to spend hours. Huge collection of books for all kind of information. staffs were very helping and hospitable. Mrs Dekeva is very helping and informative. Treats each guest carefully.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Amazing place, with very nice rooms and the one we stayed had an amazing view.
The hotel was really clean and we did some laundry as well. Our clothes have not smelled so good in a long while!
Location is perfect, right in the heart of Darjeeling.
It is family onwed and they are always present trying their best to welcome you.
Also biggest book collection ever! Take your time there to reas because unfortunately they do exchange it!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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India
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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
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Gainesville, Georgia
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
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Property: Dekeling Hotel
Address: 51 Gandhi Rd, Darjeeling 734101, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling District > Darjeeling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Darjeeling
#3 Best Value Hotel in Darjeeling
#3 Romantic Hotel in Darjeeling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dekeling Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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