We have stayed at the Mayfair Gangtok property before. That experience was so nice that it almost has influenced our decision while selecting a hotel for our stay at Darjeeling this time.
And we did not have to repent, thankfully:-)
The entry-point is surprisingly nondescript!
(The Gangtok Hotel has a royal entry-point)
But at the reception you will be greeted with the traditional silk 'khada' and exquisite Darjeeling tea. The ambiance is regal and majestic.
Though, little pretentious and artificial at times.
That is expected if we remember this was actually a Bungalow of a British officer in the late nineteenth century, then it was converted into an exotic summerhouse of Maharaja of Nazargunj in the early part of twentieth century.
It was only during the late nineties of last century it was converted into a hotel.
The hotel is not a heritage one per se, but the property is.
The hotel has 44 luxurious options of accommodation surrounded by lush greenery and tranquility that include deluxe rooms, cottages, family rooms and suites offering supreme elegance in the blissful settings.
We stayed at the family room of 109 with two interconnected bedrooms with two toilets.
The view of the hotel from the doorstep of our room was excellent.
The Governer's house and the road surrounding the observatory hill is just a few steps away.
But, so nicely secluded from the din and bustle of the city.
The restaurants(Magnolia and Tiffany) are nice but you may think the food spread could have been better and varied, especially if you have already experienced the Gangtok Mayfair restaurant.
The chef will come to your table and take your opinion about the dishes served.
Do we have anything to complain?
Well not really, just a couple of suggestions to make the exceptional property even better.
1. The attached toilets become too cold during the winter time. Can something be done to make these comfortable?
2. The fireplace in the room is a must and you need to have a properly trained staff to keep it alight all the night long.
3. The library is well stacked with books and movies. But sadly lacking a section on books and movies on Darjeeling. I was searching for Satyajit Ray's 'Kanchenjangha' and did not get it:-(
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- MAYFAIR Darjeeling - located in the lap of Mother Nature, is a star category deluxe heritage hotel that was once the summerhouse of Maharaja of Nazargunj. Located at prime location (opposite Governor's House) in Darjeeling, MAYFAIR Darjeeling is known for world-class facilities, state-of-the-art services, superb amenities, and a home like surrounding that pleases ever tourist. With 43 well-decorated and fully furnished rooms,the leading luxury hotel in Darjeeling provide you accommodation with the motive of "Stay with Us, Stay with Nature". Being over a century old, it still maintains the charm of the old world while having modern amenities and a young and vibrant staff. Warm fires in each room, spectacular sunsets, the stellar Spa, an exclusive Tea boutique and extensive dining options are just some of the reasons guests come back here time and again. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mayfair Darjeeling Hotel Darjeeling
- Mayfair Hotel Darjeeling