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“Like staying in a Tibetan home”
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Seven Seventeen
Ranked #16 of 99 Hotels in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 15, 2011

We stayed 4 days here and were very happy with this hotel. It looks quaint from the outside but inside it is very cosy and a great showcase of Tibetan culture. And their service is excellent - it's more like ur visiting some Tibetan relatives! The food was good at every meal and the views from some of the rooms were fantastic. It's just walking distance away from the main shopping areas and so very convenient. They also have a little shop within the premises where their merchandise is of high quality yet reasonable prices. We would highly recommend this hotel for those who want a taste of "home" and not merely a hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 10, 2011

The hotel is located at a walking distance from the Mall road and the city's local market area. The main selling point of the hotel is its traditional interior decoration which reflects the Tibetan and local culture.

The wooden construction of the rooms at fourth and fifth floor give a very warm feeling which is a very different experience from staying in a completely brick and mortal hotel.

The rooms are clean and well maintained and beds are comfortable. The absence of a lift can be discomforting to senior travelers.

The Memonto shop near the reception of the hotel is well equipped with a lot of goodies which are available at extremely reasonable prices (some items are even lower than the Mall Road prices). The lady at the shop has a warm heart and helps you in guiding and picking up the right gifts.

The restaurant has a very elaborate menu and good food. However, I had taken the American Plan (Accommodation + Meals) and I was a bit dis-satisfied with the buffet menu and the service. The staff pays lesser attention to people under the American Plan and had to be reminded multiple times if you need anything. Strongly urge the management to improve on this aspect or it can be a deal breaker!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

We stayed 4 days in Darjeeling and loved this little hotel. The staff was freindly and helpful and the room we had (suite room) was great. We highly recommend this place for anyone going to Darjeeling looking for a mid-range hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for the suite room..it has a little sitting area and view of the mountains from the balcony are...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

Did not stay in the main hotel but in their other building 2 doors away. Room OK but shabby and carpets dirty. Restaurant good and always busy but it got very smoky in the evenings. Also smoking in the corridors. Staff very good and organized our trip to Tiger Hill and transfers to NJP for Delhi train.

Room Tip: Would assume rooms in main hotel of better standard.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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hotel717, Manager at Seven Seventeen, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2011

Dear Sir,


Tashi Delek, Greetings from Hotel Seven Seventeen

I am so sorry that you could not stay in Seven Seventeen and had to stay in Heritage Seven Seventeen . I would like to be frank with you and say that Seven Seventeen is listed as one of the top listed properties listed in Google where facilties and amenites are much better than Heritage Seven Seventeen.

We are in the process to upgrade Heritage Seven Seventeen upto Seven Seventeen standard and very soon we might be able to do so.

Hope that in near future please do come and stay with us

regards


Jigme D.Bhutia
Hotel Seven Seventeen

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Reviewed November 6, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It is a five story hotel in the center of Darjeeling with a Tibetan accent. The manager was very helpful and so were all the staff. They can really make a difference on a stay. We always had breakfast in our room with a great view over the the foothills and the snow caped K... mountain. Not all the rooms may have this view but we became quiet attatched to our room. The breakfasts were good and the kitchen accomodated our special requests. Although cental in the town the room was actually very quiet. We would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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hotel717, Owner at Seven Seventeen, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2011

Dear Sir,

Tashi Delek, Thank you so much writing out your thoughts and impression about our small hotel.
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here with us ,we on our part also felt very happy to serve you and hope that you will give us an opportunity to serve you soon

regards


Jigme D.Bhutia
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Hotel Seven Seventeen

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Reviewed October 12, 2011

I remember this hotel mainly for the excellent food at very decent rates. All the dishes we had were very very good, the breakfast is sumptuous and a treat. Regarding the hotel itself, the staff was very helpful and friendly. The room was average, the location, though walking distance from mall is a little disconcerting for pleasure tourists, though OK for business visits. But it may be due to the general decline in darjeeling civic standards and unfair to blame the hotel for it.

But it is worth staying here just for the hospitality and the food.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2011

In one word a Warm & Homely hotel :

Location of the hotel is near the city's business hub . So this hotel is suitable for business related travelers . For tourists who want a clam & quite surroundings they may not like the nearby atmosphere .

The Manager of the Hotel Mr. Vishal is really a cooperative, Kindhearted & decent man . He is the key person in managing the hotel .

Hospitality was nice , all the people are well behaved . In my case owner of the hotel himself paid personal attention to my requirements .

Delicious food & drinks are available at the restaurant .

The thing I liked most :
1. " Two Wheeler on Rent " The hotel arranges 2 wheeler on rent , this is a major plus point
2. The memento shop : The in-house memento shop was very nice and the prices are very very reasonable .
3. BED : I was in a deluxe room and the bed was very comfortable .
4. Bathroom : Bathroom was clean ( No Bath Tub available )
5. The Manager & front desk : Manager of the hotel is very friendly and front desk was cooperative .
4. Hassle free service & tour arrangement .

No lift is available

My suggestion to the management :

1. Professional Training of staff : Though staff are well behaved & polite , but professional tone up is very much essential ( Like short one week course for waiters / house keeping , so that they can offer more professional service to Guest .
2. Proper Supervision of Maintenance Staff is necessary : I can understand that the hotel administration is spending money on maintenance , but still there is more scope of tuning up the maintenance staff and hence a Good strict maintenance supervisor is necessary .

Room Tip: Book the rooms which are towards west side , to get a panoramic view of the city .
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Seven Seventeen

Address: H D Lama Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling District > Darjeeling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #16 of 99 Hotels in Darjeeling
Price Range: $27 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in the heart of the town, Hotel Seven Seventeen is the ideal place to stay in whether you are here for holiday or on business trip. The Mall, main bus and taxi stands, local market, banks and entertainment centers are all within walking distance from the hotel. ... more   less 
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