We chose this hotel due to its attic room reviews. Therefore we decided to book the attic room to get the best views of the mountain range.
We arrived at Bagdogra airport to find our friendly driver waiting for us. We took an amazing 3 1/2 hr jeep ride through the mountains to darjeeling. We were greeted by friendly staff and very good service. They showed us our room on the 2nd floor for the 1st night as we couldnt get the attic room every night. The room was very clean, a little dated, with a small balcony with slight view. Do not expect a modern hotel as this place is very dated but has a warm, comfortable feel about it. Each room has its own portable radiator as the building has no central heating and it gets VERY cold in the middle of the night.
We moved to our second room (attic room) for the final 4 nights. The room views did not dissapoint. From our bed, we had a panoramic view of the mountains to wake up to each day with our complimentary 'bed tea' delivered to us (nice touch).
The breakfast is very good at this hotel and does very nice western continental eggs, toast, hash browns and baked beans each morning.
We ordered food at the restaurant (which comes from the sister restaurant down the road) and it took over an hour to arrive. The food was good but obviously not frsh, so a few nights later we decided to go to the restaurant to eat. Very good food and nice atmosphere at a good price. We ended up eating from the restaurant 4 out of the 5 nights.
Overall the best aspect of this hotel would be the service. Everyone greets you with a smile and there is no hesitation when it comes to satisfying their customers. I would reccomend this hotel to anyone who wants to stay at a cozy, family run hotel with good views and good service. Darjeeling itself is a magical place and staying at this hotel makes it worth the long trek to get there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With the views of the Kanchenjunga from the rooftop lounge, reputation for friendly staff and quality accommodation Shangrila Regency represents good value for money. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Rates are for two people sharing and include breakfast. We have our own high quality cars that can be booked in advance to pick you up from the airport/station as well as for tours and onward travel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shangrila Regency Hotel Darjeeling
- Regency Hotel Darjeeling
- Regency Hotel Shangrila