Whats good about the place is that its clean and the property is not on the main Kalimpong road so its nice and peaceful. I read a few reviews of the place and decided on it and I wasn’t really disappointed but that is because I wasn’t expecting anything great either. We booked adjoining rooms and it was on first floor with a private balcony and the rooms were basic but quite clean. The balcony has a good view of the neighboring hills. The host was very sweet and friendly and so was the serving staff, although the people in the reception could use a little bit of hospitality lessons. The food was basic but very tasty, nothing that we ordered was bad. Alkananda is a basic, clean place with good food and an okay service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestling amidst groves of evergreen bamboos and flower plants in serene environment is your "Alkananda" which is within walking distance from Kalimpong town. The greatest asset of Alkananda is its location _ setting it apart from the hustle and bustle of downtown and offering a visual treat of spectacular mount Kanchendzonga and hills of Sikkim on a clear day. All you need to do is to wake up early in the morning and enjoy the beauty of the scene with a cup of hot tea or coffee. ... more less