The best in the area for now but fortunately Mayfair is moving in. Clearly this hotel was nicely appointed once. The bones are good, the gardens lovely and the views fantastic. But now it smells, the linens are stained and the staff slow to pick up dirty glasses in the sitting room. We only stayed one night and I couldn't get out fast enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Elgin Silver Oaks was built in 1930 and once belonged to the prominent architect Frederick Desraj who built the old Teesta Bridge. It is now converted into a luxury hill resort in the Himalayas. Lounging in the landscaped gardens in a profusion of colour, one is treated to breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The natural decor is characteristic in the imposing Kanchenjungha which can be seen on a clear day, blooming petunias and asters, the serrated violet edges of iris, iridescent butterflies flitting through colourful azaleas, drooping geraniums, proud orchids and heaven, temporarily descends on earth. Sitting in one of the quaint gazebos, the tea seems to be flavoured by the refreshing winds of the Himalayas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elgin Silver Oaks Kalimpong Hotel Kalimpong
- Silver Oaks Hotel