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The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed with family on 29th Dec.13. It has Colonial Touch and remembering you the Raj era. The King sized Sofa & Chairs, Big Chandeliers and Carpet. Rooms are Big,with averagely good Fittings, Cutlery in restaurant/Bar are of fine Bone China. Very-very near to main Market, good Vally view, good lush garden. Now the real thing when we entered in the room Petticoat and under garment of some Lady was hanging in sun of window, Waiters waited till they did not get Tip for bringing Luggage. We have been cared after giving a healthy Tip, More over Buffet was not spread due to lack of guest, still the bar man who was serving in the bar is serving dinner in restaurant. It may be the best in Kalimpong if managed properly.

Room Tip: Ask for Vally view Room
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank RAJUINDORE
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ElginGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2014

Dear Sir !

We thank you for choosing the Elgin Silver Oaks as your preferred hotel of stay in Kalimpong . We thank you for appreciating the hotel and at the same time pointing out some of the shortfalls . The petty coat and undergarment you talked about hanging was another open guest room you had entered by chance and our house kepper did inform your neighbour that we have a clothes drying line above the bath in all our bedroom bathrooms . The problem was immediately rectified .

Once again we thank you for sharing your experiences and we look forward to serving you again .

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Reviewed December 23, 2013

This is definitely best option in Kalimpong, and it's definitely worth a stop in Kalimpong! Lovely old hotel nicely appointed in common areas, including lots of historical photos in all the halls and main rooms. Nicely decorated for xmas now---- and lots of charm in any season. I esp loved the fireplace in the dining room, where we sat for meals. Service was really friendly and helpful --- and quick on responses. The room was warm, cozy, clean and well appointed--- including bathroom. Nice view of hills and also the hotel's garden. Only (significant) problem--- the food. Dinner is a set menu (and included in room rate, together with breakfast)---- and unfortunately the lack of choice and poor quality made for a very bad situation. There were hairs/etc in some of the food and some utensils were dirty. Unfortunately, both of us fell ill with the food, and i was really really ill for the next 1.5 days. Overall, a good hotel, but needs some attention to kitchen.

Room Tip: window room looking to garden
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank jenabaintheworld
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ElginGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2014

Dear Sir !

We thakk you for choosing the Elgin Silver Oaks as your preferred hotel of stay in Kalimpong. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and at the same time we are sorry to know about your experience with regards to the food . We will be sharing your feedback with the staff of the hotel especially the kitchen staff and the chef . We look forward to serving you again!

Once again thank you Sir !

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Reviewed December 18, 2013

The hotel was great and beautiful, the location is good, and the food was delicious, with impeccable service. The only complaint we had was that the bed was very uncomfortable, we kept waking up with back aches in the morning.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Debi B
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ElginGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2013

Dear Madame!

Thank you so much for appreciating the Elgin Mount Pandim and giving us your words of encoragement , it means a lot to us and to the staff of the hotel. We have made a note of your complaint regarding the bed being hard .

We will be checking the particular mattress in your room for any manufacturing flaws or wear and tear although in general the mattress we are using in our rooms are Imported Springwell medium orthopedic mattreses which are of the highest industry standards i

We look forward to having you with us and serving you once again soon.

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

No phone in room so had to keep going to reception to ask for things. Bath had no plug and when I asked at reception they couldn't find one and told me to take a shower instead. Curtains in room coming off rails. Garden furniture extremely tatty verging on collapsing. Table cloths in dining room stained. Food poor/adequate. Asked for a Lassi ( available everywhere in India) told they hadn't got any, same with ice cream as a desert, no gin in bar.
Staff mostly indifferent and need proper training. This is not their fault as there is a management issue with this hotel which does not deserve to be linked with the Elgin name. ( We have stayed at all 4 of their hotels)
Views and gardens are good

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank aandj99
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ElginGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2013

Dear Sir ! We are very sorry to know that you were unhappy with your stay , We have briefed the hotel service staff and laundry about your feedback and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you next time and meet if not exceed your expectations in every possible way .

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Stayed here for one night (7th Nov 2013). Very nice hotel with a good valley view from the room. Hotel has a nice little bar and one can enjoy a quiet drink in the evening.Hotel corridors have quite old photographs from 1930's and u can spent some time reviewing those snaps!
Dinner was excellent and they served us hot roti/chapatis. However the breakfast was not buffeet style, instead u have to order from the available choices ( only 2 /3 options were available!)

Room Tip: Most of the rooms have very good view of the valley, so u can choose any room..
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank rajmalusare
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ElginGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Dear Sir !

We thank you for staying wth us and taking time out to review us . We are very happy to note that you were overall happy with the Elgin Silver Oaks and its services and that u appreciate the colonial ambiance , quality of food and collection of old lithographs .

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