Due to a debacle with a Kingfisher flight cancellation, we stumbled upon Hotel Central Plaza, which is about 30 minutes away from the Bagdora Airport by jeep. We were pleasantly surprised to find the hotel clean and modern, the shower consistently hot, a/c in the rooms, and a lovely restaurant with all kinds of comfort foods for the weary traveller right in the building (ice cream lassi = yes please!) The room rates were also very reasonable (Rs. 1400 for a triple, Rs. 1200 for a double), and the hotel is spacious with lots of little enclaves for sitting and doing work (and a more generous supply of power outlets than most other hotels in its price range).
While Siliguri is not more than a stopping point on the way into the mountains for most tourists, if you do happen to stop here, rest assured that Hotel Central Plaza will have a great room waiting for you!More