I had visited Gangtok in December '12 with family and had pre-booked our rooms in Hotel Sonam Delek over the net. While booking, I had never imagined that the hotel would be so good. As we had been on a long trip over several hillstations of the region including Kalimpong and Gangtok, we had to cut short our budget on hotels and so I booked this hotel as it was a good deal. While defenitely not a 7 star hotel, this hotel can leave behind many other reputed hotels in this catagory. The view from the terrace is breathtaking and the rooms are clean , cozy and definitely worth the money. The rooms have complementary heaetrs(unlike many other hotels which provide heaters on request and charge for them), full arrangement for making tea/coffee and large French windows which provide an excellent view of the mountains. They also provided hot water bags on request for FREE.The only slight cons I found about the rooms was that the bathroom accessories were backdated and the ambience of the bathroom lights was not much appealing but overall the bathrooms were CLEAN , TIDY , HYGIENIC, and with 24 hr HOT WATER. The hotel staff were polite and helpful and service was at par with any 5 star hotel. There was no sign of irritation on the face of any hotel staff and they were always available for help ( but I guess thats how it goes with about 99.999% people in Gangtok). The room service and housekeeping were excellent and swift. We were allowed to have our meals on the open terrace where we could eat while enjoying the view of the mountains.
Overall, our stay in Sonam Delek was an extremely comfortable and enjoyable experience and I would like to stay there the next time I visit Gangtok. I would definitely recommend this hotel to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two decades old and still the favorite in its category. Highly recommended hotel....The best location in Gangtok. Awarded the certificate of excellence thrice in a row ie from 2012,2013and 2014. Awarded the great destination by holiday IQ in 2013 ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sonam Delek Gangtok, Sikkim