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The Elgin Nor-Khill, Gangtok
Ranked #1 of 117 Hotels in Gangtok
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi, India
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55 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good hotel”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

We went for dinner there and it was excellent. To get there you need to walk a bit as the local taxis do not drop you to the hotel. The view is great and it is an awesome place for a sunday afternoon brunch. Just enjoy the views and hope it doesnt rain!

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Loved the hotel location, excellent hospitality and beautiful view from the garden. Rooms were neat and clean. Food was made as per our choice. Requested local food as one of our dinner choice. ..great care taken to meet the request. Not far from main market...one can walk or take a taxi which cost Rs.50-100 /way.

After dinner enjoy your tea in tea lounge for nice view and fresh air.

  • Stayed June 2013
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ElginGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at The Elgin Nor-Khill, Gangtok, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Dear Sir and Madame !

Thank you so much for appreciating the Elgin Nor-Khill Gangtok and giving us your words of encoragement , it means a lot to us and to the staff of the hotel. We look forward to having you with us and serving you once again soon.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

The guest house of the erstwhile royalty of Sikkim, overlooking the football stadium where Bhaichung Bhutia and Sunil Chhetri practiced and the snow-clad Kanchendzonga visible on a clear day, It does not get headier than this! Though we missed the mountain this time, we will be back soon. The best time is October. Do not expect a very tight service or 5-star staff, just sit back and take in the ambiance. Recommended: Sit in the lawns one evening with a drink.

Room Tip: Take the rooms on higher floors for better views!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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ElginGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at The Elgin Nor-Khill, Gangtok, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Dear Sir and Madame !

Thank you so much for appreciating the Elgin Nor-Khill Gangtok and giving us your words of encoragement , it means a lot to us and to the staff of the hotel. We look forward to having you with us and serving you once again soon.
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Delhi, India
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Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the suite room for 3 nights.
Pros
- great views from the hotel garden
- high service standards, hotel mgrs and waiters all very courteous
- food tastes better than Elgin Darjeeling and Kalimpong
- very nice bar ' dragon bar'
- bathrooms are nice - recently renovated

Cons
- room furniture is quite old and shabby, can be improved
- don't expect a 4-5 star hotel buffet spread, limited option
- it's near to the main market but the approach road is so steep that you will have to take a cab

  • Stayed April 2013
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ElginGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at The Elgin Nor-Khill, Gangtok, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Dear Sir and Madame !

Thank you so much for appreciating the Elgin Nor-Khill Gangtok and giving us your words of encoragement , it means a lot to us and to the staff of the hotel. We look forward to having you with us and serving you once again soon.
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

A heritage property , the hotel is very well located , just off the main town centre of Gangtok . We spent 4 nights and were looked after extremely well . The hotel is full of antique furniture , photographs and paintings . Small and cosy . We had a deluxe room which was spacious . Courteous staff and good food . Priced higher than most Gangtok hotels but worth the comfort .

They could set up a better travel desk

A beer in the lawn overlooking the valley and the football stadium is recommended

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the lawn have a great direct view but are smaller . ideal for a couple
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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ElginGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at The Elgin Nor-Khill, Gangtok, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Dear Sir and Madame !

Thank you so much for appreciating the Elgin Nor-Khill Gangtok and giving us your words of encoragement , it means a lot to us and to the staff of the hotel. We look forward to having you with us and serving you once again soon.
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Just back after a 4 night stay at this hotel in Gangtok from 16th-19th June 2013. The location is great, set on a hillside overlooking the valley and Panjore stadium. It's a period property and they have done a good job in preserving the history of the place. Furniture, decor and the rooms take you on a journey to an era gone by. The lobby and the dining room is just breathtaking. Very comfortable stay and very efficient service of staff. They are well mannered and helpful. The garden is a place to be in. Well maintained and has plenty of seats to enjoy the countryside.

Every good place has a 'mole' ! Here it's the Reception. They shall book any city or out-city tours but the rates shall be way above the ones quoted by the travel offices in the city. On interviewing the drivers of the cabs it was found that the Reception manager Mr. G___n makes a neat pocket money out of all the bookings made through him. I must say he has an enviable job ! No receipts of course, unless you insist, then he gives it on a plain slip of paper.

Anyway, many would argue that this may be taken as a service charge for making that 'phone call' as all tours are out-sourced. Yes, but the fact remains that he takes a good commission which is not official and has nothing to do with the hotel.

I shall recommend this place to all though you may find the tariff a little steep, but it's worth it.

Before I close, I shall mention that they have a pair of Simonis (I hope I am right about the breed) dogs who are just darlings. Very cute and very friendly. They are let off their kennel in the mornings to romp about the garden and are a delight to watch and cuddle. Pasted a couple of pics.

Room Tip: Just try to get local travel bookings from the many travel agencies in the town. You shall save a ne...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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ElginGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at The Elgin Nor-Khill, Gangtok, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Dear Sir and Madame !

Thank you so much for appreciating the Elgin Nor-Khill Gangtok and giving us your words of encoragement , it means a lot to us and to the staff of the hotel. We look forward to having you with us and serving you once again soon.
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Ahmadnagar, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

The hotel is in a good location regards to the City Center. The rooms are antique, eccentric but tastefully done. The room size is a bit small & no two rooms are exactly the same. The lobby in general, exhibits a warm & cozy feeling.
The employees are very courteous & helpful & the service is impeccable. Mr. Gyan at the reception is very hands on.
That being said, I don't think the hotel is particularly value for your buck. I think drinking water, either in bottled form or otherwise, should be a given & complimentary at this price point & it is not. That is a disappointment.
Also, shower pressure & temperature controls in the bathroom leave a lot to be desired.
The charging stations are not conveniently located at all & some of them don't work outright. The electrical fixtures, in general, leave a lot to be desired.

If I were to return to Gangtok, I would consider this option only if it was less priced than what I paid. I may try some other ones, depending on availability.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are good.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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ElginGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at The Elgin Nor-Khill, Gangtok, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Dear Sir and Madame !

Thank you so much for appreciating the Elgin Nor-Khill Gangtok and giving us your words of encoragement , it means a lot to us and to the staff of the hotel. We look forward to having you with us and serving you once again soon.
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Property: The Elgin Nor-Khill, Gangtok
Address: Paljore Stadium Road, Gangtok 737101, India
Location: India > Sikkim > East Sikkim > Gangtok
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Gangtok
#1 Spa Hotel in Gangtok
#1 Business Hotel in Gangtok
#5 Family Hotel in Gangtok
#5 Romantic Hotel in Gangtok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elgin Nor-Khill, Gangtok 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Elgin Nor-Khill ("the house of jewels")is known for its tradition and ethnic Sikkimese ambiance. It is now a luxury heritage property. The Kanchan garden affords a rich view of the hills with the Mount Kanchenjungha in the background, which inspired the Chogyal (King) of Sikkim to paint for hours. The Elgin Nor-Khill was built by the King of Sikkim in 1932 and is the oldest heritage property in Gangtok, the property has played host to numerous celebrity guests such as his holiness The Dalai Lama, Hollywood stars Sir Richard Gere, Michael Douglas and Shirley Maclaine, the US Ambassador to India His Excellency John Galbraith and many more. The lobby is resplendent in the bright folk Sikkimese art with design motifs depicting dragons and flame symbols to thankas and ornate Sikkimese furniture (bachu, chocsue) and traditional jewelry. ... more   less 
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