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The Elgin, Darjeeling

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Mumbai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a beautiful scenic stay in Sikkim, when we entered Darjeeling, the first impression was not a great one. It's super crowded and not even clean. When we entered Elgin, that too seemed to be constructed in the middle of tooo many houses and buildings. A promised upgrade wasn't delivered and we were told the hotel has just one suite...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and apologise that we could not upgrade you to a suite room due to no availability at the time , we are also sorry to know that you were not happy with the views , however we are happy to let you know that we...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Elgin for three days and it was the high point of our Darjeeling trip. We took a ground floor room which was tastefully done with beautiful pink interiors. Our package included breakfast and dinner and we enjoyed both at the hotel's dining hall, our meal time enriched with the melodious live piano music. Our only grouse...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed our guest expectations,...

South East London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really loved this hotel. Our room was comfortable - the beds were the most comfortable of our entire trip - and furnished in a colonial style as was all the hotel. The food was delicious and the staff all very friendly and helpful. The hotel is in the middle of one of the busiest parts of Darjeeling but still and...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Madame ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed our guest expectations,...

Reviewed 22 April 2017

I have never written a bad review, but felt compelled to as this hotel really was not up to scratch. We travelled through Kuoni who are a luxury tour brand and really should not be sending people to this hotel. First impressions of the hotel were great. We were asked to sit in the lounge area which was nicely furnished...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and are grateful for all the little details you have taken time out to point out and mention , it is our aim to maintain the same consistency of standards across all the Elgin group of hotels and we take guest feedback very seriously as...

Australia
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The hotel is a remnant of the Colonial days but run with Indian flair. The rooms are HUGE and many have fabulous views over the city. (Ask for one with a view). The meals were delicious and varied enough so that if you don't like hot spices there was enough to eat, and if you loved hot spices there was...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor Member! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed our guest expectations,...

Jaipur, India
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I had no idea of the Elgin chain of hotels till the time our agent suggested in response to my insistence on staying in a heritage hotel ensuring the service as well . This quaint little hotel was the summer home of the Cooch Behar who's legendary Princess Gaytri Devi got married to the Maharajah of Jaipur. I discovered that...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Madame ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed our guest expectations,...

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The Elgin Darjeeling is one of the most outstanding hotels I've stayed in anywhere in the world. It is a heritage property with an old world charm, courteous and attentive staff and superb service. Highly recommended.

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Dear Sir! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed our guest expectations, on...

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

After trawling tripadvisor and thinking the windamere looked a bit unwelcoming of visitors coming for afternoon tea we tried the Elgin and I'm so glad we did. It's a really relaxing and friendly atmosphere in a colonial setting. The staff were really helpful when i realised i had left my phone plugged in at a cafe and tracked it down...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Madame! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed our guest...

England
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We were initially very impressed by this hotel with its old world charm but not by the suite that we were booked into. It consisted of two rooms..a sitting room with dirty sky lights and a bedroom with windows that looked on to a filthy wall. We were given two heaters but only one was worked and we were even...

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Dear Tripadvisor Member ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and are grateful for all the little details you have taken time out to point out and mention , it is our aim to maintain the same consistency of standards across all the Elgin group of hotels and we take guest feedback very seriously...

Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

If you like Heritage properties, beautifully preserved and a wonderful ambience- the Elgin Darjeeling is for you. We stayed for 4 nights and we're delighted with the hotel, the food and the staff who cannot do too much to make you feel at home. Excellent rooms with subtle sophisticated decor, substantial and delicious buffet breakfasts and dinners all combine to...

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Dear Sir! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed our guest expectations, on...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Concierge
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  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Elgin is the oldest heritage hotel in Darjeeling , built in 1887 it was the summer residence of the Maharajah (King) of Cooch Behar. The property was then leased and run by succession of British families the last being Madame Nancy Oakley . It was then acquired by Mr K.C Oberoi of the Oberoi family of Hoteliers fame in 1969 and has been run and managed by the Elgin Hotels & Resorts Chain to this day . The Elgin brand which now owns and operates 4 Heritage Hotels & Resorts in the region of Darjeeling & Sikkim is headed by its Managing Director Mr B.R Oberoi fondly known as Diamond Oberoi . ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Elgin, Darjeeling

Address: 18 HD Lama Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling District > Darjeeling
Price Range: $227 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elgin, Darjeeling 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Elgin Darjeeling Hotel Darjeeling
Elgin Hotel Darjeeling
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Darjeeling
#2 Luxury Hotel in Darjeeling
#6 Family Hotel in Darjeeling
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“Ascertain views from the room before checking in.”
AsisBandyopadhyay, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“If you do not like climbing stairs ask for lower level room”
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“Choose the rooms in the front of the hotel to get a good mountain view”
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“Ask for a good view of the city on the 1st floor.”
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“Rooms facing the valley have good view.”
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