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The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong

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Oldham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel has charm, but just misses finesse. The staff are good, but some could be better with training, dinner was good, but dining at 9pm the buffet looked a bit like left overs. Just misses out on the style and execution of its sister hotels. We did however enjoy our stay. Thank you

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings from Elgin Hotels & Resorts ! We apologise that we could not meet your expectations that you have of the Elgin brand customer service standards and I will certainly be sharing you feedback with my team members and have them briefed in a professional and courteous manner ! Once again thank you ! and we are...

miami
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I arrived at Darjeeling airport bagdobra, got picked up by our guide and started the long journey to kalimpong. Short distance of about 80 km, bad winding roads. We stopped for lunch at this hotel named apollo hotel in siliguri. Food took a while but it was clean and cooked to order and Fabulous. We arrived at...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong, responded to this review

Dear Madame! Greetings from Elgin Hotels & Resorts ! We apologise that we could not meet your expectations for a room change of your choice as the property was completely sold out and the rooms were all allocated at the time accordingly as per the guest reservations requests . We thank you and are very grateful for your feedback on...

Durham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived today to our third Elgin Hotel in six days, one was excellent however the other two are a shambles. We arrived at the Elgin Kalimpong and informed them at the point of check in that we needed to be up at 4am to travel to the airport they them allocated us a room next to the main road...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor Member ! Greetings from Elgin Hotels & Resorts ! We apologise that we could not meet your request for a room change of your choice as the property was completely sold out and the rooms were all allocated at the time accordingly as per the guest reservations requests . We thank you and are very grateful for your...

Sonoma, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This yet another beautiful Elgin property. It is warm and inviting. Each Elgin property has it's own charm. All are clean, spacious and comfortable. Service is impeccable. The morning we left we sat in the garden and listened to the chanting of monks in a Monastery high in the surrounding hills. It was a beautiful farewell to our journey in...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong, responded to this review

Dear Madame! Greetings from Elgin Hotels & Resorts ! We are delighted to know that you have really appreciated The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong during your stay with us and we do hope that we will be given an opportunity to serve you again in the near future! We thank you and are very grateful for your feedback on all...

Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an elegant & well maintained property in Kalimpong , located centrally. The garden facing room offers great view of the mountains.... Also you can have a great time on the benches in the garden with great scenic views. The Restaurant area is big & equally attractive like the rest of the property... Dont forget to have a look...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong, responded to this review

Dear Sir! Greetings from Elgin Hotels & Resorts ! We are delighted to know that you have really appreciated The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong during your stay with us and we do hope that we will be given an opportunity to serve you again in the near future! We thank you and are very grateful for your feedback on all...

Jaipur, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to find a room, their last one, on the spot. We had experienced the group's hotel in Darjeeling where we were booked. Here we could not find a room at the time of the booking and the agent booked at the second best 'Sinclair Retreat' which in no way could compare in view of the service and...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong, responded to this review

Dear Madame! Greetings from Elgin Hotels & Resorts ! We are delighted to know that you have really appreciated The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong during your stay with us and we do hope that we will be given an opportunity to serve you again in the near future! We thank you and are very grateful for your feedback on all...

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited Elgin silver oaks, kalimpong in end of March 2017 with my family... when you enter the property it just stuns you with its charm.. elegance and warmth. Its just so luxuriant.. to say the least... impeccably maintained... its worth staying there... food is wonderful...the staffs are so helpful and cordial... its just an experience of a life time... lovely...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong, responded to this review

Dear Sir! Greetings from Elgin Hotels & Resorts ! We are delighted to know that you have really appreciated The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong during your stay with us and we do hope that we will be given an opportunity to serve you again in the near future! We thank you and are very grateful for your feedback on all...

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment one sets foot on to the property you transcend in to history. The edifice, the surroundings, the landscapes, the interiors, the lounge, the bar and the rooms - very ethnic in keeping with the times (read yester-years) with modern day upkeep. Service bespoken of the style reserved for the officials of the Raj and yet ethnically Indian...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong, responded to this review

Dear Sir! Greetings from The Elgin Group! We are delighted to know that you have really appreciated The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong during your stay with us and we do hope that we will be given an opportunity to serve you again in the near future! We thank you and are very grateful for your feedback on all the little...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we decided on a brief holiday in Kalimpong, our intention was to get away from it all _ a respite from jobs and traffic and the stress that go with city living. The Elgin Silver Oaks suited our needs perfectly. The hotel has a quiet ambiance, and although it is located on one of Kalimpong's main roads, it's as...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor Member ! Greetings from The Elgin Group! We are delighted to know that you have really appreciated The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong during your stay with us and we do hope that we will be given an opportunity to serve you again in the near future! We thank you and are very grateful for your feedback on all...

Toronto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kalimpong is a must if you are looking to escape the hustle of Darjeeling and the Elgin Silver Oaks is well located in the centre of town. The hotel is in a great building from the 30's with authentic prints and drawings on the walls and beautiful carpets throughout. Unfortunately, the hard single beds are probably also from the 30's...

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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong, responded to this review

Dear Sir! Greetings from Elgin Hotels & Resorts ! We are happy to know of your feedback with regards to your stay at the Elgin Silver Oaks, and we do hope we will be given an opportunity to serve you again in the near future! We have made a note of your feedback with regards to the beds being a...

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Elgin Silver Oaks was built in 1930 and once belonged to the prominent architect Frederick Desraj who built the old Teesta Bridge. It is now converted into a luxury hill resort in the Himalayas. Lounging in the landscaped gardens in a profusion of colour, one is treated to breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The natural decor is characteristic in the imposing Kanchenjungha which can be seen on a clear day, blooming petunias and asters, the serrated violet edges of iris, iridescent butterflies flitting through colourful azaleas, drooping geraniums, proud orchids and heaven, temporarily descends on earth. Sitting in one of the quaint gazebos, the tea seems to be flavoured by the refreshing winds of the Himalayas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong

Address: Ringking Pong Road, Kalimpong 734301, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Kalimpong
Price Range: $207 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Not room 44”
Durhamlass14, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“first floor in the center over looking the garden”
  • view of the town from the garden
triptipandey1, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“51... first floor corner room. can see the Kanchenjunga sitting on your couch”
docbpaul, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 51, a corner room on the first floor, is a good one.”
nirmalageorges, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“rooms facing the mountains and away from the street are best. Definitely inquire as to the size and comfort of the bed in the room offered.”
stevenrP1313KF, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
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