We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Elgin, Darjeeling

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
The Elgin, Darjeeling
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

513 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for The Elgin, Darjeeling
See the most recent reviews
Showing 490: English reviews
Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The hotel is very near to the Chawrasta . Harldy 5 mins of walking. The interior was AMAZING!!! They upgraded us to the suite room and it was brilliant with the Bonfire set up inside the living and bedroom both. Staff was excellent and so was the food. Breakfast and Dinner was amazing and we really enjoyed the food. Special...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank vrundesh
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,...

London
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We booked to stay at the Elgin for 5 nights in February (3-8 Feb) through Agoda. After two nights we decided that we didn't want to stay there any longer because it was a dismal and deeply depressing hotel. The public rooms were attractive but that is the only positive thing that could be said of the hotel. The staff...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank painter2808
ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor Member ! Greetings from Elgin Hotels & Resorts ! We thank you for your feedback ! I have personally made a note of your feedback and all the points you have taken time to mention which I will personally look into . As most of the management team take their annual leave and vacation at this time of...

Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely old world charm, excellent food and courteous staff. The tea lounge and bar with cosy interior and lovely fireplace. I had an amazing experience and loved the Christmas party arranged for the guests with local music, dance and Christmas dinner. Recommended all my friends and family. I am definitely coming back :)

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kamakshi M
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 during christmas and loved our Christmas eve party at the property . Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Visited Darjeeling for the first time in Jan 2017. Stayed at the Elgin and really enjoyed the facility and ambience. Although it was challenging to climb up the stairs to our 3 rd floor room but it was a small price to pay for our room with a fireplace. Although no views from the room, the décor and the comfort...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank gaitry2017
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 ! We apologise for the inconvenience you faced climbing the stairs to the 3rd floor and we have made a note of this to see how we can add an elevator...

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Elgin hotel is a queen amongst the hotels in Darjeeling, once known as the queen of the hill stations of India. This should be a heritage site in most other countries, being it is nearly a century old. It is very finely restored to its old glory of the declining days of the British empire. The foyer and the sitting...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ashoke N
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 for the property, the staff of the hotel and our owners the Oberoi family will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to...

Lucknow, India
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I stayed here in 2nd week of Jan with my family. A pure heritage hotel made from woods. Good hotel near to Mall Road. Friendly staff with smiling faces. Good ambiance. Good breakfast and a even great dinner with a piano master adding stars to it. We had a fireplace in my room which my kids enjoyed. Big rooms with...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank GunjanKr
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 and we will certainly let our pianist in the dining room know of your appreciation! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to...

Reviewed 25 January 2017

I visited The Elgin Darjeeling back in September with my parents to celebrate my mother's birthday and we had an amazing stay! We decided to start our trip in Darjeeling and then to Pelling and finally ending our trip in Gangtok. So being our first stop we were extremely happy with the hotel and it's colonial era classy interiors and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Eshan M
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 and that we could make your parents stay with us especially your mother's stay a memorable one ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the...

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and me stayed at Elgin Darjeeling from 6th-9th Jan,2017. Must mention after a grand stay at Elgin, Pelling, This was an equally great experience.The hotel looks and has the feel of British Era exactly as seen in most of the review pics till date. Beautiful and classy are the words to describe Elgin Chain of Hotels!The ambience and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Pratik K
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 in Pelling and Darjeeling ! 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...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We are staying here for 2 nights. A comfortable and elegant hotel right in the middle of town but close enough to the mall that not much traffic passes by so it is quiet. Heritage building, attentive service, good food and very nicely appointed public areas like bar, dining area and sitting areas. As it is January there are fires...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Maureen B
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, on...

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

A wonderful experience at Elgin Darjeeling. A true heritage and star hotel at Darjeeling . The hotel ambience is excellent. The well maintained antique furnitures are added attraction. Nature view from the rooms are limited. The hospitality of the staffs are unforgettable. I shall always remember their gesture of sending a cake from Elgin management on my 25 th anniversary....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Biswarup B
ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Dr & Mrs Bose ! 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 for your most special 25th anniversary Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so...

457 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (437)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (133)
Viewed
Room/Suite (46)
Viewed
View from Room (19)
Viewed
Dining (28)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (24)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (8)
Viewed
Other (177)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (20)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Darjeeling hotels
1.5 km away
Mayfair Darjeeling
Mayfair Darjeeling
#2 of 94 in Darjeeling
615 reviews
1.1 km away
Cedar Inn
Cedar Inn
#1 of 94 in Darjeeling
415 reviews
1.1 km away
Sinclairs Darjeeling
Sinclairs Darjeeling
#11 of 94 in Darjeeling
280 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 km away
Windamere Hotel
Windamere Hotel
#7 of 94 in Darjeeling
307 reviews
0.1 km away
Central Heritage Resort and Spa, Darjeeling
1.1 km away
Dekeling Hotel
Dekeling Hotel
#5 of 94 in Darjeeling
624 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Smoking rooms available
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • 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
Price Range: €147 - €233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elgin, Darjeeling 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotels.com and Agoda so you can book your The Elgin, Darjeeling reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Elgin, Darjeeling staff and other travellers.
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from The Elgin, Darjeeling staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Avoid Room 38”
 of 5 bubbles Yorkiebb, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for mountain view.”
 of 5 bubbles Kershasp, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid this hotel, if you don't have a choice then any room is okay”
 of 5 bubbles , 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a valley facing room!”
 of 5 bubbles 92eshanm, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room facing the mountains have a lovely view”
 of 5 bubbles nestcottage, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5