We spent three nights in early October after a short village trek and it was the perfect place to unwind and enjoy Darjeeling. As there were three of us, we booked the apartment which had its own terrace overlooking a spectacular scene of the foothills and sunrise. Paulzor and his team were exceptional in looking after us and making us feel part of the family. We spent lazy mornings chatting with them about their mountain trekking and climbing backgrounds before heading off to sightsee, which was an interesting walk of only 10 mins away from the main square and through the local markets. Paulzor went beyond that of just a host, and even spent time showing us around the local's version of the town. On the final evening they cooked up a feast of delicious food including traditional Bhutanese dishes and local pickles. The apartment is very comfortable, welcoming and peaceful especially due to the large buddhist shrine inside. Highly recommend!
Initially while traveling we thought it was away from City center, however it is just 10 min walk, view was awesome from there and is very peaceful. Once you are there, no need to bother about anything:- 1. Information and sight seeing 2. Provides hygienic Himalayan food with lots of variety and same dish won't be repeated 3. Shopping (must compliment his cousin DAWA who took pain to be with us for shopping as prices for locals will be low) 4. Cleanliness was well maintained 5. Nice garden and lovable pets (dogs and cat) We enjoyed nice dinners with Paulzor playing guitar and family joining for singing, couldn't have asked for more and felt like being at home. If time had permitted we could have stayed longer.
Nothing gets better than a comfortable away from the hassle of life stay at Paul's homestay. If you are looking for a place to say, I would definitely suggest this one. The host and his family are extremely helpful and dedicated to make your stay worth it.
I came across this place during my online search as my family was visiting Darjeeling for the first time. Since, i was not accompanying them i was worried about their stay. Of all the places that i checked online, i found that the reviews of Heyagriva and the owner Paulzor were very good. I contacted him and found that the rooms are available. I requested him that this is the first time my family is visiting Darjeeling and i want them to be as comfortable as possible and to my surprise he was more than happy to that. I believe that its not just the place where you stay but the service provided that makes the stay a wonderful one.
After the trip, my father said it was beyond what they expected. Paulzor was very welcoming, taking care of every requirements and made sure that we visit all the famous sites with enough time to explore them. The food was delicious and the stay was cozy and very comfortable. He said felt just like home. My father was surprised to find a good collection of books also.
One major highlight of this stay is the spectacular sunrise view that you get from the terrace. So, you can sit back and relax, sip your Darjeeling tea and just enjoy the beautiful view.
A big thanks once again to Paulzor and Shiva who was responsible for transportation for being so friendly and cooperative. We will see you again!!! :)
I normally do not do any reviews, however the stay in here is worth mentioning. We stayed there for three days and it was like living with extended family. Paulzor is an amazing person who takes care of all your needs so well that he exceeded our expectations in hosting us. Hia wealth of knowledge helped us to know about Darjeeling and places surrounding it so well. Driver shiva is another amazing person who filled us with his knowledge. Overall a very fulfilling stay and a wonderful trip thanks to Paulzor and his family
I would recommend to all my family and friends.
Thanks again Paulzor.