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The Elgin, Darjeeling
Ranked #4 of 100 Hotels in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 August 2017

There were 20 of us and we spent two lovely nights at this beautiful hotel which gave us such wonderful feelings. It had a grandeaur setting and its furnishing was just great. It gave that exclusive and rich setting befitting an era of royalty. We loved every inch of the hotel. The first owner of this premise was the Maharaja of Cooch Bihar.It was leased by the Maharaja to John William Pavion and his wife Edith Agnes Pavion and ran it as the Elgin hotel from November 1930. In 1968 Mr.K.C.Oberoi from the Oberoi family of Hoteliers took over from Mrs.Nancy Oakley. This information can be obtained from the hotel reception. The breakfast and buffet dinner was very good. The hotel is strongly recommended.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely with good views.
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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2  Thank MAHENDRANATHAN
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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

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 especially the service, food, and ambiance .

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 behalf of the entire team we certainly look forward to serving you again soon in all of the Elgin properties .

The Elgin was built in 1887 and being a listed heritage property, the Elgin management is doing its level best to preserve the history and ambiance of the property and at the same time also provide our guests with the best of the modern amenities , the idea is to strike the right balance between the old world charm of the yesteryears and the modern amenities of our current times to make the guest experience a truly delightful and memorable one .

Warm regards,
Mr Badal Majumdar,
General Manager,
The Elgin , Darjeeling
Telephone - +91-354-2257226/2257227
Front Desk Mobile- +91- 8420199177
The Elgin Central Reservations - +91-33-40646300/301/22269878
Email - reservations@elginhotels.com

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hotel with amazing view from our window..... the food in this hotel is excellent and the room we get is affordable in our budget.. love to see good service throughout our stay... thankyou guys for making our stay memorable.. we will definitely be back

Stayed: October 2016
1  Thank abhidarjdubai
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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

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 you have wonderful memories of your holiday experience with us to take back with you !

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 behalf of the entire team we certainly look forward to serving you again soon in all of the Elgin properties .

The Elgin was built in 1887 and being a listed heritage property, the Elgin management is doing its level best to preserve the history and ambiance of the property and at the same time also provide our guests with the best of the modern amenities , the idea is to strike the right balance between the old world charm of the yesteryears and the modern amenities of our current times to make the guest experience a truly delightful and memorable one .

Warm regards,
Mr Badal Majumdar,
General Manager,
The Elgin , Darjeeling
Telephone - +91-354-2257226/2257227
Front Desk Mobile- +91- 8420199177
The Elgin Central Reservations - +91-33-40646300/301/22269878
Email - reservations@elginhotels.com

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is my second review, i am not normally so generous but Elgin darjeeling was exquisite. The plush interiors, the room with a view of the hill station, polite staff and especially the Manager Mr Badal was very accommodating, the food was scrumptious & beyond my expectations, and we couldn't get enough of it, situated in the heart of darjeeling its exceptional location and the note worthy places were very close by, the pianist played our favorite songs, When we arrived late for breakfast the staff was willing to prepare fresh food for us, i think the hotel is reasonably priced and is a gem standing out in darjeeling.

Things not to miss in the hotel: Warm welcoming smiles and the Cherry Rum after a silk scarf is placed over your shoulder as soon as you enter the hotel. The library and collection of antiquities.

I really need to thank Elgin for a memorable experience.

Room Tip: After you have made a reservation, speak to the hotel staff before you reach there, a personal touch...
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank IVAN F
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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

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 especially the classic feel of the property which was a fairytale experience for you !

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 behalf of the entire team we certainly look forward to serving you again soon in all of the Elgin properties .

The Elgin was built in 1887 and being a listed heritage property, the Elgin management is doing its level best to preserve the history and ambiance of the property and at the same time also provide our guests with the best of the modern amenities , the idea is to strike the right balance between the old world charm of the yesteryears and the modern amenities of our current times to make the guest experience a truly delightful and memorable one .

Warm regards,
Mr Badal Majumdar,
General Manager,
The Elgin , Darjeeling
Telephone - +91-354-2257226/2257227
Front Desk Mobile- +91- 8420199177
The Elgin Central Reservations - +91-33-40646300/301/22269878
Email - reservations@elginhotels.com

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

An heritage property with all modern facilities.Restaurant service is splendid.Young professionals in front office is going out of the way to help customers.Room service personnel's service mentality is above average.Then a word about house keeping,they are very keen to clean the room immediately after we are leaving for site seeings.
Views of the mountains from the room is a problem at least from my room, because of the location.
They are having friendly dogs in their campus,i love those pet's attitude.

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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

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 especially the classic feel of the property !

At the same time I will certainly pass on your compliments to our team members of your appreciation of their service in the property and I will also say hello to Sky and Lillian our resident Samoyed dogs .

We are also happy to let you know that we will soon open the doors of our brand new Tenzing Norgay wing this October with 14 Premium category rooms with all 5 star amenities to further enhance the guest 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 expectations, on behalf of the entire team we certainly look forward to serving you again soon in all of the Elgin properties .

The Elgin was built in 1887 and being a listed heritage property, the Elgin management is doing its level best to preserve the history and ambiance of the property and at the same time also provide our guests with the best of the modern amenities , the idea is to strike the right balance between the old world charm of the yesteryears and the modern amenities of our current times to make the guest experience a truly delightful and memorable one .

Warm regards,
Mr Badal Majumdar,
General Manager,
The Elgin , Darjeeling
Telephone - +91-354-2257226/2257227
Front Desk Mobile- +91- 8420199177
The Elgin Central Reservations - +91-33-40646300/301/22269878
Email - reservations@elginhotels.com

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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The Elgin is one of the bful hotels that we ever stayed. Rightly located at the centre of Darjeeling, it has a beautiful heritage colonial feel to it. The staff deserves a special mention, Rikki, Prashant, Amal, staff at the diner and their manager(Badal) they all were so courteous and looked after minor details as well. They would serve food with so much love, even baked a yummy cake for my son's 6 months bday. The tea room is bfully decorated and you could spend good hours by the window enjoying your favourite wine or tea. Highly recommended! Would love to come back again!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank YogitaKaushik
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ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

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 especially the classic feel of the property !

At the same time I will certainly pass on your compliments to our team members of your appreciation of their service in the property.


We are also happy to let you know that we will soon open the doors of our brand new Tenzing Norgay wing this October with 14 Premium category rooms with all 5 star amenities to further enhance the guest 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 expectations, on behalf of the entire team we certainly look forward to serving you again soon in all of the Elgin properties .

The Elgin was built in 1887 and being a listed heritage property, the Elgin management is doing its level best to preserve the history and ambiance of the property and at the same time also provide our guests with the best of the modern amenities , the idea is to strike the right balance between the old world charm of the yesteryears and the modern amenities of our current times to make the guest experience a truly delightful and memorable one .

Warm regards,
Mr Badal Majumdar,
General Manager,
The Elgin , Darjeeling
Telephone - +91-354-2257226/2257227
Front Desk Mobile- +91- 8420199177
The Elgin Central Reservations - +91-33-40646300/301/22269878
Email - reservations@elginhotels.com

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Additional Information about The Elgin, Darjeeling

Address: 18 HD Lama Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling District > Darjeeling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Darjeeling
#2 Spa Hotel in Darjeeling
#3 Family Hotel in Darjeeling
Price Range: €143 - €216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elgin, Darjeeling 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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 
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