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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

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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 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 4 weeks ago 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...

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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 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...

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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, 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....

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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...

Nutley, New Jersey
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Excellent hotel with great service. This was recommended to us by our fried and we loved every moment of our stay in the hotel. Fantastic sitting areas with fire place and comfortable sofa, beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Bed room is nice with sitting area and view of the valley. The breakfast and dinner are delicious and are served...

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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...

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We have stayed at this Hotel for 3 nights now and we love this Hotel . It has really nice rooms and they supply robes which is nice as when we were there it was a bit chilly also they have fan heaters in the rooms which you need to leave in in very cold weather. The fire in the...

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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...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Fantastic hotel, lovely bedrooms and sitting areas with open fires and comfy sofas, service went above and beyond, food for breakfast and in the evening was delicious and the pianist was a wonderful additional touch. Can't fault it.

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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...

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Good hotel , friendly staff, good food. Very near to the mall road. One thing i found missing was good valley viewv from room windows. Although it has a nice garden but still the view os not amazing. Overall a good experience.

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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...

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in the Elgin in Darjeeling for two nights as part of our tour round north India. It is the best hotel we have stayed in so far. (We also stayed in the Elgin Silver Oaks hotel in Kalimpong for one night before this and that came a close second.) The staff are very helpful and...

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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 6 January 2017 via mobile

We are on a trip to Gangtok,Kalimpong and Darjeeling and stayed the entire trip in Elgin group of hotels.Today(6th Jan)we have checked in Elgin Darjeeling with the same hope we stayed in the other Elgin hotels but very sorry to say that inspite of saying them that we are travelling with a child they gave us the worst possible room...

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Dear Madame ! First of all on behalf of the entire team at The Elgin, Darjeeling we wish you a very Happy New year and all the happiness and prosperity to you and your family ! We have been through your review and feedback very carefully and we are happy to learn that you were happy with your overall stay...

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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: RM686 - RM860 (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
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Darjeeling
#2 Spa Hotel in Darjeeling
#6 Family Hotel in Darjeeling
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