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Snow Lion HomeStay

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02/07/2017 03/07/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We travelled to Darjeeling in May 2017 and stayed at Snowlion Homestay. Firstly we would like thank & appreciate Mr.Gaili & Ms.Sangeetha for very good response on emails for our queries which helped us make quick bookings. Although we reached little late the welcome was nice and they helped up quickly with all the bags we had and check-in was...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Home Stay is owned by a very nice family, They dont have kitchen, only breakfast is available, tea is served at 0730, location is so so, they should provide electrical kettle and tea bags. Front desk is manned by a helpful and smiling face lady. Best inspite of limitations.

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SnowlionHomestay, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

Dear AK, TashiDelek & Greetings from Darjeeling!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable & positive feedback :-) As is our motto, we provide true value for money! Always a pleasure to have happy guests who are satisfied with our services. Everyone appreciates our location with parking facilities esp families with elderly people. We do...

Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect location. Just meters away from the mall road. Very small rooms and a smaller wash room. Hot water takes a lot of time. Needs efficient heaters. Breakfast is good. Maintained by a combine of Tibetan and Bhutanese family. Very good ambience especially in the breakfast room. View spoilt by buildings constructed opposite the homestay. Courteous staff and good drivers...

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Snowlion H, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek & Greetings from Darjeeling! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable & positive feedback :-) As is our motto, we provide true value for money! Always a pleasure to have happy guests who are satisfied with our services. Everyone appreciates our location with parking facilities esp families with elderly people. It is always such...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good hotel to stay with bed & Brakefast. Very nice staff with good service. Rooms are very good. Brakfast hall is fantastic. worth of money we paid. Close to market place with walking distance & close to many food outlets.

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Snowlion H, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

Hi Sudhir, TashiDelek & Greetings from Darjeeling! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable & positive feedback :-) As is our motto, we provide true value for money! Always a pleasure to have happy guests who are satisfied with our services. Everyone appreciates our location with parking facilities esp families with elderly people. It is...

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This homestay is run by a Tibetan family living on the top floor of the three-storey house very close to the Chowrasta or Mall at the heart of the town. On clear days, Kanchenjungha can be seen from the room windows and the roof of the house. The family generally serves the lunch and dinner at their own dining place,...

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Snowlion H, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek & Greetings from Darjeeling! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable & positive feedback :-) As is our motto, we provide true value for money! Always a pleasure to have happy guests who are satisfied with our services. Everyone appreciates our location with parking facilities esp families with elderly people. It is always such...

Reviewed 22 March 2017

Awesome experience. . Perfect location.. Mesmerising view from hotel View rooms, corridors, cafe and Rooftops.. BREAKFAST included.. Hotel staffs are like family.. Very Friendly behaviour. . Guizar, Room Heaters available.. Truly value for money. . Worth staying.. Recommending a MUST STAY if you want to explore Darjeeling.. Gailly Family Rocks.. and thanks for your love..

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SnowlionHomestay, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

Dear Debjit, TashiDelek & Greetings from Darjeeling! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable & positive feedback :-) As is our motto, we provide true value for money! Always a pleasure to have happy guests who are satisfied with our services. Everyone appreciates our location with parking facilities esp families with elderly people. It is...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We loved our time at Snow Lion Homestay. All the staff/family were so welcoming and helpful. We used the drivers every day for airport transfers and tours – they were both safe and friendly navigating the hectic local roads with ease. You have to do the early morning Tiger Hill visit – it’s essential and you will never forget it....

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SnowlionHomestay, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

Dear Christina, Wishing you Merry X'Mas & a Happy New Year!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable & positive feedback :-) Your review is by far the best feedback we have received tiill date. As is our motto, we provide true value for money! Always a pleasure to have happy guests who are satisfied...

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Visited with my wife and daughter(toddler). Warm people who greeted us nicely and gave excellent service. Will stay with them again if we visit Darjeeling again. Offers WiFi and free breakfast. Some rooms have great view of the Kanchenjunga.

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SnowlionHomestay, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

Dear Nagaraj, Wishing you Merry X'Mas & a Happy New Year!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable & positive feedback :-) As is our motto, we provide true value for money! Always a pleasure to have happy guests who are satisfied with our services. Everyone appreciates our location with parking facilities esp families with...

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Meet that folks of this home stay. They are very nice and warm and make you feel at home. Breakfast area is very welcoming. The rooms are well maintained and very cosy and feels very premium. They help you in getting around the town. Highly recommend if it fits in your budget.

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SnowlionHomestay, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

Dear Ajay, Namaste & TashiDelek!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable & positive feedback :-) As is our motto, we provide true value for money! Always a pleasure to have happy guests who are satisfied with our services. Everyone appreciates our location and parking facilities esp families with elderly people. It is always such...

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We stayed here on the last week of september and had a very good experience. The rooms were nice though we did not get a mountain view room. The hotel arranged our pickup from airport and sightseeing. The breakfast was nice and w also got to meet one of the owners. Overall it was a Wonderful stay!

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SnowlionHomestay, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

Dear Soumya, Namaste & TashiDelek!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable & positive feedback :-) As is our motto, we provide true value for money! Non-view room guests can enjoy their breakfast which is served in our dining area from where the KanchenJunga mountain ranges can be viewed on a clear day & also...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of Darjeeling, close to the Mall's shopping and entertainment, is "Snowlion Homestay." The hotel is owned & managed by a Tibetan family. Located on Gandhi Road, which is a continuation of the Mall Road, it provides an ideal base for the many local tourist attractions, whilst being in a central, upmarket area of the town. All our rooms have en suite (attached) bathroom with showers, hot & cold running water (24hrs), W.C, in-house telephone and remote control television with Cable TV (37 channels including BBC, Star TV, Zee, ESPN etc). We provide room heaters and hot water bottles at no additional cost during the winter season. WI-FI is freely accessible in the lounge. We would be happy to arrange for a taxi to collect you at BGD airport or NJP station. We have pick-up from BGD airport or NJP station and travel to Darjeeling (one way). If you choose to use us to be dropped back to the Airport or Station at the end of your stay, we will arrange it. The drive up to Darjeeling is 3hrs and is in any event very scenic. Often tourists choose to use a slightly longer (and even more scenic) route via Mirik Lake. This latter route is approximately 4 hrs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Snow Lion HomeStay

Address: 27A Gandhi Road | Opposite Bethany primary school, Darjeeling 734101, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling District > Darjeeling
Price Range: RM254 - RM288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Snow Lion HomeStay 1.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Snow Lion Homestay Darjeeling
Snow Lion Homestay Hotel Darjeeling
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“Choose a room with view of the mountains/Kanchenjunga”
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vipins2013, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“Take a room facing street or view”
, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Room no 201/202”
asprabhu078, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“No room views from your rooms. It's good to stay with good service.”
SudhirKubal, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room No 201 and 202 are VIEW room.. go for it..”
, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
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