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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Very nice stay. It is not a hotel, but a home stay. A Tibetan family runs it. It is very clean. Towels and bed sheets are also very clean. No restaurant in the home stay. Family serves breakfast on the 3rd floor from 8-10 AM. In case you need food for lunch/dinner they bring it from outside. You can get...

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

TashiDelek!!! Thank you very much for taking time out to post your valuable feedback! We serve cereals & porridge along with a seasonal fruit along with toast and eggs with Darjeeling tea. Coffee & milk are also served. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our...

Cambs
Reviewed 25 May 2014

The positives about staying at the Snow Lion are its location - easy walking distance to the main street and shops etc, the possibility of a view of the mountains from the rooftop and the quirky breakfast room (unfortunately only accessible for breakfast). The available communal room had no windows and wasn't very inviting. The owner was helpful when we...

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you for taking time out to post your feedback. We will look into the points you have brought up and take action. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire Snowlion Homestay family thank you for choosing...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 23 May 2014

I stayed at Snowlion Homestay for 5 nights in the beginning of April & really enjoyed the time a lot. Everything worked out really well - from the booking via email, to the airport Pick-up & the organization of several trips during my stay. Everybody is extremely friendly & welcoming. I especially enjoyed the location as it is just a...

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you for taking time out to post your your help & valuable feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire...

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Nice, tastefully done interiors at a convenient location. Staff is courteous and polite. The hotel being run by a family, you will feel you are their valued guest. However service response time needs to improve.

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you for taking time out to post your your valuable feedback. Really appreciated))) We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire...

kolkata
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Snow Lion located at Gandhi Road - just 2 minutes walk from Keventars. Also thereis a stairs where we can go down to Down side market , rink mall etc. It is a family run hotel with an wonderful hospitality. Calm , peacefull , and well behaved staff. Mostly you will fnd a foreigner visit at this place. Breakfast is...

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you for taking time out to post your your valuable feedback. Really appreciated))) We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire...

Paro, Bhutan
Reviewed 30 April 2014

This lovely place is conveniently located in central Darjeeling and within easy proximity to the Chowrasta,numerous restaurants and cafes, gift shops and to the fancy of many happy children...pony rides around the hill behind the Mall! The room was big with a comfortable bed and very clean. All amenities expected of a good hotel were available with free WiFi:)) Everyone...

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you for taking time out to post your your valuable feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire Snowlion Homestay...

Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We were met by Snow Lion's Taxi Driver at Newjalpaiguri from a train which was 21 hours late! We were very grateful for his patience and for the welcome we received when we finally arrived in Darjeeling. The Homestay is a good place to be; it is very central and the staff are accommodating.

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you for taking time out to post your your valuable feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire Snowlion Homestay...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 6 April 2014

I stayed in Snow lion on 2nd and 3rd of April 2014, Coming from south India and used to beautiful home stays in Karnataka and Kerala, I don’t call Snow lion a Home stay at all, Darjeeling in general is very commercial, Snow Lion is no excuse. It has very small rooms, and not well maintained, the bathroom were dirty,...

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek! Thank you for taking time out to post your feedback. Our rooms are 18ft by 17th ft which by Darjeeling standards is not small at all. You cannot book a double room and show up with 4 pax and be critical of everything. People from all over the world have stayed at Snowlion Homestay & have appreciated our place...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 March 2014

It’s a small & cute place run by a Tibetan family. It is not a hotel. It's a Tibetan family's house which is converted into a small B&B. So don't expect resort level luxury. What you will get is a warm welcome and a very cozy place to stay. And definitely interesting experience. The rooms are fairly clean and ok...

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you very much for taking time out to post you’re your helpful feedback. We appreciate it very much. As is the case, we try and provide value for the money to all our guests. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with...

Siliguri, India
Reviewed 14 March 2014

My stay at Snow Lion HomeStay was wonderful! The room was affordable, comfortable and spacious and the bed was very comfortable. Everything was clean and I appreciated the hot water. They offered a space heater for only 200Rs a night which made the room very cozy in the cold climate. The staff were great and very accommodating. The hotel is...

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TashiDelek!!! Thank you very much for taking time out to post your your valuable feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire...

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  • 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
Price Range: RM169 - RM258 (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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