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Confused between the choice of 4 hotels

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Confused between the choice of 4 hotels

Planning a trip to Darjeeling in end July for 3 days. Stuck between 4 hotels. Mayfair, Elgin, Windamere and Glenburn. Not sure about views from each of these places. I prefer a quite holiday with a great views. Checked out a few luxury places. Shortlisted these 4. Any suggestions ?

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1. Re: Confused between the choice of 4 hotels

Windmere>Mayfair>Elgin

Glenburg is outside of Darjeeling in side a tea estate and that is a complete different but worth experience if budget is not an issue but not sure how would be during monsoon.

The time you are going would be peak of monsoon and chances of getting a grand view of kanchanjanga and other peaks are very low due to clouds.

Edited: 30 June 2016, 19:43
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2. Re: Confused between the choice of 4 hotels

1. Mayfair (Best in all aspets)

2. Glenburn (Superb accommodation and food, but far off from tourist hub)

3. Windamere (Most conveniently located, colonial ambiance)

4. Elgin (Close to the mall area, excellent food, rooms are small)

Edited: 30 June 2016, 19:44
Darjeeling, India
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3. Re: Confused between the choice of 4 hotels

Hello,

As a local suggest you,if you are looking for view then check Ceder in.you will see the nice panorama view of kanchanjuna mountain including Darjeeling town view and some parts of Darjeeling hills.

Thank You

Karma Sherpa

Darjeeling Treks and Tours

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4. Re: Confused between the choice of 4 hotels

Thanks a lot. Dont mind going off the grid and hence Glenburn. Budget is not an issue though but the rains is. wondering if its safe enough to travel to Glenburn in peak monsoon. Convenience of location is not a criterion. Not looking to do the typical touristy trail. Looking for a quiet place to soak in the ambience, the rains, the mountains. If Glenburn is not possible then Is between Mayfair and Windamere, what choice do I have. Read conflicting views that Mayfair has not so great views. Otherwise it looks great.

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5. Re: Confused between the choice of 4 hotels

Have a look at Cedar Inn, as Karma says. Its got magnificent views and good food as well.

New Delhi, India
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6. Re: Confused between the choice of 4 hotels

Thanks Karma, Thanks Brave1. Will take a look at Cedar inn as well.

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7. Re: Confused between the choice of 4 hotels

Summit having hotel chain in North east (Darjeeling, Gangtok and other cities). If you do not have budget issue then go with Mayfair or as per Mr Roy suggestion.

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8. Re: Confused between the choice of 4 hotels

Had you not planned a visit during peak monsoons and chosen Nov-Dec instead , I would have suggested only those hotels which are facing the Kanchenjungha and not the valley opposite . Elgin and Mayfair, otherwise excellent properties do not offer Kanchenjungha views. However during monsoons, you can choose any one of these(and Cedar Inn too)-- all nice comfortable properties.

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9. Re: Confused between the choice of 4 hotels

Thanks a lot for the suggestions. Realized, its better to postpone my visit by 2 months to september end. Thanks a lot again.

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