The Revolver is one of the best budget hotel in Darjeeling. It’s also one of the fewer hotels in Darjeeling which doesn’t change its tariff based on the season. The tariff at The Revolver is the same throughout the year. Located just within walkable distance from Mall, The Revolver is your best bet if you are looking for a hotel within Rs. 1500/-. However, due to its immense popularity, finding a room at The Revolver is almost next to impossible if you don’t book well in advance!
If you are wondering about the odd naming, the hotel was named after the album of a famous band – The Beatles. They have total 5 rooms named after the band members i.e. John, George, Paul, Ringo & Brian! Recently they have also opened up a new Family Four Bedded room named Prudence!
However, don’t let the Budget Hotel tag misguide you. The rooms, washrooms and the entire hotel premises are very clean and well maintained. The Revolver kinda showcases a lot of western cultures. Like each door is equipped with a security lock box and you are informed about the code upon check-in. Definitely, they keep changing the code for security purpose! So if you want your room to clean up, just hang the tag and put your room key inside the lockbox and you’ll find it clean upon your return! So you see, you don’t need to call up the reception un-necessarily for everything!
The rooms are equipped with basic toiletries (Towel, Soap, Shampoo, Comb, Earbuds etc.), an emergency medical-kit (the rarest thing to find in India), and some snacks (like Munch, Lays etc.). So you see, you don’t get these things even in a 3* hotel! The floor in the washroom is equipped with floor-mat so that you don’t get slipped! Again the rarest thing to find!
And believe me, these are the small reasons why I’m impressed with The Revolver! Unlike lots of other 3* hotels in Darjeeling, The Revolver doesn’t switch off Geyser as per their fixed timings. So you can get hot water 24×7! So with great power comes great responsibility!
Here I’d like to tell you a short story. At my previous office, the phone calls used to be free of cost. People used to call up their wife post lunch for a few minutes or so. However, there were 2 young employees who used to stick with their girlfriend over the phone always from the time they entered office till they left. And one fine day, as expected, our CEO stopped this facility and started implemented mechanisms to track all the calls. And everyone needed to provide justification for all the calls made at the end of the month. And for every personal calls made, they started deducting at actuals from the salary. So you see, if you use the facilities responsibly it can be a great boon for all, else for misusing you can lose the facility completely! Hope you can get what I’m trying to say here!
Anyway, coming to The Revolver again, the food at the in-house restaurant is awesome and finger-licking. Don’t forget to try the various platters especially the Naga Platter! The owner at The Revolver has a hobby of brewing hand-made coffee. Yes from harvesting to processing, he does it all by himself. And that my friend is very unique and completely different from the coffee that’s available out there in the market.
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