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The Elgin, Darjeeling

18 HD Lama Road, Darjeeling 734101 India
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#18 of 213 hotels in Darjeeling
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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 .
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Manish Agarwal wrote a review 21 Jul
Lake Town, India1 contribution
We stayed in Elgin Darjeeling for 7 nights with family during our leisure trip. It is undoubtedly the best luxury resort to stay in Darjeeling. The rooms are very spacious and equally tastefully furnished with all modern amenities to suit your lifestyle. The premium rooms offer excellent view of the green valley. The food quality is also of top class and very tasteful. We enjoyed all our meals. I strongly recommend Elgin as your preferred choice to stay if you want the Best .
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Prakash Dutta wrote a review 17 Jul
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Nice place to stay in darjeeling with great view and good staffs and you should ask for manish he is really helpful..rooms are nice and i had a nice experience and a lot of good memories from darjeeling will visit soon.
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Date of stay: June 2021
TANIMA wrote a review Apr 2021
Mumbai, India18 contributions4 helpful votes
We have visited the hotel on 31st december.. hotel was fully packed for 31st night party, which coasted 5000 per person..but food was not having that much variety.. however full experience during pendamic was nice. Rooms are fully heritage way built. very cozy n warm n best place to stay in darjeeling.. huge , long window give extra charm for every rooms.eache bath rooms are having bath tub. Main proble is food,options are very less,and u can't even get hot chocolate..
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Date of stay: December 2020
praveen m wrote a review Apr 2021
Nagpur, India4 contributions
Not a good hotel to stay at all. No hospitality at welcome desk. Food is not also up to mark. Recommend to stay at better options in darjeeling. Cleaning staff and higyin is good. The rooms are not comfortable at all.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Dyena Mugen wrote a review Apr 2021
Sydney, Australia52 contributions13 helpful votes
The outdoor is a beautiful sight - a decent sitting area, swing for kids to enjoy and gorgeous flowers to brighten up anyones day. The premium suite rooms had all the amenities required for a short stay, however a deep clean wouldn’t hurt as there were visible dust and minor cleanliness shortfalls. If you plan to stay in the premium suites, be prepared to walk a few flights of stairs! We opted for the package which included breakfast and dinner for our stay. The Orchid dining room food choices were limited and flavour in some of the dishes could be improved. There were limited wait staff, which meant we often had to wait for food and service. In saying that some of the wait staff were accommodating to our child dietary needs which made it a positive experience overall. In our downtime, we enjoyed playing chess and playing the piano available in the hotel. Would recommend staying no more than 2 nights. We were there for 4 nights - it become repetitive and less enjoyable. The hotel is central to shops and some common eateries.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$112 - US$316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Elgin, Darjeeling
Which popular attractions are close to The Elgin, Darjeeling?
Nearby attractions include Mahakal Temple (0.2 km), Happy Valley Tea Estate (0.4 km), and Dali Monastery (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Elgin, Darjeeling?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Elgin, Darjeeling?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Elgin, Darjeeling?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Elgin, Darjeeling?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Elgin, Darjeeling?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sonam's Kitchen, Tom & Jerry's, and Himalayan Coffee.
Does The Elgin, Darjeeling have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Elgin, Darjeeling offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Elgin, Darjeeling located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Darjeeling.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Elgin, Darjeeling?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Elgin, Darjeeling offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Elgin, Darjeeling?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.