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“Simply the best that you can get at this price”
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Revolver
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Kharagpur, India
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Simply the best that you can get at this price”
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Stayed in the room ringo for about a week. It was a pleasant and comfortable stay. The room, lobby, restaurant and the reception area were all clean and well serviced. Its a very small establishment but the care with which it is run makes your stay there compareable to four star property.

They know some great local cab drivers who can chauffer you around.

I am skipping the details of the rooms and the lodge since it is already covered in the other reviews.

The restaurant is staffed by just a few people but it is efficient enough to provide a great service. The food is excellent and a must try.

There were a few minor issues. Our bathroom did not have a window pane, just a net with a cloth as a cover. I hope this is a temporary thing. If you are a strict vegetarian, which most north-indians and jains are, you may get a hard time with the food. I think they do not fully understand the religiosity with which some follow vegetarianism. Once we ordrerd veg fried rice and found a few pieces of chicken in it. This made my wife very uncomfortable. On several ocassions they served toasts and sausages on the same plate, even though we had asked them to serve veg and nonveg items in separate utensils. I guess the fact that i was non-veg and my wife complete veg confused them somehow. My tip to other travellers is to be more upfront about such requirements.

However, the overall stay was so comfortable and the people managing the lodge so nice and warm that i would easily neglect these gaffes.

Recommend this place to anyone looking for a comfortable budget and mid range stay in Darjeeling.

Stayed February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Kolkata, India
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

It was a nice experience to stay there. Though the period was short but each and every facilities were satisfactory. The behaviour of the Owner was very warm.Cleaned room, scenic beauty of surroundings, foods were all too good to explain.

  • Stayed September 2016, travelled with friends
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New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Stayed at the Revolver in room Ringo pre and post my Singalila trek in October.

Corresponding with Vikash to make the booking was easy and straightforward with his prompt replies and helpfulness. Arranged transport from Bagdogra airport to the hotel was efficient with Vikash sending me the name of driver and car registration number prior to my arriving. This was reassuring for a first time to India solo female traveller.
The car had seat-belts,the driver friendly and very safe maneuvering the road climb with its dense traffic and tight bends.

Hotel has a warm welcoming atmosphere, felt more like a family guesthouse than a cold sterile hotel. I loved the Beatles theme and memorabilia especially the movie on the dvd in the rooms. Room was clean and cosy, bed comfortable with clean sheets and quilt, bathroom clean with plenty of hot water.

Manager Sailesh, what a lovely young man, very friendly and helpful, relaxed with a smile always.
I only ate the breakfasts which were yummy and so reasonably priced.

This hotel is popular for a very good reason, you need to book early to avoid disappointment. Wish my stay could have been longer.

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled solo
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Kolkata, India
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

I stayed at Revolver for 2 nights. Its a Beatles themed home-stay with 5 comfy rooms. The amount of attention to detail given to each of the rooms is worth appreciating. The breakfast and dinner is totally worth it! Its a walking distance from Darjeeling Mall. However cab drivers may charge extra as the road is one-way. As its a bit away from the main road, there is hardly any vehicular noise. I would like to stay at Revolver again whenever I visit next. One suggestion to hotel owners would be to spray room fresheners during rainy days.

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  • Stayed October 2016, travelled with friends
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This September I stayed here for five days and enjoyed every bit of it. The pros of the hotel are--
1. Wonderful ambience. For a solo traveller like me, it is superb. You can be at peace with yourself for sure.
2. The food is a great plus. The naga dinner was great. I loved the Continental dinner a lot.
3. The location is little away from the din. But it is just 5/7 minutes walk from Mall.
4. The people of this hotel. Every single one of this hotel right from owner Vikas to the people serving food and the house cleaner, is excellent. Special note of thanks for Shailesh, a real sweet guy.

Cons--
Don't come here if you are finicky. If you need to press the intercom for any reason or the other , this is not your place. Every single need is taken care of here but if someone wants that a boy will be there at his Beck and call, stay away from here.

Stayed September 2016, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Revolver

Property: Revolver
Address: 110, Gandhi Road | Behind Union Chapel, Darjeeling 734101, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling District > Darjeeling
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 154 Speciality Lodging in Darjeeling
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,000 - ₹ 1,200
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Revolver, Darjeeling is a small, cosy hotel with five rooms. When the owners decided to start a small hotel, being fond of music, particularly the Beatles, the owners decided to base the decor on the Beatles memorabilia that they had collected over the years. Accordingly, the hotel was named after the most critically acclaimed album of the Beatles.Based on guest feedback, since the latter half of 2012, all the rooms have been made non-smoking. ... more   less 

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