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“More on Looks and Less on Substance..” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Seven Seventeen
Ranked #13 of 94 Hotels in Darjeeling
Chennai, India
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149 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
“More on Looks and Less on Substance..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Definitely a Mediocre hotel choice in Just about every aspect and parameter. The Lobby and the overall common areas looks nicely decked up in classic tibetan style and that seems to be the only plus point to the hotel.

The staff speak limited english and the politeness of the manager in the front office is best left unsaid. Had originally booked for a superior room with a valley view, but all that we got was a small double bed barely fitting for 2 adults and a window which opens to to a sit out space with the employees clothes drying up on cloth lines. Hence upgraded to a so called "Suite Room" on the top floor of the hotel. It had a decent balcony and was spacious. The limited warddrobe space was damp and wet and almost unusable.

The highlight of the suite room is, it has a attached Toilet/Bath whose only air outlet window opens out into your suite room.. So if one is using the toilet inside... best left unsaid. Unbelievable as to how the hotel staff failed to see that.

Hot water is available only for about 3 hours in the morning and about 3 hours in the evening. If u miss this slot, good luck with a cold shower in cold Darjeeling..:)

The food at the inhouse restaurant is nothing much to write about and is average fare. The service levels are sluggish. wifi is present through out the hotel but is barely enough to connect. the buffet spread for the morning breakfast was mix of continental and indian, and quite sufficient.

Overall not a satisfactory stay if u are the frequent traveller.

Room Tip: Do ask to check the room before checking in, just in case..!!
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  • Stayed June 2016, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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105717, Owner at Seven Seventeen, responded to this review, 29 August 2016
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for giving us feedback which we appreciate
Likewise i would also like to clarify certain points which you might not be aware of :-

1)Your booking was for a Deluxe room from your travel agent and was provided one but since we had low occupancy we provided you a Suite room with Balcony View without any charges .
2) In Darjeeling Town water is scarce and every one i mean every one residents of Darjeeling, shopowners, restaurants and hotels big or small have to depend on water tankers for regular supply of water.

We are so sorry that we could not satisfy your taste buds, perhaps if you could have expressed your desire to have food of your choice we would have definitely obliged

Sir we are indeed so sorry for the inconveniences you had to face .

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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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71 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Very clean, but little old. Friendly staff. Breakfast only starts at 8 am which is silly since the first toy train leaves at 8. Hotel is 5 minutes walk to the train station.
Hot water is limited hours morning and nights. Wifi is not the best.
Staff is friendly and the restaurant is pretty good.
In the middle of the city, super close from the markets. View is great.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view !
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  • Stayed July 2016, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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105717, Owner at Seven Seventeen, responded to this review, 29 August 2016
Dear Guest

Tashi Delek,

Thank you so much for giving us feedback for which we appreciate very much
Hope that you will keep us in your mailing list and patronize us in future as well.

regards

Jigme D Bhutia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I stayed here with my partner for 4 nights in August. We initially only booked in for 2 nights but extended our stay as it was so nice. Clean hotel, beautiful views from our room and the owners of the hotel who were there were very welcoming to us.

Would also recommend the restaurant - we only ate there on the last night but the Tibetan momo's were delicious!

  • Stayed August 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sarah f
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105717, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Seventeen, responded to this review, 14 August 2016
Dear Sarah,

Tashi Delek, greetings from Hotel Seven Seventeen! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us and we thank you for writing such a wonderful review.
Feedback is important to us and we share all feedback, good/bad with the staff members. This one shall definitely get their day started on a good noted.

Our restaurant is very popular as you may have seen from the large number of local residents who frequent our restaurant. As you loved the momos, we would recommend you try "Paechi" next time you are here with us or at any other Tibetan restaurant. Paechi is basically momo served in a nice clear soup made of chicken/any other meat broth and is great specially when you are in a cold place.

We would be very happy if you could keep us in your mailing list and patronize us in future as well.

Regards

Tenzing
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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I booked this hotel via internet and was NOT disappointed one bit. I had a lovely suite all by myself. The front desk staff polite and saw to my every needs. The restaurant staff was so efficient and polite. The food from this kitchen was wonderful. Not one bad meal at all and I ate there for 4 days. The owners came and introduced themselfes to me and were wonderful. Asked if they could help me find things, tell me how to get here. Also told me about a very interesting Tibeton Cultural Show. Lovely people, lovely hotel and really just in the middle of everything you could want. The Toy Train was a high light of my trip as was tours of the Tea places. Very interesting area and I would recommend his Seven Seventeen Hotel to anyone wanting to visit the charming area of Darjeeling.

Room Tip: ask for a room on 1st level. Not so many stairs to climb.
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  • Stayed July 2016, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dipakalra
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105717, Guest Relations Manager at Seven Seventeen, responded to this review, 14 August 2016
Dear Mam,

Tashi Delek, greetings from Hotel Seven Seventeen! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us and we thank you for writing such a wonderful review.

You were lucky to catch the Tibetan cultural show. It happens only once a year and we make it a point to recommend it to all our guests. All of us here at Hotel Seven Seventeen try our best to serve our guests and that includes tips, recommendations about places to see, things to try etc. We hope that you had a safe and enjoyable time in your onward journeys as well.

We would be very happy if you could keep us in your mailing list and patronize us in future as well.

regards

Tenzing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel is located in the prime area of the city. The owners' family lives in the top floor. The staff and the owners are warm and friendly. No complains about the service either. The WiFi works fine, the hot water service is proper, the restaurant food is great which basically adds value to the stay. Overall, we had a memorable stay and would like to come back here again next time.

Stayed July 2016
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hotel717, Owner at Seven Seventeen, responded to this review, 19 July 2016
Dear Sir

Tashi Delek We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here with us and thank you so much for writing such feedback for which we appreciate a lot

We would be very happy if you could keep us in your mailing list and patronize us in future as well.

regards

Jigme
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Additional Information about Seven Seventeen

Property: Seven Seventeen
Address: H.D. Lama Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Darjeeling
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,671 - ₹ 3,677
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in the heart of the town, Hotel Seven Seventeen is the ideal place to stay in whether you are here for holiday or on business trip. The Mall, main bus and taxi stands, local market, banks and entertainment centers are all within walking distance from the hotel. ... more   less 
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