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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Seven Seventeen Darjeeling
- Seven Seventeen Hotel Darjeeling