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“an Oasis” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Sonam Delek

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Hotel Sonam Delek
Ranked #3 of 105 Hotels in Gangtok
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“an Oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

My wife and I stayed in one of the suites, in April. We thought it was fantastic and recommended it to friends. We looked at the standard rooms, which were dingy and unappealing, but waited for a sutie to become available; there is better value at other hotels in standard rooms. Our friends emailed us to say that the Sonam Delek was like a lifesaver for them. They arrived at Gangtok in a bad state. Food poisining, a train delayed for six hours on a sweltering track due to an accident, all the usual misadventures of India. They needed a stay at the Sonam Delek, and were reluctant to leave. The food is good too. I am a wimp with chili, and the Sonam was one of the few places in Ganagtok that could moderate the heat. The staff were helpful as well.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank calgert
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Mumbai, India
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

We stayed for three days in mid Oct at Sonam delek and it is well and truly beyond value for money.. The location of the hotel is awesome with an unhindered view of K2 and you can watch the magnificent sunrise sipping tea in the balcony of your room. The hotel staff is extremely courteous, helpful and went out of their way to make our stay memorable. The manager Krishna Subba personally spent time with us to chalk out the best possible sightseeing itinerary. The deluxe rooms are big and tastefully furnished and the bathrooms are clean. (Dont stay in any of the below ground level lower rooms which are cheaper but with no view.) The food is a la carte and you have to inform them half an hour in advance to prepare it. The breakfast we had in the restaurant was very good. Our main meals were elsewhere. The room service was prompt even late at night when our kids needed anything. All in all a fantastic stay and we have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to the tourist who wants the extra bang for his buck. n more...

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank havocsat
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South West Australia
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

The room was on the lowest floor (we opted for the standard room), it had a strong smell of mould and seemed a little dank, it wouldn't have been so bad if it had had heating. If you choose to stay in this hotel pay more and you might get a better room. The room was clean but a tiny bit rundown. The service was below average (left our passports in the hall outside our room) and food in the same category. Being close to the ridge you initially had a big walk to the hotel, but nice if you want to visit the ridge.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Leafgreen
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2011

My wife and I were looking for an inexpensive place to stay for 4 nights but were not sure of which hotel to pick. Thankfully this hotel popped up in a review. I quickly called them up and booked the hotel and boy we were not disappointed when we got there.
The simple yet nice room we were looking for turned out to be just the way we wanted it. Just 5-10 mins walk uphill from M G Marg on Tibet Road, the place was just right for us.
The mountain view is great from the balcony and the staff is exceedingly pleasant. The restaurant is passable.
We will be staying here the next time we get there.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank carpentersbro
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Antwerp
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292 reviews
109 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2011

My husband and I stayed 2 nights in Sonam Delek.
It is high on a mountain slope, but close enough to walk to Mahatma Ghandi Marg. which is the main shopping area. The rooms are big, nicely decorated and clean.

Around 6 am.the view of the Kangchendzonga mountain range from the balcony is very nice. I tried to go to the roof terrace of the hotel to make even better pictures; and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the older lady who owns the hotel and who has her private rooms on the rooftop let me in and offered me some tea.

The restaurant of the hotel isn't very inviting, and the food is only average.
We 've found a small but cosy multi-cuisine restaurant called "Arthur's" nearby in Tibet Road. Their food is delicious and not expensive.

All in all we had a very good stay at Sonam Delek and can we certainly recommend it.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back on the first floor are quieter and have nicer views
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank TravelcrazyAntwerp
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Additional Information about Hotel Sonam Delek

Property: Hotel Sonam Delek
Address: Tibet Road, Gangtok 737101, India
Region: India > Sikkim > Gangtok
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Gangtok
#2 Romantic Hotel in Gangtok
#2 Family Hotel in Gangtok
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,843 - ₹ 1,66,155
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two decades old and still the favorite in its category. Highly recommended hotel....The best location in Gangtok. Awarded the certificate of excellence thrice in a row ie from 2012,2013and 2014. Awarded the great destination by holiday IQ in 2013 ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hotel Sonam Delek Gangtok, Sikkim

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