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The Elgin Nor-Khill, Gangtok
Ranked #2 of 106 Hotels in Gangtok
Certificate of Excellence
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120 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Magnificent meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

I only ate i the restaurant of this magnificent property but it was one of the best meals of our trip.
Every tourist dreams of finding authentic tasty local cuisine beautifully cooked and perfectly served in a restaurant which is elegant comfortable and has all the trappings of luxury. Set such high standards and you will have difficulty meeting them unless you eat here.

Attentive smart interactive and well trained staff served us a wonderful meal starting with the traditional Tombo drink and then a delicious soup redolent with the flavours of the mountains. Then a selection of dishes including nettle and dried vegetables all equally delicious. We finished with Khir- a rice pudding with almonds and card omen and a very delicate cup of darjeeling tea.

This was top class in every way

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2011

We ( 6 adults ) stayed in NOR KHILL from 20th Nov 2011 to 24th Nov 2011 and i consider this hotel as one of the most beautifully maintained old world heritage hotels. The Lounge is beautiful with antique furniture and sitting there transports you to a royal world so is the Regal dinning hall . Service is par excellent and food served is delicious . All employees of the hotel are ever ready to please you with a smile Rooms are beautiful with old world furniture also a rarity in todays times . The only suggestion to the management is to improve the entry and get rid of all the parked tourist vehicles, as it gives a feeling of staying in a taxi stand with all drivers cleaning their vehicles right in front of the lounge. Durgesh Nagarkar

  • Stayed November 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 Reviewed 22 November 2011

I cannot describe in full the perfection of this place! Everything. The food, the service, the rooms, the sleep the view, the design, the ambience. All is just PERFECT! We slept in Dalai Lamas room (in his bed) and of course it was the best sleep of my life. And the service. Its personal, its just the very top top. I wont be able to come here again in many years but I will always dream about this hotel. The best place I stayed in the world.

Room Tip: Take the Dalai Lamas room. Its pure magic.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

Norkhill is one place where you would definitely want to keep coming back for the service they provide. Although right in the centre of the city, its calm and serene. The view of garden and hills from the rooms add to it. All the major shopping hubs in gangton are very nearby to the hotel. The besrt part is the restaurant which offers variety of dishes and the most memorable for me was the 'Candle light dinner'.

  • Stayed December 2010, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

actually i stayed in all 4 elgin properties - this one is the best regarding food , rooms are good a few overlooking the football stadium across the road
lounge is really good
the best part is the service - they packed a wonderful lunch for us on our day trip to changu lake
they serve a cherry liquor as a welcoming drink - my first sip of alcohol - still laugh remembering it

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Elgin Nor-Khill, Gangtok

Property: The Elgin Nor-Khill, Gangtok
Address: Paljore Stadium Road, Gangtok 737101, India
Region: India > Sikkim > Gangtok
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Gangtok
#2 Spa Hotel in Gangtok
#2 Luxury Hotel in Gangtok
#5 Family Hotel in Gangtok
#5 Romantic Hotel in Gangtok
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,309 - ₹ 15,293
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elgin Nor-Khill, Gangtok 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Elgin Nor-Khill ("the house of jewels")is known for its tradition and ethnic Sikkimese ambiance. It is now a luxury heritage property. The Kanchan garden affords a rich view of the hills with the Mount Kanchenjungha in the background, which inspired the Chogyal (King) of Sikkim to paint for hours. The Elgin Nor-Khill was built by the King of Sikkim in 1932 and is the oldest heritage property in Gangtok, the property has played host to numerous celebrity guests such as his holiness The Dalai Lama, Hollywood stars Sir Richard Gere, Michael Douglas and Shirley Maclaine, the US Ambassador to India His Excellency John Galbraith and many more. The lobby is resplendent in the bright folk Sikkimese art with design motifs depicting dragons and flame symbols to thankas and ornate Sikkimese furniture (bachu, chocsue) and traditional jewelry. ... more   less 
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