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The Oriental
Ranked #50 of 104 Hotels in Gangtok
Lagos
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46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“lagoSmart”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Do NOT spoil your The Beautiful Sikkim Trip by booking here... although it would be recommended by Travel Agent...

1. Hotel is of five floors. No Lift. In case, you get a room on the 3rd/ 4th/ 5th... i.e. the end of your journey...

2. No fan/ A/C in the rooms. If you are there during your summer vacation... that's it... you have had it...

3. Right on MG Road... Until midnight or later... tourists keep strolling on MG Road... You can practically here every conversation of every tourist passing near the hotel... (You cannot close your window.. or else you suffocate)

4. After midnight, when tourists are gone... its time for the street dogs... then you get to here their conversation through the night...

5. Small Room... although looks cozy when you enter first... but then when your luggage is in... you keep wondering... who should fit inside.. yourself or the luggage....

Room Tip: In case you have booked it and refund is NOT possible, ask for rooms on 1st / 2nd floor ONLY
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kolkata, India
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Exceptional location. Nice and Cozy Rooms. Only issue is with the choice of complimentary breakfast. Choices are very less. Very neat and clean with very good support staff.The toilets are a bit too small but very neat and clean and hygenic too.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Jamshedpur, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2011

We selected Oriental based recommendations from other travellers on many travel sites and never after that have we regretted our decision :)

Location: The Oriental is located right in the middle of MG Marg, the heart of Gangtok and let me tell you, there are very few hotels in Gangtok who can beat Oriental in terms of location!

Rooms & Staff: Apart from the location, the rooms were neat and clean, the staff (very) polite, friendly and helpful.

Food: We opted only the complimentary breakfast which was sufficient wholesome :)

Ambience: Its a pretty quite and cozy inside the hotel building, especially on cold nights, so you can have your moments of peace even while being situated right besides the bustling MG Marg!

Thumbs up for the Oriental!

Room Tip: The top floor rooms are awesome since they have a semi-terrace and some open space.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 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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1 Thank Swapnil_Motghare
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haute savoie
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2011

The Oriental is situated right on the pedestrianised centre of Gangtok, easy for strolling around the shops, and eating at other restaurants. The staff were friendly and helpful, the breakfasts excellent, and I think it's good value for a mid price hotel. However, the plumbing failed for half a day while we were there, and when we left the next day, there was still no running water. Frantic phone calls were being made to locate a plumber. But looking at what else is on offer in Gangtok, I still think this is a good bet.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank curiouscat74
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Mumbai, India
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

We had selected "The Oriental" calculating it's location will be a great plus. And that it was being right on M.G.Road and stones throw away from shopping and food options. The hotel manager (Raj) was a very helpful guy and I had connected with him since booking the hotel. He had arranged a pick-up from Bagdogra for me also at a very reasonable rate. The room was quaint and cosy. The food was priced on the higher side but it was of good quality. The breakfast was minimalistic. They also pack the breakfast if you have a tour starting early morning. The stay was comfortable but on a separate note the food at M.G Road has let me down and Momo's tasted better in Mumbai and Pune.

Room Tip: Call the hotel no. and talk to the manager (Raj). Very helpful.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MumbaiTraveller007
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Additional Information about The Oriental

Property: The Oriental
Address: Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Gangtok 737101, India
Region: India > Sikkim > Gangtok
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 104 Hotels in Gangtok
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,929 - ₹ 1,28,389
Hotel Class:3 star — The Oriental 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
The Oriental Hotel Gangtok
Oriental Hotel Gangtok
The Oriental Gangtok, Sikkim

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