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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the top 10 famous hotels in Darjeeling?

Jigyasha Prasad Sep 19 2014
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Here is a list of the top 10 famous hotels in Darjeeling where you are guaranteed a memorable, homely and leisurely stay. Accommodation is a major concern while planning a trip. But lay your worries to rest if you are planning a trip to the scenic hill station of Darjeeling. Our list of hotels in Darjeeling will meet all your requirements.

Glenburn Tea Estate (from official Facebook Page of Glenburn Tea Estate)

1. Mayfair Resort

Mayfair Resort, once a summer home of Maharaja of Nazargunj, is one of the notable luxury properties in Darjeeling. This beautiful resort will remind you of a traditional Sikkimese home with its traditional yet elegant interiors.

View of Mayfair Resort (from official website of Mayfair Resort)

As for the accommodation, there is a lot to choose from--regular rooms, family rooms and opulent suites. All have modern amenities and are perfect for a relaxing and comfortable stay. Dining options here include Magnolia (restaurant), Tiffany (cafe) and a lovely lounge bar, Douglas Bar. And if you want to indulge in some rejuvenating therapies, head straight to the lavish in-house spa.

Family room at Mayfair (from official website of Mayfair Resort)

Address: Opposite Governor House, Darjeeling, 734101
Telephone: +91-354-2256376

2. Windamere Hotel

The Windamere Hotel on top of Observatory Hill, is the place to stay if you can afford it. Originally a boarding house for English bachelors, it was transformed into a heritage hotel just before the Second World War. In time-honoured tradition, afternoon tea is served in the drawing room here.

Windamere Hotel (from official website of Windamere Hotel)

This beautiful colonial architecture will take you into the olden British era and the understated yet elegant decor just completes the picture. The hotel also houses a heritage boutique, naming Boutique of Z’ri, which is worth a visit even though you are not staying in the hotel. The boutique preserves many gifts that were stored by Z'ri, gifted to her by travellers. As for the foodies, you can enjoy different delicacies at the in-house restaurant.

Address:Observatory Hill, Darjeeling 734101
Telephone: +91-354-2254041

3. Elgin

This luxury resort welcomes its guests with cheerful faces, nice accommodation options, an old world charm and a world of facilities. Once the summer home of the king of Cooch Bihar, Hotel Elgin woos its visitors with its colonial style.

Colonial facade of the hotel (from the official Facebook page)

The luxurious rooms of the hotel are gorgeously furnished with elegant interiors that offers an absolutely relaxing stay. The extravagant dining options in the hotel include the Orchid Dining room, The Tea Lounge and Timber Bar.

Address: 18 HD Lama Road, Darjeeling 734101
Telephone: +91-354-2257226

4. Glenburn Tea Estate

Imagine a peaceful holiday amidst the verdant tea gardens and waking up in the morning with the fragrance of fresh tea leaves. Yes, it is indeed a splendid experience which Glenburn Tea Estate promises for its guests.

Glenburn Tea Estate (from official Facebook page of Glenburn)

The idea behind setting up such a hotel in a tea estate is to promote the popular concept of tea tourism in Darjeeling. Tea plantations has only recently accepted this concept of opening estate hotels to offer visitors the opportunity to witness the tea production process.

Breakfast in style! (from official Facebook page of Glenburn Tea Estate)

Address: Dist. and Post Office, Darjeeling 734101
Telephone: +91-98300-70213

5. Cedar Inn

This impressive boutique property is definitely one of the top 10 famous hotels in Darjeeling with its world-class services, attentive staff and a lovely location. The tastefully done up rooms come with all the modern amenities and unmatched views of the Kanchenjunga and surrounding greenery. The interiors of Cedar Inn are decorated with hand crafted woodwork, which adds a traditional touch to it.

Cedar Inn (from official website of Cedar Inn)

Apart from the usual facilities like in-house restaurants, gift shop, business centre, babysitting, the hotel has a well-stocked library and there are live music performances every evening.

Address: Dr. Zakhir Hussain Road (Below St. Pauls School),Darjeeling 734101
Telephone: +91-354-2254446

6. Dekeling Hotel

Situated near the bustling Chowrasta Square, the hotel is a lovely place to enjoy a comfortable stay and amazing views of the majestic Kanchenjunga. You can choose between their super deluxe room, heritage suite, premier rooms and more. All the rooms at Dekeling Hotel are well furnished and the staff is very courteous and helpful.

Reception at Dekeling (from official website of Dekeling)

The in-house restaurant, Dekeva, serves delicious Indian, Continental and Tibetan cuisines. The hotel also features a cozy wooden attic room with a lounge and a library.

Address: 51 Gandhi Road, Darjeeling, 734101
Telephone: +91-354-2254159

7. The Olde (Main) Bellevue Hotel

This picturesque heritage hotel is a recommended choice for guests who want to experience traditional Sikkimese hospitality. Founded in the year 1872, Olde (Main) Bellevue Hotel has an old world charm to it with its colonial architecture.

Hotel View (from official website of Bellevue Hotel)

The hotel offers splendid view of the valley. The in-house bar is a cozy place to spend an evening and the restaurant serves delectable cuisine.

Address: Chowrasta,The Mall, Darjeeling 734101
Telephone: +91-92222-72222

8. Viramma Villa

Situated in close proximity to the Mall, Viramma Villa is a beautiful hotel with well-maintained rooms clubbed with modern facilities. It is a lovely place to stay during your trip to Darjeeling.

Room at Viramma Villa (from official website of Viramma Villa)

The rooms in the hotel are beautifully furnished and have a charming decor. There is a splendid ‘Viewing Gallery’ in the hotel as an extension to the dining hall offering an enticing view of the hills and the valley.

Address: Jalapahar (Behind DIG Residence), Darjeeling 734003
Telephone: +91-94340-03400

9. Planters Club

Want to stay in a plantation on your trip to Darjeeling? Well, there are a number of nice options here and Planters Club is definitely one of the top choices. With a lovely vintage charm, elegant wood-paneled rooms, attentive service and a plethora of facilities, no wonder the hotel enjoys a large and loyal clientele.

Other facilities offered here include a swanky business centres, multi-cuisine restaurant, complimentary pick up and drop and Wi-Fi among others. The strategic location of this hotel just completes the picture!

Address: 7 Nehru Road, Darjeeling 734101
Telephone: +91-74288-22220

10. Revolver Guest House

Well, at first the name may sound a little weird, it actually is a tribute to the famous Beatles album, Revolver. The hotel has a Beatles theme and the rooms here are named after the members of the band.

Room at Revolver (from official website of Revolver)

Revolver, one of the famous guesthouses in Darjeeling is not just a funky and happening place to be, it has everything you will need for a relaxing and comfortable stay. It also has a nice cozy dining room and a lounge on the ground floor that is quite popular among the locals.

Address: 10, Gandhi Road, Behind Union Chapel, Darjeeling, 734101
Telephone: +91-98000-05455

Hope the above list of top 10 famous hotels in Darjeeling will help you in choosing your prefered stay option.

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