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“This glorious former summer residence of a Maharajah is superbly located in the heart of Darjeeling, a stroll from the bars & cafes and with spectacular views of the mountains and pine forests. It has been wonderfully restored to its original grandeur. The rooms are elegant & beautifully furnished.”

“This glorious former summer residence of a Maharajah is superbly located in the heart of Darjeeling, a stroll from the bars & cafes and with spectacular views of the mountains and pine forests. It has been wonderfully restored to its original grandeur. The rooms are elegant & beautifully furnished.”

Hotel Review

Utterly charming, heritage property right in the heart of Darjeeling town, yet away from its hustle and bustle. Enter through its gates and you are greeted with a postcard worthy scene. Pass a white, lace-work pergoda which would look more in place in Hyde Park than it would in West Bengal, next past the red and gold post box and you reach the reception: floor to ceiling in wood paneling, filled with antique furnishings and with a feeling that it’s always Christmas here. There is a sense of staying at Grandma’s house here, but in the very best way and it is everything travellers want and expect from Darjeeling: quaint, a bit knatty and a little kitsch. Bedrooms are unusual shapes and sizes but all feature a little sitting area, writing desk and most their very own coal fire, to be lit at your request. Bathrooms include a bath and shower and classic green marble surfaces. The food, whilst buffet is delicious and half-board (breakfast and dinner) is included as standard.
Recommended for
  • Total relaxation
  • Country Escape
  • Spa breaks
 

Written by Megan Lambert

Recommended For

  • Great walks
  • A perfect base for exploring the spectacular mountain scenery, pine forests and ancient monasteries
  • Total relaxation
  • Country Escape
  • Spa breaks
  • Sights nearby
  • Mountain biking
  • Romantic
  • The Honeymoon Package: 4 day tour of the Himalayas. Jam-packed with great activites, beautiful sights, and romantic extras
  • Restaurant
  • The Orchid Dining Room offers a selection of European and Asian set menus. A wood panelled room full of old world charm
  • Spa
  • Offers massages and beauty treatment. Incluing aromatherapy, Swedish, Indian Head and Shoulder Massage and facials.
  • Child friendly
  • Activity centre for children and babysitting available
  • Country House
  • Colonial
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Hills & mountains
  • Free wifi
  • Views
  • Kids Club
  • Conference facilities

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • The Orchid Dining Room offers a selection of European and Asian set menus. A wood panelled room full of old world charm
  • Spa
  • Offers massages and beauty treatment. Incluing aromatherapy, Swedish, Indian Head and Shoulder Massage and facials.
  • Garden
  • A beautiful landscaped garden. Relax in a gazebo with a cup of Darjeeling tea
  • Child friendly
  • Activity centre for children and babysitting available
  • Room service
  • 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour
  • Library
  • Bicycle hire
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Meeting Room
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Bar
  • Safe
  • Suites
  • Wifi
  • Free wifi
  • Views
  • Kids Club
  • Conference facilities

Activities

  • Great walks
  • A perfect base for exploring the spectacular mountain scenery, pine forests and ancient monasteries
  • Sights nearby
  • Mountain biking

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