Old world charm
This boutique heritage hotel was once a royal summer residence, so make it your home when you're in Darjeeling
The Elgin Darjeeling is a charming old-world heritage hotel that was originally built as the summer home for the Maharaja of Cooch Behar in 1887. Stepping back to this time is really what visiting Darjeeling is all about, and the Elgin is the place for it. Cosy and stylish colonial interiors are set around a beautiful garden.
Rooms have been refurbished to include all modern amenities and attached bathrooms, but still retain their historical character, and many have excellent views of the mountains above and valleys below.
Enjoy an afternoon “champagne of teas” in the elegant tea lounge, and tuck into dinner as the pianist tinkles the ivories. There is also a massage and therapy spa, for when you feel the effect of the walking the steep slopes of Darjeeling town.
Having said that, it is only a short walk from the hotel to Darjeeling mall and many other sights of the town, so step out to explore. Make sure you have tea at Glenary’s and go for a ride on the toy train.
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