GREAT FOR

    Families, couples and tourists who prefer colonial guest houses over modern day resorts will love this place. It also makes for a fantastic base to visit the top sights of Darjeeling

What we love

  • This heritage house was once the summer residence of tea planters and British Raj families. Hollywood stars, renowned British officials and other well known celebrities have stayed in these well furnished rooms.
  • Each nook and corner of this heritage has house artifacts and antiques such as vinyl players, swords and barometers that give the place an identity of its own.
  • We love the warmth and hospitality at this heritage hotel in Darjeeling. The courteous staff is always eager to help, great at housekeeping and always has a smile on the face. They’ll help you with whatever you may need from planning your day in Darjeeling to giving you a hot water bag to tuck you into bed.
  • The dining room is like a blast from the past with its quaint furniture and decor. The meals are fixed but if you’d like something specific, do let them know. We loved the momos and the mushroom soup and the enormous shavings of butter to go with the toast.

What to know

  • High-speed free wifi is available throughout the hotel, making it easy to work and stay connected even while on vacation.
  • This heritage hotel is located very close to the main Mall Road. If you’re traveling with people with walking disabilities, request for a room on the ground floor for easy accessibility. If you’re looking for a charming heritage hotel close to the mall, this is great, but if you’d like a place that offers views of the hills, you may want to give this hotel amiss.
  • The rooms have a charming fireplace to keep you warm during the chilly winter nights in the hills!
  • The stack of National Geographic magazines under the staircase was a pleasant discovery on the way to the dining room. You could spend hours browsing through them and fall in love with the collection!
  • Being a period hotel, we’d recommend opting for the heritage rooms in the main building.

Bedroom

  • Heating
  • Television
  • In-room safe
  • Hot water
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea coffee maker
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service
  • Internet

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Local phone
  • Car rental facility
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

  • Living and lounge area
  • Dining Area
  • Lawns/ gardens

Entertainment

  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Barbecue set up
  • Massage & spa

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
  • Child friendly
  • Parking
  • Suitable for events
  • Pets allowed

Housekeeping

  • Ironing facilities
  • Towels/ toiletries
  • Laundry

Food

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Chef can prepare whatever you want!

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook
  • Security personnel

Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Safety locker
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 March to 31
March '18
Deluxe Room INR 6,000
Suite Room INR 7,000

Rate Includes

  • Rooms on double occupancy basis
  • Breakfast for two

Additional Details

Taxes:

  • Taxes of 19% will be applicable on the above mentioned rates

Cancellation Policy:

  • 10% will be charged for cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the date of arrival
  • For cancellations made between 15 to 29 days prior prior to the date of arrival, 50% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made between 11 to 14 days prior to the date of arrival, 25% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made 10 days or lesser to the date of arrival, no refund will be provided

Extra Bed Charges:

  • No charges will apply for children under 6 years of age
  • An extra bed can be provided for children between 6 to 12 years of age at a charge of INR 1000 per child per night plus taxes
  • An extra bed can be provided for children over 12 years of age at a charge of INR 1500 per person per night plus taxes

Check in and check out time: 12 Noon and 10 am

Awesome Things to do nearby

1

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

​A ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or the Toy Train, built in the 1880s, is a lifetime experience! A steam engine pulls the little coaches and slowly traverses through the curvaceous hills of Darjeeling! This UNESCO World Heritage Site links various parts of the Himalayan hills while plying between Darjeeling and New Jalpaiguri. Book well in advance.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Darjeeling
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Darjeeling
2

Glenary’s Bakery & Cafe, Darjeeling

Address: Nehru Road | Ganeshgram, Darjeeling; Phone: +91 354 225 840/ +91 98008 53070; Open: 6 am to 9 pm

​While walking down the mall road, stop by for lunch, dinner or just a quick snack at Glenary’s, one of the oldest confectioners in Darjeeling. Glenary’s was started in the pre- independence era and is still running today.

Sandwiches, pastries, cakes, snacks, croissants and an assortment of goodies entice passers-by with the aromas lingering outside on the main road. The service is quick and the staff friendly!

While there, do grab a drink at Glenary’s pub called The Buzz, where vintage cash registers, music booths and Hollywood posters flood the young and new with memories of the Golden Age of music. A must visit during your trip to Darjeeling.

Glenary's Bakery & Cafe, Darjeeling
Glenary's Bakery & Cafe, Darjeeling
Buzz Bar, Glenary's, Darjeeling
Buzz Bar, Glenary's, Darjeeling
3

Nepali Thali or Naga Food

Address: 110 Gandhi Road, Behind Union Chapel, Darjeeling; Phone: +91 98000 05455

If you’re the sort who craves the local fare of a place, definitely have a traditional Nepali thali (an assortment of delicacies prepared and served on a plate) or a Naga meal at the restaurant at Revolver Hotel in Darjeeling. They only serve dinner and reservations are a must!

Naga Food, Darjeeling
Naga Food, Darjeeling
4

The Ghoom Monastery

The Ghoom Monastery or Yiga Choeling Monastery, located 8 kms from Darjeeling, is worth a visit for its serene environment and beautifully carried out traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. One of the oldest monasteries in the area, it contains a 15-foot model of the Maitreya Buddha or the Buddha of the Future and two huge oil lamps that stay burning forever.

Monks blowing the long sacred horns, Ghoom Monastery
Monks blowing the long sacred horns, Ghoom Monastery
5

Observatory Hill, Darjeeling

​Take a walk to Observatory Hill to enjoy panoramic view of the mountains and Darjeeling and visit Mahakal Temple, where Hinduism and Buddhism co-exist together harmoniously. Don’t be surprised when you find a Hindu priest and Buddhist monk sharing a common altar or when you see Tibetan prayer flags flutter next to pictures of Lord Shiva or Goddess Kali!

Mahakal Temple, Darjeeling
Mahakal Temple, Darjeeling
6

Tiger Hill, Darjeeling

Sunrise at Tiger Hill, located 11 kms away from Darjeeling is a must!​ It takes two hours to reach the site before the first rays of the sun hit but the view of the Kanchenjunga and Mt Everest are exceptional from the hill, painting a hundred hues of oranges and pinks on the snow-clad mountain tops! Make sure to go on a clear day after checking the weather forecast.

Tiger Hill, Darjeeling
Tiger Hill, Darjeeling
7

Japanese Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling

Set on a hilltop is a serene Japanese Peace Pagoda, built by a Buddhist mink from Japan, designed to help unite people of all races and creeds in their search for world peace. Visitors can partake in the daily rituals that take place between 4:30 to 6:00 in the morning and evenings. The chanting during this time is mesmerizing!

Japanese Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling
Japanese Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling
8

Bokar Monastery

Address: Mirik, District Darjeeling, West Bengal; Phone: +91 354 224 3575

Visit the serene and beautiful ​Bokar Monastery, a thriving monastic centre with nearly five hundred monks participating in a full schedule devoted to studying, practicing and sustaining the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha. The original intent was to create a small retreat center, but because of requests, Rinpoche (a religious teacher held in high regard), began to accept monks for training.

Sit during their daily prayers and chanting or spin the prayer wheels. Try and go either in the morning or in the evening when the monks pray. Listen to them chant while the drums play in the background, an experience that’s blissfully mesmerizing. If you’re lucky, you could also watch the 7 year old Rinpoche play football with the young monks!

Bokar Monastery, Mirik, West Bengal
Bokar Monastery, Mirik, West Bengal
Monks playing football, Bokar Monastery, Mirik
Monks playing football, Bokar Monastery, Mirik
9

Mirik, Darjeeling

Visit Mirik, a picturesque place nestled in hills of Darjeeling and make a day of it! The name Mirik comes from the Lepcha words Mir-Yok which means ‘place burnt by fire’.

Sumendu Lake is a beautiful place with the gardens on one side and the pine forests on another with the mountains in the distance covered with snow including the gorgeous Mt. Kanchenjunga. The two sides of the lake are linked by an arching footbridge called Indreni Pull or the Rainbow Bridge.

Eat local chaat, go on a horse ride and end the day with a lazy shikaara ride on the lake with your loved ones.

Mirik is also known for its orange orchards and has the best climate for a particular type of orchid called Cymbidium, which fetches one of the highest prices in the world flower markets.

Sumendu Lake, Mirik, Darjeeling
Sumendu Lake, Mirik, Darjeeling
Horses in Mirik, Darjeeling
Horses in Mirik, Darjeeling
10

Gatty’s Cafe, Darjeeling

Address: Zakir Hussain Road, Darjeeling; Phone: +91 9933070013

Gatty’s Cafe, where one pays for the experience. Not only is the food delicious, but one can also encounter interesting travellers, enjoy world cinema and music over coffee, browse through books all day or better still, dance to great live music at night. A definite spot for youngsters!

Gattys Cafe, Darjeeling
Gattys Cafe, Darjeeling