We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Elgin, Darjeeling

PricelineUS$134*
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$153*
US$134*
Great Deal
US$153*
US$142*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Professional photos
The Elgin, Darjeeling
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

527 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for The Elgin, Darjeeling
See the most recent reviews
Showing 504: English reviews
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The hotel has an air of Aristocracy and Arrogance, sadly the facilities do not complement this. Sinking rooms which can get a face lift and change in decor. Food was terrible with no choice. The only silver lining were the staff. But, would you like to stay in a terrible place, suggestion - avoid.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Chandu R
ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor Member ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and we apologise that we felt short of meeting your expectations this time around , we have noted that you were unhappy with the food variety and taste , as we get guests from all over the world with different expectations and tastes our...

Kottayam, India
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of the oldest property in Darjeeling it's a nice neat hotel. Very well maintained too. Food is of okay type. They don't replace the finished foods soon. Buffet breakfast was also ok. Service is really bad

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank lakshmimenon85
ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! I have noted your complaint with regards to the service in the dining room at breakfast time and the quality of the food , I will personally have a...

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The hotel was delightful with old world charm, but with benefits of the modern life. Staff were wonderfully helpful and kind. The Elgin seemed to me to be the best positioned hotel in Darjeeling with great views, although in February it was a bit cloudy. The Elgin is a great place to stay and we both would love to be...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank John M
ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed our guest expectations,...

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

It will depend on which room you get at the Elgin as to of much you enjoy it. .: many are light big and airy.Some internal rooms are a bit gloomy.The staff tried hard ,not always successfully ,to please.Some nice person even planted some weed in the window box outside our room..but like Bill Clinton we didn't inhale!(joke..note to self...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Peter R
ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! We will certainly have the piano tuned as soon as possible and we have sent word for the piano tuner to have the needful done. Your words of praise...

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed there for our marraige anniversary celebration from 10th to 14th february 2017.had a lovely experience.since we booked a five star heritage resort we were expecting all the opulance and grandeur of a five star property.but we were plesantly surprised by the behaviour of all the staffs.they acted as our family members in our celebration.if dedicated staff is the key...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sula R
ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Guest ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed our guest expectations,...

Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The hotel is very near to the Chawrasta . Harldy 5 mins of walking. The interior was AMAZING!!! They upgraded us to the suite room and it was brilliant with the Bonfire set up inside the living and bedroom both. Staff was excellent and so was the food. Breakfast and Dinner was amazing and we really enjoyed the food. Special...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank vrundesh
ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good work so we can continue to exceed our guest expectations,...

London
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We booked to stay at the Elgin for 5 nights in February (3-8 Feb) through Agoda. After two nights we decided that we didn't want to stay there any longer because it was a dismal and deeply depressing hotel. The public rooms were attractive but that is the only positive thing that could be said of the hotel. The staff...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank painter2808
ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor Member ! Greetings from Elgin Hotels & Resorts ! We thank you for your feedback ! I have personally made a note of your feedback and all the points you have taken time to mention which I will personally look into . As most of the management team take their annual leave and vacation at this time of...

Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely old world charm, excellent food and courteous staff. The tea lounge and bar with cosy interior and lovely fireplace. I had an amazing experience and loved the Christmas party arranged for the guests with local music, dance and Christmas dinner. Recommended all my friends and family. I am definitely coming back :)

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kamakshi M
ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Madame! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us during christmas and loved our Christmas eve party at the property . Your words of praise will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to keep up the good...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Visited Darjeeling for the first time in Jan 2017. Stayed at the Elgin and really enjoyed the facility and ambience. Although it was challenging to climb up the stairs to our 3 rd floor room but it was a small price to pay for our room with a fireplace. Although no views from the room, the décor and the comfort...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank gaitry2017
ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Madame! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! We apologise for the inconvenience you faced climbing the stairs to the 3rd floor and we have made a note of this to see how we can add an elevator...

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Elgin hotel is a queen amongst the hotels in Darjeeling, once known as the queen of the hill stations of India. This should be a heritage site in most other countries, being it is nearly a century old. It is very finely restored to its old glory of the declining days of the British empire. The foyer and the sitting...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ashoke N
ElginGuestRelations, General Manager at The Elgin, Darjeeling, responded to this review

Dear Sir ! Greetings from The Elgin, Darjeeling ! We thank you for your feedback and appreciation ! we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us ! Your words of praise for the property, the staff of the hotel and our owners the Oberoi family will go a long way in encouraging the Elgin team to...

477 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (457)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (11)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (143)
Viewed
View from Room (21)
Viewed
Dining (31)
Viewed
Room/Suite (40)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (26)
Viewed
Other (177)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (20)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Other (8)
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Darjeeling hotels
0.4 km away
Mayfair Darjeeling
Mayfair Darjeeling
#2 of 95 in Darjeeling
624 reviews
1.4 km away
Cedar Inn
Cedar Inn
#1 of 95 in Darjeeling
436 reviews
0.9 km away
Sinclairs Darjeeling
Sinclairs Darjeeling
#11 of 95 in Darjeeling
291 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 km away
Windamere Hotel
Windamere Hotel
#6 of 95 in Darjeeling
311 reviews
0.3 km away
Central Heritage Resort and Spa, Darjeeling
0.5 km away
Dekeling Hotel
Dekeling Hotel
#5 of 95 in Darjeeling
634 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Smoking rooms available
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Elgin is the oldest heritage hotel in Darjeeling , built in 1887 it was the summer residence of the Maharajah (King) of Cooch Behar. The property was then leased and run by succession of British families the last being Madame Nancy Oakley . It was then acquired by Mr K.C Oberoi of the Oberoi family of Hoteliers fame in 1969 and has been run and managed by the Elgin Hotels & Resorts Chain to this day . The Elgin brand which now owns and operates 4 Heritage Hotels & Resorts in the region of Darjeeling & Sikkim is headed by its Managing Director Mr B.R Oberoi fondly known as Diamond Oberoi . ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Elgin, Darjeeling

Address: 18 HD Lama Road, Darjeeling 734101, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling
Price Range: $235 - $353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Elgin, Darjeeling 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Agoda, Cheap Tickets and HotelQuickly so you can book your The Elgin, Darjeeling reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Elgin Darjeeling Hotel Darjeeling
Elgin Hotel Darjeeling
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Darjeeling
#2 Spa Hotel in Darjeeling
#6 Family Hotel in Darjeeling
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Elgin, Darjeeling staff and other travellers.
7 questions
Ask a question
1 month ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from The Elgin, Darjeeling staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a good view of the city on the 1st floor.”
  • View over Darjeeling from my room
ausgiraffe, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the valley have good view.”
manishaps, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid Room 38”
Yorkiebb, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for mountain view.”
Kershasp, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a valley facing room!”
92eshanm, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Priceline
US$134* /night
View Deal
Booking.comUS$153
Expedia.comUS$142
TravelocityUS$148
View all 9 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates