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Gaupne, Norway
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Rooms are spacious, and beds are good. The bathrooms are nice, and the whole place feels like you are at home. Some of the rooms have a view, others don't, so make sure to get one that has. Breakfast is good, and is set in a very cozy living room. Staff is helpful and friendly, but their taxi services seems...

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you very much for taking time out to post your valuable feedback. We really appreciate it!!! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf...

guwahati
Reviewed 7 November 2014

good mountain view neat n clean room with 24 hr hot water and most importantly ever willing helping attitude of staff makes snow lion a wonderful place to stay. will remain grateful for arranging food for my 6 yr old son even at 11 pm. will always remember their warm traditional farewell. drdevid

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you very much for taking time out to post your valuable feedback. We really appreciate it!!! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf...

Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

The rooms were very tidy, well decorated, neat n clean, well lit, with intercom and 24hours available hot water in the geyser, well private bathrooms and sanitary...there is a library cum waiting room. The hotel boys help a lot. They are so polite that at times you can't hear what are they saying..they serve you the breakfast but however lunch...

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SnowlionHomestay, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you very much for taking time out to post your valuable feedback. We really appreciate it!!! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf...

Harrow
Reviewed 5 October 2014

We arrived after a long journey and they whisked our bags direct to the rooms. The rooms were large and I had hot water. The rooms were clean and comfy. We were leaving early the next day and they made us a packed breakfast of toast and eggs to take with us! Awesome. The front desk were friendly and helpful....

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you very much for taking time out to post your valuable feedback. We really appreciate it!!! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf...

Pune, India
Reviewed 27 September 2014 via mobile

We showed up at 10 in the night after a long journey from Bhutan. The front desk person was really helpful and got us settled in quick. We just needed a clean comfortable place to spend the night as we were checking out early morning. Do visit their dining area upstairs during sunrise to catch a glimpse of the spectacular...

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you very much for taking time out to post your valuable feedback.We really appreciate it!!! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. I am glad to inform you that we have upgraded all our rooms with Bhutan Pine wood panelling on the walls and Italian wooden flooring. We strive...

Agra, India
Reviewed 3 September 2014

We visited Snow Lion Homestay in June, 2014 as a couple on our trip to Gangtok & Pelling. Its location is superb, just right in the middle of city center from where you can have a 5 minutes walk to busy Gandhi road. Run by a very caring Tibetian family, they don't have a restaurant inside but when you are...

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SnowlionHomestay, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable feedback.We really appreciate your feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. I am glad to inform you that we have upgraded all our rooms with Bhutan Pine wood panelling on the walls and Italian wooden flooring. We...

Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

Snow lion was a great, affordable stay. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms were a bit damp during monsoon season but otherwise fine. They did not have much information on the city, but the location is perfect for getting around Darjeeling! Nice stay.

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SnowlionHomestay, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable feedback.We really appreciate your feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. I am glad to inform you that we have upgraded all our rooms with Bhutan Pine wood panelling on the walls and Italian wooden flooring. We...

Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Pros :Good ambience ,courteous staff, Clean room and toilets Cons: No restaurant, No signboard hence difficult to identify property at night ,very limited parking hence if you book a cab from outside it might wait quite far from the hotel . Over all good experience but no restaurant is really a heartbreak .

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable feedback. Like you've highlighted, the main prerequisites for a comfortable stay & value for money are Good ambience ,Courteous staff, Clean room and toilets.. Unlike other hotels on Gandhi road, we have parking space for upto 6 vehicles which is a luxury keeping in mind the space...

Reviewed 3 June 2014

It has been a delightful stay at the hotel. The people and the staff were excellent with the homely touch, food was acceptable as one can expect away from home. Cleanliness was outstanding, perhaps the grooming of rooms was unbelievable, family too warm to make one feel like being at home. The owner is very enterprising and passionate about his...

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable feedback. We really appreciate it. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Although this place is called a homestay, its just like any other hotel you would go. I visited Darjeeling in May 2014. This is run by a Tibetan family and I must say the decor and cleanliness if first rate. We, were not lucky to get a room with a view, but nevertheless we enjoyed every bit here. So, if...

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Phuntsok G, Owner at Snow Lion HomeStay, responded to this review

TashiDelek!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your very honest & consolidated review. We really appreciate the detailed description of our place in the hills!!! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling. We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of Darjeeling, close to the Mall's shopping and entertainment, is "Snowlion Homestay." The hotel is owned & managed by a Tibetan family. Located on Gandhi Road, which is a continuation of the Mall Road, it provides an ideal base for the many local tourist attractions, whilst being in a central, upmarket area of the town. All our rooms have en suite (attached) bathroom with showers, hot & cold running water (24hrs), W.C, in-house telephone and remote control television with Cable TV (37 channels including BBC, Star TV, Zee, ESPN etc). We provide room heaters and hot water bottles at no additional cost during the winter season. WI-FI is freely accessible in the lounge. We would be happy to arrange for a taxi to collect you at BGD airport or NJP station. We have pick-up from BGD airport or NJP station and travel to Darjeeling (one way). If you choose to use us to be dropped back to the Airport or Station at the end of your stay, we will arrange it. The drive up to Darjeeling is 3hrs and is in any event very scenic. Often tourists choose to use a slightly longer (and even more scenic) route via Mirik Lake. This latter route is approximately 4 hrs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Snow Lion HomeStay

Address: 27A Gandhi Road | Opposite Bethany primary school, Darjeeling 734101, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling
Price Range: $50 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Snow Lion HomeStay 1.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Snow Lion Homestay Darjeeling
Snow Lion Homestay Hotel Darjeeling
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