Ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Gorgeous grounds and viewPosted May 15, 2014
Pros: The setting
Cons: Front desk could be more helpful
Location: Walking to a monastery and around town
A beautiful view do the grounds below and distant mountains. Beautiful historic property in original condition.
for Everyoneby Pratik from Kolkata, India
Quality service, quality view.Posted Jun 20, 2012
Pros: Quality of service - always courteous and cooperative, without being intrusive. General hotel upkeep.
Cons: Its easy accessibility (on the main market road) makes it a target for groups en route to or from Gangtok ... and their screeching, unruly kids!
Location: Perfect. Just far enough from the madding crowd (except the one within the hotel itself), yet close enough to the centre of town.
Other than its location, which is superb since it overlooks a valley with an unrestricted view of hills in the near distance (weather permitting), your stay is made memorable by the quality of the hotel's staff. As this heritage property has retained much of its Colonial charm, so have they, although they are a young lot - which testifies to their training. Accessible, pleasing, courteous and always willing to go the extra mile for you, the service is impeccable. For maximum enjoyment, you must, of course, have a room on the first floor with "a mountain view." While most rooms (from our experience of two) appear to be spacious and well appointed, the ones on the first floor are significantly superior to those on the ground, particularly if you are fortunate to get one with a view. Our enjoyment and appreciation of the facilities increased 100% - yes, as much as that - when we shifted from a room near the Reception to one with a mountain view (though, because of early monsoon mist and rain, we couldn't get much of it. Still, the promised openness was compensation enough!). Food-wise, the hotel does tend to be somewhat expensive in season and tends to appeal to the lowest common denominator - large quantities of a limited range of cuisine. However, clearly, it does have the capability to provide more varied fare because when we asked to be accommodated outside the normal buffet meals, the staff went out of its way to oblige. The cook makes a mean grilled fish!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from London UK
Beautiful View of Himalayan FoothillsPosted Jan 23, 2012 on Hotels.com
We had a corner room with a fantastic view of Kalimpong and the Himalayan Foothills. The rate included breakfast and dinner. Dinner was a set menu, which we enjoyed not over spicy (possibly this might be a detraction for some people). Kalimpong is beautiful - relaxed except for the central market / bus station area. The hotel has stunning views and a very pretty garden. The service was very good and all the staff tried very hard to please. We would definately recommend the Elgin Silver Oaks.
by A verified traveler
Posted May 21, 2011 on Hotels.com
small rooms and quality of vegetarian food was bad