The Elgin Darjeeling is a 125-year-old heritage hotel in Darjeeling. This property was once the residence of Maharajah of Cooch Behar. Legend has it that the name “Elgin” was derived from the village of Elgin in Scotland. The hotel has been restored to its original grandeur. The snug and cozy interiors are decked with etchings of G.Douglas, lithographs of Daniell, period Burma teak furniture, oak floor boards and panelling, crackling fireplaces, candle-lit tables and strains of music from the grand piano.
The Elgin’s classically elegant interiors with panelling, pillars and chandeliers recall the days of the Raj. Many rooms at The Elgin have views across the valley and the Himalayas. With a glowing fireplace ( in selected rooms) you will find all the amenities of comfort coupled with the charming Victorian décor.
Deluxe rooms: Offer a view of the garden and Darjeeling town. The bathrooms include a vanity counter, a bathtub and come with deluxe Elgin designer toiletries.
Premium Attic rooms:Have sloping roofs and wooden walls showcasing the design elements that surrounded royalty of yore. These rooms are elegantly appointed with Burma teak flooring and have king beds.
Suites namely: Deluxe Attic, Premium Attic- have an exquisitely appointed bedroom and an adjoining living room. These rooms are elegantly appointed with Burma teak flooring and have king beds. The bathrooms include a vanity counter, a bathtub and come with Elgin designer toiletries.
The Elgin chefs can win you over with a selection of delicious local, Indian or Continental cuisine with fresh bread, cakes and pastries prepared in-house for breakfast. The Elgin also serves special high tea from the world-famous tea gardens of Darjeeling at the lounge.
The Orchid Dining Room:The Orchid Dining Room offers a selection of European and Asian set menus. There are also varieties of Indian, Continental, Italian and Regional cuisines.
The Gazebo at the Garden:The outdoor gazebo offers a light menu with a range of snack and drinks. Enjoy a light meal here.
The Tea Lounge & Timber Bar:The Lounge is located in the Lobby level and also has a Bar. Serves tea or a quiet drink in front of a roaring fire.