The Elgin, Darjeeling


The magnificent historic hotel where guests can step back in time, embrace the bygone era, and experience its timeless elegance, opulence, and grandeur. 

Built in the year 1871, and once the summer house of the King of Cooch Behar, the property has been extensively refurbished into a luxurious heritage hotel. The heritage hotel seamlessly combines historic charm, modern-day amenities, and warm and gracious hospitality with all the delights the picturesque and famous hill station of Darjeeling has to offer.

Situated within walking distance of the town’s signature attractions – historical and cultural places of interest, shopping areas, cafes, restaurants, bars, etc. , the hotel is ideally placed for exploring the area.

The interiors of the hotel are adorned with the etching of G.Douglas, lithographs of Daniell, beautiful period Burma teak furniture, antiques, and artifacts that offer a glimpse into its rich history and speaks about many illustrious guests, including celebrities, musicians, Presidents and dignitaries the hotel has hosted. Warm and cozy nooks, oak floorboard and paneling, candle-lit tables, fireplaces and music from the piano create a perfect ambiance reminiscent of the past, immersing guests in its old-world charm.

The hotel offers elegantly appointed suites and guest rooms. Impressively decorated and beautifully restored accommodations are a perfect blend of the past and present. Victorian decor, glowing fireplace, refined furnishing, and modern-day conveniences – all make for a luxurious, relaxed and comfortable stay amidst the scenic backdrop of the Himalayas.

Eating and drinking at Elgin is a delightful experience. The hotel offers a wide variety of culinary options and dining settings:

The Orchid Dining Room – Offers an array of international and regional cuisines. Guests can indulge in delectable flavors, fine service and warm hospitality in a charming historic dining atmosphere. The decor, wooden paneling, lithographs, and chandeliers take the diners back in time, making the dining experience more special.

The Outdoor Gazebo – Guest can take in the crisp and fresh open air, soak in the sun, relax during evenings whilst enjoying the light flavorful fare and beverages from its wide range of options.

The Lounge at the hotel serves special high tea from the famous tea gardens of Darjeeling. It also has a bar where guests can socialize, relax, unwind and enjoy tea or drinks by the fireplace.

In the evenings, guests can enjoy performances by the local artists, get acquainted with the Nepalese culture and enjoy the delicacies of local and regional cuisines.

The Elgin, Darjeeling

The in-house Spa offers several relaxing massages, beauty and wellness treatments. Guests can indulge ,unwind and rejuvenate their body and mind after a long day outdoors exploring the mountain region.

The hotel also has indoor and outdoor spaces and facilities for business and personal occasions, both small and large. The in-house coordinator can help with all the planning and assist in making the events well-organized and successful.

To know more about the unique Elgin experience and all that the place has to offer, visit

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