The Elgin is a lavish 125 year old property in Darjeeling with the interiors and exteriors reminding you of the Colonial era. This erstwhile Summer Palace of the King of Cooch Behar, this heritage hotel treats its guest in royal style and grandeur. It was built in 1887 around a beautiful garden.
The rooms offer splendid views of the mountains and valleys. It serves as the perfect base for one to explore the mountain scenery, pristine forests and ancient monasteries. Elgin is an important part of Darjeeling's colonial history and the whole building has been restored to its original grandeur with period Burma teak furniture, oak floor boards and paneling, crackling fireplaces, candle-lit tables and strains of music from the grand piano.
Each and every corner of the hotel as a story to tell and has hosted royals, celebrities, ambassadors since it was converted into a commercial property in the 1950s. Though a Colonial property it has been refurbished with modern amenities keeping in mind the needs of the 21st century travellers and offers them a memorable stay.
The Maharajas were known to lavish hosts and the fine dining rooms and the lounge at the Elgin lives up to the tradition.Staying true with royal style, in-room dining facility is available to the guests 24 hours a day.
The Gazebo at the Garden
Enjoy some finest delicacies from around the world at the outdoor gazebo which is located in the beautiful garden and offers guest a light menu with a range of snack and drinks.
The Orchid Dining Room
The Orchid Dining Room would take you through a time walk with its lavish interiors where the King once entertained his royal guests. With cozy interiors and classical tunes from the grand piano the ambience is perfect. Experienced chefs would win over you with a wide selection of delicious local, Indian or Continental cuisine with fresh bread, cakes and pastries prepared in-house. The wooden panels, chandeliers and lithographs add to its old-world elegance and charm.
The Tea Lounge and Timber Bar
Located in the lobby the Lounge is a perfect place to sip finest Darjeeling tea and enjoy your favorite book. You can also hang out with your friends and family and enjoy a warm discussion. The Timber Bar has a collection of the finest Indian and Foreign alcohol. You can sip a quiet drink in front of a roaring fire and enjoy the best of colonial times.
Spa and Therapy Room
The Spa at Elgin offers you a rejuvenating experience that would revitalize your body after a hectic day's schedule. It offers you a wide choice of relaxing and reviving massages and beauty treatments including Aromatherapy, Indian Head and Shoulder Massage and facials. The Spa is enriched by a serene and tranquil setting where one of experience the bracing mountain air. The Therapy Room alongside the spa takes your body on a journey of transformation.
The Elgin is an inspirational venue for board meetings and small conferences. It comes equipped with all the facilities that corporate houses look for in a meeting venue. LCD Projectors wit Screen, Slide Projectors, Pana Board, Table Microphone, Cordless Microphone, Laptop and VCD players are made available to the clients for a successful meet.