The Elgin, Darjeeling

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The Elgin Hotel, Darjeeling
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View of The Elgin Hotel, Darjeeling.
General information
LocationIndia India, Darjeeling
H. D. Lama Road, 734 101
OwnerElgin Hotels Pvt. Ltd.
ManagementElgin Hotels Pvt. Ltd.
Other information
Number of rooms25 Double Rooms [1]
Number of suites3
Number of restaurants3
Official Website

The Elgin Hotel,[2] Darjeeling formerly known as The New Elgin[3] was built around the year 1887 and was originally the summer residence of the Maharaja (King) of Cooch Behar. It is a Heritage Hotel situated in Darjeeling, a Hill Retreat in the Himalayas.


Built in 1887 around a garden, the hotel has been extensively refurbished to restore it to its former grandeur and its history has been kept intact. The hotel which was styled in the Royal Manor House architecture has been restored to its original condition with etchings of Gouray Douglas,[4] lithographs of William Daniell, period Burma Teak furniture, oak floor boards and paneling and original fireplaces.

This hotel has played host to dignitaries like the US Ambassador and the Palden Thondup Namgyal, Crown Prince of Sikkim to Dominique Lapierre and Mark Tully. The hotel has stories to tell from the time of its first owner the Maharaja of Cooch Behar to Nancy Oakley when she owned it in the 1950s.[citation needed]



  1. ^ A Directory of Hotels in India
  2. ^ Places to stay in Darjeeling Archived 8 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Heritage Hotels in West Bengal, India
  4. ^ Chhetri, Vivek (1 November 2006). "Goray Douglas, one of the renowned artists of the hill town, Darjeeling". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India.
  5. ^ TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012