Snow Lion, Darjeeling

27A Gandhi Road,Darjeeling

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Ranked 7 of 537 hotels in Darjeeling

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1 Review | 59 Readers

A charming Tibetan homestay with wonderful staff!

Posted 14 Jun, 2016

The homestay is located on Gandhi Road which is around 5-10 mins walk from the Mall Road/Chowrasta, on a straight gradient. Due to peak season, we got two rooms on the top most (4th) floor (no views rooms). Note that, they don't have a lift, so it was a quite some climb upstairs. However, the staff were very helpful and they helped us with our luggage. The rooms were neat and clean, with hot water available throughout. The homestay does not have a restaurant. But they have a kitchen arrangement and serve breakfast, which was good. The breakfast was served in the 3rd floor, which was exquisitely decorated in Tibetan style. And this rooms offers you the amazing view of the Mount Kangchenjunga! You can also stroll to their roof top, and from there too you can have the view of the majestic mountains. They also have a lounge area beside their reception. This room has some good collection of magazines and novels, and also offers free WiFi. They can arrange for sightseeing Tours, but I found it was cheaper to have it arranged from the local taxi stand, which is just near the mouth of the Mall road. And the best experience for me was that during check-out, they presented each one of us with a (Tibetan Buddhist white scarf) and wished us for a good journey! Such thoughtfulness !!

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5 Reviews | 209 Readers

Nice hotel for successful memorable stay

Posted 22 Jan, 2016

We had a great experience staying at that hotel, the rooms were spacious, food was good, great customer service, and nice view from the hotel point. There are many hotels where i stayed, but this was one of the best hotels. I like the variety of food they provide, which were tasty and delicious. The area where we stayed, was pleasant and nice with the mountains around, that moment i cherish for life because of the hotel. We were not much tried after a whole day of sight seeing. Overall i give 4 star rating to the hotel, and it made our tour successful, and an awesome experience, i recommend that hotel.

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1 Review | 57 Readers

Excellent experience & value for money

Posted 15 Mar, 2016

Staying at the Snowlion was such a lovely experience in the hills of Darjeeling. Conveniently located in the heart of town but away from the taxi stand, we were treated so well by the awesome team of Snowlion. Right from breakfast in their top floor breakfast area to the hot water bottles in the night. We stayed in Feb so that warmed us up inside the covers. Room heater was also provided for. Linen was clean and service was good. There is a hot water geyser in the bathroom and towels were always fresh. If anything was needed, a quick ring to the reception was all that was to be done. Overall, a wonderful and satisfying experience.

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6 Reviews | 22150 Readers

Mr Gailly runs a warm, clean and cosy little prope...

Posted 29 May, 2009

Mr Gailly runs a warm, clean and cosy little property which is very centrally located in Darjeeling. With a small but friendly staff, he ensures you have a nice, peaceful holiday at a very affordable cost. Would highly recommend this to anyone going with their family for a quiet holiday in charming Darjeeling.

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4 Reviews | 985 Readers

Recommendable to experience a family atmosphere

Posted 25 Aug, 2014

It has been a delightful stay at the hotel. The people and the staff were excellent with the homely touch, food was acceptable as one can expect away from home. Cleanliness was outstanding; perhaps the grooming of rooms was unbelievable, family too warm to make one feel like being at home. The owner is very enterprising and passionate about his family business, which is this hotel upkeep and recommended for people, families who want a family atmosphere and the delight of soft caring people around.

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Snow Lion is ranked #7 among the 537 hotels in Darjeeling with an average rating of 5.7 out of 7. It is one of the 48, 2-star Homestays in Darjeeling. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 40 photos and 111 text reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Service and Room. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 2,900 to Rs 3,200 per night. The hotel offer 12 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (44%) and Couple (39%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 46% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 21% have rated the ambience as relaxing.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Apr, May and June for the best experience.

Snow Lion is located at Gandhi Road which is approximately 1 Km from Darjeeling railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Bhutia Busty Gompa (1 Km), Toy Train (1 Km), Singhalia National Park (1 Km), Tibetan Buddhist Monastery (1 Km) and Kawlay Dara View Point (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet.

Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Parking Facility, Room Service and 24 Hours Front Desk. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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