Kalimpong is a popular hill station in the district of Darjeeling in West Bengal. It is nestled in the Mahabharata Range or the Lesser Himalayas, overlooking the Teesta River.
Kalimpong lies close to the Indo-China border and is dotted with ancient churches, Buddhist monasteries and temples. Look for good 5 star hotels in Kalimpong via HolidayIQ and experience its captivating beauty.
The serene atmosphere and picturesque landscape of the place makes it a popular holiday destination. Whether you are planning a leisure trip with your friends or a vacation with your family, you can look for affordable five star hotels in Kalimpong.
Durpin Dara Hill is the most popular tourist spot of Kalimpong. It is an observatory spot which offers splendid views of the Himalayan Ranges, the neighbouring valleys and River Teesta.
Some of the best 5 star hotels in Kalimpong are Silver Oaks Hotel, Garden Reach Hotel, Summit Gardens Retreat and Spa and Soods Garden Retreat. Kalimpong 5 star hotels booking is made extremely easy by HolidayIQ’s user-friendly interface.
Sanctified by the Dalai Lama, the Jang Dhok Palriffo Brang Gompa or Durpin Monastery is Buddhist monastery that holds a lot of religious significance. It is a specimen of the Buddhist Style of architecture.
One of the oldest Gompas of the region is the Tharpa Choelling It is located on the Tirpai Hills and houses numerous ancient scriptures and religious books. There are many British Bungalows in Kalimpong among which Morgan House is the most popular.
By referring to HolidayIQ, one can get information on the best time to visit Kalimpong and make an early booking to catch the best 4 star and 5 star hotel deals in Kalimpong
In Five-star hotels, below are some necessary conditions that should be applied:-
All rooms (100%) should have Air-Conditioners
Suites - Minimum 2% of room block with a minimum of 1
Minimum size of bathrooms should be 45 square feet
Some rooms should have bathtubs
Hair Dryers should be available in rooms
Safe keeping should be available in rooms
Minibar / Fridge is mandatory in rooms
Heating and cooling to be provided in public areas and temperature should be between 20 to 28 degree celsius
Grade A cities:
One multi-cuisine restaurant-cum-24 hr coffee shop / all day diner, one specialty restaurant and 24 hr room service.
Grade B cities:
One multi-cuisine restaurant-cum-coffee shop open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., one speciality restaurant and 24 hr room service.
Note: The Ministry of Tourism may review and revise the cities falling under the Grade 'A' & Grade 'B' from time to time.
Grade A: Delhi*, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad/ Secunderabad.
*Delhi would include the hotels falling in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, NOIDA and Greater NOIDA.
Grade B: Cities in the rest of the country excluding Grade 'A' cities.
There should be a bar present at the hotel premises.
In the kitchen, wet garbage area to be air-conditioned.
Percentage of supervisory staff should be minimum 80% and hotels of Five-star category should have formally qualified Heads of Departments.
Percentage of skilled staff should be minimum 60%. The supervisory or the skilled staff may have training or skill certification as follows:
i. Degree / diploma from Central or state IHM's / FCI's or from NCHMCT affiliated IHM's or from other reputed Hospitality schools.
ii. Skill training certificate issued under the guidelines and scheme of the Ministry of Tourism.
Staff restrooms (Separate for male and female employees with bunk beds, well-lighted and ventilated), Staff locker rooms and dining area are mandatory.
Inhouse Dry- cleaning / Laundry services are mandatory.
Iron and Iron Board should be available in the room.
Paid Transportation on call - Guest should be able to travel from hotel.
Shoe cleaning service facility to be provided for in house guests.
Newspapers should be available in the rooms.
Shop / kiosk - Five-star hotels to have one utility and one souvenir shop. 4 Star to have
minimum one utility shop.
There should be bookshop available.
For Five-star category, it would be 'Necessary' to have an X-Ray Machine at the guest entrance for screening of baggage. Manual checks may be conducted for staff and suppliers at designated entry points
There should be Under belly scanners to screen vehicles.
Each bedroom door fitted with lock and key, viewport / peephole & internal securing device. A safety chain / wishbone latch is acceptable in place of viewport / peephole.
A telephone for incoming & outgoing calls in the room is Mandatory. Five-star hotels should have direct dialing and STD/ ISD facilities.
In room internet connection / dataport is mandatory in Five-star hotels and there should be Wi- Fi wherever possible.
There should be a business center for business meetings. This should be a dedicated area.
(This provision may be relaxed for resort destinations, tourist and pilgrimage centres).
Swimming pool is mandatory for Five-star hotels. This can be relaxed for hill destinations. Mandatory that trained Lifeguard to be available. Board containing do’s & dont's, no diving sign, pool depth etc. should be displayed at a strategic location in the pool area.
Conference Facilities are mandatory for Five-star hotels