The Swiss Hotel

Address: 15/A Gandhi Road, Darjeeling, West Bengal, 734101, India | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 15/A Gandhi Road, Darjeeling, is near Tiger Hill, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Mirik, and Barbotey Rock Garden.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Swiss Hotel Darjeeling

    Reviewed by desarkarpartha

    Happy Days at Swiss Hotel

    Reviewed Jul 24, 2011
    by (1 review) Kolkata (Calcutta), , India Flag of India

    Hotel is located at a walking distance from Gleneries, Kaventer, The Mall and centre of Darjeeling.
    Its cottages are nicely kept and heritage building is still aristocratic. Services was up to a standard and the assistant manager was the man Friday of all guests. Food is nice with scope to improve furhter.
    The lawn is very well kept and Kanchenjunga is visible from the lawn when sky is clear. Overall, our stay was a happy stay.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by trekpartha

    Swiss Hotel Revisited

    Reviewed May 17, 2011
    by (1 review) Kolkata (Calcutta) , India Flag of India

    Swiss Hotel is a heritage hotel of early Raj era. I like it as its ambiance is fine. It has very comfortable rooms and cottages. Lawn is good but could be better with proper horticultural activity.
    Present visit made me wonder why the owners are oblivious of poor managerial skill to keep a heritage property real heritage. I am sure the Swiss couples paid close attention to house-keeping. It is lacking now. Drinking water is supplied in tiny flask and one flask for one room though two occupy the room. Every half an hour one has to call up attendant to get water in room.
    Manager is mostly invisible and when you meet him, he explains how busy he was in taking tourists to Manebhanjan or any such place. The hotel is generally left in care of Mr. Sudarshan, a hard working young with limitations.
    It is in quagmire and needs tough discipline to get it back in rail. We have run Air Force Messes which are like 4-star hotels and better than many clubs of Kolkata, We can straighten it in no time to make the Swiss couple lie in graves peacefully,

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    TripAdvisor Reviews The Swiss Hotel Darjeeling

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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