The Swiss Hotel

15/A Gandhi Road, Darjeeling, West Bengal, 734101, India | Hotel
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Darjeeling Revisited

A travel blog entry by trekpartha


I have always liked Darjeeling, more so when Darjeeling was free of GNLF and GMM. It was safe, tranquil and beautiful. Government departments we allowed to work and roads were without moon like craters. Last month my revisit made my belief that West Bengal is a sick state increased.

But natural beauty could not be taken away through …

Darjeeling.......just our cup of tea.

A travel blog entry by shellyandmarts


... cause heard and raising awareness of the countries plight. It had lots of information on what the Chinese have done to the country such as they couldn’t have pictures of the Dalai Lama and that they are using Tibet as a nuclear dumping ground. It is all only the Tibetans account of course, but if it’s all true it is a very sad story.

Then it was off to get the jeep back to lower land, we couldn’t believe we were off to our last stop in India ...

Winter Gorkhaland

A travel blog entry by bobandtracie


... were given some autonomy from the Indian government. Not enough though, it seems, and the protests continue from the non- payment of taxes and bills to using India Idol to vote for the Gorkha candidate to win as a way of drawing attention to the cause!

Running through the streets all the way up the mountainside is a small railroad track used by the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a steam “toy train” that has operated across ...

Trekking: Day 2 and 3

A travel blog entry by porkchopjim


... wherever they got the beers, one of them being 'momo'. Momo is essentially a dumpling (like the Chinese style, not the beef and dumpling English kind). They are a traditional Nepalese and or Tibetan dumpling filled with veg or meat. They were quite nice - I've always loved dumplings. After a few hours we collectively decided to hit the sack (mainly because the beer had all gone). It was about 10pm so a pretty late night by all accounts. Just before everyone left I asked Niraj ...

Nepal: Darjeeling to Arubote via Charali

A travel blog entry by daveandjenna


... the Nepalese Immigration Office, we were surprised to find our immigration forms administered by a rather casually dressed man. The reason for this however, soon became clear; Mr Immigration was actually on a break and would be back 'in 10 minutes.' Familiar with the idea of 'Nepali Time' (which admittedly has some similarities with Jenna Time), we sat down to eat our snacks. At this point it became clear that time was against us. Sunset was ...

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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,

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

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Swiss Hotel Darjeeling

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent