The Swiss Hotel

15/A Gandhi Road, Darjeeling, West Bengal, 734101, India | Hotel
Prices starting from $59.00

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A travel blog entry by nickwheatley


Val... As we were preparing to embark upon our 14 hour night train towards Darjeeling, we were well aware that the train was "on average" 4 hours late. We bid farewell to Varanasi and took an hour-or-so tuk-tuk ride to the train station, arriving 2 hours early, just to be on the safe side. When we arrived we learned that our train wasn't running 4 hours late, it was running 10 (!!) hours late. So instead of being due to the station at ...


A travel blog entry by backpackinbawds


Yet another 15 hour train ride brought us into NJP station during the mid day heat. Expecting to be in the mountains, we were a little surprised and disappointed when it was so hot outside and these emotions only doubled when the first driver we asked said it costs 2000INR to get to Darjeeling..... We eventually found a jeep for a tenth of the price, however we paid for it with comfort as they squeezed 11 of us into it. The poor last guy to load ...

Karmi Farm, Sherpa Tenzing, Mr Happy and Momos

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean


... booked a taxi to the train station, so I was ready and I thought I would go and visit the Darjeeling Mountain Institute and the Darjeeling Zoo which were on the same hillside. I took the direct way along the road through the leafy mountain top suburbs, which looked great in the bright morning sunshine. The zoo was professional, the animals (apart from a clearly distressed Himalayan Bear) to my untrained eye looked OK. The setting built into a beautiful ...

Darjeeling- more tea vicar?

A travel blog entry by porkchopjim


... and abstract designs- much like something your grandad wore but very 'Nepalesey'. We passed through a few towns, probably about three. There was constant traffic in each of them, even though we're not in peak tourism time for Darjeeling (which is around March). There is clearly one way through these towns, you're either heading to Siliguri or your making you way deeper into the mountains and more towards Nepal. So as I mentioned, all taxi's were 4x4's, the roads up there ...

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

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding