This Century-Old Heritage Hotel Is Perfect For Your Darjeeling Stay
Nothing could be more relaxing than spending a few days in a rustic hotel with wooden floors, lavish large lawns and balconies opening up to scenic views of the hills. Darjeeling's Summit Swiss Heritage hotel is one of the cosiest places in the hills with a vibe straight from 1940s, It has a rich history combined with modern amenities for a comfortable stay.
What Makes It Awesome
It's one of the Darjeeling's oldest hotels with British-style colonial architecture built by a Swiss couple in 1941. Located 10 minutes walk away from Darjeeling Chowrasta, there's plenty of shops and restaurants to dig into nearby. They have heritage rooms and cottages, offering stunning views of ice-capped Mt Kangchendzonga through big wooden windows and balconies. Queen-size beds, old fireplaces, cushioned chairs and even vanity cabins reflect colonial charm.
Named after the world heritage Toy Train of Darjeeling, Whistling Steam is their in-house multi cuisine restaurant offering outdoor seating. And did we mention the sprawling lawn where you can sit on a swing or chair and absorb the surroundings with a cup of tea? Or just read a book while enjoying the fresh air.
This property with a total of 12 units (4 rooms and 4 cottages) can cost between INR 6,000 to INR 8,000 for a singe room with double occupancy depending on seasonal demand.