Hôtels de Luxe is my travel blog extension for the segment who love travelling , explore off beat places and experiencing luxurious stays is their thing. We all have great brands like Marriott & Sheratons providing a great hospitality experience , but I was done with them.
There is a new breed of entrepreneurs and luxury thinkers who give us something more than what is Exclusive , Self Expression of a connoisseur with a great taste bud, & different feel of Luxury .
Most of the places mentioned on the blog is breaking the usual stereo type of a hotel experience and can leave you with memories that might hold you as a loyal guest for the rest of your life.
The first on my list is this beautiful property of Elgin Hotels & Resorts :
Location : Pelling , Sikkim, India
Well where do I start about this place , I was on my back packing trip around Sikkim and consulted the lonely planet to know about this place, when I reached peeling . Lonely planet had already given heads up on this place to stay , but I wanted to make sure about my experience.
Pelling has very few things to do has couple of places , its kind of a passage between Namchi & south Sikkim .
Pelling as a city offers
A) Stupendous views of the Khangchendzonga Massif – Best for people who like to enjoy luxury and nature view while enjoying their tea
B) Pemayangtse Monastery
C) Rabdentse Ruins – It earlier used to be the capital of sikkim – an Interesting walk to the place
The Entrance to The Elgin Pandim welcomes you with silence and green shades , just felt that the air has totally changed around the place .
As you Enter the Hotel you are greeted by these Gentlemen , believe me I have seen a million Bell boys and Blue collar staff working in Hotels , but these guys were different. The way they take care of you throughout your stay is just fabulous .
The vibe you get from their smiles is really a welcome (Generally showcased when people are happy & content in life )
They make you wear a silk white cloth , a symbol of respect similar to a flower garland in Rajasthan or other parts of India .
Both Exteriors and Interiors are just amalgamated to deliver a rich luxurious vintage feel . Might take you 100 years back in time how the Kings & Britishers of upper ranks would have enjoyed their times.
One of the most beautiful Hallways I have experienced that lead to your room
Love the Hotels that display a character , Just like in the movies .
The Lavish Breakfast is the best meal I enjoyed
The Hotel offers a 3 course meal menu; which is pre decided by the Hotel during lunch & dinner, sometimes buffet is served but it was more of on table service – what I experienced, def something different from other 5 star Hotels and food is definitely one of the best to dine out in Sikkim . I am not sure if they offer an ala-carte service , but yes you could find something to snack as an option.
In the end: whatever my Pictures say about the Time I spent here, the reality was even more awesome
Loved my time and would definitely recommend for people who love a vintage vibe, you plan to come for a romantic time off with your partner, awesome place to get married for sure, Nature lovers & such a therapy for people who hate their 9- 5 jobs in offices; surely I am coming back here again.
To know more about Elgin Hotels visit their site Elgin Hotels
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