Mayfair Hill Resort,
India, West Bengal
Info : Mayfair Hill Resort
This colonial style hill station retreat is right opposite the Governor’s House in a fantastic central location for exploring Darjeeling. It’s a striking colonial heritage hotel with a warm ambience, lots of charm, and top-notch service. Darjeeling is a wonderful place to explore Buddhist monasteries, enjoy quality tea, and get some fresh mountain air, and the Mayfair Hill Resort is a fitting place to rest your weary head after a day’s sightseeing.
In western Bengal, Darjeeling attracts thousands of tourists, particularly in the autumn when the air is crisp and the tea plantations are thriving. The magnificent Kanchenjanga Mountains tower over the town centre, which is full of charming Victorian architecture and winding alleyways. At the Mayfair Hill Resort, you can relax in the spa, curl up in the library, enjoy a game of pool, and leave the kids to explore the games room.
There are 44 rooms in total, and all of them have lovely views of the Himalayas or of Darjeeling’s stunning countryside. They are furnished with sophisticated neutral fabrics and feature intricate woodwork throughout. The beds are luxurious, large, and supremely comfortable.
The Mayfair Hill Resort doesn’t have a pool, but at this altitude, you won’t miss it. This hotel is large and some may find it a touch too “international” in feel, but it’s a great all-rounder in Darjeeling and a very pleasant place to spend a few days.
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
The Fairlawn Hotel in Calcutta was exotic and great fun and The Glenburn Tea Esatate Hotel in Darjeeling the most luxurious and charming we've ever experienced. The food and the mountain location were truly beautiful.