Sikkim is a much sought after destination in India.
Travelers embarking on a journey of Sikkim discover a mystical wonderland of spectacular natural beauty. The panoramic perfection of the snow-capped Himalayas, the heady scent of flower-bedecked meadows, the vibrant culture and joyous festivals, the infinite variety of its flora and fauna makes it a holiday that is at once fascinating and challenging.
The crowning glory of Sikkim is Mt. Khangchendzonga, the third highest mountain in the world. With magnificent snow and ice scenery it is often regarded as the undisputed monarch among the peaks of the world. But for the Sikkimese Khangchendzonga is much more than a mountain and is revered as the abode of their guardian deity Dzo-nga. Out of 500 cool hotels in Sikkim, here is my choice for 10 of the best cool and right hotels in Sikkim to help you on your Trip!!!
Featuring its very own nightclub, casino and a luxury spa centre, Mayfair GangtokÂ in Sikkim showcases Gangtok’s nightlife and entertainment. It provides 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.
Those staying at Mayfair Hotel Gangtok have access to fitness facilities along with an indoor pool. For a quick and effortless check-in and departure experience, guests can take advantage of the express check-in/check-out feature.
Guests staying at the resort can enjoy the stylish rooms that provide a mini bar, a kitchenette and a refrigerator. They feature tea and coffee making facilities, bottled water and an in-room safe.
Those staying at Mayfair Gangtok can enjoy a unique dining experience at the on-site restaurant, suitably based for those who want to stay close when looking to sit down to a meal.
WelcomHeritage Denzong Regency
WelcomHeritage Denzong Regency provides peaceful 4-star accommodation in Gangtok. It has a fitness centre, as well as valet parking, a kids club and 24-hour room service.
The elegant, air conditioned rooms feature tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and bottled water. They provide an in-room safe, wireless internet access and a DVD player.
Those staying at WelcomHeritage Denzong Regency can sample international cuisines at the on-site restaurant, ideally based for those who want to stay nearby when looking for a bite to eat. Each evening, guests can relax in the cosy lounge bar.
Khangchendzonga Tourist Villa
Khangchendzonga Tourist Villa is a 10-minute drive from Lingdum Monastery.
With 24-hour front desk, the property provides services like luggage storage and laundry. A meeting/banqueting space is available. Guests can approach the tour desk for sightseeing or rent a car.
Each air-conditioned room is fitted with tiled/marble flooring, cable TV and electric kettle. The private bathroom includes shower and free toiletries.
Summit Norling Resort & Spa
Located in Gangtok, Summit Norling Resort & Spa is an easy drive from Enchey Monastery and the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.
This luxury resort features a number of facilities, such as valet parking, a kids club and 24-hour room service. There is also a barbecue area available for guests to use.
Summit Norling Resort & Spa’s restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and provides an ideal place for those who wish to stay close to everything the property has to offer. Each evening, guests are welcome to wind down in the comfortable lounge bar.
The Keepsa ResidencyÂ
The Keepsa Residency offers a comfortable setting when in Gangtok. It also provides room service, an airport shuttle and meeting rooms.
The comfortable rooms at The Keepsa Residency include tea and coffee making facilities, bottled water and a mini bar. They each offer a ceiling fan and a seating area.
The Keepsa Residency houses a restaurant and a bar where guests are able to unwind at the end of the day with a meal and a drink.
Hotel Royal Orchid and SpaÂ
Hotel Royal Orchid and Spa offers 4-star accommodation in Gangtok. It also provides a 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service and a coffee bar.
A currency exchange, luggage storage and a concierge are just some of the available services at the hotel. Airport transfers, a dry cleaning service and a laundry service are available upon enquiry.
Hotel Royal Orchid and Spa houses a restaurant and a bar where guests can relax of an evening with dinner and a drink.
Hotel Royal Orchid and Spa is within walking distance of Enchey Monastery. Rumtek Monastery is only an easy car ride from the hotel.
The Royal Plaza Hotel GangtokÂ
The Royal Plaza Hotel Gangtok provides a comfortable setting when in Gangtok. It also offers valet parking, a 24-hour reception and 24-hour room service.
The modern rooms at The Royal Plaza Hotel Gangtok feature a mini bar and all the essentials for an enjoyable stay. A telephone and a shower are also provided.
In-house dining options include a restaurant, which is a convenient spot to have a meal. Each evening, guests are able to enjoy a drink in the comfortable lounge bar. Every morning a buffet breakfast is served in the dining room.
The Royal Plaza Hotel Gangtok has easy access to the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Enchey Monastery and Paljor Stadium.
Situated a brief drive from the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Suhim Portico offers luxury accommodation in Gangtok. It also provides 24-hour room service, valet parking and a coffee bar.
All the elegant rooms at Suhim Portico provide wireless internet access, plus all the necessities for a comfortable stay.
Suhim Portico features a restaurant and a bar where guests can relax at the end of the day. The hotel has easy access to Paljor Stadium. Enchey Monastery is nearby.
Norbu Ghangh Retreat & SpaÂ
Norbu Gangh Retreat & Spa offers 4-star accommodation in Pelling. It also features meeting rooms.
There are 30 rooms at the resort, each offering all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay.
Norbu Gangh Retreat & Spa’s on-site restaurant provides Indian-inspired dishes, which can enjoyed on the outdoor terrace. The resort has easy access to Sanga Choeling Monastery. Pemayangtse Monastery is an easy car trip away.
Elgin Nor-Khill Gangtok
The Elgin Nor-Khill Hotel Gangtok blends Sikkimese architecture, an ideal location, and warm hospitality. Conveniently located in Gangtok, each of the hotel’s 32 rooms is modestly furnished and spacious. Rooms here also feature a beautiful view of Mount Kanchenjungha, adding to the serenity of a stay here. The on-site dining facilities feature both Sikkimese fare and international fare. While in Sikkim, guests should make an effort to try momo, a traditional, steamed dumpling dish which contains pork. Another famous and must-try food item is Churpee, which is a type of hard cheese that is produced from yak’s or cow’s milk. When not trying to treats, the fitness center, spa, and kids club provide some recreational fun.
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