We, a family of 4, landed in Bagdogra on 16 Oct. at 1 pm. it took us 6 hrs to reach Gangtok.
I had booked 2 rooms for 16-21 Oct. at Summit Golden Crescent, Gangtok - 1 Suite & 1 Executive. The Manager - Mr. Akhil Das is very humble and helpful. He did 3 things for us
1. Gave wheelchair for my mother-in-law for not just the hotel, but also sightseeing
2. Changed the Suite room to Executive as we wanted ceiling fan, and adjusted the downgrading with 3 complimentary dinners
3. Changed our Reservation for last 2 nights to Summit Hermon Hotel, Darjeeling, without additional charges
4. Transported the Wheelchair and 2 stand fans in his friend's car to Darjeeling hotel, with no additional charges to us
The staff is very friendly and efficient. There are 2 open air sitting areas - a covered one on 4th floor, and the other is open on the 5th floor that provide nice views of the hills. The restaurant at the basement is of good size. The breakfast and dinner buffet was quite filling and satisfactory. There is a kid's playing room of good size and a small lawn where guests can enjoy the winter sunshine.
There is a taxi stand just outside the hotel. Std fare of Rs. 150 to the The MG Road Mkt, which is a pedestrian only mkt, with open spaces and seating areas too. Its very beautiful at night, something sorely lacking in Delhi. All local sightseeing can be done fro the taxis outside the hotel.
On 19 Oct., we left for Darjeeling with sadness. I hugged the manager while leaving.