Casinos just round the corner, ancient-looking fireplace in your room, tapestry rich corridors or a century-old retreat in the Himalayas—the grandeur of luxury hotels in Gangtok will bowl you over. Equally perfect for a family holiday or a dreamy honeymoon, these hotels are the epitome of luxury. With names as big as the Elgin Hotels & Resorts—brainchild of Sikkim’s erstwhile king, far-from-the madding-crowd Denzong Regency and The Royal Plaza, the famous casino hotel, you would be spoilt for choice. You can choose bask in the vintage feel of Elgin. Or else, romance the lady luck at the Royal Plaza’s casino. Other than their luxury quotient, the snow-clad Himalayas on the horizon of these star properties are a lure you cannot resist.
Elgin Hotels & Resorts: One of the plushest hotels in Gangtok, Elgin was built by the king of Sikkim in 1932. Grandeur meets comfort in this hotel and you will sense it the moment you step inside. Huge fireplaces, tapestry decked corridors, Burma teak flooring, ornate artwork such as thangka paintings, intricate motifs, sparkling chandeliers and a huge in-house library is what awaits you at Elgin. The hotel has 25 luxury rooms and suites that come with all the facilities for a comfortable stay. Most of the rooms overlook the Himalayas and offer stunning views. It also has an in-house spa that offers Ayurvedic as well as international spa therapies. There are four restaurants for dining in the hotel—the Tea Lounge for an assortment of teas and drinks, the Gazebo for light meals, the Dragon Bar for a shot or more of Sikkimese drinks and the Shangri La for heavy, multiple course regular and traditional meals.
The Royal Plaza: The Royal Plaza is one of the few luxury properties in Gangtok. Situated right in the centre of the city, it woos tourists with its 78 suites and rooms as well as its casino. All the rooms have chic interiors, balconies that overlook the valley and all the amenities for a great stay.
The Denzong Regency: The Denzong Regency is a great stay option in Gangtok. Perched on top of a hill, it’s a century-old property sprawling across ten acres. You can choose from 25 well-accommodated rooms and suites, all having balconies that overlook the valley. Clear, sunny days will give you a peek of Mt Kanchenjunga from the hotel grounds.