Last Updated: January 31, 2020 Abhishek Gurung
With each mountainous destination around India that showcases its best, one such stop for those who love the dramatic snow-clad slopes, flourishing greenness, rich cultural ambiance, and colourful monasteries, Sikkim is the halting destination to venture. As impressive the destination landmarks can be, Sikkim establishes some luxurious and attractive hotels and resorts to make your stay top notch. Besides, an exploration to a new destination actually begins from your selected hotel room, refreshing shower, and local delicious cuisines. So now you see how important it is to select a perfect resting abode, lucky you have us to help you relax your creases on your forehead.
Check out an insider’s guide to the top hotels in Sikkim to have a token of appreciation:
Top Hotels in Gangtok:
The Elgin Nor-Khill
The ‘House of Jewels’, as it translates from ‘Nor-Khill’ is rightly justified because the Elgin Nor-Khill is all that a luxurious vacationer can ask for. Solid amidst well-bred gardens, this hotel offers luxurious accommodation, sumptuous decor and oozes charm. Can you imagine spending the afternoon sipping tea as you gaze at the mountain peaks? It certainly is spellbinding and a treat to the eye. The Elgin Nor-Khill has its branches in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and Pelling each contributing magnificent services. And the hotel in the Himalayan state Gangtok offers grandeur, snuggly and cozy interior with other exquisite facilities like Elgin spa, satellite television in all rooms, free wireless internet access in all bedrooms & lounge, minibar in all suites, multi-cuisine dining room, designer toiletries by Salveo Botanicals in all baths etc. And the best service is the hotel provides babysitting; now you can explore Sikkim states without worrying about your children, as this hotel provides ample play space, library and game rooms. The Elgin Nor-Khill is a perfect family resort in Sikkim so make sure to check in this holiday season to this best family-friendly hotel in Gangtok.
Address: Paljore Stadium Rd, Gangtok, Sikkim
Mayfair Spa Resort and Casino
Huddled in the misty Himalayan Mountains of Sikkim, Mayfair Spa Resort and Casino is one of the best resorts in northeast India. It’s wonderful ambiance, courteous service and world class amenities certainly draws every guest to come back time and again. This luxurious resort has various categories from noble imperial villas to large family rooms to cosy cottages, Mayfair Spa Resort and Casino makes an ideal getaway for honeymoon couples trying to spend a passionate vacation. The destinations nip in the air makes the resort look and feel like an elegant halting ground to spend an ideal vacation. Besides this hotel is the only casino hotel in Sikkim, so this can be the best bargain to dine, wine, romance and have the best gambling recess. Apart from that, Mayfair also provides a luxurious spa to pamper yourself after a long day exploring Gangtok. Sooth your senses in an intensive therapeutic treatment, well-equipped health club and enjoy superb multi-cuisine in their in-house restaurants.
Address: Lower Samdur Block, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim
Blended with modern and traditional architecture, this heritage resort Denzong Regency is a five Star hotel and a Luxurious Mountain Retreat for luxury vacationers. This century-old hotel is situated within a 10 acre of sprawling land in the tops of the Himalayan hills, as it overlooks the finest view of the city and the undulating hills and valleys of Gangtok. Denzong Regency is a boutique retreat that has 6 regency suites and deluxe rooms, luxurious 12 Suites and 1 dedicated room for differently abled guests. Each comfortable has a heating system and every individual private balcony has mesmerizing views. Talk about waking up to see the Mt. Kanchenjunga and surrounds hills. Nevertheless, Denzong Regency has 2 restaurants, a conference and banquet hall with a grand garden where one can certainly enjoy walks on clear days, besides the city from the Hotel is less than a km away.
Address: Forest Colony Road, Cherry Banks, N.H.31 A, Gangtok, Sikkim
Top Hotels to Stay in Yuksom:
Hotel Red Palace
This charming hotel reflects Yuksoms historical town, its beautiful ethnic architecture and crisp climate of the West Sikkim. Hotel Red Palace is endowed with a simple design that highly talks about Sikkimese colonial heritage. No doubt about its location, this pristine hotel is arguably the greatest asset as the hotel sits giving a visual treat to the eye of the visitors of Mount Kabru and spectacular mountain sights with an elevation that represents Yuksum. Besides its grand resting place and being considered as a popular holiday destinations, Hotel Red Palace offers best facilities for the guests like in-house bar, gift shop and library, doctor on call, babysitting, cultural programs, evening bonfires, Multi cuisine restaurant and so much more.
Address: Yuksom Kothi, Yuksom, Sikkim
Hotel Limboo Homestay
A small hamlet in west district of Sikkim, Yuksom treasures some best trekking landmarks. Besides that, it houses Hotel Limboo Homestay, one of the best staying option in Yuksom and an ultimate resting place for outdoor lovers. This home stay offers the guests with the essence of Sikkimese Culture and Hospitality. If you are looking for a trekking expedition and want a humble abode to relax yet be close to nature then Hotel Limboo Homestay is the right choice. The rooms are well equipped and are highly up to the mark when it comes to hygiene and Sanitation. All the rooms are well-ventilated with open rooms and attached bathrooms each installed with hot showers for the winter blues. You can experience the surroundings of Alnus Nepalese’s and small garden to enjoy the fresh air of the hotel. An ideal home away from home if you want to escape from a busy life of traffics and chaos.
Address: Yuksom, Sikkim
Chumbi Mountain Retreat and Spa
If you are holidaying in Sikkim and are in Yuksom, a stay in Chumbi Mountain resort is a must. The resort is inspired by traditional architecture and design of a Sikkimese monastery. This resort offers hospitality in tranquillity with breathtaking scenes of Mount Kanchenjunga Range. The guest in Chumbi Mountain Retreat and Spa can experience quintessential Sikkimese culture and tradition as they soothe in their spa pampering after a long day of exploring. Top-notch sights you can get from the comforts of your room are the historical places like Yuksom, Dubdi monastery, Melli monastery, Hongri monastery, Khechopalri monastery, the Phamrong waterfalls etc. Chumbi Mountain Retreat and Spa offers guests with exquisite dining experience serving the flavours and variety of Sikkim and Indian meals. Chumbi Mountain resort has restaurants like Golden Bamboo and Dyenkhang. Rejuvenate in Menlha – Dottho and Spa, Dottho and if you enjoy the idea of getting lost in the stories then you can relax and spend a day in LIDO – Movie Theatre. This perhaps is an ideal honeymoon resorts to start anew or march towards a new beginning.
Address: Naku Chumbong, Pelling, Sikkim
Top Hotels in Pelling:
The Norbu Ghang Retreat and Spa
Added to the Norbu Ghang Resort is the Norbu Ghang Retreat and Spa which is located close by the old property. This deluxe resort in west Sikkim Norbu Ghang Retreat and Spa is an abode in Pelling, it has the best accommodation and facilities for guests. The resort facilitates a 24 hour business centre, aromatherapy, ayurveda centre, bar and barbecue grill, dry cleaning service, free Wi-Fi internet services, full-service health, music library, room service etc. Norbu Ghang Retreat & Spa is stylistically modern with a splash of antique around every edge, giving the ambiance of pure Sikkimese culture within every surrounding. Experience a bounteous luxury stay in the one of the best luxury hotelsoffering luxurious accommodation at the best of both worlds. Well-manicured garden and delightful setting of luxurious furnishings grandly welcome all travellers in quest of the very best in the midst of picturesque vista.
Address: Upper Pelling, West District, SH-510, Legship Gyalshing Road, Sikkim
Summit Newa Regency
Discover this charming crown in Pelling, Summit Newa Regency. This luxurious 4-star hotel has a unique blend of luxury and aloofness in West Sikkim. This resort offers elegant decor and grace with comfortable standard services like wake-up call, 24 hours room service, mountain and valley view rooms, wellness ‘METTA SPA’, complimentary wireless internet access in rooms as well as public spaces, multi- cuisine restaurant and bar, terrace bonfire on request, doctor on call, laundry service and more. Other facilities Summit Newa Regency offers are exquisite dining experience in multi-cuisine restaurants offering mesmerizing food to tickle your taste-buds, Metta Spa to revitalize and rejuvenate your body, a Concierge for your every need and a 24-hour room service. Summit Newa Regency has a chain of other hotels in north and northeast parts of India offering its subtle elegance in places like Gangtok, Pelling, Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Namchi, Srinagar, Manali, and Shimla.
Address: Pelling Rimbi Road, Lower Pelling, Near SBI Bank, Pelling City, Sikkim
Magpie – Chestnut Retreat
Magpie – Chestnut Retreat offers all the modern comfort you need during your visit to Pelling. The resort is one of the most romantic hotels and has luxury choices for you to select your stay from suite rooms to luxury cottages to sleeping in the attic. Including modern services like travel desk, internet access, bathroom with modern amenities, generator backup etc. Magpie – Chestnut Retreat has about 13 luxury rooms each given a spectacular view of Mt Kanchendzonga from all the rooms. Zest in the comforts of a homey niche that everyone desires for when they visit the mountains.
Address: Pelling, West Sikkim
Top Accommodation in Ravangla:
Situated at South Sikkim Hotel Zumthang is about 1 km away from Ravangla. Traversing through beautiful valleys of West and South Sikkim Hotel Zumthang is settled on the highway to Pelling. Hotel Zumthang is a family run estate that offers guests a homely stay, especially if you are looking for peace and home cooked meals. The hotel has a restaurant that offers multi cuisine from Bengali, Chinese and Indian dishes. Like any typical Sikkimese homes, the hotel is laid with wooden floors making it look cosier and as a cover against the cold from outside. The hotel provides spacious room and bathrooms stacked with geysers, the hotel has been operating for 11th years and it offers its best in services and has earned its name in the field of hospitality and food. Besides, other attractions the hotel possesses are you can get a view of tourist attractions like7 monasteries from the Hotel and the hotel also provides activities like bird watch, trekking in Menam, Doodh etc. You can also partake in village walks, hot-spring dips and river rafting amongst all that the Hotel Zumthang offers.
Address: Legship-Rabongla Rd, Ravangla, Sikkim
Wild Flower Retreat
A divine retreat if you want to escape from the scorching heat of city life, Wild Flower Retreat is an absolute destination to mesmerize your senses. This secluded mountain resort is a paradise for bird watchers as it is located amidst various flora. Wild Flower Retreat spreads out over two acres of land, this resort has 6 log cottages and 8 simplistic cabins set amidst trimmed greenery. Each wooden rooms in the resort are named after the tree for instance – Oak, Pine, Juniper etc. Wild Flower Retreat offers an out of the world experience to the guests and the rooms and cottages are simple and clean. All the rooms in the resort are placed about 200 ft away from each other so the feeling of being in the lap of Mother Nature can be savoured. Furthermore, there are popular tourist attractionsto keep one accompanied around the resort like waterfalls, hanging bridges, hot springs, hidden valleys etc.
Address: Borong, Ravangla Sub Division, South Sikkim, Ravangla, Sikkim
This traditional Sikkimese homestay in Kewzing Village, Ravangla is a family owned farmhouse. You will feel right at home as soon as you step on the grounds of Bonpo Family Farmhouse. The best part about this farmhouse is that all meals are freshly prepared from organic vegetables grown outside the house. This pristine Farmhouse occupies an area of 4 acres that houses fertile farmlands and teagarden including 6 acres of cardamom forest that decorates the surrounding farmhouse. Your stay in the Farmhouse will make you relax and feel at ease away from the busy bustling of daily life.
Amidst the natural village atmosphere, the lodging promises nice rooms, services and facilities. Bon Farmhouse has a total of eight rooms all designed in traditional Sikkimese style with all the up-to-date conveniences. You can either stay in a Log house suite or a Villa Suite. They even provide you with Family cottages for big holiday planners.
Address: Below Kewzing Monastry, Ravangla Subdivision, Kewzing, Sikkim
Top Accommodation Options in Namchi:
Hotel Summit Sobralia
Namchi is the capital of south Sikkim and a popular tourist destination however, it is divided into two sub-division – Ravong [Ravangla] and Namchi. Discover the hidden gem in Namchi – Hotel Summit Sobralia, this 4-star hotel is set in a picturesque location looking at Mount Kanchenjunga and the Rangit valley. Hotel Summit Sobralia offers guests with three categories of rooms from executive to suite to presidential each equipped with modern and up-to-date amenities. The hotel offers multi-cuisine of the finest Indian, Continental, Oriental and Chinese. Other services you will find in Hotel Summit Sobralia are a wake-up call, 24 hours room service, wellness ‘METTA SPA’, complimentary wireless internet access in rooms as well as public spaces, multi- cuisine restaurant and bar, terrace bonfire on request, doctor on call, laundry service and more.
Address: Chardham Road, Old Namchi, Sikkim
This picture perfect resort is neatly set amidst a lush green carpet of the tea garden overlooking the grand Mount Kanchenjunga. Cherry Resort opens year round offering a unique experience and ambiance. Every room in the resort is spacious with a pleasant view from each window. This resort has excellent facilities and services and the venue can accommodate up to 500 people for events like wedding and conferences. Other services his hotel provides are internet services, international telephone call services, all day and night room services, badminton court, children’s play station, doctor on call, airport and railway station pick-up and drop-off transfer on request, transportation and guiding touring to attractions, and local transportation, recreational facilities such as cycling, badminton, carom etc. You can also take a beautiful walk and breathe in fresh air of the countryside set on the slopes of the ‘Temi’ tea garden.
Address: Temi Tea Garden South Sikkm, Namchi, Sikkim
Established in Tharpu, Namchi, Hotel Hangkhim will welcome you with warm hospitality and graciousness. Unwind your senses in the Hotel’s best services and convenience for its guest. You can scroll through its best options it offers from business class rooms to a dormitory. All the rooms are well furnished with compact baths, small sitting area, rooms and amenities. You can recline in the comforts of facilities like television, telephone, Wi-Fi, hot water shower, linen and bath essentials. Also on request, you can get assistance for a wheel chair, iron, room heater, hair dryer, extra pillows and newspaper. The hotel houses two restaurants to dig in, dine in Melange Restaurant for some Nepalese, Indian, Chinese and Continental specialties; there is also a Maple Bar & Lounge where you can relax in the evenings with finest spirits in hand.
Address: Legship-Rabongla Rd, Ravangla, Sikkim
You don’t need to fly off route to faraway places to relish the unique masterpieces of different destinations while you get spell-binding hotels and resorts here in India. So the next time you traverse or plan for a long or weekend stay in Sikkim, make sure to visit some of the above-mentioned luxury and charming heaven. After all, the journey begins not only from the airport as they say but from the abodes you check in. If you have any suggestions and queries please comment below.
Published: 27 Dec, 2016
Abhishek Gurung is a writer whose passion for food and travel is an unending affair. He likes going on treks and camping in the woods, loves exploring forts and architecture, he is a cycle enthusiast who likes to contribute something to the environment, travel photography and videography is another interest as he sees life in a cinematic point of view. He likes the idea of living in offbeat destination where the mode of communication is to interact with each other. Coming from Nagaland, he has visited some beautiful valleys and remote villages and appreciates nature as it is and as it should be.