27Jun, I reached the NJP railway station at 8 am approx. Car was waiting for us right there outside of the station.
We started our journey to Gangtok, due to landslide it took us nearly 8 hrs to ...
reach there at our hotel(Nexgen Nostalgia).
As we were already exhausted, we have not planned to go anywhere on the same day.
Hotel staff was good and helpful. It as 3 start hotel as I wanted and service was also good. Since, it was out season staff was less.
Thing I didn't like about the hotel was their breakfast. On first day, i only ate bread butter and tea as no other option was available.
Second day, i had bread butter and paratha.
It was all rainy day, on 28th but we still manage to go baba Mandir and Tshango lake then came to our hotel.
On 29th, we went to other sight seeing that was mentioned in our itinerary.
On 30th, we had breakfast and waiting for the cab. but it didn't come up till 10 am as police men didn't allow the car. Our driver(Sandip) asked as to come court house which is around 600 m from our hotel. I along with my wife, my kid and also the staff from the hotel held our luggage and went there.
Then we started our journey to Pelling, weather was clear and sunlight was clearly visible but on the way it got changed to rainy.
We were eagerly waiting for the destination to reach and managed to be there at 6 pm.
Hotel (Dewachen )reception was third class, smelly, lighting was also too low.
Room was allocated to us at 2nd floor, that too was smelly along with passage to room from reception.
Bathroom washbasin light was also dull, I had to turn on my phone light to search for the something.
Found few white insects in washbasin, so thought to call the reception. Phone was also not working.
Then i went to reception to ask for the help. Along with that we ordered two snacks, and in one of them, i found the hair.
As all this happened, I thought to check the start rating, found 2 start only. I asked the same with the reception lady, she said earlier it was 5 start now it is 4 start. I was thinking lady doesn't know abc of star rating or telling a lie. Electricity was also an issue in the hotel. You cannot use hot water without electricity.
As I found out its a 2 start hotel, i called my vendor Mr.Tamang, why he allotted me a 2 star hotel instead of 3. He said you should have checked it prior to book the hotel.
This was the first time it happened to me with travelTriangle, I never checked the hotel star rating as I always to get the correct category hotel I asked for till now.
Apart from all the bad stuff in hotel, there breakfast was very good as there were variety and taste only the presentation was not good.
We covered all the sight seeing in next two days and moved to Darjeeling on 1st July.
Darjeeling Hotel(Green Park) is also 2 star hotel, but if I compare it with Dewachen it has a lot improvement. And the only issue i found there is no backup. If electricity is gone you don't have a single light to see anything or use your mobile light.
From here our Driver (Sandip) changed, next day it was decided to go tiger hill in the morning, but Driver was able to convince us not go there as it will be raining. Unfortunately, next morning was all clear but we didn't go there. So missed it.
After having breakfast, we went to sight seeing, which was including Tiger hill, but it was all rainy no visibility at all.
Second day, also it was rainy but we managed to go for sight seeing.
Overall, everything was fine but I am not happy with the Hotel provided to me except first one.
And the way Vendor, simply said you should have checked it earlier before booking.
Suggestion to Vendor: If someone asked for 3 start hotel, provide them same. Even if it is increasing the budget of the customer. Do let them know in advance. Be polite while talking.