Hotel Sonam Delek Gangtok Review

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Hotel Sonam Delek is a value for money hotel in Gangtok. It is located on Tibet Road and the location is at a 10 minute walk (a not so steep climb, actually) from the Tourist Office on M. G. Marg. During my first visit to Gangtok, I had stayed in Hotel Sagorika because that hotel figured in most of the online booking sites. I had not at all seen Sonam Delek anywhere. I came to know of the reason later. Sonam Delek's management is not so flexible when it comes to offering "special" rates to online hotel booking sites. And maybe, they don't need to because most of the time they have 100% occupancy. Room prices start at Rs. 1100 (room only) for a Standard room which is quite good but for the fact that standard rooms are located in the basement and the room windows open into a corridor. Upper floor have rooms in the "Super Deluxe" (Rs. 3000) and "Suite" (Rs. 4000) categories. These prices are for the room only. The hotel offers all the three types of rooms at C.P., M.A.P, and A.P. basis at higher rates. Since I needed a room only to spend the night before heading to North Sikkim the next day, I booked a standard room which was more than adequate. Overall cleanliness of the room was impressive and the bathroom was not bad. Higher category rooms not only have better amenities but another great advantage. The hotel has a beautiful and large terrace from where one gets a great view of the Kangchenjunga's peak every morning. Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. This must be a great factor in the hotel's popularity. There is a nice restaurant near the lobby that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is available. Direct booking of rooms can be done with the hotel and payment can be made online but the hotel advises to get an email confirmation of availability before making online payment. The front office told me that online booking is available with some selected booking sites. One more thing - the main door and the shutter closes at night. So if you are returning late from a casino in Gangtok or something, there is a door bell to wake up the night staff. The hotel is safe for families. Hotel Sonam Delek Booking Page (See hotel pictures below...)

Hotel Sonam Delek Tibet Road Gangtok



Hotel Sonam Delek Tibet Road Gangtok

View Terrace at Hotel Sonam Delek Tibet Road Gangtok


Terrace at Hotel Sonam Delek Tibet Road Gangtok

Mountain View from Hotel Sonam Delek Tibet Road Gangtok

Hotel Sonam Delek Tibet Road Gangtok Standard Room

Standard Room Hotel Sonam Delek Tibet Road Gangtok

Standard Room Bath at Hotel Sonam Delek Tibet Road Gangtok






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