The hotel is situated on the historic Observatory Hill where Darjeeling began and overlooks the Chowrasta, the town's exclusive promenade. The hotel is close to shopping areas and tourist spots. The bus station is just 0.5 km away while the domestic airport is approximately 90 km from the hotel. This 37-room property was initially established as a boarding house and converted into a hotel just before the outbreak of World War II. The hotel provides quality accommodation, good services and is known for its unique ambience and charm. The hotel also has a conference hall in elegant surroundings, an ideal location for board and senior management meetings with capacity for up to 60 people. Further facilities available to guests at this air-conditioned establishment include a reception area, restaurant, Internet access in public areas and room and laundry services. The hotel consists of rooms and suites divided into 2 wings. The first wing is furnished in the traditional colonial style with flowered chintz curtains and no television or telephone in the rooms while the other one has modern décor and the rooms have televisions and telephones. The hotel is famous for its old-world charm and dignified, expansive comfort. A private bathroom with a shower and bathtub is a further standard feature.