Offerings of the Mayfair Darjeeling Hotel

Darjeeling hotels

Darjeeling Hotels : Mayfair

Darjeeling is famous for its wonderfully laid out tea estate plantations, pleasant climes, serene environs and a range of colonial era landmarks which enthuse tourists. Darjeeling hotels, located close to the important landmarks, transportation hubs and even at some of the exotic and scenic locations, provide the tourists with comfortable, enjoyable and hassle-free stay. Mayfair Darjeeling, one of the resort hotels of the Mayfair hotels group, is one of the prominent accommodations spaces of the city. Here is a synopsis of what all it offers to the tourists:

Living Spaces

The hotel offers three different types of staying spaces. These are named quite simply as ‘rooms’, ‘family rooms’ and ‘Suites’. In all, there are 44 well appointed and well furnished living spaces.

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The ‘Room’ category of rooms are spread out in carpet area of 400 square feet, including a 50 square feet of bathing space. LCD TV with DTH connection, fire-place, DVD player are some of the facilities present in this category of rooms. Besides, these feature wonderful furnishings and woodwork.

The ‘Family’ Room’ category of rooms is larger than the ‘Room’, with 1100 square feet of area making its one living space including a living room, bathroom and a private balcony of 250, 60 and 140 square feet of area.

The highest category of rooms offered by Mayfair Darjeeling is that of ‘Suite’. These are even more lavish and are adored with style to regale elegance.

Dine and Wine

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Mayfair Darjeeling has three different types of dining and bar spaces. The first is the Magnolia multi-cuisine dining hall which offers Oriental, Indian and Continental delicacies to the guests. The settings of this dining hall are reminiscent of the British-style of dining. It offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Tiffany is another dining hall of this hotel which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The hotel also carries a bar, called Douglas Bar, which serves an assortment of fine liquors brought from around the world. It is named after Goray Douglas, the British artist and features his original works.

Rejuvenation with Spa

While you are at the hotel, you can avail of a number of massage treatments, body care treatments, beauty services and enjoy the spa treatments. The massage treatments include the most famous 75 minutes Abhyanga or the Swedish massage, or even the 30 minutes each of foot reflexology, Mayfair Touch and Head Massage. Besides, 30 minutes of steam and sauna are form part of the body care services offered by this hotel. If you are still not satisfied and are looking for more, you can opt for the 90 and 120 minute sessions of three highly effective spa packages.

Banquet and Meeting Spaces

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Himalayan Bird, this is the name of the meeting or banquet hall with a capacity of 70 to 80 guests which allow you to hold events and organize business meets. A 1250 square feet of area is specially meant for different types of seating arrangement for holding the events or organizing the meets. While the flowing crowd on this area can accommodate 400 people, the boardroom seating type of arrangement is fit for seating a minimum of 20 people. All arrangements necessary for holding meets are present in this specially designated area.


The Pride of Ashtamudi – Kollam

Kollam is one of the largest cities of Kerala, both in terms of population and area. Situated on the coast of the Ashtamudi Lake (the eight-armed lake), Kollam is a popular village city for its natural surroundings, beautiful resorts and ayurvedic massage treatments. As is common knowledge, Kollam is the new name of Quilon of past, the famed sea port. Due to its proximity to the backwaters of Kerala, it is also referred to as the southern gateway to the magnificent water bodies of this state.

The travelers to this city also get a chance to treat themselves to its historic past. It has been in existence and continuous habitation since the period of Chera rulers and was a prominent port bustling with commercial activity during the period of ancient Rome. Even now it is the second largest port after Cochin in Kerala. A number of religious places are also important tourist landmarks. These include the many churches, temples and mosques which also signals its glorious past of being home to different religious communities.

With respect to the availability of the staying places, there are a wide assortment of options for the tourists. Most of the famous hotel chains either have their contemporary design hotels in the city or beautiful resorts close to the placid backwaters. There are starred and the non-starred hotels in Kollam that cater to the requirements of stay for any tourist. The resorts in Kollam provide varied accommodation experiences to the tourists. The famous ones are based on certain themes and these set these apart from the other in terms of their ambiance  decor, offerings and interior and exterior furnishings.

The backwaters provide a natural setting which provides a relaxing and soothing experience, away from the hectic schedules and fast paced lifestyle. The ayurvedic massage treatments are some of the commonly found facilities in hotels in Kollam. These treatments serve the purpose of rejuvenating the body and soul. These are offered as packages by these hotels and resorts. Guests frequent these resorts which are especially famed for their aromatic and non-aromatic massage treatments.

These hotels and resorts serve varied delicacies from Indian and Mediterranean menus. These include the vegetarian and the non-vegetarian foods. Some of these resorts even serve the famous aromatic teas of the region, which are not to be found elsewhere in the city.

Kollam is also renowned for its cashew and coir industries. The tourists can get around the city to find that many products of coir are made here which are used for varied purposes. Cashew processing is one of the major industries of this city.

Rapallo: A Tourist Heaven In Italy

Let us first understand where Rapallo is situated. This is a beautiful Genoa province that dots the shoreline of the Gulf of Tigullio. Having a long history of settlement dating back to 8th century BC, Rapallo has seen many conquests and has emerged as the favorite tourist destination for the rich Italians of north-western province. The pleasant climate of the place still beckons the tourists from far and wide, from Italy and beyond. Long history of settlement has led to this place becoming tourism oriented with many fine luxury Rapallo hotels serving visitors.

Sightseeing at Rapallo

Rapallo Tours

Castello Sul mare, Rapallo (source: Wikicommons)

If you are in Rapallo, then the tour can not be complete without visiting its most attractive and prominent destination, the Castle-on-the-Sea (called Castello Sul Mare in Italian). This is 16th century castle was erected close to the coast to provide protection against the sea pirates. You will wonder about its architecture and the way it helped to guard against the pirate attacks. Though pirates are non-existent now, the imposing castle is reminiscent of the times when the inhabitants of Rapallo had to put up with their attacks and this castle played an important role in protecting them.

The Basilica of Saints Gervasio and Protasio is another important landmark which is worth visiting. This was constructed in the 6th century. Gervasio and Protasio were two brothers who are believed to have been persecuted for converting the Christianity. Their martyrdom and the subsequent discovery of their bodies led to the spread of Christianity later on. A church was erected in their name and tourists are taken to this place of historic and spiritual importance.

Shrine of Our Lady of Montallegro (source: wikicommons)

Shrine of Our Lady of Montallegro (source: wikicommons)

Nostra Signora di Montallegro, called the Shrine of Our Lady of Montallegro, is another place where the tourists are taken. It is situated on a hilltop, in the hinterland of Rapallo and is constructed in white marble. If the time is opportune, the tourists can also get the musical treat of the hymn of ‘Shine Up’, sung in remembrance of this patron saint of Rapallo. A cable car can take you to this place.

Monastery of Santa Maria in Valle Christi that was abandoned due to the pirate attacks was, later on, declared as a National Monument and this led to its full restoration. The ruines of this Monastery tell the tales of pirate attacks to the curious tourists.

Church of Saint Francis is another important landmark which has been painted in the grey and white patterns. This church dates back to the 16th century and it was completely restored to its glory in 20th century.

Gaffoglio and Lace museums are two other prominent tourist attractions of this small coastal city of splendid beauty.

Live and Eat

Excelsior Palace: Rapallo Hotels

Excelsior Palace: Rapallo Hotels

Rapallo marvels can be explored by visiting the place for a few days tour. Since the whole economy is tourism oriented, there are a number of quality hotels in Rapallo, including the many restaurants that serve delightful delicacies from around the world and provide modern amenities for spending out time in comfortable rooms. Hotels Rapallo are situated right on the coastline at scenic viewpoints where the guests can simply rejoice the sightseeing of nature, sea and the landmarks located along the coastline.

How to Reach?

The closest airport to Rapallo hotels and landmarks is the Christopher Columbus airport in Genoa. Rapallo also lies en route to the train stretch from French border of Ventimiglia to Rome. This makes it possible for the people to commute here via the train route as well. The closeness to waterways also makes it possible for the tourists coming from nearby coastal locations to use ferry services to reach this place.