Located conveniently close to the Clock Tower and 2 minutes walk from the Mall, Broadway is a nice mid priced hotel in Darjeeling offering good value for money.
Hotel Broadway was constructed in the early 1960s, as a Cottage, with only two rooms and over the years has expanded to have 20 rooms, all elegantly done up and most with wooden finish. As you enter the reception area, Amit a friendly man and a member of the family owning the hotel is likely to welcome you.
I was pleasantly surprised that this family run hotel, managed by Amit Khatri meets and even exceeds what it promises. From near the Clock tower where the Gandhi road begins, as you walk few yards, to the left,towards Cooch Behar road and the hotel is barely 100 yards from where you take the left turn.
There is a seating area at the reception. While there are couple of rooms at the reception level, most of the rooms are on upper floors. There are three floors above the reception.
The room walls including the floor and ceiling were completely wooden paneled. When I asked Amit about what kind of wood is that, he said it's Dhupi or locally known as Christmas tree wood. The ceiling was very nicely designed with slatted wooden panels giving a heritage cottage like feel. It had a nice wooden cupboard with good space and lots of hangers.
The Broadway Annexe which is ,10 Minutes Walking Distance from the Mall Road near the Gurudwara Youth Hostel, is famous for its 200 degree view, and Cottage type Wooden Rooms and Lovely Warm Rooms to Stay.