The Ivanhoe House was built in the year 1841 as a summer retreat by Mrs. Mackie, owner of the Mokrung Tea Estate in Assam. It is perhaps the only house of that era in Darjeeling that has come down to us intact, thereby providing a window on how life may have been lived when Britain ruled an Indian Empire of which Darjeeling was a part.


‘Ivanhoe’ was transformed into a “quietly comfortable and elegant” Boarding House for British Raj families in 1871. Famous movie stars like ‘Vivien Leigh’ (of ‘Gone with the Wind’ fame) and ‘Julie Christie’ (of ‘Dr. Zhivago’) used to spend holidays here with their parents, during school breaks. Sir George Everest, the Surveyor General of India (who discovered Mt. Everest as being the highest point on earth, and after whom the mountain was named) was here. Ivanhoe also welcomed as a houseguest, Col. Sir Francis Younghusband, the leader of the British Expeditionary force of 1904 into Tibet (the forbidden country!). The House was also occupied by the Vicereine of India, Lady Curzon (wife of the celebrated Viceroy, The Marquess of Curzon); Sir Charles Bell, (British Political Officer for Sikkim, Bhutan and Tibet) and the legendary British mountaineers, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, who disappeared below the summit of Mt. Everest in 1924.




“The room rate includes Breakfast. Other meals may be ordered, and will be charged in accordance with the hotel’s restaurant tariff.”



Deluxe Room Single

Deluxe Room Double 

Suite Single

Suite Double 


  • Full pre-payment on all bookings is required 30 days prior to arrival
  • No cancellation charge if the booking is cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival
  • Cancellations received 16-30 days prior to arrival, will be refunded at 50% on the total amount
  • Cancellations received 11-15 days prior to arrival, will be refunded at 25% on the total amount
  • Cancellations received 0-10 days prior to arrival, NO REFUND will be paid
  • During the stay, if part cancellations are requested – a 1 x day retention fee is charged

CP - Inclusive Accommdation & Breakfast.