Norbu Ghang

Resort in Pelling

Sharing oblique views of Khangchendzonga, Norbu Ghang has two entrances and two personas. The 'Resort' places Sikkimese-style half-timbered duplex cottages amid exuberant gardens (very pretty but masking views). The upper 'Retreat' welcomes guests with inviting lounges, and the huge rooms come with fireplaces and corner-tub baths in what look like semi-detatched English houses dressed for a Tibetan fancy-dress party.

It's undoubtedly a pleasant place to stay, but as with many places in Pelling, the standard of finishing doesn't always tally with the hefty price tag.