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Windamere Hotel

Observatory Hill, Darjeeling 734101, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Undoubtedly one of the best place I ever stayed in. We enjoyed our stay a lot.... The ambience was too too good. .. truly stunning. A historical place with nice scenery. Lovely people at yr service. Loved it !!!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights in February with my mother and it was great! I called the hotel so many times to make sure about the booking and other details and the staff mr.Tenzin was very helpful and was never annoyed with my calls When I arrived I was even more impressed with the place the location is great it's clean... More 

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sault ste marie
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though the Windamere is quite expensive do not expect it to be luxurious as a Maharaja's Palace. The room fee includes 4 meals a day, including afternoon tea of scones and Madiera cake, which makes it more reasonable. The Windamere is like being in a time warp, taking you back to the days before Indian independence, when bachelor tea planters... More 

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New Delhi, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel on 23rd and 24th Jan 2015.The location is perfect ...can see the mall and the surrounding area perfectly.The service is excellent...rooms are great.Staff is very helpful I was a bit disappointed with the food that they served for lunch and dinner.Not much variety in the Indian meals they served. Indian meals were not very tasty also.... More 

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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

After a day of hiking around, visiting tea plantations, the toy train, and local shops, we were cold and tired. We made our way to the Windamere Hotel for their High Tea around 4:30 pm. As we arrived, another hiker was joining us for the same experience. The cost was 600 Rupees a person. We were escorted to a sitting... More 

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Portland, oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

A knock on our door on Christmas morning at the Windamere in Darjeeling. Delivery of tea in a cozy and stockings with presents accompanied by the staff singing carols at our doorstep. That night a great meal capped off by service of Christmas pudding piped into the dining room by bagpipes. Countless other pleasantries and interesting guests from all over... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is an update from previous review. I spent Xmas and New Year at this hotel.The service, warmth and ambience is great.Staff very attentive and smiling. The majority of rooms and lounges all have coal fires which adds to the atmosphere and warmth of the buildings.During the festive season there is entertainment in the lounge each evening prior to dinner.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This hotel was developed for British tea planters and their guests and maintains its traditions including accommodations in two-story, small buildings; three dining room meals and high tea are included in the rate. The hotel provided box breakfasts or lunches if one were leaving early or would be away at midday. Staff are usually accommodating. The well kept grounds are... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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12 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If Darjeeling is on your list of places to visit (which it absolutely should be because it's beautiful and quite unlike the rest of India), and you appreciate tradition, you should stay at the Windamere. Staying at the Windamere feels as if you've entered a place untouched by the harshness of modernity - with roaring fireplaces, black and white photographs... More 

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

In the evening a coal fire is lit in your room, a hot water bottle put in the bed. Tea and tiny triangular sandwiches are served in the afternoon, lunch and dinner of an English dish and an Indian dish is announced with a gong and the whole place is presided over in suitably imperial fashion by a lady originally... More 

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Address: Observatory Hill, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Location: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Windamere Hotel Darjeeling
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Darjeeling
#4 Family Hotel in Darjeeling

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