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Windamere Hotel

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Observatory Hill, Darjeeling 734101, India
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Invergowrie, Dundee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After three hours on a winding mountain road from Bagdogra it was heaven to arrive at the Windamere Hotel and be greeted by a traditional afternoon tea, with cream scones and, of course, Darjeeling tea, served in a cosy lounge. The rooms are charming in an old-fashioned way. My bedroom had an open fire, which was lit in the evenings,... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best location in Darjeeling, delightful cozy country house atmosphere, charming old-fashioned rooms, excellent attentive service, wonderful meals in candlelight and fireplace-lit dinging room, lovely garden

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I only popped in one evening for a gin and tonic, but this hotel deserves a visit. The lovely cosy lounge with open fire was just what I needed. A real treat and proper establishments of Darjeeling. The photo albums of Christmases gone by are fascination :)

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Bern, Switzerland
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149 reviews 149 reviews
65 hotel reviews
386 helpful votes 386 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Darjeeling’s heritage Windamere hotel is one of the most unique and memorable hotels we’ve ever stayed in. While it may not be the most luxurious or striking and the food and decor are somewhat dated, its location on top of Darjeeling’s Observatory Hill is second to none (and much nicer than the Elgin’s), its staff are lovely, the grounds and... More 

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Paris, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second stay at the windamere, for me it's the most wonderful hotel, the hotel is so Nice,you feel like you're at home.the staff is very professional and Nice. The food at the restaurant is amazing! If you stay in darjeeling you must go to the windamere!!!!

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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bangkok
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 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
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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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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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