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Windamere Hotel

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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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Sidney, Ohio
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is not the place to stay if you need modern amenities, but if you appreciate old school service and old world charm, then this is the place for you. We stayed in Darjeeling the last week in April -- it was unseasonably cold and rainy....and there were strong tremors from the Nepal quake. But, we didn't care. The nightly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What to say? Just stay there you will find and feel the difference of standard with other hotels,as they maintain. Unputdownable services. Awesome and authentic food. From pin to aeroplane their service, their management, their warm behaviour, cleanliness, house keeping are just extraordinary. It's bit expensive but its worth more than that. This September will be my 2nd visit. I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited here in last June. Such a poor hotel as they have rules for everything. They don't have tea coffee maker in rooms and don't serve tea in rooms after 8am as they have fix breakfast time till 9.30 am fix menu food for three times. It seems they are running a charity. Staff is not friendly. Good for... More 

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vadodara
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35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The windamere ,from the colonial times retains its old world charm .it has been maintained in the original style and hence the older section rooms have a charming ambience. So also the bar & lounge ,where a fire is lit every evening and the tea service is very nice with sandwiches cakes & hot scones served with jam & cream.... More 

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Bhopal, India
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel does not require a certificate to people who are still seeped in the glory and warmth of "Raj". An wonderful stay, delicious food lined with the fine aroma of Darjeeling Tea and home-baked savouries, and on top of all the location of the hotel overlooking the mall - sums up all. A must stay for the romantic tourists.

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got back after a 3 day trip to Darjeeling, the weather was fabulous and the drives to Mirik and Kalimpong were breathtaking. The Windamere, ostensibly the best hotel in town, steeped in history, great pedigree, outstanding location, and very charmingly laid had the worst accommodation i have ever stayed in. The rooms were dirty and run down, insect infested,... More 

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Mumbai
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89 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a place to be in!!! Just enjoyed our 3 days stay...for us it was value for the spend...though a bit more..a delightful experience. The rooms are large and clean..the staff is hospitable and truly cares for you. The dining area is excellent, with candles on the table and the most memorable part is the serving. They bring the food... More 

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Pali, India
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48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed here for 3 night in TINKERBELL COTTAGE. hotel situated near mall road. hotel is heritage property.Spacious rooms and bathrooms. service is excellent.i have no word to describe hotel beauty, all over its a great exp.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

From the moment you set foot into this enchanted hotel, you are transported to an era which in my view, was a more culturally enriching period. The rooms, service and ambience haven't changed a bit to the times in the mid nineties. The service is very warm and hospitable. The food could have been better. Having said that, the experience... More 

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patna
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Hotel Windamere is a heritage property and a colonial place.I really liked the practice of lighting of fire in the roomss and also the way the serve you the food. But the hotel is a bit boring,especially on the part that there is no paly room or clubhouse to keep people engaged.Moreover the food has no choice at all and... More 

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