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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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Burntisland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were a 3 generation family group of 6, researching past links to Mineral Springs tea plantation in the late 19th/early 20th century. The selling point of the hotel is maintaining it's 1930's character. Coal fires lit in the evening when the temperature does drop, is so very comforting and hot water bottles in beds even more so. Spacious rooms... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were traveling on a budget but decided to splurge at this amazing hotel just for one night. After more than a few bad experienced throughout India up to that point (hey, it comes with the country), our stay here was five stars, full stop. The price tag might seem high, but you get what you pay for. Mind you,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Darjeeling itself is a bit dismal - like the Lake District (in Cumbria, UK) crossed with Camden Lock (London, UK) - but this hotel is comfortable and clean, and a good taking off point for journeys both further into the Himalayas, or back to Bagdogra and Delhi. It's warm (hot-water bottles and coal fires when needed) and friendly, and the... More 

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Bolzano, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this hotel has a unique atmosphere :it's like staying at your second home in the mountains, with those special feelings like watching at the family's photo album in good company;we stayed there 5 nights and we enjoyed everything and every moment:the excellent food (you can have both indian and continental ),the professional and friendly service of the staff,the tea of... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hot water bottles, coal fires, a wonderful position, great staff and no television. The hotel and its grounds are a haven. The 1930s' music playing softly when we sat down for dinner was perfect. That's where we were - way back when. From the hotel we took a shortish (15 minute) walk up the hill (from the terrace at the... More 

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Cheshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has the atmosphere last enjoyed during the days of the old empire. The staff are motivated by a director who really wants the guests to relive the days of the Raj. The location is perfect, though when we there the clouds hid the view. I would love to return some time and spend a longer time in this... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful three nights spent making friends over afternoon tea in the several lounge rooms of this marvelous old hotel. At first you wonder what all the fuss is about and then something happens and you relax .... No TV or radio to bother you , an open fire in your bedroom, dinner by candlelight . All meals are supplied plus... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I enjoyed our stay.We were in Darjeeling to see where our mother and grandmother went to school in the days of the Raj.The Windermere was very welcoming and soon found us a room with 2 beds instead of one large bed. This has happened before to us in India.... We had a large room with an open... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was a substitution for our original and we were enchanted by it. Immaculate and friendly service, a fire in our bedroom grate. Hot-water bottles if we need them! If we go back to Darjeeling we will stay at this quirky hotel, even with its child-height lavatory and lack of tea and coffee making facilities in the room (but... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A remarkable yet enjoyable step back in time. This hotel has much to commend it and we understand the attempts to maintain the hotel's heritage but it would score highly with just a small number of adjustments to bring it's service and facilities out of a bygone era. 1. Tea & coffee making facilities in rooms 2. Ability to open... More 

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