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Glenburn Tea Estate

Certificate of Excellence
4.0 of 5
Dist. and Post Office Darjeeling, Darjeeling 734101, India
Glenburn Tea Estate
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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london
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We expected good things when half way from Bagdogra to the hotel the driver stopped at a lovely view point and laid out a fabulous tea including lovely china tea cups and delicious First Flush tea. The hotel is on a beautiful, peaceful working tea estate and has stunning views. We stayed in the Water Lilly bungalow and had a... More 

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Kolkata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic place, made even more so by the friendly people and high quality of service. I would recommend this place to anybody who wants to visit the hills and tea gardens of North Bengal. Three nights is a minimum recommendation but more the merrier. There are facilities for hikes and trails and fishing or just relaxing with a books from... More 

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Glenburn made us feel special from the moment we were collected from the airport...'first flush' tea served in China cups half way through the 3hr journey to reach the estate! There was a warm welcome on arrival and our room enormous with great views. The food excellent and meeting other people at dinner made for good conversations. The Himalayas were... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had high hopes of Glenburn and it certainly did not disappoint.. What a fantastic place to relax for a few days. We had a beautiful big room with a balcony overlooking the tea plantation and with fabulous views of the mountains on the couple of occasions they actually appeared through the very unseasonable haze. Everything about Glenburn is immaculate,... More 

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GlenburnLuxuryHotel, Manager at Glenburn Tea Estate, responded to this review

Dear Anne B, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a complimentary review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at Glenburn and that we lived up to your high expectations. We know that 'it's all in the details' such as a refreshing lime juice mid-walk or a picnic to break the... More 

Bern, Switzerland
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149 reviews 149 reviews
65 hotel reviews
422 helpful votes 422 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a relaxing, luxurious four nights here being pampered and nursed back to health after a disastrous five nights with the appalling Shakti Village walks in neighbouring Sikkim. Rooms - Four suites are located in the original building (along with the dining and sitting rooms) and four, including ours in the more recent Water Lily Bungalow (where lunch, breakfast... More 

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GlenburnLuxuryHotel, Manager at Glenburn Tea Estate, responded to this review

Dear Wucie, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with such valuable feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you left feeling revived and refreshed. Thank you also for your kind comments about our staff. Regarding the breakfasts, it would be great to hear any suggestions as to... More 

Wallingford, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
27 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My 19 year old son, Archie, and planned a trip to India during his gap year to visit Darjeeling, where my Grandmother was born and my Great-Grandfather is buried. When TripAdvisor rated Glenburn as the no 1 hotel, I booked 3 nights and over the next few months, Darlene Khan was very helpful in helping us plan our time to... More 

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GlenburnLuxuryHotel, Manager at Glenburn Tea Estate, responded to this review

Dear Harry C, Wow! What a fantastic review. To know that we are the best hotel that you have stayed in is beyond brilliant. It was an absolute pleasure to have you and Archie with us at Glenburn. You were wonderful guests and we are so thrilled that you both had such a great time here. You really made the... More 

Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Any duration at Glenburn Tea Estate is wonderful experience however to fully appreciate it 3 days would be your ideal minimum. Full of grace and charm, a step back in time to experience boutique luxury in the cool green Himalayan hillside overlooking on a clear day the snow capped mountain of Kachendzonga the 3rd highest mountain in the world. The... More 

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GlenburnLuxuryHotel, Manager at Glenburn Tea Estate, responded to this review

Dear travellerwoman08, How fantastic to read your review of your time at Glenburn. It sounds like you really appreciated and understood what Glenburn is all about - understated luxury, relaxation and nature at its best. Our hardworking team of chefs will be thrilled to know that you found the food so delicious and the big communal dinners are an integral... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

So this must have been one of our favourite hotels till date, and seems like it is going to stay that way. Everything about Glenburn is to make you feel special and cared for. From the hostess, to the staff and the numerous little things they do to make everything feel perfect. Like when they send sandwiches to the airport... More 

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GlenburnLuxuryHotel, Manager at Glenburn Tea Estate, responded to this review

Dear missusKC, Thank you so much for such a complimentary review. We are thrilled to know that you felt pampered and special during your time with us at Glenburn and that you appreciated the attention to detail that goes into each part of our guests' 'Glenburn Experience'. A very important part of the Glenburn ethos is that we try to... More 

Wetherby, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

6 days of sheer bliss a wonderful 5 star boutique hotel in the middle of the tea estate, the hotel is the old plantation house, very friendly helpful staff, wonderful food, outstanding massages, brilliant walks through estate villages, picnics by the small river, camp by the larger river and fish all night if you want too. Outstanding service, beautiful rooms,... More 

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GlenburnLuxuryHotel, Manager at Glenburn Tea Estate, responded to this review

Dear Charlie K, It was an absolute pleasure to have you with us. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you found our staff so outstanding - your kind remarks will be passed onto the team. It’s also great to hear that you enjoyed all the activities on offer - you certainly made the most of your time... More 

Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Did you ever wonder how things were in the "old days" for the rich and famous! A getaway from the heat of the plains? I found out and loved it. This place has the old fashioned charm with the modern day conveniences. We spent 5 days in September and loved every minute of it. I would like nothing better than... More 

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GlenburnLuxuryHotel, Manager at Glenburn Tea Estate, responded to this review

Dear KiraMexico, How wonderful to read your review. We’re so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Glenburn and we were particularly thrilled to see your positive comments about the food and the rooms which we will pass on to our hardworking housekeeping and kitchen teams. It was a pleasure to have you both and we very much... More 

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