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Glenburn Tea Estate

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Dist. and Post Office Darjeeling, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Glenburn Tea Estate
Ranked #1 of 78 hotels in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why do people comment so much on the "difficult" car journey to Glenburn? While the drive from Bagdogra airport to the Tea Estate can be a bit chaotic at times it is rather typical for India and by no means "scary". It also offers spectacular scenery. Glenburn itself is very peaceful and very beautiful. Simply wonderful to go for walks,... More

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htglen, Owner at Glenburn Tea Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, as the previous ones about Jenni and the road conditions have been a bit tough to respond to. I know how amazing Jenni has been for Glenburn these past 2 seasons and we will miss her dearly when she returns to her "normal" life after June. I hope people dig deeper to read... More

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place in a lovely setting. The long and difficult drive from the airport was made worse by our driver taking risks overtaking on a very scary and bumpy mountain road. I told him to be sensible in no uncertain terms on our return to the airport and he did respond positively. Our room was stylish and... More

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htglen, Owner at Glenburn Tea Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on your recent trip to Glenburn. I am happy to hear praise for some of our staff, and would like to mention that Jenni, our hostess at Glenburn for the past 2 years, has consistently received positive reviews from our guests, so I am surprised to hear your comments, and can only suggest that perhaps... More

Barga, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think I can understand now, having spent 4 nights here, the diversity of views expressed about this place. Are you expecting a hotel (as billed) or someone's second home for a country house weekend? Glenburn has some wonderful features - the air, the views, the working tea estate/garden, the ever helpful staff, the tranquility, the history, large rooms. But... More

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htglen, Owner at Glenburn Tea Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Glenburn and sincere apologies for any aspects that fell short of your expectations. We are working on a reliable wifi solution and I have addressed our attempts at solving this in another response so will not detail it again here! The silver plated cutlery is re-plated every year during our low season in August,... More

London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to stay if you are in the region and I very nearly gave it five stars, but felt it was slightly let down by minor shortfalls in the quality if the room maintenance and the servicing of the rooms. It is situated about 1000m lower than Darjeeling, so when we were there the weather was... More

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Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were grateful to be able to unpack our bags for three whole nights at the end of our three week tour of Nepal, Sikkim Province and West Bengal.Yes, the journey up to Glenburn was a little on the scary side, but no more so than our travels of the previous few days. But it was well worth it to... More

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London, UK
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

After a hellish 3 hour drive, you arrive in heaven. Glenburn is close to being perfection, where attention to detail is everything. The food is excellent, the setting unbeatable, and you are spoilt for choice as to how you spend your time there. It is quite atmospheric in the hills so do expect some mists and cool evenings........which are of... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

One of the few places that actually ends up being even better than the website makes it look. The location, with the views of the Kanchenjunga, is hard to beat. Many places offer clean mountain air, but the whole setting here is stunning with its colonial feel, super efficient staff, and unimaginable attention to detail. The hostess jenni and Sanjay... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Had a short nice stay at Glenburn. Weather in June was much warmer than what it is in Darjeeling. Service is personalized. Day picnics and walks through the estate was enjoyable. The big insects and flies that emerged every evening bothered a lot. Maybe something can be done to prevent these from coming into every room and even the dining... More

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Houston, Texas
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22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The ride was very exciting, scenic, interesting and part of the charm...The hilltop tea estate was a wonder of wonders..the flowers, the vegetable gardens, the herb gardens, the winding trails, the view, the food, the rooms....WOW to all...The tea estate manager Sanjay was attentive and gracious. He is quite a fisherman too! Jenny the hotel manager was funny, kind and... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

It's a long drive in but one arrives at the most lovely hilltop estate hotel. It's amazing to me how so much comfort and good food can be produced in a remote setting. We were greeted and ushered into the lovely cozy sitting room with a fire in the fireplace. I sunk into the cushions with a drink. The guests... More

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Also Known As:
Glenburn Tea Estate Hotel Darjeeling
Glenburn Tea Estate West Bengal
Glenburn Tea Estate Hotel
Address: Dist. and Post Office Darjeeling, Darjeeling 734101, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Darjeeling
#2 Family Hotel in Darjeeling
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Glenburn Tea Estate 3.5*

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