We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Glenburn Tea Estate

Certificate of Excellence
Dist. and Post Office Darjeeling, Darjeeling 734101, India
Glenburn Tea Estate
Write a Review

174 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    144
    19
    6
    2
    3
See reviews for
32
85
13
2
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (51)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (174)
  • Mar-May only
    (51)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (36)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (41)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (46)
All months
Preston, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
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
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
65 hotel reviews
386 helpful votes 386 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Wallingford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
26 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 12
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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
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
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
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
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
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 

Wells, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We had been travelling for days,across bumpy dusty almost non existent Indian roads. We had stayed in some interesting hotels but nothing quite prepared us for The Glenburn. To call it an hotel doesn't seem right,it's Colonial charm and quiet demeanour makes it feel as though Brigadier Brown and his lady wife may stroll along at any moment! Instead we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
GlenburnLuxuryHotel, Manager at Glenburn Tea Estate, responded to this review

Dear stephanie b, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a positive review on TripAdvisor. We are extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found Glenburn and its surroundings so tranquil and relaxing after your days of travelling. Our talented team of chefs and gardeners were particularly pleased... More 

london
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed for three nights over the xmas period and enjoyed every moment of our stay. The hotel is situated right in the middle of a large tea plantation and has wonderful views wherever you look. We were a party of two couples and stayed in a separate house just below the main house. The rooms were huge and beauifully... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
GlenburnLuxuryHotel, Manager at Glenburn Tea Estate, responded to this review

Dear radral, How fantastic to hear that you had such a great time during your stay with us at Glenburn, particularly on the hikes and the day trip to Darjeeling. We are so grateful that you have taken the time to write such a complimentary review. It was particularly nice to hear that you enjoyed the food so much -... More 

alamo
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

this is a old world british style guest home /country estate in th himalayas in india --you are treated like persoanl guest of the family -- you wake up to bird calls from the mist announcing dawn ==tea and cookies arrive as bed tea --such a treat --we all eat together at dinner to share thr events of our day... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
GlenburnLuxuryHotel, Manager at Glenburn Tea Estate, responded to this review

Dear AlamoGram, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Glenburn and thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor - we really appreciate it! We hope to welcome you back to Glenburn in the future. In the meantime, have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy 2015. With... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

236 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (235)
Viewed
View from room (18)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (43)
Viewed
Dining (21)
Viewed
Room/suite (43)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
0:40
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (100)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question