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.

“Sinclairs Retreat Dooars is magical” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sinclairs Retreat Dooars, Chalsa

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save
You added Sinclairs Retreat Dooars, Chalsa to your Saves list
Sinclairs Retreat Dooars, Chalsa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Chalsa Hill Top, Jalpaiguri 735206, India   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Jalpaiguri
Bombay
1 review
“Sinclairs Retreat Dooars is magical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010

We wanted a short and relaxing break in a quiet place and Sinclairs Retreat Dooars was just perfect.

The resort is built in complete harmony with nature and ideal for rest and rejuvenation. The staff are very friendly and always ready to help. They organised a trip to the forest with an elephant safari which was so much fun!

They also organised special yoga classes for us in the lawn which was very relaxing. We also took massages in the hotel's health club, and enjoyed a lot in the swimming pool.

The Manager recommended that we go gardening, so we learnt how to grow cherry tomatoes, brocolli, red cabbafe and unusual vegetables and aromatic plants. Malabar nut, basak and sevia are also grown and these are served as juice for their therapeutic properties (they served us the juice in the morning before breakfast).

The staffs' attention to detail is worth praising. They are always at your service, whatever time of the day. Even though the resort is huge, it is really well maintained. The huge parks are delightful, where you can spend time just sitting around and reading a good book.

The resort also has it's own cycling track. Unfortunately I didn't know how to cycle, but the staff actually taught me how to ride! I had a personal helper who was there to pick me up every time I fell down, and eventually she taught me how to cycle. That was really nice of her.

I had so much fun at Sinclairs Retreat Dooars, and would love to go there again. It is located in non-touristy place and is very peaceful. I'm a loyal customer to the Sinclairs Group, and they have never disappointed me!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sudhakaran, Manager-Sales at Sinclairs Retreat Dooars, Chalsa, responded to this review, July 21, 2011
Dear Madam,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit to Sinclairs Retreat Dooars. It is through valuable feedback from guests such as yourself that we are able to improve our products and services. We appreciate it a great deal.

We are elated that you found our staff to be extremely friendly and everything to be immaculate. We truly strive to keep the standards of our hotel to the highest level. Noticing that you enjoyed the acitvities, I want to mention that if you were to return we do have many avenues for entertainment such as night cricket, trekking, white water rafting, birdwatching and we organise picnics and trips to tea gardens too.

You indeed are our loyal guest and should you decide to visit us again it would be our pleasure to exceed your expectations once again.

Warm Regards.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

90 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    27
    46
    11
    4
    2
See reviews for
36
19
2
22
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (23)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

This is the place to be. Its in excellent location the best u can imagine. we visit there regularly in all our occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.

The room service is not there but every thing like massage, pool playground and the jungle safaris from here its beyond imagination. U can vote it more then any foreign locations.
The gardens and orchards all will make u spellbound.
Just dont complain about food, Its very average and I dont know why the owners are not taking care of it. For people coming from abroad its fine but Indians who prefer spicy will really feel down here. Hope their cook has to trained more.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sudhakaran, Manager - Sales at Sinclairs Retreat Dooars, Chalsa, responded to this review, July 21, 2011
Dear Sir,

We would like to express our appreciation to your taking the time to post a review on your stay at Sinclairs Retreat Dooars. We read every review very carefully and discuss as a mangement team.

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much. We agree with you that our location and close proximity to the wildlife forests is a terrific asset.

It was our pleasure to host you and we hope that you will be able to return in the near future.

Yours sincerely.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Patiala
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

The retreat is enormous, offering a gorgeous view of the lush beauty that surrounds it. With well-spaced out villas and winding pathways, it is an extremely relaxing getaway for those who wish to amidst nature herself. The rooms are aesthetically done up and spacious. The food is also worth noting. The retreat even has an ayurvedic spa and a library. Other recreational activities include a number of indoor and outdoor games, as well as excursions such as rock climbing which can be planned at the front desk. We had a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2010

I visited the Silclairs retreat Dooars with my family and friends.
This was my first visit to this hill top resort. the reception staffs were very warm and cordial. Manager Mr. Avijit Ghosh took personalized care of us.
The resort has about 60+ cottages spreaded over a huge area.
The resort is located at Chalsa Hill overlooking the Dooars Valley.You may enjoy it as a peaceful retreat or a base for exploring the natural attractions of the Dooars; or a convenient access point for adventurous trips.
You may chase the butterflies with your camera, listen to the chirping birds and feel how evening comes.
When we were there the reception hall was having a face-lift . With the renovation works around the serene atmosphere was somewhat disturbed. But the resort staffs did everything to make our stay pleasant.
Two things that you may expect and won't get are: Internet center(unless Mr. Ghosh offers his laptop) and room service.
Walking down to the restaurant from the cottage may be a problem during rains.
But overall, Chalsa Hilltop retreat is an amazing place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kolkata
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

The location and the whole setup and facilities is amazing

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Port Blair, India
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

Every part of this luxury resort emits tranquillity. The public spaces are no exception. On the second level of the building, guests can find the library with reading terrace. Books on culture, art, wildlife and history can all be found here. Take a dip in the swimming pool or have lunch on the surrounding deck. The pool is located in the heart of the gardens so the scenery is epic.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kolkata
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

The service in this hotel is unbelievable. We were made to feel as though we were long-loved family who had returned home. Everyone from the door greeters/bellmen to the beach guys to the dining room staff I must mention that the entire staff were wonderful. The location is terrific - the beach is beautiful. there are two pools: one for kids/noise and one for grown-ups/quiet. This was the best part that the resort offer two pools- So, that the elder could swim in peace atleast in the swimming pool- Dont feel offended, as i myself have two little brats.

Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sudhakaran, Manager - Sales at Sinclairs Retreat Dooars, Chalsa, responded to this review, July 21, 2011
Dear Sir,

It is our pleasure to have had the opportunity to host you at Sinclairs Retreat Dooars. We appreciate the feedback that you have provided.

We receive many compliments on the quality of service that is available to families when they stay here. Creating a memorable experience for children is something that we really focus on.

I have to agree with you that our location is one of our greatest assets for which we get numerable compliments.

We hope that you will be able to visit us again in the near future. Looking forward to welcoming you once again with our signature grace, warmth and care.

Kind Regards.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Sinclairs Retreat Dooars, Chalsa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sinclairs Retreat Dooars, Chalsa

Address: Chalsa Hill Top, Jalpaiguri 735206, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Jalpaiguri
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Jalpaiguri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sinclairs Retreat Dooars, Chalsa 3*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sinclairs Retreat Dooars located at Chalsa Hill Top in the Dooars region of West Bengal is spread over 20 acres of verdant green. Built in complete harmony with nature, the resort is ideal for those seeking rest, rejuvenation and adventure. The property has 66 rooms and three suites. These rooms and suites are in cottage style accommodation, with each cottage cluster having six rooms. The USP of our property is to 'come and live with nature'. The resort has a spa with steam and sauna, an olympic size swimming pool and a children's wading pool. It has its own organic farm with medicinal shrubs, flavouring herbs, exotic vegetables and aromatic plants. An air-conditioned multi-cuisine restaurant The Banyan Tree allows you to view the green while enjoying your meals. The Tusker Bar sets the ambiance for a cool evening where guests can enjoy drinks. The Bamboo Grove cafe is an epicurean delight and serves fresh and hot snacks. Recreational facilities croquet, cycling, table tennis, badminton, night cricket/football and billiards. A children's park and a library with a large number of books is available. The very essence of Dooars is its rich wildlife and exquisite flora and fauna which can be experienced in the reserve forests located nearby. The region is also famous for its lush tea gardens and is ideal for trekking, white water rafting and bird watching. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Despegar.com, Odigeo, Agoda and Hotels.com so you can book your Sinclairs Retreat Dooars, Chalsa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sinclairs Retreat Dooars, Chalsa Jalpaiguri, India - West Bengal

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Sinclairs Retreat Dooars, Chalsa, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.