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“Dreamed Tea Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mancotta Chang Bungalow
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Dibrugarh
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Dreamed Tea Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

I went to India on a business trip and took 2 nights in Assam to relax ,recharge energy and to visit tea plantations and tea factories considering I am Assam tea adicted since ever.
All arrangements made by Purvi Discovery the owners of Mancotta Chang Bungalow where perfect, the guide nice helpfull and gentle, vehicles, tours were magnific I visited 2 factories, had 2 tea tasting sessions, took pictures with women working in the fields. The Bungalow is wonderfully located I could rest and relax, food was excellent, and the staff absolutely warm and polite at all times.
Only small detail I would suggest to do something about is change the old pipes as water comes out very rusted and it is not pleasant to shower or wash teeth with that bad taste and smell.
Rooms are very clean and huge.Great wi fi internet connection also.
If you want to have a real tea experience contact Purvi Discovery they will fullfill your dreams and more.
Breakfast was served in teh terrace facing tea fields in that moment you know that God exists!! it cant be more perfect!

Room Tip: all rooms are similar
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank romyana
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Purvi D, Manager at Mancotta Chang Bungalow, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear Sir,

Apologies for the late revert but we do value your inputs. We do get the pipes cleaned regularly but the problem is with the ground water which has a very high iron content. After reading your feedback we are reviewing this problem more regularly.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Paris, France
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41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2011

We stayed 2 nights at the Mancotta Chang Bungalow, owned by Manjoy and Vineeta Jalan through their company Purvi Discovery. The rooms on the first floor are magnificent, spotlessly clean and very spacious. The impressive Sal wood flooring covers the common area of the lounge and veranda as well as the bedroom and changing room we stayed in. The Guest Book had many comments on the excellence of the food and indeed the next two days proved that to be absolutely true. The cuisine was refined and inventive. The staff comes from Assam, Arunachal and Nagaland and they are all warm, helpful and efficient. There is no doubt in my mind that Vineeta Jalan's touch in every aspect of Mancotta's hospitality takes it from being "very good" to an "outstanding" experience. My only petty criticism is that the fine old bathtub in our suite rocks like a boat when you take a shower.
Clearly the British tea planters lived well as compensation for their isolated life. Now life is less isolated but the comfort and style remains.
This is not just the best place to stay in Assam but it must rank amongst the best places to stay in India.

Room Tip: The master bedroom on the first floor is unique.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank raypillai
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New Delhi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2010

Mancotta Chang Bungalow is a beautifully restored British Raj-era plantation manager's bungalow in the middle of tea gardens . It is ideal for people looking to escape from hectic and noisy urban life .
It is a small place with 4 very comfortable rooms ( the two on the first floor are huge as well ) and nice verandahs where you can put your feet up and rejuvenate your eyes looking at the tea gardens . The staff is very attentive and the food is wholesome and tasty .
Since the owners are tea planters , you will get a quick education on how tea is grown and manufactured . It also serves as a good staging point for Arunachal Pradesh , Nagaland and the rest of Upeer Assam . The owners also offer riding holidays .
Overall , a definite must unless you are looking for action of the city kind.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank hedgefund007
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Packwood, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2010

I spent two nights at the wonderful Mancotta Chang Bungalow, and it quickly became one of my all-time favorite places! The rooms (I stayed on the top floor) have been beautifully restored, while still retaining their historic character. The service and food were first rate, and a traveler can easily spend qualtiy time here sipping tea on the porch while looking out at the surrounding tea plantation. If you happen to be in the Dibrugarh area in eastern Assam, do yourself a favor and spend a night or two here!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tigertomPackwood
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Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2009

We stayed here as a start to our holiday in Assam. Its a great property, a former tea managers property. It lies within a tea garden so there are places to go and walk. Accomoodation and food was good, a place to get away from the noise and dirt of India

  • Liked — Location, food and cleanlessness
  • Disliked — price, quite expensive
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bangalorebob4
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Kyneton, Australia
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2007

Assam is not for the tourist. It is for the seasoned traveller. Remote from the rest of India, it has a special charm of its own. But don't expect to see many Europeans - if any.

After a brilliant 7-night cruise along the Brahmaputra with the Assam Bengal Navigation Company we finished in Dibrugah, and stayed in the Mancotta Chang Bungalow. And it was fabulous. We had a huge bedroom, a dressing room, massive bathroom-toilet (western toilet), two large sunrooms, a sitting room, dining room and balcony!

The bungalow is on stilts, and well over 100 years old. Why stilts, you ask? Becuase it made it easier to mount your elephant!

The food was superb - silver service restaurant quality, and served with all the style of a restaurant.

The place is situated on the edge of a massive tea garden, and we walked around the adjacent villages, discovering an India from a bygone era. The well maintained garden is gorgeous.

It was romantic, luxurious and wonderful. And I couldn't fault it in any way.

Mancotta Chang Bungalow is simply a slice of heaven - for those willing to go the distance. I have pics if people want to see them, but have not as yet downloaded them. Just contact me on johnm@adam.com.au

  • Liked — The ambience and setting
  • Disliked — It is extremely remote from the main Indian tourist trail.
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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11 Thank Darius4522
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Additional Information about Mancotta Chang Bungalow

Property: Mancotta Chang Bungalow
Address: Mancotta Road | Jalan Nagar, Dibrugarh 786001, India
Location: India > Assam > Dibrugarh
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Dibrugarh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mancotta Chang Bungalow 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Mancotta Chang Bungalow Hotel Dibrugarh
Mancotta Chang Bungalow Dibrugarh, Assam

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