We were a group of 22 and we stayed there for 4 nts from 27 th oct till 1 st nov. we were given the Observatory house, and Ms Suhana the manger was there to greet us and check us in personally, the furniture is a bit dated, as many reviews had said, but that is what helps in creating the atmosphere of the place, you are transported to the time of the Raj and a glimpse of how the British lived in India with there fancy High Tea and waiters serving with white gloves, the gardens, the small nooks , terraces, picket fences, I can go on and on. You are transported to another world and as Windamere is on top of a hill, clouds keep coming in and gives a very beautiful look to it. The Tea at Windamere is really great, we would keep requesting for it on all odd times of the day, and we're served graciously, BTW they never charged us for even 1 cup ! As the tariff is full board. Enchanting place to go, I will for sure be back there whenever I can and will recommend this House ( not a Hotel ) to anyone who is a fan of the Raj. The staff was always very polite, we were a bit loud as we had a lot of children but it was always service with a smile by the staff. We had absolutely no complains at all. Thanks Ms Suhana for making this Holiday so memorable for all of us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are one of the oldest (and prize winning) Colonial Hotels in India - with reviews from the Asia Pacific National Geographic Magazine and The Sunday Times of London. We offer truly authentic and original suites from the colonial tea planter days, with absolutely FULL BOARD (4 MEALS PER DAY). Our hotel is world renowned, with many famous film stars and other celebrities finding a path to our door. Truly a "destination and not just another hotel". It is like being invited as a private guest and asked to stay and relax for a few days. We are aptly described as "one of the last Colonial Homes in the World". We have both Colonial Suites & Cottages, as well as standard and superior accommodation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Windamere Hotel Darjeeling