If you expected a modern hotel you would be very disapointed, but that is what gives the Windamere it's charm. It is clean and comfortable, the fire in the bedroom was a nice touch and needed on an evening as it does get quite chilly. The food was good and plenty of it, when the menu says 'or' it really means 'and' you would not go away hungry. The views were spectacular when the mist cleared. The walk at dawn around Observatory Hill to view the Hymalaya's is worth it. We are not ones for shopping but enjoyed walking round the market stalls and shops in the Chowrasta, good bargins to be had. The Tibetian Self Help Centre is worth a visit and a must is a visit to a tea garden. If you get chance go to the zoo to see the snow leopards, they are fantastic. Take a jumper or jacket, as it can get cool.
- 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