On Observatory Hill the views of the Himalayas are stunning. As for the hotel, it is like a time warp as everything from the light switches to the fireplaces/ hot water bottles in the beds is as it obviously was in the 1930s. The food is either very English and also Raj curries or both if you can eat it all. Tea at 4pm consists of cucumber sandwiches with crusts off, cake and Darjeeling tea (No milk or sugar please!) The staff very keen to please and the waiters wear white gloves to serve the food. If you want to go back and see hoe the Raj lived including the tea planters then this is the place to go. Take a trip on the "Toy Train"!
- 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