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The Sood's Garden Retreat
Ranked #1 of 66 Kalimpong B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Nice place to stay. Outside the city. Just 800 mts away from main market. No hustle bustle around the Hotel. Cool & calm atmosphere around. Staff & service is really impressive. Rates can be bargained.

Room Tip: Try to Get the suit 101 or 102. which have a good view.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Stayed at the hotel for one night. Views are nice and the garden area is good but the food and chef are terrible. Insects, frogs and lizards in the dining area, cold food and a very limited selection.
Bathrooms very primitive with dirty towels and tiny soap bar. Not 3 star material.....

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

We lived for 2 days in Kalimpong . The room has nice view of the himalayas ( if the sky is clear).
The hotel is decent but I honestly felt its over priced for the facilities and food .
Food has very limited menu . There was no buffet breakfast .
There are lots of insects around so good night mat is a must .
The managment can definitely improve on the food menu ,cleanliness and other facilities

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

I dont know about other Hotels in Kalimpong, but i think this place is like this only. Small hotels and no Big Brand in Hotels present there. A small room was given with very little ventillation. We reached in evening and the room was little hot. AC was not there. Only a small table fan. No welcome drinks. Soaps in the washroom were missing. Washroom was very small and toilet jet was not working. Small bed. The good part was smiling staff and food was also fine. View from window was very nice. Stayed on 4th June'12

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Good Points:
Wonderful View from Room
Garden
Spacious Rooms
Good Housekeeping
Friendly and Helpful Staff

Drawbacks:
Highly priced against facilities provided.
Menu contains only North Indian and Chinese - The price is high but is tasty
Buffet Breakfast was the worst I ever had.

Room Tip: Deluxe Rooms/ Suite
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

We recently visited Sikkim and West Bengal and got an opportunity to stay at Sood’s Garden Retreat, Kelimpong. The experience was very good. The Resort is a very well maintained, clean, location is absolutely breath taking and the resort staff is most courteous. It is worth taking a walk to the Resort which is just 15 minutes away from the Kelimpong’s main market. You can see the clear views of mountains from the resort rooms. The resort owner Mr. Siddhant Sood looks after all the resort activities personally.

The food is very tasty and they serve it hot. They serve both veg and non-veg food. Although we found the food a bit expensive. But the taste made it worth spending a bit more. We wish we could spend some more days at Sood’s.

Contact details for Sood’s Garden Retreat, Kalimpong.
TeleFax: 91-03552-260321/260322
Reservations-+91 9733123113
Owner: Mr. Siddhant Sood URL: www.soodsgardenretreat.com

Staying at Sood’s was really good experience and would like to visit again, soon.

Santosh, Pune

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms have Mountain view. Bot the teriff is reasonable even for Deluxe rooms.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Sood's is located in the quaint little town of Kalimpong,WB, about 2 hours drive from Siliguri (Airport-Bagdogra). It's a small little hotel with about 20 rooms on 3 levels. Top floor is the ground floor flush with the road.The level 3 has the little restaurant with a limited menu of Indian and Chinese. The cook is excellent. Service is good.Rooms are quite spacious,clean and offer scenic beauty from the huge windows. Though The hotel is a tad expensive @ Rs,3500 plus taxes which includes breakfast.On a busy day, buffet is arranged but in off season it is as per your choice. It also has a Bar in the restaurant.
I have been to this retreat a couple of times on business as well as with my better half.Locationally it is beautifu.Not far from the market (about 1 km) but away from the humdrum.An orchid garden nearby is worth seeing.Delo garden is some distance away.One can do Rafting in the Teesta or Para Gliding or simply have a refreshing long walk on the curvaceous roads or in the hills.
Sood's is simple, not osetentateous and homely. I would love to revisit.A word of caution:Does not contain the usual trappings of Gym/Spa/Swimming Pool.

Room Tip: Higher floor offers good views.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Sood's Garden Retreat

Address: Rishi Rd | 8.5 Miles, Kalimpong 734301, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Kalimpong District > Kalimpong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 66 B&Bs / Inns in Kalimpong
Price Range: $39 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Sood's Garden Retreat 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
8.5 Miles is where you will find us, just 800 meters before the hustle and bustle of the market area set amidst nature with a breathtaking view, on the sunniest part of the hills. For whatever you have in mind you can't be better located. Near to all the site seeing interests. Laze on the rolling lawns or just admire the glory of the mighty Mt. Kanchenjunga from the restaurant, balconies or lawns. Let the children get naughty on the outdoor play area, swings and slides. ... more   less 
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