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The Sood's Garden Retreat
Ranked #1 of 61 Kalimpong B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Nice homely stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

I stayed with my wife for just a night in December 2013 and was a good stay. I happened to meet the owner as well who is very welcoming and down to earth person. The room was spacious with a nice view of the hills with big windows. Room was nicely furnished and comfortable. They have a small nice garden as well. Hotel is easily locatable and is just on the main road before reaching the city. Definitely recommended hotel.

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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Raipur, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

This place is an average hotel to stay if you are there for a day then this hotel is ok specially staff is good and helpful but there is no garden to have a treat, This garden is pretty small me and my wife had a great time with their cat Suri which we will never forget.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Diptesh14
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

A perfect place to lodge in-one line which may define Sood's Garden Retreat;a taveller's must-be addrress at Kalimpong.Our short stay at this place was a memorable one.Undoubtably,the best hotel in Kalimpong was a few steps away from the main city area.The speciality about the rooms are that you can adorn yourself by sitting on the sofa by the window with a warm cupper in your hand and have a gorgeous view of the Himalayas.Besides,the rooms were well-furnished and highly spacious and comfortable provided with efficient room heaters.The service is another thing to note down.The pekinese-eyed stewards are ever-smiling and will attend to attend to your needs with your word.Food was a pleasure to the stomach, as promised by Tripadvisor to be the best restaurant in Kalimpong.Children may consider this place their paradise as there are 'Gardens' as promised by the name of the 'Retreat' which are decorated with flowers of different colours & nature.So don't forget to carry your badminton rackets!

Room Tip: Try to get rooms on the upper floors as they provide a more beautiful view of the Kanchenjunga.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

Nestled in the lap of mother nature, with clouds hustling down from the mountain tops to greet you, is one picture-perfect backdrop of the resort. We had stayed in this beautiful property on the first night of this New Year and I have no qualms in admitting that the stay really gave a charming start to the New Year. A personal thanks to Mr Sidhdhant Sood, the owner of the resort for upgrading our Super Delux booking to the Suites. The rooms were very comfortable and cozy with a picturesque surrounding outside. The staff were very prompt, co-operative and always ready to help with a smile. Food was one thing I wish were better. Veg offering was better than the Non-veg stuff, which was a surprise for a resort owned by a Punjabi!!! And the dessert was a real let-downer. But, overall, a great experience; aptly justifying its tagline. If its Kalimpong Sood's gotta be your address.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sandyroyc
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Siliguri, India
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

Thanks to the Management of the Hotel.
Service, Food, Cleanliness, Room, View........................................
Everything is perfect.
Mr.Siddhant, the owner of the property is a gentleman by nature.
Reception Manager Mr.Manzil is very friendly & cooperative.
Room Service was done by Mr.Saroj, who would never say no to anything.

Two of us stayed for a night. We wish we had more time to stay there.
If you love a quiet place away from the hustle bustle of the city, it is a perfect area.
For fitness freaks, there is a well equipped gym with a trainer.
Food is just amazing. Portions are more than one can think of. Be careful not to order too much.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

Me and my wife stayed here for a day and I must say the service is just too good...the food quality and taste was matching the taste of food we have back at our home in Delhi...!!.. The rooms are also pretty spacious and airy too !! Kudos to team Sood's garden retreat team :-)

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

We (self and wife) arrived at the hotel on 27th night. I had booked a Standard room through Cleartrip. However the manager offered me a semi deluxe suite without any extra cost. Sweet. The room was very spacious and neat. The room had a view overlooking the valley. Bathrooms were clean. However we faced some problem with the geyser which was sorted out eventually. The food served in the restaurant was simple and tasty. The staffs were well behaved and humble. The room used to get too chill at night as there is no sun ray reaching the room nor the room has got a warmer. Its a bit far from the kalimpong market. Overall a good place

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: The Sood's Garden Retreat
Address: Rishi Rd | 8.5 Miles, Kalimpong 734301, India
Location: India > West Bengal > 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 61 B&Bs / Inns in Kalimpong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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