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Bamboo Retreat Hotel
Ranked #8 of 126 Hotels in Gangtok
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 28, 2011

A delightful very clean and well run hotel situated at the top of a hill with surroundng countryside views. Pretty, but basic, bedrooms and good food - served outside, weather permitting.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 20, 2011

Bamboo retreat is build like a Tibetan Monastery. It is beautiful and on a beautiful location. All rooms are different and I was very lucky to get the Bamboo room in light greens. Each front room has a balcony with stunning view over Gangtok, the valley and mountains. Service was excellent and great food! This resort is not in Gangtok, but in Rumtek, one hour drive from Gangtok. On walking distance from the Rumtek monasteries (2 hours hike) and Bobbita, a nice lady working in the resort walked with us to show us the way through the fields.
If you like some time off from the heat of the rest of India, this is the perfect place to go.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled solo
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1  Thank Malkia
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rumtek, Guest Relations Manager at Bamboo Retreat Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2011

Respected Madam
" Greetings from Bamboo Retreat. Thank you so much for your nice comments which we honestly appreciate and take the privilege and oportunity to write a response. It is our great pleasure to let you know that the Government has sanctioned the finance,to repair the road, which has already started with full swing. Now the distance from Gangtok to Bamboo Retreat will be only 30 minutes drive which we are very proud to let you know. We are really glad and proud to know that you had a wonderful stay with us and we look forward to hosting you in coming days."
With Warm Regards.

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Reviewed October 23, 2010

This is a lovely retreat across the valley from Gangtok. This small hotel was built according to the principles of Feng Shui, between two streams and facing the mountains. Unfortunately, there is no view of the Kachengunga from the hotel, but nonetheless, the views are lovely. The food and service are excellent. I particularly enjoyed the mint tea, with fresh mint from the extensive gardens. The rooms are very nicely appointed with balconies overlooking the mountains. The mattress was pretty hard and the towels tired, but everything else was very nice. There are no TVs in the room, which I liked, but a common room with TV for those who can't bare to be without. There is a common tea/coffee area with filtered water, making it easy for self service. The staff will arrange village walks and lunch at a local home. The cultural performance they offer is so-so. There are excellent hikes from the retreat so there is no need to use a car while you are there unless you want to go into Gangtok. They offer an excellent herbal bath, but no massage therapies.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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1  Thank trvladdict
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bambooretreat, Owner at Bamboo Retreat Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2012

Massage Therapy is now available upon prior notice:
We offer 60 - 90 minutes of Ayurvedic, Thai or Classic Massages by an Ayurvedic Dr. and his personally trained assistants.

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Reviewed May 20, 2010

A small cosy place in the heart of Gangtok. Most conveniences are within walking distances. The best part about the stay is that the hotel and its staff, right from the housekeeping to the Owner, treat you as their family member and no request is answered with a 'NO'. It may not have the typical glitz and razzmattaz of a upmarket hotel like a spacious reception or a conceirge desk, etc., but any assistance you may require is arranged for.
To top it all, the valley facing rooms give you one of the best possible views of the Kanchenjunga range.
We couldn't have asked for anything else.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 2, 2009

The steps approaching the entrance to the Bamboo Resort are flanked with aromatic flowers and vegetables that will be served in tonights dinner - the melodic and beautiful Tibetan Incantations that float through the air welcome and you know you have arrived at a very special destination.Each morning you will be welcomed to breakfast with the delicate scent of incense, a happy smile from the staff and that ever present beautiful chant in the background.
Each hike through the rice paddies resulted in a new experience of the warm and inviting people, their homes and incredible scenery.
We stayed a week but the Bamboo Resort was a magical experience that will live forever in my memory.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank banjogirl
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Reviewed September 22, 2009

My wife and I stayed at the Bamboo Resort at the end of October 2008 for a few days of vacation. We truly liked the cozy hotel, our room (each room is decorated differently), the delicious food and the fabulous service provided by Helen and her staff. We hope to be back soon and enjoy the unique and relaxing atmosphere. Tom

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled with family
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1  Thank TC_8008CH
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Reviewed March 31, 2017
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  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled with friends
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Address: Rumtek Block - Sajong, Gangtok 737101, India
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Location: India > Sikkim > East Sikkim > Gangtok
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 126 Hotels in Gangtok
Price Range: $69 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bamboo Retreat Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome! Set in three acres of paddy fields and bamboo groves with wonderful views of the Himalayan mountains bordering Tibet, Bamboo Retreat is a quiet and interesting place to base yourself on your Sikkim explorations. We offers special and quiet accommodations in the midst of nature. Facilities: 15 individually decorated rooms with attached western-style bathrooms, diverse international and ethnic cuisines, workshops, meditation, herbal soaks and, upon prior notice, Ayurvedic massages on offer. The star of the house is a wonderfully authentic top floor meditation room, complete with traditional Buddhist altar and glass windows looking out to mountains. A perfect place for your own yoga or meditation practice, or an introduction to meditation can be arranged. Herbal Soaks: There's also a special room for herbal baths - soak in one infused with lemongrass from the garden, lit by candle light and with a relaxing herbal tea. Day Trips can be arranged to visit nearby Lepcha-villages, monasteries, lakes or view-points. ... more   less 
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