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Windamere Hotel

Observatory Hill, Darjeeling 734101 India
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#15 of 181 hotels in Darjeeling
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.
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Free parking
Free internet
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
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Airport transportation
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Bar / lounge
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
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Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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R0binR wrote a review Mar 2020
Ludlow, United Kingdom47 contributions10 helpful votes
A wonderful experience, especially the evening Dining. The staff were great and the atmosphere delightful. Spoilt by rooms that were cold on arrival and should have been warmed before. No one on duty at night when food poisoning required medical attention after 5 hrs of struggle! A little more thought and this is a must place to visit. As said the staff were excellent..
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: If arriving as the season commences, make sure the rooms are warmed prior to arrival.
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laneyeh wrote a review Mar 2020
cheshire england7 contributions2 helpful votes
I Expected old colonial and that is what we had. but the room was dark and we had to leave the electric heaters on to be comfortable. No bathrobes available which was a pain. Food was ok and service was good although some of the staff did not have a clue re. what was expected ie pouring white wine into warm glasses. when we mentioned this we were told "oh, the glasses have just been washed". it was a different experience not entirely pleasurable
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sara H wrote a review Jan 2020
Alvsjo, Sweden9 contributions6 helpful votes
We were really looking forward to this fancy afternoon tea we had booked. First of all it was really hard to come in contact with them to make a booking. They never answered what time we should arrive and I sent two emails asking. It wasn’t much of afternoon tea, scones where dry, the cream was frozen and the cakes were dry. For the price you pay you do expect Newley baked scones and cakes. Service was okay but nothing extra. I would say it’s not worth the price and it feels like they still are living on a old reputation.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dr.Ajay Budhwar wrote a review Dec 2019
Amritsar, India510 contributions75 helpful votes
Hotel dates back to old time but its just ok ok. Price is too high when you compare hotel. Rooms are named to different people who stayed in hotel. Although its different experience to stay in such a colonial style but still price is on the higher side.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Niels wrote a review Dec 2019
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The whole experience was very bad! Cakes and finger sandwiches were dry/old, tea was made of too many leafs (making a first flush darjeeling tea taste of “tannin acid” and very dark orange), the room was in decay (like the rest of the hotel) and the waiters did not explain what they served nor spoke very good English - customer service was at its lowest. We were out after just 20min. Compared to other hotels and tea cafes in the city, on top of the bad experience described above, very expensive. All in all - DON’T go! Maybe the ‘70s had been a more beneficial time to visit the hotel...
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
US$207 - US$864 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Windamere Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Windamere Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Mahakal Temple (0.2 km), Happy Valley Tea Estate (0.5 km), and Dali Monastery (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Windamere Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Windamere Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Windamere Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Windamere Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sonam's Kitchen, Tom & Jerry's, and Himalayan Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Windamere Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Windamere Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Windamere Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Windamere Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Darjeeling.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Windamere Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Windamere Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tinchuley Village (11.2 km) and Rabindra Bhavan (13.1 km).