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Newmarket, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a 4 hour drive from Bagdogra airport, mainly dodging people and trucks celebrating the feast of Saraswati, we arrived at this relic of the Raj, I thought I was on the set of Indian Summers. Loved the experience. Comfortable, welcoming. The dining room serves a set meal to everybody so no choice but was good. Also sighted the Himalayas,...

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Mijas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights and had an amazing time. The room was excellent, the staff a joy to be with, and the management as helpful as can be. We had a problem with a broken suitcase and the management went out of their way to help us find another with the aid of our guide....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I travelled with my daughter's in-laws. We really did not know what to expect as my research had been done only through Tripadvisor and so was unaware of the layout of the whole property. Our flight was late and so we arrived later than expected around 9pm. It was quite cold but we were given a warm...

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Muscat, Oman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is a wonderful property from the good ol' colonial days and has been painstakingly maintained. It is located very conveniently beside the mall and has a great view of the mountains and hence appropriately priced. No complaints in the quality department but I have a bone to pick when it comes to the staff. They are very ill...

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mumbai
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We stayed in Windamere from 13th Jan till 16th Jan '17 and Elizabeth and her entire team ensured we had a very memorable stay. My daughter and father were celebrating their birthdays and everyone wished them and gave us a cake which was delicious. We had the meal plan and the dining room took us back few decades as the...

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The Windamere is a well maintained hotel where time has stopped. From the decor to the music, from the Christmas Cabaret show to 5 pm tea time with new friends - we felt that we stepped into a different time. We met a number of very interesting people. The food was pretty good and gave guests a sampling from both...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 January 2017

It was our first trip to the Windamere, and we left delighted with the fantastic service, the friendly staff who always went an extra mile, and the delicious food. The Christmas Day dinner was one of the best evenings of my life. Our family of four including 2 teenagers were surprised again and again with the warmth of the staff....

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Stayed in Windamere from 26th to 29th December 2016. Everything here is perfection glorified....right from the staff, the room, the view, the food, the ambience...all ably led by GM Elizabeth and Asstt. GM Shubana. The best part is the option in food....I had one of the best Quiche and Caramel custard at Windamere. The staff is very cooperative and I...

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Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This quintessential Raj-era hotel is all about the ambiance and taking its guests back in time. For that it is to be commended and has few serious competitors, but it is beginning to look a bit frayed around the edges. The staff cannot be faulted and go out of their way to be excellent hosts. The rooms are charmingly comfortable...

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Jamshedpur, India
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

My wife & I just returned from our annual visit to Darjeeling, or should I say annual visit to Windamere as our stay in this unique hotel is the main focus of our visit. Of course, the majestic Kanchenjunga naturally takes precedence over everything else! Once again, we were treated to a level of welcome and attention which we have...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Windamere Hotel

Address: Observatory Hill, Darjeeling 734101, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling
Price Range: €149 - €243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Windamere Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Windamere Hotel Darjeeling
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Darjeeling
#3 Luxury Hotel in Darjeeling
#5 Family Hotel in Darjeeling
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