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Mumbai
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Theye were booked on one of the days I wanted so their GM Shovana Rai suggested Ivanhoe House owned by them, nearby. By the way - DO NOT BOOK VIA TRAVELGURU-- they will cause a lot of mess and trouble for you. Visited Windamere. They were very very gracious and welcoming. Happened to meet and had a good chat with...

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Toronto
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Windamere has an incredible location on Observatory Hill above the main square of Darjeeling and just below the Mahakal Madir temple. The historical raj era property is spread over several buildings where the rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable and full of period furniture and artwork; very authentic, right down to the coal burning fires which are lit for...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with my Mother,who cannot walk long distances and has vision problems and her caretaker for some work,We are originally from Darjeeling but since we don't live there and I had always wanted to stay in Windamere,I booked Little Peppers cottage there. It was one of the Best hotel stays ever😇it's an experience that I and my Mother will...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had gone as a family back in 2008, it was an amazing place. Food was included in our hotel cost, and i must say they have excellent food. Such variety and new cuisines they serve. We loved the food. The place is very well kept and nice.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had long dreamed about staying at the Windamere - my mother was born in Darjeeling 80 years ago and so finally I made it to the town and to the hotel that had figured so large in our lives. I had been warned not to expect luxury but what I actually got was far, far superior to that. It...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming setting and delightful chintzy rooms with fires lit in rooms in evening and hot water bottles in beds. However, charm only goes so far and much more attention needs to be given to quality of food and service. It was chilly at night when we were there but dining room and bar were not kept warm enough, although our...

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Elizabeth C, Owner at Windamere Hotel, responded to this review

Although we welcome any feedback, we find this review rather confusing. Here are are comments. The comments regarding the heat in our Dining Room & Bar were not given to us. However, we would like to state that we provide 4 x oil charged radiators which are standard amenities in a lot of hotels in our region, + a roaring...

Bury St Edmunds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great stay at this quirky hotel. The rooms were well appointed....the one we stayed in had a fireplace, and hot water bottles were put in the bed in the evening. The fire gave added warmth and it was homely to come back to after dinner in the evening. The staff were incredibly polite and helpful. Food was...

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waking in a hotel can sometimes be the same in any country. This was so different so atmospheric with every attention to detail. All mod cons with the feeling of the raj. Not to be missed ! Candlelit dining, fabulous food although a set menu with five courses easy to choose and wonderful service. Loved the open fires even in...

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Newmarket, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017

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 10 February 2017

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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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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: $258 - $358 (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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“Try for one of the four colonial suites in the main building; avoid the suites in the annex.”
 of 5 bubbles stevenrP1313KF, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room which does not overlook the Mall or the housing area to one side”
 of 5 bubbles susan19482014, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for rooms with view overlooking the valley”
 of 5 bubbles YOGESHP988, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If possible, avoid a room that oversees the "town square"....otherwise, views will be nice.”
 of 5 bubbles timfam48, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The 'forget me not suite' has good views on a clear day.”
 of 5 bubbles GingerBeer1979, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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