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Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed about five days in Windamere in October. In fact because of unseasonal rains we were practically spending most of the time in the hotel for the first three. We loved every moment of our stay. It was charming old world hospitality at its best. The management and staff led my Mrs Clarke were absolutely amazing. Our daughter fell...

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London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many of the reviews here are exactly right - if you come here you have to be ready to accept the place as it is, and the way they run it. Are they trying too hard to be quirky, or is that just part of its natural charm? The service is friendly and well-intentioned, rather than polished. The furnishings are...

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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I (US expats living in Mumbai) along with another couple from UK spent 4 nights staying at Windamere over Divali weekend. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay. The hotel has achieved a level of warmth and character that is only possible owing to it's 100 year plus history. The staff was always very warm and helpful and...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had a fantastic stay for our Honeymoon in September. The staff went above and beyond to be helpful and make us welcome. The breakfast and dinners were exceptional, and a great mixture of both Western, Indian, and Himalayan delicacies. Our room (The 'forget me not suite') was well appointed, and still had many original features. The bar was a...

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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A quaint older rich in history with the most friendly staff and director.the view is excellent from the terrace food was good and afternoon tea delightful. And yest they do mean it about the monkey on the roof,meet had one looking in while we had our window open.lol. We stayed in one of the historic suites in the old building...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I had a wonderful experience in this hotel. We had just come down fr trekking Mt Kanchenjunga and we needed somewhere quite to recuperate. Every staff was v friendly and accomodating. Interesting to note that this hotel is v rich with English colonial history. Even the cutlery reminisces of its history. Food was good , service exemplary,linen...

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Tewantin, Australia
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed two nights at the Windamere. There is much good to say about the Windamere. The location is excellent. The rooms are generous and the meals delightful. The reception staff were friendly and the "high tea" was especially good.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Windamere is a unique experience. It really hasn't changed since the 1930's. The rooms are quirky with coal fires and very old fashioned bathrooms, Quaint in their own way - and very British Raj. The service was fantastic with a lovely team of people and interns. The grounds and views are amazing. We discovered wewere booked in for breakfast,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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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: $202 - $439 (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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“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
“Ask for room with a view”
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“Try for rooms near the restaurant .Saves you walking long in rainy weather.”
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“Wide variety of rooms in different buildings - something there for everyone”
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