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“Its simply awesome”
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The Retreat
Ranked #26 of 95 Hotels in Darjeeling
Certificate of Excellence
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
1 review
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“Its simply awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

To all the tourists who like to enjoy Darjeeling and Kanchenjunga.
The hotel named The Retreat is simply a magnificent place to stay with all its coziness and hospitality . The rooms are simply excellent with the view of Kanchenjunga from your bed itself.
The quality of food ( including Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner)is more than good. The attention of the hotel boys towards the visitors is much more than expected. 24 hours hot water , Room Heater in extreme winter and warmth of the rooms is simply great . Lounge and dinning hall bears an aesthetic sense as well as grandeur. I suggest all the tourists to have a feel of this hotel at least once( if not more) when they visit the Queen of The Hills.

Room Tip: Corner suites are large and sunny including the scenic beauty of Kanchenjunga from the room
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

We stayed here in december 2011 on our honeymoon....i think its worth spending money here....Decent rooms, co-operative staff and great view of kanchenzonga.manager is vey co-operative here, we had some issue with break fast but that has been noted instantly and resolved instantly.....what else u require!

  • Stayed December 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

It was a wonderful trip as we went for our 10th Anniversary in the month of November. Hotel Retreat, Mr. D P Sarcar (Manager of this Hotel) and other support stuff really made our day special. The weather was very good and the hotel has an excellent view of Kanchenjunga.

The service of the hotel is very good and people were very nice and friendly.

Overall it was a very nice experience.

Room Tip: Try for Room Number 411 & 421 .. really good.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

It was really a pathetic experience. It was recommended by various visitiors, but I must say it was quite horrible stay for me. Only good part for the hotel is a location and for that it is not worth staying.

When you entered into the room you can feel the foul smell. Rooms are not cleaned and bathrooms fittings are old and badly operated.

Above all, there was a leakage in the room. Just imagine, in the month of Nov, when outside temp is less than 10 and you find leakage in your room - its unbelievable experience. And it was not for one room - it was for all most all rooms. We changed the hotel on very next day.

During my trip I had never been in this kind of experience. Food was also okay.

Simply it is not recommended.

Plz dont consider "hotel retreat" for pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Simply dont go for this option. In Darjeeling you may find various option at same or lower rate and...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Surat, Gujarat, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

The Retreat as meant , Privacy was at the Best and the view from the Breakfast table was awesome. One can view Himalayas from there enjoying and having delicious food , what else one can have....Great Experience...Decent Staff and helpful manager..................No Probs at all...................................

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

Hotel Retreat in Darjeeling is my seen best view hotel. I have been to Darjeeling many times, but visit to the Hotel Retreat is the very best till now. But one thing I would like to mention , its much much more best if you stay in the Royal delux room (the room 411) beside the reception.
Its the the best. The room is large , nice big bathroom, and most important the covered glass large varandah, from where you would be able to see the mighty kanchanjhunga total ranges with other peaks also on one side and on the other side the sunrise from tiger hill, you no need to go to tiger hill to see the sunrise, you would be to see it from your room only given that the weather is clear and your luck is good. As of my luck , i was very very lucky in that matter. Its costly also but if you see all those peaks and sunrise, cost is very very reasonable..
The other rooms are also good and you would be able to see the mountain peaks. The rooms are neat and clean. The position of the hotel is also very good a little away from bustling and busy Mall market area.
Manager Mr. Sarcar is also very helpfull and nice person and try to give best services.
Overall i enjoyed very much.

Room Tip: Choose royal delux room or delux rooms with varandah.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

It was an awesome trip as we went for our honeymoon in the month of April. The weather was very good and the hotel has an excellent view of Kanchenjunga as shown in the pics. The service of the hotel is very good and people were very nice and friendly. The manager of the hotel is a very nice person and helped us plan our trip daily. Overall it was a very nice experience and i would give them 9 out of ten..
Thanks for making my honeymoon so special...

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Retreat
Address: 15 Hermitage Road | Raj Bhaban, Darjeeling 734101, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Darjeeling
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 95 Hotels in Darjeeling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Retreat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Laced by horizon-kissing green tea-estates and foggy hills, Darjeeling is the 'Queen of the Hills' in all its own splendour. For the world tourists, trekkers and globetrotters, Darjeeling is the gate to a tranquil world that is filled with enchanting and breath-taking picturesque beauty. The sunrise from atop the Tiger Hill is mysticism beyond compare. And who ever misses a walk to the Mall Road for some woollens shopping, or a ride on the famous toy-train that whistles its way through the greenery? Darjeeling will wrap you in its beauty, and your stay at The Retreat will make your trip more memorable. Here at The Retreat, you can see the Kanchenjunga peak from every room! ... more   less 
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