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Windamere Hotel

Observatory Hill, Darjeeling 734101 India
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#23 of 230 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
Wine / champagne
Evening entertainment
Meeting rooms
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bottled water
Room types
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Arani Banerjee wrote a review 18 Oct
New Delhi, India35 contributions4 helpful votes
Well we booked through booking.com and were promised superior rooms but ended up getting two different rooms of different sizes in a thirty-year-old block (OH) on two different floors. The colonial facade is, of course, fake and the smaller room has a TV inside a wardrobe with hardly any space for your clothes. This is the so-called Roy Bahadur room. The food is great, the location excellent and the owner (Elizabeth) amiable. This is till checkout time. Right at 11 they start calling you up, and if you protest that booking.com advises stay till 12.30, they shrug it off. We requested time till 12, and when I lost it, Elizabeth decided to shout at me. It isn't that the property is bad, but it can take you for a roughish ride unless you know the place well. Ensure you check in no earlier than 1pm and check out at 11 on the dot. Again, choose your rooms wisely if you want an 18th century experience. Finally, don't dare take on the front desk, they'll let Elizabeth loose on you.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Payal L wrote a review 4 Oct
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Windamare is a very romantic and has a very old world charm. Windamare is one of my favorite hotel I have stayed so far, the location is spot on, the service is extremely good , the colonial architecture is absolute treat. The view from observatory is exceptional . The Staff Sanjay and Sankalp were very helpful and went out of the way to help us in a family emergency. Big thumbs up for them. It was a great experience.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Best view from Observatory , colonial architecture , fire place in the room.
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S G wrote a review 3 Oct
Kolkata (Calcutta), India49 contributions5 helpful votes
Words fail me…the property…the staff…all are amazing…once in a lifetime experience…met the MD Mz.Emily…everything here has a personal touch to it…Front Desk Manager Aman is very helpful…the property is very well maintained …loved it.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Food is great…parchment paper menu is lovely…and the menu is repeated only after 28 days..the...
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Sajal wrote a review Apr 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2 contributions
This hotel has issued 3 fake GST invoices to me . They all have invoice number as "0". Repeated requests for a valid invoice have fallen to deaf ears . Every time I call them , they make lame excuses . I will report this hotel to the GST officials for issuing fake invoices to it's guests . They have No accountability, service and hospitality after payment is received by them . The rooms do not have even the basic amenities for a comfortable stay . Please AVOID this hotel . Sajal Agarwal
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Elizabeth Clarke, Owner at Windamere Hotel
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you for wring Mr. Agarwal. First of all, I apologise for the late response. We are playing "catch up" as we have just changed our website and for a short time could not access Trip Advisor. This is what I found 1. you booked through Booking Dot Com so they will have your GST invoice. That said, we do have a copy of it here, so if you could call our GM, Mr. Gupta, he can send it to you. Kindly call: 08617036440 and then you will receive a copy of this booking.com booking. YOu then stayed on to join a certain group here, so they would have paid for all of their participants. You can also discuss this with Mr. Gupta, GM. Again, thank you for letting us know
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R0binR wrote a review Mar 2020
Ludlow, United Kingdom46 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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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).