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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Gurgaon, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1Thank Reshma-India
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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2Thank Nigel R
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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Reviewed 20 November 2016 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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2Thank Avijit M
London
Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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1Thank Barmag
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 3 November 2016

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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2Thank timfam48
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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1Thank GingerBeer1979
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 2 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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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: $192 - $336 (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.”
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“The 'forget me not suite' has good views on a clear day.”
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