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Hidden Forest Retreat

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you are into flowers ,horticulture, a calming green environment this is the place or you.Ok a taxi ride from thr center but who cares.The rooms are fine ,the staff helpful,food good, ,hosts top class. Nothing to critise We have booked again.Did I mention the balcony views? If if

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Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Hidden Forest Retreat is in Middle Sichey, Gangtok, and a short taxi ride from Mahatma Gandhi Marg (‘downtown’ area). It is a homestay, but much more. The room was spacious and clean, with its own private balcony and the sit-out offered a lovely view of the valley and beyond. The place is full of fruit and flower trees and...

Thank ravichandra108
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Run buy Kesang a horticulture expert and her mother this beautiful guesthouse is clean, and surrounded by beautiful gardens expecially the orchids. Rooms twin or double looking towards the valley beyond. Ordered evening meal- traditional sikkimese fare traditional; hearty and delicious.

1Thank Lucinda P
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 26 August 2016

As the road took a turn and our taxi driver brought us to a simple bourgeois looking entrance displaying 'Hidden Forest Retreat', we thought for a while to convince ourselves that this is what we had chosen for stay! Well, lets just accept it. We got off and there were two cleaners who proactively came running to grab our bags....

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Beautifully landscaped resort. Its a family run establishment and they are very friendly and extremely helpful. It's a little away from the market area but the resort is beautiful neat and well kept. Food is cooked by the family themselves n they offer u a lot of options. All in all a great place

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I had selected this hotel after a lot of research done thru many websites & reviews on tripadvisor itself. A big thanks to all those people who have given such helpful reviews because this is truly aN ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC place to stay. We were 3 couples who stayed in HFR from 30th May-2nd June 2016. This Im sure you all...

1Thank manishchandran
Reviewed 16 July 2016

I stayed in this beautiful n hospitable place during my visit to Gangtok in May 2016. I strongly recommend this place, for its sheer beauty and d unforgettable experience you'll get. The owners are wonderful, caring and considerate people.

Gurgaon, India
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This is perfect place for one who want enjoy nature. You get very nice view from most of the rooms overlooking the mountain and Valley. Must take a round to see the place on how they grow vegetables etc. The preparation made are from home grown vegetables. Since the place is away from main gangtok market but not far suggest...

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Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I cant say how good the staff were to me. I arrived very late ( Around 11 ish).. yet, the owner wastn notified of my arrival. but, she was still very nice to me and made dinner arrangements. The view from the hotel is amazing. Its not a huge place, but I must say, I am surprised with what they...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This place is amazing in that the property makes you think you are further away from the city than you really are. The grounds are exquisitely landscaped with flowers and exotic plants. It is more like a well curated botanical garden than a hotel ground. Buildings are separated into little bungalows, and each has a stellar view of the mountains...

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Address: Below District Court, Gangtok 737101, India
Region: India > Sikkim > Gangtok
Price Range: $48 - $3,296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Hidden Forest Retreat Gangtok, Sikkim
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“you pay for what u get be kind to your self its just money”
 of 5 bubbles lezhal2016, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room with balcony!”
 of 5 bubbles 533lucindap, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are equally good”
 of 5 bubbles AmiteshVirdi, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the 1st floor have the best view.”
 of 5 bubbles manishchandran, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in room 4 and 5. Beautiful views of the valley, private balcony, adjacent to the dinning hall. No lifts in the hotel.”
  • The valley view... breath taking !
  • Tea, loved it !!
  • View from our balcony
  • View from our balcony. Room No. 4
 of 5 bubbles , 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
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