WelcomHeritage Windamere Hotel, Darjeeling
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WelcomHeritage Windamere Hotel, Darjeeling

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5.6/7
1 31 Ratings & 20 Reviews
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  • Excellent 7
  • Very Good 8
  • Good 2
  • Average 0
  • Below Average 3
  • Poor 0
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  • Destination 6.1/7
  • Location 5.9/7
  • Appearance 5.6/7
  • Front Office 5.6/7
  • Service 5.8/7
  • Room 5.7/7
  • Food & Drink 5.5/7
  • Activities 4.1/7

20 traveller reviews for WelcomHeritage Windamere Hotel

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Arun Vadra
  • Arun Vadra
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews
  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was really fun at Windamere. The staff were helpful and the room service was awesome. I would specially like to mention about the steam bath I have taken. The view from my room window was great. Overall, a good experience.
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Manoj Jain
  • Manoj Jain
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 6 Reviews
  • 6/7
  • Posted Jun 17, 2014
Darjeeling is the best place I had seen in my life in India. I think this palace is one of best so everybody should go once in there life time here to this hotel as it is a good, climate is superb, food is excellent. So I think everything here is good. We enjoyed so much here even my wife and children.
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Kanwar
  • Kanwar
  • Highlander
  • 4 Reviews
  • 4.8/7
  • Posted May 20, 2014
Very nice hotel, very central location, it had a feeling of being brand new although it was a couple of years old. Excellent bedroom and shower. A full English breakfast included. Its very peaceful and staff is very helpful. People are very warm hearted. I suggest an must stay in this hotel.
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Avneesh
  • Avneesh
  • Voyager
  • Lives in Dehradun
  • 1 Review
  • 2.5/7
  • Posted May 16, 2014
Hotel was very poor. I will not recommend for this hotel to visitors. I went there with my wife, and stayed in this hotel. Pick and drop facility was not provided by the hotel though it was in my package. Snow fall was not there when I visited Darjeeling. Overall hotel was not good. Location wise hotel was okay. Outside and inside appearance of this hotel was not nice. I booked this hotel through make my trip. Booking and reception was average. I faced many problems in this hotel, such as water, geyser, light, etc were missing in the room. Rooms were not well maintained. Basic amenities were present in the room but were not properly working. Staff service was okay-okay. About food quality, I can?t say because I did not take my food in the hotel. Darjeeling is a very lovely and romantic place.
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Abhijit Gupta
  • Abhijit Gupta
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 283 Reviews
  • 5.8/7
  • Posted Apr 29, 2014
Windamere hotel is the best hotel to stay in Darjeeling. It is a heritage hotel with colonial appearance and feeling. The two nights stay in the hotel was amazing. I felt like being in the era of British raj and spending holidays with "The Queen Of Hills".

The rooms are decorated in such a way that you get a colonial feel. All the rooms come with a fireplace and furnitures which are quite old. The rooms which have the view of the Mall area are much better option. One would surely love the floral furnishing in the rooms. The "Observatory House" rooms are quite charming. The Mahakal temple is halfway located towards the hotel at Observatory Hill. The place is only a few minutes from the Mall area and located at a serene place with a good view all around. The food is included in the package and the package is quite high being one of the luxurious hotels in Darjeeling. The hotel staffs are good and their service is really appreciable.

If you want to hire cars, do not hire it from the hotel travel desk because they charge you approximately two times more than any other agent near the Mall area. So if you need a car, rent it from any agent but not the hotel. You can also talk to any driver directly to get a good deal.

If I visit Darjeeling again, I will surely stay in the "Observatory House" rooms again. I had a good experience in this hotel. I suggest this hotel to the travellers who are looking for luxury stay in Darjeeling.
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Priyank  Verma
  • Priyank Verma
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Agra
  • 1 Review
  • 5.4/7
  • Posted May 16, 2013
the expierence was good. food was good . staff members was helpful. over all it was a good to stay there.

Best Experience: scene from the room\'s balcnony

Worst Experience: hotel was too far . other than that every thing was fine
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Satish Sawhney
  • Satish Sawhney
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 5 Reviews
  • 6/7
  • Posted Mar 8, 2013
Very good .sumptuous food .heritage living feeling. Very good location and surroundings.

Best Experience: Room . Hotel ambience.

Worst Experience: -------
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Arpita  Chowdhury
  • Arpita Chowdhury
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews
  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jan 3, 2013
One of the top hotels in Darjeeling, everything of this place is authentic, this is value for money hotel and totally recommendable.
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Soumen Mukherjee
  • Soumen Mukherjee
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 8 Reviews
  • 5.6/7
  • Posted Dec 18, 2012
It is the most sought after and the most premium hotel in Darjeeling , the over all ambiance and the facilities will remind you of the classical british hospitality. However it the most expensive hotel in the town

Best Experience: not applicable any more based on my earlier answer

Worst Experience: there are not
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Jaison Joseph
  • Jaison Joseph
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 1 Review
  • 2.8/7
  • Posted Aug 30, 2012
the trip was really great.Felt really proud for arranging such a planned journey.There stay and the experience with staff were excellent
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WelcomHeritage Windamere Hotel Overview

Established in the 19th century as a boarding house for bachelor English and Scottish tea planters, the building was converted into a hotel just before the outbreak of the Second World War. The Hotel is situated on Observatory Hill, a Darjeeling landmark, believed to be the focus and repository of life-enhancing cosmic energies. Windamere Hotel has two wings- the Windamere (for those who like tradition no TV, & telephone only on request) and Little Windamere (for those who need to remain in touch with modern life TV & telephone provided).

Rooms and Amenities at WelcomHeritage Windamere Hotel

Accommodation types: standard rooms, Superior rooms, Heritage Suites, and Cottages. Amenities: travel desk, internet, laundry, money changer, 24 hour coffee shop, restaurant, liquor license, television (only in Little Windamere wing), doctor on call, credit card acceptability, room service


WelcomHeritage Windamere Hotel Address

Observatory Hill
Darjeeling

West Bengal - 734101
India

How to get there

By Road NH 31A
By Train New Jalpaiguri 88 km(NJP)
By Flight Bagdogra 90 km

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