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Luxurious room with a private fireplace in a British bungalow

Observatory Hill, Darjeeling, West Bengal

Hosted By Sonali
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The Space

  • Heritage
  • Private room
  • 2 + 1 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bathroom

Amenities

  • Toiletries
  • Cable TV
  • AC
  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Breakfast
  • All Meals
  • Doctor on call
  • Caretaker
  • Driver

About

This offering is located on Observatory Hill and is part of a colonial bungalow—ideal for those who like to stay in places that are steeped in history. The property is tastefully decorated, with elegant interiors that take you back in time. The room is spacious and has a wood-panelled floor partially covered by a beautiful floor rug. With a couple of plush beds, smart chairs, a cupboard, and an antique fireplace, the room is a luxurious one. The washroom too is nicely done up and well-equipped with modern fittings. Those interested in history will love the corridor that has a number of old pictures adorning the walls. A terrace sit-out looking out at mist-clad mountains makes for a great spot for that morning tea. There is also a bar with carpeted floor and plush couches that give it warmth—a drink here would be difficult to forget. Those in need of some deep relaxation can head to the spa, while others can just walk barefoot on the lush lawn and feel peace settle in.


What is it about this 40-room place, dating back to the 1800’s and the times of the British Raj Tea Planters, that makes it so appealing? All of our “houses on Observatory Hill” were formerly British Raj Boarding Houses for Bachelor Planters away from home. The rooms are exactly the same as they were back then, with roaring coal fires; hot water bottles in the beds; huge closets (that housed everything that the Tea Planter would ever have needed for his stay) and, best of all, a personal and warm service from the staff that is second to none. These old colonial houses are nestled in wonderfully blooming gardens, peeking out from behind picket fences and climbing roses. They are the only houses on Observatory Hill (the hill is an ancient “holy shrine”, with the Pundits and Monks offering blessings at the temple above); this elevation affords the guest a panoramic view of the mountains.. The food is legendary, with both Continental and Indian menus.


Guests are requested to provide valid ID proof at the time of check-in.


Local Experience

Excursions : Lloyd Botanic Garden in Darjeeling It seems in the character of Britons to create botanical gardens wherever they happily settle. And so they created the Lloyd Botanical Garden in Darjeeling, which offers a protected habitat for many species of Himalayan trees and plants. The Garden is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for the main conservatory which is closed on Sundays. A popular tourist attraction of more recent origin is the Rock Garden which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute The world renowned Darjeeling Himalayan Mountaineering Institute had Sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Mount Everest fame, as its first field director. His nephew, Nawang Gombu, the first man to climb Mt. Everest twice, continues in the footsteps of his illustrious uncle as field director. The World Famous Himalayan Zoo Various Tea Gardens Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Betasia Loop Ghoom The Dhirdham Temple Senchal Lake Tiger Hill

Timings

Check In: 12:00 pm Check Out: 12:00 pm

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Cancellation and refund policy

Full refund, 14-day cancellation

Get a full refund if you cancel a full fourteen days before check-in. However, in case of no show or cancellation after this duration, the entire booking amount will be retained.

Tags and USP

Family friendly Scenic
Business/Corporate Mountain view

Location

Darjeeling, West Bengal, India Listing Id: PMLKNN

How to reach?

By Rail : Nearest main railhead, New Jalpaiguri (88 km) Toy train to Darjeeling on a picturesque journey that takes 7 hours.
By Air : International Airport - Kolkata 690 km Domestic Airport - Bagdogra 90 km.
By Road : Bus Depot - 0.5 km.