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Hotel Windamere

Observatory Hill, Darjeeling, India 734101 Map View Map

Hotel Location: Observatory Hill
Rooms: 37
Check-in time: From 1300 / Check-out time: Until 1100
  • Observatory Hill, Darjeeling


Coveted throughout the world as one of the premier hotels in the country, the Windamere Heritage Hotel is seated on the Observatory Hill in Darjeeling. The hotel was initially built to serve the purpose of a boarding house; it was converted to be a hotel right before the Second World War. The Windamere Hotel has strived to preserve the austerity of the British culture it has been built under. The Hotel has been certified as a Heritage Hotel and has been recognized an outstanding hotels in the country.

The hotel has a number of attractions but its most sought after highlight is the Christmas week celebrations. The hotel involve a huge furore and usually last for a week ending with the party on the New Year’s Day. The Hotel also has a wellness initiative to ensure the well-being of the residents.Wandermere is one hotel that must be experienced during winters. 

Hotel Features
  • Grounds
4Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • LAN and WiFi access (charges apply)
  • private parking is available on site.
  • Room Service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Dry cleaning
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Business center
  • Doctor on Call
Room Types
  • Preferred Room

    A double bed or two single beds.

    This room suited for one or two people includes a double bed or two single beds (on request). Attached bathroom with hot or cold water available throughout the day; telephone facilities to the front desk; remote controlled tv with cable facilities; complimentary newspaper in the morning; study table and a chair; air conditioned; 24 hour room service; internet facilities. 

  • Superior Room

    A double bed or two single beds.

    This room room overlooks the hillside; a view you cannot miss. Attached bathroom with hot or cold water; telephone facilities; 24 hour room service; air conditioned with in-room temperature control; study table and a chair; a double bed but two single beds can be available on request; 24 hour room servicel internet facilities. 

  • Colonial Suite

    King or queen sized bed.

    Preserving the ethnic architecture it was built under, the colonial suite provides a blend of classical style with the modern amenities. The suite includes a large king sized bed or queen sized beds, internet connection, attachted bathrooms along with running hot/cold water and a sperate shower area, air condtioner with in-room temprature controls, study table with a chair and a wardrobe.

  • Forget-me-not Suite

    King sized bed or queen sized beds

    This suite makes sure that the memories of the trip remain with the guests long after they leave. Forget me not suite inlucdes a large comfortable king sized bed or queen sized beds, study table and a chair, air conditioner, remote controlled TV with cable conenction, a wadrobe, dressing table with a huge mirror. The suite alsp includes a seprate sitting area decorated with beautiful artifacts, a sofa and a table. 

  • Peppers Suite

    King sized bed or queen sized beds

    The suite provides total comfort and coziness to the guests that perfectly set the mood for romantic stay. Peppers suite includes a large king sized bed or queen sized beds, attached bathroom with running hot/cold water, a wadrobe, study table and a chair, fully air-conditioned with in room temprature control and a large window that views the enchating hills and a dressing table with a huge mirror. 

  • Hill Charm Cottage

    King sized bed or queen sized beds

    The hill charm cottage oversees the charming hill and provides a pictureqsue view that is imbibed in the memory for ages to come. The cottages inlcudes a large king sized bed or queen sized beds, attahed bathroom along with running hot/cold water, complimetary news paper, in room air conditioner temprature control, 24 hour room serivce, TV with cable connection, a wardrobe and a private sitting area outside the cottage that overlooks the hill. 

  • Mary-La Cottage

    King sized bed or queen sized beds

    The mary-la cottage provides a blend of tradionality and modernity. The air condioned cottage includes a large king sized bed or queen sized beds, TV with cable connetion, complimentary newspaper, laundry services, internet connection, attachted bathroom with running water, study table along with a chair and a private sit out area in the lush green gardens of the hotel.

  • Governor of Bengal Suite

    King sized bed

    This suite is built to serve royalty of the Gorvernor of Bengal, it now serves its guests with the same royalty. This air conditioned suite includes a huge king sized bed, attached bathroom with running hot/cold water, seprate shower area, 24 hour room service, internet and laundry facailites, TV with cable conenction, complimentary newspaper, a wardrobe and a seprate living and dining area. 


The Hotel Windamere in Darjeeling offers elegantly designed 37 rooms in all divided in to two wings;' both unique in the services it provides. The Windamere wing of the hotel is the preferred side for the travelers from the bygone era who loves the old world charm. This wing is not provided with the modern electronic gadgets offering a calm stay. The other arm, The Little Windamere wing attracts those who prefer to be in touch with the happenings of the world. The accommodation in this wing is embellished with all the modern amenities like television and telephone.
The rooms at the hotel are categorized as:

  • Single Room
  • Single (superior)
  • Double Room
  • Double (superior)
  • Heritage Suites
  • Tinkerbelle's Cottage
  • Forget Me Not
  • Little Peppers

The Restaurant

The dining at the Hotel is a luxurious affair in itself. The food at the restaurant presents a mix of the modern delicacies to match the taste of the favourties enjoyed since the time of the British Raj. During the dinner time, the restaurant is transformed with an aura of romance. With the food being enjoyed in candle light, the soft and soothing music throughout the dinner time works the mood. The finest wines from throughout the world help wash down the food. The Darjeeling tea and the freshly ground coffee along with other beverges are absolute favourites of the visitors from throughout the world.

Useful Info

Distance from Airport

  • Darjeeling Airport (63.8 kilometers)

Distance from Railway Station

  • Darjeeling Railway Station (1.2 kilometers)

Distance from Top Attractions in the Area

  • Japanese Peace Pagoda- 1.3kilometers
  • Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park-2.7 kilometers
Useful Hotel Stats
  • Number of Restaurants- 1
  • Room Voltage- 220
  • Government-issued photo ID required