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Glenburn Tea Estate

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See why so many travellers make Glenburn Tea Estate their hotel of choice when visiting Darjeeling. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a luxury setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Given the close proximity to Lamahatta (2.2 mi), guests of Glenburn Tea Estate can easily experience one of Darjeeling's most popular landmarks.

Guests have access to room service while staying at Glenburn Tea Estate. In addition, Glenburn Tea Estate Hotel offers free breakfast, which will help make your Darjeeling trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Darjeeling is also home to Tamang Buddhist Monastery, a popular architectural building that is not too far from Glenburn Tea Estate Hotel.

At Glenburn Tea Estate, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Darjeeling.

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Taylor D wrote a review 5 Feb
San Diego, California1 contribution
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Wow! My wife and I spent 2.5 weeks in India for our honeymoon and ended it with 5 nights at Glenburn. We stayed at a number of lovely hotels during our trip (e.g., Oberoj, Taj, Aman I khas) and Glenburn was by far our favorite stay of the trip. Perhaps even our favorite stay ever. Andrew (GM), Sabin (chef), Nischal and Dinesh (guides), Sujit (driver) and the rest of the amazing local staff provided warm and expert service. We really talking to them and learning more about the Darjeeling region (including the challenges facing the people and the tea industry generally). Some highlights included: a long trek to Darjeeling led by Nischal that weaves through mountain trails and villages as we hiked up to Darjeeling; amazing and diverse cuisine from Sabin that also involved a cooking class (over our stay, we had Nepalese, Mughalai, Burmese, Tibetan, Bengali cuisines), great baked goods and homemade ice cream; sharing drinks and dinner at the communal dinner table (some reviews seem to suggest that they don’t like this aspect, but it was one of the best parts of the experience); and a delicious barbecue lunch at the Glenburn campsite next to the Rangeet River. We wish we could have stayed longer and hope to return in the future. We’d highly recommend a visit!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MrsA wrote a review 2 Feb
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This place is like a little chunk of Paradise on Earth. It is just all so utterly beautiful. And all set against breath taking views of the Himalayan range. Heavenly! I love vintage interior design, so I couldn’t help but fall in love with this place. The cottages and gardens are stunning. Every single room and the gorgeous verandas are so tastefully decorated….. exquisite, pure vintage 1930s style, giving the effect of a place caught in the amber of time. When everything is so appealing to the eye, you feel wonderful inside to be there. We were welcomed by Andrew, the estate manager, who made us feel very special, like we were old friends. Sitting on the veranda, we were served second flush Darjeeling iced tea in glass cups – lovely! Andrew had so many stories to tell of the Glenburn history and guests, and also his work and personal ambitions for agricultural farming. He oversees the running of the whole place but takes a special interest in the grounds – and has filled the place with a glorious assortment of delicate wild flowers, joyful pot plants, and carefully tended vegetable beds in the cottage garden. We were served a beautifully presented lunch (every dish so tasty, home grown ingredients and so much to choose from) under a shady pomelo tree. My husband and two children and I felt so well taken care of that we were instantly in the best of moods, we felt so happy to be there. The chefs were very attentive and friendly. Later, after our tour of the estate and the tea tasting, they came back with high tea – which was also delicious (samosas and scones and cakes). The vintage floral crockery, hand printed table cloths and embroidered napkins made everything so much more special. (You could buy similar items in the lovely little gift shop on site.) The tea factory tour was fascinating, giving us a glimpse of the historical machines and traditional processes as well as the new leaves the estate has cultivated. We were also able to watch a short film about the history of the place. The views from the estate are incredible, and Andrew was at hand to point us towards the major landmarks. For our day at Glenburn, we were picked up from our hotel in Darjeeling – the journey there was so picturesque – by a very safe driver in a good car, and we were taken back to Darjeeling early evening. The whole day trip, inclusive of transport and meals, cost Rs1000 per head (for us, roughly £100 each) – and we all felt that it was totally worth it, as the visit to the Glenburn was the highlight of our holiday to Darjeeling (well, after the views of the Himalayas and Kanchenjunga of course!). We will definitely go back one day, and highly recommend the day trip to anyone who goes to see the mountains in this part of India. If you can afford to stay in one of the cottages (I wish we could!) definitely do it – you won’t regret it!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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TurleighTraveller wrote a review Jan 2024
Avoncliff, United Kingdom159 contributions123 helpful votes
We had just one night at Glenburn and found it a delightful place. Staff were excellent - guides take you on walks. We did a walk down to the river - 2+ hours. Our friends were less fit and picked a lift with our 4 wheel drive support vehicles at the 1/2 way stage. To be honest, that first hour is the most interesting part. Food is fine - perhaps dinner could have some choice. Rooms lovely. The Water Lilly bungalow rooms the best. Wi-Fi achieved using portable hubs. Another highlight is the shop. Not overpriced and good for presents to take home!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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285chhayaj wrote a review Jan 2024
Mumbai, India4 contributions
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It was a fabulous property, the manager Mr Andrew and his team were just out of the world. The food by the chef Mr.Sabin da was mind blowing, catered to our tastes, the staff were super efficient and humble, and the treatment meted out was like we were royalty.Mani,nisha to name a few were just fantastic! Their intern Alehandra from Spain was fun and very warm! The place is just beautiful. It was a simply fabulous place and I recommend that one should go atleast once ! A bucket list dream come true!!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Nothing negative about this place! One just needs to be fit and ready to love nature
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Auchie wrote a review Oct 2023
London11 contributions3 helpful votes
Peace, mountain landscapes, colourful flowers, birds and butterflies, delightful hikes, river and orchard lunches, beautiful spacious rooms with sublime views, imaginative menus, home cooked and delicious food, good company, personal service, exceptional shop, attentive, engaged manager and friendly, accommodating staff. Its a long journey from almost everywhere, but its worth it.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Bruce M wrote a review Oct 2023
Sydney, Australia863 contributions389 helpful votes
What a fantastic way to finish a two week tracking holiday in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas. This is colonial British luxury as one could imagine from the early 20th century. All magnificently restored and modernised in sympathy with the original period homestead. The staff have been meticulously trained, the chefs first class and the rooms very large and comfortable. Dinner is hosted by the Estate manager in the large dining room, breakfasts on the lawn and early morning tea brought to the room on a wicker table. Every touch was perfect A tour of the nearby tea factory was a highlight, just surpassed by some excellent walks through the forests to a local waterfall, or the river that runs through the valley below
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: The two suites on the level below the homestead were just fantastic. Private, spacious with great...
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Sunshine33240018261 wrote a review Sept 2023
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A truly unforgettable, top of the line experience in all aspects - accomodations, service, food, and activities. If you're looking for a luxury feel but off the beaten path, then Glenburn Tea Estate is calling. I came here with my family (two parents, spouse, and infant child) and felt truly taken care of from the moment we landed at Bagdogra airport when we were greeted with lemonade and friendly drivers. While the three hour drive is long and windy, the stop for the picnic with stunning views was a nice touch. Arriving to the hotel seems like out of a dream. The mountains are like nothing I've ever seen - I couldn't stop looking at them. We had beautiful weather for the trip and we're lucky to see Kangchenjunga from the hotel veranda. The hotel staff is unparalleled in their service - friendly, attentive, and kind. We enjoyed the food as well as the communal style dinners. Getting to know the other guests was fun and a unique part of the stay. Highly, highly recommend staying at Glenburn. You will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Anamika A wrote a review Aug 2023
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Gorgeous property, perfect hospitality. It’s a treat for nature lover. Luxurious suite with that Scottish feel. Amazing staff who went over and beyond to make our stay more enjoyable . Andrew was always available or a call away to help us. We both ( me and my husband) were thrilled with the whole experience. ♥️♥️
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Robert D wrote a review Aug 2023
State College, Pennsylvania522 contributions985 helpful votes
It is difficult to come up with the appropriate adjectives to describe our stay. This may be one of the most beautiful locations on earth. The fog and clouds are constantly on the move, creating magical scenes amongst the Himalayan valleys and peaks. The property is spectacular, the staff amazing, and the meals throughout the day are superb. This doesn't usually happen so soon after arriving home, but even after our long trek home to the U.S., we were soon talking about a return trip to Glennburn.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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travelbugDelhi wrote a review Jul 2023
New Delhi, India788 contributions163 helpful votes
As experiences go Glenburn is my favourite tea estate stay & we've stayed in quite a few. We were there for 5 glorious days in October & the place is just stunning. Expensive it is but everything including laundry is covered in the tariff.. We stayed in the Kanchenjunga suite in the 100 year old gorgeous Burra Bungalow. It had a lovely little sun room in which I rested on our first morning there as I was unwell. Thankfully I soon recovered in the serene tranquillity of the place & we enjoyed everything that they offered....we took all the long walks through the pretty villages & hikes including crossing into Sikkim on foot. We made friends with the rest of the guests - breakfasts / lunches served under the Pomelo tree looking out onto amazing scenery was lovely. Every evening was a party . Food was pretty great & there was always a lot of snacks served along with literally umpteen cups of Darjeeling tea. The tea service brought to us on trolleys in beautiful Wedgwood cups & saucers reminiscent of the Colonial hey days. Sure there is some wear & tear in the towels etc. & the bathrooms are tired but overall from the time we were picked up at the airport by a liveried chauffeur , tea & snacks out of a picnic basket served on Royal Doulton, crockery everything was great. The outing to the riverside is special & we hung out for ages in the river clambering over the rocks. What makes Glenburn special is its pristine location nestled high up in the gorgeous mountains of Darjeeling !
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glenburn Tea Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Glenburn Tea Estate?
Nearby attractions include Mahakal Temple (4.9 miles), Siddheswar Dham (4.8 miles), and Tea Garden View (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Glenburn Tea Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Glenburn Tea Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Glenburn Tea Estate?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glenburn Tea Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grains By Udaan Nirvana, Darjeeling, Nathmull Tea, and Golden Tips Tea Cosy.
Does Glenburn Tea Estate have airport transportation?
Yes, Glenburn Tea Estate offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Glenburn Tea Estate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tinchuley Village (3.8 miles).
Does Glenburn Tea Estate have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.