We were at Glenburn from April 21st through 24th. We stayed in the Planters Suite. Sp here is the down low:
Travelling there: We landed at Bagdogra Airport on a very warm day. As instructed by Glenburn, we went outside after collecting our luggage and the driver Asik was there in hte green Glenburn uniform. He was very pleasant and after seating us in the car, gave us cool "nimbu-pani" (lemonaid) and wet towels. What a nice welcome!
We then set off for a 3 1/2 hr drive to the plantation. On the way, we stopped at an observation point- where we had sandwiches- (packed by Glenburn), tea and cake. YUM!
When you turn off the main road to approach the plantation- hold tight! The road is a single lane road full of potholes -going down hairpin curves. It is quite literally single lane- the same lane for going and oncoming traffic- as a result- God forbid another car is coming up when you are going dowm. But the drivers are experienced and do a good job.
Room: We stayed in the Planters Suite. It shows slight wear and year and could do with an slight uplift. All in all the room is good if you like antique furniture. It had a old tub in the bath (we prefer a shower) which was hard to use- the whole bathroom floor got wet when we used the hand held shower.
The doors and mesh screens do not shut properly- as a result we had 2 geckos in our room Now I am terrified of bugs- but the staff was very sweet and promptly removed the geckos from the room.(manually)
Food was good- service was excellent. The tea tour- great! And the non-stop first flush tea served the old fashioned way on a tea tray with silverware and teacups is hard to beat.
- Also Known As:
- Glenburn Tea Estate Hotel Darjeeling
- Glenburn Tea Estate West Bengal