We had the opportunity to stay in this beautiful estate. IWhat a lovely experience. Everyone was so helpful and kind. The evening meals with the other guests was a true pleasure. . . And the teas! What flavors! If you want a first class stay, this is the place to go. We were a bit disappointed, however, that with such a wonderful variety of teas there was no tea time service with pastries and savories. The food in general was good (Indian and Western) and the staff was very accommodating and professional.
The road getting there was absolutely horrible and very scary. Bumpy and treacherous. Also, on the estate there is a dog (absolutely lovely and friendly!) which not until a few minutes before our departure we were told did not belong to the estate. Thus, it had no shots. I hope they will adopt it since it was such a great and friendly dog. It sure added charm to the place.
Another small issue was the T.V./sitting room policy. There were numerous DVDs for use but when we were about to watch one in the afternoon, the manager told us that we could not because the noise would be too much for the occupants in the room next door.
Darjeeling is about an hour's drive due to the bad roads, but it is worth the trip. It is a typical hill station with much history and places of interest.
- Also Known As:
- Glenburn Tea Estate Hotel Darjeeling
- Glenburn Tea Estate West Bengal