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Gurudongma house
Ranked #15 of 67 Kalimpong B&B and Inns
Reviewed 7 August 2011

The road winds up the hill from the bazaar and the noise and dust disappear. Suddenly the taxi turns sharp left and down a steep drive to the front door of Gurudongma House. The staff come running and in a matter of moments you are sitting in the garden gazebo with a cup of tea and some tiny ctisp pakoras.
There are two comfortable ensuite rooms in the main house and, my favourite, an upstairs appartment in the garden annexe. Meals are taken in the dining room in the main house and are
generous and delicious.
Catherine and/or General Jimmy are wonderfully welcoming and when you stay in Gurudongma House you are a guest - not a tourist.
The garden is peaceful and pretty and there is a good view of Kanchenjunga from the (easily accessible) roof of the garage.
It is a pleasant walk down to the town, although I prefer to get a taxi back up.

Room Tip: Unless it is really cold, ask for the garden room.
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

What we personally liked at Gurudongma House was the care taken to ensure that our stay there was tailored to meet our needs. Katharine, the joint owner, was willing to spend time with us and offer suggestions about interesting places to visit in the area and where to buy specific items. She seems to know everyone in the town and is full of interesting information about the area. It was a delight talking to her.
Tara, the cook, produced some delicious meals and the only problem was saying no to second and third helpings!
The house is furnished with many local artefacts and the room was comfortable with its own en suite. It is located in a quiet area of Kalimpong on one of the hills and nearby are spectacular views of the town and on a clear day Kanchenjunga and the Himalayan range. The garden is full of interesting plants and I found the gardener was very happy to show me round and tell me the names of the various plants.
An excellent place to stay if you want an authentic experience of Kalimpong but with all modern comforts.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 June 2011

If you are looking for a very peaceful and relaxed place to stay, this is the place. The view of the mountains is spectacular and the garden is pretty, so plenty of special places are available to sit and watch the world go by.. Transport is available should you want to visit the township. From Gurudongma House there are many attractive and safe walks. The food is varied plentiful and very tasty. Bed tea is delivered to your room to start the day.
Gurudongma House provides excellent value for money, as well as gaining some very happy memories with a plan to return soon!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gurudongma house

Address: Hill top Road, Kalimpong 734301, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Kalimpong District > Kalimpong
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #15 of 67 B&Bs / Inns in Kalimpong
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
B & B providing Garden Suite + 02 rooms in main house with meals.Very private, secluded garden, direct view Khangchendzonga. Taxi on demand. Travel service on site. Also own Samthar farm house a countryside retreat Guest accomodation by prior arrangements through e-mail and phone ... more   less 

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