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Epitome of style and class.
I feel lucky to have found the Glenburn Tea Estate during my on-line research prior to my trip there. What a gem. It sits on a hilltop surrounded by literally hundreds of acres of tea fields. For my companion and I, it was a perfect spot to spend a week relaxing, enjoying the scenery, and being treated like royalty by the hotel staff. I enjoyed the trip to such extent that I have had recurring dreams about returning ever since. No detail is left unattended. Every courtesy is extended. Do not miss a chance to spend several days at this place.
Perfect in every detail!
I stayed at Glenburn for two nights in March. What a delightful setting in a traditional tea planter's house surrounded by spectacular scenery, hosted impeccably by Bertie and Audrey. Total relaxation, but plenty of opportunity for activities if you wish, from walks through the tea plantations and local village to bird watching and visit to the tea factory. Excellent food, breakfast on the scenic terrace, afternoon tea, dinner taken with the other guests country house style! Wonderful staff, nothing was too much trouble. Two days was not really long enough!
beautiful part of W. Bengal
If you ever have the opportunity to visit this beautiful part of W. Bengal, do. Nestling in the foothills of the Himalayas, overlooking the Kanchenjunga mountain range, Glenburn Tea Estate boutique hotel is a place of superlatives. Stunning location, superbly appointed individual suites, all with mountain views, outstanding service and a range of activities should one feel so inclined. It really is a piece of Paradise. Loving it here!
Not sure we were in India!
Our family of 4 stayed here just before the Christmas holidays in Dec 2019. The entire staff was warm, welcoming, informed, and conversational. The ride to Glenburn is an experience itself, and I took my dramamine a bit too late. However, upon arrival, it was as if we'd arrived at an oasis of tranquility. We all agreed we should have reversed our trip and taken this in at the end of our northern Indian tour as it spoiled us a bit. Bring boots to hike as well as a variety of clothing as it was cool at night and mornings but warmed nicely during the day. The toy train was a UNESCO experience, and our children loved seeing the Red Panda. One note: one of our children has food allergies, and the Glenburn staff was wonderful about making sure he was accommodated.
A Little Corner of Paradise
We stayed here for three nights at the end of our busy trip to the area. The tour company had warned us that the road down to the estate is very bumpy but it was still a shock to the system just how bad it was (and we’d been used to the other roads) - if you have any back or joint problems, please do take this into account. When we finally arrived after 50 minutes from the main road, we were met by our wonderful host, Rudolph and took in our beautiful surroundings - a pretty long bungalow and lovely terraced gardens. We were shown to our room, which had an enormous antique bed which was very high - helpfully, there was a stool provided to climb into it and it was extremely comfortable, made up with lovely linen. We were advised that we’d meet for drinks in the drawing room and then dine with the other guests - dinner is a most convivial event, rather like a house party where we all sat round an enormous table. The food was pretty good over the three days - it’s not Michelin star quality but really wholesome and quite imaginative, given how difficult it must be to get supplies in. Alas, Rudolph wasn’t able to join us until after dinner on our first night as he apparently (according to our fellow diners) had to look after some other guests but when he did join us he was most charmingly apologetic and, by way of an apology, entertained us by playing his acoustic guitar (minus one string which he was waiting to be delivered!). Breakfast is served outdoors on the lower terrace and at separate tables (so you don’t need to be sociable if you’re not a morning person). The views are just lovely and the clouds did part for us from time to time so that we were able to see the distant Himalayas. They offer tours of the tea factory, nature walks and a really great barbecue picnic lunch down by the river - having a knee problem, I took the offer of a 4x4 to take me there but other hardy souls walked down (it’s a fair hilly hike). Be warned though - there are sandflies about so keep your feet covered to avoid bites. To sum up, this place is simply stunning and worth the pretty dreadful drive to get there. It’s luxurious, comfortable, the staff are knowledgeable, really attentive and focussed on you having the best time ever. We loved it and Rudolph is a fantastic host.
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