What to expect
- Sleep Quality
Last 5 reviews
Dry overpriced afternoon tea
We were really looking forward to this fancy afternoon tea we had booked. First of all it was really hard to come in contact with them to make a booking. They never answered what time we should arrive and I sent two emails asking. It wasn’t much of afternoon tea, scones where dry, the cream was frozen and the cakes were dry. For the price you pay you do expect Newley baked scones and cakes. Service was okay but nothing extra. I would say it’s not worth the price and it feels like they still are living on a old reputation.
Just average as compared to price
Hotel dates back to old time but its just ok ok. Price is too high when you compare hotel. Rooms are named to different people who stayed in hotel. Although its different experience to stay in such a colonial style but still price is on the higher side.
Afternoon tea - non-recommendable
The whole experience was very bad! Cakes and finger sandwiches were dry/old, tea was made of too many leafs (making a first flush darjeeling tea taste of “tannin acid” and very dark orange), the room was in decay (like the rest of the hotel) and the waiters did not explain what they served nor spoke very good English - customer service was at its lowest. We were out after just 20min. Compared to other hotels and tea cafes in the city, on top of the bad experience described above, very expensive. All in all - DON’T go! Maybe the ‘70s had been a more beneficial time to visit the hotel...
A step back in time.
The Windamere will always be a special place for us. It is like stepping back in time, very relaxing and comfortable with crackling fires in our room and hot water bottles in bed. The food is well cooked and plentiful with good old fashioned service in the candle lit dining room. Afternoon tea was excellent and served in the music room. It is a good idea to give communal tips at the end as staff not allowed to take individual tips. All the staff were excellent. Please don't change anything. Thank you to everyone at the Windamere.
Heaven is a place on earth
For those who want a business experience of super WiFi and like a chain hotel this is not for you. This hotel is special. It is charming beyond measure. So you don’t mind that some stuff doesn’t work. The staff are amazing and Miss Clarke runs the place so well. It is a unique experience and well worth it. I stayed in the Chogyal of Sikkim room.
© TripAdvisor 2020
These reviews are the subjective opinions of individual travellers and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.