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Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat

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Hill Cart Road 100 m. from Mahanadi Railway Station on excellent road, Darjeeling 734223 India
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#9 of 206 B&Bs / Inns in Darjeeling
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The Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat is located inside one of Darjeeling's most serene tea gardens and offers an atmosphere of peace, seclusion and natural beauty. It is not a spa or a fancy hotel but a simple and authentic place to enjoy the soothing ambience and glorious tea. Excellent international vegetarian cuisine (including egg items) and minimalism are on offer here. The silence and serenity may not be for everyone but it is certainly for those who are looking for a peaceful and lazy retreat away from all the hustle-bustle of urban life. If one is looking for quaint and old-style rooms and a kind of a throwback to another time (along with the fresh teas at the tea factory) Goomtee is an amazing place to take it all in. The brilliant flower garden, the reading room with its unique collection of books on a variety of subjects, the long hikes, the waterfalls and the drives to scenic spots all come together to create an experience as enjoyable as Goomtee's teas. Goomtee is special because it doesn't try to be what it isn't; it is an old property - very clean, simple and unique, with an emphasis on nature, its teas, service, food and character rather than modern luxury which can be found in every semi-urban location.
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Richard B wrote a review Apr 2019
London, United Kingdom54 contributions81 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights at Goomtee, in the Director’s Bungalow. We had a wonderful time. It is obviously a very old property and you have to make allowances for its antiquity but then that’s part of its charm. The staff were lovely and the food great. The tea is amazing.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 Apr 2019
Dear Guests, Greetings from Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat ! Thank you for choosing to stay at our property and taking the time out to share your experience on TripAdvisor! We have acquired Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat under the wings of Whispering Palms, having an experience in owning and running hotels for over 2 decades, and wanting to give travellers the benefit of staying in new destinations, enjoying the local flavour of each such destination, a home away from home. Our inventory of hotels now includes, a lodge nestled in the peace and quiet of the mountains, apart from a sea beach resort, and a city hotel. We thank you for your positive review on the Retreat, the food, the staff, and of course, the tea. We have great plans for the property, to give our guests an enriching, soulful and peaceful stay! Guests like you and your kind words of appreciation, are a huge motivation and inspiration for my team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Darjeeling! Warm Regards, Jacob John
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Saran S wrote a review Nov 2018
27 contributions2 helpful votes
I have stayed at your property and have liked it, however your reservation or whoever is involved with handling emails are really negligent. I have written a few emails and have also tried to call in the phone number given at your website. No one answers the phone and no one has cared to response my emails. I wanted to make reservations for my group in April and I have written many emails, but no response. Negligence to clients queries is not good for the reputation of such a nice property!
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from wpbr, General Manager at Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat
Responded 7 Jan 2019
Dear Guests, Season's Greetings from Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat ! Thank you for choosing to stay at our property and taking the time out to share your experience on TripAdvisor! We are sorry that your experience regarding communication, and I have forwarded your this issue regarding emails and phone calls to our Reservation Manager, Ms. Maya Kankonkar. Having recently acquired Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat under the wings of Whispering Palms, kindly excuse this lapse. We at Whispering Palms, have an experience in owning and running hotels for over 2 decades, want to give travellers the benefit of staying in new destinations, enjoying the local flavour of each such destination, a home away from home. Our inventory of hotels now includes, a lodge nestled in the peace and quiet of the mountains, apart from a sea beach resort, and a city hotel. All in all, on a positive note, thank you for appreciating the property. We take great pleasure and pride in serving our guests. Yes, as suggested by you, we see your comments as motivation to improve upon our services and transform the place. Hoping to have another opportunity to serve you and also to show you the impact your feedback has made. We look forward to welcoming you back to Darjeeling! Warm Regards, Jacob John
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Nachiketa C wrote a review Oct 2018
Kolkata, India46 contributions5 helpful votes
Great old tea bungalow maintained properly and very clean. Food served are made of local vegetables. Nice homely feeling in nature. Small equipped tea factory. Nice people guide throughout the factory followed by tea tasting. Awesome relaxing stay. Will go again.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from Jacob J, General Manager at Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat
Responded 25 Oct 2018
Dear Guests, Greetings from Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat ! Thank you for choosing to stay at our property and taking the time out to share your experience on TripAdvisor! We have acquired Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat under the wings of Whispering Palms, having an experience in owning and running hotels for over 2 decades, and wanting to give travellers the benefit of staying in new destinations, enjoying the local flavour of each such destination, a home away from home. Our inventory of hotels now includes, a lodge nestled in the peace and quiet of the mountains, apart from a sea beach resort, and a city hotel. We thank you for your positive review on the Retreat, the food, the facilities, the natural surroundings, and the overall stay. We have great plans for the property - as you will discover on coming back again, to give our guests an enriching, soulful and peaceful stay! Guests like you and your kind words of appreciation, rating us as excellent, are a huge motivation and inspiration for my team. We too look forward to welcoming you back to Darjeeling! Warm Regards, Jacob John
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mandrita wrote a review Oct 2018
Calcutta, West Bengal, India45 contributions9 helpful votes
This is a tea-garden based bunglow with 4 Rooms, called a Retreat located just one and a half hours from Siliguri amongst lush green tea-gardens and decorated lawns and garden. Its ambience promises to offer a change from the din and bustle of city-life, in peaceful solitude. But its exorbitant room-tariff surprizes you when u find different lack of facilities inspite of such high pricing! Most of the lamp-shades do not work in the living area, washroom equipments are wornout and function poorly, food is not only vegetarian but far from tasty, spiders and snalis are co-existing with us! Amidst all problems, the behaviour of the staff are worth-appreciating.....considering the little resources they are provided with! Thus it is a humble request to the management to explore this beautiful place in a more well-maintained, user-friendly manner and transform this place as a Retreat... worth for money!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 21 Oct 2018
Dear Guests, Greetings from Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat ! Thank you for choosing to stay at our property and taking the time out to share your experience on TripAdvisor! We have acquired Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat under the wings of Whispering Palms, having an experience in owning and running hotels for over 2 decades, and wanting to give travellers the benefit of staying in new destinations, enjoying the local flavour of each such destination, a home away from home. Our inventory of hotels now includes, a lodge nestled in the peace and quiet of the mountains, apart from a sea beach resort, and a city hotel. That being said, we are sorry that your experience has left much to be desired, and we will do everything in our power to look into these issues deeply and rectify them to the maximum extent possible. We are making effort to ensure that the property is spic and span in every possible way, with all the amenities being in working order. Regarding the food, apart from being vegetarian, we shall endeavour to make the dishes more tasty. All in all, on a positive note, thank you for appreciating the staff. We take great pleasure and pride in serving our guests and receive your plaudits and critiques with a smile. Yes, as suggested by you, we see your comments as motivation to improve on our services and transform the place. Hoping to have another opportunity to serve you and also to show you the impact your feedback has made. We look forward to welcoming you back to Darjeeling! Warm Regards, Jacob John
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neham04 wrote a review Jun 2018
New Delhi, India6 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in this tea garden retreat for one day, the stay was absolutely delightful. It is a serene place with beautiful surroundings (unlike the chaotic Darjeeling city). The experience of guided tour to the tea gardens and tea factory along with the tea tasting sessions was amazing. The kids had a great time in their lush green lawns, badminton, table tennis and other indoor facilities. The food served was so fresh and tasty. Overall a great experience which has created wonderful memories! An absolute recommended place to visit if you are going to Darjeeling!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Responded 9 Jun 2018
Dear Guests, Greetings from Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat ! Thank you for choosing to stay at our property and taking the time out to share your experience on TripAdvisor! We have acquired Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat under the wings of Whispering Palms, having an experience in owning and running hotels for over 2 decades, and wanting to give travellers the benefit of staying in new destinations, enjoying the local flavour of each such destination, a home away from home. Our inventory of hotels now includes, a lodge nestled in the peace and quiet of the mountains, apart from a sea beach resort, and a city hotel. We thank you for your positive review on the Retreat, the food, the facilities, the surroundings, and the wonderful experience. We have great plans for the property, to give our guests an enriching, soulful and peaceful stay! Guests like you and your kind words of appreciation, rating us as excellent in terms of value, service, location and overall, while also recommending us, are a huge motivation and inspiration for my team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Darjeeling! Warm Regards, Jacob John
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US$200 - US$200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Goomtee Resort
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IndiaWest BengalDarjeeling DistrictDarjeeling
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Frequently Asked Questions about Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Castleton Tea Estate (1.7 km), Ambotia Shiva Mandir Temple (1.7 km), and Giddapahar View Point (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Margaret's Deck Tea Lounge, 33 Dream Cafe, and Maya Rooftop Restaurant.
Does Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Goomtee Tea Garden Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rabindra Bhavan (11.5 km).