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Holumba Haven

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Cable Holumba, Kalimpong 734301 India
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#7 of 43 hotels in Kalimpong
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Free parking
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Asmita Mukherjee wrote a review Dec 2020
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Holumba Haven was an amazing experience altogether. We were amazed by the flora there. The lady slipper orchids left us speechless. The lovely pets, the wonderful ambiance and the hospitality of the hosts was incredible.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Shailesh Bansal wrote a review Dec 2020
Kalimpong, India1 contribution
We stayed at Holumba haven for two nights and enjoyed every minute of the stay. The place is like a botanical garden with some old and new cottages, they are small, cozy and beautiful, completely blend with the surroundings
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Saibal Mitra wrote a review Nov 2020
Siliguri, India4 contributions4 helpful votes
Mr.Karma Pempahishey believes so and we understood his philosophy. It is difficult to find a second Holumba, at least I haven't come across in my 64 years. Money doesn't matter with Mr.Karma ( he is over 80 years now)in this garden of Eden with over 500 species of plants, over 10 nos.cats, about 7dogs (all very friendly) and fish in the water tank. Cleanliness is what matters, not the frills. It is not a typical Hotel but cottages made of wood, beautifully decorated with Tibetian handicrafts. Life is about warmth and love, whether it is the knowlege of Mr.Karma on varied subjects viz. Orchids, Tibetology, Buddhism, Indian Constitution, on which you can be all ears for hours. Or the home cooked food prepared by Mrs.Thinley(daughter-in-law of Mr.Karma) with love and care or the industriousl Ms.Kelsang (daughter of Mr.Karma) , putting in hours to maintain the 2 acre plus property. We, 3 families, had gone during the Durga Puja, the main festival of Bengal, to escape the din and bustle particularly in a pandemic environment and being aware that we were going to be hosted by a family whose institution was closed for since April because of the Covid19 pandemic and was just reopening with skeleton staff. We really felt rejuvenated in the 4 days we stayed there. If you love nature and want to be one with it and can avoid the frivolities of modern life, then this the stay you would enjoy to look inward and be one with yourself.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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DaisyClover wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia1,887 contributions624 helpful votes
I booked one single and one double occupancy in Magnolia Cottage. All the beds were standard singles and they were hard. The heritage cottage was charming and quaint with interesting decor. Each room had a separate bathroom and together we had use of a little sitting room. However there was no heating of any kind and February is still winter. There was no hot water to the basin and the water to the shower was warm rather than hot. Actually it was not really viable to shower as the pressure was insufficient and there was no rest to attach the nozzle at shoulder height so it was really a hand held. I figured that if I was doing Indian bathing I was entitled to a decent Indian breakfast but what we got was the usual porridge, toast and eggs. I was somewhat disappointed therefore when I discovered that the breakfast actually cost us Rs250 each. We had opted not to have dinner at Rs400 per person the previous night. One very good thing about the property was that there was a good footpath with no real inclines all the way into town which was only about one kilometre away. In summary the Holumba had heritage charm in spades and the garden was lovely but that really did not compensate for a cold room, a hard bed, an inadequate shower and a crumby breakfast.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Dan W wrote a review Nov 2019
Bangkok, Thailand13 contributions10 helpful votes
4 cozy cottages, with 3 rooms each.comfy, clean and good value.food is also good and plentiful. The grounds what sells this Haven. Green quiet and fresh air. Run by Karma Hishey, his daughter and daughter in law who give the place a very personal touch.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
US$35 - US$39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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holumba haven kalimpong
LOCATION
IndiaWest BengalKalimpong DistrictKalimpong
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holumba Haven
Which popular attractions are close to Holumba Haven?
Nearby attractions include Pine View Nursery (0.7 km) and Norlha (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holumba Haven?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Holumba Haven?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Holumba Haven?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holumba Haven?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Sood's Garden Retreat and Restaurant, Cafe Refuel, and Za Khang Authentic Bhutanese Restaurant.
Does Holumba Haven have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Holumba Haven offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Holumba Haven located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Kalimpong.
Are pets allowed at Holumba Haven?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Holumba Haven?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tinchuley Village (8.3 km) and Rabindra Bhavan (13.1 km).