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The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars

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Gorumara, Dakshin Dhupjhora 735206 India
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#1 of 7 hotels in Dakshin Dhupjhora
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The Riverwood Forest Retreat – Dooars is located on the fringes of the Gorumara National Park at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in Northern West Bengal. The resort was started in 2008 by Waxpol Hotels and Resorts and offers guests an opportunity to experience the vast open grasslands, riverine forests, swamps, woodlands, and streams that make up the terrain of the region. The Retreat is located along the banks of the River Murti opposite the Gorumara National Park that is renowned for its Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, Elephant, Indian Gaur (Bison), Muntjac and Leopard population along with other wild animals. The jungle resort has played an important role in pioneering sustainable wildlife tourism in the Dooars region and implemented various eco-friendly processes to adhere to the local ecology. We have successfully incorporated rain water harvesting to fulfil the water requirements at the resort. We have grown indigenous plant species in the surrounding land to make it into a haven for bird and insects. We have also built a migratory bird pond that is visited by endemic and migratory birds. The resort is located in an area that is frequently visited by elephants. The property design of ground plus one allows guests to view the vast expanses of the forest and the wildlife. There are 12 stylishly furnished rooms and the decor makes use of locally sourced materials where possible. The menu at our multi-cuisine restaurant comprises of dishes inspired by the various communities that inhabit the Dooars region. Our chefs utilise locally sourced ingredients as much as possible. International cuisine is served on request as well. Guests can relax by the outdoor pool or jacuzzi and enjoy a sundowner at the Hornbill Bar in the evening. The resort also has a large outdoor garden area that is popular for hosting soirees.
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Shaon wrote a review May 2022
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Firstly thanks to the hotel staff for making our stay comfortable and glitch free. Though the name is forest retreat it's not technically inside a forest, but a forest exists inside the retreat. At night when you don't get to see the paddy field right next to the compund, the ambience completely resembles that of an actual forest resort. River Murti is a kilometer or so away. But it's difficult to access as u have to walk through a lot of vegetation. The resort boasts of its own personal lake and fishes served in its restaurant come from it, as claimed by the staff. Coming to the staff, the resort has a group extremely dedicated, well behaved and helpful staff. My personal thanks to one particular staff ( Don't know name) who helped me out in fixing my camera. The resort has its own pool where u can jump in anytime of the day and find clean water. There is a bar that is more or less well stocked. A snooker board, a well maintained gymn and a small reading space are its other amenities.So if u are bored in the evening u will have plenty of things to do apart from watching TV in your room. Coming to the rooms, they are simply luxurious and extremely well furnished. The bathroom is well maintained. All equipments, right from the geyser to body wash dispenser were working properly. Fresh toiletries are furnished everyday so don't bother to pack tooth brush or paste, if u plan to stay here. The restaurant serves good continental dishes, Chinese cuisine being it's speciality. But quality of Bong dishes was somewhat lacking. The complimentary breakfast is awesome and heavy ,and u can easily skip lunch if u plan to do so. A point of concern. There are a lot of insects. No matter how firmly we closed the doors and windows they somehow managed to creep in. In addition as per the resort guidelines it's best to avoid moving unnecessarily at night as there are poisonous snakes too. But that's the case with any jungle resort. Lastly a suggestion to the resort owners. Please arrange wash room on the ground floor of ur restaurant as it's difficult to climb up to floor 1 after every heavy and tasty meal.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 13 May 2022
Dear Guest, Namaste! We are delighted to read your detailed experience in regard to your recent stay. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. It was indeed a pleasure to serve you. We are happy to know that we could impress you with a variety of delicious food, well-maintained amenities, and simple yet luxurious rooms. We are glad to note that our staff was instrumental to make your stay comfortable. Your generous compliments have been shared with my team and we thank you for your positive feedback. Also, we have noted your concerns and we assure you that the same will be taken care of. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm regards, Management - The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars
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Ruth wrote a review May 2022
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
We stayed only for 2 nights but really enjoyed the quiet and the natural surroundings. The pool is wonderful, surrounded by tall trees and the sound of birds. The food was amazing and the staff definitely made extra effort to make us comfortable. This is a lovely retreat for those who enjoy nature and time.away from the city.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Revenue Manager, Revenue Management at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars
Responded 13 May 2022
Dear Guest, Namaste! Thank you for your flattering feedback on your recent stay with us. We are happy to know that you had a comfortable stay in our pleasant surroundings. We are delighted to note that we could impress you with the delicious food and the prompt services of our hospitable staff. Your kind and generous words encourage us to do even better. We look forward to your continued visits and assure you of better attention and services at all times. Best regards, Management - The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars
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Sayantika C wrote a review Mar 2022
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Stayed there with family for a few days, it was beyond our expectations, the property was beautifully preserved and maintained, the room was beautiful and luxurious, the food was sooo tasty and the staff was cordial, warm and tended to all our needs! Overall exceeded our expectations in every aspects.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 30 Apr 2022
Dear Guest, Namaste! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and sharing your flattering feedback on your experience. We are glad to know that our services and facilities exceeded your expectation. It's heartening to note that we could impress you with delicious food, clean rooms, and prompt services from our hospitable staff. Your kind and generous compliments encourage us to do even better. We look forward to your continued visits and assure you of better services and attention at all times. Warm regards, Management - The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars
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Prof Amit Mukherjee wrote a review Dec 2021
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Saying that this was a good resort would be an understatement. This was just what an ideal forest resort should be like .it could not have gotten ant better. At night the resort looks different and delicately preserves the thrill of staying amidst the forest . The staff and people in and around the resort are just as beautiful as the resort. Although the mountains feel cold,you do not actually feel the low temperatures because the staff greet you with a warm smile every time you see them they make you feel so at home . The food was great . You are not going to feel bored even if you stay at the resort they have books on diverse topics and other recreational games . The best part , is the walking trail, that leads right to a direct view of the murti River and if you get lucky you can also see kanchenjunga . At morning you hear the birds chirping and you can also be lucky to see the elephants.If possible I'd like to visit this place again and again and experience the warmth of this resort all over again . Recommend this to everyone , If you come here there's probably no better place to be.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Revenue Manager, Revenue Management at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars
Responded 21 Dec 2021
Dear Mr Amit, Namaste! We thank you for choosing to stay with us and sharing your detailed and insightful feedback in regards to your recent visit to The Riverwood Forest Retreat, Dooars. We are pleased to know about your comfortable stay with the support of our associates and humbled to know that you found our tastefully curated property as per your desired standards and also enjoyed your stay with us. We would also like to take this opportunity and thank you on behalf of our entire team for your appreciation as we always patronize hospitality in all the services that are been delivered to all our guests so that they could have the best experience with us in regards to their stay. We hope you enjoyed the books and games. In addition, we are also glad to know that you liked the delicious food prepared by our team. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon on your next visit. Warm Regards, Management - The Riverwood Forest Retreat, Dooars.
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Rikhia_p wrote a review Dec 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India27 contributions1 helpful vote
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Nestled amidst the forest and on the banks of Murti river, this is beautiful beautiful property. The greenery, sounds of nature, quiet ambience added to our experience. One would sit on the balcony for 5 mins, and they would be enthralled by the sight of atleast 10 different species of exotic birds. The food, the service, the staff, everything was excellent. Always eager to help and assist. And run by such happy smiling faces. Made our day. We were a group of 15 people and we were very well taken care of. Dont miss the walk around the property in the morning as the path goes along a tea garden, a pond and a forest. The terrace of the property is also Unmissable. Clean and well thought of rooms. We are looking forward to visiting their property in Pench very soon.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Respect and maintain the natural ambience. Do ask about the evening bon fire and local dance...
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Responded 10 Dec 2021
Dear Rikhia, Namaste! We appreciate you taking the time to share your review with us. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your time at our property and we could impress you with the food and service delivered by our staff. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for recommending our property and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm Regards, Management - The Riverwood Forest Retreat, Dooars.
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mukherjeesubhadip wrote a review Dec 2021
Hyderabad, India3 contributions
I am fortunate to have chosen this hotel among many. The ambience - dense trees , serene pond and tea garden - gives visitors from city a surreal experience. Staffs were friendly and amenable to different requests on food. The reasons i couldn't give 5 stars are below 1. Upkeep of rooms can be better 2. Food options are limited. Overall we had a pleasant stay of 3 days.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Smriti Shah, Revenue Management at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars
Responded 3 Dec 2021
Dear Guest, Namaste! We appreciate you taking the time to share your review with us and are pleased to know that you were impressed by the ambience and our courteous staff. We have made a note in regards to your suggestion and will discuss it with our team members to ensure smooth functioning in future. Hoping to see you soon again. Warm Regards, Management - The Riverwood Forest Retreat, Dooars.
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Sunirmal wrote a review Nov 2021
Jaipur, India13 contributions4 helpful votes
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Beautiful property. Silent and evocative. The service staff, led by Mr Birendra Lama, were also very friendly and courteous. The food was well prepared. Enjoyed the gym this morning after which the breakfast was sumptuous. Would love to come again.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Plenty of parking space .
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Responded 10 Nov 2021
Dear Mr. Sunirmal, Namaste! We take this opportunity to thank you for choosing to stay with us and sharing your feedback based on the experience you encountered. Our property is nestled between greenery and is adored by nature lovers such as yourself. It is with great pride that we read your review and convey your comments to our team who try their best to ensure all guests are made to feel comfortable and hospitable at all times. We eagerly await your return to our property in the near future. Best regards, Management - The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars
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anirban s wrote a review Nov 2021
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Awesome place to stay away from the crowds and noises. The room and bathroom were excellent. The view from the private balcony was mesmerizing. We spent quality time within the resort itself. The staff behavior was very good and they served quality foods too. We enjoyed our stay very much and I highly recommend this resort if you want a calm and pleasant atmosphere. NB. The mobile network was very poor (checked with vi and jio). Anyways you can make phone calls but you won't be able to connect the internet. However, Wifi is available at the reception so that you can pay the bills using upi there.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 Nov 2021
Dear Guest, Namaste! We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed a peaceful vacation amidst nature at our property and extend a warm thank you to you for not only choosing to stay with us but also taking time out to share your valuable feedback. Kind comments such as yours fill us with a sense of gratitude and provide a big boost to our morale to ensure we always exceed the expectations of all our guests and offer a stay with multiple memories. We eagerly await your return to us. Best regards, Management - The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars
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Gopal sarkar wrote a review Oct 2021
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Everyone there is very nice to use I want to go again the next day,I don't have the language to say that the environment there is so good,I will go there again very soon with my family.Besides, I will tell all my friends and relatives to go there.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 29 Oct 2021
Dear Mr. Gopal, Namaste! We thank you for patronizing us for your stay and are extremely pleased to know that you and your family were able to experience our warm hospitality and picturesque view. Your kind comments are well received and we look forward to keep welcoming you to our property. Best regards, Management - The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars
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Debabrata Chakraborty wrote a review Oct 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta)2 contributions
Thanks Riverwood for hosting us, I thank Mr Lama - Manager for his all help, this place stands tall for their amazing resort, food at its best ( though expensive), and out of the world service, the staff at ground are just fab, all of them indeed, but will be keen to mention two names 1) Anuj Lama 2) Rohit Danguar, will be keen to visit again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 29 Oct 2021
Dear Guest, Namaste! We are humbled by your kind comments for our property and thank you for choosing to stay with us. On behalf of our entire team, we take this opportunity to express our gratitude for taking time out to share your experience in detail. It has always been our endeavour to ensure we not only meet but also exceed your expectations and offer you a luxurious stay. We eagerly await your return and hope to continue to offer you our best services at all times. Best regards, Management - The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars
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$52 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaWest BengalJalpaiguri DistrictDakshin Dhupjhora
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars
Which popular attractions are close to The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars?
Nearby attractions include Gorumara National Park (6.7 km) and Gorumara Forest (4.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars have airport transportation?
Yes, The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Dakshin Dhupjhora.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.