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“A Gardener's Paradise”
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Orchid Retreat
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Kalimpong
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Orchid Retreat was the start of our 24 day tour of NE India and what a treat.
After a very warm welcome we were taken to our rooms. What magnificent views of the well cared for garden from all cottages and rooms. Special attention to detail was given, such as a beautiful orchid on our balcony, and well appointed rooms. The meals were also very tasty with lots of variety. We had a very comfortable lounge where we could gather as a group before dinner. This was much appreciated.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

The first thing that strikes you on reaching this place is the warmth and hospitality of the people in Retreat. We will never forget the gesture and the beautiful flowers which were given to us as when we arrived at the Retreat.

The tranquility of the place coupled with well maintained rooms surrounded by rolling hills is mesmerizing. We just loved the place amidst nature. The garden is colorful , well maintained and inviting. You will miss the TV but if you are looking for a place where you can be cosy with a book then The Retreat is the place for you.

Bird watching is another activity you can indulge in as the place is house of many birds.
The food is simply fantastic and will leave a lasting impression, we could not manage food for two as they serve very large quantities.

Overall if you like to enjoy getting out of the mundane life and spend a few days amidst nature with nice people and good food then The Retreat is perfect for you.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ArpanPritha
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

This place is a dream come true for a person looking for a quiet and beautiful place to relax, recharge and enjoy the birds, the trees, the flowers, the food. The property is beautiful, the cottages are well disposed, plenty of privacy and quiet. All have view onto garden, some have private balconies. The garden is diverse and leads into a forest that leads to another flower garden. The owners also grow numerous orchids. The food is excelent and diverse. You can easily forget time and trully relax for more days than you originaly intended.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

It was end our Himalayan journey as we were moving on to Kolkata. The trip was very well organized by our travel agency (Himalaya Home). The hotel is paradise for the birds and flower lovers. And a food cooked by the sister in law of the Retreat was something we cannot forget. In the morning we were taken for a walk to the hotel's huge garden to see the different kinds of Orchids. The owner of the hotel Mr. Ganesh took us around and he knows a lot about the plants! Nice rooms and very peaceful environment.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 12 June 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for peace, you will love this place. The food can be improved but then taste is a subjective matter. The rooms are very comfortable and offer a majestic view of the mountains. There is no TV or intercom so its not for those who prefer such stuff. They do not have any other alcoholic beverage but beer i guess so make your arrangements before-hand or have a word with the care-taker in advance.
Its the perfect place for doing nothing.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank praptirajiv
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Address: Home Hospitality Guest House, Kalimpong 734301, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Kalimpong District > Kalimpong
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Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Kalimpong
Number of rooms: 10
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Orchid Retreat Kalimpong, West Bengal

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