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Reviewed 6 January 2017

A big NO, if you are looking for a jungle feeling. This property is too far from the jungle. More over it is just beside a village surrounded by local houses.
As a resort it will score high. Nice resort, well decorated rooms & washrooms. Well maintained trees throughout the resort. Helpful staffs and manager. Nice food (though the menu is limited).
Now the flaws.
As the resort is almost 16km away from the SAFARI or WATCH TOWER booking counter you have to book a car just to move anywhere if you are not having your personal car. The manager will help you book for SAFARI or WATCH TOWER visit but that won't be of your choice. Moreover they will charge you double for every trip.
And as the resort is too much far from any point you have nothing to do than to stay in the resort and get bore if you are not having your own mode of transport.

Room Tip: balconies of the first floor rooms have a better feelings. for group ground floor is preferable.
  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank sanjayagarwal_s13
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STCManager, General Manager at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review and kind comments on the Trip Advisor after your recent visit to The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars.

A stay in a premier room at The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars is definitely unique - it brings you close to the nature without compromising on luxury, comfort and experience. I thank you for your positive feedback regarding our accommodation, food, facilities and setting of the resort. The resort is a perfect stopover for guests travelling to Paro(Bhutan) or Assam.

We are actually located just next to the Gorumara National Park. The park has many entrances and depending on where one wants to go the safari can be booked. We have Gorumara National Park which has Jatraprasad Watch Tower, Rhino Point Watch Tower, Medla Watch Tower and Jungle Safari options. Other places like Chapramari and Neora are also places to visit from our resort.

Please do plan another holiday with us soon and do give us an opportunity to welcome you back at The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars.

We look forward to having you back with us soon.

Thank You,

Akanksha

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

It's the best resort in gorumara forest. Great rooms, wonderful service, excellent food. The staff is wonderful . We stayed for our anniversary weekend with friends. It was raining incessantly and Dooars is beautiful in rains. They served hot fresh fried fish and it was yummmm!

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
Thank debKolkata_India
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STCManager, General Manager at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review and kind comments on the Trip Advisor after your recent visit to The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars.

A stay in a premier room at The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars is definitely unique - it brings you close to the nature without compromising on luxury, comfort and experience. I thank you for your positive feedback regarding our accommodation, food, facilities and setting of the resort. The resort is a perfect stopover for guests travelling to Paro(Bhutan) or Assam..

We have shared your encouraging feedback with our team, and they are delighted to have helped make your holiday a memorable one.

Please do plan another holiday with us soon and do give us an opportunity to welcome you back at The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars.

We look forward to having you back with us soon.

Thank You,

Akanksha

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Reviewed 16 June 2016

The property is big ad well laid out. The staff were very good and helpful. The food was fine and tasty. If you want to be alone then this is the place. The other time you might enjoy if you are traveling in group. Basically we booked but could not stay in the place because it was far off, from the main road. Once you are inside, you are completely cut off unless you have your own car.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank swastik73
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STCManager, General Manager at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review and kind comments on the Trip Advisor after your recent visit to The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars.

A stay in a premier room at The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars is definitely unique - it brings you close to the nature without compromising on luxury, comfort and experience. I thank you for your positive feedback regarding our accommodation, food, facilities and setting of the resort. The resort is a perfect stopover for guests travelling to Paro(Bhutan) or Assam.

We strive every day to deliver the best experiences to our guests. I am blessed to be working with a group of highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals who take personal pride in delivering warm, intuitive and genuine service to all our guests.

We have shared your encouraging feedback with our team, and they are delighted to have helped make your holiday a memorable one.

Please do plan another holiday with us soon and do give us an opportunity to welcome you back at The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars.

We look forward to having you back with us soon.

Thank You,

Akanksha

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Reviewed 3 January 2016

This property is well located: it lies alongside a waterbody and a stone's throw from the Murti river, it sprawls over a huge area, which is full of fruit trees: I saw mango, jamun, lichu, amloki and several others. There are huge bombax ciba trees, and all this makes the resort itself a magnet for birds.
The rooms are standard well equipped and more important, well maintained: all fixtures worked, and the furniture was well polished and linen clean. The bathrooms were well appointed and the geyser worked perfectly. They came with a roomy verandah where we could sit and watch birds.
There is swimming pool which was not functioning when we came ( In December) , but the pool room and the library was excellent. There is an attractive looking bar, which, however I did not use.
The restaurant has a terrace which overlooks the waterbody and it is here that you can sit and watch the birdlife and if you are lucky animals as well, (though we did not see any animals) .
The food was excellent and well served, hot chapatis, an excellent chicken curry and tasty fresh vegetables.
The service was good at the restaurant, and they woke us up exactly on time for the early morning safari.
I loved it. It is the best hotel by far in this region.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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Thank akdcts
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STCManager, General Manager at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review and kind comments on the Trip Advisor after your recent visit to The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars.

A stay in a premier room at The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars is definitely unique - it brings you close to the nature without compromising on luxury, comfort and experience. I thank you for your positive feedback regarding our accommodation, food, facilities and setting of the resort. The resort is a perfect stopover for guests travelling to Paro(Bhutan) or Assam.

We strive every day to deliver the best experiences to our guests. I am blessed to be working with a group of highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals who take personal pride in delivering warm, intuitive and genuine service to all our guests.

We have shared your encouraging feedback with our team, and they are delighted to have helped make your holiday a memorable one.

Please do plan another holiday with us soon and do give us an opportunity to welcome you back at The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars.

We look forward to having you back with us soon.

Thank You,

Akanksha

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Reviewed 28 October 2015

Nice property, well managed. I went with my family, with two old people in the group and had a comfortable stay. Following will be my advice to people who visit the place-
1. When you reach ask them about lunch and dinner rates. They dont have a fixed menu card, meal rates are fixed (480/- nonveg) and can be customized to a lesser rate.
2. They have packaged tours to Chapramari, Jaldapara forests, you can avail that, their jeep safari is good. It is advised to book the jungle safari which is a 2hr jungle ride.
3. Hotel staffs are very poilte and nice.

hope you have a good stay.

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled with family
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Thank Aaheli2015
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STCManager, General Manager at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review and kind comments on the Trip Advisor after your recent visit to The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars.

A stay in a premier room at The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars is definitely unique - it brings you close to the nature without compromising on luxury, comfort and experience. I thank you for your positive feedback regarding our accommodation, food, facilities and setting of the resort. The resort is a perfect stopover for guests travelling to Paro(Bhutan) or Assam.

We strive every day to deliver the best experiences to our guests. I am blessed to be working with a group of highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals who take personal pride in delivering warm, intuitive and genuine service to all our guests. We do offer al-a-carte options as well, request you to have a look at our new menu.

We have shared your encouraging feedback with our team, and they are delighted to have helped make your holiday a memorable one.

Please do plan another holiday with us soon and do give us an opportunity to welcome you back at The Riverwood Forest Retreat-Dooars.

We look forward to having you back with us soon.

Thank You,

Akanksha

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