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The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This definitely is one of the best properties in Gourmara. Spread over 10 acres it houses only 12 rooms which is what a resort should be, all you can see from your room is the flora & fauna surrounding you. The rooms are quite spacious & comfortable equivalent to any four star property with individual geysers, split air-conditioners and the works, the added bonus is that they are quite well maintained. The staff is extremely cordial, warm & hospitable. I would like to mention that Mr. Nandan Chatterjee the Assistant Manager went out of his way to make your stay comfortable & memorable. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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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.
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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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
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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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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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Additional Information about The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars

Address: Batabari Farm More, Dakshin Dhupjhora 735206, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Jalpaiguri District > Dakshin Dhupjhora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Dakshin Dhupjhora
Price Range: ₹ 5,871 - ₹ 6,892 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waxpol Hotels & Resorts (WHR) owns and manages small luxury forest resorts in India. Each resort is singularly unique but all offer an experience for guests that are intimate and discreet, while providing the highest level of service in the region and is professionally run and managed. Certain elements characterize all WHR’s- a beautiful natural location, outstanding facilities, exceptional service and a small number of rooms to ensure exclusivity and privacy. The decor of each resort makes use of locally sourced materials, reflecting elements of the natural surroundings and the traditions of local cultures. ... more   less 
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