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The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars
Reviewed 29 May 2017

A nice resort in the middle of the jungle,gud property, nice pleasant rooms,river near the premises,everything was gud except food,v bad food quality and taste,needs improvement in food,nice & helpful staff...

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Nice resort in Gorumara. Well maintained, spacious rooms with balcony, sitting where with the morning cup of tea finds you amidst trees and birds, under an open sky and before an open vista. I agree with an earlier reviewer that if you don't have your own vehicle, you may find the trip a bit uncomfortable and expensive. Our tour to the Chapramari viewpoint was organized by the resort which had cost us Rs. 600 per head in a separate vehicle than ours. We could find one rhino, five bisons with a kid, two wild boars, two peacocks, a few monkeys and many birds. There are five viewpoints altogether in the area among which the Jatraprasad Watch Tower provides the maximum scope of wildlife viewing, but a trip to that particular watch tower can't be arranged by the resort. Tourists have to reach Jatraprasad View Point and book a trip on their own. Special thanks to Mr. Nandan, the resort manager, for a cordial reception and friendly interaction throughout our stay. The service is prompt and satisfactory. This property is recommended. I also want to keep on records my thanks to the travel arrangement site, 'naturebeyond', who had booked this resort for us.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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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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Additional Information about The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars

Address: Batabari Farm More, Dakshin Dhupjhora 735206, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Jalpaiguri District > Dakshin Dhupjhora
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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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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