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Reviewed 14 June 2017

We just spent one night in this resort and left in the morning after our breakfast.
Located away from the bustling crowd, this resort is also closer to Gorumara National Park and one can try his luck to locate to Rhinos, leopards, and jackals. Also, a small river is nearby.

The resort also has a small swimming pool and a gym. It was drizzling in the evening and we could not explore much.

The food was very tasty and we enjoyed both our dinner as well as breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Thank KS R
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STCManager, General Manager at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 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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Thank shahbhushan
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STCManager, General Manager at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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, 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 feedback regarding the food with our chef and he has ensured that he will make it up to you on your next visit.

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 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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Thank Mainak1
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STCManager, General Manager at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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.

Private vehicles are not allowed in all watch towers, we will request you to check with our team during your next visit.

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 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.

Room Tip: Best to take the rooms near the restaurant in case you are travelling with elderly members of your family.
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Thank SubhrajyotiC
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STCManager, General Manager at The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 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 1 week 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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