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“Riverwood is indeed a Retreat - An Affordable Resort in Dooars”

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The Riverwood Forest Retreat - Dooars
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I visited this place in this June for a small vacation along with my Family. The location of the hotel is good; its 3-4 kms away from Murti River Bridge & Gorumara National Park gate & 100 meters away from the Elephant Camp. But You can enjoy the Murti River view from the terrace of its restaurant. Rooms, swimming pool & restaurant are well maintained but the garden and other locations inside the resort campus are not at all maintained. Rooms are spacious and very comfortable for family with kids, however I missed a Laptop Table inside the room. Sufficient electric plug points will make gadget savvy people comfortable. Service was moderate to us and may be poor depending on the occupancy of the rooms. Restaurant service was not that very satisfactory. Indian food was delicious but Chinese was horrible. Manager and other staffs were courteous. Overall this is a very good place to stay in that location for a short vacation.

Stayed: June 2017
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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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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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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 #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Dakshin Dhupjhora
Price Range: ₹ 6,775 - ₹ 8,013 (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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