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Review: Windsor Lodge, Ranikhet


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Good: Good location, good ambience, good food
Bad: Nothing worth mentioning
Recommend: Yes
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Name: Tapas Mitra   
Member Level: Gold
Review Date: 31 Dec 2009
Points for Review: 20  (Rs: 10)

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Ranikhet, the famous hill station of Uttarakhand can boast of many things. Set on the beautiful background of the Majestic Himalayas, Ranikhet is the only cantonment which enjoys the status of a heritage cantonment in the country. It is because of this reason that till date Ranikhet retains its pristine charm. Your visit to Ranikhet will become a memorable one with your stay at the famous Windsor Lodge here.

Located at a vantage point atop a wooded hillock, The Windsor Lodge was built as a quaint hunting lodge in 1909 at Kalika Estate on the outskirts of Ranikhet cantonment. From Windsor Lodge, you can have a spectacular view of the snow – capped Himalayan peaks, thick oak, pine and cedar forests and Ranikhet golf course.

Windsor Lodge offers 26 luxurious suites and guest–rooms with en-suite bathrooms, including the popular Windsor and Robinson suites that gives you a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks. There is also the Penthouse Suite with picture windows all around. All Suites and Superior Deluxe rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished in colonial period style. Each room is equipped with all modern amenities including cable TV, hot / cold running water, 24 hour power back-up, efficient room service, telephones, mini–bar, tea / coffee maker and a live fireplace.

Besides, there are four fully furnished 1– bedroom serviced apartments. Each apartment, capable of accommodating up to four persons each is equipped with a fully–fitted kitchen. Guests staying at Rose Cottage can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the snow-clad peaks and valleys. There is also a private garden with patios and kitchen garden. The tariff starts from Rs.4500/- to Rs.10,000/- per day + 5% service tax extra.

There are a number of eating places at the lodge:

The Kumaon Room is a multi–cuisine dining Restaurant and Conservatory offering tandoori, Indian and Continental delicacies.

Kafal Bagh is a place where you can sit and enjoy your lunch/dinner sitting comfortably amidst the beauty of kafal trees overlooking pine forest and the golf course.

Raja of Shiekhupura Named in honour of the Raja of Sheikhupura, a regular visitor at Windsor Lodge, the lounge and terrace offers a large variety of beverages and snacks, The place is ideal for fun and party.

The Tea Lounge will bring back in memory the old glories of the colonial era. You can enjoy your favourite ‘cuppa’ accompanied by delicious snacks and sandwiches.

Harkison Hall is ideal place for formal meeting, conferences, parties and social gatherings/functions. It can accommodate up to 100 persons for a format sit–down banquet and over 250 persons for informal gatherings. The hall is fitted with state–of-the–art audio–visual and conferencing facilities.

Some other facilities of the lodge include Dry-cleaning & Laundry Services, Health Club, Business Centre with internet Connection, games like Billiards, table-tennis & indoor games, American Pool, Gymnasium, Health Club (Sauna, Steam, Massage) Car Rental, Travel Desk & Local sightseeing, Station/Airport pick-up and drop-off, Personal staff accommodation and many more.

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