With 360-degree plantation views, this quaint getaway with a century-old main building offers oodles of period furniture and quirky artefacts in its bright and airy rooms. There's a delicious mix of Anglo-Indian, Continental and Indian food, and a fine selection of Darjeeling teas, at the in-house restaurant-cafe Chai Country. Room rates can go up and down a bit according to season.
The hotel is wheelchair-friendly and can provide Bagdogra Airport and New Jalpaiguri (NJP) train station transfers (₹1840). It's worth taking an extra day to enjoy an excellent guided village and tea-estate walk or an expert tea-tasting session. Cochrane Place is 2km southwest from Kurseong station on the road to Makaibari (₹10/100 by shared/reserved van from St Andrew's Church).