Kolkata, forever famous as the city of joy
has a culture replete with all the charm and romance that its creative icons
could have hoped for. This city has come a long was from being a little
wet-land village to being a crowded and busy metropolis. Its a land
with a seamless blend of heritage and modernization, a rich colonial legacy
evident from its fine European style edifices. It is also the cultural
capital of India, famous for the talents that have sprung from its soil, a
city with a soul, it is at once bewitching and bewildering. For most
visitors Kolkata is an unforgettable experience. To make your stay even more
memorable choose from some of the citys finest hotels at which to
Hotel Taj Bengal ( 5 Star)
The magnificent atrium lobby with its dramatic lighting and unique vertical
garden is the most bewitching feature of the Taj Bengal hotel. A tranquil
haven of natural and architectural beauty the hotel offers world class
services and amenities to its guests. Its heartwarming hospitality and
superb staff make guests feel like royalty.
The hotel has 229 well appointed and centrally air conditioned rooms of
which 13 are suites. The rooms are superbly luxurious and include amenities
like speaker phones with international direct dial facility, speed-dial
internet connectivity, mini bar, personal safe, channel music and
interactive colour television with satellite programmes. You could choose a
room with a view of the city scape or take a room that overlooks the pool.
The hotel also provides 24 hrs. room service, international direct dial
facility, speed dial internet connectivity, mini bar, swimming pool, fitness
centre, beauty parlour, barber shop, travel desk, car rental, shopping
arcade, currency exchange, safe deposit lockers, doctor on call, baby
sitting, business center, conference facilities, secretarial services. Enjoy
the high tea served at the atrium lodge here, Junction and Barbecue are the
two restaurants that serve Indian and continental cuisines here, Chambers is
its famous French restaurant and the Hub is a twenty-hour food court.
Situated on Belvedere Road in Alipore, Kolkata it is 27 kms. from Netaji
Subhash Chandra Bose Airport and 7 kms. from the Howrah Railway Station.
Hotel Sonar Bangla Sheraton (5 Star
One of Calcutta's newest hotel, the upscale Sonar Bangla Sheraton is
undoubtedly one of the city's very best. Built around a 4-acre pond full of
lotuses, and set in landscaped gardens, it provides a relaxed and luxurious
ambiencethe hotel has been inspired by the architecture in vogue when the
Pala dynasty ruled Bengal. It is a beautiful encapsulation of Bengals
artistic and architectural heritage.
Sonar Bangla Sheraton hotel offers 239 rooms, including 8 suites to its
guests. Of these rooms 84 are Sheraton Tower rooms, 21 are ITC rooms, each
of these is equipped with a private fax and DVD player. There are another
126 executive club rooms for the business traveller.
Peshawari, the restaurant serves fine cuisine from the north, Dhum Pukht is
another restaurant here , it has a show kitchen which serves a mix of
Awadhi, Luckhnawi and traditional Indian cuisines. The Eden Pavilionprovides
sumptuous buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The a la carte menu
features highlights of Dakshin(South Indian specialty cuisine) and
Maroush(Lebanese specialty cuisine).
The West View Bar & Grill features a fine selection of single malts &
cognacs. Dublin is the Irish Pub here which also has a dance floor and the
Health Spa Cafe features some delightfully healthy low calorie
Situated on the JBS Halden Avenue Opp Science City in Kolkata it is 16 kms
from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (Domestic and International) Airport,
14 kms from Howrah Junction and 8 kms from Elsplanade Bus Stand.
Hyatt Regency Hotel ( 5 Star Hotel)
Hyatt Regency Kolkata is a premium business hotel, contemporary in design
with innovative hospitality concepts and classic standards of service and
excellence. Its popularity is further strengthened by its location at the
heart of the business district.
The hotel's accommodation is designed to offer a calm sanctuary to busy
guests. There are 235 generously sized rooms, among which there are 152
guest rooms, including 32 non-smoking rooms and two rooms for physically
challenged guests. In addition, the top three floors are dedicated to the
exclusive Regency Club, Hyatt's 'hotel within a hotel', which offers
additional privileges and facilities for the executive traveler. There are
11 suites, which enjoy Regency Club privileges. All rooms are equipped with
instant Internet access, e-mail at broadband speeds, mini-bar, tea and
coffee making facilities, personal safes large enough to accommodate a
laptop, individual climate control, two-line telephones and a voice mail
messaging system. Rooms for physically challenged guests are available on
request. Features include a special bed height of 500 millimeters, easy
access to the thermostat temperature controls, closet rods, peepholes and
accessible in-room safes. The bathroom is equipped with a shower seat and
grab rails. For recreation the hotels provides a Spa and Fitness Center
called Club Prana. Meeting and banquet facilities are available here and its
culinary delights include
Guchhi, the signature restaurant which serves delicious and authentic north
Indian Tandoor grilled cuisine. Waterside Café is the eclectic,
all-day dining restaurant with a bakery and flower shop. The Bar is a lively
and informal gathering place, which serves exciting cocktails and snacks.
The hotel also offers 24-hour Room Service.
Situated at the heart of the business district in the Salt Lake City. It is
11 kms from Netaji Subhas International Airport, 15 kms from Howrah Railway
Station and 11 kms from City Centre Bus Stand.
Park Hotel Kolkata ( 5 Star Hotel)
The Park, Kolkata is an elegant, eloquently designed boutique hotel. It
stands majestically on Kolkatas famous commercial hub, the Park
Street. Its incredible hospitality and high standard of service along with
its elegant rooms, lavish suites and outstanding banquet and conference
facilities have won it many accolades and awards.
The accommodation here is an oasis of luxury, its 150 exquisitely furnished
rooms include 17 exclusive deluxe suites. There are 125 exquisite, spacious
rooms that combine the best of modern and traditional comforts. The rooms
are furnished with a writing bureau and handmade paper, TV sets, a
well-stocked mini-bar, fruits, beverages, snacks, telephones with voice mail
as well as an electronic safe. The Residence is an entire floor dedicated to
17 plush suites and 7 deluxe rooms. Bengal Kantha hand stitched fabrics and
terracotta murals provide an artful blend of ethnic and contemporary
splendor here. The luxurious rooms are also equipped with individual
facsimile, video compact discs, 25-inch TVs, personal computer on request
and an amply stocked mini-bar. A personal valet is in attendance 24 hours a
day. Gastronomical delights abound, The Atrium Cafe provides an exciting
range of coffees,
Someplace Else, ia a pub, a restaurant, a stage for hosting live
performances by hot 'n' happening music bands, Tantra is a perfect chill-out
den for party freaks, Saffron provides an array of cuisines and exemplary
seafood, restaurant Zen brings distinctive flavours of the Schezwan, Canton,
Shanghai and Peking regions, a favourite with the connoisseurs of Oriental
cuisine. Rejuvenate your body at the spa, or workout at the health club with
the most sophisticated computer - aided exercise machines and shop at the
Box, our in house shopping complex.
Situated on the Park street at the heart of city it is at a distance of 2
kms from the Victoria Memorial.
Oberoi Grand Hotel ( 5 Star Hotel)
The Oberoi Grand is characterized by its old world charm and gracious
hospitality. Centrally located in the main business and shopping areas of
Kolkata, it is hugely popular for its accessibility from all major
convention centers, legislative offices, banks, consulates and deputy high
commissions, chambers of commerce and clubs. Its neo classical facade and
grand pillared entrance mark a successful fusion of classical and
traditional Indian style and reflect the citys colonial heritage. Cool
green marble floors, corinthian columns, balustrades, classical pediments
and palms all add to an air of turn of the century colonial grandeur.
Hotel Oberoi Grand has 213 rooms and suites which convey the same sense of
space, elegance and gracious living, while providing every convenience that
the modern traveller has come to expect. Rooms have city views, in room
entertainment (DVD), direct dialling, dataport and 24h our in room dining.
36 Premium same sized rooms face the gardens. All 41 Deluxe rooms look onto
the swimming pool and have a fax machine. Breakfast and airport transfers
are included in the price of Deluxe rooms.
The hotel also offers some of the best dining experiences in the city: Baan
Thai for authentic Thai cuisine, Gharana for cuisine from the Princely
states of India, La Terrasse, a newly renovated international restaurant
with lavish buffets as well as an a la carte menu. All restaurants offer a
very extensive vegetarian selection also. The facilities here also include
room service, rooms for disabled, sauna, spa, shopping arcade, swimming
(outdoor), baby sitting, bar and lounge, beauty salon, business centre,
conference facilities, fitness centre, hairdryer, in room laptop port, mini
bar, non-smoking rooms, golf, horse riding, squash and tennis are all
available within 7 kms. of the hotel, traditional Indian treatments and body
massages are also available at the hotel.
The Oberoi Grand Hotel is situated on Jawaharlal Nehru Road in Kolkata. It
is 22 kms. from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Intl. Airport and 4.5 kms. from
Howrah Railway Station.