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The Corporate Hotel: Boutique and business hotel in town

I stayed in Superior room which 's clean and cozy. Room with AC offers big window, TV, clean bathroom with hot shower and basic sanitary items, coffee and tea with boiling pot, safe box, working table and relax area. The price included Breakfast both Indian style and Western style in nice garden. Internet 's available at the lobby.

The location of this hotel 's very convenient for one who prefer to walk and take public transportation (bus and underground).

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Historical Travel, Arts and Culture
  • Written November 29, 2011
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The Executive Suite-II: Kolkata's Better Guest Houses.



The services offered by The Executive Guest House are:

- 24-Hour Service
- Complimentary Breakfast
- Air conditioned rooms
- Safe Custody Deposit
- Post / Parcel Service
- Room Service
- Running Hot and Cold Water
- Telephone
- Laundry Service
- Car Rental facility and Airport Pickup and Drop off (extra charge)
- Complimentary Wireless Internet in All Rooms
- Multi-cuisine meals and snacks
- Complimentary Morning Tea and Paper

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written April 16, 2011
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The Executive Suite: Kolkata's Better Guest Houses.

This place is surely one of the best guest house in Kolkata city as this caters to The Corporate houses, guests from Royal Calcutta Golf Club and some select tourists only. Booking is available over net, by email and over phone. This is situated very centrally located South of Kolkata city with in close proximity of two metro stations Tollygunge and Rabindra Sarovar. There is no noise at all, once you enter the 3 rd lane of Russa Road ( south) , you are absolutely free from any noise. The place is run by Mr.Ashok Kumar Hajra and his wife Mrs. Rupasree Hajra , who have been an executive of senior level with MNC, so you are assured of highest standard of cleanliness and service. The rooms are available on Bed & Breakfast basis, but they will cook your meals also if you order in advance. In all the have seven rooms on the ground and top floor, which they have converted as guest house. All seven rooms are tastefully decorated with wall to wall carpet, decent toilet, sheets are changed daily, entire set up is pest controlled every quarter , all rooms have colour television and WiFi connection, 24 hrs running hot & cold water.

Myself & Munu visited the place today and with the kind of service and quality it can be said it is surly a very nice place with all star facilities in less than half the price. It's a bargain. This place is anytime better than the place our VT friend Lynne( Lynnehemman in VT) & Richard stayed in December 2009.

For booking please get in touch with Mrs.Rupasree Hajra & Ms.Rohini Hajra on phone nos: +91-9903393157/ +91-33-24735077/24173151.

You may also book on line on their website.

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  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written April 16, 2011
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Hotel Paragon: Stay on Sudder Street

We wanted to stay on Sudder Street as it is convenient for lots of the sights, and it's known as a backpackers hang-out. This hotel is just off the main road, on a little alley called Stuart Lane, and is quiet, clean and pleasant, although the rooms might be considered a bit basic - but then this is a budget option. The rooms all open onto little courtyards where you can sit and chat to other travellers, and the reception desk sells cold water and soft drinks. I really liked this hotel.

The room doors lock with a padlock, and I can't remember whether we were given one or not, since we carry our own and usually use that.

320 rupees for a double room with private bathroom (western toilet and a shower).
There is an internet cafe at Hotel Maria next door.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written April 29, 2010

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Retiring rooms: Retiring rooms at Kolkata International Airport

I stayed at the retiring room on 09 Feb 09, located at level 2 of the International terminal (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Internatiinal airport). Now, they have done away with advance booking of these retiring rooms. The rooms are given away on first come first serve basis. One pre-requisite for staying in these retiring rooms is that you should have onward flight booking (either an international or a domestic flight connection). In other words, these retiring rooms are only meant for transiting passengers. In order to avail this room, you should proceed to Airport Manager's office located between Arrival lounge and departure lounge of International terminal. The Air con rooms costed me Rs 1000/- for one night and it had two single beds. The room was kind of OK for a night.
For those who are hungry, there is a good restaurant just next to the retiring rooms. In the morning, they serve you bed tea.
My general opinion is that most of the time, these rooms are full. Of the three times I have tried getting accomodation in these retiring rooms, I have been successful only once.

No unique qualities worth mentioning, other than the convenience if you have to transit at the airport for a short while. I found it quite safe and secure, as it is located within the Airport terminal building. THE entrance to the airport is heavily guarded by security forces.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel
  • Written March 8, 2009

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De Empressa: Comfort and Value

This is a new hotel just a block from Park Street - excellent location for short walks to everything. Very quiet. Attractive decor and spotlessly clean. The buffet breakfast was excellent. Helpful and friendly staff - confirmed my train reservations etc. Reasonable internet service to collect your mail. I will stay here again during my coming trip.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written December 28, 2008
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Airport Ashok Hotel/other hotels near Kolkata Airp: Accomodation near Kolkata International Airport

There is one Airport Ashok Hotel near Kolkata airport. Just 1 KM from Netaji Subhash International Airport (Name of Kolkata International airport). If I am not mistaken, the room tariff is around USD 100 per night.
If you are not very fussy about one night sleep, you can try the dormitory facility available for air travellers at Kolkata airport.

CALCUTTA AIRPORT REST ROOMS
Airports Authority of India
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport,
Kolkata - 52
Tel: +91 33 552 9547; +91 33 552 9172
Retiring Room - Rs. 350 per bed
Family Room - Rs. 500 per room
45 bedded dormitory - Rs. 50 per bed
For Air transit passengers holding confirmed onward ticket within 24 hours.
Food available at the Airport Restaurant

There is another Hotel close to the Kolkata International airport. I have stayed in this hotel a couple of times. Good enough for spending a night. Dont expect a lot. All the rooms are below Rs 1000
This is just an ordinary hotel but very close to International airport and they provide Airport Transfers
Hotel Airways Lodge
#2, Jessore Road
Opposite Airport Gate number 2
Phone: +91 33-25127280, +91 33 25129325

Hope this helps
BK

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written July 22, 2008

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Hotel Plazaa: Budget Hotel

If you are looking for accommodation in Calcutta at budget rates during your stay, I would recommend The Plazaa.Hotel to you. A clean , has a no boarding facilities.. It is situated in Sudder Street ,a good .and mostly located at the heart of the city.(at Esplanade area) .very nice area, surrounded by shopping mals, banks, offices and several eateries. The hotel has ordinary, deluxe and A/C rooms along with suites. The price starts from around INR 600 onwards.
Rooms are spacious and ventilated to a level.

Facilities were quiet ok.
Arrangemnts made for Local Site seeing ...Indica A/C arranged for us at economical rates..

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written July 11, 2008

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Hotels: Sudder Street

I was expecting Sudder Street to be full of beggars, rubbish and other unsavoury types but it wasn't that bad. I only encountered a couple of beggars - women carrying babies and a couple of cripples. There was a pile of rubbish at the bottom end of the street near the Indian Museum but this was cleared up during my stay plus someone also moved on some homeless people who had camped out on the street. Anyway, I spent about an hour or so going around about 6 or 7 of the budget hotels in the area as I was, at the time, staying near the Howrah Station.

Hotel Galaxy - This is located down a small street at 3 Stuart Lane so is fairly quiet. They were re-decorating when I visited and the only room they had available was a very large room with 2 double beds which was a bit excessive for just one. It had a hotwater shower and was Rs400. This was the best option but when I went back to move in, it wasn't available.
Paragon Hotel - This had horrible rooms with stained sheets even though they were cheap. There were some Japanese staying in one room and I wondered why they had bothered staying there! Don't bother yourself!
Shilton Hotel & Hotel Maria - much the same as most others. Small poor looking rooms with stains everywhere even though they were around Rs200/250. Take it from me, it's probably better to spend an extra Rs100 and get somewhere half decent.

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  • Written August 18, 2007
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HOTEL PARAGON.: BACKPACKER'S NEST.

Well not many travellers know that the Mega city of Kolkata has accute shortage of Hotels in the budget and mid range. The city has grown by leaps and bounds but civic amenities, roads, transport , traffic , the footpaths all needs re-looked into. Calcutta lacks these infrastructures and we have miles to go. However, the Sudder Street area is in Central Heart of Kolkata and inthis area there a number of hotels and guest houses though not at par with international standard but very popular with Backpack travelers from world over(Anyway options are not much for a budget traveller).

Our VT friend Junilo S. Espiritu ( Jon) stayed in this place when he came to Kolkata last August 2006. The place has dormitoty 5 beds in a room and single& Double room. Toilet & bathrooms are shared. But the price is very very cheap. on paid Rs.75/- (USD$2) per day for dormitory accomodation and I asked the hotel fellow the single rooms will cost Rs300/- (USD$7 Double Rs500-600/- ( USD$10-14) perday. This is real bargain for a traveller from Western Country as the dollar stretches too far in India. Please remember you cant' get very clean and comfortable accomodation with this kind of price tag. But Jon said the bed was clean and they change sheets in 3 days!

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written January 9, 2007
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Guesthouse in a charitable project: Free of Cost Accmmodation near Calcutta

If anybody is interested to have a direct contact with the indian culture, kitchen, country & its community there is a guesthouse in a village 60 km. south of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) where you can stay overnights free of cost as a tourist. You are, of course, free to donate for the charitable project at the end.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Arts and Culture, Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written July 22, 2006

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Hotel Emirates: Dont stay here!!!

(date stayed - July 19, 2006)

Room 104
Double Bed
Room rate - 400 rupees
with TV, bathroom, toilet

Note: rate per night should not be 400 Rupees but I have no choice coz it was raining very hard outside and flooded

I asked the rate of other Hotels and it ranges from R 150 to R 300.

I checked-in around 5:30 a.m. and the receptonist wants me to leave the Hotel same day coz the check-out time is 12 noon. He wants me to pay another R 400. Then he told me to pay at least R 200 and not to tell it to anyone!!

I disagreed so I decided to go but when I am about to go, he told me to stay and I can stay till the next day!!!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Road Trip, Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written July 20, 2006

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Hotel Paragon: One of the Famous Backpacker's Place

(date stayed : July 20 - 25, 2006)

Dormitory type - 70 Rupees per night
Fan
Communal toilet/shower room (outside)

traveller's note:

- dirty pillow sheet
- dirty pillow
- dirty bed sheet
- dirty bed
- dirty dormitory
- CHEAP!!!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Road Trip, Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written July 20, 2006

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KOLKATA ACCOMODATION

Kolkata has many hotels but it still felt that there is a great shortage of budget hotels or the hotels meant for travellers, especially for backpack travellers from european and american countries. though recently some new hotels like golden park, peerless inn, have come up but their prices are not at all encouraging to the basic travellers.
some of the guest houses offer excellent bed and breakfast but that info is currently not ready with me.
For stay in star category hotel please connect to vt link and for budget accomodation trust your lonely planet guide. So far some of the hotels in sudder street area like , fairlawn hotel, lyton hotel, YWCA guest house, new kennilworth hotel offer fairly good accomodation.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written May 1, 2006

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Salvation Army: Dormitory

Here are the place where I stay for a couple of days before heading to the South of India.
I found it cool although, its not private. Still I could make a friends here.
And the place also being take care off and clean. Dormitory is cheap and this is girls dormitory while boy's dormitory is down stair, it is separated from each other.

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  • Written January 28, 2004
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