The Oberoi Grand Kolkata
The 'Grand' option in Kolkata
We stayed at the Grand for a week while vacationing in India in the fall of last year and found this to be an excellent place, the tag of 'heritage hotel' that the management applies doesn't seem to be too misplaced. The place has an aura of historical grandeur and gives you the feeling of connectivity to the past, a past that was steeped into a form of life that no longer exists. That is perhaps the most important reason for choosing to stay here.
Being situated in the middle of the main shopping district of Kolkata, the subway station a minute walk away, my wife found it to be eminently convenient to safely move around on her own, and as many of the city's grand old eateries are situated nearby, you are unlikely to run out of dining options. The hotel itself has three very good international class restaurants, and the Thai one has a lot to recommend itself.
Not praising the Oberoi high standards of service would be unfair to the management of this extremely well run establishment. The group is an international chain and the staff composition reflect that. Suffice is to say that the five star rating is a well deserved one with friendly, respectful and unobtrusive service. The only suggestion for improvement that one can make is that perhaps the bar could be jazzed up a little bit.
All in all, it was a wonderful experience for both of us and we truly appreciated the maharajah service that we received there. This wonderful hotel will forever feature prominently in all our future eastern India trips and constitute some of our fond memories of this great metropolis.
I will unequivocally recommend this hotel for well heeled travelers who would like to be in the lap of luxury for a romantic getaway or just take some time off for oneself, and also for those with a keen sense of heritage and history. Although the rates are on the high side, it will perhaps be a well deserved escape from the drudgery and monotony of everyday life and experience the old world charm of gentility and tranquility.
Unique Quality: The old world decor.
The maharajah treatment for mere mortals.
Directions: Smack in the heart of the city, in the Chowrongee area beside the maidan.
The oldest and grandest
Unique Quality: This was the best and continues to be many people's favorite place. Located in the heart and soul of Calcutta, Grand Hotel is as majestic inside as it appears in photographs. Famous personalities have lived here.
The dining still rocks! They offer a different buffet every night of the week, the mongolian buffet is great
Directions: a.k.a. Chowringhee Road
Refuge at a 5-star hotel!!
DID NOT HAVE THE PLEASURE OF STAYING AT THE HOTEL, BUT POPPED IN FOR RESPITE... a thoroughly westernized, modern oasis, located smack-bang in the midst of what one can only describe as 'hell on earth...'
we found ourselves back in the Sudder Street-area, where I had to make a visit to 'The Oberoi Grand' on behalf of my father. He had stayed there some years back whilst visiting Kolkata, and I had to find out just how unpleasant a stay he might have had! What torture that must have been, dad! The place was absolutely beautiful (as one would expect a 5-star hotel to be) and though we did get a few 'looks' from some guest and staff, we settled too-quickly and comfortably into the "Chowringhee Bar." I opted for a US$9 glass(!) of Indian wine - which was actually, surprisingly good. Anyway, a glass of wine can only last so long and inevitably, it was time for us to venture back out into reality. But not before a much anticipated trip to the bathroom!! (2 western toilets in one day! More excitement than we were prepared to handle) It was only in seeing myself in the mirror on the way out, that I was horrified at the sight that was before me! I was an utter sight, to say the least. It then dawned on me why i had been receiving the looks i had... I have no doubt that were I not of 'whiter-than-white' complexion, I would never have made it up the steps at the entrance of the hotel. We made a hasty exit - ego bruised but head held high!
Unique Quality: western toilets WITH toilet paper... and clean water & soap, with which to wash ones hands!!
Directions: Sudder-Street area
Calcutta's Splurge Hotels.
Yesterday, I visited Hotel Oberoi Grand to book a banquet for my co for about 1000 people. I took the opportunity to make some querries for VT with their Sales Manager Ms. Neha Seth. They have Indian toll free for Oberoi Hotels and Resorts: 1 800 11 2030/ 1 800 11 2122.
Now all the rooms and the entire hotel is refurbished, renovated decorated and smells Jesmine!!!! You shall enjoy and feel that you are back to the colonial era all the moment. We also had Turkish vegetarian snacks, bakery bicuit, and filter coffee at their coffee shop courtesy Neha. Thanks Neha for the wonderful treat , you gave me with Turkish snacks.
Like all Oberoi hotels, this hotel too has an excellent bakery, the products taste just out of the world, very exotic!
Unique Quality: Though there is great shortage of budget hotels in Kolkata, there is no shortage of splurge hotels in Kolkata. The Oberoi grand was built in the ealy 20th century and used to be the best hotel in the entire orient. After independence it changed hands from its' European owner, now it is owned and run by The famous Oberoi's started by the legendary M.S.Oberoi.
At one time it was the favoured destination of the Princely Indians, Movie Stars and very rich. Now it is still one of the best hotels of India and its service is yet to be matched by any of the Indian hotels. Stay here is called a memorable experience and rights of admission is reserved. For booking go to VT help.
The photograph taken here from the hotels brochure. Other pictures by me.
Directions: Just ask any body in Kolkata, either at Air Port, Railway Station or any body walking on the Streets.
It is located at the Famous Chowringhee area.
Unique Quality: This is a really old hotel with a long history. It is also an oasis in the middle of this most crowded city.
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The Oberoi Grand Kolkata
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- Oberoi Grand Kolkata
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Address: 15 Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, 700 013, India
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Amenities at The Oberoi Grand Kolkata
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Room Service
- Fitness Center
- Free Parking
- Business Services
- Bar / Lounge
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