Hotel in the middle of Kolkata
on Dec 28, 2018
A very good restaurant, but our hotel room was not so good. Beds were hard as rocks. We got an extra bed - which was a door with linen. Some rough nights were spent on this ‘bed’. The service was... interesting... we ordered drinkable water but got water bottles which were already opened. Nice location.
Worth it, old world charm
on Aug 25, 2018
British time architecture though modified a bit. Huge windows, high doors, high ceilings reminding you of the old world. Upkeep could be better. Simply superb location with shopping, dining, nightlife, commute, almost everything a few minutes walk. One of the prime locations in Kolkata. Service great. Neat and clean.
Also known as Chowdhury's Guest House (CGH)
on Jul 4, 2018
Chowdhury Estate's Guest House (CGH) is located in one of the best rated prime areas of Kolkata - 55, Chowringhee Road. It is housed in an elegant colonial building with lavish lobbies, strong wooden staircase, high ceiling to name a few. It creates an awesome effect as such things are considered luxury today. The room too are quite big in size. The hotel provides free WiFi, ample parking area and 24 hours front desk. Complimentary breakfast is provided in Maharaja Restaurant which is situated on the ground floor of the adjoining building in the same premises.
Overall we had a comfortable stay here.
Place to Rest on a Business Trip to Kolkata
on Apr 22, 2018
This hotel is a low budget place, located in the heart of the city. Good for students/individuals going to Kolkata for entrance exams and interviews, and staying there for a day or two.
The place needs an urgent make over, as the present "heritage tag" that its advertising is just to cover up their lack of basic maintenance/upkeep. Staff is quite cooperative, and their services ok.
To avoid street noise, choose a room on the inner corridor, higher up on their floor. Especially if one wants to study, just before exams. Girls and women may prefer to stay as a group or on sharing basis, while staying here for writing exams or appearing for interviews. More safe that way, as well as saving on hard earned money too.
All that glitters is not gold !!
on Dec 17, 2017
First of all it's a guest house not any estate. There's a huge difference in the pics of the rooms and other areas given on the booking websites and in reality. This guest house is full of surprises and can't be compared with hotel or home stay.
There's a restaurant outside which provides room service and when it is closed, No room service at all, even water bottle and tea. For water bottle, their servants will charge premium on MRP. No iron or laundry service is available inside, so in case of any emergency you are gone.
Breakfast (complimentary) was average and you will get bread toast, idli wada, fruits, juice, corn flakes, poori bhaji, tea.
Location was nearby to Birla Planetarium, St. Paul's Cathedral, Victoria Memorial, all at walking distance. This is the only positive of this property.
Wi fi was complimentary buy the speed I was getting was 315 kbps.
Don;t assume that, if you are paying that hefty price (online prices) and looking at the pics, you are going to enjoy your stay. For just an overnight transit stay it's ok but I will suggest better look for something else in this price range. Rest is up to individual's nature of stay, liking , convenience and budget.