on Nov 11, 2019
I had a very good experience at ITC Sonar and good service. Excellent service given by Angela,thanks to swarnali also for letting us know about kolkata culture and about the food as well. thanks and regards .
We want to come back soon
Best location ....best amenities
on Nov 11, 2019
The hotel is centrally located to shopping, howrah station and park Street. Best location with good service at front desk. Very clean rooms and good room service. Breakfast us tasty and wide varities. No complaints. But we were little upset when they refused to refund when we had to cancel the booking due to bulbul cyclone when ferry service was suspended . We informed through our tour operators around 3 pm. But even for natural calamity they did not consider our request even to change the day. Even all airlines are refunding if cancellation is due to natural calamity. But it is unfortunate to deny our fnuine request.
But still I will recommend. to my friends.
Nice hotel in a good location.
on Nov 8, 2019
The Linsday is a nice hotel in a busy and central area of Calcutta. The hotel has a pretty good wifi, fridge, good sized rooms (we had a Junior Suite approx. $100 a night Australian), a decent buffet breakfast and some friendly staff.
It is central to all you may want. It is surrounded by markets and outlet shops, there are numerous restaurants within walking distance and Eden Gardens, Victoria Memorial and central Calcutta are also walkable should you wish. There are two toasted sandwich shops on the corner of Lindsay Street, which I would recommend to take back to the hotel for lunch.
Just one word of warning. If your taxi is going to arrive in the evening, it is hard to drive to the hotel because of the crowds of shoppers and you may end up walking a little way.
Over all it was a good comfortable stay and our room looked out onto the markets below.
Acceptable stay in crowded part of Kolkata. (3.5 stars?)
on Nov 4, 2019
Comfortable stay in the busy New Market area.
The room was spacious with a good a/c, a working fridge, and overlooked New Market.
Having stayed in this area in much cheaper backpacker style accommodation on multiple occasions, I can certainly say The Lindsay was a step up in quality and comfort. Whether it is worth the price is debatable(hence he 3 star rating compared to 4 star), but it was nice to have a clean spacious room with reliable hot water and buffet breakfast included.
I was checked in quickly when I arrived after midnight.
The buffet breakfast has a variety of options and while not being one of the best I have had in terms of quality it was more than acceptable. The staff in the dining room for the breakfast were excellent. Very attentive, polite and professional.
The room was clean and although the bathroom was a bit dated it was also clean and had all the toiletries provided.
New Market can be a noisy area (especially during festival times) but that is the case in the centre of all Indian cities. Being on the 8th floor helped a little with this.
The hotel has what looked like a well equipped gym, although I have never used a gym and did not do so here. I have never stayed anywhere in central Kolkata that does not have a slight smell of mustiness to it. The Lindsay was no exception to this. I do not believe it is the hotel itself, but the pipes and drains of this area.
The biggest plus of The Lindsay was the rooftop bar/restaurant. It is very modern, well maintained, has excellent staff and a varied selection of well prepared food. I wouldn't call it cheap but I certainly did NOT find it overpriced. It is a wonderful spot to sit in the evening. When there is a gentle breeze it is a pleasant retreat from the often stifling Kolkata atmosphere. It provides very good views across the city. Once again I can say the staff in the rooftop restaurant were very professional and the food was of good quality.
The door staff at hotel entrance were always very polite, and while the reception and room staff could maybe improve a touch on their professionalism, they were all friendly and polite.
I'm usually a backpacker when traveling in India so it was nice to have a proper hotel room for my first couple of nights on this trip.
GOOD BUSINESS HOTEL WITH IN YOUR BUDGET
on Oct 30, 2019
Hotel is located very near to not only Market area but also very near to Metro station , Dram rail pick up point, , main bus-stand area .
Hotel is neat, clean very good atmosphere .
Morning complimentary breakfast is very good & delicious.
Night buff a dinner Management should add more items . .
Over all HOTEL IS Good .