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Transit House

1 room, 2 adults
Good
3.5/5

Decent option for Kalighat area.on Mar 25, 2015

I agree with the previous reviewer that Transit House is a "mixed bag". First of all, the Kaligh...Read All

, Kolkata , Kolkata
Amenities:
  • Newspaper
  • Room service
  • Front desk
  • Medical services
  • Makeup mirror
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TripAdvisor Reviews

  • hotel_trip
    Decent option for Kalighat area.
    on Mar 25, 2015
    I agree with the previous reviewer that Transit House is a "mixed bag". First of all, the Kalighat area doesn't have much going on except for the Kali Temple and a bustling street market with vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Luckily it is right on the north/south metro line, so getting to areas such as Park Street is fairly easy and quick. The guest house is ok. My main complaint is that the rooms seem overpriced. It is a quirky sort of place with old style rooms and random decor. It was fairly clean (but far from spotless). The beds in my room were very firm, but I slept ok. The A/C was old and noisy, but worked ok. The staff were somewhat friendly and spoke some english. I never took advantage of the free breakfast, but it seems like they had some decent options to choose from. Food options in the area are somewhat limited, but there is a decent South Indian restaurant around the corner called Banana Leaf that seemed popular and had ok food. If the price had been less then I would of rated this place a little bit higher. Overall, I had a decent experience. I suppose if someone wants to stay in the Kalighat area then this place is worth checking out.... More
  • hotel_trip
    A MIXED BAG
    on Feb 17, 2014
    I visited the place in November 2012 but back then the Transit House wasn't mentioned on Tripadvisor. I sent TA a request to add it and they contacted the TH but I guess the request was ignored. I'm happy to see that the TH is now on TA and I'm happy to be be writing this review as I've eagerly wanted to do so all this while. Positives 1. Location a. Rashbehari avenue is close to a bustling market place b. Relatively clean place c. Well-connected to other area by Metro, buses and taxis 2. Hotel  a. Clean b. Room and bathroom not cramped c. Old-world charm (I mean something like the 1980s, which added a bit of nostalgia for me but please don’t expect anything Victorian). d. The breakfast, which may be included according to what you availed, is just awesome. Whatever they served was wholesome, good quality and brought a smile to our face. Negatives: 1. You have to call the reception for heated water every time you want it. 2. While most others are fine, few of their staff appear to be quirky and arrogant. 3. Here’s the deal killer  SHOCKER! I found a hole drilled into our entrance door and looking through it from the outside. It was done such that it focused straight on the bed. The hole was cocked with paper (possibly made wet and minced to fit well) which could be removed from the outside and plugged back in. I don’t blame the management for this, maybe it was done by some staff (who may, may not be there anymore). I did not report it since Kolkata had already shocked me with a very bad experience at the Kaali--ghat Temple, where I was swindled off Rs 1200/- by some well-trained pujaris. Going through the ordeal, I found that the police was also involved in this swindling business. The situation was so stressful that I chose not to bail out by paying (as little as possible) and escape the trap. I must admit that this terrible incident adversely affect my psyche to such a degree that I suffered medium degree PTSD afterwards. Anyway I was also discouraged by from reporting the door drilling problem to the manager because being so far away from home, it’s always good to first ensure that the ones you seek help from, will not harass you in turn and I wasn’t confident about his in Kolkata, either with the manager or the police (who I'd just seen conniving with conmen at Kalighat). So as a precaution, I plugged the hole from inside the room as well, so that if someone would try to peep in, the inner plug would fall into the room and I would know that someone was up to something. The breach wasn’t attempted (or the alteration was sensed by the perpetrator and abandoned.) I do feel guilty that I never reported it to the manager; I could’ve done so via email after returning home. But this could be possible anywhere in the world, so I wanna take this opportunity to encourage everybody to inspect their hotel rooms, door, windows properly someone may be waiting for a free show of some sort at the cost of your privacy. I leave the judgment up to the reader. It’s not a bad place and the food was definitely awesome. Those who are familiar with Kolkata may actually enjoy their stay here. It’s quite affordable and not bad, barring some scary exceptions.... More
  • hotel_trip
    The place is clean, but they charge more than the worth. Because of its closeness to the Kalighat temple.
    on Dec 9, 2013
    1. Very close to Kalighat metro station is one of the major points (2 mins walk). Close to all areas hence a major plus point. Walking distance to the Kalighat temple - again a plus point. 2. Rooms are clean, recently painted. But the upkeep and housekeeping is very poor. 3. The service is bad. You would not get service in middle of the night so not very good from a tourist perspective. Okay for Business / Corporate travelers who want a room to spend the night. 4. The intercom conks off very often hence even to order a tea, one would have to come out of the room to shout for the service.... More
  • hotel_trip
    Go for Old-Kolkata charm at an affordable price tag.
    on Jun 3, 2013
    Stayed for a 9 days.. Had a pleasant experience.. Is located in the heart of the city with metro just a 2 min walk! The most affordable and bang for buck place.. Surprisingly i couldnt find a single review to opt for place or not before i booked. It gives you an old-world charming experience at a much reasonable cost. They gave me a bigger room the first day as my room was not available, so was apprehensive about their professionalism, but by the time stay was over i was longing for more as it felt like home.... More
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Overview

Located in the close proximity of Lake Market is the Transit House. It has 5 rooms which have a panoramic view of the beautiful city of Joy Kolkata. Experience the warm hospitality with all the comfort at hotel, in Kolkata. The hotel provides best accommodation and modern amenities to enjoy a wonderful vacation. Kolkata?s also the ideal place to experience the mild, fruity tang of Bengali cuisine. The hotel is centrally located to many tourist attractions like Birla Planetarium and Victoria Memorial and Park Street. The rooms are wide and spacious with all the basic amenities like comfortable bed, attached bathroom, room heater and hot and cold water system.

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Hotel Check-in Time is 12 PM, Check-out Time is 12 PM.

Policies
  1. Guest must be over 18 years of age to check-in to this hotel.
  2. As per Government regulations, it is mandatory for all guests above 18 years of age to carry a valid photo identity card & address proof at the time of check-in. Please note that failure to abide by this can result with the hotel denying a check-in. Hotels normally do not provide any refund for such cancellations.
  3. The standard check-in and check-out times are 12 noon. Early check-in or late check-out is subject to hotel availability and may also be chargeable by the hotel. Any early check-in or late check-out request must be directed to and reconfirmed with the hotel directly.
  4. Failure to check-in to the hotel, will attract the full cost of stay or penalty as per the hotel cancellation policy.
  5. Hotels charge a compulsory Gala Dinner Supplement during Christmas, New Year's eve or other special events and festivals like Diwali or Dusshera. These additional charge are not included in the booking amount and will be collected directly at the hotel.
  6. There might be seasonal variation in hotel tariff rates during Peak days, for example URS period in Ajmer or Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, the room tariff differences if any will have to be borne and paid by the customer directly at the hotel, if the booking stay period falls during such dates.
  7. All additional charges other than the room charges and inclusions as mentioned in the booking voucher are to be borne and paid separately during check-out. Please make sure that you are aware of all such charges that may comes as extras. Some of them can be WiFi costs, Mini Bar, Laundry Expenses, Telephone calls, Room Service, Snacks etc.
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  9. Any changes or booking modifications are subject to availability and charges may apply as per the hotel policies.
Booking Policies
  1. The standard check-in time is 12 PM and the standard check-out time is 12 PM. Early check-in or late check-out is strictly subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.Any early check-in or late check-out request must be directed and reconfirmed with the hotel directly.
  2. The primary guest must be at least 18 years old to be able to check into this hotel.
  3. The hotel reserves the right of admission. Accommodation can be denied to guests posing as a couple if suitable proof of identification is not presented at check-in. Goomo will not be responsible for any check-in denied by the hotel due to the aforesaid reason.
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  6. The total price is inclusive of all applicable taxes. However, it does not include additional personal expenses like telephone charges, meals that aren't a part of your meal plan, any hotel services you use (like laundry and room service) or tips.The hotel will charge you directly for these when you're checking out.
  7. Hotels may charge a mandatory meal surcharge on festive periods e.g. Christmas, New Year's Eve etc. All additional charges (including mandatory meal surcharges) need to be cleared directly at the hotel.
  8. Some hotels may require guest(s) to furnish a valid photographic proof of identity in original at the time of Check-in. Kindly carry the same along with you to avoid any inconvenience. The following documents are recognized for this purpose: Aadhaar Card, Driving Licence, Passport or Election Card.
  9. Note PAN Cards will not be accepted as a valid ID card.
  10. All refund requests must occur within 60 days of hotel check-out. Any refund for checking out early or for no shows will be given at the sole discretion of goomo.com.
  11. In case of increase in tariff during the URS period in Ajmer or Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, the customer is liable to pay the difference if the Check-in date falls during those periods.
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