Decent hotel in budget range
on Apr 28, 2017
Decent hotel..ok facilities..nice rooms..maintained but not up to standards. Oyo one is better other sites have other low end version. service ok rated 2.5/5 for a stay..near nagerbazar flyover so convenient to reach.
Worst place i have stayed
on Nov 11, 2016
Please please don't ever stay in this hotel. There is no free pickup or drop of , or wifi, or clean comfortable rooms or even a proper place to sit and eat. Any previuos reviews that say this are lying.
We (couple with infant) booked this hotel through Makemytrip due to its location near airport as we had to catch the flight next morning to home . We were travelling for 18 hrs from Indonesia to reach Kolkata at 11.50 pm on the night India demonitised the 500 n 1k notes. we had booked an executive room with king bed as the photos of the room in the webpage impressed.
but the reality was a horrible experience. When we reached there around 12.30am (the neighbourhood was dirty, scary with lots of stray dogs, smelly), the attendant showed us 2 standard rooms to choose, one with a big bed other with twin beds. But when I complained that I had booked an executive room, he told us that he cant provide because all other rooms are occupied. He made a call to the other property they had, and told us that there is a good room ready for us. So again we had to carry all our luggage to a different building in that middle of the night a walk some five minutes away on the same dirty street. Here the room was same as the previous ones, moldy, smelly, badly light, box type with stained towels and sheets, torn sofa etc. My infant would not even get down on the bed and cried her heart out. she is so not used to this dingy rooms which seems like more of a cheap dirty roadside motel. The worst was the kitchen which would serve us the breakfast next morning. piles of uncleaned used dry plates and other utensils were lying everywhere with cockroaches roaming around. Since we were dead tired after the long flights we decided to just stay and spend the night somehow and not go anywhere else (it was difficult to carry all luggages ,the baby in the night in an unknown place roaming around to find a place without prior booking).
The bathroom is really small, hardly enough to get in, forget about having a shower. No exhaust fan.
The room itself was just on the level of the flyover (4th floor), so be ready to wake up to the Kolkata traffic at 4am. In the morning my baby wanted to look outside the window and we so removed the curtains, horror! someone's panties were hanging for drying on the window grill and anthills were on the window sill. my hubby quickly closed the windows again and we just ran out of the place to reach airport like 4 hrs before our flight.
The positives, well the attendants didn't argue when I called them cheats.
PLease refrain yourself to book in here, but if you are desperate and alone (only men) you can get in for the night.
Don't go by the photos on the internet and please also always book on the standard room rate because there are no different rooms, only difference is twin or single bed, not the quality.
All the positive reviews (which fooled me) are actually by the hotels own people and not by actual customers. they didn't say no when I told them so.
Decent hotel with Airport pick up and drop off
on Sep 5, 2016
Free airport and drop off which was very smooth.
Comfortable, clean room with wifi and a\c.
Restaurants and a shopping mall within walking distance.
Surroundings aren't much to look at and it's a bit noisy.
Good hotel for a stopover between flights.
Did not deliver
on Apr 24, 2016
When arriving at the hotel we were met by a random looking person at the street. He insisted this was not the right place and we should star following him. The alarm in my head went off and it was not until many minutes later after arguing with this man the manager himself rushed to the street to explain the situation: our room was in another building 150 meters down the road.
The check-in was slow. I had to write down my passport information instead of the hotel person on duty. They did not provide us with a three bed room. We were instead given a king size bed with a mattress on floor. Disappointing. After negotiations we got a small sum reduced of our bill. The room was of the standard Indian type: worn down, dirty and noisy.
It seems that the front desk person cooks the room service food. We went out to have our dinner.
All in all: not good value with the price we paid. Can not recommend.
Great choice for a Transit Hotel or to explore the city
on Mar 30, 2016
We originally only planned to use this as a transit hotel, but since the hotel turned out to be pretty decent, we decided to stay there for our remaining 2 nights in Kolkata.
The room was basic and you get what you pay for. It wouldn't pass any white glove test, but it was clean enough for me & my family. The noise from the street below was loud, but I think that's pretty much to be expected of any hotel located near a busy street.
The free airport pick up & drop off was great. The hotel location made it easy to escape to the airport without having to worry about running into traffic. The Dum Dum metro stop is about a 20 min walk or 100 Rupee tuk-tuk ride. Staff were very friendly & very flexible with the free breakfast hours. Maybe they offered other items, but they prepared omelettes with toast the 1st morning and we just asked for the same the rest of the time we were there. The hot water, A/C, & WiFi worked fine for us. I was told by locals that we could have stayed on Park St for less and be closer to better shopping & dining options, but I was pretty happy with the value for the money.
Bring cash because they do not accept credit cards.