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Bawa Walson

5A Sudder Street, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700016, India (Formerly Shilton Hotel)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfectly decent hotel. Clean, good wifi, hot water, AC works. Buffet breakfast has some Indian staples plus western standards - toast, eggs, cereal, fruit and baked beans. The whole boutique thing may be impractical. Cutesy bedroom furniture means there is virtually no closet space. Untrained ( but pleasant) Indian hotel staff means no one thinks to walk a few meters... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was fortunate to have a corner room facing out on to the street on the 3rd floor (I'd requested this). I was staying in Kolkata for a week attending a workshop. The room was spacious, a little tired with the decor, but comfortable enough. I had issues with very noisy neighbours in the room next door, whom management kindly... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here on my first two business trips to kolkatta, stay was average and price was high compared to other near by options which are better on some parameter.. Stay here if you absolutely have to be inside the old city... Our else link for options near salt lake or towards tantra both of which have better options at same... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there as group - I think this was a nice hotel, clean, reasonably quiet (I was on 2nd floor) breakfast could be a bit more varied and - as other reviewers have commented - I would avoid the bar/or only go there and check the bill with eagle eyes... overall I think i can recommend this hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great hotel, nice clean quality rooms, good breakfast, friendly helpful staff. A nice break from the rough and tumble and noise on the crowded streets. situated on a famous tourist street c lose to the city centre but a superb refuge from the noise with its own courtyard plus an outside breakfast area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I booked this hotel in hopes that it would provide the comfort and amenities that I so desperately needed during my breakneck tour of North India. I was living out of a backpack and Calcutta was the last leg of my two week trip. I was craving hot showers and relaxing television - both of which had been advertised! Needless... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

agoda help me book to book the room. It is a nice website to book any room. The hotel and rooms are not clean, and big. They have bed bugs but don't care about it. The bathroom showers doesn't work properly and the hotel authorities are very reluctant, they don't want to fix it. The breakfast is very poor. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just checked out from this hotel. This hotel is a very average tourist kind of hotel not meant for those asking for privacy..space and luxury. Checked late night at super deluxe room number 110. Haven't seen such a small and strangely decorated room ever. Room was a tiny room with no space to walk....bathroom was just opposite the bed...doors fully... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Location of Hotel is one of the plus point as the same is surrounded by Sudder street and New Market, where everything is available easily. Junk foody people will like to stay in this hotel as lots of junk food stalls are available near to hotel in around 1 KM's area.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This review is for 'The Courtyard' restaurant which is the bar/ eatery of Walson Hotel just to the left of the main entrance. All I can say is wow, prices on the menu are not what they appear. The menu states a 'WBST tax' will be added afterwards. Fair enough, I assumed it was the usual service tax but assumed... More 

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