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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   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
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It all depends whether you want to be on Sudder Street, which is the foreigner/backpacker ghetto. If you do, the Bawa Walson is a good option. Three minutes from the India Museum, five minutes from Park Street. The property is new and well-maintained, with nice Buddhist-themed art everywhere. Staff are helpful and attentive, and the rooms, while a bit standard-issue,... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Not a whole lot, cleartrip helped book a room, but the management said it was overbooked, moved us to Sapphire. Clearly a biased approach as they were accommodating foreign clients. I guess we pay the same amount or may be they ripping the foreign clientele with astronomical charges, who wouldn't know if they are using exchanged dollars to pay. Such... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Location is a big turnoff but is nicely connected to the city. Rooms were well maintained but the construction going on in the surroundings was audible inside. Flexible check-in time, good breakfast spread. Serves Hukah as well!

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Berlin, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I stayed for 12 days in this hotel during a work trip and although the property is really nice, I felt that they are not used to long-term visitors. The rooms as well as the garden restaurant are comfortable and have a good atmosphere. The food is also pretty good. But the service is extremely slow and inefficient. When cleaning... More

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New Delhi, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

stayed there for 2 days in Nov 2012. only approach road is a bit disappointing but once you enter this property your opinion will change. comfertable room, personallized service, good food, sound sleep ... what else we need. very good property at this price in the heart of city and close to park street.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Arrived late on a Friday night after checking out of a bad hotel. They were more than happy to accommodate me and gave amazing service! They also took the time to help me set up the wifi and the spa and restaurant were to die for!! A must stay!!!!!

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Top Contributor
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65 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Located in the new market area and in the midst of shopping area adds a good value for a tourist. The rooms are small but comfortable the staff were good and efficient.Food was excellent and open till late. Out side the noise and bustle actually makes you feel the hotel is much better.

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Alexandria, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Location is walking distance from the Indian Museum which is supposed to be best in India. Sadly was closed for renovation in December this year. Management great. Accommodating, friendly. Food also really good. Make stone fired pizza…or at least seemed to be… which was really odd to have in the center of Calcutta.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Bawa walson is located very conveniently in heart of the city. Buffet breakfast lacked variety and quality. Dinner ordered in the room was OK types. Room was decent sized and well equipped but had a strange stink. If your budget allows, you should surely explore some other option.

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Hyderabad, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The hotel's only good thing was well mannered and very co-operative staff at reception. We checked in at 2 a.m. and our check in was hassle free, we kept our luggage at store room the next morning and could roam around freely. He suggested us nearby places and made our day with his gestures, even though we were not happy... More

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Also Known As:
Bawa Walson Hotel Kolkata (Calcutta)
Bawa Walson Hotel
Bawa Walson India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia
Address: 5A Sudder Street, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700016, India (Formerly Shilton Hotel)
Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 185 hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bawa Walson 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bawa Walson known as erstwhile Walson Hotel, the newly refurbished Bawa Walson Spa o Tel, Opened its doors to the indulgence seeking populace on 1st Sept 2010 in the citys central districts such as park street and the new market, make it a sought after location to be in.The Vibrance & The exuberance of the city are at an arms reach as mojor shopping markets, cinema hall , the Victoria Memorial and uderground Metro network and Famous Hawarah station and Corporate sector in Park Street all situated in the vicinityThis Makes the hotel an ideal place of Convenience and indulgence both for business travelers and tourist.The Rooms are equipped with all the modern amenities and are luxuriously furnished o allow the patrons to sink into Leisurely & Delightful stay experience. ... more   less 
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