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Hotel Esplanade Chambers

2, Chandni Chowk St | 2nd Floor, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700072, India
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Aurangabad, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It took me a while to locate this hotel in chandni chowk at night. The locality is not so pleasant. The reception had a young lad who was least interested on my arrival. He suggested that they had only one room vacant and only for one night stay. I accepted. The room was dirty with cigarettes thrown everywhere. I asked... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just spent 5 nights at The Hotel Esplanade Chambers in Kolkata. For the cost, the value was amazing. The staff was friendly. Efton, the manager, was sweet and accommodating. The location of the hotel is central to sights/metro/Ganga. Breakfast was good and recommended restaurants were excellent and cheap. The street noise did not bother me. Rooms 31, 32 and... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This hotel has its quirks, but I consider it quite a good hotel because the staff are always willing to solve any issue that arises. The manager is especially helpful in this way. The metro is just around the corner, making access to most anywhere in the city quite easy.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The room was smelly, (like it had been used for a smoking room for a long time) but I wasnt a picky person so it is acceptable. The price is acceptable. Good thing about the hotel is it had hot water supply (important during winter) and there is a metro station nearby.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here in mid January and it was dreadful. Only place in 4.5wks in India that asked for payment upfront & when I went to turn the "shower" on I know why. A trickle of smelly warm water is apparently classified as a shower by this place. When I asked for assistance to make the shower work & have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Had been to d hotel on 6th January 2015 but 1). d manager was very very very rude, the way he behaved was very unwelcoming cz of which we had d intuition of wat could we expect out of this hotel in the name of service 2). Located on d second floor of a building. 3). Very congested small rooms.... More 

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naushina j, Owner at Hotel Esplanade Chambers, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not like the guesthouse .we will try to improve our services More 

Sydney
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

filthy, smelly, ridiculously expensive - same price as lovely accommodation elsewhere in India. We huddled shivering in the freezing room under thin damp smelly blankets, damp smelly towels and sheets. We checked out at 5am and after promising us they would not charge the extra nights and sending us to the atm because they 'didn't take cards', they then deducted... More 

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naushina j, Owner at Hotel Esplanade Chambers, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not like the Guesthouse . Please note it is a budget hotel , and not a full fledged starred hotel . The budget travellers find the services satisfactory ,as they do not expect star treatment when they are paying nominal tariff, please compare our services with other guesthouse under the same tariff brackets. More 

Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It is in a busy road and we need to get out from our car on the other side of the area. We had young children and a few luggages. This is not convenient to pull them to the hotel, which starts from the 2nd floor of a cramped, old building. The ancient version of elevator was not able to... More 

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naushina j, Owner at Hotel Esplanade Chambers, responded to this review

The photos are all genuine .We cannot control the street . We maintain a level of cleanliness .And try to provide good care for our customers .We are sorry you did not like the Guesthouse . More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Esplanade is really good budget option in Kolkata. Rooms are nothing fancy but comfortable enough with hot water and good Wi-Fi. Staff are friendly and helpful. Laundry is fast and reasonably priced. Although it's on a busy street, we didn't find it too noisy. It is very close to a Metro station, 1 stop away from the main backpacker area... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We spent 3 nights in Esplanade Chambers. Hotel has its pros and cons. Read carefully and book if you feel the cons aren't prohibitive. Good things: 1. Very close to Chandni chowk metro. Places like Esplanade and many tourist places nearby can be covered by food or using metro from this hotel. No need to spend for taxi. 2. Free... More 

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