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Fairlawn Hotel

13/A Sudder Street, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700016, India
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Fairlawn Hotel
Ranked #19 of 190 hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Have stayed at the Fairlawn Hotel before and just love the warmth and homely feeling one gets as soon as one enters this old fashioned, charming hotel. It is unique and is full of all sorts of memorabilia from times gone by and each piece tells a tale. Mrs Smith, the owner, is very much still part of the hotel.... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I visited last month, god knows who entered my room at night. I saw the person as a shadow, roaming around my room, when I started shouting, the person ran off my room. I had spoken to hotel person, said that I hallucinated. This is utter non sense..I could have understand that any staff by mistake had opened my room,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

First of all I used to be a hotel manager in Vietnam so I know what the guests in Asia would like to have in a hotel. The day I arrived I had an argue with one of the waiter, he was not friendly at all, I asked him what is a Julian Salad and he answered to me in... More

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Except that most of what you've read about the Fairlawn is true. It's one of a kind, the last holdout of the Raj in Calcutta. Vi Smith, the owner, is still going strong at 93, and the atmosphere is unique from the moment you walk into the open-air reception and see the posters of Kate Middleton and the royal wedding.... More

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Spain
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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Fairlawn Hotel is an unmissable experience.The hotel is so interesting and crammed full of "bits & bobs" that have been collected over the years by the wonderful owner,Violet,who originally came from Armenia,married an Englishman and together they started the hotel. Violet is elderly now,but still feisty and greets all her guests personally. Her daughter in law is responsible for the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I returned to the Fairlawn in 2014 38 years after first staying here and found in much the same. Great atmosphere, good service, large rooms. Good location on Sudder Street with good restaurants in walking distance. A great option for backpackers who are looking for something a little better.

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Melbourne Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

A unique experience, with a majestic staircase and a story at ever turn. The walls are covered with interesting photographs and paintings and all the sitting areas are expansive and relaxing, both indoor and out. Great location just around the corner from the New Market and an easy walk to Park street and the Maiden. We had a big room... More

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Stayed there for four days over the Christmas period and would stay there again . Found the service old style and excellent , the decoration was from a different era and the rooms where clean and airy with attention paid to detail . Some might find it a little "quirky " but it's all good fun , the full English... More

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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

When we are at Kolkata, Fairlawn is our home. We feel so nice there. Mrs Violet is the spirit of that house and make you feel a shiver history of the city of joy. The terrace is the best place to have a drink.

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Pembrokeshire Wales
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Sorry, cannot agree with the reviews marked as excellent. Yes a very quirky hotel. My room was accessed off the dining room, the pink room? It backed onto an ally were teenagers gathered at night making much noise. The food was poor and the dining room not to clean. We had to wait in a dark dining room for breakfast... More

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Address: 13/A Sudder Street, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700016, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Hotel Fairlawn
Fairlawn Hotel India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia

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