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1B,Sushil Sen Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700025, India (Formerly The Westin)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bangalore, India
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

After reading the positive reviews .. we narrowed down to stay here during our visit to kolkata. The location is very near to main attractions, the food was ok ( only breakfast served)... the real problem was with the unnecessary complicated procedure while check in...it is a total harassment ...i have to many cities and stayed in many hotels but... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Comfortable and safe atmosphere, with very clean rooms. The staff was really friendly and nice, and very very helpful. Rooms were modern and simple. I stayed in the King room that has a large king size bed, wired internet and a mini fridge. Don’t think anyone needs anything more than what they have in the rooms. The area is residential... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The only positive about this place is the location and the breakfast man. Does the owner think he is being honest about the 2,100 rupees per night he is charging? The hygine at this place in non-existant, the rooms have a terrible smell and are dirty. It's difficult to have a good night sleep because the matress and the pillows... More

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thebestinn, Front Office Manager at The Best Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It is our goal to please all our guests and provide a clean, comfortable and safe ambience. We will definately inspect and immediately rectify any odour in the room as has been reported by you. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. However, we would like to inform all... More

Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Inconvenient location - Arrived Kolkata in midnight and none of taxi drivers know how to get to there - No significant landmark nearby. Clean room with simple breakfast served. But there are just four rooms situated below the residence so don't expect there's any common room or hotel service. No wifi service and only small window in the room. A... More

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New Delhi, India
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I just stayed in the Best Inn for about a week. I enjoyed the place, and the farther I got into the trip the more I enjoyed the hotel. The best part of the hotel was the extremely helpful staff - Chaitanya at the desk, Chetan for the room service. When I landed I received a call from the hotel... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

Booked this place as we were just arriving in India and wanted a place to get to straight from the airport. A fair way from the traditional travellers area which we didn't know at the time but the staff were super helpful and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Still a bit pricey given what you... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

It's a good place if you are traveling on a budget and want some place just to sleep over. Service was very good. Actually, Calcutta was very chaotic, our entire stay, we had problems with the taxis that simply didn't want to drive us. The staff helped us and we are very grateful.

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

There is a lot to love about this place. I would describe the atmosphere and decor as "modern" - bright and cheerful. Everything we needed was provided, including breakfast, room service and internet service in our room. Couldn't ask for anything better, plus great restaurants within walking distance! This place really is a hidden gem. The gentleman at the front-desk... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Really nice little guest house, the staff were so fiendly and helpfull to the extent they got up at 3.30am to see us off. The rooms are clean and comfortable, good bathrooms and comfortable beds. The location is good for the Victoria memorial.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Living in Mumbai for the past 5 years and having experienced a huge range of guesthouses in India, this has to be my favorite. It's a proper boutique bed & breakfast with amazingly clean and functional rooms. A lovely small place located in a quiet area but close to some restaurants, malls and the metro-rail. Taxis are also easily available.... More

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Address: 1B,Sushil Sen Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700025, India (Formerly The Westin)
Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata (Calcutta)
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A beautiful boutique Guesthouse located at a short walk from Rabindra Sadan Metro Station, Victoria Memorial Gardens, Saint Paul's Cathedral, Forum Shopping Mall, Homeland Mall, Inox Cinema Multiplex, Race Course, & most Corporate Offices on Lansdowne Rd, Elgin Rd, Chowringhee Rd, Shakespeare Sarani, Camac Street, Jawaharlal nehru Rd., AJC Bose Rd. etc. Park Street can be reached via a Taxi or the Metro in about ten minutes from The Best Inn. Mother's House can be reached via a Taxi in about ten minutes. All rooms at The Best Inn have modern furniture, air-conditioning, flat screen TV (cable), internet connectivity, telephone, hot & cold water in attached bathrooms, mini fridge (in Deluxe King Room only). ... more   less 
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