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“A very nice stay” 4 of 5 stars
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The Ffort Raichak
Post Bag 1,Sarisa, 24 Parganas,, Raichak 743368, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Raichak
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“A very nice stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Enjoyed our stay. The spa was truly international. The Baked bhetki at dinner was top class. Definitely will go back. Got a river view room - could sit hours in that balcony. Good room. Good service. No complaints.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

I stayed two times in this hotel; both times I was in Kolkata due to business reason.
When you approach to this place the impression (and the expectations) are very high. The image of this old fort along the Ganga side is impressive and charming.
When you get into the hotel you see, at the contrary, that a massive work of renovation would be extremely necessary. The rooms are acceptable but looks really "tired"... (!)
No wifi and the cable connection almost doesn't work.

The staff is kind but most of the times they are not able to offer what you ask them.
Theorically I was informed that there was a gym but never visited because closing time was before 8 o'clock (!) and never come back before that time.

In the end, I repeat, it is acceptable. But, if you see it from outside, you are expecting more.

Once restructured and renovated would became a jewel.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We stayed for 1 Week. Hotel rooms and service is good. Hotel provides a very good food direct from the kitchen of Radission.. Situated at the banks of Hoogly river near Daimond harbour. Good Ambiance, very organic look n feel, huge open space greenery around, I enjoyed the stay with my family. would love to visit the place again

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I loved the rooms dey were clean,spacious and comfortable.To beat the heat the first thing we did is we hit the swimming pool.The water was very clear and it was a sheer joy swimming.Then we ordered lunch in the room and the food was awesome.In the evening,we went for the free massage at Anaya spa,it felt grt.Next we took a walk in the garden area took lots of snaps and viewed the nearby flowing Ganga.Then we went to 'Footloose' (disc) and danced to our hearts content.

Room Tip: Book the rooms in 4th /5th floor for a better view of River Ganges.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

If you are looking for a nice weekend trip away from noisy Kolkata, this is a place to be.
The drive to the place might not be a very comfortable one as the road is extremely busy and could be a driving nightmare during evenings. But what you get at the end is a very peaceful and calming atmosphere. Nice property with options of choosing your themes to stay which could be heritage at Ffort Raichak or modern at Ganga Kutir. Kudos to the architect who has done an excellent job. I heard he was brought in from Lanka.
Rooms are decent although the mosquitoes might bother you at night. The view with the river flowing is excellent. You may opt for a boat cruise which is pretty affordable at 400 rs a person. Service is comparable to any resort. The spa is also reasonably good.The swimming pool at Ganga Kutir is a nice one. Worth a dip.
Thats about it. An itinerary more than 2 days would be a waste of time as there is nothing much to do but to admire the scenery. There is nothing near the resort to look around.
Recommended for a short weekend trip.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the riverside
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

I went to the resort for a weekend getaway from Calcutta. Raichak is the best place to enjoy the view of the full bourne Ganges. The food is delicious and has decent facilities. Next time, I would like to stay at private villas of Raichak!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

The overall experience was a very average one. To begin with, our check in was delayed, even after calling in before coming over to the resort. The rooms are clean, but there is a stale smell. The bathroom was very ordinary given the price point, with the shower tap being unstable. The view from the room was the only good part. The ones facing the river are good. The food was good. The late checkout was a welcome, though my check out was a surprise, as there was a dispute on the package offered.

To summaries, visit this one only if you cannot find another option.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the river side & on the top floor have a good view.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Ffort Raichak

Address: Post Bag 1,Sarisa, 24 Parganas,, Raichak 743368, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Raichak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Raichak
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