Two or three visits to Kolkata become necessary every year for some business or other . My company used to book me into one of the three hotels with which they had tied up . All three were excellent hotels , but it took about one and half hours drive from airport .
Last time when I went to Kolkata I was taken to 'Sonnet' and I wondered why it was not tried earlier. The hotel is as cosy and comfortable as any other but had the added advantage of proximity to airport. This is no small advantage taking into account the milling crowd and difficult traffic of Kolkata. The August rains had created poodles of water and slush in many parts of the city but this hotel was surrounded by the spacious roads of Salt Lake.
But this need not create the impression that location is the only good thing about this hotel. In fact I didn't find anything which I disliked in Sonnet. Service was immaculate and food was decent. True , it does not have the class of a Taj or an ITC group hotel ; but the tariff is also accordingly moderated.
Room was clean and cosy enough providing excellent sleep quality.
There is one small thing which didn't quite bring a smile. The Bengali food could have been tastier , carrying real local flavour. Even the famed 'luchi' at breakfast was somewhat soggy , though delivered hot. Perhaps I would have picked up a few more points to crib about had I stayed longer; but with a day's stay in Sonnet I have carried good feelings about the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sonnet has embarked on a journey of establishing itself as a premium 4-star business hotel group in India. The Sonnet, Kolkata is a symphony in design, service & efficiency. A premium business hotel, located in The City of Joy’s newest and most promising Business Hub, Salt Lake. It’s proximity to the airport and Salt Lake’s sprawling IT district makes it the most convenient location. Amenities and facilities are at par with the best in the industry. With unobtrusive & efficient service, we strive to make your stay a very comfortable one. The Sonnet is a eco sensitive hotel and is committed to the social & environmental causes and responsibilities and is always involved in organizing activities to initiate social and ecological awareness. The environment team at the hotel is always ready to contribute to the smallest concerns and handy in extending all support to environmental needs.The state of the art décor, 64 ultra-modern superbly furnished self-contained guest rooms, the fitness centre “WORKOUT” along with the open air Jacuzzi “SPLASH”, a well-stocked bar “UNWINE”, a Music Lounge “ORION” and Round the Clock Fine Dine restaurant “AURA” provides the boarders with all the physical, holistic and gastronomical relaxation that they need to feel at home. Round the Clock in Room Dining pampers one to lazy meals in the privacy of the room. Tailored tour arrangements in luxury cars, heritage walks, religious services, buddy services, and also tie-up with a renowned SPA are always available at beck n call.For the discerned corporate traveller, The Sonnet is ever ready with specially crafted food by the Master Chefs as per guest preference, place, country or origin. Facilities like express check-in, check-out, Wi Fi connectivity, secretarial services, and chauffeur services are tailored to one’s choice and requirement. Corporate meetings, Seminars, Get togethers can be organized in the well-equipped meeting rooms (starting from 1500 Sq. feet to 4000 Sq. feet). Also not to forget the open air terraces for the social functions as well as evening cocktails…….the package is unlimited. THE SONNET OFFERS YOU ONLY THE BEST, SERVICE IN A PERFECT SYMPHONY!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Sonnet India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia