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“Decent and VFM” 4 of 5 stars
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Southern Plaza Hotel
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   73 Southern Avenue, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700029, India   |  
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Namakkal, India
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42 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Decent and VFM”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

First time staying here. Had a problem the first night where the AC was dripping with water. Did not have the energy to call the Housekeeping to set it right. The next morning after reporting this was perfect. Restaurant is decent took a late order for me and the morning buffet is simple & nice. Staff were quite courteous. Overall VFM

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

The Southern Plaza is situated in Southern Avenue, about 15 minutes' taxi ride from Park Street. The hotel is small with extremely friendly and helpful staff. It is also exceptionally clean (including a wonderful big shower) and the aircon system worked perfectly (with no noise). The food at their restaurant is inexpensive and exceptionally good - the mint chapati was incredible as was the vegetable jalfrezi: everything we tried impressed us!

Our room was quiet at night, but you can hear guests in the neighbouring rooms if they are getting up for breakfast before you. And if you are wanting Wifi, be warned, it is very temperamental! However, that aside, it is very hard to find criticism with this lovely hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ajmer, India
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

excellent hotel / location....good food ...excellent service with smile...beautiful interior ........excellent HK ... ..reception always ready to help........Although one of the best malls, South City is at 10 mins drive. Value for money, recommended!....From sanitary ware to wallpapers to veneers to LCD, everything is branded....... .will come back....

Room Tip: all dlx rooms are specious ....
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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New Delhi, India
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

I have been experimenting with hotels in Kolkata in 2011, and Southern Plaza was another one in my list. I stayed here for 3 nights – 23rd to 25th Nov 2011. The hotel is located at Southern Avenue near Menoka cinema hall in a quiet neighbourhood but very near to Golpark. Locationwise not bad, though at night it is a bit difficult to locate it. The hotel is a small hotel with 32 rooms, and calls itself a boutique hotel, which means it is not clear what it stands for. The hotels upkeepment is good inspite of the space constraint. The space crunch is most glaring in the room I stayed in. The room size was 8 feet by 10 feet but the silly part was the presence of a pillar (see the attached pictures) in the middle of the room. In my 10 years of travelling this is the first time I had to share a room with a pillar, and I have stayed in many lousy hotels but nothing as peculiar as this. Due to the size of the room the bed was no longer than 6 feet, and was short for a person above 6 feet height.

The toilet was also a compact (read small) box, and was nothing extraordinary. Hot water was available easily and toiletry was replenished daily.

I availed of room service, the food was okay. I had lunch one day at the hotel restaurant Oceania, the service was at a snail’s pace and some of the items on their menu card was not available. The food was good though- we ordered rice, dal and some veg stuff.

Breakfast was a big disappointment, very limited fare, no fruits, no juices and poor service. After enquiring my room no. the waiter made a disappearing act so I had to wait for an enternity to order for a cup of tea.

One thing which bugged me the most was they were serving drinking water in used mineral water bottles. On asking for proper mineral / package water they said it was on chargeable basis. At Rs4200/- per night room rent if even mineral water was not complimentary then it smells like a rip off. Also there is a question of hygiene when water is served in used Kinley / Aquafina bottles.

Overall at Rs4200/- per night including taxes the vaue for money was missing, I would have not complained if they had charged Rs3000/- (including taxes) but unfortunately the mid priced hotel space have good hotels in Kolkata and business travelers have to do with whatever is available

Room Tip: Ask for a room without pillar, to avoid noise ask for a room away from the road
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gurgaon, India
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011 via mobile

The hotel is very nice, staff is courteous and the aesthetics have been taken care of very well. From sanitary ware to wallpapers to veneers to LCD, everything is branded. Only disadvantage, once you are in the hotel, u have to take a cab to reach a market or restaraunt. Although one of the best malls, South City is at 10 mins drive. Value for money, recommended!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ajmer, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

good hotel , excellent service & food will come back again & request all my friend to visit.................. service with smile ...excellent HK ..............foods too good ..............reception always ready to help .......... beautiful interior .........

Room Tip: value for money ...............................
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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india
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10 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2011

small rooms definitely, but good overall service. reminded me of greece - same matchbox rooms. clean, no pests, good bathrooms - very important! food was fair.
very far from the airport - one and half hours car ride - so plan well in advance for flights.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Southern Plaza Hotel

Address: 73 Southern Avenue, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700029, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #69 of 226 B&Bs / Inns in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Southern Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All rooms are air-conditioned, well furnished and feature most modern facilities. The accommodation is warm, comfortable and inviting, with plush, modern interiors. Suites feature special touches throughout. Standard Rooms offer lots of space to unwind with ample privacy, excellent decor. Southern Plaza is an ideal venue for Corporate Training Programs, Workshops, Product Launches, Seminars, Meeting and any kind of private party. OCEANIA, a Multi-Cuisine Restaurant, first of its kind on Southern Avenue, with a focus on mixture of ingredients, offers delicious food, bursting with flavour, yet naturally balanced. ... more   less 
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