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NIPS Service Apartment
EC- 98 Sector 1, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700064, India   |  
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Ranked #51 of 190 hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Durgapur, India
1 review
“A Value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To begin with, I would say this is one of the best hotels in vicinity of City Centre. Just 200 metres from City Centre, it provides you value for your money with good rooms and quality food!!!
Enjoyed my stay there with the comfort of home standards. Friendly atmospheres, quality services, respecting staff make sure that I'll come here again.
NIPS provides a good ambiance, overall smoothing experience for a traveler who are looking to stay in Salt Lake. The rooms are spacious , bathroom are quiet clean, provides complementary wifi as well as a delicious Continental breakfast in the morning, I really had a great stay in this hotel and won’t mind recommending it to others,So friends enjoy your stays there and feel the experience they provide!!

Room Tip: “choose a room on the 1st floor since there is no lift.”
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I happened to stay at NIPS Service Apartment at their Salt Lake branch twice in May 2014 and June 2014 for the business trip. First things first- Location- This place is located in salt Lake area, relatively close to the airport (45 min approx, INR 225 by non air conditioned pre paid taxi from Airport) .away from the main tourist attractions of the city so unless you have some business in this area, staying in this location is not advisable. Connectivity to the downtown by public transport barring taxies is a problem.Be ready to shell out at least INR 220-250 one-way to the downtown ( Esplanade, Park Street etc.) But on the plus side, close to the location there is ongoing construction of Salt Lake City Centre Metro Station. On its completion the connectivity to the rest of the city will be less of a problem. The location is close to the Salt Lake City Centre Mall and it acts as a good landmark to locate the area. Property lacks the most basic thing and that is a proper SIGNBOARD! Instead that all they have is a paper printed with just EC-98 and pasted on the door! Locating it on your first visit is a nightmare unless you remember that EC-98 is the number of your desired building! Neighborhood is mainly residential and has almost empty streets at night so safety can be a question here especially late in the night so common sense should prevail!
Ok, now about the property itself. Rooms- I stayed in a room on second floor and in my second visit stayed in the room on the ground floor. The room on the second floor was nice, spacious, quiet and clean. However the room on the ground floor was noisy being located next to the kitchen. While the beds were hard and not the most comfortable but were very clean. Bathroom was clean with clean towels. They don't give you toiletries, instead there is a liquid hand wash dispenser and a body wash cum shampoo cum face wash dispenser! Its weird, I've never seen such a multipurpose concoction before. Bathrooms have individual geysers which is really a nice feature. The AC was not powerful enough and was struggling to cool the room, was old (read noisy, without temp setting function) and obviously without remote control, with manually adjusted knobs. Electric kettle was good during my first visit but was smelly in the second visit so had to request for a replacement. TV was nonfunctional in my room on my second visit , i came to know this after coming back from busy day of work at around 10.30 -11 pm, on calling the reception desk no one was available and call was not even answered and no one was even visible in the lobby of in and around dining area, strange!- so was left with no option but to sleep!
This property doesn't have its restaurant but their cook prepares the food on order. rates are reasonable. Food, continental breakfast was delicious. Full marks. I must mention the caretaker Mr. Saha is very helpful and cooperative and is genuinely interested in helping the guests. Overall for the price ( Approx INR 2500 a night with breakfast) its definitely recommended for a budget conscious business traveler.

Room Tip: Choose the room on the higher floor first or second those are quiet (But beware there is No lift)
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NIPS2014, Manager at NIPS Service Apartment, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Sir,
It was indeed, a pleasure to have you with us during your recent visit to Kolkata and I take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. I have noted your specific feedback and I request you to please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.
We truly value your opinions and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations.
Please do feel free to write to me directly when you are ready to plan your next trip to Kolkata in order for me to personally ensure that you have a seamless and a memorable stay with us.
We value your patronage and we look forward to an opportunity to serve you better in the near future.
Thanks & Regards,
Pradyut Saha
Manager
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Navi Mumbai, India
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We had rented all the rooms of the apartments for a week when we were in Kolkata for a wedding in the family. The rooms were clean and the service was good. The caretakers were very warm and helpful. The breakfast was limited but good enough. We had pre ordered for lunch and dinner for the whole group of 25 people on a couple of occasions and they didn't disappoint.
The apartments are at walking distance to city centre mall and the yellow-black cabs can be flagged down from near the mall. The location is quite nice. Only two of the sports channels were showing on TV.
Though not very fancy, the bedroom linen and towels were clean. The rooms and washrooms were neat and tidy. It is good for a decent budget stay.
We spent New Years eve with family in the apartments but were shocked to see that the next morning half the quantity of alcohol in two bottles were missing. I must mention that all other belongings were safe and untouched for the entire duration of our stay. The caretakers treated us well but this one sour incident didn't go down well with us.

Room Tip: Choose room with attached bath (Yes they have a couple of rooms where the bathroom is just outside i...
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Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We stayed in the place for five nights. We were five of the family and booked two rooms.
The location is in a posh residential area and a little out of the way near to a large shopping complex.
This is used mainly by business travelers seeking low cost over night staying place.
Rooms are of good size, bathroom is not bad, beds are ok and service is adequate.
Breakfast is to be ordered in advance, lunch and dinner menu is very limited and not satisfactory.
Over all it is a safe and comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price if somebody expects bed and breakfast facility only.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Delhi NCR
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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

If you are looking for an affordable, decent serviced apartment for long stay, NIPS at Kolkata is a nice choice. Location is good, just 3 to 4 minutes walk from City Centre Mall. There is also a market within 2 minutes called the EC market incase you need to buy medicines, toiletries, cosmetics etc. Rooms are large, airy and well done. There is a small flat TV which is fine. The writing table is difficult to use, as it is small and occupied by kettle, set top box, glasses etc. The bathroom could have been maintained better. That was one draw back. Second draw back was, the AC was struggling to cool the room. While it is manageable when combined with the fan, I think the size of the room warrants 2 ton a/c. Food is good, freshly prepared to your liking in the kitchen. This is a big plus point. If you have business in the downtown i.e Park Street etc, you need to budget 30~40 minutes for traveling every time. Otherwise once you get back to the hotel, with city centre mall nearby you can have a nice time in the evening. Overall it is value for money.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

After a lot of hesitation I booked this room in NIPS Apartment and I do not regret.
Big room for a single traveler, Nice service.
You can stay here anyday. Feels like home.
The tv is bit small compared to the room. Needs some nice paint job not bad though but its just white.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Stayed for almost a week during my business trip.
A decent stay with average facilities for a Service Apartment in kolkata. Though quite old, it is well maintained and clean. The staff are polite and helpful.
Limited choice for breakfast (continental or Indian). However, the choice is more for dinner and lunch. For dinner, I have tried fried mee hoon and Lamb briyani, and both were nice and come in a portion that is enough to feed two.
It took me a 10 to 15mins stroll to reach City Centre Shopping Mall where my office is located. On the way, there is small market and school where we can see how local lives.
Overall, it is a decent stay for those who wants to experience the neighbourhood.

Room Tip: Room facing main road for more sunlight
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  • Stayed January 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: EC- 98 Sector 1, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700064, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Ranked #51 of 190 hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
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