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“Comfortable Stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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ITC Sonar
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   JBS Haldane Avenue, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700046, India   |  
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Ranked #2 of 191 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Udaipur, INDIA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Comfortable Stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Stayed at Sonar in recently for a conference. Very Comfortable and had nice experience staying at Sonar. The Staff was extremely polite and helpful. Spa was relaxing and food was amazing. Overall : Thumbs up for the stay.
In room service needs little more care as the service is delayed.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ITCSONAR, Hotel Management at ITC Sonar, responded to this review, December 1, 2011
Dear our valued reviewer,

Warm Greetings from ITC Sonar, Kolkata!

Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us on Trip Advisor. We have noted your feedback and have also shared the same with our team to enhance your next stay with us. We truly value your patronage.

On behalf of the ITC Sonar family, we look forward to welcoming you back to our warmth and indigenous hospitality in the near future


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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

I stayed at the ITC for 1 night and day while passing through Kolkata. Everyone from the management to the cleaning staff regularly greeted you with a smile. The food selections in the restaurants were good. In the bar/restaurant I was having trouble choosing from the menu, the waiter offered a choice that was not on the menu based on how I felt and it turned perfect. The room was clean and the pool and spa area very comfortable.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Mumbai
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

The rooms were extremely comfortable and the layout and landscaping was quite nice. The SPA is worth a visit and the overall perception of the visit itself was quier interesting. The service (room service, laundry, etc.) is a bit slow, but that understandable considering that the hotel was full to near fuill capacity.

Missed some sporting action like TT, etc., but overall, a very nice property,

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ITCSONAR, Hotel Management at ITC Sonar, responded to this review, November 21, 2011
Dear our valued reviewer,

Warm Greetings from ITC Sonar, Kolkata!

We thank you for your kind words. Designed by awarded Architects Kerry Hill of Singapore, ITC Sonar is a business destination with a difference. ITC Hotel’s ethos of reflecting “rooted in soil“ yet dynamic in form and philosophy is woven into the décor of the hotel.It draws inspiration from the Pala dynasty, an empire which united Bengal and promoted art and culture. The greatest luxury for discerning guests like you is time and our service design has been innovatively worked out accordingly.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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32 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

A great hotel to stay in if your work brings you to the Salt Lake City side. Rooms are super spacious and well laid out..A distinctively modern and sleek architectural design contrasts with the rich historical essence of ITC Sonar, Kolkata
. U will just love to b in the hotel,, exhorbitant furnishings and floorings

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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ITCSONAR, Hotel Management at ITC Sonar, responded to this review, November 21, 2011
Dear our valued reviewer,

Warm Greetings from ITC Sonar, Kolkata!

Thank you for your patronage. It is a pleasure that the services rendered by us were up to your expectation. Our staff is trained to provide exemplary and personalized service to ensure “Home away from home” experience. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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New Delhi, India
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

A great hotel to stay in if your work brings you to the Salt Lake City side. Rooms are super spacious and well laid out.. The water bodies inside are peaceful and serene. It's like an oasis of calm in a chaotic city.
Would love to come here for a vacation too

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ITCSONAR, Hotel Management at ITC Sonar, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
Dear our valued reviewer,

Warm Greetings from ITC Sonar, Kolkata!

Thank you for your patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kolkata & ITC Sonar. Whether you stay with us on business or on leisure, we offer distinct facilities that will help you make the most of your visit. Should you like anything specific during your next stay, please do let us know when you make your next reservation.

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Kolkata
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

ITC Sonar is one of the best, if not the best ITC property in the country. And sure, ITC owed it to the city it's headquartered in.
Location wise, its situated on the main thoroughfare of Kolkata - EM Bypass, which connects the main city to the airport, thereby serving both business travelers as well as tourists alike.

One of the most overlooked, but imp. features of the property is its understated elegance, especially the exterior. It grows on you, rather than having an immediate impact. The expanse of the property, the significantly large man-made water body / lotus pool in the middle lends it an aura of a resort within a city.

ITC has been traditionally known for its restaurants, and each one of ITC Sonar's restaurants has its own distinct and defined identity. Pan-Asian with its Tepanyaki grill is perfect to tantalize your oriental taste-buds, Peshawari, which is a spin-off of the legendary Bukhara (Dal Bukhara!) takes care of the Mughlai gourmet, and to top them all, Dum Pukht, developed under legendary master chef Imtiaz Qureshi, serves the best Biryani and juiciest Lal Maans I have ever tasted. The only improvement on the food front could be the buffet at the coffee shop. The spread is pretty eclectic, but the taste could do with some improvement.

ITC Sonar rooms are the most spacious, among all the standard 5 stars rooms that one could stay in across the country, and there are some interesting tit-bit additions to the room which add to the experience. Auto-Muting of TV when the phone receiver is lifted being one! Since the hotel is relatively new, the rooms look pretty contemporary in both design and gadgetry. Eg. the LCD TVs over the ugly and bulky CRT which other older 5 stars in the city are still persisting with.

It also does its bit to project itself as the preferred hotel for business travelers with facilities like --- floor dedicated to "Single Woman Business Travelers" serviced only by woman staff.

All in all, the best that Kolkata has to offer.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Bargarh, Orissa, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Sonar Bangla is a name in itself....The size of the room and its glass sharing bath room along with the room was ultimate, I have been there on my way to honey moon and I could explore and use the facility of the hotel ultimately.
The bath room was a king size and th room was also the best in its class.
The other service I use in the hotel is its SPA which was one of my ultimate experienece and the dance floor which was occupied by me and my wife as it was not a week end and there after dinner in th indian restaurant was delicious.
The best experience of any hotel with me.

  • Stayed December 2010, 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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ITCSONAR, Hotel Management at ITC Sonar, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
Dear our valued reviewer,

Warm Greetings from ITC Sonar, Kolkata!

Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us on Trip Advisor.

I am pleased to learn that you had a most enriching and distinctive experience while staying at ITC Sonar and that our team looked after you. We at ITC Sonar are committed to providing you world-class facilities backed by courteous and efficient services. The greatest luxury for discerning guest like you is time and our service design has been innovatively worked out accordingly.

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Address: JBS Haldane Avenue, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700046, India
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Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
#2 Family Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
#2 Business Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
#2 Spa Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — ITC Sonar 5*
Number of rooms: 238
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Also Known As:
Itc Sonar Hotel Kolkata (Calcutta)
Itc Hotel Kolkata
ITC Sonar India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia

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