My family and I recently stayed at the Fairlawn for 3 nights and loved our stay! It is a very unique hotel as it is actually a Raj-era home which was built over 225 years ago. It is quite a bit different than a traditional hotel, but don't let this deter you from staying there.
The downstairs is where the restaurant and bar are located. Breakfast is not the best I have had in Asia, but is okay. They serve lunch and dinner from around 10am until around 9pm. Complimentary tea is served each afternoon from 4pm to 6pm. The staff are all helpful and friendly and are quick to help any questions you may have.
About half of the rooms are located downstairs while the rest are upstairs. Up the stairs and throughout the second floor, there are lots of pictures, newspaper articles and other interesting things to look at. Our room was #2 located on the second floor. We had a double bed and another single bed for our children. The room was very spacious and clean. The cable TV had a wide assortment of channels including many English language channels. The bathroom was also spacious. The entire hotel is guarded and very safe.
The Fairlawn Hotel is located on Sutter Street and is very near the popular streets of Park Street and Chowringhee Street. There are many great restaurants and shops within easy walking distance.
If you see Ms Violet, the owner, sitting downstairs, do take time to introduce yourself to her. She is 90 years old and has spent much of her life living in India. She is a walking history book on Kolkata!
I will absolutely stay here again in the future!
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- Fairlawn Hotel India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia