Going to Sudder St (a.k.a. backpacker tourist central) and not visiting the Fairlawn is like missing the elephant in the room. Not only is this place famous, it's very cute, and the beer garden offers a small haven of tranquillity from off the street. Whether with friends or on your own, this is a good place to retreat and read your Tagore while enjoying a drink or something to eat.
The rooms are idiosyncratic. Some nicer than others. They have a colonial and highly personalised feel to them. Do look at the price you are paying - don't expect something super swish at these prices, but you do get charm.
It's frequently necessary to book ahead. It has been popularised by Lonely Planet and also a TV programme in which Felicity Kendall speaks about staying there during her childhood.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Fairlawn
- Fairlawn Hotel India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia