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Astor Hotel
15 Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700071, India   |  
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Ranked #47 of 189 hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Wait and see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

As other reviewers have mentioned, the hotel section is closed as rooms are being totally rebuilt. The result is that any reviews written previously are likely to be entirely misleading once the hotel reopens. During renovation the bar etc still operates.

Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
San Francisco, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We had our wedding reception on January 1 2012. They ripped us off on the number of head counts after the reception. They said they counted hundred plates when we only had a total of 80-82 max. It is always hard to prove these things on the spot, especially since I was the groom! Besides, they changed the menu without notifying us. Crap.

Their decorator was below par. In the reception area, they hung christmas balls! We had to ask them to take those down, which they promptly did.

Pretty bad overall.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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21 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I have previously stayed in the Astor when in Calcutta. When I was there in November this year the hotel was closed for refurbushment but I was able to eat in the restaurant and use the bar facilities.

The restaurant is still excellent with a great menu and the Kebabs are as good as they ever were. The staff still remembered me from previous visits and were most welcoming.

The hotel is due to open its doors again shortly and if I return to Calcutta I would certainly stay there.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I have been there for lunch on my business trip to kolkata. Although bit difficult to guess from its exteriors that there is a very good food available at this place. Very good food. Do try the "Pudhina Paratha", if you planning to go there..

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Well, this place is full of childhood memories, otherwise I wouldn't stay here. Its expensive - simple as that. Its got an amazing location, central to most places of interests for a business traveler.
The food is good & so is the ambiance. And its close to most shopping areas. Astor will remain a sentimental favorite.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Average Property. Old dedicated staffs who might be working for years together. Average on service, comfort, room quality, overall facilities. Definitely not value for money. Rates are relatively higher. The property is very centrally located. Has a tremendous reputation for Good Food. Tandoori Delicacies or for that matter all preparation. Food tastes good here. Food Rates are relatively higher. Don't expect much on stay side.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

I visited this hotel for 1 night as I was on a business tour. Average hotel, with small dimly lit rooms. The property is outdated, but location is very good. I had taken lunch it its restaurant which was again average. Services were decent. I was forced to stay in this hotel as the location suited me, and other hotels ( Better hotels) in nearby location were full. One should only stay in this hotel if nearby choices like Kenilworth or Golden Plaza are not available.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Astor Hotel

Address: 15 Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700071, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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