Walking into The Peerless Inn at Kolkata gives you a feeling of the old world star hotels. The hotel is located at an extremely crowded place and there is constant noise 24 x 7. The reception at the hotel was warm, they provide you a muffin as soon as you come in. Maybe because I checked in pretty late in the evening, there were no standard rooms and hence I was upgraded to the Presidential Suite at the same price. It was a big room, with a living area facing the Howrah Bridge, with old world chairs and a center table and a dinning table. Surprisingly there was no TV in the living room - kind of strange! The bed room was also large enough but didn't give you that class feeling. The aura around was that of a typical government run hotel frequented by ministers and government officials. Yes the rooms were clean and well maintained.
The bathroom had a bath tub, and taps, which needed urgent refurbishing - I stayed there for 3 nights but just couldn't get the combination of hot & cold correct! On day 2 the housekeeping forgot took away used towels but forgot to keep the new :)
The food at the hotel was expensive - the room service menu wasn't quite exhaustive but was expensive for what it was worth. The food was decent but didn't deserve to cost so much.
The breakfast menu was also quite same all 3 days - didn't really provide any local taste to the cuisine - something one would expect when traveling to a different city. South Indian dishes, cereals, parathas and eggs dominated the breakfast menu.
All in all, I would say this property needs urgent refurbishing in order to bring about a certain class in the hotel. At present those who enjoy the good old world charm can enjoy the stay there.
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- Also Known As:
- The Peerless Inn
- Peerless Inn Kolkata
- Peerless Inn India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia