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“Float Once!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Floatel Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   9/10 Strand Road Kolkata Jetty | Opposite State Bank of India HQ, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700001, India   |  
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Ranked #46 of 191 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
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“Float Once!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

My colleagues in Calcutta wanted me to try this hotel once and had got a corporate deal with them and I was game!

The best part of this hotel is that when we go to sleep or wake up in the morning - we feel that we are floating in the sea or on a ship...as the ship sways slightly...! So all those guys who havent been on ships overnight and wanna experience one on the land - Floatel is the place to be!!

The morning break fast is many cuisines and we are spoilt for choice. The room service is tad on the expensive side and room is slightly small - when compared to the conventional hotels on land!! But probably it is replicated to look like a ship mate's cabin - hence the room space is cramped..

The staff are very courteous with a special mention of their Chief Guest Manager - who went out of the way to make us feel delighted...

Float once with Floatel...!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Floatel An E, Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear Sir,

Warm Greetings from Floatel, Kolkata !!!

At the onset, we would like to thank you for your comments at the TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure for us to have your stay at Floatel, Kolkata.

We are delighted for your appreciation of our services. Your feedback will surely encourage us to scale greater heights of excellence.

The team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Floatel, Kolkata, in the not too distant future.

Warm Regards,
Kunal Banerjee
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

Floatel hotel is situated on river Ganga which gives feeling of luxory ship.Food is tastey here and rooms are as per standard,but major draw back of this hotel is events organised on its terrace.I was there in the last week of 2010 & I had to lodge complaint to the hotel management for the noise of songs being played on the occassion of Ring Ceremony being held on the terrace in one night and some other event on other night.I shall recommend this hotel if you want to enjoy beauty of Ganga in day and youthful nights!!! But you want to sleep in peace after a hectic schedule of a working day ,this hotel is strict NO NO!!!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Floatel An E, General Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear Sir,

Warm Greetings from Floatel, Kolkata !!!

At the onset, we would like to thank you for your comments at the TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure for us to have your stay at Floatel, Kolkata.

We are delighted for your appreciation of our services. Your feedback will surely encourage us to scale greater heights of excellence.

The team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Floatel, Kolkata, in the not too distant future.

Warm Regards,
Kunal Banerjee
General Manager
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Durg, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

This hotel is my first preference at Kolkata. Excellent feeling when u stays here. All facilities r highly marked. Food & room service is very good. One can have most beautiful scene behind ur window i.e. floating on river.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Floatel An E, General Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Dear Mr Roship,

Warm Greetings from Floatel, Kolkata !!!

At the onset, we would like to thank you for your comments at the TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure for us to have your stay at Floatel, Kolkata.

We are delighted for your appreciation of the services provided by our team. Our team is our strength and your feedback will encourage us to scale greater heights of excellence.

The team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Floatel, Kolkata, in the not too distant future.

Warm Regards,
Kunal Banerjee
General Manager
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Durg, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2011

My company's zonal office is in kolkata and i m frequently visiting. floatel is nearest hotel from office. It is a hotel on a old ship. ship is conerted in hotel. its a river side hotel and floated in water. food is excellant. sunset rooms are awesom.

  • Stayed November 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VinayChaturvedi, Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this review, February 27, 2011
Dear Sir,
Greetings’ from Floatel Kolkata!!!
Thank you for choosing Floatel – An Eco Friendly Hotel for your stay during your official trip, we are glad to learn that you enjoyed your over all stay with us.
Look forward to have you with us in future too
Thanking you
Warm Regards’
Vinay Chaturvedi
Manager Floatel Kolkata
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2010

The positives - The staff is awesome. They are always smiling and cheerful and full of greetings. Even at 5am. The location is interesting and the restaurant on the 3rd floor has a beautiful view. The food is above average and not exceptional

The negative - Completely no value for money. The rooms are extremely small and the bathroom is really bad. It needs a lots of patch up work. I was on the second floor for during the 3 nights that I spent there, after 11pm, when the restaurant closes, they start to move the tables for cleaning, i guess, and this can be really noisy for those on the second floor.

I would not recommend this hotel for the tariff that they offer, but maybe a good place to have a relaxed meal in the evening

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VinayChaturvedi, Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this review, February 19, 2011
Dear Sir,
Greetings,and thank you for your feedback on your stay with us. We are really sorry for the product offered to you during your stay and we have noted down your inputs on the same.
We shall ensure care is taken in this regard and hope to have you with us in the near future.

Thanking you,

With best regards,
Vinay Chaturvedi
Manager Floatel, Kolkata.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2010 via mobile

View is of a dirty river with ugly buildings and cranes in background. Rooms / bathrooms are dirty, mouldy and very badly maintained. Is supposed to be an 'eco-hotel' but has so many lights lighting it up at night, you could probably see it from space! Dinner and drink prices are extortionate. This place is well over-priced but seems to attract business people (no doubt because they don't have to pick up the bill) !!!

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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VinayChaturvedi, Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this review, February 19, 2011
Dear Sir,
Thank you for your valuable feedback on your stay at Floatel Kolkata. We would do a detailed analysis on the product which was offered to you during your stay and make necessary amends to it on priority.
Thanking you

With best regards,
Vinay Chaturvedi
Manager Floatel, Kolkata.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

While the concept sounds interesting, the rooms are not that great, and so are the service standards at the rooftop restaurant.
Dinner at the rooftop restaurant facing the ganges tributary can be a unique experience, but for that one need not stay at the hotel. Plus, the river is not a very pretty sight in the daylight.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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VinayChaturvedi, Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this review, February 24, 2011
Dear sir,
Greetings, and thank you for choosing Floatel, Kolkata for your Stay.
We have noted your valuable inputs on the service and dining aspects and we are working on it on priority.
As far as view during day are concerened, As you know the Ganges is largest running river water brings about wastes and degenerated carcasses which are cleaned but controlling is difficult, which in turn affects the splendor of the Ambience As you know the Ganges is largest running river water brings about wastes and degenerated carcasses which are cleaned but controlling is difficult, which in turn affects the splendor of the Ambience, We are working on the save the river program with local tourism body to develop the batter cleaning process and to enhanced the view of the River and we hope to have it revamped by end April 2011.
It would be a pleasure to have you with us during the summer of 2011 to "find your luxury redefined" all over again at Floatel Kolkata.
Thanking you,

With best regards,
Vinay Chaturvedi
Manager Floatel Kolkata
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Address: 9/10 Strand Road Kolkata Jetty | Opposite State Bank of India HQ, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700001, 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 Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Floatel Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thank you for choosing Floatel, An Eco-Friendly Hotel during your stay in Kolkata. We are an environment friendly hotel and it is our endeavour to conserve the environment in every way we can. As you have chosen Floatel for your stay, you have also committed yourself to help us save the environment. Together let us ensure a greener earth to ensure a better future. ... more   less 
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