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The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata

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Asia's first luxury hotel, The Lalit Great Eastern is a heritage landmark located in the main business and shopping district of Kolkata. Restored and renovated over a period of seven years, the hotel holds the distinction of being the longest continuously operating hotel for 165 years. Built in 1841 as Auckland Hotel, it has been referred to as the 'Jewel of the East' and the 'Best Hotel East of the Suez'. Over the years, the hotel has been the favourite haunt of royalty and celebrities from across the world. The Lalit Great Eastern, now restored to its original glory, is an amalgamation of the styles of 3 different eras of history - Victorian, Edwardian and Contemporary, reflected in Heritage Block 1, Heritage Block 2 and the New Block respectively. The original Heritage Block radiates the charm of the British Colonial Era, while the Modern Block incorporates a contemporary look and feel. These blocks have been seamlessly connected despite their distinct character and decor.
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Free Internet
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Wheelchair access
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Airport Transportation
Public Wifi
Paid Wifi
Paid Internet
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Center with Internet Access
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Babysitting
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast Available
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Smoking rooms available
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We stayed here recently for a couple of nights during a three week trip around India and can only say how poor the service was and how disappointed we were at the lack of interest shown when we were kept awake all night due to loud banging which we could only assume was building
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Response from RodneyG571, Rooms Division Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
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Dear Guest, Namaskar ! I would like to begin by thanking you on behalf of the entire team at The Lalit Great Eastern for your most recent visit and opportunity of serving you.We appreciate you taking time out from your busy schedule to review us on Tripadvisor. It is indeed very disappointing to learn about your unsavory experience. Please accept my most sincere apologies for the same. Your review has been discussed in detail with the entire team and it is very important for us to restore your faith and trust in The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group. We look forward to welcoming you back and the joy of serving. Warm Regards, Rodney
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This 4 star Old Town hotel is conveniently located and sets itself apart from others with excellent and personal customer service and attention to detail.

While guest may feel just part of the crowd in other high end hotels, we felt like old friends as we arrived and were made
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Response from RodneyG571, Rooms Division Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
Responded yesterday
Dear Guest, Namaskar ! The team at The Lalit Great Eastern joins me in thanking you for your just concluded stay and the opportunity of being at your service. We are indeed grateful for your valuable time to review us and share your experience on Tripadvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back and the joy of serving you.Please do write in to me at (grodney@thelalit.com) should you be planning your next visit , will personally ensure a memorable stay experience. Best Regards - Rodney
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We stayed at the hotel after a long travel in interiors of North East. It was a very welcome change and extremely comfortable. We took the package with breakfast and the food was great. Recommended for comfortable and cozy stay.
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Response from RodneyG571, Rooms Division Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
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Dear Guest, Namaskar ! On behalf of the entire team at The Lalit Great Eastern i would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity of being at your service and for making us your preferred choice in in the "City Of Joy" .We appreciate you taking out your valuable time to share this wonderful feedback on Trip-advisor . We look forward to your next visit and the joy of serving you . Do write in to me at (grodney@thelalit.com) should you be planning your next visit and will ensure another remarkable stay experience. Warm Regards – Rodney
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On a memorable trip with friends to Kolkata! Staying at the Great Eastern Lalit made the stay even more awesome! Heritage ambience, excellent service, always smiling and helpful staff! Especially Sumona from the Bakery made the start of our day delightful with her pleasant and wa
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Response from RodneyG571, Rooms Division Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
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Dear Mr. Samad , Namaskar ! The entire team joins me in thanking you for staying at The Lalit Great Eastern and for making us your preferred choice in in the "City Of Joy" . We appreciate you taking out your valuable time to share this wonderful feedback on Trip-advisor . We look forward to your next visit and the joy of serving you . Do write in to me at (grodney@thelalit.com) should you be planning your next visit and will ensure another remarkable stay experience. Best Regards – Rodney
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I recommend the hotel the staff is lovely if you have a problem the solve it as soon as possible, especially Tatha.

Rooms are big and clean, different breakfast areas, lovely open swimming pool.

The only suggestion are to improve the WiFi connection and also not spicy food for
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Response from RodneyG571, Rooms Division Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
Responded yesterday
Dear Guest, Namaskar ! I take the pleasure on behalf of the entire team at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata to thank you for your recent stay and giving us an opportunity being at your service. We appreciate you taking out your valuable time to share this most wonderful experience and kind words of appreciation for "Tatha" on this podium. We look forward to your next visit and the joy of serving you. Please do write in to me (grodney@thelalit.com) should you be planning your next visit, will ensure another memorable stay experience. Best Regards – Rodney
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No place comfortable to sit. :(
Saggy beds :(
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Hello..I need 1 room for 2 people for 1 night..11Dec -12 Dec. What are the best rate incl of taxes??
Dear Sir/ Ma'am, Namaskar ! Kindly share your email id / contact number to revert to your query. Best Regards - Rodney
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I need a single occupancy room for a night what would be the cost ??
Dear Guest, Namaskar ! Please share your stay dates so as to enable us to offer you the best deal. Best Regards - Rodney
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I need a single occupancy room for a night what would be the cost ??
You may visit hotel website or online booking portals for getting best rates.
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Are waiters customer friendly ??
Dear Guest, Namaskar ! Our Waiters are warm and welcoming . Best Regards - Rodney
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Hi please can you let me know if the Wi-fi is free in the hotel for all hours and not just one or two hours for your guests. I am booked to stay here in October and not having Wi-fi free of cost with no time limits is a must for me.
Hi Sorry for the late reply. My WiFi was included with the hotel deal offered to me as we are loyalty members. And the there is no definite hours limit but only number of devices limitation which is like 2-3.
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"Request the Legacy wing for a bit of charm"
"ask for rooms in Legacy wing for a glimpse of real Kolkata heritage."
"Choose the Howrah Bridge view!!"
"Request for upper floors in non-smoking zone and if possible in new wing."
"The Heritage rooms are larger"
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PRICE RANGE
$106 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Great Eastern Hotel
LOCATION
IndiaWest BengalKolkata DistrictKolkata (Calcutta)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
215
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