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“Nice location...a decent resort”

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Ganga Kutir Resort & Spa
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Nice location...a decent resort”
Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

We went in with a lot of expectations...came back a tad disappointed....a resort of such high standards and lineage ought to be a cut above the rest....which was unfortunately not the case
GK's location is superb that is perhaps why the tariff is so high....beyond that everything was just about ordinary
First let's talk about the rooms.....the one which we were put up in(22)...was on first floor with an amazing bay view window....beyond which the room was just about ok....with dated furniture and very awkwardly positioned switches and a very useless machaan which was almost impossible to access because of very steep stairs leading upto it....it is infact very dangerous with kids around
The housekeeping guys tried their best but they seemed to be running short on manpower.....as there was no service provided despite repeated calls during the check in check out period...for about 2 hours
Room service was prompt and efficient
Food was definitely the best part of our stay.....with the guys at the restaurant working overtime to make the guests feel comfortable....anything needed which was not on the buffet was promptly taken care of....and the buffet itself was wholesome and had great variety
I missed having a drink at the famous bar of GK....since it was closed for mantainance...but Ratan from the restaurant was really sweet to show me around before checkout
Overall it was a pleasant stay....but considering the high tarriff the services shud be top notch....and guys at GK please do something about the machaan rooms ...I think there are 3 of them.....and guests please avoid these rooms

  • Stayed October 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Excellent property. It has been done up very tastefully. It shows that everything here is driven by passion.. Very well maintained. I think all rooms have the fabulous view of the ganges. The huge window ledge with the mattress is a place in the room to relax while you keep looking at the greatness of the Ganges. Only few rooms in this resort and that adds to the tranquility. They are doing their bit for the environment by doing all ferrying by battery operated carts.

Room Tip: As close to the river Ganges
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

The Hotel is basically meant for quick getaways from Kolkata. Its located right on the riverbank soi it a great place to relax and enjoy the views. There is really nothing to do by way of activities though they do have a nice bar (again breathtaking views of the river) and a library. A small Muti Cuisine Restaurant in on site. Food is pretty good but nothing outstanding.

It is basically a luxury mini Hotel located within a Resort. The Hotel itself does not offer many facilities as most (spa, gym etc) are located in the larger Resort (a 5 min walk or Golf Cart ride away), but the staff are well trained and service is fantastic.

Ganga kutir is quite expensive (Rs14000 - 18000/night) and is certainly not value for money. Best for a quick romantic getaway.
In case you want to travel as a group it will make better sense to stay in the Resort (Raddison Raichek) or even the service apartments (Ffort Suites) that are in the same campus.

Room Tip: Choose Rooms 21 - 25 for excellent views of the river. Though I'm guessing all the rooms have gr...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Amazing location right on the banks of river Hooghly 180 degrees view of the river with really cool breeze through out the day even in month of July which is pretty hot. We stayed in Ganga kutir's sunder wasala , a duplex apartment which was very spacious, nicely designed with all modern amenities. I would had given it a 5 star but to my dissapointment there was a power cut at around 2 am , air conditioner stopped and we were drenched in sweat . In the morning we came to know that there was some work going on and by mistake our rooms air con was switched off. We slept under the fan the entire night. And in the morning our rooms floor had pools of water on it. Then no hot water was coming from the tap or the shower. Later we were told that our rooms geyser was not working. I strongly feel that one does not expect such negligence from a 5 star property with such high room rates.

Room Tip: All duplex apart,ends are good but in Ganga kutir's main area take rooms on the upper floor
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Raichak is just a couple of hours drive away from Kolkata right on the banks of the river Ganges. Nestled in the greenery and natural habitat is a beautiful resort which goes by the name Ganga Kutir. Bit too expensive for a weekend resort but at the end of the day one feels that money was well spent. You are taken aback by the virgin natural beauty of the place....., it is just on the banks of the river surrounded by mangrove vegetation. the rooms are spacious enough and the windows overlook the picturesque backwaters. Plenty of activities can be done during the stay including indoor and outdoor games, a plunge in the pool, nature walk or a boat ride across the river. They have a spa as well which has pretty satisfactory reviews. Overall a great place for a family weekend even though its a bit heavy on the pockets.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Kolkata
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

Lovely resort on the banks of the Ganges. Wonderfully appointed spacious rooms with very attentive and helpful staff. They went way beyond the script to help and make our stay pleasant.

The restaurant was outstanding in quality and taste. The chef was always eager to cook what we wanted on or off the menu. Overall highly recommended ...

  • Stayed May 2012
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

We had gone there in August 2011. The location is beautiful. The Ganga looks sublime in its many moods of rain and shade. Unfortunately there are some spoilers also. The food is extremely ordinary. For a hotel that places itself at the very high end, it is was really disappointing. In particular, the Bengali cuisine was poor. In addition, there was a large group who had booked in, and the charm of the place in terms of the solitude was completely gone as the group was extremely loud. Finally the service was very poor. If you take the rooms on the ground floor you will also have a view of the soft underbelly across the creek where people live off boats. Not enough value for money. Had expected a far better experience.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Ganga Kutir Resort & Spa
Address: Post Bag-1, Sarisa, Raichak 743368, India
Location: India > West Bengal > South 24 Parganas District > Raichak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Raichak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ganga Kutir Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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