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Walson Spa "O" Tel
Ranked #138 of 221 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
New York City, New York
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“Good choice if you want this location”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

It all depends whether you want to be on Sudder Street, which is the foreigner/backpacker ghetto. If you do, the Bawa Walson is a good option. Three minutes from the India Museum, five minutes from Park Street. The property is new and well-maintained, with nice Buddhist-themed art everywhere. Staff are helpful and attentive, and the rooms, while a bit standard-issue, are clean and comfortable. Food in the restaurant is OK, but it's outdoors without a/c, which can be a problem in Calcutta.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Not a whole lot, cleartrip helped book a room, but the management said it was overbooked, moved us to Sapphire.

Clearly a biased approach as they were accommodating foreign clients.
I guess we pay the same amount or may be they ripping the foreign clientele with astronomical charges, who wouldn't know if they are using exchanged dollars to pay.

Such cheap tricks for a premium hotel, not worth it !!
Now a manager would come and apologize n call tripadvisor to take down this review, way2go BAWA !!


  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Pune, India
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Location is a big turnoff but is nicely connected to the city. Rooms were well maintained but the construction going on in the surroundings was audible inside. Flexible check-in time, good breakfast spread.

Serves Hukah as well!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed February 13, 2014

I stayed for 12 days in this hotel during a work trip and although the property is really nice, I felt that they are not used to long-term visitors. The rooms as well as the garden restaurant are comfortable and have a good atmosphere. The food is also pretty good. But the service is extremely slow and inefficient. When cleaning the rooms, often they forgot to bring towels, water or other things. The wireless stopped working several times and nobody really cared to help. Overall, I found the staff rather apathetic. Another disadvantage is the airing system that circulates the air through all the rooms on one floor. I was unfortunate to have smoking guests on my floor (although this is officially a non-smoking hotel), so my room smelled many days of cigarettes. Most disappointing was the departure though when the staff refused to call a taxi and I had to walk out on my own and with my luggage to find one. This you don't expect from a place of that prize category.
The location is very central and convenient for travellers but the hotel is situated in the middle of a very touristy area, one has to like it.
A plus point though is the excellent spa which I can wholeheartedly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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New Delhi, India
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2014

stayed there for 2 days in Nov 2012. only approach road is a bit disappointing but once you enter this property your opinion will change. comfertable room, personallized service, good food, sound sleep ... what else we need. very good property at this price in the heart of city and close to park street.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Arrived late on a Friday night after checking out of a bad hotel. They were more than happy to accommodate me and gave amazing service! They also took the time to help me set up the wifi and the spa and restaurant were to die for!! A must stay!!!!!

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Chennai (Madras), India
Level 6 Contributor
430 reviews
104 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

Located in the new market area and in the midst of shopping area adds a good value for a tourist.

The rooms are small but comfortable the staff were good and efficient.Food was excellent and open till late. Out side the noise and bustle actually makes you feel the hotel is much better.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Walson Spa "O" Tel
Address: 5-A Sudder Street, Taltala, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700016, India (Formerly Shilton Hotel)
Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #138 of 221 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Walson Spa "O" Tel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Walson known as erstwhile Walson Hotel, the newly refurbished Walson Spa o Tel, opened its doors to the indulgence seeking populace on 1st Sept 2010 in the city's central districts such as park street and the new market, make it a sought after location to be in. The vibrance & the exuberance of the city are at an arm's reach as major shopping markets, cinema hall, the Victoria Memorial and underground metro network and famous Hawarah station and corporate sector in Park Street all situated in the vicinity. This makes the hotel an ideal place of convenience and indulgence both for business travelers and tourists. The rooms are equipped with all the modern amenities and are luxuriously furnished o allow the patrons to sink into leisurely & delightful stay experience. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bawa Walson Hotel Kolkata (Calcutta)
Walson Spa "O" Tel India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia

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