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Walson Spa "O" Tel
Ranked #149 of 224 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Reviewed May 22, 2014

We stayed in the hotel on return from Darjeeling. The hotel is 1 minute walking distance from the Museum and 5 minutes from the new market, lindsay street area. Getting metro, cabs and trams was never a problem. The rooms were okay-ish (we stayed on the ground floor rooms) - First we were provided with a small room ( we checked in early), however, on request, we were immediately provided with a better and bigger room. the ambiance of the hotel inside is really very good. It's completely based on a Buddhist theme, hence one would find statuettes, Buddhist signs and hymns everywhere. the chants are heard in the lobby through the sound system - but it's quite easy on the ears and feel very enchanted (Of course, it is a Spatel - as they say).
There is 24/7 hot water, however, the water sorts gave out a stink in my room - may the faucets were not good, as the accompanying families did not have any issues.
The beds were okay types - not very firm - 2 out of 3 beds in our rooms were not steady.
Food quality is good and reasonable. The breakfast spread was limited - but okay.
If you have shopping and visiting the Kolkata Monuments in mind - This Hotel can be a choice. But the surrounding area is typical Kolkata - all hustle bustle and not very easy on the eyes. However, once in the hotel - it's different story.

Room Tip: Try to get rooms on the floors except the ground ones
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

I stayed this hotel with my wife on our way to Darjeeling.Rooms are well decorated and standard are quite good. location wise its in the center of our activities. Staffs are helpful.We kept our luggage in our way to darjeeling.On our return everything was in order.
We recommend traveler to choose this hotel. Though improvement needed in the Breakfast menu.All in all one can relax without any hassle.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

My second visit to bawa, unlike last time, elevator was functional and everything else was as it was. Room I stayed were rather very small, but I was aware of the size so it was not unexpected. Price that I pay for, probably will go back again. Check in, room service, check out all were 10 out of 10 but I would request them to improve breakfast services like refilling. My rating for this property would be 7/10.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

I totally loved this hotel, its beautiful decor and the serene music in the background. It was wonderful to come back from the hot noisy street into the cool and quiet corridors. Great value for money.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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1  Thank Naama M
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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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1  Thank canebrook
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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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4  Thank Mvijay K
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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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Thank MayankBhutoria
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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 #149 of 224 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range: $77 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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