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“DON'T...Please DON'T!!”
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Shalimar Hotel
Ranked #169 of 219 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Bengaluru, India
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51 reviews
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“DON'T...Please DON'T!!”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Pathetic, overpriced, unfriendly, bad attitude of staff. Salient points about this hotel in my opinion and experience. This hotel is one of the old-world Calcutta hotels that started business when the British were still around. As a result, their vintage has made them extremely arrogant and high nosed towards common Indians. The attitude of the staff is unfortunately very similar to that of the Government staff of West Bengal. They will ensure to make you feel that they are doing you an enormous favour by allowing you to stay at their hotel.
I feel there is no point staying at this hotel unless you have a bus to catch from the Esplanade bus terminus or have to go to Howrah station from here.
DO NOT keep any expectations, let alone high ones.

Room Tip: No tips. Stay at your own risk!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

1.this is an overpriced hotel 2. staff keeps bugging u for tip. 3. bar is nice but always you will find body tripping next to you so no classy feeling 4.bathroom and linen is pathetic at best....stay at your own risk

Room Tip: no good room because keeping their price band in mind it's way 2 much overpriced
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 30, 2009

Rooms were good, neat and clean, services were very quick. But rooms were not worth money. I booked an a/c room but the a/c was not working. Even after my complaint no action was taken. Food was okay. Location of hotel was good.

Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Shalimar Hotel

Property: Shalimar Hotel
Address: 3 S N Banerjee Road | Next to Regal Cinema, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700013, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #169 of 219 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Shalimar Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 36
Also Known As:
Shalimar Hotel India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia

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