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“A Vintage Property needs Modernisation”

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Hotel Hindusthan International Kolkata
Ranked #37 of 221 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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“A Vintage Property needs Modernisation”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Hotel Hindustan International more popularly called as HHI is @ the heart of the city & close to the central business district.

It claims to be a 5 star, however when one compares the hotel with other 5 star properties in the city it turns out to be a great disaapointment. Rooms are very shabby with worn out furnitures & fittings.

Complimentary breakfast is good with a very well spread out variety. Food is good at this hotel be it breakfast, at restuarents, conference or in room dining.

Conference rooms are good and well appointed with all modern arrangements, the big plus of this hotel is it`s banquet.

Swimming pool is as vintage as the hotel rooms seems to be a roadside pond with no privacy at all.

If one is expecting 5 star facilities and ambience at this hotel, should avoid staying here.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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hhihotels, Manager at Hotel Hindusthan International Kolkata, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Dear Sir

Greetings from HHI Kolkata!!!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valuable suggestions. Sir, i can assure you that the management has taken this up seriously and your inputs have been shared with Engineering department, House Keeping & Front Office to ensure that we can meet up to your expectations on your next visit to the hotel.

We look forward in welcoming you back!!!

Regards
Bhaskar Mallick
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Paris, France
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

I spent one night here on a business trip. The hotel claims to be a 5* property but its probably about 3.5* at best. The rooms are in desperate need of refurbishment. The bathroom had mold all over the floors. The food in the cafe was average at best and half the menu was not available. The service in the cafe was very slow. Overall a let down, will seek alternatives next time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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hhihotels, Manager at Hotel Hindusthan International Kolkata, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Dear Sir

Greetings from HHI Kolkata!!!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valuable suggestions. Sir, i can assure you that the management has taken this up seriously and your inputs have been shared with the Corporate Chef along with the F&B Team,Engineering department, House Keeping & Front Office to ensure that we can meet up to your expectations on your next visit to the hotel.

We look forward in welcoming you back!!!

Regards
Bhaskar Mallick
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Overall a nice place. Gym is good. Could add individual TV for treadmill with earphone. Weighing machine could be added to room. Sweet dishes were good and pizza was also good in the dinner. Starters and soup need improvement. Due to crowd staff is unable to cope up with the service needs and in the breakfast time one had to wait even for fresh plates which is not good. Absence of service due to overwork of staff make you uncomfortable which the hotel need to attend. Bathroom had a typical smell which makes you uncomfortable. On arrival I was given a coupon and told to call a number for getting a welcome drink which was a 375ml liquor bottle. On calling the number the questioning was not in good taste and it did not look like a welcome offer. I did not request for but it was offered. Housekeeping staff is good.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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hhihotels, Manager at Hotel Hindusthan International Kolkata, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Dear Sir

Greetings from HHI Kolkata!!!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valuable suggestions. Sir, i can assure you that the management has taken this up seriously and your inputs have been shared with the Corporate Chef along with the F&B Team,Engineering department, House Keeping & Front Office to ensure that we can meet up to your expectations on your next visit to the hotel.

We look forward in welcoming you back!!!

Regards
Bhaskar Mallick
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Had been there recently. Did not quite like the place. Rooms are not that spacious and not upto the mark. Buffet area stinks of fish.. which is very disappealing .. especially for a vegetarian. they should really think of renovating the hotel and live up to thier name.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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hhihotels, Manager at Hotel Hindusthan International Kolkata, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Dear Sir

Greetings from HHI Kolkata!!!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valuable suggestions. Sir, i can assure you that the management has taken this up seriously and your inputs have been shared with the Corporate Chef along with the F&B Team, House Keeping & Front Office to ensure that we can meet up to your expectations on your next visit to the hotel.

We look forward in welcoming you back!!!

Regards
Bhaskar Mallick
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Bhopal, India
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2012

The overall Experience is not bad with this property, I have stayed here 3 to 4 times ranging from 1 night to 5 nights. The overall quality of beds is good, but the hotel has aged and some rooms are an example of the same.

The service is just ok ok, I have had a bad experience after which I stopped staying at the property, I am a Jain (Pure Vegetarian) and my name says so, I asked for my breakfast to be packed with special instructions about having pure veg. things to be packed, but when I checked at the Airport the packet has boiled eggs, omelet and some sandwich which I found very offending being a vegetarian.

Even the electrical fittings in some of the rooms are broken, this is one thing which should be checked by the hotel at least.

At one of my stays I booked some club room, but was not told about any benefits as suggested in the website. Overall I will just suggest you to stay at this Hotel only if you do not have any other options.

Room Tip: Servers for room service end up demanding tips, so tip yourself to avoid any embarrassments. If you...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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hhihotels, Manager at Hotel Hindusthan International Kolkata, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Dear Sir

Greetings from HHI Kolkata!!!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valuable suggestions. Sir, i can assure you that the management has taken this up seriously and your inputs have been shared with the Corporate Chef along with the F&B Team,Engineering department, House Keeping & Front Office to ensure that we can meet up to your expectations on your next visit to the hotel.

We look forward in welcoming you back!!!

Regards
Bhaskar Mallick
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We travel to Kolkata every year with our family and since the last 15 years we have been staying in this hotel. The warmth, the food, the hospitality and the friendly staff is incomparable and makes us come back every year.

We love the indian food in kalash especially the kali dal and chicken lababdar.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2012

I travelled to kolkata with my sister and stayed at this hotel.it was a short stay because the day after we have to go to Jamshedpur. Nice service ,and love the room.
Absolutely will stay in this hotel on next trip

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Thank canineLord
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Property: Hotel Hindusthan International Kolkata
Address: 235 / 1 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700020, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
#24 Luxury Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Hindusthan International Kolkata 4.5*
Number of rooms: 184
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HHI Kolkata needs no introduction, yet a walk into the place might make you wonder if you have reached a wrong destination. An overhauled new property, a premium fascia and a new-look lobby, welcome you into a whole new world. At every turn you discover a new face of your well-versed hotel. From the well-groomed staff to the friendly new outlets like the health-club or the swimming pool, everything throws a vibe of warmth around and reflects a sense of trendy living that enchants guests from world over. Ideally located in the center of the city, the hotel offers more than just good lodging. No wonder it is the preferred choice for fairy-tale weddings as much as for corporate power-talks. ... more   less 
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Hotel Hindustan International
Hindustan International Kolkata
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