We stayed there in the Old Kemilworth ie Purdy's Inn in November 2009 for 3 weeks. The location is good and the staff are really pleasant. They even provided a second mattress when my husband found the original too hard. the rooms are wonderfully large.
Three concerns: despite booking a room on the upper level, when we arrived late at night, it was not ready, so we spent the night in a ground floor room, not really a problem except it seemed like it hadn't been cleaned for months...the bathroom was quite foul.
Second issue is the general standard of cleanliness, which was not too high. I'm not sure if the owner actually does spot inspections of his staff's efforts but I suggest that wouldn't be a bad idea for him to consider.
Last issue was that early on, the owner told us that he wouldn't charge us for breakfast because our stay was of some length. Despite that we were in fact charged for all our breakfasts at the end (we had the identical meal each AM, two fried eggs on toast, a coconut and coffee). We didn't raise the issue as overall we had enjoyed our contact with him, his family and his staff, I've just raised it now as a caution to formalise any such offers. We have chosen to believe that it was a lapse of memory on his part, as he seems a genuine sort of person.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kenilworth Kolkata is a 4-star luxury hotel located in the heart of the city. This family managed hotel goes back to the grand days of British Raj and, to this day, has an unmistakable colonial look and feel to it. The hotel comprises of exclusively decorated rooms and suites fully equipped with modern amenities. The in-house restaurants and banquet services cater to all tastes with their delectable range of local and international cuisines. The Big Ben relives the colonial days of Kolkata and is the city's only authentic British bar. Enjoy princely ambiance at the Marble Room serving traditional Indian fare. While Aromas is the hotel's multi-cuisine coffee shop. The hotel also has a host of energizing spa and salon facilities. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Agoda, Hotels.com, Priceline, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, Cheap Tickets, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Kenilworth Hotel, Kolkata reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Kenilworth Hotel, Kolkata Hotel Kolkata (Calcutta)
- Kenilworth Hotel, Kolkata India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia