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“Pleasant Hotel with Friendly Staff”
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The Sonnet
Ranked #13 of 250 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 27, 2011

Stayed here for three days during my visit to Kolkata in July 2011. This is a nice 5-star rated hotel. I wouldn't have rated it with a 5-star though because I felt that the amenities and the services could have been better. The two rooms we occupied were cozy and the bed was comfortable. The location of the hotel is very good in terms of connectivity and shopping/dining places as the city center mall is within a kilometer of the hotel. However, I found the surrounding area to be quite dirty but that could be said pretty much about the entire city -- Sorry Kolkatans, it's sad but true. There were small tea & tobacco stalls right outside the gate of the hotel and the entire parking area was unpaved ground. Having stayed during the monsoon period, the unpaved parking area always made my shoes dirty. To make things worse, there were pools of water throughout the parking that made the small walk to the inside of the hotel miserable. Moreover, another disturbance was constant construction noise of the metro track right in front of the hotel. Can't imagine how bad it will get once the metro trains actually start running on those tracks.

The room service and housekeeping was excellent. The food was delicious, specially the club sandwiches! The front desk staff was courteous and helpful, upto the 5-star standards. Overall, my stay here was comfortable and pleasant.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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GunjanKumar, Front Office Manager at The Sonnet, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2011

We would like to thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us which indicates your true liking for the property, as we firmly believe that it is friends like you who with your honest comment makes us travel from strength to strength and also give us motivation.

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Reviewed September 15, 2011

Was on a business trip when i got to stay in this hotel. A newly opened hotel just 1/2 hr away from the airport. Rooms are very decent and also the staff is very helpful and friendly. The biggest problem for a vegetarian in kolkata is food and especially people like get smell of fish in every dish. But here the food was also good.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

The hotel is located close to the upcoming metro line. The lobby of the hotel is average. The reception staff is slow but co operative. The rooms are spacious. We had a double room with single bed. The very view of the rooms makes you feel that the building was originally meant for a hotel.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are small.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

I stayed in this hotel for two weeks in August 2011. The service was excellent and the people were very friendly and helpful. Every night I enjoyed the diner a-la-carte or buffet. Both were very good. If I've to go back to Kolkata, I'll definitely consider this hotel. The hotel is well situated on a 5 minutes’ walk from the city mall.

Room Tip: I stayed in the superior room on the 7th floor. Very convinient.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

The hotel is located close to the upcoming metro line.

The lobby of the hotel is average. The reception staff is slow but co operative. The rooms are spacious. We had a double room with 2 separate beds. The very view of the rooms makes you feel that the building was originally meant for a hotel.

The food is good. The rates are expensive for food. The hotel service is very slow.

The rate that they take is not exactly value for money. This hotel cannot be my 1st choice in Kolkotta.

Room Tip: Take room with roadside view
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

Was in the hotel for a night. Close to airport. Good sized rooms -- was upgraded to a suite so no complaints. Food is iffy nothing to write home about. Only one resturant.. Unfortunately the airport drop in teh morning did not come on time. But that was the only negative.

No Wifi in the room was a dampner too

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

We stayed at The Sonnet for 5 nights and were very happy. Rooms and facilities are clean and service very good. We ate at the hotel for breakfast and there was a good range of food available. Some baked items (croissants etc) seemed to be a few days old but there were plenty of fresh food options. There is a shopping mall 5 minutes down the road with a food court (and a pizza hut if you need a break from curry!).

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Sonnet

Address: Block Dd Plot No 08 | Sector 1, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700064, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
#13 Luxury Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
#23 Best Value Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range: $87 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sonnet 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sonnet has embarked on a journey of establishing itself as a premium 4-star business hotel group in India. The Sonnet, Kolkata is a symphony in design, service & efficiency. A premium business hotel, located in The City of Joy’s newest and most promising Business Hub, Salt Lake. It’s proximity to the airport and Salt Lake’s sprawling IT district makes it the most convenient location. Amenities and facilities are at par with the best in the industry. With unobtrusive & efficient service, we strive to make your stay a very comfortable one. The Sonnet is a eco sensitive hotel and is committed to the social & environmental causes and responsibilities and is always involved in organizing activities to initiate social and ecological awareness. The environment team at the hotel is always ready to contribute to the smallest concerns and handy in extending all support to environmental needs.The state of the art décor, 64 ultra-modern superbly furnished self-contained guest rooms, the fitness centre “WORKOUT” along with the open air Jacuzzi “SPLASH”, a well-stocked bar “UNWINE”, a Music Lounge “ORION” and Round the Clock Fine Dine restaurant “AURA” provides the boarders with all the physical, holistic and gastronomical relaxation that they need to feel at home. Round the Clock in Room Dining pampers one to lazy meals in the privacy of the room. Tailored tour arrangements in luxury cars, heritage walks, religious services, buddy services, and also tie-up with a renowned SPA are always available at beck n call.For the discerned corporate traveller, The Sonnet is ever ready with specially crafted food by the Master Chefs as per guest preference, place, country or origin. Facilities like express check-in, check-out, Wi Fi connectivity, secretarial services, and chauffeur services are tailored to one’s choice and requirement. Corporate meetings, Seminars, Get togethers can be organized in the well-equipped meeting rooms (starting from 1500 Sq. feet to 4000 Sq. feet). Also not to forget the open air terraces for the social functions as well as evening cocktails…….the package is unlimited. THE SONNET OFFERS YOU ONLY THE BEST, SERVICE IN A PERFECT SYMPHONY!! ... more   less 
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