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ITC Sonar
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Property is not very well kept. Access is not good. All those negatives are totally countered by Great restaurants, very helpful staff, great comfort, Lovely ambience. Somehow I always loved Windsor manor in bangalore, but not so much appreciative of the recent addition-gardenia. After my recent frequent travelling experiences, I feel Sonar is a wonderful place to be in. Their spa is really wonderful. People go extra mile to please you. I was not very happy of late as I'm seeing a gradual decline in the wow factor in five star hotels when compared to 1990s, when places like the Taj Residency of bangalore and cochin or even Manjarun of Mangalore and Holiday Inn of bangalore used to be so much different and used to be so much different in their service quality which you don't get today. The experiences in windsor and westend or savoy used to be unparalleled. May be, I was too young to be critical about or today benchmarks have gone too high! Though it used to pinch my pockets to dine or stay in star hotels, I used to get that Wow. Hope they bring back that to good hotels like the Sonar.

Room Tip: Choice in Kolkata.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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ITCSONAR, Hotel Management at ITC Sonar, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2012

Dear Valued Reviewer,

Warm Greetings from ITC Sonar, Kolkata!

Thank you for your kind words . We at ITC Sonar are committed to providing
you world class facilities backed by courteous and efficient services. Our
staff is trained to render exemplary and personalized service and our
endeavour at all times is to provide our guests with a “Home away from home
experience” .We truly value your patronage and shall endeavour to ensure a
seamless experience to you on each of your future visits.

Look forward to your next stay with us.

Warmest regards
Hotel Management

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

The Hotel itself is a true 5-star house with more than affordable rates (for foreigners). Dining in the hotel itself is relatively OK as far as quality is concerned; however, prices may than reach the level of an overnight stay. As an addict to Indian food I prefer to take one of thes yellow cabs and head towards Gariahat (approx. 6kms; 15 - 30 minutes).

And there are excellent shopping opportunities as well.

Hotel staff is extremely (emphasis) friendly, a littl bit less would do as well.

Cabs do head downtown should cost no more than INR 120 - 150; insist on meter being activated. for such a ride the meter would show approx 40 - 50, a factor of 2 + 20% applies. Be vigilant. Drivers are skilled. Traffic is heavy, but rarely coming to a standstill.

When returning to the hotel after 10pm they try to charge INR 300.

Room Tip: A standard room will certainly do.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank 060660
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ITCSONAR, Hotel Management at ITC Sonar, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2012

Dear Valued Reviewer,

Warm Greetings from ITC Sonar, Kolkata!

Thank you for your kind words . We at ITC Sonar are committed to providing
you world class facilities backed by courteous and efficient services. Our
staff is trained to render exemplary and personalized service and our
endeavour at all times is to provide our guests with a “Home away from home
experience” .We truly value your patronage and shall endeavour to ensure a
seamless experience to you on each of your future visits.

Look forward to your next stay with us.

Warmest regards
Hotel Management

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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Very wide and spaceous resort with very large pool area, gym and spa area, gardens with water fountains and Koi fish, very well maintained, rooms are spaceous and have all luxury, interior is made from teak wood, nice and spaceous bath room, very good food in various restaurants, breakfast buffet is excellent, quit sleep, felt safe, rom rate ca. 12.000 Rupies (180 Euro) with corporate rate.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank blueskies15-10
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ITCSONAR, Hotel Management at ITC Sonar, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2012

Dear Valued Reviewer,

Warm Greetings from ITC Sonar, Kolkata!

Thank you for the warm feedback. ITC Sonar celebrates the spirit of Bengal in this exquisitely plush, understatedly stylish 5 star luxury business hotel in Kolkata. ITC Sonar is arguably the finest business resort in the region - a resort in the urban context. One that has the efficiency of a business hotel yet the feet-up-feel of a resort. A fine fusion of functionality and creativity in an aggregated best location. One that is a consonance with ITC Hotels’ ethos of reflecting “rooted in soil” but dynamic in form and philosophy.

Warmest regards
Hotel Management

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

I have been using the ITC Sonar now several times a year for a decade now, and this hotel clearly stands out as the most consistent in the excellent level of service and hospitality is has become so famous for.

The ITC 1 rooms are spacious, tastefully decorated and furnished, and look out on a water body full of lilies which appear to be in bloom right through the year! The feeling of space is clearly the other hallmark of this awesome property.

The gym is adequately equipped, but it is the spa which is outstanding. There is a feeling of peace and quiet that relaxes the business traveller so completely.

My favourite eating places in this hotel are the Peshawari and the West View, arguably the best gourmet restaurants in the city. Not only is the food great, but the service too is just as brilliant.

The only area where I see some struggle in the levels of service is the Darjeeling Lounge where you are invited for complimentary refreshments at the end of a tiring day. I do hope that this facility sees some improvements in the future.

ITC Sonar is truly awesome, and super value for money in a city not known today for international levels of excellence.

Room Tip: If you can, go for the ITC 1 rooms. They are a class apart!
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Debu H
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ITCSONAR, Hotel Management at ITC Sonar, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2012

Dear Valued Reviewer,

Warm Greetings from ITC Sonar, Kolkata!

Thank you for the appreciative note. We have noted your feedback with great
concern and the same has also been shared internally with the team. We
regret your experience as reported in your review and assure you that the
services experienced by you are not representative of our standards.

We look forward to your next stay with us.

Warmest regards
Hotel Management

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

The ITC Sonar Bangla is a very unique hotel with the buildings located in the midst of artificially created water bodies with lovely fishes and good vegetation in them. It is a sight that is soothing to the eyes. The rooms and bathrooms are luxurious and clean. The service is excellent too. Do not miss the elaborate breakfast buffet. An eco-friendly luxury hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank TravelKing60
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ITCSONAR, Hotel Management at ITC Sonar, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2012

Dear Valued Reviewer,

Warm Greetings from ITC Sonar, Kolkata!

Thank you for the appreciative note. It is a pleasure that the services rendered by us were up to your expectations. One of the cornerstones of our mission is ‘Luxury with Sustainability’ and an extension to this is ’Responsible Luxury’ - ITC Sonar, Kolkata was the pilot project for ITC Hotels. Built in 2003, we started preparations and enlisted with Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) a year later and got registered as a CDM project in 2006 – the first Hotel in the world to do so. ITC Sonar, is also a Platinum Certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Building) under USGBC certification Body and this distinction is also an endorsement of ITC Hotels’ credo of ‘Responsible Luxury’ - an ethos that integrates world class green best practices with contemporary design elements to deliver the best of luxury in the greenest possible manner

Warmest regards
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