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ITC Sonar
Ranked #2 of 224 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Reviewed December 14, 2012

we came to kolkata after a few days in Jim Corbett. Kolkata is an experience....The hotel was fabulous and a real treat to come home too after the streets of Kolkata. I have nothing but praise for the staff and the cleanliness of the rooms and restauarants. I was helped to organise a tour and acar to take me to the sights. As a tall blonde european it was a shock to find I was the sight..I will never take a sly photo of a celebrity again, I cannot count the number of mobile phones positioned at me to 'catch' me in the background. the politeness of some children asking to be clicked with me was cute! I seriously considered a dark wig.
I was surprised at the costliness of the spa. Where it costs less than £20 for a 5 hour trip in a luxury car to find that a massage costs £40 seemed expensive to me, and i didn't try. The building next door justs seems part of the expansion culture and I didn't hear it at all. I would ask for a different view if I'd known but wasn't worth changing and fussing about once installed. Pity the pool was disturbed by the noise.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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ITCSONAR, Hotel Management at ITC Sonar, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2013

Dear Valued Reviewer,

Warm Greetings from ITC Sonar, Kolkata!

Thank you for your patronage. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kolkata & ITC Sonar. Whether you stay with us on business or on leisure, we offer distinct facilities that will help you make the most of your visit. Should you like anything specific during your next stay, please do let us know when you make your next reservation.

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Reviewed December 14, 2012

A modern slightly characterless 5 star hotel that would suit business travellers wanting to be close to the airport. I stayed with some mates for three nights having started at the Taj Bengal for two nights whilst watching a 5 day cricket match at Eden Gardens. The Taj was clearly better for the convenience of the location but we were grateful to be at the ITC at the end when we were planning our escape to the airport - traffic in Kolkata is unpredictable and can be arduous.

Our rooms were modern, comfortable, clean and bigger than the Taj Bengal's standard rooms but be careful to ask for a non-smoking floor in advance if you don't like smoking. We had room 1706 which was a smoking floor and the smell, whilst not overpowering, was noticeable.

Great masala dhosa's for breakfast - sets you up for a day.

Overall: good quality on all levels and worth the price in a city where your creature comforts are especially prized. Not the best location if you plan to be in and out of the downtown area around Park Street all the time.

Room Tip: Avoid 'smoking floors' when booking if smoking is not your bag.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

My wife and I were at the hotel where I was the inspirational keynote speaker. From the minute we arrived, out of the chaos of Calcutta, this hotel felt like our cocoon. We met one of the chefs and as my wife is big into food, he gave us ideas of what we must experience. He prepared meals for us that were typically West Bengal. We were there for 5 days and got to know many of the staff. We want to take a few of them home with us. I had some travel issues and the GM along with concierge bent over backward to resolve them for us. We had to travel to another part of India and would be here for Christmas. In Chennai, all the great hotels were booked up already and we had difficulty finding a place. The GM called around to his counterparts there and was able to personally secure us a hotel for Christmas. Their hospitality is incredible. We ate their banquet food and it was just as good as the restaurant. We each had a wonderful massage in the spa too. We cannot wait to return to the Sonar as we feel like its our home in Calcutta.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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ITCSONAR, Hotel Management at ITC Sonar, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2013

Dear Valued Reviewer,

Warm Greetings from ITC Sonar, Kolkata!

Thank you for the wonderful note of appreciation. It is a pleasure that the services rendered by us were up to your expectation. Our staff is trained to provide exemplary and personalized service to ensure “Home away from home” experience. At ITC Sonar, you will be able to experience specialty cuisines ranging from Peshawri offering ‘robust flavours of the North West Frontier’ to Pan Asian savouring the ‘Flavours of East Asia’ to Dum Pukht reliving ‘The Grand Cuisine of India’ and West View, Kolkata’s very own ‘Bar & Grill’.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

I was there at Infocom 2012 on 8th December 2012. We were served lunch at "Sunderban" the open air lawn inside, the food served was cold and tasteless, right from the starters to the main course, "Fish in white garlic sauce" tasted like fish curry served in PG/RG Kar Hospital. The desserts were edible as they were readymade. All over very poor food, very disappointing.

Room Tip: The Restaurants are good but beware of banquet food, carry your own food if possible.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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ITCSONAR, Hotel management at ITC Sonar, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2012

Dear Valued Reviewer,

Warm Greetings from ITC Sonar, Kolkata!

Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us on Trip Advisor. We have noted the feedback on your experience during INFOCOMM, 2012 with great concern. Your feedback is important to us and has been considered for evaluation so that we may offer a positive and superior experience to you in the future.
On behalf of the ITC Sonar family, we look forward to welcoming you back to our warmth and indigenous hospitality in the near future.

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Well worth staying at this hotel. Nice spacious rooms, separate show cubicle and decent size bath. Clean and well appointed you will have a comfortable stay at this hotel. There are a number of different restaurants and the outside buffet is very good. Service in the 24 hr restaurant is a little tardy so don't forget to keep the pressure up with the waiters! All in all a good choice of hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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ITCSONAR, hotelmanage at ITC Sonar, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2012

Dear Valued Reviewer,

Warm Greetings from ITC Sonar, Kolkata!

Thank you for the warm feedback. ITC Sonar offers an exceptional selection of luxuriously appointed premium accommodation rated among the best in Kolkata. Set amid sprawling stretches of green that are artfully interspersed with beautiful water bodies, each room affords a stunning view of the estate.
At ITC Sonar, expect an unsurpassable experience of luxury and warmth, in the gentle embrace of nature.

Look forward to your next stay.

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Reviewed December 6, 2012

First time in Kolkata, and chose ITC Sonar on points as it is operated under the Starwood group. Certainly a memorable stay and will definitely be back. The two outstanding features of this hotel in my view are 1) Service of the staff, from front desk through to housekeeping. Truly impeccable! and 2) The space of the hotel and its grounds (amazing gardens, lawns and water ponds) means you feel like you are in a resort location - as opposed to the madness of Kolkata! The rooms are very good - not faultless however. The property is hardly brand new, and has the odd bit of wear and tear showing, but the overall experience is as I say memorable. This place is not rated # 3 of all Kolkata hotels for nothing! Another special feature is the huge, seperate, Spa/Gym/Sauna/Beauty/Massage health complex - you could spend your whole stay in that building just having every single inch of your body being pampered. Food in the hotel good, but we ate mostly outside - there is some fantastic restaurant complexes very close by. The hotel is thankfully not right in the central Kolkata district, but a short cab ride away. Oh my god - the driving in Kolkata - leave it to the locals !! All in all, a fabulous stay at ITC Sonar Kolkata and looking forward to returning. Try this place, you will like it!!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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ITCSONAR, Hotel Management at ITC Sonar, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2012

Dear Valued Reviewer,

Warm Greetings from ITC Sonar, Kolkata!

Thank you for the wonderful note. . 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. An upscale, world class, Asia’s best business Hotel set amidst resort surroundings. 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.
Situated close to the airport and just ten minutes from the Salt Lake silicon hub of Kolkata and the city’s shopping, entertainment, cultural and business districts, ITC Sonar offers an elegant oasis of luxury and warmth in an ambience that brings you closer to nature.

We look forward to welcoming to ITC Sonar, your home in Kolkata.

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the ITC Sonar for about a week for a relative's wedding. The hotel was just amazing! All members of the staff were very accommodating and ensured that we were treated like royalty. Rooms are big and comfortable and serviced twice a day. Service & comfort is absolutely consistent right from the staff managing the reception to the housekeepers.

A special mention to the staff managing the breakfast buffet restaurant. They were very sweet and helpful and remembered how I liked my eggs and tea and went out of their way to serve us every morning. The hotel gives you absolutely no reason to complain. 5 stars indeed!

Room Tip: Rooms on a higher floor will give you a great view of the hotel lawns.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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ITCSONAR, Hotel Management at ITC Sonar, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2012

Dear Valued Reviewer,

Warm Greetings from ITC Sonar, Kolkata!

Thank you for sharing your recent experience on Tripadvisor. We at ITC Sonar are committed to providing you world-class facilities backed by courteous and efficient services. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kolkata & ITC Sonar. Whether you stay with us on business or on leisure, we offer distinct facilities that will help you make the most of your visit. Should you like anything specific during your next stay, please do let us know when you make your next reservation.

Warmest regards
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Additional Information about ITC Sonar

Address: Haldane Avenue, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700046, India
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Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
#2 Spa Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
#2 Family Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range: $147 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — ITC Sonar 5*
Number of rooms: 238
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