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Lytton Hotel
Ranked #75 of 224 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Reviewed September 27, 2007

I stayed here for a day on my way through Calcutta, hoping to get in some sightseeing as it is centrally located. I had booked one night's accommodation online (a travel website offering hotel bookings).

The hotel room was clean, however the linen, though freshly washed had a decidedly grey tinge. The food was reasonable - I had the buffet breakfast and room service - and the price was what you'd expect in a mid-range hotel.

However, my shock came when I checked out. Despite having accepted my booking and the voucher when arriving the hotel refused to honour my website voucher and insisted I pay again. So I'm now in the midst of trying to recoop my accommodation cost from the website. I'm only happy it was one night and not several as this could have been a significant burden.

Finally Calcutta was flooded due to the weather, and so was the hotel. So if you're visiting during the rains you might want to stay somewhere not in a flood area.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled solo
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5  Thank ellipsis000
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Reviewed September 19, 2007

Didn't think much of it, clean enough but faded decor, awful food, disorganised and messed up travel booking and one of the reception staff was very rude.

Stayed: May 2007
3  Thank KianaArt
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Reviewed June 2, 2007

Was very impressed overall with this hotel. By Indian standards very good - but obviously less so by International standards. It was clean, with ample hot water - on one day, both hot and cold water taps were filled with very hot water! Makes for an interesting toilet process - it was the water that was steaming.
The service is almost over-bearing on occasion. People try and do anything/everything for tips. Just be firm - you don't need the bed turned down; you don't need extra towels etc etc. Eventually you won't be disturbed any more.
Relatively quiet location but about 5 min walk down a side street - seemed safe at all hours but not well lit at night so be careful of potholes.
Great location - walking distance to Park Street (10-15 mins) - one of the best dining streets in Kolkata.
Prepaid taxi from airport costs $5US - but takes about an hour.
Would recommend to anyone except those who want 5* service or backpackers who want cheapest available.

  • Stayed: April 2007
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5  Thank Estufarian
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Reviewed May 30, 2007

Stayed here for a few nights. It's fine. It gives the impression of being quite grand, but it's a bit run down and tired. Most things here were quite nice and charming and pretty acceptable. The breakfast bar was quite good, with a mix of Indian and western dishes. The one thing that I really hated here was the really irritating over-attentiveness. I couldn't decide whether they'd all been told to do that, or whether they thought it would result in extra tips. But honestly, you couldn't be in your room for more than 5 minutes without someone knocking on the door, ringing the bell or walking in. Any excuse to bring you new towels, open your curtains half an inch or do something equally unimportant. If you pretend to be out then they'll just keep ringing. Don't even think about having a nap in the afternoon. It's all very irritating. But hey, it's just a small point. The rest of the hotel is fine.

  • Stayed: April 2007
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2  Thank scn
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Reviewed April 3, 2007

We stayed here after previously booking into a terrible hotel.

Good location. Rooms clean and spacious. Not too expensive. Would happily recommend and I am hard to please.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Melbjetsetter
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Reviewed December 30, 2006

I booked a tour for my family to Calcutta/Sikkim via a local travel agent (in Malaysia) and stayed in this hotel for 3 nights on 2 separate visits (4 different rooms for the 5 of us) from 23.12.06 to 30.12.06. Although I had read the above 2 reviews prior to our stay and had not expected much, I was still let down by the following:-
1) Most important of all, the receptionists (names intentionally withheld) were really not up to expectation. One was not able to communicate well with the guests (in English) and did not seem to know their requests and needs while the other who attended to us sounded crass, arrogant and defensive, when approached.
2) Two of the rooms we stayed in had toilet problems, one was stuck while the other had a lot of air pockets, spouting out loud gurgles throughout the night !
3) I totally agree with Santanu (thanks for the review) about the tip (not courtesy) orientated service. This must be addressed promptly.
4) Although the hotel is close to some tourist attractions (eg Indian Museum), restaurants (Chinese & Indian) and shopping areas (eg Hogg market), I feel that having to traverse along Sudder street each day with the rubbish dump at one end a big 'Shudder'.
In short, I will not stay here if I had another choice.

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled with family
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2  Thank caduceus
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Reviewed October 26, 2006

I stayed at the Lytton for three nights. It is very centrally located and if you want to brave the sidewalks, you can walk to anywhere in central Kolkata. The room was decent: clean and comfortable with a good working A/C, The restaurant served very good Indian food and the service was proper and efficient. The Chinese restaurant is decidedly Indian-Chinese food, not very authentic but good in its own right. I found the staff very helpful. I plan to stay there again this year.

Stayed: November 2005
2  Thank MPMau
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Additional Information about Lytton Hotel

Address: 14 Sudder Street, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700016, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #75 of 224 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range: $75 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lytton Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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Also Known As:
Hotel Lytton Kolkata
Lytton Hotel India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia

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