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“Peaceful Location and good food”
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Lytton Hotel
Ranked #78 of 224 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Peaceful Location and good food”
Reviewed March 9, 2011

Lytton located in the sudder street offers very nice staying facilities. The restaurant though has a old look, furniture and crockery serves delightful dishes. Surprisingly its not occupied during the day.
The rooms are big, airy and clean - the airconditioning functions well and there are no problems of pest or noise. One can have a sound sleep after a hectic day.
The staff particularly the reception is not very friendly and it seems the guests are unwelcome. I noticed in my 2 days of stay the warmth was missing and none of the guest were offered a smiling welcome....the communication is curt and inquisitive.
Though a good hotel it lacks warmth from the staff, i would recommend if there is no decent alternate available.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 7, 2011

We booked five nights in Lytton Hotel. We got nice and clean rooms, but the walls are bad isolated and at night we could hear the door banging and the noises from the neighbour rooms. As soon as we opened the door, there were always two, three men appearing, eager to do us a favour. I would suggest, that Lytton managment should put a common tipping box for the whole staff on the reception desk, like other hotels do it. And it would be more ecological to change the towels only when they are on the floor, and not when they still are hanging. Lytton hotel is too expensive, for what it is offering.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 23, 2011

I have stayed in this hotel for a few yrs now. I noticed that standard has slipped a bit. Room was not nice, need decorating . Very good food and excellent room service. Restaurant has no ambience, but staff are very helpful and polite. Not too happy with its room tariff----expensive for what I got. Room attendants are friendly and helpful, but always looking for extra cash!!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed February 15, 2011

Most everything about the Lytton is fine. It is the nicest hotel on Sudder street facilities wise. However that is all it is. It is overpriced relative to the other choices but that is not my main complaint.
The front desk and restaurant staff were very nice. The room valets were a differenent matter. While pleasant, they ruined our stay here. On numerous occasions they attempted to service our room when we asked them not to. They literally forced their way into the room, handed over a couple clean towels, sprayed some who knows what around and stood defiantly until we tipped them. One occasion was ridiculous standoff as we hand just given them half of a piping hot dominoes pizza and a few minutes later, the knock on the door. Again the 2 towels and nothing else. We said thanks and dismissed them. They both stood arms crossed with that stupid grin on their face as we sat looking at them from the bed. After several minutes of standoff I gave in. Been in India a lot and never had a hotel staff been as aggressive as a street beggar. Ruined our stay at this otherwise nice hotel which was a treat after couple hard months and an aborted attempt at Darjeeling (24 hrs from bodhgaya only to be turned away due to the strife). In a completely different league and only down the street is Bawa Walson.

  • Stayed February 2011
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Wolverhampton, UK
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Reviewed February 7, 2011

The hotel is very well situated, the rooms are good (if not large) and quiet except for the staff clod hopping around the hard floors and talking noisily in the service rooms. But everything else is well organised. Both restaurants are very good. Its great peculiarity is that you can only use wifi in your room in you have a locally operating mobile phone, throguh which to get the log on code: an incredible situation. You just have to make do with the computers in the business centre.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 6, 2011

I was arriving in Ko;kata late for my first night of two months touring India. Not wanting to be searching the city at 11pm for a room, I wanted to pre-book a predictably clean place. In that regard, the Lytton was great - checked me right in at midnight, clean and big room, decent TV and nice breakfast. Wifi is free and reasonably fast for India although you have to renew it every day and one day they ran out of cards.

After two nights and shopping around, it became apparent that this place might be a bit overpriced for what they offer. Also, echoing what others have already written here, I found the staff to be constantly positioning themselves for tips - even to the point of inventing excuses to knock on my door to offer obviously unnecessary services ("more towels, sir?" No, you just cleaned the room 30 minutes ago). Service in the restaurant very explicitly varied based on how you tipped the day before. Annoying.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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bangalore
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Reviewed December 11, 2010

Lytton is a three star hotel that’s generous with its benefits.
Its located at a good location and has well crafted interiors!
We had been there for a friend's marriage and it was hosted very well!
Rooms are good!
Service also good!
For Cuisnes, they have 2 restaurants and a bar too!
All in all good experience and slightly high on pocket!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: 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 #78 of 224 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lytton Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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