It was my first visit to Kolkata and i had reached almost an hour late to the city due to delay in the flight. I completed my day's work in office and went straight to the hotel to check in.
To my dismay despite having a confirmation from my office travel desk, they refused to check me in since they did not have my reservation details available with them. I showed them the itenary provided to me by my travel desk however they denied admission saying that most of the rooms were booked. Through severe perseverance, they allowed me to check in for a night and i would have to check out the next day. I checked into the hotel only to confront the front desk once again in the morning to check with my travel desk. Later in the day they booked me for 2 nights as requested.
The hotel i suppose is a heritage building and does not have a lift. However, it is very famous for its kebabs. I did not have dinner for all the days that i stayed over there but enjoyed the standard breakfast in the hotel.
The room was too small and just had one small window which was not supposed to be opened as the air conditioner was switched on. My room was on the second floor and as i mentioned previously there are no lifts in the hotel.
However, my overall experience of the stay in this hotel was good because of it's close proximity to the heart of places in Kolkata - the victoria, park street and other places.
Worth recommending considering a budget hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Astor Hotel, Kolkata is an abode of luxury that blends heritage opulence and new-age comfort seamlessly. Housed in a century-old building, The Astor is synonymous with good living, exceptional hospitality, unforgettable cuisine and efficient, clockwork service. Located at the heart of the Central Business and Retail District, the hotel is well-connected to most places of interest and curiosity in Kolkata. The Astor has recently undergone extensive renovations and is now replete with state of the art facilities and services. The hotel offers complimentary WIFI to all its guests. The hotel has a rich selection of restaurants to choose from including the most popular bar in Kolkata, Plush Lounge & Bar apart from the evergreen Kebab-e-que, which has just completed 30 years of operation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Astor Hotel Kolkata India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia