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“Good location but tired”
Review of Tollygunge Club

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Tollygunge Club
Ranked #40 of 224 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Certificate of Excellence
UK
Level 6 Contributor
224 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Good location but tired”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

The location is fine, 100+ acres of green and wildlife in the city. OK if you play golf or ride. But the building is colonial and tired, the beds (at least in the main building) are pretty hard and the plumbing is just OK though the pressure is low. The restaurants are average at best (the best is bar snacks at the 19th hole) and the service needs a continual flow of tips.

Room Tip: Avoid 317 and 319. There's a terrace above that is used when there are too many functions on. An...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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new delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

We were there for a weekend and loved our stay. First of all, the rooms are lovely even though the toilet's fittings dont match up.
Who wouldn't want a taste of colonial life with a round of golf and spa and really cheap food and drink? With all of that, you don't mind the fact that no one seems to answer when you call housekeeping.
Great for an indulgent stay that doesnt cost too much

  • Stayed January 2013
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2 Thank pinkyNewDelhi
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Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2013

A colonial touch to the building with vast greenery all around. We had our wedding photoshoot here and what a wonderful location. If you're planning to stay here, make your reservations early. Rooms, amenities and service are above average.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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61 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We had a light lunch at the club which was very average and was pestered for a tip. However the club is what you would expect a pre Independence Calcutta club to be slow, scenic and stuffy. Worth a visit.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank nevppp
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New Delhi, India
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144 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2012

The vast expanse of green that greets you as your enter the hallowed and exclusive portals of the Tolygunge Club is but the first of many pleasant surprises that await. The restaurants are top-notch,the cotttages and rooms well maintained in spite of an evidently ageing building structure and the service adequate, though there is some room for improvement.

Room Tip: The cottages are far better than the rooms in the main building. If you must stay in the main build...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2012

I quite liked the feel of the Tollygunge Club on arrival, I didn't mind that it was all a bit tired looking and a bit shabby, that was kind of cool. What I did mind was the awful service, the rude staff and the ridiculous rules.

About 4 people helped me up with my bags, without actually helping with the bags and then stood in my room waiting to be tipped. When we bought two beers to take away the staff ran after us expecting a tip. The western food in the restaurant was dreadful, choose Chinese or go to the Indian restaurant where the food was superb and cheap, just don't look to closely at the tablecloths.

The room was spacious if a little charmless. The free wifi was fast.

Breakfast was poor, again the staff rude and not much choice, again the Indian food was the best option.

Lots of rules about what you can and cant wear in the restaurant or to the pool or the gym - we'd been staying in some extremely expensive hotels which didn't have rules like these. THe worst was about wearing swimming caps in the pool and then not providing them, the pool was full of bird poo!!!

I think this club probably used to be very good, I dont know how long it can rely on using its past to pretend its as good as it used to be. If the hotel were to spend some money on it and review the staff and rules and this place could be a gem.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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4 Thank TouringMoo
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Tolly Club (as this is popularly known) - club that has its origin in the British era still proudly lives its colonial past - big rooms, club with all that you can ask for, nice view of the golf course - will surely take you back by 80 years.
Definitely not the place if you are a gizmo fream and expect all the modern gadgets to be a part of your room.
I would recommend this place for a lavish stay in a colonial property, where you live more like a "Sahib", and go back another 70-80 years to experience Kolkata's colonial past

Room Tip: try to get the cottage - more comfortable than the rooms
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Tollygunge Club

Property: Tollygunge Club
Address: 120 Deshapran Sasmal Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 033, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 224 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Number of rooms: 67
Also Known As:
Tollygunge Club Hotel Kolkata (Calcutta)
Tollygunge Club India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia

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