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“Great location, good idea but needs some work”
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Hotel Housez-43
Ranked #168 of 221 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
New Delhi, India
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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great location, good idea but needs some work”
Reviewed December 6, 2010

This "budget botique" hotel is located on Mirza Ghailb St, right in the heart of Calcutta and has a great spot. The idea of a mid-range boutique hotel is a good idea and they've almost got it right here. But things feel a little bit in need of a new coat of paint and a good spring clean. The beds were comfortable enough but not fabulous and the bathroom was functional. The wi-fi was not working when we visited. The staff worked hard and were friendly. A little bit of vision and a good once over and this place could be even better.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 23, 2010

I have stayed in a superior room for five nights this November. In this small room, you can hear the noise of the street. The colors of linen and towel are gray that should be the white ones. Small flying bugs always stop on the washbasin.

The food is OK, but the restaurant is very small that allow around ten people.

They provide prepaid wireless Internet, 220 Rupees for half day and 330 Rupees for one day.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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vienna
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2010

I stayed there for a week. I liked the individual atmosphere of this rather small and new hotel. Rooms are a bit on the small side, but very nice big comfy bed and flatscreen. Staff is extremely friendly and supportive. The lobbies on the floors are welcoming with loung music and sofas. Compared to other hotels in this area (many of which with not really clean and inviting) a real jewel since it´s modern and spotless clean. I had a low season rate, so it was a great value for me. Breakfast service needs indeed improvement. Food is okay, but limited choices (no buffet) etc. Excellent location. IN walking distance to main shopping streat, new market, Indian Museum, also Victoria memorial is just a 10 minutes car ride. Also it was a perfect retreat from the buzz of Kolkata streets.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2010

The hotel is centrally located. the rooms are clean but pretty cramped. The breakfast is nothing to talk about. Room ambience is good. But surely this is no value for money.

Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed March 19, 2010

I arrived in Kolkata intending to stay for 3 days. I had booked Housez 43 before reading the reviews on Trip Advisor so was slightly concerned after reading them. Due to falling ill, I ended up having to stay for 8 nights and was really grateful to be staying at Housez 43. The staff were really friendly, and so helpful during the time I was unwell, they couldn't do enough. The rooms appeared to be fairly recently decorated and had lots of character. The rooms were very clean, the food was good and the hotel is in an excellent location.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
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Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2009

The only boutique thing about this hotel is the size of everything except the price. They had jacked the rate for a small, dark and noisy room up to 3500 Rupees plus tax, and the breakfast area was so small that some people had to stand up. You can find better deals at half the price nearby if you look around.
Peter S
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  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 13, 2009

I had booked this hotel prior to reading the reviews about the accommodation. After reading several reviews, we were worried about what we had booked. We had been in India travelling for a couple of weeks, from Mumbai, Goa and Delhi to Kolkata.

When we arrived at the hotel we were pleasantly surprised. The hotel was much better than those we experienced in Mumbai and were in the same price range and hotel star rating. The room was massive (we had a superior room) and the staff were brilliant.

The only issue I had with the whole experience at this hotel was that it was a little noisy, given it is on a main street. Apart from that, the location was great. If you're looking for a budget hotel that won't charge you a fortune but gives you the basics you need, this is the hotel for you!

In comparison with the other hotels we experienced in India it was more than we expected for the cost. I would not stay in anything less than this hotel and can't comment on the standard rooms, but the superior room (on Level 1) was good value.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Housez-43
Address: 43 Mirza Ghalib Street, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700016, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #168 of 221 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Housez-43 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Hotel Housez- 43, the art of gracious living is practiced to perfection. As you enter you will experience the elegance and warm hospitality. The refreshing and retro colors are sure to allure you. In fact the thoughtful detail is what makes your stay in Hotel Housez-43 a memorable one. ... more   less 
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