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The Best Inn
Ranked #173 of 346 Kolkata (Calcutta) B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 19, 2012

It's a good place if you are traveling on a budget and want some place just to sleep over. Service was very good. Actually, Calcutta was very chaotic, our entire stay, we had problems with the taxis that simply didn't want to drive us. The staff helped us and we are very grateful.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank La L
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

There is a lot to love about this place. I would describe the atmosphere and decor as "modern" - bright and cheerful. Everything we needed was provided, including breakfast, room service and internet service in our room. Couldn't ask for anything better, plus great restaurants within walking distance! This place really is a hidden gem. The gentleman at the front-desk was super friendly, helpful, kind, and very accommodating. He made our stay so enjoyable thanks to all of the great advice he gave us regarding the area, local restaurants, sight-seeing opportunities, etc. The rooms were very comfortable and it really felt like a "home away from home." It truly made for a weekend to remember....we would stay here again and again and again! Definite two thumbs up! Will definitely keep this as our first option for future trips to Kolkata! Thanks!

Room Tip: If you don't mind paying a little extra then i recomend the King Room as it is very spacious and...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Karen B
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Really nice little guest house, the staff were so fiendly and helpfull to the extent they got up at 3.30am to see us off. The rooms are clean and comfortable, good bathrooms and comfortable beds. The location is good for the Victoria memorial.

Room Tip: Double room
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Adrian G
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Living in Mumbai for the past 5 years and having experienced a huge range of guesthouses in India, this has to be my favorite. It's a proper boutique bed & breakfast with amazingly clean and functional rooms. A lovely small place located in a quiet area but close to some restaurants, malls and the metro-rail. Taxis are also easily available. All the staff especially the front desk are very helpful. Would recommend the guesthouse since I loved this place and I’ll stay here again when I visit Kolkata.

Room Tip: Its always helful to keep the Map since Kolkata's taxi drivers don't always know the way arr...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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5  Thank yanamcmillan
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

This is a great spot, with simple but clean and functional rooms, and everything you need. Good value, considering the location. The staff are kind but they don't smile much! But nevertheless, they will help you if needed.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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1  Thank Tim B
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Overall: The Best Inn was decent value for the money (not expensive and not luxurious). It's not the kind of place you want to hang out during the day; however it met our basic needs and there seem to be few comparable alternatives in the city.

Pros:
- Clean, tidy room with a large bed and big tv

Cons:
- The room we stayed in did not have a window, so it was dark and damp (look at the room before you stay!)
- The internet did not work

Room Tip: Look at the room first. Our room was on the ground floor and did not have a window so was damp and...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

It's difficult to fault this place really. It's really clean, has good modern amenities in the room, great bathrooms and functions very much like a small business hotel. The AC worked perfectly and the room also had a TV with some English channels. Our room had very limited natural light, so check the room first. The owner was professional, willing to help and organised a transfer to the airport and provided us with a map and directions to all the sights we wanted to see, however the other staff members were a little but muddled (language barrier?)

There's no restaurant on site but there is a small room service menu. We also had a complimentary breakfast brought to our room every morning and a time of our choice. We even got offered some tea on our departure despite it being early in the morning.

The hotel is walking distance from the main attractions and there's a nearby metro station too.

Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
2  Thank danhux
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Address: 1b Sushil Sen Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700025, India (Formerly The Westin)
Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #173 of 346 B&Bs / Inns in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range: $32 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful boutique Guesthouse located at a short walk from Rabindra Sadan Metro Station, Victoria Memorial Gardens, Saint Paul's Cathedral, Forum Shopping Mall, Homeland Mall, Inox Cinema Multiplex, Race Course, & most Corporate Offices on Lansdowne Rd, Elgin Rd, Chowringhee Rd, Shakespeare Sarani, Camac Street, Jawaharlal nehru Rd., AJC Bose Rd. etc. Park Street can be reached via a Taxi or the Metro in about ten minutes from The Best Inn. Mother's House can be reached via a Taxi in about ten minutes. All rooms at The Best Inn have modern furniture, air-conditioning, flat screen TV (cable), internet connectivity, telephone, hot & cold water in attached bathrooms, mini fridge (in Deluxe King Room only). ... more   less 
Also Known As:
The Best Hotel Kolkata (Calcutta)
The Best Inn India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia

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