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“Clean room but inconvenient location” 2 of 5 bubbles
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The Best Inn
Ranked #170 of 325 Kolkata (Calcutta) B&B and Inns
Hong Kong, China
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49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Clean room but inconvenient location”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

Inconvenient location - Arrived Kolkata in midnight and none of taxi drivers know how to get to there - No significant landmark nearby. Clean room with simple breakfast served. But there are just four rooms situated below the residence so don't expect there's any common room or hotel service. No wifi service and only small window in the room. A bit like isolated in prison at nightime.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Tony_2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

I just stayed in the Best Inn for about a week. I enjoyed the place, and the farther I got into the trip the more I enjoyed the hotel. The best part of the hotel was the extremely helpful staff - Chaitanya at the desk, Chetan for the room service. When I landed I received a call from the hotel to ensure that I had landed and asking when I would reach the hotel. The watched my stuff when I checked out for the day, coordinated room service, and had excellent recommendations. The hotel is quite small, only four rooms total, and is about an eight minute walk from the Rabindra Sadan metro station. To find the hotel use the maps that Best Inn provides - locals do not know its location. Negatively, the room was noticeably damp which gave a slightly moist touch to the bed sheets. The shower curtain was dirty, and the towels provided were well-used with noticeable wear spots (the towels were changed every day). Overall I enjoyed the hotel and look forward to returning.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Scott W
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

Booked this place as we were just arriving in India and wanted a place to get to straight from the airport. A fair way from the traditional travellers area which we didn't know at the time but the staff were super helpful and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Still a bit pricey given what you get and what you can get for similar prices in the city. Also the breakfast is pretty eh! Your call at that price though.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank James S
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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank La L
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Karen B
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Adrian G
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Mumbai
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank yanamcmillan
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Additional Information about The Best Inn

Property: The Best Inn
Address: Sushil Sen Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700025, India (Formerly The Westin)
Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #170 of 325 B&Bs / Inns in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 
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The Best Hotel Kolkata (Calcutta)
The Best Inn India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia

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