not filthy, we even had hot water and free Wifi.
The staff is fine, although they try to get tip for everything they do and sometimes even insist on it.
Also it is very noisy, but you get used to it after spending some time
The location was the best thing about the Hotel Heera. Just north of New Market it is an easy walk south to Central Kolkata or north to BBD Bagh area. The room was clean and their is hot water for showers. You do need a sleeping sheet because there is no other linen other than a bottom sheet. There is a TV but it is a small, old style set. There is supposedly a restaurant but I'm not sure where, I only had one brekkie here but I'd suggest it's a better idea to head to Sudder St or further afield to eat.
The staff are attentive but they do expect a tip in return. As I caught a taxi for the airport after my stay, I had 4 staff (the man who sourced the taxi for me and 3 others who kept me company) tell me they all deserved tips. I wasn't angry about it and they were not overly forceful in their request - I was more bemused as they were trying it on! - and I left with a smile having just tipped the man who got the taxi for me. But this is a demonstration of my experience of the staff here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hotel is centrally located in the heart of the city where all leading company offices of India are situated, all bug shopping malls, markets are nearby. Hotel Heera is a branch of the Heera Group of Hotels. We are close to railway station and airport. New Market, Victorian Memorial and zoo are all are nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Heera India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia