Thats the short and sweet of it. This unique piece of property is just outside the city centre, floating on the River Hooghly, complete with two decks of living quarters and a third housing the restaurant and a banquet hall. Day hours put you within walking distance of all major offices and business centres, while evenings are quiet and secluded, giving the whole area an aura of soothing comfort.
I for one love the sight and sound of flowing water, and there could be nothing better for the asking. The outer wall of our cabin was practically one big glass-window with the river flowing right underneath, offering a cinematic view of fishing boats and ferrys passing by........and the iconic Howrah Bridge at a distant right keeping one mentally anchored to the City Of Joy. Soothing, to say the least.
The "Eco-Friendly" tag is little more than a catchy by-line. Flotel functions like any other hotel in its class with no steps taken on the front except probably that its waste is not disposed off in the flowing river, striving to maintain what is also its own lifeline.
I agree with other members regarding inordinate delays in their check-ins. We too were made to wait for nearly an hour before our rooms were ready. Raised voices were required to expedite the process as well. But once across that hurdle, its a pleasant experience, fully supported by the house-keeping, room-service and the restaurant. The latter will even go out of their way to create new dishes or variants to suit your taste. Easy and with a smile.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thank you for choosing Floatel, An Eco-Friendly Hotel during your stay in Kolkata. We are an environment friendly hotel and it is our endeavor to conserve the environment in every way we can. As you have chosen Floatel for your stay, you have also committed yourself to help us save the environment. Together let us ensure a greener earth to ensure a better future. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Floatel Hotel India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia