We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Memorable Experience”
Review of Floatel Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Floatel Hotel
Ranked #37 of 221 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Memorable Experience”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

We stayed in the hotel last week on a unplanned trip, to experience the river front. The hotel is a unique concept, and offers cosy accommodation. The rooms are small, but the view of the river is breathtaking, especially during sunset. The food is nice. The staff are warm and helpful. It is overall a good value for money. The only drawback is the noise in corridor, which is disturbing at all hours. Sound proofing can be improved.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Voyager1581
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Floatel An E, General Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
At the onset we would like to thank you for your comments at the Trip Adviser. It was a pleasure for us to have your stay at Floatel, Kolkata.

We are delighted for your appreciation of the service provided by the team.. Our team is our strength and your feedback will encourage us to scale greater heights of excellence.

The team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Floatel, Kolkata, in the not too distant future.

The ship being made of iron (ferro concrete structure), sound travels fast. We are in process of having the same reduced.

Warm Regards,

Kunal Banerjee
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

384 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    90
    133
    91
    38
    32
See reviews for
79
77
33
146
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (138)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Beaky1982
Level Contributor
41 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Yes this place is a cool concept but it could be so much more! The staff were ok but really not friendly in comparison to the majority of other places we stayed in in India, the room was nice and breakfast ok. Average at best!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Sophie F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Floatel An E, General Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Dear Ms Sophie ,

Warm Greetings from Floatel, Kolkata !!!

At the onset, we would like to thank you for your comments at the TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure for us to have your stay at Floatel, Kolkata.

We are delighted for your appreciation of the services provided by our team. Our team is our strength and your feedback will encourage us to scale greater heights of excellence.

The team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Floatel, Kolkata, in the not too distant future.

Warm Regards,
Kunal Banerjee
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
82 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2012

The refurbished (read repainted) Floatel is a delight to stay. The rooms are nice and comfortable. The Sunset view room (where I stayed) has a large window which overlooks the Hooghly. Dim the lights in the evening and you can see a beautifully illuminated river bank or the Vivekananda Setu right from your bed. Due to the monsoon, occasional flashes of lightning made the experience more surreal. The food is very good and the experience of dining on the Bridge (the restaurant) in open air is great. If you can excuse the occasional swaying of the barge on which the Hotel is located due to the tides or some noise due to the movements on the floor above, this is a very nice experience. The staff is extremely friendly and they make you feel at home. The buffet breakfast is very extensive and so is the buffet dinner. Its a very different kind of fun, sitting on your table and chipping on the breakfast while overlooking the Hooghly. Definitely recommendable :)

Room Tip: Choose the Sunset View Room. The Sunrise Rooms get blocked by the buildings across the street. If...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank AjayGoswami
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Floatel An E, General Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear Mr Ajay Goswami,

Warm Greetings from Floatel, Kolkata !!!

At the onset, we would like to thank you for your comments at the TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure for us to have your stay at Floatel, Kolkata.

We are delighted for your appreciation of our services. Your feedback will surely encourage us to scale greater heights of excellence.

The team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Floatel, Kolkata, in the not too distant future.

Warm Regards,
Kunal Banerjee
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bengaluru, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

Very good food and service. The best time is during the weekend where u can just relax and enjoy the view of the river from your room.
Awesome view of the sunset from the restaurant and outer open deck.
Amazing hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank D D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Floatel An E, General Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Dear Sir,

Warm Greetings from Floatel, Kolkata !!!

At the onset, we would like to thank you for your comments at the TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure for us to have your stay at Floatel, Kolkata.

We are delighted for your appreciation of the services provided by our team. Our team is our strength and your feedback will encourage us to scale greater heights of excellence.

The team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Floatel, Kolkata, in the not too distant future.

Warm Regards,
Kunal Banerjee
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Very good location,
Dinner buffet was awesome, breakfast was good
Rooms little overpriced,
Room condition was not good, but they said that it was going for repair in June, smelly rooms and corridors
Outside view is good, parking is a problem
Overall good experience

Room Tip: take sunset room
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Travellar_global
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Floatel An E, General Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Dear Sir,

Warm Greetings from Floatel, Kolkata !!!

At the onset, we would like to thank you for your comments at the TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure for us to have your stay at Floatel, Kolkata.

We are delighted for your appreciation of our services. Your feedback will surely encourage us to scale greater heights of excellence.

The team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Floatel, Kolkata, in the not too distant future.

Warm Regards,
Kunal Banerjee
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ahmedabad, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 30, 2012

I stayed at Floatel only for one night. The view was nice and the rooms were clean. THe bathroom did not look 4 star and beware of the small snacks they put in your room. I assumed it was a complimentary gift for us and in the end they charged hefty amount for a few biscuits which we can buy from a local store for Rs 10. This was a complete shocker.

Rest breakfast was nice, staff was friendly. Good for a short stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Visitor1986
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Floatel An E, General Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear Sir,

Warm Greetings from Floatel, Kolkata !!!

At the onset, we would like to thank you for your comments at the TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure for us to have your stay at Floatel, Kolkata.

We are delighted for your appreciation of our services. Your feedback will surely encourage us to scale greater heights of excellence.

The team and I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Floatel, Kolkata, in the not too distant future.

Warm Regards,
Kunal Banerjee
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
105 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Stayed here for one night and i regret to say this is one of the worse hotel i ever stayed. The bed is old with broken spring and one can hardly sleep at all. The bathroom is not well maintain and one can hear flushing noise from nearby rooms the whole night and i find this very disturbing.
And to make matter worse, there was a big local group celebrating a birthday and they are so noisy , shouting the whole night without any consideration for other guests.
Breakfast is not worth mentioning at all, as i find the bread rather tasteless.
We were supposed to return to stay at this hotel again after our trip to Darjeeling but the next morning we send an email back to our travel agent insisting that they put us up in any other hotels in Kolkata except for Floatel. For the record, when we return to Kolkata one week later, our travel agent put us up in HHI Hotel which is a world apart from Floated.
I wish i can find something good to write about Floatel, but unfortunately not.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank whereisfatboy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Kolkata (Calcutta) hotels

Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Kolkata (Calcutta) hotels
1.1 mi away
Sapphire Suites
Sapphire Suites
#46 of 221 in Kolkata (Calcutta)
182 reviews
4.9 mi away
Fortune Park Panchwati Hotel
Fortune Park Panchwati Hotel
#27 of 221 in Kolkata (Calcutta)
326 reviews
0.5 mi away
The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
#5 of 221 in Kolkata (Calcutta)
1,087 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
The Peerless Inn
The Peerless Inn
#23 of 221 in Kolkata (Calcutta)
701 reviews
1.8 mi away
The Astor Hotel Kolkata
The Astor Hotel Kolkata
#25 of 221 in Kolkata (Calcutta)
226 reviews
1.0 mi away
The Lindsay
The Lindsay
#44 of 221 in Kolkata (Calcutta)
255 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Floatel Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Floatel Hotel

Property: Floatel Hotel
Address: 9/10 Strand Road | Opposite State Bank of India HQ, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700001, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 221 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Floatel Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Cancelon, Cheap Tickets, Evoline ltd, Priceline, HotelQuickly and HRS so you can book your Floatel Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Floatel Hotel India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing