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“Floatel - Cosy Stay”
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Floatel Hotel
Ranked #37 of 235 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Reviewed May 5, 2013

We had booked this hotel after lot of research and wanted something different. A ship has been converted to hotel and named as Floatel. This is on the river Hooghly. We had taken river view room and the stay was very comfortable. View of Howrah Bridge from the hotel at night is magnificent. Room size is small but ok for a couple. We had a mini refrigerator in our room and central AC cooling. They offer buffet breakfast and room service is also pretty fast. Food tastes good. Wifi internet is available but on chargeable basis. Charges are high. Hotel needs to look at option of providing free WIFI. Staff are courteous and well behaved. All the nearby landmarks are close to the hotel. Overall I would recommend the hotel and would look forward for another stay, if visiting Kolkata.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mohan K
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Floatel An E, General Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Dear Mr Mohan ,

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

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

I ignored my senses and booked this hotel room on inside a floating tin can on the river as your site suggested hundreds of reviews that its a 4 star. It was a shock! The entrance to the hotel looks like it will fall any time.
The rooms are small and dingy and the TV did not work and was a old CRT onida!!!
The toilets have a specific stench in them and the bathroom looks like from a 1 star hotel. for 5K INR its a rip off. Avoid at all costs.
Breakfast is average.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Abhishek B
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Floatel An E, Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2013

Dear Mr Abhishek ,

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 understand that you had problem during your stay , we take the feed back very positively and ensure to redefine our service , As far as the property is concern we have to be very specific about the room as the vessel has some specification .

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

Warm Regards,
Amit Dutta
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Great place......great food...great view,...great staff......must visit place....All the staffs are well behaved and helpful specially the front desk persons and the bellboys.....overall great experience.....needs upgradation in many areas.

Room Tip: Choose riverview room only......
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Floatel An E, Front Office Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2013

Dear Ms Vidhya ,

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,
Amit Dutta
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The location and uniqueness of this hotel is what makes it special.

The Hotel is situated right in the middle of Howrah Bridge and 2nd Hooghly Bridge, making is a hotel with great views.

The reception and open lobby is on the land, passing which you have to cross a foot bridge to enter the actual block where the rooms and restaurants are situated, just feels like entering a cruise ship.

I visited Achor bar to have a aip of beer while watching the sun set over the Hooghly river. It was an amazing and unique experiences. Reminded me of a similar place in London on Thames river.

Staff were friendly and helpful. And the place seemed nicely maintained.

All in all, a must visit if you are travelling through the nearby area jiust before the sunset, you will not repent.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Floatel An E, General Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 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

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Restaurant is very good.
Smelling in the hotel is main problem.
Room size was small.
care taking was poor. Site and venue is excellent.
Overall marking is 3 star, even less.

Upendra Singh,
Phusro,
Bokaro,
Jharkhand.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Floatel An E, General Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2013

Dear Mr Upendra ,

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

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

I have stayed two nights last week and it was an awesome experience. Specially at the time of sun set and sunrise.All the staffs are well behaved and helpful specially the front desk persons and the bellboys.Had a great time at dinner on the outer deck of the Bridge restaurant.Though the rooms are bit small in size but well appointed.The wooden staircase and the wooden floor gives a feeling of rare fantasy.All above you will feel you are in a cruise far away from the chaos and drudgery of the city life.

Room Tip: Rooms with the view of the river
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank abhin123
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Floatel An E, Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Dear Mr Abhin ,

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,
Amit Dutta
Front Office Manager

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We had celebrated our 10th anniversary at floatel, and the experience of the lounge and the deck gave us the feel of Titanic, the romantic feel of the flowing river and the breeze was enchanted by the simple yet sophisticated behavior of the floatel staff, the food was rare delicacy and the beverages were served with class, the over all experience at floatel was world class and i personally want everyone to experience such a beautiful experience.my personal thanks to chef sabyasachi for everything.... From Arijeet and Roli.

Room Tip: Prefer taking rooms at the higher floor as there would be proper view of the deck , river and the su...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Floatel An E, General Manager at Floatel Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 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

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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 235 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range: $67 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
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