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The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata

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1 2 & 3 Old Court House Street, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700069 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 21/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#4 of 856 hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Asia's first luxury hotel, The Lalit Great Eastern is a heritage landmark located in the main business and shopping district of Kolkata. Restored and renovated over a period of seven years, the hotel holds the distinction of being the longest continuously operating hotel for 165 years. Built in 1841 as Auckland Hotel, it has been referred to as the 'Jewel of the East' and the 'Best Hotel East of the Suez'. Over the years, the hotel has been the favourite haunt of royalty and celebrities from across the world. The Lalit Great Eastern, now restored to its original glory, is an amalgamation of the styles of 3 different eras of history - Victorian, Edwardian and Contemporary, reflected in Heritage Block 1, Heritage Block 2 and the New Block respectively. The original Heritage Block radiates the charm of the British Colonial Era, while the Modern Block incorporates a contemporary look and feel. These blocks have been seamlessly connected despite their distinct character and decor.
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1 2 & 3 Old Court House Street, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700069 India
Getting there
Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport14 kmSee all flights
EsplanadeKolkata Metro6 min
Chandni ChowkKolkata Metro7 min
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Mousumi De wrote a review 17 Sep
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From the moment you step in,the warmth and grandeur of this place makes sets you in awe..Well designed spacious rooms,friendly staff,impeccable hygiene and most importantly, the food is to die for. We checked in for a staycation on the invitation of a Dear friend,Sourav Gupta On the occasion of my Husband's Birthday.He and Mr chandan from the restaurant made our stay a truly memorable one. THE personalized room decorations ,the attention to detail on the cake,the baby food served to room with the right consistency of mashed potato,talk about a customized experience and you have it here.Posting some pictures to give an idea of the experience. The food is just mind blowing,This is hands down the best indian I have had in years.. Last but not the least,Sourav took us for a tour of the bakery and the entire property, which was the highlight of our stay,If you want to feel the warmth and soul of old Kolkata,along with its charm,this is the place.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Shah Fahad Habib wrote a review 17 Sep
Dhaka City, Bangladesh8 contributions
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Good property with delicious breakfast, All the staffs are very helpful, particularly Ms. Neha from the front desk. Location wise also very convenient. Breakfast area are well decorated. Rooms also has very nice view. Strongly Recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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supratim k wrote a review 17 Sep
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Overnight stay with family for birthday. starting from the warm welcome to food were aweosme Beautiful gesture by Mr.Sourav Gupta and team ,decorated the room so well and arranged a beautiful cake....
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ritwik Ahuja wrote a review 13 Sep
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I came to this place with my girlfriend and more than me , she loved the experience. The experience was just so good with the service people and their warm hospitality. I was escorted well by the reception people. True heritage !!!! Will be back soon
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dilip Mishra, General Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us and happy to know that we delivered our service as per your expectations. Our culinary team excels in organizing tailor-made private dining experiences for all our esteemed guests. We look forward to serving you again. Warm regards Dilip
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Rajani P wrote a review 13 Sep
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The food quality is superb.... Best place to visit with friends and family πŸ™Œ.... The management is awesomeπŸ‘..... Every penny spent is worth itπŸ™Œ All hearts β€πŸ’žβ€πŸ’žβ€πŸ’žβ€πŸ’žβ€πŸ’žβ€πŸ’žβ€πŸ’žβ€πŸ’žβ€πŸ’žβ€πŸ’žβ€πŸ’žβ€πŸ’žβ€πŸ’žβ€πŸ’ž
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Dilip Mishra, General Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Guest, Namaskar! We are humbled with such a wonderful feedback of yours. Our culinary team is overwhelmed and we all look forward to your next visit and assure you of making a memorable one yet again. Warm regards Dilip
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
Which popular attractions are close to The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Nearby attractions include St. John's Church (0.3 km), General Post Office (0.5 km), and Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Yes, secured parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alfresco, The Bakery at the Lalit Great Eastern, and K. C. Das Grandson Pvt. Ltd.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Kolkata (Calcutta).
Are any cleaning services offered at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.