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The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata

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Certificate of Excellence
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AMENITIES
Free Internet
Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
5 Star accommodation
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All reviews al fresco excellent stay business trip would love to come back heritage property great hospitality short stay awesome experience comfortable stay special thanks keep up the good work front office special mention rooms are spacious breakfast spread enjoyed my stay courteous staff
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very clean, spacious rooms. Great food (breakfast and dinner). Outstanding staff, who genuinely seem to care about their guests. No complaints whatsoever. They set the benchmark for all other hotels to aspire to.More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank samban2018
Response from RodneyG571, Rooms Division Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern KolkataResponded today

Dear Guest, Namaskar ! It gives me immense pleasure to learn of your great stay experience and i owe it to none other than the most wonderful team at The Lalit Great Eastern. We truly appreciate you taking out your valuable time to share this...More

Reviewed yesterday

This hotel in its past was a Jewel of the East.In 1991 I came to this hotel to attend an interview for the job in Unit Trust Of India now known as UTI Mutual fund where I still work..The Hotel was taken over by The...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank sourav g
Response from RodneyG571, Rooms Division Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern KolkataResponded today

Dear Guest , Namaskar ! The entire team joins me in thanking you for staying at The Lalit Great Eastern and for making us your preferred choice in in the "City Of Joy" . We appreciate you taking out your valuable time to share this...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent location and very friendly staff. The room was large and well stocked. The staff (including the dining room) were super helpful. I would stay there again. The front staff (especially Dipu) was kind enough to arrange specific instructions for the taxi services I used....More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed at LaLit as a personal extension to a business trip. From the moment we checked in until the hotel driver dropped us off at the airport, the kindness and attention to detail was the best we’ve ever experienced. Dipu, one of the attendants,...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Steelbreeze10
Response from RodneyG571, Rooms Division Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern KolkataResponded today

Dear Guest, Namaskar ! I take the pleasure on behalf of the entire team at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata to thank you for your recent stay and giving us an opportunity being at your service. We appreciate you taking out your valuable time to...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My room is very nice and roomy. It has a nice traditional hardwood flooring. The bathroom is nicely laid out. The finishes are good. The room and the bathroom are cleaned very well everyday. The towels are changed as required. My housekeeper Mr. Deepak Rawat...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank 288akanshav
Response from RodneyG571, Rooms Division Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern KolkataResponded today

Dear Guest, Namaskar ! Its been an absolute delight to read your most wonderful review and learn that you savored the best of our hospitality . We are really appreciative of your valuable time to review us on TripAdvisor and your kind words of appreciation....More

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About
Description
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 More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Internet
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Spa
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Luxury
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Business
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Spa
,
Luxury
,
Business
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
215
Price range
US$103 - US$190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Great Eastern Hotel
Also Known As
The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata Kolkata (Calcutta), India - West Bengal
Location
India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Spa
,
Luxury
,
Business
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
215
Price range
US$103 - US$190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Great Eastern Hotel
Also Known As
The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata Kolkata (Calcutta), India - West Bengal
Location
India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Traveller (1,081)
Room & Suite (272)
Dining (143)
Pool & Beach (40)
Amenities (33)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (8)
Family and Play Areas (7)
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Questions & Answers
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kush_ank1988
14 November 2018|
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Response from RodneyG571 | Property representative |
Dear Sir/ Ma'am, Namaskar ! Kindly share your email id / contact number to revert to your query. Best Regards - Rodney
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ansds1995
15 October 2018|
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Response from RodneyG571 | Property representative |
Dear Guest, Namaskar ! Please share your stay dates so as to enable us to offer you the best deal. Best Regards - Rodney
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ansds1995
15 October 2018|
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Response from DileepS126 | Reviewed this property |
You may visit hotel website or online booking portals for getting best rates.
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Room Tips
"Highly recommend the Legacy rooms, but have no doubt the other rooms are of a high standard too"
tonycB628EZ
3 days ago
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"Higher floors are somewhat quieter"
Passenger166888
6 days ago
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"Rooms higher up most likely will be quiter, especially if there is no wedding going on downstairs."
CJCHCH
1 week ago
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"Probably no good views but conveniently located to markets and Park St dining."
Brisbane47
1 week ago
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