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“The kindness of the owner”
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Hotel Galaxy
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Sabadell, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“The kindness of the owner”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

I was staying at the Hotel Galaxy during approximately 6 nights. When you travel to India you need to be previously conscious that it is not going to be that comfortable as the occidental life. So this hotel is exactly what you should expect regarding the quality and the price. The price for a non/AC room is 300Rs. per person per night. I saw different quality-designed rooms even though I think the price is the same. Harry, the owner, will give you the best room available. He is a fantastic host, takes care of you when needed. He once picked us up with his motorbike, and he booked us a taxi for our way back to the airport. So when everybody writes in their reports that Harry is a great person, you should believe it. If not, just go and check it yourself ;)

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

When I spoke in Hindi to someone on the phone to make a booking, I was immediately told there are no rooms. When I ask for the manager and speak in English, they say let me check and then question me about my nationality and which part of India I belong to (probably to discern how 'western' I am). How does it matter where I come from? Then a third person says that we get mainly foreigners so we have to capitalize on it and that's why we ask for nationality. If this is a hotel just for foreigners and not for Indians, you should make that clear. Racism by Indians against Indians!

Now that I check again, there are no reviews by Indian guests on this page. Strange.

Can't say much about the hotel/service/food, etc. because I haven't been here but wouldn't recommend this to any Indians for sure so ignore my ratings, it's just a formality.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Pretty decent place..close to Park Street..nice room..good value for money..i had a good time here..although one thing to take note of..i reached Kolkata at midnight and finding this place at night wasnt tht easy..so just be prepared before hand with transportation and all to save yourself from getting all panicky

Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Thank LizzieBennet1982
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Worms, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

First the situation really gave us the creeps - when we arrived at the hostel at 4 in the night and the gate was locked...the area looked quite bad actually.
But after some time of knocking and shouting the door was opened to us.
The room was clean and cozy. We felt at home :)
The owner was really friendly and when we decided to leave earlier (we went four a 2 days sundarban tour) he was perfectly fine with it. After coming back from the tour we stayed at Galaxy again and the second room was also fine.
It's a really nice place - especially for the price.
The only bad thing was that the fan in our first room was very loud...everthing else was just nice :)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

The room was very clean and had a great AC. All the staff always had a smile on their face. The location is also very good, right in the middle but inside a qwaiet ally. And most important, the price was lower then all the other similar hotels that we have checked in that area.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Rotem T
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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed here 4 nights in a double with AC. With more than 40degrees Celsius outside, this big double room with AC (and 2 fans!) and private bathroom for little less than 1000 roupies was a paradise! The hotel and the room are really clean, the owner and the staff are more than friendly and helpfull. After visiting several guesthouse in Kolkata we are quiet sure that it was the best choice.

Room Tip: They were renovating several room in the hotel during our stay, they showed us some so I think there...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for the second time (also Dec '13) in an A/C double room. Both times we stayed the staff were polite & helpful. The rooms are in good condition and clean. The owner helped us arrange a doctors appointment and also helped us with posting a parcel.
The location is good, near the museum, near the metro, lots of local shops and cafés, and street food stalls nearby.
It isn't the cheapest hotel, but you do get good quality compared to the other cheapies near by.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank thirteene
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Property: Hotel Galaxy
Address: 3 Stuart Lane, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 016, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 343 B&Bs / Inns in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have all types of room from single room double room triple room family room and dormitory beds only for female guests. Free WI FI. Hot water inside the room wash room. ... more   less 
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Hotel Galaxy Kolkata (Calcutta), India - West Bengal

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