First off, the location is FANTASTIC. It is just off Park Street and it is a great place. Lots of restaurants, and bookshops and roadside eateries all around. And by being off the main street, it avoids all the noise and the traffic that comes with it. Perfect.
The rooms are cozy. If you are looking for large rooms, this is not a place, here the rooms are small, neat, comfortable and functional. (Barring the damned internet, which we will come to later)
If you are a traveller planning to explore Calcutta (I still call it that) by metro, then this is really not a great place as the nearest metro station (infact two of them :D) are about 800mts away. If you, like me, do not mind walking, then it should not be a hindrance at all.
Cabs are easily available around the hotel. All the shops that you could need (electronics, books, music, etc) as a traveller/tourist are close at hand.
Now that bad: The hotel does not provide any sort of internet connection in the room. For internet access you will have to visit its 'business center' in the first floor. Even there you are charged 50 rupees an hour. Also, it is open only from 11:00am and closes rather inconveniently at 7:30pm.
The lift is very very noise. I thankfully got a room away from the lift, but if you have a room near the lift, good bye sleep! There is music on all the time in the lift, and it can be heard all thru the corridor no matter which floor the lift is in. If it is in the floor that you are in, it can be heard as if the music is playing in your earphones.
Breakfast is complimentary, but the fare is not wide. If you are non-indian traveller, you will have to either try the indian variety (because there is no option, they make only one dish) or satisfy yourself with bread jam/butter. Whatever is present is decent and palatable. But with so many places to try around this should not be an issue. (McDonalds, Barista, Flury's, KFC, are all about 100mts away and open early)
Hope this helps.
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