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“Fantastic if you are forced to go to Kolkata”
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ITC Sonar
Ranked #2 of 250 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Reviewed 9 October 2009

Kolkata's not the nicest place in India to vist, but if you have to travel there for business, ITC makes it that little bit easier. The room and facilities are awesome. If you need a view ask for a room facing into the grounds as the surrounding areas aren't the nicest to look at. Staff are facilitating to the point of embarrasment (one guy followed me the length of the grounds just so he could open the door for me into the foyer).
There are 5 restuarants and a bar which means you don't have to travel out of the hotel in the evening if you don't want to. They are a bit pricy for food though (thank goodness work is paying). Cleaning and Ironing are also pricy. Rooms are relatvily cheap (for a 5 star hotel) I guess due to the fact it's not near the centre of town, but it's only a short 10 min trip down the road to Salt Lake, where most of the business district resides.
If you are forced to go to Kolkata - this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 October 2009

great staying and great pleasure

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 September 2009

This hotel is quiet, modern, clean and has high levels of service. It is a little way out of Kolkata down-town - but I think most people would want to be here, rather than there. The restaurant food was good, with excellent service. The outdoor pool looked fun - but swimming in the Monsoon in this malarious area may not be a high priority. The room was clean, stylish and functional. In summary, everything works at this hotel. Yet, I was hoping for something that had more evocations of India, than the dressed-up doorman.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled on business
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Thank FrequentFrier
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Reviewed 10 August 2009

a second visit to Kolkata " my husband tells me . where would you stay .curtsey , never before had he ever took helpfromme to find out where we should stay. i jumped of course nothing else to but sonar . i was exhilarated to think of visiting this beauty once again .

i have been to various hotels all over the world but i still this is leader in its category the contemporary interiors are just amazing and the flow of space from lobby to water lily ponds to swimming pool its one has to be there to feel it words cannot describe . No resort or any star hotel for that matter can ever be compared with the kind of property ITC has it here .

the sculptures and the flooring are awesome. I want the same flooring for my house also the baths are spacious and rooms beyond comfort smart lamps and mushroom coloured furnishings.

the only bugging thing was to keep swiping the card 2 to 3 times to reach the room .

i wish it remains like this forever.
Anita Goyal and Sumit Goyal
Cochin

Stayed: July 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 July 2009

ITC Sonar, Kolkata is a fabulous hotel. It has such a well-planned design and landscaping, with low-rise buildings surrounding a lotus pond in a rectangular shape. The moment you walk into the lobby you instantly forget the chaos that is Kolkata. The blaring car horns and roadside mayhem just outside seem miles away.

The staff was energetic, helpful and friendly. The people there are obviously expertly trained. Some are still new and could not handle enquiries correctly, but there is the omni-present smiles that make you cool down quickly.

The fitness center is compact but modern, with a beautiful view of the pool below. The spa looked great, but pricey. The guest rooms are fantastic, with every conceivable amenity. I especially liked the low bed with plush mattress and pillows. Very chic. The restaurants are good in their own way. With time and refinement of dishes, I think they will move to the fore in the city.

The location is a bit removed from downtown, but I guess that's the whole idea. If you are on business in the city like I was, it is best to get people to come to you. When the hotel is this comfortable, why go out at all?

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 July 2009

I am from Baroda, Gujarat. I was to go to Upper Assam for a business meeting. I was to make a halt at Kolkata. I suggested my office's hospitality to book a room in Hotel The Sonar Kolkata. While checking in I was told that my room was upgraded.
My stay was very comfortable. The hotel is having a beautiful arcitecture in line with tradition of Bengal. Food was excellent. Hospitality was great.
While returning from Assam I had a plan to stay at a different place but I was so impressed with the hotel that I also booked for my return jorney from Assam to Gujarat.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled on business
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Thank Asim S
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Reviewed 10 July 2009

Its an amazing Hotel, with a special care for women. Loved the idea of seperating floor for single women. Loved the room, hotel and resturant...

  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled on business
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Additional Information about ITC Sonar

Address: Haldane Avenue, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700046, India
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Region: India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
#2 Business Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
#2 Spa Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
#2 Family Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range: £118 - £200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — ITC Sonar 5*
Number of rooms: 238
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Itc Sonar Hotel Kolkata (Calcutta)
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ITC Sonar Kolkata (Calcutta), India - West Bengal

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