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Hotel Housez-43
Ranked #166 of 221 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Does not justify the price paid for...”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Stayed in this hotel for 2 days on a business tour.
The hotel is located in a congested street, but I guess that's how the city Kolkata is.
The reception desk is one of the smallest I have seen. It appears that the hotel just somehow managed to get some place for the reception.
The rooms appear to be just upgraded versions of some lodge (at least the one I stayed in).
The view form the room not worth a mention, as the hotel is located in a crowded lane, the only view one can get is of the buildings across the street.
The food is average, but on the tastier side.
The bathroom is small and the toiletries provided are just average.
The staff is very helpful though.
The only plus point was complimentary wifi, which at times was pretty speed.

Room Tip: Just try getting a better deal. Ask for a bigger room.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

I found this hotel while walking in the streets after arriving in Kolkata and I spent a few nights there as I didn't want to spend much time walking around with my luggage.
The location is convenient and the rooms looked average so I checked in.
The room had a windows on the main street so it was a bit noisy but I didn't mind that too much.
What bothered me were the cockroaches coming out at night in the room.
The staff was actually very kind and helpful and you could see they were trying hard to look professional even though they often came out very amateurish.
Breakfast is served on the rooftop over absolutely filthy table cloths, it looks like they have been out there for years and they have never been changed.
The breakfast itself is just pieces of toast bread with some packaged marmalade or some Indian pancakes. Glasses and plates also looked dirty and horrible.
The bathroom was quite small and horrible and after a shower EVERYTHING would be wet because the shower didn't have any curtains.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Good hotel... Located at Park Street... Your not too far from the main action... Friendly staff... Makes u feel comfortable... Organises a buffet breakfast in the morning... Rooms are decently done up...

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

I stayed here a ten days, and felt very comfortable. The rooms are a little over my budget, but I got a nice discount being a single. female traveller.

The rooms are superclean, the wifi stable and fast, the food in the restaurant very tasty. The room I had had a big bed, a closet, a small desk and chair, and AC (very efficient) and fan. The hotel is placed near Park hotel, and is a good place for seing central sightseeing spots, its near Mother Theresa center too, if you are volunteering, and a fwe minutes walk from the Sudder street (backpackers area).

The management were fast and helpful. The room was very quiet, and a superb place to rest from the hustle and bustle outside. Tip the staff. They are really doing a great job! Especially the doorman!

Room Tip: Have a look at the different options, I first saw a smaller room, that was nice, but more crammed.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Navi Mumbai, India
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2013

I stayed at this hotel a couple of years ago, then again some months back.
Expensive charges compare to quality of services and room.
Most of the guests are from Bangladesh.
The most funny part is morning breakfast at rooftop. Very unhygienic food was served and replenishment was quite slow.
The only good point is the location....central and handy.
Ultimately not a good deal at all.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

I stayed at this hotel a couple years ago, then again recently. I think it's a bit expensive for the quality offered. The quality of the breakfast food has declined quite a bit though it's nice to eat on the rooftop. Ask for an interior room as some of the rooms around the outside can be very noisy. The location is central and handy. The rooms are clean which is important. The security is very good. Some of the front desk staff are more helpful than others. I appreciated the daily newspapers on offer. On the whole, an acceptable hotel but the rates are a bit expensive for what's offered.

Room Tip: Ask for an interior room which is less noisy
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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New Delhi, India
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63 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

I stayed here because I had no other option to be fair the hotel is located in a prime location... walking distance from the park st metro.... it has nice rooms.. but the one given to me was really small..and cramped..on the good side it has amenities like a mini fridge and a good working ac..the restroom was ok clean but again tiny sink ..less space to keep ones toiletries.


The service is horrible..they take ages to get even a bottle of water (took them 20 minutes) to get me mine and around 40 minutes to get a simple omelet toast with coffee.

The MAIN issue is ..there is a woman.. i assume the manager and she seems to have a very arrogant and horrible attitude.. the person at the reception and her were constantly bickering away that too in front of the customer... (which is me) ... while checking in when I asked to see the room before paying she sent the waiter with me and spoke in the local language ( bengali) assuming I do not know..' keep him there only dont get him here again it is disturbing) i na rude tone.. though I had spoken to her once itself.. the next day while checking out...when I came to make my payment she again asked me to wait..in a sitting lounge ( which had no fan or ac working) again in a rude tone...this SHOULD NOT be how hospitality staff should behave it is VERY putting off and one of the main reasons I left that hotel and shall recommend people not to go there is because of this horrible behaviour ...that too at the main reception!

Room Tip: The big rooms ..do not ACCEPT the SMALL rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Housez-43
Address: 43 Mirza Ghalib Street, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700016, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata (Calcutta)
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #166 of 221 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Housez-43 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Hotel Housez- 43, the art of gracious living is practiced to perfection. As you enter you will experience the elegance and warm hospitality. The refreshing and retro colors are sure to allure you. In fact the thoughtful detail is what makes your stay in Hotel Housez-43 a memorable one. ... more   less 
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