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Hotel Gulshan International
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Hotel Gulshan International
Ranked #144 of 250 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Reviewed 24 April 2012

I suppose it is unfair to criticise this hotel in isolation as we went to several hotels in an attempt to escape this one and they were all disgusting. The rooms are small and shabby, the shower was covered in rust and only worked occasionally with cold water. The sheets were dirty and the breakfast inedible. I am sure many British prisons are better equipped than this hotel. My only recommendation is don't ever go to Kolcata as the whole place is a nightmare full of rats, filth and child beggars. My heart goes out to the poor people of Kolkata who have no choice but to try and survive in this city of squalor.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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GMPIK, General Manager at Hotel Gulshan International, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2012

At the onset please accept my apologies for the inconvenience caused during your stay at Kolkata.

If the points mentioned in your comments would have brought to our notice during your stay, we would have certainly handled the situation differently.

However, your observations would certainly help us to upgrade ourselves and you will find a definite change in your next visit.

Assuring you the best services at all times.

Regards,

Subhomoy De
General Manager

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Reviewed 27 January 2012

I booked here because it was supposed to have in-room wifi. But it only worked in the lobby. The elevator looks about 100 years old and only goes up to the 3rd floor (our room was on the 5th). The hotel was difficult to find because the address is misleading. The hotel is not actually on Royd St, but rather around the corner. Had to run the hot water for 10 minutes before it began to get warm. Some of the staff apparently live in the hotel. They were running around barefoot, making all sorts of noise in the hallways, yelling to each other, and horsing around late at night like they were at a slumber party. They didn't quiet down until our 4th complaint. Then the next morning, after I carried my own bag to the taxi, the same staff had the nerve to ask me for a tip! Totally unprofessional, and I would avoid this hotel if you want to get any sleep. It is unfortunate because the room itself was not bad.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank RfromYoko
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights and have to say, it is total value for money.It is very near to park street and hence location wise it is very good.Rooms are basic and modern.Food was not bad either.Would definitely recommend to business travellers.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Bismoy
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Reviewed 23 March 2011

For INR 2000, the hotel is farr too expensive. Rooms are OK, but hot water was only available after 20 minutes and 2 phone calls. Shower head rusty, had to take indian shower. Breakfast poor, the whole environment is noisy, although the location is OK and many things are in walking distance.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled solo
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Thank Markus S
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Reviewed 3 March 2011

I checked in at around 10:30 & I was shocked looking at the Hotel Reception. It was stinking & kind of suffocating.

The lighting is not sufficient & the rooms are terrible. The food is No No. There are no facilities as compared to what they charge. I have paid 2000+ / day but the room according to me is not worth more than 1200/1300.

Please avoid this

One good thing is that staff is okay & willing to help.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Thank vyasvimal
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Reviewed 21 September 2010

Don't expect amenities of a Star category hotel but rooms/baths are clean. Beds are reasonably comfy. Noiseless split air-conditions are a boon in sweltering heat of Kolkata almost year-long. Hotel food is not upto the standard but there are choices of restaurants within walking distance or 10 minutes taxi-ride. Flury's is famous for breakfast, bakery items and great coffee. Peter Cat serves truly delicious lunch & dinner. It's a place you must visit to savour great indian cuisine and some mouth-watering dishes from Mughal & colonial era.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 March 2010

After some searching around online, we chose the Gulshan because it appeared to offer good value. Not so. For what you can get elsewhere in Calcutta, we found the rooms expensive.

We had an "Executive Deluxe" room which we were told slept two adults and two children. It only had two twin beds. When we enquired as to where the other beds were, we were told "In India, we don't count children for beds" (i.e. we assume they sleep with the parents).

As well "Executive Deluxe" is misleading. While the room was better than others in the hotel, it makes Motel 6 look like the Four Season's.

The staff were helpful but overall you can do better in Calcutta.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Gulshan International

Address: 21 B Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road | Near Park Street Crossing Elliot Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700016, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #144 of 250 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Price Range: £32 - £66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Gulshan International 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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