Kolkata has an otherworldly charm to it, mingling its deep colonial history and modern India.
The list of hotels here reflect the city’s charm and are one of the best hotels to stay.
1. The Oberoi Grand
It is one of Kolkata’s best luxury hotel and is the place to stay for some indulgence. It has an old world charm and is situated in the prime central location on Jawaharlal Nehru Road, close to Park Street and New Market (a large place to shop).
Double rooms start from around Rs13,000 ($220) per night, including taxes.
2. Hotel 233 Park Street
A new vintage boutique hotel on Park Street, Hotel 233 has become popular with guests. The hotel is located on the ground floor of a Colonial mansion near Park Circus.
An old world charm, it is furnished with antiques, collected by the owner. One has to pay around 6,000 rupees ($100) for a double room, including taxes.
3. Jameson Inn Shiraz
Jameson Inn Shiraz is a business class hotel located on Park Street.
Rooms are modern and attractive, with comfortable beds and pillows.
Some of the rooms have great city views.
Rooms cost around 5,000 rupees ($85) upwards per night for a double room, including taxes. There is a complimentary buffet breakfast.
4. Fairlawn Hotel
Fairlawn Hotel has an unique old world colonial charm to it. It is set among rich history in a leafy setting. It is popular with guests who crave a different experience in the city.
The hotel has a central location on Sudder Street, and its outdoor garden bar is a great place to relax. Double rooms cost from 3,500 rupees ($60), including breakfast and taxes.
5. The Bodhi Tree
The Bodhi Tree is a great place to stay for writers and art lovers. It is a unique hotel where Buddhist spirituality is reflected in the design of the place.
A place to unwind, it is quite tranquil. There are five rooms and rates start from 2,500 rupees per night.
6. RedBrick Residency
RedBrick Residency is a quaint heritage guesthouse that occupies a century old bungalow in an old residential area of south Kolkata.
A great place to stay, it has a sitting and dining room, lounge, veranda, terrace, and classic furnishings from the 1930s and 1940s. There are just four rooms, all with air conditioning and attached bathrooms. Rates are 2,500-3,500 rupees ($45-60) per night for a double room, including taxes. Book your rooms in advance.