20/07/2018 manjusriKolkata, Kolkata
We chose this hotel for its proximity to the airport. Not so close, but good enough. Having the sea close by was a bonus. Staff is extremely helpful, friendly and with good English. Rooms are small on... more
We chose this hotel for its proximity to the airport. Not so close, but good enough. Having the sea close by was a bonus. Staff is extremely helpful, friendly and with good English. Rooms are small on an average, bathrooms are okay but both room and bathroom are adequately appointed. There are some stairs involved as the lift stops only half a floor above or below. Not sure if there are accessible rooms.
Rooms are non smoking, but you can smoke on the sliver of balcony or in the courtyard downstairs. Laundry services are outsourced. Parking inside the gate is limited. Street parking available.
Breakfast, for which you need to pay extra, was a little scanty, but the staff are ever helpful in replenishing supplies and you can use your creativity to make toasties and such. Fruits on the counter are not washed, but I was allowed to wash them in the sink behind the bar.
As I said, the staff are always ready to help you with all requests.
The neighbourhood is like a laid back seaside area totally residential. Siesta time is very important and no restaurant is open before 8pm for dinner. Made it a little difficult for us as some members had a flight to catch. Taxi hire if booked from the hotel is iffy, as the guy we got demanded more money than agreed upon. On telling the front desk they said they would look in to it and not use the driver in future.
There is an excellent mytaxi app for europe. Works well and is a service for metered taxis. less