The Lalit Great Eastern, Kolkata

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Front Office
6.1 / 7
Service
6.1 / 7
Room
6.2 / 7
Food & Drink
6.1 / 7
Destination
6.1 / 7
Location
6.1 / 7
Appearance
6.2 / 7
Activities
5.8 / 7

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Ramprasad Bandyopadhyay

 
12 Reviews | 5 Readers

"Good location"

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Green Valley

Kolkata
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"Nice location"

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Aparna Bandyopadhyay

Kolkata
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"Nice hotel location"

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Mamata Banerjee

 
15 Reviews | 5 Readers

"Central location in Kolkata"

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Reviews (265)


Mumbai
15 Reviews | 2281 Readers

Excellent experience; well-maintained rooms

6.1/7
Posted 11 Jan, 2015

We stayed at Lalit Great Eastern Hotel during the last week of August 2014, for a leisure trip. We had booked Superior room for 3 nights & got room in the Heritage Wing. All the staff are polite, co-operative & ready to help you all the time. Their unique way of greeting everybody with a "Namaste" is really appreciated & this is part of their culture I believe, since sweeper to General Manager. It was really a very nice experience & we never had any problem. The check-in procedure was express fast, directly taken us to room & did all necessary formalities in the room. The room is very well maintained, neat & clean. The room has all necessary items like coffee maker, mini-bar, complimentary mineral water, news paper, electronic locker, etc. They provided a heritage touch in the room & kept one old pillar in the room. All old furnitures were re-used with refurbished & polished, for heritage touch. There is no balcony in the room. The bathroom is also very clean, spacious & with all necessary amenities. There is no bath tub there as it is a heritage property. The complimentary buffet breakfast had lot of varieties, both Indian & continental. The food was very tasty & service was excellent. Ready to serve any items as per customer requirements. The swimming pool is in ground floor & we did not check it due to time constraint. We also had a property visit arranged by Hotel staff as it is a Heitage hotel. Every day they used to remind us of the visit & we could go for it on the last day. The lady who explained to us is very knowledgeable & we could take lot of pictures at various heritage spots. It was told to us that the Piano kept in the lobby is played by some body every evening. As we were not in the hotel during that time, we could not experience it. I suggest to go for the heritage tour in the first day itself. Even though the check-out time is 12 pm, they allowed us for late check-out till 4 pm. The check-out also was extremely fast. Since hotel car is very expensive, we opted for "Yellow taxi" to airport & they have arranged the same. While checking out, we forgot our flat key in the electronic locker. One guy (forgot his name) informed us while we were waiting for the taxi & he had promptly arranged the same. This shows their customer commitment. Overall an excellent experience with Lalit & will cherish their hospitality and definitely will come back if we go to Kolkata again. One new wing construction is also going on there & will be ready in future.

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1 Review | 17 Readers

Great service & it was an amazing place

6.5/7
Posted 21 May, 2015

Its in the central location of the city, very quiet area. Pretty rooms, good bathroom, great staff services and restaurant. It also has the legacy lounge and tea lounge where you can party and hang out. Outdoor swimming pool and massage centre was a fun time for me and my friends. The bakery shop was an addition to the amazing place. The best hotel to hop in if you are visiting Kolkata. Must visit :)

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1 Review | 163 Readers

Really Nice Hotel with all kinds of services

6.1/7
Posted 27 Aug, 2014

I stayed there with my family on a trip. We were touring the whole of Kolkata city, and nearby places. It is a really great hotel to stay. All though its front look and entrance was not that good but it had a heritage charm. The rooms, reception, and the restaurant were good and sported an elegant, classy look. The room was spacious and the bed were very comfortable. Good WiFi coverage. The staff were very friendly and professional. The food offered at the restaurant was just yummy, but little expensive. Overall, it was a really a great experience for us to stay there. I will surely be a guest again there, whenever I come to Kolkata again :-)

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Kolkata
11 Reviews | 2356 Readers

Awesome food and well-trained staff

6.6/7
Posted 17 Sep, 2015

The hotel is located in the central Kolkata which makes equal distance for maximum places. Great Eastern has good high standard and is among the best hotels in Kolkata. Food is awesome as well as rooms. The service is also good and the staff are well trained. You can have the bakery items in its separate bakery restaurant and also has separate bar too Kolkata as a place to visit does not have much to say. You may like temples Kalighat, Dakshineswar, Bhoothnath, etc. Lots of Pubs, markets and malls. But you will always hate the humid atmosphere.

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Bangalore
1 Review | 18 Readers

Conveniently located in main city

5.1/7
Posted 20 Jun, 2015

It was an official trip. There was no delay in check in and checkout. The reception people were very cooperative. The service was on time with friendly and helpful staff. WiFi facility was provided. The room was good with all basic amenities like coffee maker, TV, iron box and geyser in the washroom which was good and functioning. It was a good hotel with comfort stay. The interiors were good with good decorative elevation. The food was not taken from the hotel. The hotel was conveniently located in the main city. There were activities but did not avail that.

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Kolkata
1 Review | 31 Readers

Great hotel with comfortable service

6.6/7
Posted 16 Oct, 2015

This hotel is in a renovated historical building and they did a beautiful job. The hotel is very comfortable and clean and the service is exceptional from all parts of the hotel Concierge/Drivers, Front Desk, Dining, and Housekeeping. The Concierge and Front Desk staff helped personalize my sightseeing excursions on a very short notice and the excursions turned out perfect. The housekeeping staff of Manoj Kumar and Ravi Shankar did a great job of taking care of my room. Thank you for the wonderful stay.

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3 Reviews | 39 Readers

10 Reviews | 4975 Readers

Nice location; good services and food

6.9/7
Posted 7 Nov, 2014

This the nicest hotel I've even stayed on a trip. Location is quite nice. It's almost in the heart of the city. But the city is kind of dirty to have a hotel like that. Services and food both are good. People are nice. Travelled a lot there. Victoria Memorial, Prinsep Ghat, Planetarium, St. Paul's Cathedral and the coffee house and so on. I went there with my friends . . Everything about that trip was amazing. Except that the city could be a little cleaner.

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Patna
3 Reviews | 599 Readers

Good hotel to stay with good service

6.8/7
Posted 13 Jul, 2015

The Lalit Great Eastern was the first luxury hotel in Asia. After much remodeling was initially in 2014 reopened. The reconstruction and expansion are more than successful. I had the room in the old part of hotels was with great feeling and great taste renovated and furnished. The staff is very attentive, helpful and well trained. The breakfast buffet corresponds to the hotel level. SPA is very spacious and tastefully. The hotel's location is very central. The only negative point is the fact that you have to pay for WiFi use. This corresponds, in my opinion, not a 5 star hotel.

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Reviews summary (265)

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Average rating

Front Office
6.1 / 7
Service
6.1 / 7
Room
6.2 / 7
Food & Drink
6.1 / 7
Destination
6.1 / 7
Location
6.1 / 7
Appearance
6.2 / 7
Activities
5.8 / 7

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Mumbai
3 Reviews | 34 Readers

Good hotel with outstanding rooms service

6.6/7
Posted 16 Dec, 2015

I stayed in this hotel in the mid of October with my family. Its was very good experience for me to stay in this hotel. All the member of this hotel is very friendly to talk with us and giving every advice which we needs. Room service was outstanding and foods and beverages was good. Both meal are available veg and non veg so you don't need to worry about this. It is located in the mid of Kolkata and very close to Howrah Railway station and airport is half an hour far from the hotel. Chandni Metro Station is very close to hotel so its the advantage to connect the entire Kolkata easily. If you are planning to stay in Kolkata with family then don't think any other place because it's very good place to enjoy with your family and easy to connect with marketing areas.

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Mumbai
16 Reviews | 2281 Readers

Excellent experience; well-maintained rooms

6.1/7
Posted 11 Jan, 2015

We stayed at Lalit Great Eastern Hotel during the last week of August 2014, for a leisure trip. We had booked Superior room for 3 nights & got room in the Heritage Wing. All the staff are polite, co-operative & ready to help you all the time. Their unique way of greeting everybody with a "Namaste" is really appreciated & this is part of their culture I believe, since sweeper to General Manager. It was really a very nice experience & we never had any problem. The check-in procedure was express fast, directly taken us to room & did all necessary formalities in the room. The room is very well maintained, neat & clean. The room has all necessary items like coffee maker, mini-bar, complimentary mineral water, news paper, electronic locker, etc. They provided a heritage touch in the room & kept one old pillar in the room. All old furnitures were re-used with refurbished & polished, for heritage touch. There is no balcony in the room. The bathroom is also very clean, spacious & with all necessary amenities. There is no bath tub there as it is a heritage property. The complimentary buffet breakfast had lot of varieties, both Indian & continental. The food was very tasty & service was excellent. Ready to serve any items as per customer requirements. The swimming pool is in ground floor & we did not check it due to time constraint. We also had a property visit arranged by Hotel staff as it is a Heitage hotel. Every day they used to remind us of the visit & we could go for it on the last day. The lady who explained to us is very knowledgeable & we could take lot of pictures at various heritage spots. It was told to us that the Piano kept in the lobby is played by some body every evening. As we were not in the hotel during that time, we could not experience it. I suggest to go for the heritage tour in the first day itself. Even though the check-out time is 12 pm, they allowed us for late check-out till 4 pm. The check-out also was extremely fast. Since hotel car is very expensive, we opted for "Yellow taxi" to airport & they have arranged the same. While checking out, we forgot our flat key in the electronic locker. One guy (forgot his name) informed us while we were waiting for the taxi & he had promptly arranged the same. This shows their customer commitment. Overall an excellent experience with Lalit & will cherish their hospitality and definitely will come back if we go to Kolkata again. One new wing construction is also going on there & will be ready in future.

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1 Review | 11 Readers

Awesome services and caring staff

7.0/7
Posted 14 Jan, 2016

Hotel was awesome and about service, it's awesome. Its service and the people all are great. They treat their guests like their god. They provide really useful services. Hotel is really beautiful. Once you must give a try. Whenever I go to Kolkata, I must stay there.

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Kolkata
1 Review | 10 Readers

It was a good experience

5.9/7
Posted 19 Jan, 2016

It is a great experience in great eastern hotel. It is a great hotel I love this hotel very much because it's room are excellent. And the food are so good. It is the one of the great 5 star hotel in west Bengal. I love this hotel very much. And the serviceman are good but the location beautiful.

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Guwahati
3 Reviews | 1178 Readers

Services were excellent

5.8/7
Posted 28 Aug, 2014

Hotel was nice. Location was very good. Appearance of the hotel was fine. I stayed there for two days. It was my company? S official trip. I faced no problem during check-in and check-out timing. Booking service was perfect. Food was delicious there. Continental and other varieties were very tasty. Complimentary breakfast was given. Staff services were excellent. Rooms were spacious and well maintained. TV, AC, coffee maker, everything were available in the room. Swimming pool, gym, game, etc were available. I went there alone in the month of December 2013. I will recommend this hotel to my friends and other tourists. Kolkata is a fabulous place as tourist destination.

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Overview

www.thelalit.com/the-lalit-great-eastern-kolkata

The Lalit Great Eastern is ranked #2 among the 2073 hotels in Kolkata with an average rating of 6.1 out of 7. It is one of the 19, 5-star Heritage Hotels in Kolkata. It is part of the "The Lalit" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 84 photos, 265 text reviews and 4 video reviews and is rated top for its Room, Appearance and Location. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 8,900 to Rs 9,400 per night. The hotel offer 195 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Single (41%) and Couple (28%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 43% of guests enjoy the hotel's natural surroundings, whereas 25% have rated the ambience as relaxed.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Apr, May and June for the best experience.

The Lalit Great Eastern is located at Dalhousie . Raj Bhawan (1 Km), Tank Square (1 Km), Surendranath Park (1 Km), Dalhousie Garden (1 Km) and Old Mission Church (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.

Other amenities include Restaurant, Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Room Service and AC. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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