Luxury Close To Home: Plan Your Next Staycation At These 8 Stunning Hotels In Kolkata

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    Are you a Kolkata resident looking to book an exquisite staycation to pamper yourself? Or are you about to visit Kolkata and want to experience a luxury stay? You can choose from this list of eight of Kolkata’s most high-end hotels.

    ITC Sonar Bangla

    ITC Sonar

    Tangra, Kolkata

    ITC Hotels are known for their beautiful architecture, interiors and luxury. Roughly 15 kilometres from the airport, ITC Sonar Bangla’s look and feel is inspired by old Bengali garden homes. There is a lovely lily pond, too. One category rooms even have personal massage chairs! There are spa packages, as well, and a pool and fitness centre on-site. If you are a foodie, there are tons of options at your disposal, including Peshawar, Bay of Bengal, Pan Asian, Dum Pukht, West View Bar & Grill, Eden Pavilion and Nutmeg – The Gourmet Shop. The rooms start at about INR 11,000 per night.

    The Ffort - Raichak

    If you are looking for a very peaceful stay, The Ffort-Raichak will conveniently put you right near the Ganges. You’ll enjoy staying in a 200-year-old heritage location, and you can even indulge in some relaxing boating. There is a play area for children, and the rooms are stunning. Food-wise, you can feast on Bengali dishes at Sonar Tori, far-eastern cuisine at The Orient and Indian food at Indian Quarter. If you want something near the poolside, there is The Sunflower Cafe. Want something open-air? There is The Ffort Ramparts. Want to grab drinks? There’s The Courtyard. The rooms start at about INR 6,300 per night.

    Taj Bengal

    Taj Bengal

    Alipore, Kolkata

    Let’s face it – Taj as a brand is synonymous with luxury. Located less than 4 kilometres away from Park Street and Victoria Memorial, Taj Bengal offers a nice mix between old-world charm and modernity, in terms of its interiors. One of Kolkata’s highest ranked hotels, everything you need is on-site from a pool, spa and 24-hour gym to a convenience store, gift shop, salon and ATM. We love that the rooms contain Forest Essentials bath amenities! There is a huge variety of dining options, as well – Sonargaon, Souk, Chinoiserie, The Hub, The Junction {this place has a railway theme!}, The Champers, La Patisserie & Deli, The Promenade Lounge and Grill by the Pool. The rooms start at about INR 11,000.

    Great Eastern Hotel

    Asia’s first luxury hotel, Great Eastern will give you a delightful sampling of Victorian, Edwardian and contemporary design, depending on which block your room is in. This place is a heritage landmark, since it has been operating for over 165 years, and is quite near to many tourist spots, bars and restaurants. We love their spa, Rejuve. If you enjoy tea, try out Tea Lounge. If you want more of a pub-feel, there is Wilsons. If you are looking for a resto-bar, try Maxims Bar & Restaurant. If you are in the mood to dance, there’s Kitty Su. And, if your agenda is strictly food, head to Alfresco and Baluchi. The rooms start at about INR 6,000.

    Hyatt Regency

    Hyatt Regency

    Salt Lake, Kolkata

    Landscaped gardens, outdoor pool, gym, massage services and close proximity to the airport {roughly 12 kilometres}, Hyatt Regency is a fantastic hotel for those on a business trip, given its location in Salt Lake. We love the exquisite attention to detailing – they have Malaysian teak flooring! We can’t stop raving about The Waterside Cafe {breakfast}, La Cucina {Italian cuisine} and Gucchi {Indian food}. If you are looking for booze, there is The Pool Bar. The rooms start at about INR 11,000.

    JW Marriott Hotel

    You’ll feel delighted as you let the Kolkata skyline view sink in from your room at JW Marriott. If you do decide to leave your beautiful room, there is a spa, sauna, pool, whirlpool, lounge and and pool bar on-site. Feeling hungry? Relish delicious Asian cuisine at Vintage Asia. The rooms start at about INR 10,000.

    Swissotel Kolkata


    Newtown, Kolkata

    What we simply love about Swissotel, besides their rooftop infinity pool, spa and fitness centre, is the fact that ten of their suites have beautiful open air terraces with outdoor jacuzzis! We also love their lounge, Splash, and dining options: Durbari {Indian cuisine}, Cafe Swiss, and Maaya {bar, live music}. The rooms start at about INR 6,400.

    The Oberoi Grand

    Less than 3 kilometres from the famous Park Street, The Oberoi Grand offers a very beautiful colonial era vibe. There is a garden and pool to admire, as well. This hotel dates back to the 1880s – many world dignitaries stayed here! After you are done with their spa, head to Baan Thai for some good ol’ Asian food. The rooms start at about INR 10,000.