What We Love
- Impressive array of dining options including a fancy French restaurant, an alfresco grill and a patisserie
- Elegant interiors feature Indian artwork and antiques
- The hotel store, Taj Khazana, stocks a reasonably priced selection of Bengal gifts and art
What To Know
- Popular with business travelers
- Smoking is permitted in some rooms
- Free WiFi for up to three devices
- 24-hour gym
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set in lush grounds overlooking the city’s largest park and the Victoria Memorial, this luxe retreat is located in Kolkata’s affluent Alipore neighborhood. There’s no escaping the opulence on arrival: The towering five-story atrium is dotted with traditional and modern Indian artworks, antiques and ancient terra-cotta reliefs. The elegant interiors are courtesy of US-based master architect Bob Fox.
Bed & Bath
While the 229 guestrooms are not overly spacious (Deluxe Rooms start at 260 square feet), there are plenty of plush features to ensure a comfortable stay (sumptuous cushions, armchairs and a handy work area.) The fifth-floor Club Rooms feature delightful bay windows overlooking the city and the Suites have a palatial feel with large living areas and butler service. The bathrooms all feature tubs and showers, and Forest Essential products.
The dining options are extensive and cover Mediterranean, Chinese and traditional Indian and Bengali cuisines. Outside, The Hub is a casual bistro and buffet by the pool while The Chambers restaurant is a fancy fine dining spot that serves international dishes. In all there are nine food venues catering to international and exotic tastes. The Signature Taj Spa offers traditional Indian aromatherapy massages and treatments, body scrubs and wraps, and there’s a huge gym next door.
In the Area
The Taj Bengal’s convenient central location means that it’s an easy stroll to nearby attractions like the Victoria Memorial, the Royal Calcutta Race Course, the Horticulture Gardens, the National Library and the Zoological Gardens. Beyond that, the fascinating and historic city of Kolkata can be explored at leisure by taxi or a with dedicated driver and guide. Shopping is a key feature in the city with a mind-boggling range of Kantha embroidery, terra-cotta urns and figurines, fine silk and cotton saris, ‘Kalighat’ paintings, genuine antiques, vintage furniture and original works of art. The bustling flower market at Malik Ghat, near the Howrah Bridge, is a must see.
How to Get There
Absolutely loved the Sri Lankan fish/prawn curry at the coffee shop ... it's one of the 5 speciality dishes there and a must try ....
The flavours burst in your mouth and are well balanced.. do ask for an extra bowl of curry as what they provide is too little and its absolutely amazing so better to have more ...make sure to mention it at the time you place the order as it takes upto 25mins to prepare the dish
It was good and comfortable stay. Staffs are extremely courteous , Buffet breakfast spread is great . Location of the hotels is convenient.
Bed was comfortable , all amenities were perfect. My entire family liked the stay very much
David and Manisha always make me feel like a family member. It's a surreal experience when they come and interact with the guests. The entire team at cal 27 does a tendencies job and are so very polite and courteous.
Taj Bengal is located in the central part of the city of joy, Kolkata. I visited Taj Bengal several times in the past. But never wrote a review. This time I felt that if don't write a review and share the pictures, I would not do justice. Inside ambience is fabulous ..... feeling like you are in heaven. It will be hard to believe until and unless you feel the atmosphere ... Due to shortage of time, I could take only few pictures. My promise - I will come back with more pictures very soon .....
Although the hotel it self has been around for a while ,from the moment we walked in the service was very professional and of high standard.
We were assigned a Taj Club room on the 5th floor, which was spacious and well furnished . The food was very good and what stood out the most was the attitude and service delivered by the staff. From the bell boy to the concierge they couldn't do enough for us . Certainly recommended.