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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Overall stay was really enjoyable. Food quality is awesome. Little improvement in housekeeping may be required, like, clearing small cobweb in the corner of tea/coffee kettle. Shower using for bath makes the toilet floor heavily wet, something can be thought off to eliminate or minimize that.
After sightseeing in this touching city the hotel and its garden welcomes you. The elegant rooms with balcony are cozy nests. We enjoyed our stay in this hotel and the quiet area very much. They provide very good tours with driver as well.
It was a time of "Durga Puja" , We were very excited to go there and to eat that thali ....
All of us enjoyed that very much.......
Kudos to the team Sonar Gaon.. Special thank to Rocky for making my visit memorable..