The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
What We Love
- Palpable sense of history; this is where prime ministers and viceroys sat and had tea
- Oberoi’s famously attentive service
- A central location, within walking distance of the stock exchange and the Indian Museum
- A lovely outdoor pool
- One of the best restaurants in all of India
What To Know
- The building is over 125 years old — when the guest in the room above yours flushes, you might hear it
- The population density in this area of Kolkata can be overwhelming (but the hotel offers an oasis)
- In-room carpeting feels a bit tired
- WiFi costs $20 per day
- Last renovation was in 2007
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata is in the heart of Kolkata, walking distance from New Market and Shahid Minar. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Indian Museum and Mohammedan Sporting Ground.
Make yourself at home in one of the 209 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. LCD televisions with satellite programming are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and designer toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a steam room, and a fitness center. This Colonial hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
The Oberoi is a little hidden Oasis in the middle of a Big and noisy City , Kolkata. Once you get inside you go into another World. All the people working there are just trying to give you a wonderfull time. The pool area is beautifull too.
I Can only recommand this place.
Had a twin share deluxe double, very well appointed with no complaints whatsoever.
Very good bathroom with excellent toiletries, bath robe, cannot fault anything.
The Oberoi abundantly exudes charm,warmth and character throughout the entire hotel. The staff are just simply amazing, the breakfast buffet is simply fantastic and exemplifies what this Luxury hotel can produce. I can only say, if you can afford to stay here, don't hesitate as it's an unforgettable Oberoi experience that you're unlikely to forget in a hurry.
The Oberoi Grand is located in the heart of the city. The cacophony of the hawkers just outside the hotel is a bit annoying but once you enter the hotel you're bowled over by its old world charm.
The well-trained staff like Nabeel and Sandhya go out of their way to make you comfortable. Rooms are clean and beds super comfy with duck down pillows, thanks to Agnes John of housekeeping and her crew, including Biswajeet.
The buffet breakfast has a wide variety of dishes and the menu changes every day. The food in the Thai restaurant was excellent.
Another plus point ( and I think this is what other hotels should also emulate) is that you don't have to tip the staff. They have a central tipping system and you can contribute towards this at the end of your stay.
The multi-lingual, dapper GM, Sumit Joshi deserves kudos for running a fine hotel with wonderful staff.
This is truly a 'Grand' hotel and I look forward to staying there again.