In his review of "the grand old dame of hotels in north-east India", Tom Vater writes that this luxury heritage hotel "offers well-appointed rooms, excellent dining, great facilities and truly wonderful service a stone’s throw from the main sights." The palatial landmark in the City of Joy has earned a 9/10 ranking from the destination expert.
Sitting in the heart of historic northern Kolkata in Chowringhee, the city's shopping district, The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata is highlighted by Mr. Vater as "a successful marriage of heritage and modern amenities". The writer adds that "although the hotel is located in an extremely busy area, guests will have the feeling of being in an oasis, far from the madding crowds."
Also deserving a worthy mention are the huge uniformed and turbaned gentleman with a humongous beard, smartly suited and courteous managers, the outstanding facilities, the pool in the central courtyard, Baan Thai, La Terrace and Chowringhee Bar. The hotel also fares a 9/10 for being family-friendly.
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