In the review, Mr. Tom Vater highlights “Kolkata’s Oberoi is the grand old dame of hotels in north-east India. Opened in 1888, this luxury heritage hotel is a palatial landmark in the City of Joy and offers well-appointed rooms, excellent dining, great facilities and truly wonderful service a stone’s throw from the main sights”
Mr. Vater emphasises that “The staff, from the uniformed doormen who welcome guests, to the smartly suited and courteous managers, are forthcoming without being intrusive. The atmosphere is a little stiff, but this is to be expected from a property that is as much part of historic Kolkata as Mother Theresa. Security is excellent and all guests and visitors’ belongings are screened upon entry. Facilities are outstanding. The pool in the central courtyard, surrounded by sun loungers and manicured lawns, is large enough to keep both children and grown-ups happy, while a fully-equipped, spacious gym and a well-appointed spa are for the exclusive use of hotel guests. Guests may also book a selection of interesting trips and workshops through the hotel. A three-hour ‘European Walk’ takes in the major colonial British monuments, buildings and churches while ‘Cultural Kaleidoscope’, similar in length, covers more off the beaten track destinations such as Chinatown and a Zoroastrian Fire Temple.”
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