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The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata

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1 2 & 3 Old Court House Street, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700069 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 21/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 913 hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Asia's first luxury hotel, The Lalit Great Eastern is a heritage landmark located in the main business and shopping district of Kolkata. Restored and renovated over a period of seven years, the hotel holds the distinction of being the longest continuously operating hotel for 165 years. Built in 1841 as Auckland Hotel, it has been referred to as the 'Jewel of the East' and the 'Best Hotel East of the Suez'. Over the years, the hotel has been the favourite haunt of royalty and celebrities from across the world. The Lalit Great Eastern, now restored to its original glory, is an amalgamation of the styles of 3 different eras of history - Victorian, Edwardian and Contemporary, reflected in Heritage Block 1, Heritage Block 2 and the New Block respectively. The original Heritage Block radiates the charm of the British Colonial Era, while the Modern Block incorporates a contemporary look and feel. These blocks have been seamlessly connected despite their distinct character and decor.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Wifi
Paid wifi
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Soundproof rooms
Telephone
Bottled water
Refrigerator
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

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Dhiraj wrote a review 26 Oct
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Had a amazing time in this heritage property. Well maintained. 😊Staffs are well trained and Negative from reception is very attentive and very helpful. Looking forward to coming back again. 🙂food was mouth watering and the breakfast is quite delicious
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Dilip Mishra, General Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
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Dear Guest, Namaskar! We are happy to know that Neha and her team members have ensured a safe and comfortable stay with us. Our F&B team is all set to welcome you back again for a new culinary experience. Looking forward to your visit. Warm regards Dilip
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Mohanty wrote a review 23 Oct
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The hotel rooms are very neat & hygienic. The rooms are quite specious. Nice food. All frontline staffs specially from reception Neha and a Housekeeping guy are very smart & well behaved. Felt homely during my 15 days stay at Lalit.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Dilip Mishra, General Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
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Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for all your appreciations for our services, staff and amenities. Our team ensures all necessary arrangements are done for guests who stay with us on long stay and we are happy to know you liked our efforts. Looking forward to your next visit. Warm regards Dilip
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Kshitij wrote a review 22 Oct
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While the city was busy with its festivities, we sneaked past our homes to enjoy the Durga Pooja at Kolkata. Not a very ideal time to explore this city in the heat of the day but here we were, making the best out of our mundane office lives. For stay we chose The Lalit which comes with its own rich history, and it surely did well to keep up with the rich culture of hospitality. We were greeted by Miss Priyanka Jaiswal at the reception who was very helpful and turned out to be an amazing hostess, be it guiding us about the city to helping us plan the great eastern meals. She and her staff made sure we were well serviced, giving us another reason to visit the city at much better time to enjoy the city in cooler months (was not accustomed to this humidity and October heat). Do opt for the mahabhoj in case visiting during Navratri.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for choosing us for a very thoughtful staycation. Priyanka and team are humbled with your appreciative words and ready to welcoming you back again at the ICONIC Lalit Great Eastern. Warm regards Dilip
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Vivek wrote a review 22 Oct
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Lalit Great Eastern is one of the finest in Kolkata. Located in the heart of city. Cleanliness and Hygiene is Very well maintained.Spacious Rooms with good all required facilities. Staff is helpful and quick to respond polite and always happy to help. Passing through any area of the hotel you are very well greeted. .Namaste 🙏🏻 is what you will hear from the moment you step out the car until you leave the hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Dilip Mishra, General Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
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Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you for posting such a detailed review of our location, hotel amenities and staffs. During these challenging times of Covid, our housekeeping team puts extra efforts to ensure our guests have clean and hygiene environment and have a safe stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm regards Dilip
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NisharIbrahim wrote a review 21 Oct
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I'm a frequent traveler and always I choose lalit as my first choice because the service which I recieved it's always good and the customer service is amazing and thank you @Neha and team for your valuable service and hope you guys will keep the same always
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Dilip Mishra, General Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
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Dear Guest, Namaskar! We thank you for your valuable patronage for our Hospitality group and for your appreciative words for Neha and her team. We assure you of our best services at all times. Warm regards Dilip
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PRICE RANGE
US$87 - US$197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Great Eastern Hotel
LOCATION
IndiaWest BengalKolkata DistrictKolkata (Calcutta)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
215
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
Which popular attractions are close to The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Nearby attractions include St. John's Church (0.3 km), General Post Office (0.5 km), and Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Yes, secured parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alfresco, The Bakery at the Lalit Great Eastern, and The Chutney Co..
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata have airport transportation?
Yes, The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Kolkata (Calcutta).
Are any cleaning services offered at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.