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Guwahati, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

I would prefer to stay at the railway station. Rooms are full with bugs 🐛, itchy bed could not sleep at all. Never stay here. Staff are a bunch of idiots. The ac is not working although they offered me ac room.

1 Thank Satyam K
Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

The hotel's conditions are poor, but it is also very cheap. If you are a budget traveller, you may consider it. Our stay was ok thanks to a nice staff. The city's average conditions of budget hotels is low, we were therefore not expecting more.

1 Thank Eridd

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

many bugs. no late checkout. 100 rps for each luggage keeping. don't use if your flight was lave.

Thank manekiganesh
Ao Nang, Thailand
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

I was given a tiny room for rps 500 (after negotiating down from rps 600) which is absolutely ludicrous for the size and quality of the room, but I was at my wits end already dealing with dehydration and food poisoning when I arrived. I also had to pay up front- the only place to make me do so in... More 

3 Thank Jeanie L
Pamplona, Spain
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2014 via mobile

After beeing looking for a hostel we went there..we didnt have other option.. The room was on the second floor and we didnt have space to stand up becouse of this! And no window..so the humety was awful.And what to say about staff...instead of said good morning.. they said pay madamme!

4 Thank Amaia U
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85 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2014 via mobile

First of all you must understand that there is Shams hotel, which is not that bad, pretty clean with AC rooms. And in the same building, there is Shams guest house, which is disgusting, dirty, no AC, dirty bed sheets and terrible toilets/showers. The staff was friendly but the last day there were really rude, they asked for tips openly,... More 

4 Thank RiMel2021
New Delhi, India
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

The hostel is situated in the central Kolkata, area can be a bit shocking if this is the first place seen in the city. This hotel is situated in a collapsing building near a narrow street in central Kolkata. The rooms are quite fine (with AC and WiFi) but with dirty sheets and staff behaving loudly, especially in the morning.... More 

1 Thank Gosia G
Coimbatore, India
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

A just wanted a one night accommodation during my leisure trip to Kolkata/Sundarbans. This hotel is housed in a very old building on a narrow lane in central Kolkata. However the rooms are quite OK with air conditioning and free WiFi. The place was clean and looks decent including toilets. If you want a recent place without spending much at... More 

Thank T M Ishaq Moham... A
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162 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Oh someone could make a killing if they opened a decent, clean, value for money hostel in Kolkata (I'm looking at you Stops Varanasi). In the meantime Shams will do. This is the Shams with the door to the right, not the Shams to the left. It's not the cleanest, the sheets are certainly not fresh and the building feels... More 

Thank tomosaurus
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed at Shams for4 nights during our stay in Kolkata. The rooms were quite small but with everything you need - including a/c at a very competitive rate. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the location is minutes away from the touristy park street. I guess the place could do with a lick of paint, but it was great... More 

Thank Sarah D

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Hotel Shams International

Address: 3 Tottie Lane, Kolkata 700016, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Kolkata
Price Range: ₹ 4,719 - ₹ 5,335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As:
Hotel Shams International Kolkata, West Bengal
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“Take AC rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles Eridd, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
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“Select rooms are not in the attic”
 of 5 bubbles gannad, 30 Nov 2013 | Read review
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