Hotel 233 Park Street

Hotel 233 Park Street

P 233 Park St Landmark: Park Circus 7 Point Crossing Entrance of Theatre Road/Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700017 India
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HOTEL 233 PARK STREET - A Vintage BoutiqueThe Inspiration - Recapturing the old world charmsKolkata's cultural heritage can be traced back to multiple influences and that too via manifold threads. Whether as a domain under the Sultunate and ruled by Nawabs or as THE most significant center of trade and commerce during the British Raj, the city resonates with almost palpable historical vibes with its roads and buildings, mansions and meadows and lakes and gardens. The reign of the Zamindars further witnessed a fable like rise in luxury and opulence.The zamindars or the landlords not just merely amassed wealth but also indulged in a lifestyle that had left indelible marks not only in their living rooms in the old mansions but also in the prevailing culture of the city, its cuisine and even the customs of hospitality.Hotel 233 Park Street - A destination, back in timeKeeping in tune with the rich culture and lifestyle of Kolkata, Hotel 233 Park Street is much more than a hospitality endeavor targeted at providing accommodations for the guests and patrons. Located right on the seven point crossing in Park Circus, the hotel stands like a haven where the old world, with all its ways and charms, rests sheltered within its walls. This vintage boutique hotel, placed in the ground floor of an imposing Colonial mansion is a result of a cherished idea by its owner, a passionate antique collector himself, to offer not only the best in comfort and amenities, but also a slice of the city's cultural history to make one's vacation in Kolkata truly memorable.Right from the copper lined brass canopy above the front door to the dome shaped lobby and reception area, history comes alive within these walls unlike any other hotel in Kolkata.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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24-hour front desk
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P 233 Park St Landmark: Park Circus 7 Point Crossing Entrance of Theatre Road/Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700017 India
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doc d wrote a review Apr 2015
London, England
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
Located just off a main roundabout intersection, more of less in downtown area. From main CCU airport, it takes about 45min-1 hour by taxi depending on time, its only about 16 km but the roads can be extremely busy. It costs around 400rs by local firm and via hotel meet & greet about 1200rs. I went with hotel service and they met me on time and offered a nice AC car with an English speaking informative staff telling me about Kolkata on the drive to the hotel.
Within area, mothers house (Mother Theresa) is about 10-15 minutes walk, Victoria Memorial about 20 minutes walk but all in all - very central if you like to walk about but plenty of tuktuk is not. Nearby are some Indian food stall and odd restaurant, some shops, pharmacies etc but most of this city is very 'local' and not so much offered for the tourist such as limited souvenir/crafts shops/massage at least when compared to Delhi. However only spent 24 hours here so cannot judge correctly as am sure there is an area for a good market that is attractive to tourists.
Room
The room is the highlight of this hotel, for a 3 star - the decor was magnificent. All antique Indian furnishings that smell of woods as old as as it looks- preserved, very clean but built many years ago. So unique that none of the other 100+ hotel rooms I've stayed at in the last two years can be compared to this one. So much character so much history.
The bed is the highlight, a intricately carved design large wooden frame with large central posts with even a mirror in the front of the post that holds a wooden square above, perhaps previously curtains were on there, it felt very early 19th century. Whilst the mattress was a little firm, it was spacious and comfortable but more importantly- it was very enlightening just lying in bed observing the design imaging the history of when this was made - which hotel bed do you put that much thought into it?
There is also an antique bedside table with a telephone. Here on the side wall is also where one controls all the lighting and overhead fan- fairly easy with three pin plugs offered (not UK though but Euro two pin plugs fit ok). The room also offered a digital remote control AC unit. Lighting goes with the boutique theme with mixed coloured glass lamp shades (little Morrocan) on the high ceiling above along with free hanging wooden boards to give a loft feel.
Next to the bed is an old but again clean thick wooden wardrobe that had a strong old wood (not rotten but nice) scent. Large enough for Jackets & dresses and includes a small safe.The safe is not fixed down to preserve the antique wardrobe but not to worry because these are old expensive products of their time and so that and a thick heavy set of drawers both include locks in which keys are offered- so one can lock these as well for extra safety. The wardrobe also includes a mirror as does the bathroom & back of main door- slippers are also offered in the wardrobe.
The drawers is also where the kettle is with some coffee and tea making facilities- two half litre water bottles are offered. Next to this is a small desk and as with all furnishings is an antique looking lamp that had that classic cowboy tavern look. Two, two pin plugs are offered so one can work on a computer with no trouble, read a book or write that postcard. As breakfast is served in the room only, there is a a small antique sofa- royal lounge style not comfortable for lying around but good enough size for two people with wooden coffee table in front. A soft wooden box stool is also offered and small bags can be placed there sort of a luggage rack. The floor is all marble but a thick rugged wooden rug exists either side of the bed so one does not initially get cold feet in the morning when existing the high bed. There is a also a strange mirror covering a opening doors near the ceiling not an issue but looked odd.
The only thing modern (other than kettle and AC) in this room is the TV, sony flat screen that offers hundreds of channels but hard to find an English one although some exist such as HBO - the TV is quite complex to use, as you need to use the digital box but staff are happy to explain.
The bathroom is of good size and offered a shower cubicle of which a rain shower and separate shower head is offered, hot water & pressure was of no issue which can be in other indian cities I have stayed at.
Amenities are a bit slim with some sachets and soap but they do offer a toothbrush and toothpaste- unopened. Two large towels are offered
Overall the room is very nice but not perfect, the TV for instance is hard to see when in bed due to front facing post, a list of channels would be nice for foreign travellers and perhaps a large fixed shower gel would nice in the shower- I would recommend you bring your own shower gel as the sachets do not indicate what they are. The room has no windows & this is the second time I have stayed in a room this way, but did not make me feel claustrophobic because literally outside of door is reception. You can also hear the constant horns but in the distance, the reception area is outside of all rooms, right there, though is very quiet.
Overall this room is for those that wish to experience sleeping in history, it creates a really interesting atmosphere and has a cosy atmosphere.
Facilities
The hotel does not really offer any facilities other than free WIFI which worked perfectly and fast. Rooms all surround the lobby (think there is 8) so it is small and boutique but well worth the money for the rooms. You get to choose breakfast the night before and they deliver it at your desired time in the morning (see menu in attached photo), I arrived at 3am and asked if they could serve at 11 which was of no bother to the staff. Food was quite nice, tried the Indian option pancake and enjoyed it. There is also some a Indian food menu in the room that can be delivered.
Staff
Staff, as other reviewers have said are so helpful and sincere, they are welcoming every time you arrive and very helpful with sights and information. I chatted to one guy for a while and he offered me some local desert cakes which was very kind. It was this personal effort from staff on all levels that in my opinion made the staff the best in India (& I've stayed in a executive suite at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai).
I really enjoyed this hotel and would certainly recommend to friends visiting Kolkata, the only thing is Kolkata is very hot and a pool would be perfect but other than that & with those on a budget wishing to explore this unique city easily, this hotel is perfect choice, room is a memorial experience in itself.
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Date of stay: April 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Room are all on same level by reception but I recommend you bring your own shower gel.
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DMS123 wrote a review Mar 2015
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
4 days in Kolkata. Couldn't have stayed somewhere better is my opinion. Great location. Absolutely central at the end of Park Street. Close to everything you may wish to visit. A short taxi ride in an Ambassador to anywhere. For less than US$2. Don't insist on the metre. Just pay this tourist price. If you can afford to visit you can afford to look after a local taxi driver who earns a pittance. This hotel has 6 rooms. Tiny. But the rooms were full of heritage charm. Perfectly clean. Lovely and obliging staff. Great breakfast served in the room. Will stay here definitely if ever in town again. No regrets at all.
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Date of stay: March 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: All rooms seem good.
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Sally C wrote a review Apr 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I stayed in Hotel 233 Park Street for 4 nights and had a wonderful experience. From the very start the staff were helpful and friendly. One staff member even walked me to the nearby ATM! The breakfast was excellent and the location of the hotel brilliant for exploring Kolkata. I would highly recommend this hotel to other travellers, especially couples.
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Date of stay: March 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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digvijayr89 wrote a review Mar 2015
Udaipur, India
3.0 of 5 bubbles
its 5 nights stay
Location is very good .... staff is wonderful ...great job guys .... specially the young guy ....
room facility is ok ..but there is hydraulic pumping system next to our room window ,very noisy early morning & late night ,,,cant sleep very much ...
good breakfast served with lovely smile ..
linens are not so good .....
bed is not so comfortable ...
arrange cab to airport is right on time .....
suggestion : if there was no hydraulic sound ratings could be much better ...
good luck
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Date of stay: December 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: please do not take back side rooms ...left to reception ..
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calinurse wrote a review Nov 2013
Oakland, California
3.0 of 5 bubbles
until there is some sort of lounge/dining area in which to escape the small, dark, room, I would not return. The owners are now constructing such a place, and it will bea great additio.

Re: all the super-glowing reviews, enough to make this hotel "#2"--ahead even of the Taj!!There were two negative reviews two months ago, which provided some balance, but they mysteriously disappeared soon after. Why? If a marketing company is being employed to remove unfavorable reviews, it puts up a red flag to those who wonder why some less glowing reviews are no longer on Tripadvisor's site
Owners Blau and Jag try very, very hard to make this a good place; kudos and respect to them. It hasn't been an easy road for them the last four years. I met Balu, and he couldn't be been kinder more concerned with the quality of my stay. (Unfortunately, he was not there when I first checked in.) Every evening I received wonderful Bengali sweets delivered by him ithe room. The staff who work there try very hard too, and I salute them for their racious patience and kindness: Gurmeet and Abdul. The security doorman also was helpful and kind, assisting me to cross the very busy streets in the roundabout between the hotel and Arsalan restaurant across the road. The car company they use for airport dropoff is outstanding.

There was much needed patience with me upon arrival-- I was frazzled and irate because a crook cab driver claimed he couldnt find the place, and drove in circles. I was unable to reach the owner to give directions again (the previous hotel where I stayed already had) because he was in a class. The front reception explained directions to the taxi driver, and we finally arrived.
Upon entry, I was assaulted with a sharp odor of mothballs. It was overpowering! Think how much nicer it would be to be greeted by the scent of incense or candles. There is virtually no "lobby" or lounge --just a sort of entry hall and desk . I had asked for a room at the back, to avoid street noise, for like so much of Kolkata, this is a cacophonic car horn area. There were two rooms in the back : one larger than mine I think, but already occupied. I got what must be the smallest room in the place. I dont mind small, but this was small and dark, and I felt squeezed into it. Good thing there was only me--I can't imagine two people walking simultaneously there. The window is covered with a thick mesh screen. so one has to rely on electric lights. The room, though furnished in lovely antique style furniture, lacked that warm atmosphere that makes guests (at least, me) want to linger. Instead, it was "just ap lace to sleep." Along with the hallway, the mothball fumes were overpowering, There were mothballs on every surface of the room, not just in the sink drain as is commonly done in India). Even after the staff removed most of them, the aroma remained, though gradually less strong, But it was still not the kind of room where one wants to sit and relax. The bathroom is modern, but with the enclosed shower still draining from the glass enclosure through a hole onto the floor around the toiilet. I had to ask for toilet paper in the room. The bed was topped just by a sort of satin blanket, but a top sheet (to place under it was provided when I requested one.

I totally acknowledge the work of the owner and staff to sort things out. I am glad for the hotel's success, for they have worked hard, against all sort of odds. When the addition of a dining area on the second floor is complete, i think this will be truly ovely place. For now, though, you have equally good choices in better locations, perhaps around Sudder Street, or at one of the homestays you can find for Kolkata.

As I was leaving to get to the airport, the owner asked that I complete a feedback form. There are positives, and good things (mostly the staff and owner); he was already quite aware of my other "issues." Yet, desptie the good features,, I can't recommend the place to potential visitors, for now. And I wish before i reserved a room, that there had been a review with a bit more description of the reality I found. Read the refund policy carefully before sending your payment, which is required at time of booking. I don't think you get a refund in full no matter how far in advance you cancel. Note also that final payment must be in cash, which I found odd (not to mentino, inconveneint) considering that the intial payment at the time of booking from afar,on the internet, was done without cash.

The location has good access to the airport, as the main road out of town leaves from right in front of the hotel. It's about a 15 minute walk to the wonderful South Park Street Cemetery and farther onm to the Mother Teresa house.

I didnt have the breakfast, ;eavng early in them morning, but they were kind enough to provide a thermos of masala chai and plate biscutits. However, I would NOT have enjoyed a full breakfast in my cramped and mothballed room, for the above reasons.
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Date of stay: October 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Tim P wrote a review Mar 2015
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything about this hotel suited us. We booked at the last minute and had to move rooms once but nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The meals they offer are very good and there are some great eateries nearby. Do not miss out on the stylish Daawat E Shira or some of the more basic good value places across the road on the Circus.
If we needed advice or help with transport we got it. We will mos def return here. A word of warning there is no #233 Park St and the hotel is not quite on Park St! The map on the tripadvisor site shows you where it is. We found it very tricky the first time we visited.
Oh, and do not miss visiting the nearby cemetery.
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Date of stay: November 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dr Anshuman Das wrote a review Oct 2017
Kurseong, India, Asia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Located at park circus seven point crossing on the ground floor of an old building. Stuffy rooms packed with furniture.No way to keep windows open. Has 6 rooms. Bathrooms are just about adequate. No sunlight. Looks more like a hair dressers/spa/massage kind of a place. Only the staff are courteous. Wouldn't recommend this place .
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Boudewijn wrote a review Aug 2017
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm going to kill the friend that recommended this 'quirky boutique hotel' to me! This place is overpriced for what it is: dark, damp, musty and dusty. Dirty linens with stains and ripped. Bad smell in the bathroom. Claustrophobic feel to the rooms. Nothing bad about the staff though, their behavior was excellent.

Do not recommended staying here. I still get shivers thinking about this place. Hotel Ivory down the street might be a better option.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Somarghya D wrote a review Jul 2015
Bengaluru, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed there for three days in the month of December and would stay there again. Found the service excellent, the decoration was from a different era and the rooms where clean and airy with attention paid to every detail. The lady at the reception was very helpful along with the rest of the staff. The location could not be any better and the key city landmarks like the New Market, Victoria Memorial, Mother Terese's house are all within walking distance. If you are a foodie its ideal for you as the hotel is very close to Park Street where you find most of the wonderful cafe's and restaurant's of the city. Special thanks to the hotel staff and the hotel management for all the help and the traditional Bengali sweets at the end of our stay.
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Date of stay: December 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Susan P wrote a review Apr 2015
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were urged to choose our room from those available. It is the prefect location for tourist sights, many within walking distance. The staff made sure that we had enough information to be able to negotiate the city. We were always given help to find a taxi. We liked it so much that we stayed again on our way home.
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Date of stay: March 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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fahimooo asked a question Feb 2018
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nancy995 asked a question Jul 2015
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Do they have non smoking rooms?
Answer from Somarghya D
Bengaluru, India115 contributions59 helpful votes
All the rooms are non smoking. Dont worry just book your rooms and trust me you will be happy with their service.
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Gurgaon3 contributions2 helpful votes
I am an independent hotel reviewer. I am not a representative of the hotel. Please ask them. I am sure they can help.
Stephen099 wrote a tip Jan 2019
York, United Kingdom63 contributions30 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't even think about it"
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Himanshuaman441 wrote a tip Dec 2017
Chandigarh, India6 contributions16 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Deluxe rooms (105 and 106) are larger in size"
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NeenaG07 wrote a tip Jun 2017
Bengaluru, India130 contributions30 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are one floor,so really no choice."
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harineem wrote a tip Jun 2017
Chennai (Madras), India13 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The back room"
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eganli wrote a tip Feb 2017
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room in the back if you prefer it really quiet."
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₹2,588 - ₹3,674 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
OYO 16448 233 Park Street
LOCATION
IndiaWest BengalKolkata DistrictKolkata (Calcutta)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel 233 Park Street
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel 233 Park Street?
Nearby attractions include Sri Aurobindo Bhawan (0.1 km), Lower Circular Road Cemetery (0.1 km), and Scottish Cemetery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel 233 Park Street?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel 233 Park Street?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel 233 Park Street?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel 233 Park Street?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel 233 Park Street?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arsalan, Arsalan, and 8th Day Cafe & Bakery.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel 233 Park Street?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jorasanko Thakur Bari (4.7 km), Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre (4.8 km), and General Post Office (3.7 km).
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