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“Quite a Sham”
Review of Park Palace Hotel

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Park Palace Hotel
Ranked #143 of 221 Hotels in Kolkata
India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Quite a Sham”
Reviewed 7 December 2008

I had originally booked myself to stay in this hotel for a longer period but made up my mind to move out after just one night as soon as I entered my room for the very first time. The hotel is definitely not a two star, right from the shady entrance to the quality of the room and its amenities, everything is in a really bad condition. The light switches are old maybe belonging to the 60s, the air conditioner is a 70s model too, the tv's an old 14 inch from the early 90s and so is the rest of the furniture in the room. The bathroom's the worst i have ever seen in every respect. The staff is rude and the night was a disaster with the hotel staff deciding to clean the place in the middle of the night. The walls of the room are really thin and as a result there was terrible noise coming of their shouting and slamming room doors the whole night. All in all a terrible experience right from check in to check out. I wouldn't recommend this hotel at its current price to anyone.

  • Liked — the food
  • Disliked — the room and in its interiors
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 December 2007

I stayed at the Park Palace Hotel for a month in November 2007 while in Kolkata for business.

Park Palace is right on the shopping street of Gariahat Road - literally one minute from the upscale apartment store 'Pantools' and close to a wide range of restaurants. Two very good restaurants with no connection to the hotel are in the same complex . The hotel’s own room service restaurant was also relatively cheap and had some nice food.

My room was in good condition with three hotel employees cleaning my room every day.The room was very spacious containing a bedroom, a bathroom and a separate section with chairs and a table. All in tasteful designs. Located at the fifth floor (the hotel only has rooms on 4th and 5th floor) the room was quiet.

The staff was very friendly and service minded - right from the cleaners to the receptionists. I would definitely stay there again. Of course it is not the Hyatt. But it is fairly close. And that’s for one-tenth of the price. Recommended very highly indeed.

  • Liked — friendly atmosphere - spacious rooms
  • Disliked — no internet access
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled on business
    • Value
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    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2007

This hotel was a hovel. It is dirty beyond belief. The pictures I have do not do the dirt justice, only in the light can you see how bad it is.

The bottom sheet was a single sheet on a queen sized bed and didn't cover the mattress. The walls, sheets, pillows, eiderdown, floors everything were filthy. If it were cleaned it wouldn't be too bad, but clearly they do not consider it necessary to clean the hotel at all.

Check out the bathroom. You can't see the dirt on the shower curtain, but I made sure I didn't touch it.

We had booked and paid for three night, but left the next day. The only reason we didn't leave immediately was that we were very tired after a long day of traveling and it was late. Sleep in the street, it's cleaner.

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Additional Information about Park Palace Hotel

Property: Park Palace Hotel
Address: 49/2 Gariahat Road | Singhi Villa, Kolkata 700019, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #143 of 221 Hotels in Kolkata
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,995 - ₹ 2,768
Hotel Class:3 star — Park Palace Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Park Palace Hotel Kolkata, West Bengal

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