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“Service in the restaurant”
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The Lindsay
Ranked #44 of 235 Hotels in Kolkata
Reviewed 12 June 2012

I'm living now for 3 years in Kolkata and went from time to time to the rooftop restaurant. It is very close to New Market where we buy our fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately the service is coming to a level where it is not more acceptable for me. At first they wanted to shift me to another table in the almost empty restaurant because some Indians wanted to sit there then the service took far more than Indian standard waiting time. And finally they charge prices which you don't expect from Kolkata for the medium quality of food. So it is a nice tourist place but it is not India there are better places.

Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Thelindsaykolkata, Guest Relations Manager at The Lindsay, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

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Reviewed 18 February 2012

Reception a bit unfriendly.They like the money upfront on arrival.The rooms are clean with nice bathrooms and of a higher grade than most of the other hotels in the area.Breakfast was good.But it's a pretty soulless place and you'd be much better off at the Fairlawn Hotel which is family owned,eccentric and friendly and a good place to relax..for less money.Or try the Ashreem Hotel to stay in very cheaply and use the Fairlawn to chill out/have a drink,use wi-fi etc.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Thelindsaykolkata, Guest Relations Manager at The Lindsay, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Dear Guest,

Greetings from The Lindsay, Kolkata!!!

We are glad that you spent your valuable time to review us. Thank you for your feedback.

Have a nice day.

Warm regards

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Reviewed 31 December 2011

We stayed in this hotel for four nights(02 nights on way & 02 nights on return from Kerala).
I simply dont understand why the room rate is so high (6,330 Rs for a night in double bedroom. We had to ask several times for toiletries, towels,etc. The area for buffet breakfast is so small that you get no place to sit if you are a bit late. They also serve breakfast very late. We were supposed to leave at 0700hrs and I had informed them earlier so that we can get some packed breakfast at least. But after a long waiting they gave just 02 pieces bread with small amount of jam! Simply horrible!
During the second part of our stay the lady in the reception told me that we had been upgraded to a junior suite. But we find the room just a little bigger and there was water logging in the washroom. The last part of horrible story.... at night we saw rats running inside our room!

Room Tip: No idea about the real good room
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Ikramul7
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Thelindsaykolkata, Guest Relations Manager at The Lindsay, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Dear Guest,

Greetings from The Lindsay, Kolkata!!!

We are glad that you spent your valuable time to review us. Thank you for your feedback.

Have a nice day.

Warm regards

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Reviewed 25 November 2011

This wsn't our first choice; we were shifted here as a business delegation at our Hotel of choice fell ill after a business dinner, and hence could not vacate their rooms.

The Hotel is situated in a crowded market area, and you are likely to cause a traffic jam in the short while it takes to disembark from the cab and remove your luggage.
The area becomes quite deserted (and shady) after about 9 p.m.
Access to the reception is via a rickety lift. The individual at the check-in desk seemed overwhelmed by several guests with problems, and could not locate our reservation.
With some difficulty, we were given 'suites', and believe me, they were quite a joke.

Access was through a series of maze like series of steps.
The suites had a reasonable view, but were quite frankly pathetic.
Linen was tatty, old, threadbare and not too clean.The bathroom door could be closed only from inside (not from the bedroom), the shower cubicle is barely enough to accommodate a 'man of stature', supplies were basic stuff.

Breakfast was adequate, although the chairs looked so delicate that I was afraid to sit on them. Maybe they're designed to pre-empt overeating...3 eggs and down you go :-)

Room Tip: Upper floor rooms have a view overlooking the Hooghly & Victoria Memorial.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank Trips56
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Thelindsaykolkata, Guest Relations Manager at The Lindsay, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Dear Guest,

Greetings from The Lindsay, Kolkata!!!

We are glad that you spent your valuable time to review us. Thank you for your feedback.

Have a nice day.

Warm regards

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Reviewed 18 November 2011

we stayed here in this hotel in 2 occasions while traveling to Delhi.It is very close proximity of all city areas.It is suitable for specially business people and families too.
Good buffet breakfast.

Room Tip: Inner rooms are more calm and quite.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Thelindsaykolkata, Guest Relations Manager at The Lindsay, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Dear Guest,

Greetings from The Lindsay, Kolkata!!!

We are glad that you spent your valuable time to review us. Thank you for your feedback.

Have a nice day.

Warm regards

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Additional Information about The Lindsay

Address: Lindsay Street | Opp New Market, Kolkata 700087, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 235 Hotels in Kolkata
Price Range: ₹ 4,836 - ₹ 7,286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lindsay 3*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the vibrant heart of the city centre, both literally and culturally, this is where modern day Kolkata throbs & this is also where Calcutta, the erstwhile Capital of India still lives…. This 70 Room boutique hotel offers a lovely view of the majestic Victoria Memorial Hall on one side and the heritage building of Sir Stuart Hogg Market (New Market) on the other; and all the major shopping plazas & multiplexes, Corporate & Government offices and Consulates are within a close 2-3 km. Experience a relaxing, exciting and memorable stay at ‘The Lindsay’. In its tastefully decorated 70 plush Executive Rooms, Heritage Rooms & Suites with the feel & visuals of a bygone era, yet offering the most comfortable and practical amenities for modern day business traveler ensure a relaxing and memorable stay. 24 hrs room service With a glimpse into the rich history & cultural heritage of the City built into every nook & corner of the hotel, the atmosphere at ‘The Lindsay’ is a tribute to Calcutta’s legendary charm, its luminaries, its warmth, its amazing food, the iconic buildings & institutions…..! ... more   less 
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