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Hotel VIP Continental
Ranked #177 of 221 Hotels in Kolkata
Bengaluru, India
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Horrible, better avoided.”
Reviewed 30 August 2011

Had to change the hotel after the night that we spent there. Dingy rooms , bad layout, horrible staff. Chaos ruled everywhere. Had to ask for sheet change. Don't ask me how we landed here. Trust me on this by not trusting the taxi drivers who lead you for tips from the hotel. But the only hope here is that the locations in the proximity are good.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2011

Our time (2 nights) spent at Hotel VIP continental was a loosy experience. Given the price paid in semi-luxury room, I expected more compared to what we got :

--> staff kept asking tip each time them moved their little finger. I had to get them out of the room because they stood there, waiting to be tipped if they brought a water bottle

--> our room did not get cleaned at all during the whole 3 days we were there !!

--> the room smelled of cigarette and was extremely noisy. The staff told me concerning the cigarette smell that it was "air freshner" . Yeah, right.

--> The shower was not functionning properly. I have to use the bucket to shower.

--> the bed was not comfy : there was a wood board under the mattress, and no bed base

--> customer service was non existant. Only the nice doorman was nice and smiley all the time !

--> I had to phone the room service 3 times each morning to get breakfast. Service was way too long.

--> portions for the "complimentary" breakfast were ridiculously small.

--> we got charged for an extra day because we slight went over the noon checkout. That was truly not needed.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Bhubaneswar, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2011

If you can shell out Rs. 1500, you can probably afford Rs 2200 or so too.
Please goto VIP International which is about 50 metres down the same street. The difference is astonishing.
But if you are on a very strict budget, then I would strongly recommend you to carry the following items:-
1) Pair of slippers for the bathroom and even to move around in the room
2) 2 pairs of towels
3) Bed Sheets and Pillow Covers
4) Own toileteries

Washroom is a total disaster. Toilet wasnt clean, water kept getting pooled on the floor.
Few pluses:-
The room service is fairly good though. They have a working TV and a refrigerator. Air conditioner works fine.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Ahmedabad, India
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2011

I stayed on the same hotel on month of march. It was very horrible experience.

The quality ,cleannes of hotel was bad. Actualy hotel has own disco pub so i am not able sleep up to 1.00 am due to same.

The room service is ok but quality of room and toilet is very bad.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2011

We stayed in a nice room (I think it was deluxe). It was decorated nicely, and more importantly brand new. Make sure you get a new room. But hallways and common areas are not nice. I stayed at two mid-range hotels in Calcutta and was very disjointed with the value for these types of hotels. It’s really not worth trying to save $20 to stay in a mid-range place b/c they have no extras (nice restaurants, bars, concierge, breakfasts), and the rooms are just OK. The bathrooms are very basic. The problem with these buildings is that they’re very old. So unless it’s a nice hotel, the mid-range to cheap hotels will not put enough money in to upgrade the buildings (e.g. hallways, common areas, elevators, stairs, etc)

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel VIP Continental

Property: Hotel VIP Continental
Address: 40 Free School Street, Kolkata 700016, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Kolkata District > Kolkata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #177 of 221 Hotels in Kolkata
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,378 - ₹ 4,507
Number of rooms: 48
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