The third largest metropolitan city in India, Kolkata has a rich cultural diversity. It has several significant tourist attractions which make it popular among travelers throughout the year.
Kolkata was the capital of India under the British rule which made it an important commercial and cultural hub. The British influence is also one of the reasons why there are so many colonial buildings in the city.
If you have never been to Kolkata before and want to witness the Durga Puja festival, then head to the city during the month of October – November. Anyone who is yet to book the rooms, can try one of these 5-star hotels in Kolkata. They are known for being the top luxurious hotels in Kolkata.
The Oberoi Grand
The chain of Oberoi Group of hotels is known for their excellent hospitality and amazing suites and facilities. The Oberoi Grand hotel was earlier called as the Grand hotel only and it is situated in the heart of the city – Jawaharlal Nehru Road. The building is pretty popular as it was also there during the British rule, hence the infrastructure is colonial. You can either enjoy the decor of your luxury room or opt for a luxurious dining experience at the authentic Thai restaurant of the hotel. It also has a colonial style bar for all the aficionados of alcohol. So, if you want to revel in the luxury of this hotel, the booking for a single room starts at INR 14,875.
The Taj Bengal hotel is located on the Belvedere Road, Alipore in Kolkata and is in close proximity to the Alipore Zoological Gardens. The luxurious rooms of this hotel are known to be clean and have every amenity you will need. From a coffeemaker to minibars and yoga mats as well, both the rooms and suites of the hotel have every amenity and are decorated by professionals. There are 8 in-house restaurants in the hotel which serve everything from Mediterranean to Chinese cuisines. You can also rejuvenate yourself in the hotel’s spa and an outdoor pool. If you want to book a room at this hotel, the prices start at INR 13,000.
ITC Sonar Kolkata
If you want a great hotel experience, then ITC Sonar has some of the best rooms and suites which are nothing short of magnificent. The hotel is located at a distance of just 8 km from the Indian Museum and it is also surrounded by gardens on all the sides. You will not only be living in the top hotel in the city but also get to revel in the beauty of nature. Victoria Memorial is also in close proximity as it is located at a distance of 10 km from the hotel. Room service in the hotel is exceptional and there is a ladies only floor as well in the hotel. You can dine at one of the 5 restaurants of the hotel. The restaurants offer Asian cuisine and there is a separate bakery as well. Booking for rooms in this hotel starts at INR 12,000!
Novotel Hotel and Residences
Another 5-star hotel, Novotel is situated in the Newtown suburb of the city. The hotel is situated in close proximity to the metro station. Axis Mall is located across the street from the hotel and it is also a 15-minute walk from the famous Rabindra Tirtha Cultural center. You can either book upmarket rooms and suites in the hotel or go for their comfortable apartments. While the rooms and suites offer you a range of amenities from flat TV to coffeemakers, the apartments also have an additional kitchenette. The hotel has around 3 refined restaurants and 2 bars as well. You can stay in this hotel with your family as well. The price for a single room starts at INR 10,000.
So, if you want to explore this beautiful city luxuriously, start by booking a hotel that is known for providing the best services and amenities.