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The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata

1 2 & 3 Old Court House Street, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700069 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 21/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 901 hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Asia's first luxury hotel, The Lalit Great Eastern is a heritage landmark located in the main business and shopping district of Kolkata. Restored and renovated over a period of seven years, the hotel holds the distinction of being the longest continuously operating hotel for 165 years. Built in 1841 as Auckland Hotel, it has been referred to as the 'Jewel of the East' and the 'Best Hotel East of the Suez'. Over the years, the hotel has been the favourite haunt of royalty and celebrities from across the world. The Lalit Great Eastern, now restored to its original glory, is an amalgamation of the styles of 3 different eras of history - Victorian, Edwardian and Contemporary, reflected in Heritage Block 1, Heritage Block 2 and the New Block respectively. The original Heritage Block radiates the charm of the British Colonial Era, while the Modern Block incorporates a contemporary look and feel. These blocks have been seamlessly connected despite their distinct character and decor.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Paid wifi
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Soundproof rooms
Bottled water
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi


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Shantanu A wrote a review Today
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Ordered a birthday cake from Lalit kolkata for my wife. The cake was designed as per requirement . Rima was excellent in coordinating till end of delivery. The cake tasted absolutely wornderful . Very good work done by chef Ayan on this . I would love to thank Rima and Ayan to make my wife birthday a memorable one .
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Akanksha wrote a review Yesterday
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So I had a great experience of leisure & pleasure at this heritage property. Warmly welcomed by mrs.bose at the bakery with quick bites and most alluring chit chats over tea . The food indeed was economical , palatable and had a great portion size .The old word charm can be felt while taking a tour of the property & very well explained by Mrs bose. Mr.gupta was always there to make me comfortable and feel at ease at this heritage property. On arrival at the spa we were welcomed by the detox tea which was really refreshing .the spa therapist was really professional and had absolutely relaxing body scrub and head massage.it was really soothing after the tiresome weekend of puja.I would recommend everyone to be a part of this heritage property whenever they come to Kolkata. I'm planning a staycation soon ! More details sooner on my next review.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Chandan & Anjana wrote a review 17 Oct
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Had a great buffet on Ashtami. Amitava and Agniva guided us through some good times. The food was awesome. The spread had varieties. Ambience was just superb. The sweets at village market was an excellent idea. Thanks.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Abhishek Dasgupta wrote a review 15 Oct
1 contribution
Every food was perfect. The Risotto gambroni was the best risotto I ever had. And Biswanath left no scope to devoid us of thr best service a man visiting a restaurant could expect. The cocktails were awesome. And so was the food.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Pankaj P wrote a review 15 Oct
New Delhi, India8 contributions2 helpful votes
If you want to experience heritage with the luxury you won't find a better one in Kolkata. The staff is extremely helpful and if you are visiting during Durga Puja you would get delicious cuisine. The hotel has maintained the history dated back in 1800 and you would still see the reminiscent preversed here.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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US$87 - US$197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Great Eastern Hotel
IndiaWest BengalKolkata DistrictKolkata (Calcutta)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
Which popular attractions are close to The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Nearby attractions include St. John's Church (0.3 km), General Post Office (0.5 km), and Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Yes, secured parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alfresco, The Bakery at the Lalit Great Eastern, and The Chutney Co..
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Kolkata (Calcutta).
Are any cleaning services offered at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.