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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 sanitised 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 sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20-08-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
Updated 20-08-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 767 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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Full view
Property amenities
Valet parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre 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 Centre 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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Anjani M wrote a review Jun. 13
New Delhi, India1 contribution
The property is very nicely maintained and staff is very courteous and they maintain proper hygiene which is pretty much necessary in current pandemic situation I could have given more than five stars if it was feasible to rate above. In crux very comfortable stay feels like homely.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Krish Banik wrote a review Jun. 13
1 contribution
Many thanks for your cooperation yesterday & today.The Fresh Mango Cake was like a signature item and all the items in the Non-veg buffet were delicious & non-spicy-just as we had hoped they would be.Really appreciated the culinary experience.Even the buffet is always consistent and never ‘hit or miss’. The customer service mindset of Mr.Anand Rawat of Lalit Loyalty department always stands out and thanks to him,I am really enjoying the program both dining out at Alfresco during& ordering in.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
VARGAB D wrote a review Jun. 6
1 contribution
Clean and safe place to eat breakfast, social distancing is maintained and all people're wearing masks. Good hospitality and warm services from all staffs. We'll come again for sure. We would definitely recommend this hotel. It has ticked all the safety precautions during Covid-19. Sanitizers could be found everywhere, Staffs wore face masks and plastic gloves 100% of the time.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Dilip Mishra, General Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Guest, Namaskar! Thank you very much for sharing your detailed feedback about the hotel , staff and safety measures. We are always committed to provide the highest standard of safety, security to our guests. Specially during these challenging times, adhering to the best practices of providing well sanitized and safe environment to our esteemed guests, has been on our top priority. Your appreciation and motivating words helps our team to go extra miles in providing the best of services. We look forward to your next visit . Warm regards Dilip
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ashutosh k wrote a review Jun. 6
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an awesome 3 days/2 nights stay at Lalit☺️ We booked with family and friends to celebrate my birthday and we really had a great time there. Other than the amenities and the perfect view from our beautiful room, what we truly appreciated the most was the treatment we received from all the staff. They are so welcoming and everyone was smiling and greeting you, it made our stay really wonderful. Also, thank you to the manager on duty (Chandra) he helped us a lot when we faced a minor setback. He even called the next day to check if everything was okay already. Kudos to everyone and see you again soon 😊
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Dilip Mishra, General Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Mr Ashutosh, Namaskar! Thank you so much for all your appreciative words on this platform. We are grateful to you and your family for choosing our hotel on your Birthday and giving us a chance to showcase best of our product and services. Chandra our duty manager is humbled with your feedback. We keep improvising our product and services to ensure our guests get the latest and the best. Me and my team are all set to welcome you back again. Look forward to your next visit. Warm regards Dilip
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Nibzz wrote a review May 2021
Singapore3 contributions2 helpful votes
I had a 9 day stay in the Lalit, converted as a satellite covid facility by AMRI. Big spacious room. The service and attention was impeccable. They made food for me as per my taste and we're always available when required. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Rodney G, General Manager at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Ma'am, Namaskar! We hope you are recovering well and all set to bounce back to normal life. We thank you for your appreciation about our rooms and services. We look forward to welcoming you to our heritage hotel to relish our unmatched services and culinary offerings. Me and my team wishes you a safe and healthy life. Regards Dilip
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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 K. C. Das Grandson Pvt. Ltd.
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 centre?
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.