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The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata

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Sudder Street, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700016 India
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#54 of 814 hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Housed in a 1783 building with a colonial-era vibe, this memorabilia-filled heritage boutique hotel is located in the heart of the city with only minutes' walk to the Indian Museum and a 6-minute stroll to the nearest underground metro station. It’s also 2.3 km from the landmark Victoria Memorial and it’s park . The rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary perks include full English and Indian breakfast and parking. Other meals (including afternoon tea) are offered in the Imperial dining room, as well as on a terrace balcony on the 1st Floor . There's also a relaxed guest lounge and a garden café .
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Dennis P wrote a review Mar. 2020
Montrose, United Kingdom28968 contributions466 helpful votes
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This was the last dinner that our Explore Worldwide group had in India and I don't think we could have gone to a better hotel. This is a fabulous place with all the memorabilia on the walls upstairs of the old movie stars that would have graced the dining tables 50 - 60 years ago. The hotel was here since 1783 and is now a heritage building which has retained it's colonial charm. It is like walking through a museum upstairs furnished with beautiful colonial style couches, chairs, tables and lamps and paintings on the walls and photos of some famous guests from over the years including Partick Swayze, Felicity Kendall, Tom Stoppard, Julie Christie, Sting and Michael Palin. The staff were very friendly and encouraged us to visit the upstairs to look at the splendour therein. I had an excellent dinner although service was a bit slow and I had to ask for my lime sode three times. I had leek and potato soup which although tasty was watery and not creamy as I thought it would be. A very generous helping of chicken fried rice I did not quite manage to finish. A fresh lime soda and a diet coke were my drinks. I can't believe I didn't have my usual Kingfisher beer for my last night ?? The bill was just short of £6 - very good value.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from ELGIN GUEST RELATIONS, Owner at The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata
Responded Mar. 30, 2020
Dear Sir ! On behalf of the entire team from The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata (Calcutta), we thank you for your feedback ! It was indeed very heartfelt of you to give such a warm and genuine detailed review and we are indeed grateful! Housed in a 1783 building with a colonial-era vibe, this memorabilia-filled, family-run hotel is a minutes' walk from the Indian Museum and a 6-minute stroll from the nearest metro station. It’s also 2.3 km from the landmark Victoria Memorial. The rooms feature free Wi-Fi, plus flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, and tea and coffee making facilities. Other meals (including afternoon tea) are offered in the Imperial dining room, as well as on a terrace. There's also a relaxed guest lounge and a garden patio. The property has a generator for backup power. My warmest regards, Mr Rabindra Nath Pal, General Manager, The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata 13A, Sudder Street, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016 Telephone: +91- 033 2252 1510 The Elgin Central Reservations - +91-33-40646300 Email- reservations@elginhotels.com
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robertjoosth wrote a review Mar. 2020
Soest, The Netherlands202 contributions104 helpful votes
We stayed just one night in this lovely hotel. We booked for two nights, but had to leave earlier because of the corona-curfew on sunday 22nd and our rescheduled flight to Delhi to catch the connecting flight to Europe. Management refused any refund for the skipped second night. Well, OK, they stood in their rights and we were the only guests so they probably did not have a good week, but still.....they nade a false start in my opinion. Electricity was off (only in our room) from check in (2.30pm) to evening (6.45pm), due to rewiring outside. The reception staff knew about all this, but did not warn us upon check in, should have offered us another room. No excuses were made when I went down to make a friendly complaint. Also the dining room was not available, because maintenance-workers. We had dinner in the garden. The dinner was fine, and we left the next day after a great breakfast. Maybe too short a stay to give a full review, but long enough to see and feel there is a lot to gain in customer centric-attitude!p and behaviour.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ELGIN GUEST RELATIONS, Owner at The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata
Responded Mar. 30, 2020
Dear Sir ! On behalf of the entire team from The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata (Calcutta), I sincerely apologise to you for the inconvenience caused to you during your stay with us . I have made a note of your helpful feedback and i have made the necessary corrections so the same mistakes are not repeated for our future guests . Should you need assistance with your refund please feel free to contact me anytime after the coronal curfew is lifted which should be the 15th of April hopefully . My contact details are below for your ready reference. As you are aware ! The Elgin heritage hotel chain run by the Oberoi family of hoteliers has recently acquired the property and please be rest assured that as this iconic hotel is passed down from the Smith family to the Oberoi family all efforts will be made to restore and refurbish the property with all modern amenities yet keeping in mind the colonial ambience and aesthetics . The idea and aim is to strike the right balance between the yester years and the modern contemporary world, and so we envision to bring back this colonial beauty back to life as a boutique heritage hotel with all its history and glory. Housed in a 1783 building with a colonial-era vibe, this memorabilia-filled, family-run hotel is a minutes' walk from the Indian Museum and a 6-minute stroll from the nearest metro station. It’s also 2.3 km from the landmark Victoria Memorial. The rooms feature free Wi-Fi, plus flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, and tea and coffee making facilities.Complimentary perks include full English breakfast and parking. Other meals (including afternoon tea) are offered in a dining room, as well as on a terrace. There's also a relaxed guest lounge and a garden patio. The property has a generator for backup power. My warmest regards, Mr Rabindra Nath Pal, General Manager, The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata 13A, Sudder St, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016 Telephone: +91- 33 2252 1510 The Elgin Central Reservations - +91-33-40646300 Email- reservations@elginhotels.com
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beadfreak wrote a review Mar. 2020
Perth, Australia437 contributions95 helpful votes
My daughter and I visited here for lunch and it had a lovely relaxed ambience. The lunch was very tasty and the drinks were good. I stayed here twice when Violet was alive and loved it. Her presence is sadly missed by all it is not the same.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from ELGIN GUEST RELATIONS, Owner at The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata
Responded Mar. 30, 2020
Dear Sir ! On behalf of the entire team from The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata (Calcutta), we thank you for your feedback ! It was indeed very heartfelt of you to give such a warm and genuine detailed review and we are indeed grateful! Housed in a 1783 building with a colonial-era vibe, this memorabilia-filled, family-run hotel is a minutes' walk from the Indian Museum and a 6-minute stroll from the nearest metro station. It’s also 2.3 km from the landmark Victoria Memorial. The rooms feature free Wi-Fi, plus flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, and tea and coffee making facilities. Other meals (including afternoon tea) are offered in the Imperial dining room, as well as on a terrace. There's also a relaxed guest lounge and a garden patio. The property has a generator for backup power. My warmest regards, Mr Rabindra Nath Pal, General Manager, The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata 13A, Sudder Street, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016 Telephone: +91- 033 2252 1510 The Elgin Central Reservations - +91-33-40646300 Email- reservations@elginhotels.com
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Kem1609 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom48 contributions23 helpful votes
This is a good hotel which makes the most of its history and celebrity links: photos and letters from a range of guests over the years decorate all the walls. The staff are courteous and helpful and the more expensive rooms are excellent value for their comfort and decor. The breakfast is great with a range of food well presented in the 'open' dining area, staff are courteous and helpful. The hotel does not serve alcohol. The balcony sitting area is good to relax and unwind and the courtyard serves a good afternoon tea. This is generally a stay that is in a central location and an experience with quirky touches reminiscent of a particular time in India’s past.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from ELGIN GUEST RELATIONS, Owner at The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata
Responded Mar. 30, 2020
Dear Sir ! On behalf of the entire team from The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata (Calcutta), we thank you for feedback ! We are happy to know of your feedback and we would like you to know that we envision to positively breathe life back into our property and bring about the much needed positive transformation that a vibrant city such as Kolkata (Calcutta) deserves ! As you are aware ! The Elgin heritage hotel chain run by the Oberoi family of hoteliers has recently acquired the property and please be rest assured that as this iconic hotel is passed down from the Smith family to the Oberoi family all efforts will be made to restore and refurbish the property with all modern amenities yet keeping in mind the colonial ambience and aesthetics . The idea and aim is to strike the right balance between the yester years and the modern contemporary world, and so we envision to bring back this colonial beauty back to life as a boutique heritage hotel with all its history and glory. Housed in a 1783 building with a colonial-era vibe, this memorabilia-filled, family-run hotel is a minutes' walk from the Indian Museum and a 6-minute stroll from the nearest metro station. It’s also 2.3 km from the landmark Victoria Memorial. The rooms feature free Wi-Fi, plus flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, and tea and coffee making facilities.Complimentary perks include full English breakfast and parking. Other meals (including afternoon tea) are offered in a dining room, as well as on a terrace. There's also a relaxed guest lounge and a garden patio. The property has a generator for backup power. My warmest regards, Mr Rabindra Nath Pal, General Manager, The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata 13A, Sudder St, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016 Telephone: +91- 33 2252 1510 The Elgin Central Reservations - +91-33-40646300 Email- reservations@elginhotels.com
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milksop wrote a review Feb. 2020
Windsor, United Kingdom102 contributions76 helpful votes
It’s a shame that The Fair Lawn still has no licence, especially as it has upgraded its sitting out areas so well. The renovation here is slow, of course it must retain some of its old eccentricity but though they mop from noon to night they don’t really clean. The cheaper are good value but the newly renovated rooms are expensive in comparison with other hotels in town.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ELGIN GUEST RELATIONS, Owner at The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata
Responded Mar. 30, 2020
Dear Sir/ Madam! On behalf of the entire team from The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata (Calcutta), I would like to apologise to you that we couldnt serve your beer, we have applied for our alcohol license and we should have it soon to enable us to serve beer once again. Once again we thank you for feedback and we would like you to know that we envision to positively breathe life back into our property and bring about the much needed positive transformation that a vibrant city such as Kolkata (Calcutta) deserves ! Housed in a 1783 building with a colonial-era vibe, this memorabilia-filled, family-run hotel is a minutes' walk from the Indian Museum and a 6-minute stroll from the nearest metro station. It’s also 2.3 km from the landmark Victoria Memorial. The rooms feature free Wi-Fi, plus flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, and tea and coffee making facilities.Complimentary perks include full English breakfast and parking. Other meals (including afternoon tea) are offered in a dining room, as well as on a terrace. There's also a relaxed guest lounge and a garden patio. The property has a generator for backup power. My warmest regards, Mr Rabindra Nath Pal, General Manager, The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata 13A, Sudder St, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016 Telephone: +91- 33 2252 1510 The Elgin Central Reservations - +91-33-40646300 Email- reservations@elginhotels.com
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IndiaWest BengalKolkata DistrictKolkata (Calcutta)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata
Which popular attractions are close to The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata?
Nearby attractions include Sunshine (0.1 km), New Market (0.2 km), and Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata?
Conveniently located restaurants include Baan Thai, ThreeSixtyThree°, and Blue Sky Cafe.
Does The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Kolkata (Calcutta).
Are any cleaning services offered at The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre (3.2 km), General Post Office (1.6 km), and Fort William (1.5 km).
Is The Elgin Fairlawn, Kolkata accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.