The stunning Oberoi Grand is a 125-year-old, 5-star heritage hotel housed in an beautiful building that boasts a fascinating neo-classical facade and majestic pillared entrance which offers a blend of Victorian and traditional Indian architecture that represents the city’s colonial history. It’s the place to stay if you’re looking for something really special, with a convenient location in the main business and shopping district of the city, that would suit the business or leisure traveller.
Inspired by the hotel’s architecture, its rooms take on a classical interior design that features neutral walls, luxurious cream-coloured drapes, dark-wood furniture including four-poster beds, fabric lamps and art work depicting Indian scenes. All rooms offer the following amenities: 32-inch LCD TV, DVD player, satellite channels, WI-Fi, a mini bar and a well-appointed bathroom with a basket of Ayurvedic toiletries.
Kolkata offers a distinct cultural blend of architecture, museums, shops, markets and landmarks. Highlights include the Maidan, an enormous park where people gather day and night; Raj Bhavan, the former residence of the British Viceroy; the Indian Museum with its excellent collection of art and the Shantiniketan, to name a few. Feeling weary? Head back to the hotel for a swim in its outdoor pool. Eaten too much curry? The hotel has a great gym, or golf, horse riding, squash and tennis are a 15-minute drive away.
Head to La Terrasse, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant that offers a range of international cuisine as well as a buffet for breakfast and lunch. Baan Thai serves delicious Thai food for lunch and dinner, while Chowringhee Bar is the place to relax with friends before or after dinner over a selection of fine wines, beers, spirits and cigars. There’s also a pool bar serving light meals and drinks.
15 Jawahar Lal Nehru RoadCalcutta 700013West BengalIndia