This is an urban resort, floating on the River Hooghly only 100 yards from the shore. The River Hooghly is a centre-point of Indian history and the hotel brings back that history in all its splendour, harking back to a time when Calcutta was in her finest glory. The 61-room floating hotel is based on the concept of combining the best qualities of a luxury cruise ship with the beauty of a world-class hotel permanently anchored in the city centre of Kolkata. The grounds consist of a promenade walkway by the river, a beautifully landscaped garden, centrally air-conditioned reception areas with a 24-hour reception desk, open-air banquet halls and a promenade deck. The hotel also provides a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, a cloakroom, lift access, a hairdressing salon, a TV lounge, conference facilities, Internet access (fees apply) and a car park. For dining and drinks, guests can enjoy the on-site bar, restaurant and night club. Room and laundry services are on offer as well (fees apply for both).
This hotel is located in the heart of the city and is very close to the major business districts and the tourist attractions of Kolkata, such as the Kolkata High Court, which was founded in 1757 and was the original Supreme Court of India. Other nearby attractions include the Town Hall, Central Secretariat Building and the world-famous Eden Gardens, which is an international centre for the sport of cricket. The hotel is 15 minutes from the Howrah railway station and a 20-minute drive from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, which is about 18 km away.
All rooms have state-of-the-art facilities, including central air conditioning, 24-hour Internet access and the world-class amenities which business travellers and tourists expect of a global hotel. Every room has a breathtaking view of the river and the city, due to the hotel's riverside location. Each room has a private bathroom with a shower and bathtub. Among many others, room amenities include direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.
The hotel has a new billiards and snooker room, sauna and steam room (fees apply for all). Guests may also make use of the new table tennis room and gym. For a fee, guests may relax with a massage.
The 24-hour multi-cuisine coffee shop and the specialty restaurant are located on the top deck, where guests can dine by candle light, on the river under the stars.
All major credit cards, such as American Express, MasterCard and VISA, are accepted by the hotel.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV