Fodor's Expert Review Taj Bengal
34B Belvedere Rd., Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700027, India Fodor's Choice
A fusion of traditional and contemporary Indian aesthetics, this hotel on the edge of the city center comes with spectacular views of the Maidan and the Victoria Memorial. Modern Indian art, artifacts (including terra-cotta reliefs), and antiques are showcased throughout the building. Rooms, which you access via quiet triangular atriums, are essentially Western, with Eastern accents and Indian prints. Ask for a pool-facing room, which provides a wonderful view of the Memorial.
- gorgeous lobby with a well-stocked tea lounge, very good location
- like many hotels in this class, the lobby is more impressive than the rooms
- service can be inconsistent
- coffee-shop's food sometimes just so-so
Rate Includes: No meals