10 Best Spots For Staycation In Kolkata, West Bengal - Updated 2024

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Kolkata, previously called Calcutta is the capital city of the Indian state of West Bengal. The city is famous for its innumerable art galleries, cultural festivals, and colonial architecture. Also known as the City of Joy, Kolkata houses the Missionaries of Charity’s headquarters called Mother House, which was founded by Mother Teresa. It is also a great destination for foodies and famous for its restaurants and street foods. Fishing spots in Kolkata sure are popular too! With plenty of things to do and romantic places to visit, you’re bound to have a blast. Apart from all these, the city also boasts plush accommodations featuring plenty of amenities, making it ideal for staycations. If you are in pursuit of one, read on to know about the best spots for staycation in Kolkata, West Bengal.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 19, 2024.

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1. The Oberoi Grand Kolkata (from USD 120)

Looking for the best staycation package in Kolkata? Expect to be treated like a celebrity and avail of world-class service at Kolkata’s The Oberoi Grand Kolkata. It enjoys a strategic location in the city and is only a stone’s throw from the main business district and the famous New Market. Avail a string of modern facilities like a modern gym, spa, and an outdoor swimming pool.

The plush hotel also offers free parking space, four on-site dining options, free Wi-Fi access, and 24-hour room service. It is about 3 km (1.86 mi) from the Sealdah train station while the Howrah Railway station is just about 6 km (3.72 mi) away. Since the hotel is in a great location, you can easily explore the interesting places and join the short tours around.

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Sumit
Kolkata

Check out the Indian Museum, which is just a few minutes away from the Oberoi Grand.

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If you are planning a stay at this luxurious hotel during a visit to the City of Joy, don't miss visiting the nearby New Market, which is one of the oldest markets in the country. Whenever I have visited the place, the clock tower has always made me fondly reminisce about the city's rich culture and spellbinding architecture dating back to the colonial era. The market is best known for selling anything and everything under the sun at reasonable prices.  Make sure you put your best bargaining game on when you are here! After spending an eventful day of shopping, a customary visit to the centuries-old bakery, Nahoums and Sons, is a must for me. Don't forget to dig into the rum balls before you pick up a plum cake from here, especially if you are visiting around Christmas time. 

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Kolkata

Me, surrounded by clothes at Sunshine

Once you are done exploring all the nooks and crannies of New Market just behind the hotel, head to Sudder Street, an unassuming lane adjacent to the Indian Museum. On your way, you will come across a number of pavement stalls selling thrift clothes as cheap as 100 INR. Don't hesitate to browse through their collection as you might just come across some unique pieces. I have, more than once!

Once you reach Sudder Street, you will find several cute stores selling bohemian-chic attires, accessories, and even home decor items. My trusted corner here is Sunshine. They have a huge collection and I always end up buying more than my intention. But, make sure that you bargain hard.

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The Oberoi Grand Kolkata

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 15 Jawaharlal Nehru Road
6.1 km (3.8 mi) from Church of Our Lady of Vailankani

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

2. The Rajbari Bawali (from USD 121)

You can relish delicious buffet and continental breakfast every morning while staying at The Rajbari Bawali. Enjoy a plethora of amenities here including a garden, a shared lounge, outdoor pool, a kids’ playground, and a restaurant while staying here. The accommodation also provides free Wi-Fi access, room service, airport transfers, and a 24-hour front desk. In-room amenities include a desk, a private bathroom, a sun terrace, and air conditioning. Guests can indulge in indoor games like darts and billiards during their free time. The famous Kalighat Kali Temple is about 28 km (17.39 mi) from here.

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This restored Zamindar property is a treat to sore eyes, and there are plenty of things to do if you decide to stay in. However, if you are a history buff like me and would like to explore some of the nearby attractions just like I did during my stay here, you can visit Achipur nestled on the harboring banks of the Ganges. Achipur, which is credited as being the first Chinese settlement in India, is known for its famous Chinese temple. I love the architecture of the holy place, which is suffused with the quintessential flavors of China. I also make sure I enjoy a boat ride on the river right after, or spend some quiet time at the Budge Budge Ferry Ghat while watching ships sail away in the distance.

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The Rajbari Bawali

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: The Rajbari Bawali South 24 Parganas Near Bawali High School
23.58 km (14.7 mi) from Church of Our Lady of Vailankani

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace

3. Hyatt Regency Kolkata (from USD 62)

Hyatt Regency Kolkata is located in the Salt Lake City of Kolkata and is just 1 km (0.62 mi) from Apollo Hospital. The hotel boasts ultra-modern rooms, on-site restaurants, an outdoor pool, a spa, and free private parking space. The rooms are well-decorated and feature a TV with satellite channels, a desk, a minibar, and en suite private bathroom fitted with a bathtub, a rain shower, a hairdryer, and free toiletries. Facilities like travel desk, business center, shops, a 24-hour front desk, room service, on-site restaurants, and Wi-Fi access are also provided here. Hyatt Regency is about 20 minutes to Netaji Chandra Bose International Airport by car.

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Anupama

Anupama
Kolkata

Try authentic Italian cuisine at the hotel's in-house La Cucina restaurant.

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Hyatt Regency Kolkata

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: JA-1 Sector III, Salt Lake City
5.28 km (3.3 mi) from Church of Our Lady of Vailankani

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

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4. Ibiza The Fern Resort & Spa, Kolkata (from USD 72)

Enjoy gourmet continental, Chinese, and Indian dishes at the on-site restaurant of Ibiza. The resort features lush greenery to ensure a tranquil stay and offers an array of useful facilities including a swimming pool, private parking space, a nightclub, and a fitness center. Guests can also stay online always as the resort offers complimentary Wi-Fi access. The air-conditioned rooms are well-furnished with a TV with satellite channels, a phone, and a wardrobe. The private bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and shower facilities. The Rabindra Sarobar Stadium is approximately 8 km (4.97 mi) from the property while the Kolkata Airport is a 2-hour drive from Ibiza.

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Ibiza The Fern Resort & Spa, Kolkata

Address: Merlin Greens, D.H Road, Amtala, Dist 24 PGS (S)
11.83 km (7.4 mi) from Church of Our Lady of Vailankani

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Airport shuttle Business centre

5. The Gateway Hotel EM Bypass (from USD 120)

Start your morning with a delicious buffet spread at the Gateway Hotel. The opulent hotel enjoys an excellent location in the city as it is close to some of the most important hospitals like Desun, Medica Super Specialty, and Fortis. Science City, a prominent attraction in the city is about 5 km (3.10 mi) from here while the property is around 13.6 km (8.45 mi) from the world-famous Victoria Memorial. It is just about 1 km (0.62 mi) from the nearest bus stand. Facilities on offer are a rooftop swimming pool, a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage facility, car rental, laundry facility, currency exchange, and a business center. The luxurious rooms come with air conditioning, a comfy sitting area, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a work desk, and ironing facilities among others.


Vivanta Kolkata EM Bypass

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1930, Rajdanga Main Road, Kasba,
1.15 km (0.8 mi) from Church of Our Lady of Vailankani

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

6. ITC Sonar Kolkata A Luxury Collection Hotel (from USD 74)

ITC Sonar Kolkata is one of the finest hotels in the City of Joy. Stylish and opulent, the property offers five dining options to choose from and an outdoor pool. It provides a string of facilities such as a luggage storage facility, a tour desk, free parking space, a bar, and a 24-hour front desk. The rooms are equipped with a seating area, a minibar, air conditioning, and an electric kettle. The attached bathrooms here feature a shower, a hairdryer, and a bath. The hotel is within a walking distance from the Science City Bus Station while the Sealdah Train Station is only 4.5 km (2.79 mi) away. The Indian Museum is approximately 7.7 km (4.78 mi) and the Victoria Memorial is about 8.5 km (5.28 mi) away from the property.

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ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kolkata

Wifi Available

Address: JBS Haldane Avenue (Opp Science City)
2.37 km (1.5 mi) from Church of Our Lady of Vailankani

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

7. Breathing Earth (from USD 63)

Breathing Earth is located around 40 km (24.85 mi) from New Market while the Kalighat Kali Temple is about 36 km (22.36 mi) away. Guests can choose from a buffet and Continental breakfast to start their day every morning. An ideal staycation property, Breathing Earth offers facilities like a garden, an on-site restaurant, and free secured parking space. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi access and room service during their stay. The resort’s beautiful accommodation units feature a flat-screen TV, a seating area, a private bathroom, and air conditioning among others.

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Breathing Earth - Rooms and Pool

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Vill: Beledanga, PO: Usthi South 24 Pargana. Usthi Road
34.29 km (21.4 mi) from Church of Our Lady of Vailankani

Parking Pets allowed Room service Garden Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests Ironing service

8. Vedic Village Spa Resort (from USD 71)

Vedic Village Spa Resort offers luxurious accommodation for its guests and offers an outdoor pool and a spa. Situated in Kolkata, it offers a host of modern facilities including free Wi-Fi, free on-site parking, games room, and a bowling alley among others. The property also has on-site restaurants, a well-stocked bar, an equipped business center, a car hire facility, a playground for your kids, and a modern gym. The rooms are beautifully decorated and feature a TV with cable channels, an en suite bathroom fitted with a shower, free toiletries, and bathrobes. The Vedic Village Spa Resort is a short walk from the Indian Museum. The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport is about 15 km (9.32 mi) from here.

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Vedic Village Spa Resort Kolkata

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Shikharpur ,Rajarhat
16.3 km (10.2 mi) from Church of Our Lady of Vailankani

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

9. The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata (from USD 76)

Enjoy a wide variety of Continental, Chinese, and Indian dishes at the hotel’s Legacy Lounge. The Lalit Great Eastern also has an on-site pub serving a variety of refreshing beverages. Other key facilities in this classy accommodation include access to the spa and wellness center, a modern gym, and a swimming pool during their stay. It is only a few steps from Dalhousie Square’s business center. Park Street, one of the most popular areas in Kolkata is a short walk from the property while the world-famous Victoria Memorial is just 1.2 km (0.74 mi) away, The modern rooms here are fitted with a TV with cable channels and air conditioning Other amenities offered are a TV with cable channels, minibar, sitting area, and a private attached bathroom.

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Kolkata

The view from Scoop

Take a short drive from your hotel to James Prinsep Ghat overlooking the Hooghly River. You may already be familiar with the iconic porch of the ghat as they have been featured in many films, such as Pyaasa (1957) and Parineeta (2005). Don't forget to click pictures as you pose amidst the rows of pillars, then take a peaceful stroll along the river bank. You can also go for a boat ride.

I always make it a point to visit Scoop Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlour, for the view. They have a vegetarian menu which doesn't appeal to me, but they offer a wide variety of sandwiches, pizza, and pasta which you can try. Their specialty is ice cream, so make sure to get one of their sundaes. My go-to is a simple cola float, which makes for the perfect accompaniment to lazy river-gazing.

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The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 1, 2 & 3, Old Court House Street
6.75 km (4.2 mi) from Church of Our Lady of Vailankani

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

10. Swissotel Kolkata (from USD 80)

A charming property with plenty of contemporary amenities makes Swissotel Kolkata apt for a great staycation. The hotel boasts an infinity pool at the rooftop, a gym, as well as, four fine dining options to take your pick from. This luxury five-star property is attached to the popular City Center II Mall in the city. Guests can enjoy amenities like an attached glass-walled bathroom, flat-screen TV, and air conditioning among others. It enjoys a convenient location and is only 3 km (1.86 mi) from the airport.


Taj City Centre New Town, Kolkata

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: City Center Two Action Area 2 D. Plot No. 11/5 New Town, Rajarhat
12.5 km (7.8 mi) from Church of Our Lady of Vailankani

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

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The City of Joy would certainly not disappoint you with so many exciting things to do and see. You should also explore its delectable and versatile food scene apart from enjoying the sightseeing and shopping sprees. To jumpstart your trip, you’re going to need a great vacation rental or hotel. Check out this list of best staycation spots in Kolkata, West Bengal for sure.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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