Getting there: After arriving at kolkata, took a prepaid taxi (Rs 100) from howrah station to esplanade area. Gave the hotel location address to the driver but he was not aware of it. We asked a few people after reaching esplanade area but they also did not had any idea. Then I connected to the hotel staff and he provided directions to the driver. The hotel surrounding: The hotel is off the main road and in a shabby street. If you are with your family, as I was, you are bound to be worried with the environment and surrounding. Not sure why this hotel has such good reviews. The hotel: The hotel in the 2nd floor and there is a strange looking elevator that you have to be on to get into the hotel. The elevator can anytime break down. The reception had the manager named Aftab, who is a good guy and provides answers to your queries. The room: But the room had lot to desire of. It was small and had a balcony looking into the street. The bathroom was decent but the biggest worry is the amount of noise that your get in the night. The kind of people making noise in the night will ensure you have sleepless nights. Good things: The chandni chowk metro is nearby and there is a good veggie restaurant named 'Anand' where in you could savor some south indian food. The breakfast: The morning breakfast is complimentary where in you can either opt for bread omelette or puri bhajji. But not of the best quality. Overall Experience: All in all not a good experience.