I recently stayed - for the first time - in Tatvam Residency, Kolkata for a couple of days. I was quite apprehensive since I was there first time and also when I entered the narrow entrance of Picnic Garden road. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I entered the hotel. It's more homelike rather than a hotel. With limited rooms, the staff maintain it very well. All the staff were pleasant and helpful. Rooms were very clean and had tea, coffee, water, sufficient space, table to use, TV, WiFi etc. The balcony in the room was another surprise. The common area for sitting with loungers and dining table was also quite unique. The swimming pool though is quite small. The food served only in the room, is freshly prepared and is good though a tad expensive (as per my expectation). Location is also convenient just off the eastern bypass in Kasba. Acropolis mall is also quite close by. The only addition - the management HAS to provide buffet breakfast. They have the space to provide something which is absolutely essential for a business traveller and even a family. Hope the standards are maintained and the above suggestion taken into consideration.
We, a family of 4 adults and 1 child stayed at this property from 26th of May 2018 for 4 nights. We had booked 2 premium rooms.
Initially I was a little skeptical about staying here as I have elderly parents and usually choose to stay at 4/5 star properties for comfort and cleanliness reasons. But when we arrived at the hotel, we were very pleasantly surprised.
The rooms were spacious and bigger than any average 4 star place. The rooms had a balcony and bathrooms were clean equipped with toiletries.
What I loved most was the personalized care and kind and helpful staff at the property that will make you feel at home. All our requests were attended to and that for me was a plus and makes it better than staying at a 5 star.
Breakfast was good and sufficient. We had ordered dinner on one night and the food was good.
We also used the swimming pool one day as the my niece insisted on going there and the pool was nice and clean.
Our 2 rooms also had a common lounge and dining area which we had all to ourselves as there were no other guests on our floor.
Also the location was a plus for us as most of our relatives stay that side of Kolkata. Overall it was a great experience and I would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Kolkata.
Firstly i am disappointed with Tripadvisor for not doing enough due diligence before rating a property so high. The rigor and credibility of rating seen earlier with Tripadvisor has got diluted and now one needs to be very careful in believing the ratings. The case in point is Tatvam Residency.
- Large room with clean bed linen. That's the end of Pros
- Dirty, filthy approach road to this small property. Not safe for lone female travellers
- Rooms are not cleaned and walking bare foot will make your feet extremely dirty
- Bathrooms are likewise dirty & broken
- Breakfast is just okay which they serve in the room but options are very limited
- Support staff are poorly trained and don't even bother to acknowledge your presence
- Swimming pool is a farce & is barely 10 feet in length !!!
- Property is away from city hub
Overall a terrible property similar to a city lodge and no way near Top 20 hotel in Kolkata.
When we checked out of this lovely little place we was very sad to leave. After moving from hotel to hotel all over the south of India this was a very welcomed place for us to relax and have some home comforts ahead of another hectic journey around the north. We were met with very warm smiles and were shown to the room was just wonderful! We had breakfast delivered by smiling staff and it was delicious. Eggs made to order, toast, jam, butter, tea, cereals, hot milk, fruit juices and fresh fruit! It was just what we needed to set us up for the day and we literally couldn’t have asked for better in a 5 star hotel. The pool was great, it was small and perfect for us and the jets meant you can have a great swim against the currents so big pool is just not needed. The local area is great and we always felt very safe wandering around and meeting the locals. We loved everything about our 4 nights here but the best part for us were the staff, they couldn’t do enough for us, they were always helping us and getting us Ubers everywhere and giving us advice on the local area and of the sights downtown, as well as advising the prices we should be paying for taxi’s while out. One morning we left very early and they arranged breakfast earlier than normal (6.30!) and it was lovely. We cannot thank you all enough for looking after us and making us feel so at home during our stay. Thank you Tatvam Residency, we will most certainly come back to see you again, as well as recommend to everyone.
The rooms are good, but housekeeping and food not up to the mark. Also the pool is very dirty and small and is not a luxury in that hotel. So you just have to rely on free wifi. It is also far from the city so that's a bummer.