Friday, November 4, 2011
Hotel Diplomat, Kolkata
The location was good too. It's about 45 minutes from the airport if the traffic is smooth. Located at NO. 10 Sudder Street, Hotel Diplomat is closed by to many shopping area. The Metro Station, the new Market, Park Street, Indian Museum, McDonald, KFC and Subway are also within walking distance. There are a lot of restaurants at Park Street. To me, McD, Kfc and Subway are important because that's where I have my daily meal most of the time in Kolkata.
In India, it's better that you book your room is advance. The best way is through online. Because the walk in price is extremely high. I scouted around for room price. Almost all hotels quoted publish price knowing that you need the room badly if you walk-in. Unless you have a big group, you can always negotiate for a better deal. And always ask for a net price because they always twist around. And during all my stay in India, these hotels never issue receipt even though they collect your money in advance. I think they either try to evade tax or they charge us more than the local price.
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