Welcome to The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata
Asia’s first luxury hotel, The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata is a heritage landmark located in the main business and shopping district of Kolkata. Restored and renovated over a period of seven years, this 5 Star luxury hotel holds the distinction of being the longest continuously operating hotel for 165 years.
Built in 1841 as Auckland Hotel, it has been referred to as the ‘Jewel of the East’ and the ‘Best Hotel East of the Suez’. Over the years, the hotel has been the favourite haunt of royalty and celebrities from across the world.
The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata, now restored to its original glory, is an amalgamation of the styles of 3 different eras of history – Victorian, Edwardian and Contemporary, reflected in Heritage Block 1, Heritage Block 2 and the New Block respectively. The original Heritage Block radiates the charm of the British Colonial Era, while the New Block incorporates a contemporary look and feel. These blocks have been seamlessly connected despite their distinct character and decor.
At a Glance
Accessible and Well Connected
Located in the main business & shopping district of Kolkata, The Lalit Great Eastern is 35 minutes drive from the international and domestic airport and 10 minutes drive from Howrah and Sealdah railway stations.
Amalgamation of Three Eras
The renovated property has three different wings resembling three different historic era, namely Victorian era (Heritage Block I), Edwardian era (Heritage Block II) and Contemporary era (New Block). Hence, the property has rooms for all kinds of guests.
Jewel of the East
From its early days as a thriving confectionery shop and meeting place for the East India Company's officers in the late 1830’s, this five-star hotel is a celebration of the iconic legacy of the Raj. Referred to as the “Jewel of the East” and the “Best Hotel East of the Suez” by esteemed guest Mark Twain, it has been one of the top hotels in Kolkata for nearly 165 years.
Stay of the legends
Rudyard Kipling, Mahatma Gandhi, Mark Twain, Ho Chi Minh, Nikita Khruschev, Nikolai Bulganin and Queen Elizabeth II are few who have experienced the hospitality at this iconic hotel.
Awesome Architecture and ArtifactsMore
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Feel the vibes of BengalMore
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Your paradise if you have a sweet tooth
Bengal is unimaginable without it's sweets. It is the only state in India where every town/region is renowned for it's distinguished sweetmeats.More
When art is your escapeMore
Well Located1,2,3 Old Court House Street Dalhousie Square Kolkata 700069 India
- International & Domestic Airport 17km, 35 mins
- Howrah Railway Station 4km, 10 mins
- Sealdah Railway Station 4km, 10 mins
- Science City/ Milan Mela 10km, 20 mins
Taking Care of your Needs
The Lalit Concierge helps with arranging tour, transportation, air/rail ticketing, valet stopping, luggage service & helps to book a room for other hotels in different cities throughout India.
The Lalit butler service is right there to deliver anything.
For a relaxed dining experience within the comfort of your room, the 24-hour In-room dining service with a multi-cuisine menu is always a pleasant choice.
We offer a pleasant stay to our guests with no exception for differently abled ones. Besides that our associates are also sensitive to their needs enabling a comfortable & luxurious stay with us.
The concept of Private Luxury Air Charter Services through The Lalit Aviation is specially designed for our discerning guests. This service adds the luxury and style quotient to your travelling.
The interesting array of places to visit in Kolkata makes the epithet 'The City of Joy' all the more meaningful and helps you discover the joy of Kolkata.
Sight & Landmarks
Kolkata exudes old world charm From ancient buildings to architecture, you won’t just like it, you’ll end up falling in love with the city.View All
Kolkata houses is known for its festive & celebratory mood. Thanks to the British reign, the city now experiences a cosmopolitan culture.View All
A hub for the shopaholics, Kolkata definitely fills one’s appetite for street shopping.View All
Museums & Culture
The pioneer city in Indian renaissance, Kolkata has long been known for its literature & art. It is the birthplace of modern Indian literature.View All
"It's a good and fabulous experience while staying on this hotel. Thanking You "Nimrat Kaur Bollywood Actress
"I stayed in this property in 1981 and now it is June 2016. From hell to heaven. Great property and excellent food, courteous staff. Felt at Home."Om Puri Bollywood Actor
"The Hotel is good and the service and behavior of the worker is great."Saroj Khan Bollywood Choreographer
"Great staying in The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata. Nice staff, good food. All the best. Will surely like to come again. Thanks."Sunil Chhetri Indian Footballer