Welcome to The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata

The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata was built in 1840 as the “Auckland Hotel” and is the longest continuously operating luxury hotel in Asia with 165 years of operation until its renovation in 2006. The architecture at this hotel is a combination of Victorian, Edwardian, and contemporary styles. One of the best 5-star luxury hotels in Kolkata, it is centrally located in close proximity to key commercial and business locations.

The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata operates 215 rooms and suites and offers over 8,000 square feet of conference and banqueting space. The spa at this hotel is spread over 13,000 square feet and includes a salon.



  • The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata Travellers Choice 2021
  • Rejuve - The Spa Best New Spa Hotel
  • The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata Best Hotel for Women Travellers
  • Wilson's Pub Our F&B Favourites
  • The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata Certificate of Excellence
  • The Bakery The Telegraph - Food Guide Awards

At a Glance

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  • Wilson's - The Pub
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Hotel Attractions

Stay of the legends

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.

Amalgamation of Three Eras

The renovated property has three different wings resembling three different historic era, namely the Victorian era (Heritage Block I), the Edwardian era (Heritage Block II), and the Contemporary era (New Block),  and is counted amongst the best hotels in Kolkata.


Amalgamation of Three Eras
Jewel of the East

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 finest five-star hotel in Kolkata 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 Mark Twain, it has been one of the top hotels in Kolkata for nearly 165 years.

Asia's First Luxry Hotel

It’s the first luxury hotel of Asia, build & launched in 1840, by David Wilson under the support of the-then British Governor General, Lord Auckland.

Asia's First Luxry Hotel

Experience Kolkata

  • Awesome Architecture and Artifacts

    Awesome Architecture and Artifacts
  • Dive into the ocean of devotion

    Dive into the ocean of devotion
  • Feel the vibes of Bengal

    Feel the vibes of Bengal
  • When shopping is the therapy you need

    When shopping is the therapy you need
  • 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.

    Your paradise if you have a sweet tooth
1,2,3 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

City Attractions

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

    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.

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  • Religious Spots

    Religious Spots

    Kolkata houses is known for its festive & celebratory mood. Thanks to the British reign, the city now experiences a cosmopolitan culture.

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  • Shopping Places

    Shopping Places

    A hub for the shopaholics, Kolkata definitely fills one’s appetite for street shopping.

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  • Museums & Culture

    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.

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  • "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
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