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.

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At a Glance

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  • First 5 star Hotel in the city
  • Great Ballroom
  • Heritage Hotel
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Hotel Attractions

Accessible and Well Connected

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.

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 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.

Stay of the legends

Experience Kolkata

  • Awesome Architecture and Artifacts

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    Awesome Architecture and Artifacts
  • Dive into the ocean of devotion

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

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

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    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.

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    Your paradise if you have a sweet tooth
  • When art is your escape

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    When art is your escape
Well Located
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
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Taking Care of your Needs

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.

  • "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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