Think waking up to the serene views of the meandering Hoogly river and soothing the ears with its gushing sound inside a luxurious room. There’s a place where you can revel in this heartwarming, swanky experience. It’s South Asia’s first floating hotel in the heart of Kolkata, the Floatel. The hotel sits on the Hoogly river and gives breathtaking views of the grandiose Howrah bridge and the Vidyasagar Setu. The designer rooms are highly spacious and are decked up marvellously with lavish furnishings, wooden surfaces and traditional artworks. The wide glass windows of the rooms render soul-satiating views of the mighty river and the bridges. At the hotel, you can even take a dip in the jacuzzi while treating your eyes on the river and taking sips of your favourite cocktail or wine.
Feast Your Eyes On The Meandering Hoogly River From A Spacious, Majestic Suite
Even if you’re not sailing on a cruise, you can have the experience of dwelling with all the luxury in a standing cruise at Kolkata’s floating hotel, the Floatel. The one-of-its-kind hotel is nestled on the Hoogly river and can be reached via a bridge. The interior of the hotel is incredibly swanky and offers state-of-the-art rooms and suites with profoundly gorgeous views.
The Stateroom River View and the Suite with Balcony give glimpses into the river while the Stateroom Strand View allows one to enjoy the old charm of the historic Strand road. The hotel provides some of the most lavish amenities like a river-facing jacuzzi, a game room and even a gym.
Savour Colonial Cuisine At The Open-Air Restaurant By The Vast Waterbody
The Floatel has an open-air restaurant, The Bridge that serves a wide array of continental, oriental, Indian and colonial dishes right under the open sky by the vast waterbody. At The Bridge, guests can enjoy dishes like Baked Cheese Patricia Memsaab, Prawn Masala Circuit House, Sizzler Tandoori Murgh and more along with eclectic drinks while enjoying the relaxing river breeze. There is also a bar in the hotel, Top Deck that offers exotic cocktails.
Floatel is one of the places that blends the true spirit of the city of joy with unmatched luxury. Rates of staying here start at around ₹3400. While you’re in Kolkata, you should definitely book a stay here at least once to unlock the magic of the river, the Howrah bridge, the iconic ferries and more. Meanwhile, here’s a virtual tour of Kolkata from the comfort of your couch: