This discrete, elegant residence located in the heart of historic Kolkata has stunning landmark views and is filled with exquisite antique Bengal colonial furniture and art. The drawing and dining rooms are adorned with Hindoostan wallpaper depicting scenes of rural India from days gone by. The balcony and tea veranda overlooking Victoria Memorial are perfect for outdoor dining, and where breakfast and afternoon tea is served (weather permitting). The terraces are used most of the year, and have vintage fans, white wicker furniture, tropical plants, and marble floors.
NEED HELP ?
Contact the concierge onBOOK
Grand Bengal Suites (4 units)
Maidan Suite: This suite has a king size bed, direct views of Victoria Memorial and a private balcony overlooking the Calcutta maidan.
Park Suite: This suite has a private sitting area with chaise lounge acting as a third bed, private veranda and terrace. The spacious bathroom has two sinks and a large bathtub. There is also an interconnecting door from the terrace to the Chowringhee Suite.
Chowringhee Suite: This suite has a private sitting area with chaise lounge acting as a third bed, private veranda and terrace. The spacious bathroom has two sinks and a large bathtub. There is also an interconnecting door from the terrace to the Park Suite.
Calcutta Suites (5 units)
Russell Suite: This suite has a king size bed, city views and a private balcony.
Loreto Suite: This suite has twin beds and a view towards Loreto Convent, Park Street and the city. The twin beds are four-poster king single sizes (approximately four feet wide).
Middleton Suite: This suite is currently occupied by the hotel manager, but it has a king size bed and he can shift to another room if needed.
Hoogly Suite: This suite has twin beds and a view towards the Calcutta Racecourse, and a corner of Victoria Memorial. The twin beds are four poster king single sizes, (approximately four feet wide). This is the only room that has a shower, but no bathtub.
Why Book with Secret Retreats ?
Personal assistance from our Concierge offering local knowledge and insider tips to help you plan and book your perfect Asian journey.
Booking with Secret Retreats supports Responsible and Sustainable tourism in Asia.
Benefit from our local knowledge and passion for our homes to personalize your stay.
Exclusive deals and offers, and join the ‘Voyage’ loyalty program to enhance these deals.
Hotel Facilities & Highlights
Your Host & The Team
“After two decades of inspired guest experiences, the Glenburn brand of tea-and-hospitality is world famous. Our latest project is a stylish penthouse hotel in Calcutta, from where our expert guides conduct historical and academic tours of this fascinating, but often forgotten city. Limited to 9 well-appointed panoramic suites, where every need is anticipated, our philosophy is to create intimate havens of sophisticated luxury where visitors can deepen their understanding of local culture, history and cuisine as we indulge you; our special guests.”
Welcome to Kolkata – West Bengal
Kolkata, or Calcutta as it once was is a city of beautiful architecture, fascinating history, great cuisine, friendly people and the Kolkata boutique hotels are not to be missed. How does one even begin to describe a city as overflowing with history, heritage and sensory experiences as Kolkata? By describing the wondrous sights and architecture that can be explored along its streets and hidden paths? By detailing its storied history and significance in the Indian psyche? By listing off the city’s many must-eats and must-tries? Kolkata is surely a city that must be experienced wholly by sight, sound, scent, taste and touch for one to truly understand. For a historic and vibrant sojourn, one must travel to Kolkata. Choose one of the distinct boutique hotels in Kolkata to base your travels and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Filled with culture and British colonial architecture, Calcutta, now known as Kolkata, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Shedding the name is a reclamation of the city’s Bengali heritage, though Kolkata came into prominence under the rule of the British Empire during which it was the headquarters of the mighty East India Trading Company and also the capital of the British Territories. This fascinating story is easily explored from the Secret Retreats carefully selected boutique hotel in the heart of the city.
To explore the city’s colonial past, visit one of India’s most distinguished buildings, the Victoria Memorial, built to commemorate Queen Victoria, and enjoy the views of this beautiful and majestic building from your room at our luxury hotel in Kolkata, the Glenburn Penthouse. Other sites to see include the Kolkata Botanical gardens or Mother Teresa’s Motherhouse. Sporting enthusiasts will surely enjoy playing golf on one of the world’s oldest courses at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club.
A stay in Kolkata’s boutique hotels immerses you in luxury and refinement, you will feel like royalty. To dip into the city’s Indian heritage, visit the Indian Museum, the Asutosh Museum of Indian Art, Kali Temple and Tagore’s House - a colourful architectural gem. Shop for bankura (clay) horse statues, saris from Shantiniketan, leather goods, and other traditional handicrafts in the New Market area warmly guided by your new found friends from your boutique hotel and home in Kolkata. Trade helped Kolkata prosper and the city’s many markets are a playground for visitors who love a good haggle.
Known as “the City of Joy,” celebrations here take on a vibrancy worthy of note, even in a nation known for riotous celebration and sensory overload as India. Celebrating culture, love and soulfulness, Kolkata harmoniously blends history and modernity in a charming mélange.
“Set in the heart of historic Kolkata, this elegant nine-suite residence has spectacular views overlooking Victoria Memorial, and a beautiful collection of antique Bengal colonial furniture and artworks.”
Kim, the discoverer.
GENERALTotal number of rooms: 9
Time zone: (GMT+05:30) Kolkata
Currency accepted: INR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:
CONCIERGEYour concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org
ACCESSYou can enter The Glenburn Penthouse, located on the 8th Floor of Kanak Towers, from Russell Street (the landmark is Yes Bank which is on the ground floor), and the building is close to the Russell Street Dhaaba, or from Middleton Street, through the gate next to the Italian restaurant Fire n Ice in Kanak Building. We provide parking facilities within the Kanak Building complex.
Nearest Airport: Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) - 20 km
Nearest Train Station: Sealdah Train Station - 5 km
Nearest metro station: Maidan metro station
CONTACTKanak Towers, &A Russell Street, Kolkata 700071 , India