The Penthouse's incongruous location at the top of a modern office block in historic central Kolkata belies the elegant old-world charm behind its carved wooden doors. There are just nine colonial-style rooms; individually decorated, light-filled spaces with cool marble floors, whirring vintage fans and antique four-posters draped in hand-embroidered linens. Up on the rooftop terrace, with its pretty infinity pool, guests are treated to sweeping city views of the Victoria Memorial and a patchwork of overlapping cricket pitches in the Maidan, Kolkata's central park.
A daily changing menu offers an elaborate array of Bengali, Anglo-Indian and Kolkatan street food dishes, while the charming staff are all too happy to plunder into their secret address books to direct guests to the best leather workers and spice merchants, or even arrange a memorable lunch with a Kolkatan grandee in their own home.
Those seeking an authentic city experience
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Marvel at the views over Kolkata from the rooftop pool
Take afternoon tea on the veranda overlooking the Victoria Memorial
Feast on fine Bengali and creative street food delights prepared by the chef
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Discover India’s ‘City of Palaces’ with a private guide
Pay a morning visit to the lively flower market
Stroll to the Victoria Memorial and watch local life unfurl at Maidan Park
The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. A small team of the most experienced travel designers, supported by the latest technology and delivered with the lightest touch. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.