Hotel Aston is a good bet for business travellers (from Rs 1600).
Hotel Rose Valley
Try Hotel Rose Valley (from Rs 2800), which offers air-conditioned rooms and breakfast.
Sunflower Guest House
The Sunflower Guest House (Rs 1000), which offers a convenient location and decent rooms.
Try Best Inn, a Bed&Breakfast on the Metro route.
34, Allenby Road
Try the Bed&Breakfast 34, Allenby Road (email@example.com; Tel 91-33-24861854/91-9830041781; Rs 2400), which offers air-conditioned rooms and breakfast.
Peerless Inn (from Rs 6300) is also excellently located for the stadium.
The Floatel (Rs 4200) is a unique floating hotel on the Hooghly, stationed very close to Eden Gardens, with great discounts for internet bookings.
The three-star Astor (from Rs 6000) boasts one of the best kebab restaurants in town in Kebab-e-que.
The teams will be housed in the ITC Sonar, rather far away, especially when you don't have a police escort clearing your way through traffic.
The Park Hotel (from Rs 7000) is a boutique five-star hotel on Park Street, the nightlife headquarters.
The centrally located Oberoi Grand (from Rs 9600), housed in a magnificent colonial structure.
The Taj Bengal (from Rs 10,800) is a modern luxury hotel with all the trappings
Don't spend on expensive hotels, try lodging or paying-guest accommodations in Salt Lake, one of the cleanest and most peaceful areas of the city. It'll cost you about Rs 150 per day per bed.
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You can find cheap lodging on Sudder Street.
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The Sunday brunch buffet at La Terrasse, the Oberoi Grand, is to die for.
One of Kolkata's oldest markets is ironically called New Market. Do check it out. It is very close to Park Street, and you can buy all sorts of stuff, including leather goods. While in New Market, do try the chaat (spicy snacks) and puchkas (hollow deep-fried balls with spicy tamarind water) outside, and ask someone for directions to Badshaah which makes rolls (meat/egg/veggies in wraps) to die for!
Tips for Travellers
Where you can't walk, try the public transport. It's safe, it's well-organised and reasonably cheap. Trams are for when you're not in a hurry. The Metro, India's first and still running largely on time, travels along a north-south axis and cuts transit time by three-fourths. The yellow taxis are good for late nights. They go by the meter and the drivers are good. The buses are usually very crowded but if you do get on one there's no dearth of help from your fellow passengers.