This hotel is located in the heart of the city and is very close to the major business districts and the tourist attractions of Kolkata, such as the Kolkata High Court, which was founded in 1757 and was the original Supreme Court of India. Other nearby attractions include the Town Hall, Central Secretariat Building and the world-famous Eden Gardens, which is an international centre for the sport of cricket. The hotel is 15 minutes from the Howrah railway station and a 20-minute drive from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, which is about 18 km away. This is an urban resort, floating on the River Hooghly only 100 yards from the shore. The River Hooghly is a centre-point of Indian history and the hotel brings back that history in all its splendour, harking back to a time when Calcutta was in her finest glory. The 61-room floating hotel is based on the concept of combining the best qualities of a luxury cruise ship with the beauty of a world-class hotel permanently anchored in the city centre of Kolkata. The grounds consist of a promenade walkway by the river, a beautifully landscaped garden, centrally air-conditioned reception areas with a 24-hour reception desk, open-air banquet halls and a promenade deck. The hotel also provides a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, a cloakroom, lift access, a hairdressing salon, a TV lounge, conference facilities, Internet access (fees apply) and a car park. For dining and drinks, guests can enjoy the on-site bar, restaurant and night club. Room and laundry services are on offer as well (fees apply for both).