Fairlawn Hotel

Hotel in Kolkata

Open since 1936, the Fairlawn is a characterful 1783 Raj-era home fronted by tropical greenery. The stairs and sitting room are smothered with photos, mementos and articles celebrating the hotel’s long-term owner who passed away aged 94 in 2014. Rooms are spacious but slightly aged – indeed some are downright plain, with little charm and old bathtubs overpainted rather than re-enamelled.