The Glenburn Penthouse - Calcutta

The Glenburn Penthouse – Calcutta

About Calcutta

Kolkata is one of India’s most underrated cities. Its skyline may be low-slung, thanks to the marshy ground on which it stands, but both halves of the city – the old center of colonial power, the White Town, and the Black Town, the area where the locals were allowed to live – are filled with an inviting mix of grand palaces, many of which are picturesquely decaying, and small neighbourhoods where local life goes on much as it has for centuries. Part of the city’s charm is its multicultural character, with mosques, churches, synagogues and temples – Hindu, Jain and Chinese – all nestled together in comfortable proximity.

About The Glenburn Penthouse

The Glenburn Penthouse is a nine-bedroom hotel in the heart of Calcutta. The chic city sister hotel of Glenburn Tea Estate, enjoy traditional Bengali food by the rooftop pool. This luxurious boutique hotel boasts views overlooking the Victoria Memorial.
The Glenburn Penthouse in the center of Calcutta is ideal for those who want to be in the heart of the city, yet prefer a smaller, boutique hotel. With only nine rooms, it is clear to see the attention to detail that has gone into creating a homely yet luxurious feel.
Developed by the same owners at the enchanting Glenburn Tea Estate in Darjeeling, The Glenburn Penthouse is a mix of old and new. Each room has a colonial theme; the large four-poster beds and other antique furnishings blending in with the bold fabrics and sleek and modern finish. The main highlight of the hotel has to be the rooftop which boasts a pool and the perfect spot to enjoy some Bengali cuisine. Overlooking the Victoria Memorial, it offers a romantic setting after a day of sightseeing.


• Explore the art galleries in the magnificent Victoria Memorial or stroll among the statues scattered about its acres of beautiful gardens.
• Catch a cricket match at the Eden Gardens arena, set in the huge grassy expanse of The Maidan, known as ‘The lungs of Kolkata’.
• Enjoy afternoon tea with Mr ‘Bomti’ – this interesting art collector and old-world socialite welcomes visitors to his salon in the historic Chowringhee neighborhood.
• Cruise along the River Hooghly, past sacred Ghats and flower markets, synagogues and churches and under the towering arches of the Howrah and Vidyasagar Setu bridges.
• Shop for embroidered textiles and batik fabrics in the Weavers Studio; Bengali jewelry and ceramics in the Potter’s Market or fruit and spices in one of many street bazaars.


The style of The Glenburn’s 9 large suites is colonial with a contemporary twist. Four-poster beds have intricately carved wooden headboards and hand-embroidered cotton sheets. There is Victorian chaise longue and Art Deco mirrored desks. The floors are traditional teak, while green-and-white bathroom tiles nod to Pop Art. Ample natural light streams in from large picture windows, which can be shuttered against the midday heat.
The 4 Grand Bengal Suites are the most spacious, with either a direct view of the magnificent Victoria Memorial, or a private terrace and separate living room that can accommodate an extra bed. The 5 Kolkata Suites are slightly smaller, with views across the green expanse of the Maidan, Kolkata’s vast central park. One has a balcony.
Kolkata’s first boutique hotel: This brand-new 9-suite haven has elegant rooms and a rooftop pool overlooking the city’s colonial splendors.

Good time to visit

Calcutta and much of Northeast India has three main seasons: Summer, Monsoon and winter. The best time to visit Calcutta is between October until March when the weather is very pleasant. Summer, from March until May, is best avoided with soaring temperatures and high levels of humidity. The monsoon starts in June and lasts till September/ October with the wettest month in August.


Enjoy homemade Bengali cuisine at The Penthouse. This region is famous for its food and the décor of this boutique hotel makes for a lovely place to enjoy dinner.


Children are welcome at The Penthouse but the hotel has no specific facilities or play areas. With its elegant suites and gracious drawing rooms, The Glenburn Penthouse is best-suited to couples or friends.


Glenburn Penthouse is located in central Kolkata (also called Calcutta), the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.
Railway Station: – Howrah railway station (9km about 30mins drive)
Airport: – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose international airport (25km about 45mins drive)