Ashreen Guest House, Kolkata

#1 Dec 8th, 2011, 18:14
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This is a major con, and you stand to lose your money if you pay online via credit card on this website:
http://ashreenguesthouse.com/Present...r/Booking.aspx

I tried to book a room, my money was debited and I got a message saying: " Payment received ".
That's it!
No hotel voucher.
No confirmation of booking.
Repeated calls on their number, Phone No.: (91) (33) 22520889/7990
have elicited vague responses from assorted staff members, but "the boss" is always away, or yet to check the booking, or "having a problem with the website".
I have spoken to 'Shahid' and 'Nitish' and a lady regarding this, but to no avail.
I chose this guest house as it was praised by Lonely Planet, but now I can't see why!
Please be advised not to book with Ashreen, or Afridi Guest house, which is the same business group.
#2 Dec 8th, 2011, 18:30
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Thanks for the warning, Indizen. If they do resolve it for you will you come back and update this thread please.

I hope this bad publicity will encourage them to work to sort the problem out for you.
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Ashreen Guest House

I've stayed here three different times in the past two years. I highly recommend this place. I will very soon make a reservation to stay there again.
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Originally Posted by Azungo View Post I've stayed here three different times in the past two years. I highly recommend this place. I will very soon make a reservation to stay there again.
Someone created a new account just to say this?

The rating on Tripadvisor is quite poor, avg. 3.0.
#5 Sep 4th, 2017, 12:59
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FTP or first time poster is often the same as a Turkish swear phrase I know..
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To be fair I've stayed at the Afridi and it is very good!

Under a 1000rs for air con, hot shower, flat screen TV, close to Sudder Street.

And anyway, what's a little bit of light fraud between friends?

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#7 Sep 4th, 2017, 14:41
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Suspicious first post, yes. But that's the mod's call and I guess it checks out with them.
Maybe the initial black mark has faded away. On which case positive reviews can balance the books.
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#8 Sep 5th, 2017, 03:16
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Maybe they have improved or the OP disputed the charge. Three stars on TA and in general. Of course, I have stayed at places that rate negative stars as my spouse grimly reminds me..
#9 Sep 5th, 2017, 11:28
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... but, please note, the referenced website has already expired, and it is no longer active; though the property is available through other booking sites...
#10 Sep 5th, 2017, 13:03
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Interesting. The thread/title seems unfair to the guesthouse then. Perhaps the mods could adjust
#11 Sep 23rd, 2017, 15:27
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I've stayed in Ashreen many times and Afridi once. I never had a problem, but I never paid online in advance either. I find it very handy to stay so close to Sudder street with shops and restaurants and New Market around the corner.

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