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Bungalow One is a heritage home(built in 1869) in the heart of Allahabad. Enjoy the family home, and make it a tranquil base from which to explore the city! These are the amenities offered COMPLIMENTARY at Bungalow One: Breakfast, WIFI, Fruit and Cookies Basket, Tea & Coffee Maker in Room, Hot/Cold Water in Shower, Daily Newspapers and Magazines, Satellite TV and DVD Player in Room, Towels and Toiletries in En-suite Toilet, Transfers to/from Train Station/ Airport/ Bus Station, Air Conditioning/ Room Heater/ Power Back-up.Bungalow One is 100% wheelchair accessible.
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John B wrote a review May 2020
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Nilu and Kanika are two beautifully gracious, educated and friendly people. They could not do enough for us. This lovely colonial home is a real haven of peace and nothing is too much trouble. Just ask, and it happens. Above all, it's spotlessly clean, superbly equipped ( the only place I've stayed in all my visits to India with tea/coffee making facilities in the room) and just a 'home-from-home' in every way. Two friendly dogs roam freely ( one is very wary of humans - but in NO way unfriendly, just keeps out of the way ! ) Breakfast is whatever you want within reason and is eaten with the family, which is a lovely way to learn more about this incredible country, culture and people. All in all, this has to be your first choice in Payagraj. We were so lucky to book this place since our first trip had to be postponed, but we were the only couple staying there. Very convenient to the city centre ( 10-15 mins walk ) but you'd never know it. A real private haven, even our frinds in Allahabad didn't know of it !
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Devika S, Owner at Bungalow One
Responded 26 Jun 2020
I apologize profusely for this late response to your warm and appreciative review of our home-stay! We both were delighted to host you and interact with you, even though it was for a short while, and are glad that you visited India well in time, before the pandemic hit the entire world. We can't thank you enough for your wonderful appreciation of our hospitality and of our cherished family home. It's guests like you who continue to motivate us to maintain our heritage home and share it with guests from all over the world, who have now become our friends like both of you! You gave our dogs so much of time and affection, that I am sure both Josie and Django want you to come back to Bungalow One, as we do! We wish both of you good health and a safe tiding over the scourge of Covid-19, and look forward to hosting you again, whenever you choose to visit our beautiful city! Thank you once again! God bless you both!
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Ian R wrote a review Dec 2019
Richmond, London, UK79 contributions44 helpful votes
Bungalow One is a real homestay, not a five-star hotel. But to those who are looking for a change from hotels I highly recommend Bungalow One. I had a lovely four-night stay. This is a characterful, colonial bungalow from the days of the Raj, set in a quiet, pretty garden in Civil Lines, with two guest rooms. My room was large and very comfortably furnished. The bathroom was satisfactory, with good hot water. Laundry was done very well. Wi-Fi was good. There was a good heater. One eats with the family (mother and daughter during my visit). I had breakfast and dinner each day, and all my meals were excellent, including the best omelettes I have had in three months in India. Mother and daughter are both well-educated, and both had perfect English. They made great efforts to make my stay a success. They were there when I needed them, but not intrusive. They arranged a visit to an obscure old British cemetery for me, and tried very hard to get me into the University campus, which unfortunately proved impossible because of current unrest. Twice they took me for a drive around the interesting colonial sights of Allahabad. There are two dogs, one of which is large and boisterous. Mother and daughter were very careful to keep this dog away from me (I am frightened of dogs), but those who are not at all keen on dogs might think twice before booking. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Team-Bungalow-One, Owner at Bungalow One
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Thankyou so much for your kind appreciation of our hospitality and compliments about our cherished home. We enjoy meeting and interacting with our guests and learn so much about the varied and interesting facts about cultures, the world over! It was fascinating to know about your Allahabad connection, but we regret not being able to show you the University, due to the ongoing unrest..we hope to be able to do so, on your next visit!
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Priti A wrote a review Jun 2019
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There are bed and breakfasts and then there's Bungalow One a b&b that redefines b&b expectations. The establishment is run by the most professional, warm and welcoming host Neelu Sethi. Right from our email communication with bookings to receiving us in the house, she left no stone unturned. The property itself is an impressive historical a 100+ year old mansion in the genteel Civil Lines area, with a massive lawn and attached orchard.We stayed in Champa Tree room, a stately spacious room with a dressing area and bathroom. Our room had all the necessary amenities- a large fruit basket, munchies, biscuits, an excellent tea selection and an American drip coffee maker. There were dried nuts. Our bathroom amenities were generous- from Khadi soaps, facewash, rosewater, lotions, sunscreens, wet wipes, face napkins- everything you even wanted was there. We didn't have to ask for a thing. Neelu has excellent service staff who served up the most delicious home cooked meals and were always polite and gracious. Allahabad in June was extremely hot, 45°C EVERYDAY, but the sunsets and evenings in her lawns were always pleasant and memorable. There are two adorable & friendly mutts Django and Josie, to give all residents company and entertainment We came in as guests but left feeling like we were family. If you are looking for a personalized b&b experience and experiencing Allahabad like a local but without forgoing all the creature comforts and luxuries, I will highly recommend BUNGALOW ONE. We shall definitely be coming back here again!!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 13 Jul 2019
Dear Priti, Dheeraj and Tara, You have a special place and always shall have one, in the hearts of all of us at Bungalow One! We thankyou for your very kind words and affectionate appreciation of our hospitality. It was a unique experiencing for us to celebrate, along with you all, an important milestone in your lives. We look forward very much to hosting you all as well as your extended family, whenever you choose to visit Allahabad next. Josie and Django send you their woofs and wait eagerly to see you again! God bless and take care!
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CDaniels wrote a review Apr 2019
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We highly recommend this excellent venue. We were very fortunate to be able to get a booking in March 2019 for our trip back to Allahabad. We were travelling as a small family group, and greatly enjoyed the comfort, amenities, character, gardens, care, company and gorgeous meals we were treated to at Bungalow one. So central to all in Allahabad. Nilu and her excellent communication in local and English languages helped us enormously. We felt safe & extremely well cared for. Our privacy was respected at all times. Meals were home cooked, authentic and so delicious (we are hoping Nilu will record her recipes in a cook book!). The vegetarian and non-vegetarians in our group were seamlessly catered for. If one has an interest in local history, this is the place to stay! The library is wonderful and so many cosy spots to settle down with a book. Nilu helped us in so many ways - from great travel tips, to catering to any of our needs (e.g. laundry, sharing her hospitality when a family friend wished to visit, to simply her warm, kind and helpful manner. Dear Nilu and hosting team, thank you so much for your part in our trip of a lifetime, we have such wonderful memories. Your garden and home were like an oasis. This is a high quality, and very special venue, that we can recommend without reservation to all. Carolyn Daniels, Christine Weinert and Adrian Weinert.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from Team-Bungalow-One, Owner at Bungalow One
Responded 29 Apr 2019
All of us at Bungalow One are simply bowled over by your review and such appreciative sentiments! It was wonderful hosting you all, and your being part of our 'Holi' festivities, was a bonus indeed! We reciprocate your feelings, and feel blessed indeed to have met all three of you, and to have been able to help you garner happy memories of a fruitful revisit to the city of your childhood. Whenever, you choose to come again, or any of your extended family, we would love to host you all. Thankyou, once again, from all of us at Bungalow One!
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Irene B wrote a review Aug 2018
Florence, Italy44 contributions30 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I were not so sure to add Allahabad in our Indian route but it was the best decision we took. After a quiet long e-mail conversation, as soon as Nilu and her daughter Kanika opened the gate of the beautiful historical villa where they live, I was able to do nothing but warmly hug them. They are living angels in an heavenly spot in the hardest country I have ever visited: a green and nice garden full of plants, a peaceful porch where we had a cup of tea with biscuits as warm welcome, three adopted and luckily dogs full of energy and lust for play, a totally amazing colonial style room with private dressing room and bathroom, armchairs, writing desk, books and a fruit basket. Sethi family goes beyond borders of hospitality becoming our indian family for two beautiful days in a city out of touristic route: Nilu and Kanika prepared delicious traditional dinner and breakfast for us and we enjoyed every meal together without the fear of getting sick for the very first time in India, chatting about travels, religion, music and different cultures, and we felt at home. I left a part of my heart there, it was really sad to leave but I am totally honored to have met this absolutely wonderful family and I hope we meet again. Knowing people like them has been one of the best part of our travel in India, and I really suggest to everyone to go and visit them in Allahabad.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 26 Sep 2018
We have no words to thank you and Daniele, dear Irene, for you compliments about our home and hospitality. It was our pleasure entirely to meet you both and host you. We really did not feel that we were meeting strangers, and hope that some day you shall return to Bungalow One, where you've left a part of your heart, and we shall pick up the threads of our warm association where you left them ! Django especially sends his Bow- Wow to Daniele, from whom he received so much attention and affection. We wish you both a happy Autumn and bright sunny days ahead, from all of us at Bungalow One.
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Jeff K wrote a review Apr 2018
New York City, New York7 contributions1 helpful vote
I can't say enough good things about our stay at Bungalow One. Nilu and Kanika are fantastic hosts and we were completely charmed by their little dog Leo. There are so many wonderful touches in the rooms and you really feel like you are visiting your very favorite family members. Besides the great location, enchanted grounds, fantastic hospitality and spacious and comfortable rooms -- I highly recommend that you enjoy their top notch meals. Absolutely fantastic!! The breakfasts are yummy, the dinners were the finest food we have had in all of India (and we have been all over the country)! We had long excursions from their home and they prepared lunches for our journey as well. We are so appreciative of the care and kindness from this very genuine family. We didn't want to leave and we can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Response from Team-Bungalow-One, Owner at Bungalow One
Responded 26 Apr 2018
We are so touched by your kind words of appreciation of our hospitality, and feel blessed that you and Oskar chose to stay with us during your visit to our city. We met as strangers, but within the short span of your stay, we felt we'd known you both since a long time! We shall cherish the memories of your visit and look forward to your next! So does Leo!
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anarchy130 wrote a review Feb 2018
London103 contributions61 helpful votes
5 of us have just stayed at Nilu's family home. She and her daughter were the perfect hosts and greeted us with such a warm welcome. All the small touches at Bungalow One were much appreciated - from the information, snacks and drinks in the rooms, to the fresh flowers, books and log fire that was lit for us in the living room. The house is in Civil Lines and is an authentic 'Raj-era' bungalow which was bought by Nilu's in laws soon after Independence. It is filled with period furniture, pictures and books and the garden is beautifully kept with roses and beds of dahlias, an orchard and large vegetable garden. it is a beautiful place and lovingly cared for which is rare as so few of these buildings remain in family hands. The real treat was eating there. Nilu fed us fantastically well making local specialities often from her own garden produce and we thoroughly enjoyed our conversations over dinner. She was also enormously helpful with regard to my family history in India which I was researching and in organising for us to see the Margh Mela which was a truly extraordinary experience. So a huge thank you for your wonderful hospitality and going that extra mile for your guests!
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Responded 17 Feb 2018
We are really touched by your review and appreciation of our hospitality. It was a pleasure hosting all of you and interacting with you all. We are so happy that you went back to your country with happy and memorable experiences of our incredible India! Thank you once again!
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Revathi A wrote a review Feb 2018
Mumbai, India3 contributions2 helpful votes
When Uma and me planned a long pending holiday to Benaras, Allahabad was included in the itinerary more as a addon - Ya Sangam was there for sure . And then we booked for two nights at Bungalow one and later extended it by one more night( By far the best decision ).Reviews were great and yes we expected the place to be good. But our experience was far far better than what we expected. It was a five star comfort with warmth of a home. The place just had a very very positive vibe.Meeting the hosts, Nilu and Kanika, was like meeting good friends after a long time but picking up the thread where you left it.Its like as if you have known them for years.And this is what made the stay most memorable. There was so much to talk , discuss, exchange of views and not to forget recipes. SO much laughter. And books.We hardly ventured out much( except for the mandatory Sangam) cause it was just great sitting at their house and basking in the warmth of the sun, the hosts and the little dog. Well I could go on and on but when I say that one should go to Allahabad and stay means stay, not on a sightseeing holiday or a layover in your trip,but stay at Nilus place for a few days just for the experience, I suppose I sum up exactly as to how much we loved the place.And both Uma and I definitely plan a visit back with our spouses.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Response from Team-Bungalow-One, Owner at Bungalow One
Responded 17 Feb 2018
We feel the same way about both you and Uma... like you have summed it up so aptly: 'meeting good friends after a long time but picking up the thread where you left it' We loved hosting both of you and look forward to hosting you with your spouses too! Thanks a lot for your compliments and recommending our home-stay. We are really grateful!
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1TravelMania wrote a review Nov 2016
Mumbai, India41 contributions15 helpful votes
We were a group of 8 friends on a trip to North India. While we enjoyed typical tourist attractions in the other towns we visited, the highlight of our trip was our stay at Bungalow one. I have decided to make a once a year trip to Allahabad just to stay in the beautiful bungalow, run by the most amazing people. The bungalow, besides being conveniently located in the heart of the city is breathtakingly beautiful. The rooms are well kept with an impressive library and, what joy... a fireplace! The breakfast was out of this world. In every other town, we would be ready and raring to go and explore the city at the crack of dawn, but at Bungalow one, neither me nor my friends wanted to step out. I could go on writing about how much I loved staying here, but I will end by saying that it is a place you must stay at, should you decide to go anywhere near Allahabad.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Room Tip: All the rooms are beautifully done. Choose any
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Responded 17 Feb 2018
It was indeed great to see all of you enjoy yourselves and feel at home at Bungalow One! Our home reverberated with so much of laughter and merriment while you were here, and we shall always welcome you as well as your friends whenever you decide to visit Allahabad! Thanks a lot for such a warm and positive review, and we apologize for the delay in responding to it.
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Sundoo wrote a review Feb 2016
Bengaluru, India2 contributions4 helpful votes
I must say that i was fortunate to stay for two nights in this Resort like place. The ambience of this vast well maintained sprawling bunglow is heightened by the excellent care taken by the mother daughter duo .One is not restricted to one s room as in Hotels but the whole bunglow with his garden and orchards is open to walk around .The added attraction is the three lovely dogs that share your company delightfully . Mother Nilu and daughter Kanika are very friendly and conversationalist par excellence . The amount of books that line up in all the rooms is testimony to a very intellectually inclined couple . If in Allahabad there is only one place to stay .All comforts ,care and affection at Bunglow 1 . I must thank them profusely including for thoughtfully wrapping some fruits ,biscuits and drinking water on my way out .
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: All rooms are good enough .
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Responded 17 Feb 2018
We are really grateful to you for taking the time to review us and compliment us and our hospitality. Thanks a lot for recommending Bungalow One too. We apologize for responding to your review so late. Thanks once again.
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$32 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndiaUttar PradeshAllahabad DistrictAllahabad
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bungalow One
Which popular attractions are close to Bungalow One?
Nearby attractions include Allahabad Museum (1.0 km), Allahabad Fort (1.0 km), and PVR Vinayak (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bungalow One?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Bungalow One?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bungalow One?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bungalow One?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Chico, The Tamarind Tree, and Eden by Connoisseur.
Does Bungalow One have airport transportation?
Yes, Bungalow One offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Bungalow One?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Anand Bhavan (2.5 km), Khusro Bagh (3.0 km), and Allahabad Fort (1.0 km).
Is Bungalow One accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.