Itachuna Rajbari

Itachuna Rajbari

Itachuna Hoogly District, Kolkata (Calcutta) 712147 India
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Itachuna Hoogly District, Kolkata (Calcutta) 712147 India
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TaniaBanerjee89 wrote a review Jul 2022
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for one night at this beautiful property at Choto Boudi room and had a fantastic experience. It is quite a well maintained property and small aspects like the evening property tour, Arati, flute during evening snacks and morning wakeup call with tea really differentiate the experience from any other holiday.
Pros:
Hospitality and warmth of the Itachuna team
Amazing authentic Bengali food
Rooms with old world charm that have pictures of the erstwhile resident members of the family
Highly talented flute player
Presence of a very nice boutique and scope to buy paintings/handicrafts made by local students

Cons:
Nothing that I can think of. Only one suggestion: it would be great if an option for having limited/ light comfort food for dinner could be provided

Overall, a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mahasweta G Pal wrote a review Mar 2020
New Delhi, India
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magnificence and opulence are embedded into the structure and function of the Itachuna Rajbari, which has opened doors to visitors only recently. Recently, the location assumed greater significance after a few movies were shot depicting post-independence India in the 1950s and 1960s (Lootera). But the walls of the palace stand tall, guarding the stories of yore and folklore. The best part of our visit was that I was able to meet the present-day custodians of the palace and understand their ethos and pathos with regard to the construction and maintenance of the palace. They're a happy bunch of siblings, supporting each other in their separate lives while keeping the beauty of the palatial structure Intact.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Joydeep R wrote a review Oct 2021
Irvine, California
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The visit was to get a taste of royalty.
Pros:
1. Excellent behaviour of people
2. Touch & feel of history

Cons:
1. The booking experience - Response and behaviour were rude and not truthful
2. Cleanliness

Another driving factor for our visit was exquisite food. But UNFORTUNATELY the food was very much average (moreover the fishes were not even cleaned properly but cooked).

Overall experience could have been made much luxurious by still keeping the historical feels. For e.g.
1. The room and bathroom amenities could have been made much improved.
2. For evening tea we had to go to "Cha Ghar" (tea room). It was too shabby and walkway was also not well lit.
3. The rooms and bathroom were full of insects.
4. Even the balcony was not well lit without any fan working, hence sitting there in the evening & enjoying a quality family time was impossible.
5. Most of the extra paid food (over & above thali) were poorly cooked. For e.g. Mutton was too hard, Pabda fishes were having full of blood inside those, Chicken quality was worst, Pomfret was made extremely spicy. The only good part was Bhetki shorshe.
6. The evening tour of the Rajbari could have been made much more interesting. A light & sound event on the "Thakur dalan" with sitting arrangements on that lawn as well as the balconies could have made this a star attraction.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you are looking for a quality time with family in a royal setup, then you will be greatly...
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Susmita R wrote a review Nov 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a terrible experience at Itachuna Rajbari. I have just come back from the place with a very bitter experience. First of all, they did not provide the basic services which we are supposed to get considering the exceptionally high room charges (Rs 4500). There is no room service. It is difficult to take luggage to room and back, particularly if your room is in the 1st floor. The charges for meal and snacks are exorbitantly high. The room was very stuffy and small (I was in 'choto pishi'). My 2 year old son accidentally spilled tea on bed sheet for which they charged Rs 1800 at checkout - an unbelievably high amount without any justification. The behaviour of the manager was extremely bad. I think he is not trained for hospitality sector where good amicable behaviour is a basic requirement. The behaviour of the manager made our overall experience more bitter and forgettable.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Monalisa M wrote a review Mar 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location: It is fifteen minutes drive from Khanyan Railway station. You can also book a taxi from Ola, Uber or any other booking app. They will charge you under 1800 for one way. There are parking spaces provided for guest’s car.
Rooms: We booked two rooms to accommodate our family, the room names were Pishimoshai and Kakababu. The rooms were in pristine conditions and well maintained, the lines and other items were clean. The washrooms in both rooms were enormous and the rooms had a regal atmosphere because of the architectural elements. It was a birthday of a family member and so they had decorated the room in advance free of charge.
Food: The food is served in a traditional bronze utensils and the arrangement is marvellous. Each dish is cooked with careful preparation and it is a reward to your taste buds. The Bengali lunch thali reminds me of the older days when Bengali joint families sat together for meals. I loved the misti payash they cooked for the birthday member free of charge. The food carried the traditional and cultural values of the Bengali community. It is a treat for the food lovers. My special appreciation is towards the lady in charge of the kitchen. Her knowledge and precision of dishes and their history really impressed me. Her warm and kind behaviour towards the guest made the entire experience special.
We had also gone on a guide tour where we learned of the history and importance of the property. It was a delightful experience to meet the owner, he was extremely warm and friendly towards the visitors. He also took time to give everyone a personalised tour of some parts of the house. I would highly recommend to visit this property during Holi. The staffs were very helpful and warm, they took time to personally assist each and every guest. The stay in the Rajbari is an immersive experience as one can unveils the centuries and legacy in the architecture. It is also a haven for nature lovers, a true paradise in between of concrete. I would love to visit again.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Arjun S wrote a review May 2022
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Extremely hospitable stay at an old zamindar house (not actually a palace, as explained by the local guide).
Pluses :
1. Awesome homely food in large quantities. Best homely food i have ever had outside my home. The dining room is grand and the serving makes you feel like a king.
2. The staff are extremely well behaved, friendly, welcoming and helpful.
3. Premises are extremely clean and well maintained.
4. Soft music playing at all times in the courtyard.
5. Wifi is good.
6. Food prices are reasonable compared to the quantities provided.
7. View from terrace is good, and is only allowed during the guided tour in the evening.
8. Evening Aarti (Worship) in the temple is good.
Minuses:
1. Food options are limited, but it is understandable considering the remote location of the place.
2. The 4 huts are located quite a distance from the main building, and is not advisable for elderly people. The area around the huts are too bushy, and there are a lot of insects/ants around. The place may become very muddy in case it rains. If you want to feel the royalty of the stay, then it is better to avoid the huts.
3. Guided tour in the evening is more of a marketing ploy, than an actual peek into the history of the place.
Overall, it is a very good experience if you stay in the main building. Must visit for the food and hospitality of the staff.
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Avoid the Huts, Stay in the Main building
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Anshuman_Ray wrote a review Dec 2023
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked for 1 night to celebrate my mom's 70th birthday on 15th October 2023. We booked Chhotoboudi room via Mylestones. It's a nice property. The room was on the 1st floor. The bed was spacious but room amenities and interiors were quite basic and could have been better. It hardly offered a proper wardrobe with hangers, not enough toiletries. There was a chest of drawer in bathroom which was locked. Did not have proper sitting arrangement for 3 people inside the room.
The positives: Food was good ... esp the afternoon meal... very wholesome and authentic bengali food. Dinner and breakfast were average ... nothing spectacular. The best part was the rajbari tour - the guide was humorous and entertaining. The evening arati was beautiful.
The drawbacks: One thing that could have made our stay special is if a cake could have been arranged for Ma, but they couldn't. Hence I got a vanilla tea cake from Flurys on our way to Itachuna but wish they could order a nice chocolate cake from a local bakery which they couldn't. These small gestures make a big impact esp when you're paying INR6000 per night only for stay.
Another disappointing incident was I lost a t shirt. I realised it 2 hours after my check out and immediately called up Mylestones and in fact I shared a photo of the t shirt. But there was no urgency or willingness to find it.

Overall a good stay but not exceptional experience. Shall recommend friends and family for 1 night stay but not beyond that.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Carry cash... they don't accept credit cards for food expenses. Network is poor - carry an airtel...
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Arindam wrote a review Mar 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall 2 days coverage with Performance was satisfactory but very limited food and too less items. Not happy with the breakfast, Lunch and dinner. In my life time for the first time i experienced that desert is limited to 1 small size rosogolla, 4spoons of sweet curd. The chutni container (mini) really made us laugh significantly. While we asked to Puri, the service person came with 2 puris in the container :P

Strange item selector, Sweet Pulao without any gravy item in the dish.

Room is so so. No cleaning until we checked-out. AC supply is within stipulated time but our connection was discontinued 1 hour before without any notification.

Overall nothing great, overall manpower is very very limited. I would summarize telling that this is one of the unique example/sample of doing business in the cheapest way.
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Date of stay: March 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Archita wrote a review Apr 2022
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Very bad experience. Immediately the title of rajbari should be withdrawn. If someone goes for a weekend relaxation, he will return with a horrible experience. Why aircondition should not run for 24hours when you are taking such huge amount of money. Moreover for lunch and dinner they are taking Rs 700 for veg thali. One has to pay extra for fish/chicken/mutton. Rooms are not spacious as like Rajbari. they are very small. Bathrooms are also not that of great quality. 2 hours in the evening and 2 hrs in the morning you will not have any A/C. Just imagine you have gone for relaxation in the summer . How will u feel. Staff behaviour not bad, but also not praiseworthy. Quality of food is good, but you can get the same quality in much less amount and with a better ambience. Overall I will not recommend anyone to visit Itachuna . However if someone wants to taste a bitter experience, they can go
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Date of stay: April 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Prerna Chatterjee wrote a review Feb 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I went for a 3 days-2 nights' trip with my family. We had two rooms (Boro Pishi for 3 and Chhoto Boudi for 2). Considering the high charges of the place, the rooms and services were average. The Boro Pishi room was supposed to accommodate the 3 of us. But it was actually a double bedroom where they had thrown in an extra cot right in front of the bathroom for the third guest. The Chhoto Boudi room for 2 was in fact bigger than Boro Pishi. So idk why that is meant for two people. There was a foul smell coming from the washroom of the Chhoto Boudi room all day and night. We asked the management to look into it, or change the room. They refused, citing the lack of available rooms. So we stayed on with the foul smell, wearing masks even when we went to sleep.

Another weird thing enforced by the administration is that you CANNOT go out once you are within the property. They close the gates and you feel like a prisoner in the premises. There is not much to do within the property, except for strolling around and clicking pictures. After a point you feel like going out in the fields for some fresh air.

The only good thing about our stay was the food. It was piping hot, fresh and delicious. Mostly Bengali delicacies which were delectable.
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Date of stay: February 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Answer from TaniaBanerjee89
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India160 contributions28 helpful votes
Ground floor has rooms and very good ones. You can email them directly with this request.
Shreerupa B asked a question May 2022
Leicester, United Kingdom115 contributions40 helpful votes
Are there mini fridges in the room
Answer from Arjun S
Kolkata (Calcutta), India6 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes, we had one in the chhoto boudi room. Not sure about other rooms Huts dont have any.
Meander35249897328 asked a question Jan 2022
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Is unmarried couple allowed?
Answer from BabuMuk
Glasgow, United Kingdom56 contributions20 helpful votes
No, they are v particular about this.
God_of_Small_Things7 asked a question Nov 2021
United States1,513 contribution2 helpful votes
Do you have Wi-Fi for guests?
Sayan B wrote a tip 11 Jun
11 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try going during Janmastami and Kalipuja"
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Siddharth G wrote a tip Jan 2024
Pune, India56 contributions69 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure to point out to the staff if something is not up to the mark."
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Anshuman_Ray wrote a tip Dec 2023
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia50 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Carry cash... they don't accept credit cards for food expenses. Network is poor - carry an airtel dongle. Carry your cake, liquors if you plan to celebrate any occasion"
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Nishan G wrote a tip May 2023
Kalyani, India150 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"PLAN FROM FAR BEFORE YOU THINK, BECAUSE OF HIGH DEMAND."
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Debashis Basu wrote a tip Jan 2023
Kolkata (Calcutta), India26 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the package carefully. The package is not well designed and prone to lot of wastage of food. "
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