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Deer Park, Lalbandh, Dist Birbhum Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Santiniketan 731235 India
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Deer Park, Lalbandh, Dist Birbhum Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Santiniketan 731235 India
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Gitanjali S wrote a review Feb 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India131 contributions84 helpful votes
Totos are parked in front on the road from roughly 10am.We can go everywhere like forests,villages,market,Kankalitala temple by totos.Their breakfast is very nice and staff too keep the place clean all the time.In the small space available their garden is so beautifully landscaped and represents shantiniketan to the fullest meaning .the Rabindra sangeet adds more sweetness to the essence of Park Guest house.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Compass816351 wrote a review Dec 2019
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The place needs better maintenance. A leaking tap in the bathroom. But the management hasn't been able to get it fixed inspite of multiple reminders. They have a lovely terrace but the tablecloth hasn't been changed in ages. It has stains and burnt marks. For a place that has such a beautiful location, ambience, rooms and staff, the maintenance needs to step up. And the front desk needs to be more prompt in their service.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
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franckbart wrote a review Dec 2019
Bengaluru, India207 contributions120 helpful votes
I had come many time to the guest house. It is nothing great but the staff is friendly and tries to help whenever they can. The food is good (the tea is very average). The service is slow (but nothing different in similar places in Santiniketan). The location is very good, a walking distance from Kala Bhavan.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Manoshi wrote a review Nov 2019
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Rooms are small but clean and tidy. Suite was best with spacious bathroom, bedroom and living room. Best part is the staff who were very cooperative and understanding. Food is delicious 👌. coffee is best. Best place for everyone who wants a comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Debasmita12 wrote a review Jun 2018
Kolkata (Calcutta), India6 contributions7 helpful votes
The guest house is located close to the Deer park (2-3mins walking). The room and washroom are decent and clean enough. Would recommend to opt for the rooms that are Garden facing. The food menu is lavish with lots of options and good taste. However, we noticed a difference in behavior of the hotel staffs towards the native/Indians and foreigners. We did not like this attitude of the hotel staff towards the native/Indian visitors and it was a clear example of racial discrimination. If such is the case, I would like to ask the Manager of Park Guest House to just allow and serve foreigners instead. Tips: Park is not in close proximity to Sonajhuri forest and Sanibarer Haat and does not provide you that serene ambience Sonajhuri has for you.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Amitabh R wrote a review May 2018
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I would be listing my experiences - 1. There is no parking space, although their website say so. My car was parked outside the property within few local bikes and scooters. 2. Check-in time was abnormal, there was no one to take the luggage in. Only on asking the guy at the reception called for a guy. 3. The room was pretty small, and above all very noisy. The room was simply uncomfortable. Continuous noise was coming from the back office or kitchen of the hotel; and the people were shouting at the top of their voice; even scolding and cursing each other. 4. The food was not at all good. Not only taste wise but also the items in the menu card were not there. And when I say, its like simple items like mutton curry. On the food part although the Park Guest House say that they have Continental, please do not expect the same. However it was there once upon a time like in 2010. 5. The hotel team was absolutely unprofessional and need training. They were least interested to serve you. They will not give you time while taking food orders, as for example. Behavior is too bad. 6. Lastly, very importantly, I was being told while booking that it is INR 1500 per night and breakfast as complimentary; while billing at the end of the stay they charged me INR 1300 per night for stay and breakfast was heftily charged. Overall, I would suggest people to avoid this hotel or whatever it is. My stay period was from 25th May18 to 27th May18.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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shanayaroy wrote a review Apr 2018
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Extremely poor.. food served after 2hrs. Raw paneer was served. behaviour was also not good. Won't visit ever again.if you are hungry then kindly don't prefer this restaurant cause it takes to much time to serve
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Kunal Kumar S wrote a review Feb 2018
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I had booked for 30th December 2017 and made advance payment in full in the month of October 2017. However there was no reservation in our name and we were told to pay extra for alternate arrangement. When we refused, we were told that the amount would be refunded. It is almost 2 months now and with repeated follow ups, till date neither the amount has been refunded nor has been any response. Guess, Legal recourse is the only option left.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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ShiladityaSenbarat wrote a review Aug 2017
Kolkata (Calcutta), India63 contributions27 helpful votes
This is, at best, a budget property with commensurate service levels. Nothing great about this tourist accommodation, but just a small place with a homely and cosy feel. It is located very near the deer park in the lalbandh area, and off from the main road. This, we found could be a deterrent for visitors travelling without their own vehicle, as the toto-wallahs have a habit of fleecing unassuming passengers on every pretext. Sadly, the hotel does nothing to alleviate their plight! The approach road is a 'kachcha' one, ie dusty and unmetalled, with very poor lighting, running through a crop of mud houses. The hotel, or rather "inn" I should call it, is neatly maintained, with nice flowering plants and shrubs interspersed with a cobbled path zigzaging the way from entrance to the dwelling area. A few shades and canopies with underneath sitting areas make for nice 'addas', where small groups can sit around the tables and chit-chat while having tea, a meal or a snack. Rooms are cosy and compact, one or two may have their private balconies, but most of them open out to a common verandah or lobby area. TVs, ACs and Geysers are all provided. But space inside the rooms is sparse and bathrooms are just ok. The bed is not very comfortable, but you may make do with it. In-room tea/coffee maker is also available, albeit tucked in a corner nestled on a tiny wooden shelf. Somehow, the rooms allotted to us were not smelling that 'fresh', nor did the upholstery appear anything more than just 'spartan'. Food was reasonable, portions were sumptuous. However, it may be best to stick to staples and not try anything too adventurous, on the menu. Liquour was not readily available, though they did assure they could get something against a small charge. It is best to carry your own, in case you may need. There is only one shop within some distance and that too, does not offer you much choices. An advantage of this property is that they offer driver accommodation as well. And of course, the deer park was within walking distance. Quite a few deer there. Now for a few tips to` my fellow travellers who may wish to visit Shantiniketan and hence may be reading this piece. i. In case you are not planning to have a car at your disposal, it is best to opt for a property on the main road, as that will give you easier access to the hot spots around. Also, strolls in the evening or early morning could be easier if you are on the road. ii. Please do your homework before you leave and have your 'places to visit' well listed in your mind. Otherwise, it may be a waste of money and time to trust the toto-wallahs, who take gullible tourists on useless trips around meaningless properties. iii. Among other things, 'chhatim-tala', the museum complex, one or two of the eponymous trees that made it to the annals of Shantiniketan's history, some local 'haat' (flea markets), etc could be on your visiting itinerary. iv. Wheelchair is readily available at the museum complex, in case you are travelling with somebody elderly or who may need such support. Food
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Iason P wrote a review Aug 2017
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The more bad guest house in Santiniketan.THe workers from this guest house dont respect the costumers.You can gonna to eat you wait 40 minites noone from the workers you speak you and after you ask too order and the say you we can take you order after 30 minites .We are not open but nobadi inform you and you wait like stupid.Other times you order and th say you from this food in thecatalog list you have to order 2 or 3 plates.Also th rooms is very expensive for Santiniketan.You can find nice place with 200 Rp at night.Also the food in not so good.All the foods have some taste.Boring taste from hotel. Bad workers,owner from this hotel,very expensive ,they dont know to respect the costumer
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Date of stay: July 2017
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$19 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndiaWest BengalBirbhum DistrictSantiniketan
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What food & drink options are available at Park Guest House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Park Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.