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next to Phuldanga village off the Taltore Road, Santiniketan 731235 India
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#2 of 29 in Santiniketan
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This is an exclusive property (villa) in the Shantiniketan area and guests receive highly personalised attention and service in spacious, natural surroundings. Dining is a speciality, and all meals with accommodation are also available. The emphasis is on maintaining a peaceful and unpolluted base for relaxation. As a Homestay with the owners in residence, care is exercised with the process of guest admission.
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Shankar Kallat wrote a review 16 May
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We had a great stay from 13 to 15May. The general ambience was one of peace and calm. The hosts were gracious and the staff helpful. The food was great. Each dish was a delectable delicacy. Visit , if for nothing else, for the food. Each dish we ate had a distinct taste.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Vinita Gursahani Singh wrote a review Oct 2021
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India27 contributions18 helpful votes
If someone told you Mitali serves the most wonderful food in all of Santiniketan, they are telling the absolute truth. It really is the place to eat heavenly meals. So it was a treat for us to stay there, discuss the possible menu combinations, see the masterful Sukanya in action in her massive kitchen (helped by a great team of women trained by her) and then devour each course with conversations about travels and culture and politics and what not... The house is sprawling, well lived in, stuffed with this and that, surrounded by gardens and vegetable patches. When we were not eating :), we spent the day meeting and seeing different areas recommended by Sukanya and Krishno Dey. They also have a nice boutique of natural dyed garments inside the home grounds. For me, the mornings were about walking around a nearby lake and canal. So if you want to dive quickly into the slow, unhurried pace of Santiniketan, stay here.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Shourya Sinha wrote a review Aug 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India3 contributions4 helpful votes
We were a group of three families visiting Shantiniketan in August 2021 and we boarded for a couple of nights at Mitali. It is a beautiful quaint homestay with a picturesque garden, delightfully old fashioned and tastefully designed with a lot of heart. However, there are a few riders here which makes this homestay a little less than a splendid experience to have. The property has one main building which is almost at the center of the real estate and an annexe building behind it. The rooms of the main building and the annexe building don't equal in size as well as aesthetics. This disparity could be a little upsetting as tariffs for all rooms are the same. The staircase to the rooms in the annexe building are uneven and not suitable for the aged. Hence, it is advisable to seek clarity beforehand on which room is being allotted. The rooms also need a little bit of retouching in terms of furniture and lighting. The lighting of the rooms is particularly quite pedestrian and snuffs the overall vibe of the place. The food and the kitchen staff are equally good, although we felt that the pricing of the food can be looked into. The owners are good hosts and they definitely make the overall experience pleasurable and warm.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: The room at the back of the main building is the largest.
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Kiwisonali wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions
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Mitali Homestay was a quinessential Bengali Home, complete with the Bharar Ghar (Butler's pantry) and bagan (garden). The hostess, Shukarna has a very calming and soothing personality. I personally liked the place more because of how much Shukarna made us feel so welcome and at home. It felt like coming home after a long interval, away. The food was freshly cooked and deliciously different. However, I did feel that it could be revamped and the facilities updated to focus on cleanliness and sanitation. While the rooms were spacious, the en suite could do with some TLC. I would have preferred the lighting in the rooms to be brighter, with table lamps by the bedside, so I could read myself to sleep. The TV did not seem to be working - but that was not a major. Perhaps, Shukarna would consider decluttering a bit and changing the upholstery and curtain. With a little bit of updating and revamping, Mitali could sparkle with brightness and welcome more guests, while retaining its old world charm. I would love to re visit, after the revamp, if and when, possible.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from ulysses28, Owner at Mitali Homestays
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you for your detailed comments and suggestions. We shall certainly keep them in mind as we make and carry out our weekly plans for repairs and replacements. These are a constant preoccupation on the Homestay side of running the Mitali enterprise, with its recent additions of a full-time Restaurant offering many different cuisines, and a Boutique that focuses on hand-crafted items. We look forward to a continuing dialogue that pushes us to ever higher standards.
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TravellerPetals wrote a review Jan 2020
New Delhi, India249 contributions162 helpful votes
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Met Sukanya the owner and main chef of Mitali's kitchen. She showed us around and saw that they grew their own vegetables and other herbs. It was a very lush and well maintained property with a green lawn and the restaurant was housed separately. It is a well maintained restaurant good for close to 30 people. Sukanya attends to her guests personally and also told about the food that she had prepared for us. They have global entree's as well - but we stuck to the local flavors. They offer thali's - and you can order on the side as well. Overall a very good meal but a tad expensive meal, courteous host/owner and local flavours.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Panxio wrote a review Nov 2019
Brussels, Belgium41 contributions13 helpful votes
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The Mitali House is surrounded by a lovely well-kept garden so from your room you see green and flowers. The interior is decorated with taste and many elements that will make you feel like at home, at least this was my feeling since the first moment I arrived. Breakfast is really generous: what I loved most where the home-made jams from homo-grown organic fruits and flowers. Quiet is at home there, so enjoy great nights of sleep, lazy afternoons on the rooftop terrace or suggestive nights looking at the stars. But the best of the house are the two owners who inspired me with tips about the city and took me for walks into local handicraft shops and markets. As a solo traveller I also enjoyed stimulating conversations with them about the life and work of Tagore as well as more personal honest exchange about ourselves. I am already looking forward to coming back to this place.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from ulysses28, Owner at Mitali Homestays
Responded 26 Nov 2019
We thank Mr. Panxio for his generous comments about his experience at Mitali with us, his sentiments reciprocated in full! His enthusiasm for Shantiniketan and the little we were able to show and inform reminded us of the very reasons we had in starting a Homestay in the first place. We see the beginnings of a lasting friendship.
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Suma S wrote a review Mar 2019
Ahmedabad50 contributions33 helpful votes
We were a group of nine cousins, all females, from different parts of India visiting Shantiniketan. Our stay at Mitali homestay was a wonderful experience. We received personal attention from the host/owner couple, Mr. Krishno and Mrs. Sukanya Dey. We soaked in the old world royal charm of the house. The surrounding gardens are an attraction with well grown flowers, fruits and vegetables. Smt. Sukanya pampered us with her exotic Bengali dishes and sweets. The hot breakfast on the terrace was an icing on the cake. We relished dishes made from freshly plucked cabbages, banana stem, drumstick leaves, coriander, baby carrots and spinach. Also tasted the fresh strawberries grown painstakingly by Sukanya. Sukanya also has a well stocked boutique in the premises with sarees, tops, skirts and stoles to die for. Overall we had a wonderful stay at Mitali and would recommend to all those who want to soak themselves in the peace and tranquility of Shantiniketan
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Indrani R wrote a review Feb 2019
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We visited this property in early December and had a wonderful experience. Shantiniketan is a special destination for all Rabindranath Tagore's admirers and followers. We were searching for the right place to stay there and we found this as our best option and our expectations were not only met but we were surprised by the hospitality, cuisine and knowledge of the host and hostess. The kitchen garden providing fresh produce for the meals and every meal were served with utmost care. Bengali, Continental, Thai and whatever you chose were provided. The atmosphere was very nice with garden and serenity all around. Easy access and close to Vishwabharati. The rooms could be made a little better as well as the bathrooms. It is not suitable for big groups I feel. Great stay. Will definitely return. Stayed for two nights.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Room Tip: The separate unit is better for `room choice
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Response from ulysses28, Owner at Mitali Homestays
Responded 18 Feb 2019
Thank you for the helpful comments and positive reviews. We do appreciate your comments on the need for improvement of rooms and bathrooms. We try our best, with the fund constraints we face, in maintaining such a large and sprawling half-century-old property that has had visitors for mostly half the year. Hence our recent shift in focus to food for a larger and more consistent audience, looking beyond just our Homestay guests.
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Samrat M wrote a review Feb 2019
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Excellent food. Huge well maintained rooms. Verandas to die for and relax. and lots and lots of books to see and read Unimaginable collection of books.. Gaze the stars in the night and walk in the morning on the lush lawns Unwind totally and enjoy the hospitality of Mr and MrsDey.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Room Tip: rooms in the main building are the best,
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Response from ulysses28, Owner at Mitali Homestays
Responded 16 Feb 2019
a very warm review to treasure and live up to in the months and years ahead
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Activanj wrote a review Jan 2019
Kolkata (Calcutta), India166 contributions42 helpful votes
The hosts extended a very warm welcome, accomodating all our needs. We stayed in the apartment beside the main building.I have to mention the excellent culinary skills of Sukanya, who left me and my family mesmerised with the variety, freshness( straight from the garden) and awesome taste of all the continental delicacies as well as the bengali food!We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast in the terrace amidst stimulating conversations with other guests and our hosts.All in all a wonderful, relaxing stay with family, recommended to all!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from ulysses28, Owner at Mitali Homestays
Responded 17 Jan 2019
Thank you for your warm and generous remarks. We so enjoyed your company and we would love to see you back at Mitali, Krishno and Sukanya Dey
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mitali Homestays
Which popular attractions are close to Mitali Homestays?
Nearby attractions include Visva Bharati University (2.9 km), Tagore's Ashram (1.1 km), and Amar Kutir (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mitali Homestays?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Mitali Homestays?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Mitali Homestays?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mitali Homestays?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ghare Baire, Kharimati Resort, and 9x9 Restaurant.
Does Mitali Homestays have airport transportation?
Yes, Mitali Homestays offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.