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Jiraan, The Retreat

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KuntalDas wrote a review Dec 2023
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
This is an excellent place to spend time amongst nature for a few days. The major USP is the love and care of the owner cum manager. She went ahead with that extra care and attention that made the stay even better. The sumptuous lunch catered specifically for us was mind blowing. A meal containing more than 10 items - with home made flavour ! Will go back just for this. She arranged an award winning Baul singer - just for us which we will remember for a long time !
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Banhi wrote a review Oct 2021
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A true retreat for us. Idling our time doing nothing. Very peaceful place with a touch of warm hospitality. Owner personally take care to ensure all comfort. Food is excellent. The staff are very helpful. A vast water body and lots of greenery soothes one's senses. A serene calm atmosphere drapes you as soon as you enter the property. Wishing to return......
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sarkeranirban16 wrote a review Dec 2018
Kolkata (Calcutta), India175 contributions120 helpful votes
We were a group of 8 ladies along with 6 teenage kids & we visited this place in the last week of December during the time of Poush Mela. This place is located in the midst of nature & is a wonderful place to stay if you are going in a group & want to enjoy the calm & quiet environment away from the hustle of city life. The best part of this place is the food & the care & hospitality of the owner who is a lady along with her support staff who will not give you a chance to complain & will take care of your every day needs to the best of her abilities. She cooks lovely & tasty food prepared straight from the farmhouse & you will enjoy it thoroughly. This is a little far away from the station but they arrange pickup & drop along with local sightseeing tour so this should not be a problem. We enjoyed bonfire which was arranged in the cold evening & would like to visit this place again in future & also recommend to others,
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Date of stay: December 2018
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SaddviAndalwala wrote a review Oct 2017
Jharkhand, India583 contributions155 helpful votes
Located just a kilometre away from buzz of the Bolpur city, teh hotel offered me a serene, peaceful environment to spend the three nights I had been in Shantiniketan. I rose with the chirping of birds, to find that my morning tea has already been served by the hotel-staff. The meals were also offered at the right time. The manager was very courteous and took utmost care for my convenience.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Room Tip: The back side rooms are the best
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Aaditto wrote a review Dec 2015
Kolkata (Calcutta), India4 contributions14 helpful votes
This property was originally owned and developed by my family-members - so I know the place from its inception. However, now that they have sold the establishment to a 'Tourism Company', I see there are a number of ODD MISTAKES in this listing... 1) LOCATION of the property as being 'IN SANTINIKETAN':- It is located within the "Ilam Bazar" area (pin code 731236) - which is NEAR Bolpur-Santiniketan - but it is CERTAINLY NOT INSIDE SANTINIKETAN (The Bolpur-Santiniketan jurisdiction ENDS about a kilometer before Jiraan)! 2) POSITION ON THE MAP:- The position shown on the map is OUTRIGHT WRONG! It should be about 8-10 km south-west of where it is SHOWN; it is actually located in Kamar-Para village
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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Bk D wrote a review Nov 2015
Kolkata (Calcutta), India9 contributions2 helpful votes
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I have already visited Jiran 8 to 9 times with my family & Friends. Each time I discover the beauty of the surroundings. I stayed there in last Basantosav(Dol) with my family, we arranged Baul Songs & Santhali Dance in the resort . Everybody enjoyed the programme. Specially Bappa is very heplful and he co-operated with us in every matter.
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Date of stay: March 2015
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Suman B wrote a review Jan 2015
Kolkata (Calcutta), India40 contributions47 helpful votes
We've booked 'dol mahal'. There is a big pond inside the Resort.. three side of resort is nothing but green paddy field.. Lots of trees are inside the resort. For bird lovers it's a must place to go.. You can have fish just caught from pond... The hotel staffs are too homely..
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Date of stay: January 2015
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Debapratim Dey wrote a review May 2014
Kolkata (Calcutta), India22 contributions28 helpful votes
1 N/2 D should be the ideal gateway for this. For longer stay - group visit may be ideal. Staff very cooperative ( But not trained in Hospitality and hence don't expect customer service by the way as we mean it). You will find good Bengali food. Make sure you order with sufficient time in hand. The rooms are decent with clean bathrooms. Although estate should have been better managed in terms of cleanliness and ambiance. You will find Bonolokhi - famous for good Bengali food nearby ( within 2 KM) and Pottery showroom within (5 KM) of the retreat. There is a variety store outside the retreat - with good stock of cold drinks, energy drinks, snacks - maggi and different types of salted nuts etc.
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Date of stay: April 2014
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Room Tip: All cottages are around a central pond. Please be aware that the pond is only full in Monsoon.
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Sandip G wrote a review Apr 2014
Kolkata (Calcutta), India4 contributions5 helpful votes
We had the occasion to visit Jiran the Retreat for 3 days from March 28, 2014 with our family of 6 members. Initially we had a doubt about the standard of the resort and the summer heat. However, all our doubts were put to rest. The thatched-roof rooms provided us with a previously unexperienced pleasure. The demand for AC appeared needless. The washrooms and the interior of the rooms were spacious and well maintained. The attending staff were simple and devoted to their work. No word of praise matches the quality and hygiene of the food served. We had the pleasure of having the taste of indigenous Bengali cuisine after a long time. The kitchen staff, specially the lady employees working there, were so courteous that you would feel very homely. The terrace above the dining room was amazing and we enjoyed the breezy weather despite the scorching heat of the sun. There are scope to improve the lighting arrangements and provide some games facilities for children. It was not a very luxurious stay but a happy and homely arrangement. The vegetable garden and the pond at the centre of the courtyard added to the attraction of the resort. The pond though, requires maintenance. Looking forward for our next visit.
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Date of stay: March 2014
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gopal de wrote a review Dec 2013
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jiran is a awsome place in shantiniketan,.jiran staff r really like own family members....cottage & senic view is mind blowing..catch fishing,,fresh eat,,fresh air,,fresh people....and they have good bengali chef...she have a magical hand...very nice&delicious food...like pure home made...with (boro boudi) love....i love this place very much.....its really awsome.
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Date of stay: December 2013
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₹2,487 - ₹2,487 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaWest BengalBirbhum DistrictSantiniketan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jiraan, The Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Jiraan, The Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Visva Bharati University (2.3 km), Tagore's Ashram (1.1 km), and Amar Kutir (2.8 km).
What are some restaurants close to Jiraan, The Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ghare Baire, 9x9 Restaurant, and Kharimati Resort.
Is Jiraan, The Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Santiniketan.