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Nayana's Homestay

Chota Kothi, Uttarpally Phooldanga, Santiniketan 723135 India
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 17/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Santiniketan
NAYANA'S HOMESTAY A home away from home. Walk, cycle, photograph crumbling terracotta temples, wander through tribal villages, enjoy Tagore's University or just slumber in a quiet corner of 'CHOTA KOTHI'. A cosy environment for like-minded guests where the hosts are always present and involved with the day to day cooking, cleaning and other activities of their house. An unpretentious, friendly atmosphere with energetic evening 'addas'. A 'Homestay' in the true sense of the word. *2 Rooms - sleeping 5 adults. Tariff (Rs. 4500/4000) Includes Breakfast & Dinner, Tea/coffee & mineral water. *Rooms One Room air-conditioned.
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Free parking
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
Outdoor furniture
Paid wifi
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
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Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Debashree b wrote a review Jun 2020
Cooch Behar, India12 contributions4 helpful votes
Me n my husband stayed for an unplanned night over there in mid June ,2020. Firstly it was so kind of the owner to arrange the room with such a short notice, specially at a late hour. When we reached over there, after our long tiring day, it was so welcoming and cozy..felt like being in a well known place. The house is pretty ,decor is minimal but elegant and having the old world charm. The garden is so unwinding n relaxing, so is the terrace. We felt like being recharged 😊. Look forward to spend a lazy holiday in the house soon.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Response from nayana161, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 23 Jun 2020
Please do visit for a longer stay and not a hurried one. Look forward to MEETING y ou this time. Thanks for the very kind review inspire of the " hurried " organisation. Haven't been able to go to the house since early March so no idea the condition it is in. My sincere apologies for any inconvenience.
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Montipugh wrote a review Mar 2020
Great Torrington, United Kingdom28 contributions19 helpful votes
I've just returned to a frenetic Bombay after a three night stay at Nayana's. What an absolute treat! Within hours of arriving a sense of calm descended and the opportunity to 'just be' was just what I needed. Is it really possible to feel 'at home' so quickly? We were lucky enough to be visiting during the Dol Utsav and had the opportunity to venture out to join in the festivities. Shantiniketan is a very special place and Nayana not only shared her home but was incredibly generous with her time too. It was hard to leave and I know that I'll return! Thank you so much Nayana, I had a wonderful time.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from nayana161, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Thank you for choosing to stay at Chota Kothi Nayana"s Homestay . It was a true delight to meet you. Look forward to your return.
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Natasha M wrote a review Mar 2020
Manila, Philippines2 contributions
This was my second visit to Nayana's Homestay, and it will definitely not be my last. This house has real soul. Every corner is filled with high art, folk art, books and textiles - which capture the soul of rural Bengal, and the high ideals of Rabindranath Tagore's Shantiniketan. Nayana herself is a descendant of the illustrious Tagore family: her knowledge and deep insights of the Bengal Renaissance make the homestay more than just a comfortable place to lay a weary head. That said, comfort is provided at the homestay. It provides the creature comforts of good, authentic food (by a nearby catering service, at reasonable prices), nice coffee and tea, short-bread cookies to go along, and other niceties (e.g. bikes to explore the town, a quick phone call to get the loyal Nobi's
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from nayana161, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 12 Mar 2020
The sooner the better. Thank you so much for your kind words. Look forward to your next visit.
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Falguni Goghari wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Nayana Homestay is a beautiful home away from home.Very comfortable and peaceful. Many interesting books to browse and beautiful artifacts adorn the home each with a story to tell.Friendly warm hostess ably assisted by a local help. Strongly recommended to one and all. Thku Nayana for the lovely memories.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Ranjona B wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
Nayana's Homestay is a delightful, comfortable home that is a treasure trove of Indian handicrafts abd arts. A lovely garden, helpful, knowledgeable hostess and capable housekeeper make this a must stay!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from nayana161, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Many thanks for your kind words. Do sincerely hope that you visit again.
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IndiaWest BengalBirbhum DistrictSantiniketan
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