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Nayana's Homestay

Chota Kothi, Uttarpally, Bolpur, Santiniketan 723135 India
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 01/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Santiniketan
Travellers' Choice
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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Property amenities
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
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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mmghosh wrote a review Oct 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2 contributions
I'll start by giving 6 out of 5 stars for Nayana Gangooly's homestay Ans the first star goes for the bed where we had an 8 hour uninterrupted sleep from day 1 in probably the most comfortable mattress in over 50 years of travelling The place is beautifully appointed, and exactly the perfect place to wind down after cycle touring Which brings me to the cycle tours around north and west Santiniketan on x 2 Rockriders from Decathlon The countryside is flat, green, with literally hundreds of watercourses, great roads and brilliant dhabas *with* toilets Nayana orders meals, but if you are lucky (as we were) the completely brilliant Maku will come up with literally heavenly meals One trip to be repeated every year!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 11 Oct 2021
Oh,I really hope you will visit more than just ONCE a year! Will research more cycling routes...and the pomelo..don't forget the pomelo. Thank you so very much for your very kind words. It was indeed a pleasure. Please. Do visit again. Soon.
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Swarnankar Paul wrote a review Sep 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India8 contributions3 helpful votes
Well we again visited Nayana's homestay within a span of six months. This time we enjoyed all the more. Nayana's hospitality ,Ronnie(the doggo) were all present and welcomed us with open arms.Borgi's food(Home delivery) was also one of the highlights. We will definitely come back again and again.My daughter was suffering from altered taste (post vaccination) but Nayana went out of her way to make her feel comfortable. This place is a true Home and not just a stay and IS 500% RECOMMENDED. Keep the flag flying high!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 28 Sep 2021
Swarnankar, Rachna, Moumou, I.always like to say that visitors come as guests and leave as friends. And with you, it's definitely the case. Even Ronnie has withdrawal symptoms after your departure. I know we had a bit of trouble with Mosquitoes. Difficult to control with all the trees around. Luckily they are not the disease spreading variety. However, I'm putting up net screens on the windows in the bedrooms. Maybe this contains them a bit. Fingers crossed. Look forward to your next visit and we can plan some excursions around Birbhum. Many thanks for your kind words.
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Abhijit B wrote a review Sep 2021
31 contributions5 helpful votes
Nayana is an elegant and friendly hostess; in addition we were greeted by a cute & friendly pet dog Ronnie and ever smiling caretaker Maku. The place is spotlessly clean and thoughtfully decorated with all amenities you need for a decent living. There is no television, but no one watches TV while on a vacation. You can expect cheerful evening addas (chat) with the hostess. She has travelled to 55 countries and in no time you will get absorbed in an interesting conversation with her. Lots of books are there. You can relax and read in the balcony or garden. You can order good quality food from a nearby caterer. Quality of food in excellent. We are definitely going to return.
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Date of stay: September 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 22 Sep 2021
So happy to have met you two. Delightful adda which unfortunately I missed the.2 evenings I had to desert you.to return to Calcutta. Please, please return. Soon. Need more chats. Do take care and many.thanks for your kind words.
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Dia Bose Sengupta wrote a review Sep 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2 contributions2 helpful votes
Nayana's Homestay is a great place to stay in Shantiniketan. It is a beautiful property in a good location. Myself and my husband, Abhiroop visited the estate with our 19 months old daughter Abhyalaxmi along with a close friend. Breakfast and stay both were both delicious and comfortable respectively, thanks to Maku who happens to be Nayana's trusted staff. The room was clean and the property seemed well maintained. One should mention a very important aspect of the property which happens to be its well planned architecture, which allows proper cross ventilation and keeps the rooms comfortable even if one is not using the air conditioning. Food can also be procured from outside and Nayana did recommend some amazing places. Even at the time of writing this review we are still
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Date of stay: September 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 15 Sep 2021
Dear Dia, Abhiroop and Miss Curly mop :) It was SUCH a delight to host you. Not only was it fun for me as well it was also incredibly informative. You guys with your Fencing, Shooting and knowledge and interest in history was amazing and I'm honoured to have the opportunity to have met you. First of many visits I hope. Still lots to explore. Looking forward to future Adda sessions. Many thanks for your kind words.
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Deep wrote a review Aug 2021
Worldwide2 contributions1 helpful vote
tl;dr: Lovely property, great location, amazing breakfast & really really helpful and interesting hostess. Just choose this place if you can afford it. It's totally worth it. Details: We stayed here in the third weekend of Aug2021. Since I didn't book the place myself, I wasn't sure what to expect beforehand. But as soon as I got off the Toto (thoughtfully arranged by Nayana Di) and took one look at the house and the grounds, I got my breath taken completely away! "Beautiful" doesn't really do the place justice. It's a two-storey house sitting in an island of lush greenery. The grounds are strewn with huge trees. Mango, Coconut, Batabi-lebu (pomelo according to the internet), Taal (Palm) are the few that I could recognize but I'm sure, actual, literate folks will be able to
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Date of stay: August 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 29 Aug 2021
Dear Anushya and Deep. It was such a pleasure to host you. You are delightful. Please do return soon. By the way, the Tree with the fireflies " jonaki" was the NEEM tree:). Ronnie and Maku would also love to see you soon. Thank you very much for your kind words.
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IndiaWest BengalBirbhum DistrictSantiniketan
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