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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
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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JandJMelbourne wrote a review Dec 2019
Melbourne150 contributions61 helpful votes
We found Nayana and her Homestay by chance whilst planning a road trip through West Bengal, and what wondrous luck that was. Nayana is a passionate, dynamic woman, we felt almost immediately that we had been friends forever. Arriving after a long journey on rather bad roads,albeit full of interest we were immediately made to feel at home. Nayana's home is our sort of home, full of interesting and stunning artifacts, family photos and paintings, comfort, cool, lovely verandah to sit and watch the world go by. We immediately felt at home. Maku, Nayanas right hand woman was always on hand, we enjoyed her delicious breakfasts, bedrooms always tidied and amenities refilled. Good shower, extremely comfortable beds Nayana's verandah or her lovely living room or up on the balcony are
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from nayana161, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 7 Dec 2019
Thank you so very much for your really kind words. I'm overwhelmed. Particularly as it was such an absolute joy and privilege to host you. Chota kothi awaits your return. Soon . Please.
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MLShie wrote a review Dec 2019
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Arriving from Kolkata, we drove through the gate of Chota Kothi and were immediately charmed by the garden and the warm yellow house itself, with seating areas in the front, rear, and on the veranda, all with garden views. Inside, the eclectic art, raj-era dark wood furnishings, black & white photographs, and colorful textiles all made for a nostalgic feel that matches perfectly with Shanti Niketan itself. The Bengali dinner was wonderful, high quality food and well-prepared. Exploring the town, university and forest market were all lovely, but the house drew me in such that all I wanted to do was read a novel on the front porch. Maku, the caretaker, was accommodating and discreet, and her breakfast of eggs, oven toast, and local fruit was delicious. We will return again and
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from nayana161, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 2 Dec 2019
Look forward to hosting you personally next time. Please visit again soon.
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janetol1 wrote a review Nov 2019
Leatherhead, United Kingdom166 contributions96 helpful votes
Chota Kothi is located in a quiet residential area, surrounded by its own garden. It has 2 bedrooms available,colourful and ethnic in style. Both are on the ground floor and have ensuite facilities. When we stayed, earlier this month, we slept and ate very well. Nayana was there to host us and was happy for us to consume our own beers. She tailored food to our tastes and all in all we had a great stay.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from nayana161, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 27 Nov 2019
Thank you so much for visiting. Really enjoyed our evening natter on the terrace. Please come back and love to Pat.
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sridharpnc wrote a review Oct 2019
Kolkata, India2 contributions
One always looks forward to the peace that Santiniketan offers and the tranquility of Nayana’s home stay. One was somewhat sceptical since Nayana said she wouldn’t be around. The apprehension was totally unfounded .Maku, her woman been well trained and and offered excellent service. The trees have grown beautifully and offer protection from ambient sounds. The stone Ganesha, a new acquisition, adds a new charm to that corner of the lawn. The whole property with its fresh coat of paint looks very nice and inviting. Thanks Nayana for making our holiday so enjoyable. If you had been around one could have had some stimulating conversations and the walks would have been longer.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from nayana161, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 29 Oct 2019
There is always a next time. Please visit again.. soon
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mohuacm wrote a review Aug 2019
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In your hectic, harried cacophonic city life, can you hear the sound of silence? Nayana's Homestay at Uttarpally will provide you an idyllic settling amidst sylvan nature to do exactly that. Listen to the sound of silence! Located in Prantik, away from the slightly congested Bolpur town, Chhota Kothi, as her house is named, is a beautiful two storeyed one with a sprawling front garden and a kitchen garden. The two guest rooms are on the ground floor with a living/dining area and two verandahs. Tastefully done up with handicrafts, pottery, ceramicware, masks, curios, paintings, you may find a touch of Bengal is almost every corner. The bedrooms are spacious, beautifully done up and garden facing. The caretaker, a lady from the neighbouring village will prepare a healthy,
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from nayana161, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 29 Aug 2019
Please visit to enjoy the silence again and again.
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IndiaWest BengalBirbhum DistrictSantiniketan
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