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Nayana's Homestay

Chota Kothi, Uttarpally Phooldanga, Santiniketan 723135 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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.
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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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pnt528 wrote a review Nov 2020
Hooghly, India11 contributions
Chota Kuthi is a home away from home. You can unwind undisturbed & just enjoy getting away from the everyday drill of city life. If you're keen on visiting nearby places for a little shopping or want to visit the University museum & some interesting eateries, the ever helpful host, Nayana, can suggest some of the best places suited to your interests & advise you on the best times to visit, routes, transport options etc. In Chota Kuthi, you feel the personal touch & warmth in every room. The rooms are spotless, the meals are excellent & the staff is efficient & discreet. The ample lawn houses a number of interesting flowering plants & trees & is ideal for an evening walk. The open terraces are great for tea time in the evenings. You'll never get bored during your stay. There are
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 23 Nov 2020
Many thanks for your kind words and lovely visit. Please return soon.
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AvishekGhosh wrote a review Oct 2020
Kolkata, India183 contributions31 helpful votes
I and my wife stayed at Nayana's Homestay for 2 nights this month. It was a wonderful stay well supervised by Nayana herself right from the time we left our home from Kolkata , till the time we were back to Kolkata. The homestay consists of 2 rooms in the ground floor with large attached bathroom. One room has AC while the other doesn't. However what makes the homestay stand out is the beautiful garden covered with wonderful flaura and fauna. Inside of the house is tastefully done, with antiques all over the place. The hospitality of the caretaker-Maku was splendid and we were well looked after. Considering the overall experience we would surely be back again soon. Thanks Nayana
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 25 Oct 2020
Thank you very much for your visit. Sorry to miss Halum. Please do come back.
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Prof. Mau Das Gupta wrote a review Sep 2020
Oxford, United Kingdom1 contribution
I with my two friends went to stay at Nayana's Homestay for two days in this Covid crisis period. She and her wonderful Chota Kothi with its trees, invaluable paintings and all kinds of crafts made us feel at home, that we dream of. She is fabulously friendly and you never know just to chatting with her in her amazingly organised house how time flies by. She gives you best advice to plan your visit in Shantiniketan and its surrounding areas. She arranges the best possible food for you. The domestic service you get here cannot expect in any other Homestay. Here, I just want to thank Nayana for giving us two amazing holidays to relax and get free from all the stresses. Waiting to visit you soon, Nayana!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 4 Sep 2020
Mau. It was such a delight to meet you and your friends. Definitely an enriching experience. Thank you so much for setting aside the Covid- 19 fear and visiting Nayana"s Homestay. Look forward to future visits and many more ADDA sessions.
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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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IndiaWest BengalBirbhum DistrictSantiniketan
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