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Nayana's Homestay

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Chota Kothi, Uttarpally, Bolpur, Santiniketan 723135 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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.

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#1 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Santiniketan
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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
Wifi
Free breakfast
Patio
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
Outdoor furniture
Paid wifi
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Shared lounge / TV area
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
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Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Oven
Electric kettle
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Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Breakaway2011 wrote a review 4 Jan
New Delhi, India3 contributions
Chota Kothi at Shantiniketan is like home away from home. The gracious hostess Nayana will make sure your stay is comfortable & you will feel as if you are staying with a long lost friend. The highlight of the trip is going around the nearby villages to see the terracotta temples, ruins of palatial houses & palaces. So if you are in Shantiniketan do stay with Nayana & experience her hospitality & warmth.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Bindu, What a pleasure it was to finally meet you. Breakaway has been a great support over these years but it was the first time that YOU visited! Hopefully the first of many. Loved spending time with you. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement.
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Bhakti K wrote a review Dec 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2 contributions1 helpful vote
It was a wonderful and delightful experience.felt like home ,so beautiful every corner had a different angle,rooms were so comfortable and nayana herself is so kind and generous.had an amazing experience. Bhakti khemka.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 15 Dec 2021
Thank you Bhakti for your kind words. Lovely meeting you and I hope you will return soon.
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Partha Sarathi Das wrote a review Nov 2021
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We were just searching randomly a place to stay at Shantiniketan for two nights and we have found "Chota Kothi" by sheer luck. So, we contacted Nayana Di and even before we reach there we feel how much she cares for her guests. She guided us in every steps so that we can reach safely. Chota Kothi is a beautiful home surrounded by lots of greeneries and peace. It is an ideal place who wants to stay within the nature and that too within moving too far from Visva Bharti campus. As soon as we reach we immediately fell in love with Chota Kothi. We loved every bit of it, starting from morning teas at the front porch with the chirping of birds, aesthetically done interior with victorian style antique furnitures and collections of many art pieces that Nayana di collected from all over
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 12 Dec 2021
So good to you and the young man. Look forward to usurping next visit when we go textile hunting in ernest.
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Amitendu P wrote a review Nov 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Staying at ‘Chota Kothi’ was a unique, refreshing and invigorating experience. Special in every sense - made so by the gracious and warm hospitality of Nayana, Maku and Ronnie. A memorable visit with thoughts to be cherished for long. Shantiniketan remains Shantiniketan because of quarters like ‘Chota Kothi’ and genial hosts like Nayana.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 5 Nov 2021
Most humbled by your very kind words. It was delightful to meet Paroma and you. Please be in touch.
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GargiC2013 wrote a review Oct 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India76 contributions72 helpful votes
Words fall short to review this beautiful and peaceful abode 'Chota Kuthi; - which we thought is truly a home away from home. The first highlight of our trip has been the ever friendly, charming, generous and fun host of the homestay - Nayana di! A scintillating conversationalist, one who has travelled over 58 countries and comes with myriad experiences, knowledge and illustrious heritage ofcourse - our incessant chats or "adda" with her every evening has left us deeply enriched. We simply loved the way she hosted us for 3 nights, looking meticulously into every details to ensure our stay is seamless and memorable. From guiding us how to reach her home, suggesting quick/offbeat sightseeing spots (whatever is possible in the pandemic - we visited Surul Rajbari and the beautiful
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 22 Oct 2021
I'm touched and humbled by your kind words. It was MY pleasure. It was such a treat to host the 3 of you. Such fun. Really look forward to your return. In the meantime, take care.
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IndiaWest BengalBirbhum DistrictSantiniketan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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