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Reviewed 1 November 2020

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 a number of antiques & artefacts from Nayana's travels across the world each of which have a story to tell. And there are some breathtaking works of art & historic photographs that adorn the walls of the home. What I like most are the airy front & rear verandas of the house which are ideal places to relax & take in nature in its entirety. It is this blend of a home away from home in a very natural setting that keeps drawing me back to Nayana's Homestay!

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
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nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2020

Many thanks for your kind words and lovely visit. Please return soon.

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Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

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

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
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nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2020

Thank you very much for your visit. Sorry to miss Halum. Please do come back.

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Reviewed 4 September 2020 via mobile

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!

Date of stay: September 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 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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Reviewed 22 June 2020 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: June 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nayana161, Owner at Nayana's Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 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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Reviewed 11 March 2020

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.

Room tip: Both rooms were gorgeous! Filled with interesting art, sculpture and textiles from the region
Date of stay: March 2020
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nayana161, Owner at Nayana's Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 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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