Basundhara Hotel, Santiniketan
Jambuni Sericulture Rd, Bolpur, West Bengal 731204
Ranked 10 amongst 72 hotels in Santiniketan
Basundhara Hotel Reviews (76)
During the stay in winter time at the hotel we had booked AC deluxe room. They had given Room no 106, which is good, rather excellent. The room is spacious and clean. However, the restaurant is probably the worst I have seen over there. No menu card at the room so that we can select food by ourselves, no variation in food. Most of the time the very basic things are available like dal, rice and aloo fry. We have to provide the lunch order in the morning. Most of the time, especially at night they don't have fish item. This becomes really bad for the people like us, who are not frequent consumers of eggs and chicken. In brief food is a horrible scenario that restricts to stay at this hotel second time. People are good over there and cordial.
We had booked four rooms in all and travelled with family. Rooms were not ready, they were smelling like anything. Lots of mosquitoes, intercom was not working. No one in the front office was responding. The bed had cockroaches, spiders and bed bugs. There was a major scarcity of staff. We did not order food so cannot comment. There was no towels, water and basic toiletries in the room till night despite we reminded them multiple times. The quits were smelly. Overall the standard of the room was disgusting. I would NEVER EVER RECOMMEND ANYONE TO STAY.
I visited a Guest House, Basundhara Inn at Prantik, Shantiniketan, West Bengal. The Hotel is just opposite to the Prantik Railway Station. It looks beautiful from the station. The in and around of the hotel is also peaceful. This is the best hotel to stay during pous-mela on December time.
I had been to hotel basundhara in shantiniketan in the month of December in 2013 with my family. The location is good but looked in outskirts. The food was excellent with good taste and quality. The appearance of the hotel is good. The room was very convenient and very neat and clean. Activities were provided. The hotel is safe for women.
Last year December with our friends group visited at Santiniketan for the purpose of Poush Mela. Awesome experience! This is one biggest fair in West Bengal. We visited Visha Bharti University. We stayed at Basundhara Hotel in Santiniketan, it is situated at Bagan Para, Simantapally. Due to festival season room was not available. They offered us another hotel with the deluxe rooms at same price. Room was very cleaned and well maintained. Wash rooms are average maintained. Several quality food are available with very reasonable price. In fact in Birbhum District food price is very reasonable. And people are very good well co-operative. Enjoyed our trip.
This is one of the best places to stay in Shantiniketan. The way the owner has maintained the property is commendable. Rooms are really cosy and really nice. They have a huge collection of books and have a mini library in every room. The food is also very good, for sightseeing they will arrange a cab for you (which you have to pay of course). The gardens and trees surrounding the house makes the ambience more beautiful. In short comfortable and peaceful stay!
Santiniketan is known for its peace & harmony. We couple of friends had a visit there last year. We had booked Basundhara Hotel online. It's a great hotel It has nice hospitality. Rooms are spacious & well maintained. You would love the interiors. Location is superb; there is no difficulty in reaching the hotel. Room was well kept with a TV and a nice bed. The bed sheet was clean and new. Cleanliness & hygiene was great. Food & restaurant was awesome. Budget wise it is also pocket friendly. Highly recommended.
Basundhara Hotel, Santiniketan offers great hospitality to customers. Nice infrastructure. It is located nicely in the prime area of the city. Well-located five, kilometer away from Railway Station. Exteriors of the hotel were awesome. Very natural look. There was cleanliness all around the campus. Rooms were well-decorated and managed up-to mark. Bed, pillows were modern and very comfortable. Staff were courteous and very helpful. Food and restaurant was great. TV and AC worked fine for me. Nice connectivity with the city. Really a great place to stay in Santiniketan. I had superb experience of my stay here.
It was conveniently located. The staff behaviour was helpful and friendly. The appearance of the hotel was attractive. The rooms were spacious. No views from the room. All the basic amenities working in good condition. The food was good. We arranged our own sightseeing trip. The destination was value for money. It was a religious trip.
Overall stay was really good with family in the month of December and it is conveniently located where they will provide a cab facility. The surroundings are good location with calm and quiet not having hotspot of the city. Staff at the hotel were good and appearance was traditional. Room was professional with good service by providing all amenities and there is a helipad view. Food provided by hotel was really good, tasty and I suggest those who visit here to have food. I was happy with the room allotted with garden view inside the hotel. They arranged sightseeing trip but we did not use it. The amount paid is value for money and no suggestions to hotel improvement as it was going at time.
Top Reviews of Basundhara Hotel
I have been visiting Shantiniketan for several years now and it has become sort of a regular retreat for me. And I have stayed in different places all these years. This time when I decided to visit Shantiniketan during Poush Mela with family I didn't get booking at the usual places so started exploring newer ones. As I chanced upon Basundhara in the web I checked the details through their site and contacted the desk. We got a package deal for 3 of us - husband wife and daughter for 2 nights 3 days, i.e. from 25th morning till 27th morning. It was easy to follow instruction and deposit the advance through net banking and I got the confirmation over phone. We were picked up from Bolpur station and that was convenient. The staff greeted us nicely; we liked the room and the attached bath. It was in the ground floor and closer to the dining hall which I liked. The bed was enough for the three of us and the room had all you would need for a 2 nights stay though I was a bit taken aback by the condition of the door and the door lock and felt a bit insecure. I liked most the bathroom it was spacious, airy and lot of daylight crept in through the window. All of us enjoyed using it with the hot water supply 2-3 times a day. They served nice, homely food though not very fancy or exotic which suited us well. I must mention the care and affection with which the staff used to serve food to all the guests in the dining room. Housekeeping and room service ( though we didn't need it that frequently) was excellent. In short it was a nice stay away from home with homely comfort The only drawback of the place which I would like to mention is its distance from the Vishwa Bharati Campus and the Poush Mela Ground...more so because its a harrowing problem to get rickshaw or other modes of transport in that isolated locality unless you are using the conveyance arranged by the hotel which proved to be expensive. Its best for people having their own transport if they want to enjoy a trouble free and quick tour of Shantiniketan from Basundhara. Also there is no shops /medical stores around for buying essentials during emergency.
I visited with family for relaxation and my overall experience was awesome and was well located five kilometres away from railway station. Hotel was near to the temple and the staff were good in quick service. The appearance was in striking manner with neat and clean room with amenities in working condition. I had both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food in the hotel and there was no delay in check-0in and checkout. There were no activities and sightseeing facility. It was value for money and would recommend other travellers to stay for three days which is peaceful.
Location wise hotel is beautiful. All hotel staff are very well mannered. Food quality is good. Good environment. Rooms service is very quick. Rooms are well maintained. Parking place is very good. Hotel is good place for relaxing. You can also see sunset from some rooms and main gate. Room tariff is reasonable. Overall I enjoyed this holiday very much and Hotel Basundhara makes it possible.
I stayed in Hotel Vasundhara at Shantiniketan 4-5 months back. We did not have any booking, but the rickshaw pullers took us to that hotel after showing us few other hotels and from the first appearance and talk with the front desk we liked the hotel very much. Our stay was fantastic and the hotel staff were too good. We can recall each and everyone of the staff, for their fantastic attitude and friendly behaviour. We recommended all our friends and family members about the hotel. The food was excellent and homely. So I can say the overall experience were superb and we will stay only at this hotel whenever we visit Shantiniketan in future.
It was a pleasant trip to Shantiniketan during the famous Push Mela. As we have planned the trip very late, we could not find any hotel closer to the mela ground. We had no choice except Basundhara Hotel. The hotel is located close to the helipad ground. It is in a clam and quite locality. The overall service and food quality is more than average. The room quality is also average. But the rates are on the higher side compared to the quality and service. The parking area is small. I would recommend this hotel if you do not have any other choice.
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