Basundhara Hotel, Santiniketan

Jambuni Sericulture Rd, Bolpur, West Bengal 731204

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Ranked 10 of 78 hotels in Santiniketan

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4 Reviews | 1023 Readers

Poor experience on food during the stay

Posted 3 Jan, 2017

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.

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The worst experience ever

Posted 20 Oct, 2016

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.

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14 Reviews | 3875 Readers

Peaceful location

Posted 26 Jul, 2016

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.

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10 Reviews | 1538 Readers

Awesome stay experience

Posted 19 Sep, 2015

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, Semantically. 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.

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1 Review | 252 Readers

Homely stay with great service

Posted 25 Feb, 2014

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.

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1 Review | 495 Readers

Valuable experience with variety of food items

Posted 28 Apr, 2015

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.

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1 Review | 483 Readers

Good location and surroundings was calm and quiet

Posted 29 Apr, 2015

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.

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1 Review | 129 Readers

Well maintained rooms, mannered staff, good food

Posted 9 Jul, 2014

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.

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7 Reviews | 5541 Readers

Excellent staff behaviour and good service

Posted 24 Sep, 2014

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.

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Basundhara Hotel is ranked #10 among the 78 hotels in Santiniketan with an average rating of 5.1 out of 7. It is one of the 6, 2-star in Santiniketan. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 16 photos and 82 text reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Service and Front Office.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 1,900 to Rs 2,100 per night. to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (35%) and Group (28%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 49% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 16% have rated the ambience as colorful and traditional.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.

Basundhara Hotel is located at Beganpara . Visva Bharati University (2 Kms), Kala Bhavana (2 Kms), Patha Bhavan (2 Kms), Tagore's Ashrama (2 Kms) and Cheena Bhavan (2 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.

Other amenities include Doctor On Call and Room Service. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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