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Quiet little place nestled in the arms of Shantiniketan

Review of Rater Tara Diner Rabi, Santiniketan

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  • Destination 5.8/7
  • Location 5.6/7
  • Appearance 5.8/7
  • Front Office 5.5/7
  • Service 5.9/7
  • Room 5.6/7
  • Food & Drink 5.8/7
  • Activities 4.3/7

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Saumya Banerjee

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  • Saumya Banerjee
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  984 readers
  • 6.8/7
  •  Posted Mar 13, 2013
"Now it is time to sit quite, face to face with thee, and to sing dedication of life in this silent and overflowing leisure." - Tagore If you are looking for just some random weekend get-away then this is surely not your kind of place.However if you are blessed with a more inquisitive self and wish to immerse in a celebration of culture,tranquility and peace , then this is that "quiet little place" nestled in the arms of Shantiniketan where the presence of "the poet" is almost heartfelt and ubiquitous.The attention to detail is amazing: the murals on the boundary walls depicting lessons from "Shahaj Path" , the beautifully landscaped garden in the front, the furniture in the large balcony on the 1st floor which is locally designed, even the number plates on the rooms - all seem to be in complete harmony with the entire ambience. There is a sublime touch of lazy elegance in all the appurtenances that have been placed around ; a lot of time and attention has been invested in structuring the look and feel of this place. There is hardly anything out there which hasn't blended in with the surrounding or appears completely unwarranted. The effortless marriage of nature and serenity with expert craftsmanship is what makes this guest house truly remarkable. The rooms are nice and spacious and the support staff is exceptionally friendly and service oriented.Me and a couple of buddies went for this weekend trip and the support staff pampered us by relentlessly adhering to our requests for black coffee and tea even at odd hours. The simple Bengali food that is dished out is good and one can ask for bottled water. The unobstructed view from the balcony is great and one needs to just laze around in one of those rocking chairs after sundown and experience the solitude. It's a defining Shantiniketan moment. If the sky is clear , I would strongly recommend a late night stroll in the terrace where you can spend an hour or two stargazing and catching up with old friends or enemies. ( If you are attentive you can even hear the Duquesne whistle blowing in Laal Maati) . For those among us who have been in city pent , we don't see this kind of a night sky very often -do we ? And that kind of justifies the name . Saumya Banerjee, Chicago .

Worst Experience: None
Saumya Banerjee's rating on...
  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 7/7
  • Front Office 6/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 7/7
  • Food & Drink 6/7
  • Activities 7/7
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Chandan ganguly

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  • Chandan ganguly
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1171 readers
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  • 5.8/7
  •  Posted Mar 10, 2013
Very good . Homely . But boarders must get evening snacks and food as per their choice .

Best Experience: Food quality was awesome .

Worst Experience: Room must have sofa set for relaxation and there should be free space for free movement .
Chandan ganguly 's rating on...
  • Destination 5/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 6/7
  • Front Office 7/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 3/7
  • Food & Drink 7/7
  • Activities 4/7
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Subhasis Gupta

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  • Subhasis Gupta
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1563 readers
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  • 5.6/7
  •  Posted Mar 6, 2013
nice and homely hotel. One feels as if in his own house in Santiniketan

Best Experience: the food and the staff

Worst Experience: nothing
Subhasis Gupta's rating on...
  • Destination 6/7
  • Location 6/7
  • Appearance 6/7
  • Front Office 7/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 6/7
  • Food & Drink 6/7
  • Activities 1/7
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Shounak mukherjee

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  • Shounak mukherjee
  • 1 Review
  •  770 readers
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  • 5.5/7
  •  Posted Feb 24, 2013
Overall a good experience. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful.Only lacking was a playground for the kids.

Best Experience: Food was good. Very helpful towards preparing food for the toddlers (we had 4 children below 2 years of age).

Worst Experience: None.
Shounak mukherjee 's rating on...
  • Destination 5/7
  • Location 5/7
  • Appearance 5/7
  • Front Office 6/7
  • Service 6/7
  • Room 6/7
  • Food & Drink 6/7
  • Activities 5/7
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Saptarshi bose

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  • Saptarshi bose
  • 1 Review
  •  876 readers
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  • 6.5/7
  •  Posted Feb 19, 2013
The rooms are very tastefully decorated, and are priced much less than they should! The staff is polite and courteous and made it a point to ensure that I always have a smile on my face.
Saptarshi bose 's rating on...
  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 7/7
  • Front Office 7/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 7/7
  • Food & Drink 7/7
  • Activities 3/7
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