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Kolkata, India
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

Banshori is situated opposite Kalu da's tea shop. This is a bungalow with a lawn and converted into a hotel. The service is good but please inform them if you want to have a meal with them in advance. The place definitely needs some refurbishment. The rooms are decent size as well as the bathroom. Also not all rooms have... More 

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Reviewed 5 May 2015

We stayed at Banshori during the Good Friday weekend (8-10 Apr 2015). It was a family trip with 2 yr old daughter and parents. The place has 7 rooms with inhouse dining hall. We had driven there and there is ample car parking space. They have a garden and lawn so one can walk about. Staff is homely and so... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

We visited Shantiniketan last December during Pousmela. As decided at the last time, we were unable to book any hotel online. So we contacted one agent (recommended by a friend), he told us about this hotel/lodge/guesthouse. He said this is excellent choice and he can book it for 11000/- INR for 3 nights. Already it is on the higher side... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Very good location. A Nice little guest house with personal touch. The food who had (bengali cuisine) was excellent and tasty. Very courteous and genuine staff. But its a place to spend some time on your own, just like Shantiniketan itself. However I may suggest (critically) some face lifting of the rooms (nothing bad about them although) but just small... More 

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6 Thank Arka_Dutta
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

The location is ideal and closest to Visva-Bharati campus bang opposite” Kalor Dokan”. The manager and staffs are excellent and caring. Food is very good. Those who fell in love with Tagore and the culture spread by him should embrace this guest house. The house earlier belonged to Suprio Thakur, a former principal of Patha Bhavan and a descendant of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2013

Good and easily accessible location, comfortable, overall clean, and good homely food, perfect setup/background for exploring the surroundings and pursuing one's interests. The prices are reasonable and the staff behavior is also quite cordial. Ample parking space is there, if needed. This is definitely a recommended place to stay in Shantiniketan, in my opinion.

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3 Thank Motional
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2011

Its actually the closest you can stay to the university and located right in shantiniketan opposite to 'kalor cha' yer doka not in the town of bolpur. nice rooms , but some are without attached loo so make sure you check this before u book :) overall : i'll go back again

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9 Thank Suman R
San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2009

I have used this hotel many times for friends, family and corporate outings. It has only 7 rooms, more a guest house than a hotel. Food is excellent, and spans both Indian, Bengali, and Indian Chinese (a splendid cuisine in itself). I once rented the entire hotel to take my India team for a weekend on a corporate retreat. I... More 

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Additional Information about Banshori Guest House

Address: Ratan Pally | Ratanpalli, Santiniketan 731235, India
Region: India > West Bengal > Santiniketan
Price Range: £21 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“take the rooms on the 1st floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Esjay05, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for rooms with attached toilet.”
 of 5 bubbles debikag, 5 May 2015 | Read review
“Two rooms are without attached bathroom. Ask before booking.”
 of 5 bubbles Arka_Dutta, 10 Nov 2013 | Read review
“out of 7 rooms, 5 have attached bathrooms. Look for attached bath. Make a phone call to book in advance.”
 of 5 bubbles Pradip0111, 1 Apr 2013 | Read review
“nice rooms , but some are without attached loo so make sure you check this before u book”
 of 5 bubbles suman_roychoudhury, 21 Aug 2011 | Read review
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