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Bansi Home Stay
Ranked #4 of 200 Agra B&B and Inns
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Malia, Greece
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4 reviews
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“PERFECT VALUE for money”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

we stayed here for 2 nights and wish we had stayed for more. Agra is extremely difficult to get around in but Mr. Burman made sure we had a perfect stay and all the help we needed relating to transportation. The food was excellent (no oil, and big on flavour), was served fresh off off the oven/stove. 10/10

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

My partner and I stayed with Mr Burman at his Bansi Home Stay in Agra in February. What most impressed us was the way Mr Burman looked after us and made our stay as pleasant as possible. He sat down and chatted with us, giving us a lot of useful information. However, having said that, what was even kinder was that he made sure our stay in Varanasi was also perfect, by phoning the owner of our hotel (who is a personal friend) in advance.
We also loved the location, as it was in a quiet side street, far from the madding crowd!! And really good food too!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Surrey
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Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here two nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The room was spacious and the bed firm and comfortable. Meals were freshly cooked with local ingredients. Burman, our host was a wealth of information and a great conversationalist who made us feel very welcome

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

My father and I stayed 2 nights at Bansi Homestay while we were visiting Agra. The lodging itself was very nice. Burman was incredibly warm, hospitable and overall makes your stay at Bansi unique in and of itself.

While we visited, it was raining, so of course we saw the Taj in the Rain. Burman was so kind, as he kindheartedly drove us to the Taj. Bansi was close enough to the Taj that we were able to walk back, as the rain had stopped.
Book ahead as this lodging is popular with everyone and will get filled. Thank you Burman and Bansi for making our stay in Agra memorable and wonderful!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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dkburman, Owner at Bansi Home Stay, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Thank you Sylvia. I am sure you must have heard about the 'rain cheque'. We just tried to prove it at
Bansi. Wishing the very best , Burman
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Wonderful address in Agra, in a very quiet street.
All was perfect, room, food, service. The owner do everything possible to help you and welcome you like a family member.
THE perfect place to stay in Agra and one of the best GH I have ever been !!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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dkburman, Owner at Bansi Home Stay, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Thank you. This is so encouraging, specially coming from a avid traveler like you who has been
all over the country. Really grateful. Burman
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Worcester
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Bansi represents everything that is good about homestays. Burman, the owner, is engaging and thoughtful and welcomed us with considerable charm and warmth. Kohli manages the homestay on a day to day basis, and has exactly the same attributes - their combined efforts added considerably to our stay, we thoroughly enjoyed their company. Kohli pays particular attention to the food quality, recognising its importance for those enjoying this type of stay. Gutam and his catering team deliver the goods reliably and with a smile, and nothing seems too much trouble. Our room on the top floor was pleasant and comfortable, public rooms the same and there is a nice rooftop terrace. Burman and Kohli gave us really good practical advice on how to make best use of our two days of sightseeing, and organised reliable and good value transport. All of this at prices that are excellent value. Bansi is well located for the principal tourist sites but tucked away nicely in a quiet street, and is a wonderful choice in Agra.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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dkburman, Owner at Bansi Home Stay, responded to this review, 27 February 2014
Thank you for the kind review. You are the first one to upload the photo's of the Bansi team !!
A BIG thanks for that as well. Burman
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

We stayed 2 nights and the Bansi in late February 2014. It is a very modern with great rooms, the best beds we found in a month in India, great hot showers, perfectly clean and friendly. The owner is very knowledgeable of all things India and organised our days sight seeing around Agra. It is in a good location, quiet, all you need for a perfect nights rest.
The breakfast was great with a good selection of food.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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dkburman, Owner at Bansi Home Stay, responded to this review, 27 February 2014
Thank you so much for such a nice review. It sums it all. THANKS.
Burman
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Property: Bansi Home Stay
Address: 18 Handicraft Nagar, Agra 282001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra District > Agra
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 200 B&Bs / Inns in Agra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Bansi Home Stay 1*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our home stay is located in a best administered colony on Fatehabad road of Agra. It is approved by U.P. Tourism (Govt. of Uttar Pradesh)We have 5 AC rooms with private bathrooms divided into two setups facing each other.Our kitchen is vegetarian, an evolving art with our very own chefs. Cumin, Coriander, Cardamom, Mustard, mango, ginger, fenugreek, turmeric, tamarind, saffron, curry leaf, coconut leaf, almonds and cashews….indeed these are only the seasonings! We will cater to special requests, and typically serve fresh, organic and locally procured produce and food from the very best sources. ... more   less 

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