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Artistic Open-Concept Traditional Bengali Home

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6 guests1 bedroom6 beds2 baths
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Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of Kolkata at Lake Gardens (near South City Mall), is the nearest to living in a traditional Bengali home in Kolkata - ideal for couples, solo adventurers, artists, writers and business travelers yearning an authentic Kolkata experience with an eye for culture, art and literature.

Come and soak in the old-world charm of this city on your sojourns with us, and partake in a classic traditional Bengali experience of a lifetime!

The space
★★ About

Replete with paintings, sketches, sculptures, artifacts, antiques and an impressive book collection, this exotic space with plentiful character boasts vibrant interiors, antique furniture and ample natural light - showcasing an elegant embodiment of a cozy, authentic Bengali abode In this apartment you get:
- The living room is the highlight of this apartment. It is extremely spacious and colourful. It is decorated with colourful curtains, numerous paintings, sculptures, and other art pieces.
- A large, airy bedroom with attached bathroom. It consists of one king-size bed, two-large twin beds. All basic amenities like A/C, Wi-Fi is available.
- En-suite bathrooms with towels, and hot water
- Three beds in the living room with one common bathroom.
- A fully equipped kitchen that has basic utensils, a microwave oven, fridge, toaster, electric kettle, as well as an induction cooktop.
- Breakfast is not included but a kitchen is provided where you can make or reheat all your meals. The kitchen has all the basic amenities. You are requested to please wash your utensils after use.
- The apartment is airy, everything just works, and it feels like home

★ ★ What To Expect
- I live on the first floor; if you need any help you can always call me. If I am not there my husband or the caretaker will be there to take care of you!
- Parking is available next to my house.
- The flat will be cleaned once a day.
-The guests can give their clothes for ironing and washing. Both are available at a nominal fee. Please note that the clothes need to be given at your risk . We do not gaurentee that the clothes would dry the same day or by the next day, it would depend upon the weather , we don't have a dryer , just washing is included.
-Meals and Breakfast can also be provided at a nominal charge.
The guests are requested to tell us in advance.

The apartment is located one of the most posh localities in the city. All rooms are immaculately clean, with fresh sheets, a mosquito repellant, and have AC. You don't have to worry about bugs, stains, etc. I've travelled extensively and know these little things count :)
Enjoy the cool breeze and access the verandah as well. As for the apartment,. You can relax with a book and unwind in the large common living room area.

★★ Location - It's Near Everything

There are numerous restaurants near the apartment. Park Street is 25 minutes drive which has almost all the best restaurants of town. Here are some nice restaurants:

Bar-B-Q for Indian & Chinese.
Fire And Ice for the best Italian food.
Enjoy Thai food? Try home delivery by Hong Kong Express.

¤ The South City shopping mall + multiplex is 1 Kms away. Lots of luxury and local brands, awesome food court, and 4 screens if you wish to see the latest movies.

☺ Enjoy a peaceful time at Lake Garden frequented by morning and evening walkers. It's a 10 -15 minute walk.. Since you're in the heart of Kolkata, almost all the popular attractions are within 5 kilometres.

★★ Public Transport

- Two major bus stops within a 5 minute walking distance.
- Taxis are always readily available.
- Radio Taxis (UBER/OLA) are available almost 24/7


★★ Reaching Us

Airport transfers can be arranged at an extra cost. However, we recommend taking a prepaid taxi, which should cost about Rs. 450 Approx.

★★ The One Thing You'll Remember Forever

The Paintings in the house: D
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Guest access
You have access
- Kitchen
- Living Area
- Your Room/Bed & Bathroom

Other things to note
Ironing - for a fees ( give at your own risk)
Washing - for a fees ( give at your own risk)
No extra guests allowed
Drying of clothes + we don't have a dryer so drying is done in open air , depends on the weather
Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of Kolkata at Lake Gardens (near South City Mall), is the nearest to living in a traditional Bengali home in Kolkata - ideal for couples, solo adventurers, artists, writers and business travelers yearning an authentic Kolkata experience with an eye for culture, art and literature.

Come and soak in the old-world charm of this city on your sojourns with us, and partake in a classic traditional Bengali experience of a lifetime!

The space
★★ About

Replete with paintings, sketches, sculptures, artifacts, antiques and an impressive book…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 2 single beds
Common spaces
2 single beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Washer
Iron
Air conditioning
Essentials
Free street parking
Paid parking off premises
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.64 out of 5 stars from 73 reviews
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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

The property is located in Lake Gardens area.The neighbourhood is peaceful and calm. Lots of restaurants and cafe's are located within 1-2 kms radius.
The area has many banks/ATMs. The South City Mall is just 10 minutes from the place which has lots of restaurants, shops etc. Southern Avenue which is 10 minutes from the place has lots of eateries and cafe's.
Some of the good ones are "Crave Foodworks, Wise Owl, What's This Friday, To Die For". Lake Mall is 15 minutes from my place.
Almost all tourist attractions like Victoria Memorial, St. Paul's Cathedral, Birla Planetarium is 4-5 kms from the place which takes about 20-30 minutes.
Park street is also about 4 kms from the place. It takes 30 minutes from my place. The street has all the good restaurants of Kolkata like Bar-B-Q, Peter Cat, Mocambo.
The property is located in Lake Gardens area.The neighbourhood is peaceful and calm. Lots of restaurants and cafe's are located within 1-2 kms radius.
The area has many banks/ATMs. The South City Mall is j…

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Hosted by Ratnottama

Joined in January 2017
  • 73 Reviews
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Hi I am Ratnottama, a very senior journalist, writing for newspapers and journals, participating in discussions on the electronic media; teaching mass communication students, writing books on cinema and art, programming film festivals and curating art exhibitions. I am the daughter of Nabendu Ghosh, a leading name in Bengali literature and legendary screenwriter-director, I have also written on Hindi films for the Encyclopedia Britannica; been a member of CBFC and NFDC's Script Committee, served on the National Film Awards jury and also won a National award for my writings on cinema. I am also an art curator and have many paintings and art pieces in my house.
Hi I am Ratnottama, a very senior journalist, writing for newspapers and journals, participating in discussions on the electronic media; teaching mass communication students, writi…
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I live on the first floor of the house. I travel a lot and usually am very busy. If I do get the time, I would love to meet you. But I am always a phone call away in case of any problem.
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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