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Somma's BNB - your sweet home in Kolkata

SuperhostKolkata, West Bengal, India
Entire house hosted by Somma
2 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Clean and tidy
20 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
When in Kolkata, we are your home away from home in Salt Lake City! When you step into our home, you enter the Incredible India story and our age-old philosophy of hospitality - "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" which means the whole world is one family.
Soothingly done up with handcrafted decor pieces, hand-painted folk art by artists from rural India, cool cotton furnishings, soft yellow, warm lighting and a landscaped back garden view - it's a cozy, homely space.

The space
This space is on the ground floor ( USA - 1st Floor) , at the backside portion of the house, towards north.
It is a ground plus 2 floors building, located in a quiet, leafy , residential area. Our family lives on the 1st floor ( USA - 2nd floor)
The exclusive space consists of a living or drawing room with sitting and dining arrangements, a cozy bedroom with 2 single beds and a bathroom. A separate single bed is available in the living room. There is no kitchen. A small pantry arrangement is there to make your breakfast or for heating food.
A landscaped backyard garden gives the house a serene touch of nature - green and cool tree house kind of feel. The early morning chirping of birds would wake you up to an energetic day.

Guest access
On this groundfloor apartment, guest has exclusive access to space consisting of one living or drawing room, one bedroom and one bathroom. The roof top gym , yoga zone and toilet are available on request. The rooftop barbecue facility is available on request and chargeable basis . Guest will have to climb 6 flights of stairs ( about 60 steps) to reach the rooftop from groundfloor . There is no elevator. The landscaped backyard garden is also accessible during the day but avoidable during monsoon because of insects . Guest may use the cast iron benches on the pathway to sit and smoke if required but eating or drinking alcohol /beer strictly not allowed outside the apartment or exclusive space of guest

Other things to note
Key features and amenities provided are :

A) Essentials :

1) Drinking water : In-house RO ( reverse osmosis) drinking water provided in glass jugs from state-of-the-art RO water filter machine on 1st floor where host lives . The filter water need not be further boiled . There is no need to buy mineral water .

2) Linen :

All linen are dry cleaned from top-end local laundry called Zamosh . Please note that all Linen including bath and hand towels are changed only after 5 - 6 days.

Fresh dry-cleaned linen including Body towels and Hand towels provided before guest arrival .

3) Shower Gel adequate for first few days ( no shampoo or hair conditioner provided )

4) Five Sachets each of sugar , tea , coffee , milk only for first use ie one time use only . The same will not be replenished.

Adequate Salt and Pepper provided for first 7 days

5) Toilet paper rolls provided during entire stay .

6) Toothpaste - not provided but may be arranged by our housekeeper on payable basis .

7) Detergent liquid for washing machine

8) Crockery and Cutlery : All essential cutlery and crockery available.

9) Beer Mugs , Wine Glass , Whisky Glass , Coffee mugs et al - pls note that guest shouldn’t have alcohol outside the apartment or his exclusive space for example in the pathway .

10) Tea infuser , Peelers , knife , coasters , Serving trays

11) Food grade storage boxes suitable for microwave.

12) Chopping board for cutting fruits and vegetables


B) Cleaning and Hygiene :

1) Cleaning implements- Lizoil , Harpic , Water Spray Bottle , Colin Spray for glass surfaces , Disinfectant Spray Bottle for dining table , Wiper , Mopper , Duster , Dust picker , Brooms etc , separate plastic broom for bed brushing . Disinfectant Dettol Spray bottle inside bedroom wardrobe

2) Paper towel also called kitchen towel , ample tissue paper boxes , Paper napkins provided

3) Garbage or trash bins for both wet and dry waste - total 4 no:

4) Garbage or trash bag rolls for both wet and dry waste

5) Detergent Liquid for washing Machine . Stain remover spray for clothes

C) Electric Gadgets and Electricals :

1) All electric plug-in points are universal , LED warm yellow soft lighting throughout the house

2) Samsung Washing machine - front loading type along with detergent liquid

3) 32-inch Samsung LED TV ( not smart) in the drawing room with ample choice for TV channels . TV Channel list pdf can be provided before check-in . TV Channel list is also mentioned in the House Manual which can be seen by the guest after booking .

4) High speed WiFi with WiFi extender

5) Microwave

6) Refrigerator

7) Toaster for bread toast .

8) Daikin make split AC both in the bedroom and the living room. Please note that the house is NOT centrally air-conditioned.

9) Electric Press for ironing clothes .

10) Hair Dryer provided on request

11) Modern bathroom equipped with Geyser or water boiler.

12) Torch

13) Anti- mosquito plug-in repellent bottles

14) Wall mounted fan in bathroom for comfort and drying towels if required

15) Floor lamp in bedroom for night .

16) Wireless Remote Calling Bell

17) CCTV camera covering the outdoor pathway and backyard

D) Other Miscellaneous Amenities :

1) Latest Fenesta UPVC sliding windows fitted with retractable bug mesh or bug screen , making the house completely mosquito free and sound proof

2) Two Press tables

3) Locker in wardrobe

4) Scissors

5) Body Weighing Machine .

6) Shoe Shine and brush .

7) Clips for drying laundry clothes on ropes in the backyard just behind the windows

8) Laundry Drying Stand in the Patio on 2nd floor may be used with host’s permission.

9) Laundry drying on rooftop may be done with host’s permission

10) Adequate coasters in every room . Please use coasters to avoid water marks

11) Adequate hangers in wardrobe.

12) Bedroom Wardrobe sanitised with Disinfectant Spray .

13) Umbrella- not provided

14) Indoor slippers or footwear - not provided. Guest is requested to bring their own footwear .

E) Bathroom Key Features

1) Modern bathroom equipped with Geyser or water boiler , glass shower room , Kohler fittings and wall mounted Kohler commode equipped with hand Shower .

2) Wall mounted fan in bathroom for comfort during summer and drying towels if required

3) Wall to wall rod for hanging and drying clothes

4) Hangers , laundry basket available in bathroom

F) Health and Exercise :

1) Dumbbell stand , push-up bars and gym mirror . Yoga mats not provided .

2) Rooftop gym and barbecue ( see below ) - accessible only with host’s permission

3) Rooftop : guest shouldn’t go to the rooftop during thunder or lightning.

4) Gym and Yoga - There is a mini gym on the 3rd floor rooftop which has a Yoga Deck , dumbbell stand, push-up bars , gym mirrors , cycle stand , gym ball , rings , Yoga mats , Disinfectant Spray Bottle and other accessories. The roof top space is excellent for early morning yoga or plain relaxation. Guest may gym or do yoga while enjoying the sunrise or the sunset here. Please note that Gym equipments are not to be used during rains .

5) Rooftop Toilet - There is a well - maintained toilet on rooftop but with no shower facility .

6) Barbecue- Charcoal based Barbecue facility available with permission of Hosts at an extra cost . Guest may discuss with host if he would like to use .

G) Safety :

1) Last but not the least fire extinguisher and first - aid medical kit available.

H) Services :

1) Housekeeping - main services provided daily by our housekeeper are :

cleaning of crockery , filling up glass jugs with water and disposal of garbage from the trash bins . We encourage our guests to tip our housekeeper if they are happy with his services . Please donot clean or wash any crockery and cutlery in the bathroom basin . Guests requested to do garbage disposal themselves if our housekeeper is on leave .

2) Deep cleaning services like mopping of floor , deep cleaning of bathroom and change of all linen will be done after every 5-6 days .

Note : Deep cleaning of the house is always done before guest arrival .

Since deep cleaning is not done everyday , request you to keep it clean by not wearing your outdoor shoes inside the apartment. This is a very imp request from the host .

3) Special Services from housekeeper -

For any special services from our housekeeper like preparation of bfast , getting fruits , vegetables , breads , eggs or other necessities from local market , chopping of fruits , getting clothes pressed by local press man or any other errands , guest is requested to discuss with host about tipping charges to be paid to housekeeper.


4) Home - cooked Bengali style simple plain food could be arranged on payable basis

5) Airport pick-up and drop or Car hire for the day on payable basis from our trusted and known driver . At late hours , Uber may not be available from airport or at early hours from our home . Car hire is also more economical and convenient if many points have to be covered during the day .

6) Purchase of necessities for Guest by Host -

Guests for convenience may purchase from host necessities like toilet paper , shower gel , food items like eggs , bread etc if stock available with host .
When in Kolkata, we are your home away from home in Salt Lake City! When you step into our home, you enter the Incredible India story and our age-old philosophy of hospitality - "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" which means the whole world is one family.
Soothingly done up with handcrafted decor pieces, hand-painted folk art by artists from rural India, cool cotton furnishings, soft yellow, warm lighting and a landscape…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 single bed

Amenities

Wifi
Hair dryer
Washer
Dryer
Iron
Cable TV
Hangers
TV
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

This is a quiet, up-scale residential area with independent stand-alone houses. Away from the din and hustle as the house is not on the main road, yet the area is easily accessible from airport (12 km , 30 minutes drive ) , (12 km , 30 minutes drive) from Howrah Railway Station and all the other important parts of the city.

The 85,000-seating capacity multipurpose stadium, where the 2017 under-17 FIFA world cup was played, is just 3 minutes’ drive. The IT park in Sector 5, Salt Lake, is also just 7 minutes’ drive away. City Centre 1 Shopping Mall is 1.5 km away .

International quality multi-specialty hospitals, convenience stores, supermarkets and malls, 24x7 medicine shops are all within walking distance.

Summary of Distances between our house and key destinations :

1) Airport - 12 km
2) Howrah Railway Station - 12 km
3) Park Street Downtown- 9 km
4) Quest Mall Park Circus- 7.5 km

Nearby

5) City Centre 1 Shopping Mall - 1.5 km
6) Manisquare Shopping Mall - 1.6 km
7) Big Bazaar Supermarket- 500 m
8) Spencer’s Supermarket Manisquare - 1.6 km
9) Columbia Asia Hospital - 750 m
10) Amri Hospital - 1 km
11) Apollo Gleneagles Hospital - 1.5 km
12) Hyatt Regency 5 star hotel - 1.3 km
13) Sector 5 , Saltlake Office Area - 1.5 km


Somma's suggestions to explore the neighborhood:

1) Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC) - You can visit an art and craft exhibition here or watch a theater festival or a music and dance festival, if happen to be scheduled during your visit.

2) City Centre 1 Shopping Mall - 1.5 km from our home

3) Manisquare Shopping Mall - 1.6 km from our home

4) Nicco Park - You can enjoy a few joyrides in this nearby amusement park.

5) Nalban Boating Complex - You can enjoy a cool boat-ride here.

6) Central Park or Banabitan - The second largest open space in the city of Kolkata, with lots of greenery and a large water body, a rose garden and a butterfly garden is a good place for a leisurely walk. Expect couples stealing some private romantic moments here.

7) Coffee shops, Restaurants and Bars - There are many of them in the area, where you can catch up with an old friend, family relative or a colleague.

8) Movie theaters and Multiplexes - There are movie theaters and multiplexes near the house, where you can watch latest movies.

9) Swimming pool, Spa, Gym - There is Hyatt Regency - a 5-star hotel just 5 minutes drive away about 1.3 km , where guests can go for a quick swim in a world class pool, maintained much more hygienically than pools in residential complexes and condominiums , or relax at the spa, groom at the salon, or sweat out extra calories gained out of Bengali desserts, at the Hyatt hotel gym facilities.

10) AltAir Capella Open Air Lounge : Awesome night view of Kolkata skyline from rooftop 20th Floor open air lounge at AltAir boutique hotel - 1.5 km from our home .

Note : Please refer the Kolkata Sightseeing Guidebook on our Airbnb listing for more details .
This is a quiet, up-scale residential area with independent stand-alone houses. Away from the din and hustle as the house is not on the main road, yet the area is easily accessible from airport (12 km , 30 minu…

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Joined in August 2017
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Hi, I am Somma. I was born in the land of Royal Bengal tigers, but got tamed in the hooter driven steel city of Jamshedpur in the tribal state of Jharkhand in eastern India. In the early 21st century, I suddenly stumbled into the wonderland of digital world through the rabbit hole of an era sans Internet, and thus, I am here, hosting my space in Airbnb! Mother of two grown-up millennial, now-a-days, if I am not kidding around with my long-lost-found-again-if-you-don’t-mind-it-doesn’t-matter-aged friends on social media or penning down soul searching pensive poems on a rainy day or a solo train journey, I write serious and not so serious content for the digital space as a freelance Feature Journalist and a blogger. When I am not writing, I hum Bollywood songs from my teen and post teen days, watch Netflix series, Stand Up Comedy shows, soaps like Friends, or The Big Bang Theory with my kids when they are around, listen to interesting TED talks or videos on life and minds. I like the genre of drama in movies - Gone with the wind, The Bridges of Madison County, Forrest Gump or Life is Beautiful are few of my favorite classics while in contemporary releases I liked Interstellar, Inception, The Social Network, Snowden among others. Now-a-days I like to read more non-fiction that questions and explores the veracity of established beliefs and thoughts. I am passionate about art, craft and culture. Amazing creations of nature as well as humans attract me a lot. I love to explore their origin and the stories behind them. I organize art and craft workshops with the Indian folk artists and master craftsmen and women, from various craft regions across the country for culture enthusiasts and share the heritage story of my country with them. I am also a certified Life Coach. I would love to talk on a wide range of topics with you, share ideas and experiences. I look forward to meeting new friends from across the world and learning new things from them. You can expect a warm and friendly hosting from us with lot of experiences to share.
Hi, I am Somma. I was born in the land of Royal Bengal tigers, but got tamed in the hooter driven steel city of Jamshedpur in the tribal state of Jharkhand in eastern India. In the…
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I live in Mumbai and sometimes am available at our Airbnb in Kolkata. But I am always accessible on phone once the guest confirms reservation. However, my other family members who live on the 1st floor, are always available for interaction and any help during the stay of guest .
I live in Mumbai and sometimes am available at our Airbnb in Kolkata. But I am always accessible on phone once the guest confirms reservation. However, my other family members who…
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House rules
Check-in: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Checkout: 2:00 p.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
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