The rent of the room is hiked double without any facility. Location is away from main road so you have to walk 20 minutes to get any communication. Rooms are very ordinary with no comfort. Food quality is worst. Serving is also delayed.
The location of the Hotel is good. The Vishwa Bharati is nearby, though not a walkable distance of 700 Meters, as claimed by the Hotel. The accommodation is good and the food is nice. The Wi-Fi system, particularly inside the Room, needs a little improvement. Cycle-Vans (motorised) are easily available for local transportation. The famous eatery BonoLaxmi is a drive of 10 minutes.
Had a good experience in Hotel Basundhara, Shantiniketan. we liked the calm, peaceful and homely environment. Staffs were very well behaved and helpful. Room was good with necessary facilities. Dining and Food Quality were also good with reasonable price. 'Toto' driver (and Guide), Mr. Ram, suggested by the Hotel reception was a very nice person. Overall, it is a nice place to stay.
Visited Santiniketan during last week of December 2015 and stayed in this hotel for 3 days.Room was clean.But the furniture viz. chairs,table and cot should be of better quality to give more value addition to the rental they charge.Now regarding food, I must say it was very nice and tasty.Hotel staff was also very courteous.
You can stay in this hotel for a short tour.
This is an excellent hotel for those who wish to travel to Shantiniketan for a day or two. we took two double bedded rooms for six people, and the hotel provided separate cots, mattresses etc for the additional person in each room. each room cost 1200 rupees and was worth the money. the toilets were clean, had hot water facility. the rooms are quite large, with basic stuff like sofa set, television, cupboard etc. the hotel is not near bhubandanga, but close to gurupally, a 20 rs (per head) toto ride from bolpur station. one can walk to the visvabharati campus through quiet alleys cutting across the quaint neighbourhood. the location might be inconvenient for some, but we loved it since it was in an absolutely calm and peaceful area, with zero crowd. the hotel has a nice garden and a terrace which can be accessed.
overall the service of the hotel is very good. right from online booking to calling us ahead of our visit to prepare lunch, the front desk is very professional. the boys who offer room service are also very nice and helpful. the hotel has a restaurant whose food quality is quite good, but choices are slightly limited.