About the Homestay
"LalBari" is perfect for the traveller yearning the vintage Kolkata experience. Stuck in a time capsule, this hundred year old bungalow belongs to an era lost in sepia prints. An adonis among the multi-storey flats surrounding it, LalBari's old world charm will compel you to pick up that incomplete book and enjoy your sojourn in complete tranquility.
Its repertoire of famous guests over the past century have included the likes of Indira Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi himself. Yes! Its true.
We require an advance payment of 50% via bank transfer which would be non-refundable in case of a cancellation.
- Pets Indoor
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
"LalBari" is conveniently located:
Jatin Das Park Metro station at 500 mtrs,
Major road crossings i.e Bhowanipore, Hazra and Lansdowne Road are all within 200-400 mtrs.
3 Multiplexers with multiple screen screening Hindi, English and Bengali movies within 1.5kms to 2.5 kms
3 Shopping Malls from 1.5 kms to 2.5 kms
Numerous Hospitals from 250mtrs to 3.5 kms, the closest being Paramount Nursing Home (100mts)
Victoria Memorial, St. Pauls Cathedral - 3 kms
Indian Museum - 4 kms
Business centres - BBD Bag (5.5kms), Park Street (4kms), Esplanade (5kms)
Theater Halls - Kala Mandi, Nandan, Academy of Fine Arts, Ravindra Sadan, ICCR (within 3 kms range)
Major Hotels - Park Hotel, Oberoi Grand, Taj Bengal within 5 kms range
Howrah Railway Station - 10 kms, Sealdah Railway Station - 6kms
Eden Garden Cricket Ground - 6 kms
Kalighat Kali Temple, Birla mandir - less than 2 kms
Saloons, massage centers are all near by.
Famous Hindustan Club, Bengal Rowing Club, Cosmo Club, Calcutta club are all round the corner and conveniently accessible.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
- Nut Allergies
1. Scanned photo copy of ID (Passport, Drivers License) must be sent via email before arrival
2. Guests can access all areas of the house including the drawing room adjoining verandah and the lawn outside.
3. Although I am a working professional, I am always certainly available for enquiries about the house or if you want to have a quick chat about the weather.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
I recommend this place highly, it has a vintage feel written all over, the host Illina is a very warm person, the staff is very helpful, courteous and well behaved, soft spoken. It used to be the residence of once of the tallest Congress leaders Siddharth Sankar Ray , who was also the Chief Minister of Bengal.
It was indeed a fabulous experience, I recommend this place highly, it used to be the home of erstwhile Bengal Chief Minister Siddhartha (Manu) Ray. The property has an array of vintage furniture and an impressive library consisting of even more impressive collection of books. The property is located at the heart of south Calcutta and is sarrounded by numerous eateries and bazaars. The host illina is very friendly and willing to help you, she treats you like her family member. The staff is very well behaved and extremely courteious. Possibly the best place to stay in Calcutta if you are looking for a peaceful homestay.
Ilina is a great host, the property is very centrally located, well connected, and feels like a home away from home. The entire staff is very co-operative as well.
Thank you Ilina ! You rock.You are awesome.
Staying at Ilina's place was a wonderful experience. The house is very well located, in a nice area, Ilina is a kind and very helpful person and the food is excellent ! I will definitely go back !
Hi Ayan, Ilina, I loved Lalbari, the classic colonial experience. Your warm hospitality was really endearing. Right from calling to check when I am reaching, asking whether I need dinner prepared, giving instructions to the driver to reach your home, your warm welcome, the beautiful room I stayed in, and that huge collection of books you have thrown open to the guests. I will definitely come back to listen to stories hidden in the walls of this bari and experience the real Kolkata. Warm wishes for a wonderful new year to you both, Sridevi
Had really good time in the homestay. Rooms were neat and clean, Beautiful old house with all the antique stuff. Helpers were there through out the clock. Food was really good and tasty. Had traditional bengali non-veg food.
Place is near by to Bus and Metro Station. can hop on to Metro ride to roam around the city.
House is like a huge library in itself with lots of book to choose from to read in spare time.
In front of the house there is badminton court for the guest to flex there muscle.
If anytime in Kolkata, definitely this is my place to stay. Home away from Home!!!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.