Parents Or Friends In Town? Make Them Feel At Home In These Gorgeous Houses Converted Into B&Bs

Debarati posted on 12 April

On your next break, avoid the usual hotel and give one of these beautiful guest houses and B&Bs a try. The architecture, interiors, and the location will give you a feel of the graceful grande dame that Kolkata is.


Lal Bari

Lal Bari and reminiscence go hand in hand – you will get a feel of vintage Kolkata during your stay at this B&B. The rooms accommodate two people and provide basic amenities such as WiFi, free parking, cable TV and a great workspace. Breakfast is complimentary and they have a range of traditional Bengali thali meals. The rooms come for INR 3,003 per night.


2, Beltala Road, Bakul Bagan, Kalighat, Kolkata

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Redbrick Residency

The caretaker at Redbrick Residency is uber-friendly and tries their utmost to make things comfortable for you. The rooms available at the guest house can accommodate three people, and get this – they do not charge for extra people. They have one queen-size bed and one single bed in every room. You get access to free WiFi and the biggest plus is you can bring your pets along. The rooms start at INR 3,002.

Guest Houses

77, Sarat Bose Road, Bakul Bagan, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

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Bodhi Tree

Bodhi Tree – which bills itself as the first boutique guest house in the city –  is one of the most popular guest houses in Kolkata. The owners have designed the beautiful interiors themselves. They have a nice patio library and stylish thematic rooms. The community space and the seating area are situated on the ground floor while the rooms are located on the first floor. The rooms start at INR 4,536 per night.

Guest Houses

48/44, Beside State Bank Of India ATM, Swiss Park, Kolkata

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66/2B - The Guest House

This one is located on the very buzzy Purna Das road area with its wide tree-lined streets. It is not as atmospheric {or old} as the others, but it’s quite charming.  Its 16 air-conditioned rooms have cable, free WiFi, housekeeping services, and dry cleaning. They have a cafe on the ground floor – Wise Owl – which is very popular. They seem to have a fixation o owls – a glass showcase has all manner of owl figurines. Perhaps because owls are strewn around in Bengali literature, and are considered to be very wise creatures. It has a nice outside seating area looking on to a relatively quiet road. They also have a rooftop steak house with some pretty good meaty dishes. The rooms start at INR 3,040 per night.


66/2-B, Purna Das Road, Gariahat, Hindustan Park, Keyatala, Kolkata

The Harrington BnB

This particular B&B is located in the hub of the city {Park Street area}. You get free parking space, a coffee machine in your room. The rooms are available for INR 2,428 per night.


Harrington Mansion, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kankaria Estates, Park Street Area, Kolkata

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The Old House

Situated at Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, The Old House is one of the most preferred B&Bs in the city. They have some gorgeous antique pieces in the rooms – including four-poster beds with drapes. Pet owners, rejoice as The Old House also lets you get your cats and dogs along. Rooms can accommodate up to six people and the tariff starts at INR 5,813.


60/1, Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, Sreepally, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

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