About This Listing
Unbeatable location, hotel grade furnishings, electric kettle in room, free WiFi, spacious living room, 24/7 security, free snacks and toiletries. All bathrooms renovated April 21, 2014! Do check out the awesome reviews!
★ KOLKATA BED AND BREAKFAST
-- Before booking, please send me a little note to check availability. You might get a discount too!
-- WiFi internet is free and unlimited. Breakfast is complimentary but very basic (bread, butter, milk, cheese, and jam).
-- Need 2 single beds instead of the double bed shown? No problem! Please send me a message.
-- Single travellers can get a 10% discount! Message me coupon SNGL10. Coupon valid through December 2014.
★ WELCOME TO CENTRAL B&B
Located in the heart of Kolkata, it's a spacious 3 bedroom serviced apartment on the 7th floor, with magnificent views of the city. In this 2800 sq. feet apt. you get:
- A large, airy bedroom with attached bathroom
- All bedrooms have king sized beds and storage space
- Extra beds can be set if 3 or 4 guests stay in a room
- En-suite bathrooms with toiletries, towels, and hot water
This listing is for Room 3, as shown in pictures above. Check out my other listings as well!
- A fully equipped kitchen that has basic utensils, a microwave oven, fridge, toaster, electric kettle, as well as a cooking stove and food basics such as bread, butter, cheese, milk, etc. Any other sundry items can be arranged on request at no extra charge.
- 1 motorised treadmill
- Daily laundry (costs extra) + ironing
- The apartment is airy, functional, and feels like home
- All rooms including the living room are air-conditioned
- You get high speed WiFi internet access, free + unlimited
- We can arrange a prepaid phone with a local sim card
★ WHAT TO EXPECT
This is not a luxury apartment even though it's in a posh locality and in one of the safest areas in Kolkata. The apartment does not have luxury furnishings but everything is squeaky clean, dust free, and in working order.
You don't have to worry about bugs, stains, etc. I've travelled extensively and know these little things count!
From the 7th floor, you'll get marvellous views of the city, enjoy the cool breeze from the South side, and access the verandah as well.
As for the apartment, it's huge (2800 square feet) and airy. You can relax and unwind in the large common living room area. It has high ceilings and lots of natural light.
★ LOCATION - IT'S NEAR EVERYTHING
-- Do check the guidebook I've made on Airbnb.
There are numerous restaurants near the apartment. Park Street, which has almost all of the best restaurants in town, is a 10 minute drive / 15 minute walk. Here are some nice restaurants, all within 15 minutes of our apartment:
Bar-B-Q or Jai Hind Dhaba for Indian & Chinese.
Fire And Ice for the best Italian food.
Enjoy Thai food? Try Baan Thai at the Grand Hotel or Hong Kong Express (budget).
¤ The Forum shopping mall + multiplex is a 5 minute walk. Lots of luxury and local brands, awesome food court, and 4 screens if you wish to see the latest movies. There is also a small grocery right outside the apartment as well as bakeries, cafes, etc. (see the guidebook for details).
☺ Enjoy a peaceful time at Minto Park which has a huge pond with a fountain and frequented by morning walkers. It's a 2 minute walk. 3 pharmacies are within a 5 minute walking distance. Since you're in the heart of Kolkata, almost all the popular attractions are within 5 kilometres.
★ QUICK BITES
These are all within a 5 minute walking distance:
- Subway (classic sandwiches, coffee, etc.)
- Piccadilly Square (crepes, sandwiches, desserts)
- French Loaf (continental food)
- Nu Variety (small multi-cuisine restaurant)
- Baskin Robbins (ice-cream, desserts)
★ PUBLIC TRANSIT
- Two major bus stops within a 1 minute walking distance.
- Taxis are always readily available at the entrance.
- The nearest METRO station is a 12 minute walk.
★ GETTING HERE
Airport transfers can be arranged at an extra cost. However, we recommend taking a prepaid taxi which should cost about Rs. 360-400.
If you're coming by Taxi or Bus, go to MINTO PARK first. Then refer to directions that you'll get after reservation is confirmed.
★ SAFETY & SECURITY
- 24/7 security personnel at the main entrance
- Day and night security camera outside our door
- Electronic keypad lock for the main entrance
- You'll also get a private key for your room
★ THE ONE THING YOU'LL REMEMBER FOREVER
Our roof-top telescope! If the skies are clear, you MUST check out the Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter. You'll never see the night sky the same way again :)
★ WHY CHOOSE CENTRAL
- Our location can't be beat. Check out any other listing for Kolkata on Airbnb - they don't even come close!
- Room / apartment pictures are verified by Airbnb. What you see is what you get. No surprises.
My wife and I have always wanted to run a B&B and this is our dream come true! We will try our best to make your stay comfortable and memorable.
The kitchen is common for all guests and may be used to prepare meals. We only request guests to clean up after use. The treadmill may also be shared.
Interaction with Guests
Your room is on the 7th floor and we live on the 8th floor. So while we are always available for any questions / help, you also get your privacy. Of course, we do love to learn more about all our guests and have a chat!
We are located literally in the heart of Kolkata, with Park Street nearby and public transport available as soon as you step out of the building. Plus, the neighbourhood has the following advantages:
- 3 major banks, all a 10 second walk away
- Lots of small restaurants, eateries and cafes
- Forum mall / cineplex is a 7 minute walk
- Rabindra Sadan metro is a 12 minute walk
- Relax after a day of touring at Minto Park
The area is one of the safest with lots of schools, hospitals, and stores all around. We've been living here for more than 50 years now!
- Taxis always available outside the building
- Free parking for 4 cars
- 2 metro stations nearby, 10-15 minute walk
- We recommend taking a taxi at the airport
- The nearest major bus stop is a 1 minute walk
Other Things to Note
IMPORTANT! After reservation is confirmed please see the Host's Directions carefully and keep a print with you. It has the password for the electronic lock.
- For your safety outside guests are not allowed
- Please store your belongings in the cupboard
- Always lock your room door when going out
- Car parking is free anywhere on the ground floor
- Your original passport is required on arrival
- Smoke only in the verandah / balcony
- WiFi is free and unlimited
- Usual check in / out is (phone number hidden) hours
- Do inform us of your arrival / departure timings
- Feel free to use the kitchen to cook meals!
- Do leave the kitchen the way you found it
- Please ask us for any basic groceries
- Guests may share and use the treadmill / TV
- Please switch off the AC / lights when not in use
- Remember to switch off the bathroom geyser!
Fantastic place to stay! Great location. Warm and welcoming hosts. Very clean with all the basic necessities one needs. Plus lots of extras!
What a Awesome place Jayant. Traveling to Kolkata for a business trip I wanted to try Air B&B again after having such a positive experience in the past. The room that has been my home for the last 6 days has been perfect, better than the description. Such a great bed, Big TV, nice shower, and the location was perfect for walking around the main tourist attractions. I would be happy to bring my family here, I always felt very safe and secure and the neighbours were very nice. You can tell when someone cares and puts there heart in it, Thank You!
恨棒的住宿，房間乾淨、舒服、有熱水、AC、電視，還提供小餅乾唷！Jayant是個熱心又很會關心房客，他隨時問你有沒有需要幫忙的地方！Minto park 交通也都很方便！如果你要來加爾各達我推薦住Jayant的家！
Jayant is the best host in Kolkata! I stayed at his place for more than a week and he and his wife are so helpful with everything! I had so much enjoyment here.Highly recommended!
Jayant is a terrific good host! He runs separate rooms in the same appartment, all of them spotless clean.
In the very spacious room a nice bed, good
Mattress is awaiting you, as well as several snacks, tea, coffee, and a light breakfast in the common fridge and kitchen. For Calcutta, the appartment is in a nice area, close to Minto Park, and pretty quit in the evenings and nights. To noisy? Close the window and put on the comfortabele A-C. Jayant is also a very good host because he is often available and always busy to fullfill your needs, gets answers on questions, arranges
Cabs and gives you all the advice you need if you are going to discover this warm, colourful and exiting city.
Jayant is the perfect Airbnb host, and so are his rooms.
Very highly recommended indeed!!
Jayant's home has always been the first place for me to check for availability when I visit Kolkata. Everything about his place is prefectly suited for me. The location is awesome, the rooms are nice, the prices very reasonable and his hospitality continues to be wonderful. He keeps asking me for tips and recommendations on how to improve further and with every subsequent trip it gets harder for me to think of areas in which he can improve!
Nous avons passé 3 jours chez Jayant 2 au 5 mars 2015.
L'hébergement est exactement comme décrit sur sa page. Il est bien situé, il y a de l'espace, de la lumière et tout ce dont on peut avoir besoin. L'appartement est propre et tout fonctionne (Très rare en Inde !!). Bon rapport qualité prix. Jayant est très symathique, réactif, avenant et extrêment professionnel. Bref, aucun stress avec lui.
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About the Host, Jayant
Welcome to Kolkata, INDIA!
You'll have a lovely stay at our apartment - CENTRAL - which, true to its name, is located in the heart of Kolkata. Simply look up Minto Park, Kolkata on G Maps and that's where our apartment is.
We have traveled extensively in India and abroad and have a good idea of the comforts a traveller seeks. We've built CENTRAL with great care and personal attention to detail, trying our best to ensure that all needs are met. We shall be glad to tell you about Kolkata and point out the hidden gems of the city, specially when it comes to local delicacies and desserts!
Just check out reviews left by our former guests and you'll know why our apartment is really the best, in terms of value as well as close proximity to the major attractions in the city. And if you ever need any help / information, either one of us will be there for you.
Look forward to hosting you soon,
Jayant & Vidushi
Need to exchange currency or use the ATM? HDFC is one of the most popular banks in India and is directly opposite the apartment.Sarat Bose Road Kolkata West Bengal 700020
A small bakery. They bake a variety of fresh breads daily and offer some nice salads as well.Kolkata West Bengal 700020
Ive added a few hotels (4 star minimum) near the apartment so that you can get a feel for the kind of locality the apartment is located in.Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road Kolkata West Bengal 700020
An oasis in the heart of Kolkata where you can just go and chill. A favorite park for morning walkers, Minto Park is a city landmark. You can also refer this while finding your way to CENTRAL.Kolkata West Bengal
They have some amazing waffles and pancakes. At just a 2 minute walking distance, you can even go there after dinner for coffee or desserts.Sarat Bose Rd Kolkata West Bengal 700020
You cant go wrong with a light and healthy Subway sandwich. Within 8 minutes walking distance.AJC Bose Road Kolkata West Bengal 700020
Need a haircut? Toppers is reasonably priced and is within walking distance. Barely takes 3 minutes to get there.Sarat Bose Road Kolkata West Bengal 700020
Great for shopping or to catch the latest movies. Youll find lots of international brands along with local products as well. Forum is a 7 minute walk from our apartment.Kolkata West Bengal 700020
Ive added a few hotels (4 star minimum) near the apartment so that you can get a feel for the kind of locality the apartment is located in.
For groceries and general household items. Also, there is a small pharmacy opposite this store.Dr UN Brahmachari Street Kolkata WB 700017
Finest desserts and pastries in Kolkata. You cant miss Kookie Jar! Oh and while youre there, you can also have an ice cream at Baskin Robbins.Rawdon Street,Kolkata West Bengal 700017
This is the nearest Metro station from our place. Its a 10-15 minute walk.Chowringhee Road Kolkata West Bengal
One of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world, and the largest Christian cemetery outside Europe in the 19th century. The cemetery was in use until about 1830 and is now a heritage site.Kolkata West Bengal
These guys know what authentic Italian food should taste like. Really the best pizzas in town, perfect ambiance, and very centrally located. Do try their cocktails and Funghi Pizza.
The newest mall in Kolkata with top global brands, excellent restaurants and a huge grocery in the basement.Syed Amir Ali Ave Kolkata West Bengal 700017
Standing within 64 acres of blooming gardens, this memorial is a fusion of British and Mughal architecture. There is a museum inside as well and you can enjoy a picnic in the lush gardens.
The first McDonalds restaurant in Kolkata.Park Street Kolkata West Bengal 700016
Awesome for North Indian and Chinese food. The prices are very reasonable and is one of the places we frequent a lot.
This is where Mother Teresa has one of her main houses. Definitely worth a visit.Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road Kolkata West Bengal
Another city landmark. See an Egyptian mummy, the Buddhist stupa from Bharhut, the Buddhas ashes, the Ashoka pillar, an art collection, rare antiques, and a collection of meteorites.Jawaharlal Nehru Rd Kolkata West Bengal 700016
The famous temple of the Goddess Kali. If youre lucky you can witness the midnight prayer offering.Kolkata West Bengal
Excellent architecture and a huge antique collection inside. Entry is free!