About This Listing
This 1000 square-foot ultra comfortable two-bedroom, two-bathroom, fully air-conditioned apartment is both modern (in terms of the comfort it affords) and charming in an old-fashioned way. It accommodates 4, and is on a quiet street in a nice residential neighborhood.
A freshly-renovated modern apartment, it is on the 4th floor of a building (without lift) just a stone's throw from Dhakuria Lake, the "lungs of South Calcutta," as well as the Prince Anwar Shah bus stops and the Metro line (5-10 minutes of walk will take you to the lake, and a shorter walk to the Lord's Bakery bus stop on P.A.S. Road). The Rabindra Sarobar Metro stop is an easy 10-minute rickshaw ride away. Restaurants, grocery shops, pharmacies, convenience stores, confectioneries and take-away joints abound in the neighborhood. Also within a stone's throw (5-7 minutes' walk away) is South City, a posh shopping mall (arguably Calcutta's most sought-after) with high-end restaurants and multiplex. The apartment is furnished with mid-century Burma-teak furniture, exuding the sort of understated sophistication Calcutta households were once famous for. To ensure comfort during the summer months, there are three air-conditioners in the apartment -- one 2 ton split in the living room and two 1.5 ton window air-conditioners in the bedrooms. Also provided are unrestricted Wi-Fi connection and access to cable television. Fresh towels and bed linen are provided free of cost, and laundry services can be provided on request (for a small amount). The kitchen is fully equipped and is stocked with staples such as tea, coffee, milk, butter, bread, eggs and basic condiments (salt, sugar, pepper, etc).
You are welcome to use the apartment and everything in it as your own (provided you treat it with as much care as you treat your own property). You will have free access to everything from kitchen appliances/utensils to hairdryer and Wi-Fi. There is even a parking area in case you fancy using a car.
Interaction with Guests
We are a family of very warm and friendly people who are respectful of others' privacy -- so we will be there whenever you seek our help or company, but will not encroach upon your space or privacy.
Despite being very close to the busy heart of South Calcutta, it is a quiet and laid-back residential neighborhood.
Getting around is easy with access to all modes of transportation. Bus stops and taxi stands are within a few minutes of walk. The nearest Metro station (Rabindra Sarobar) is a 10-minute rickshaw ride away (the Metro connecting the airport to the southern-most part of the city). The two major railway stations, Sealdah and Howrah, are between 30 and 60 minutes from the apartment, depending on the time of day/night and traffic.
1) Parties are not allowed in our apartment. You may invite a couple of guests for a small get-together, but please know that you are NOT allowed to have a party in the apartment.
2) Please keep noise down to ensure that the neighbors are not disturbed.
3) Please do NOT flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet.
4) Please clean the toilets, the kitchen and the dining table after use.
5) Please do NOT put any hot pans/pots/other cookware on the dining table.
6) Please remember to switch off all air-conditioners, fans and lights before stepping out of the apartment.
7) Everything in the apartment (furniture, appliances, crockery, cutlery, etc) has been chosen with great care for you to appreciate and enjoy -- so please do that (enjoy everything) with equal care.
8) Do not litter the apartment, and make sure you leave it in a decent shape.
And finally, please remember that the place is our HOME, which we are happy to share with you provided you treat it with due respect.
Thank you and enjoy your stay at Über Cool!
Sayanti and her father Sabi have been very welcoming hosts - always looking to help, very personable and friendly. They are always easy to reach and quickly responsive to questions or requests. The apartment is beautiful - even better than the pictures show and more spacious. The wi-fi is perfect and the A/C a godsend during these summer months. I feel much more comfortable and at home than I expected. The neighbourhood is quiet, green, peaceful, with lots of families and lots of food options in walking distance, not to mention the South City mall and Rabindra Sarovar lake/park within short walks. It is also a quick auto-rickshaw to the metro-line - giving you access to the whole city. I highly recommend this place and the hosts! They were even accommodating when my dates/plans changed soon after arriving. I'm more than happy with my experience.
Sayanti and her dad Saby greeted me with a warm welcome, even though it was almost 2:00am when I arrived. They made sure I had everything I needed for my stay and were very easy to reach throughout. The perfect hosts!
The apartment was lovely, in a quiet, safe neighborhood, with space and nice amenities - like an espresso maker and adequate kitchen cookware. The AC worked very well and the bed was comfortable. It has a 4 floor walk-up, which I did not mind, and the neighbors were friendly.
A very comfortable place to stay for a foreigner visiting the city. I loved staying here and would definitely enjoy returning any time I am in Kolkata!
A wonderful experience and we highly recommend Sayanti and her father's home when in Kolkata! From the moment we began to communicate, it was clear they really cared for our well-being. Upon arrival and check-in, they had the spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment cleaned and fully stocked... even with some food for our breakfast. The wifi was flawless, the A/C cold and the shower water hot. We easily navigated the joys of the city with cars and drivers secured by our hosts. And a short walk afforded us access to a nice indoor mall and plenty of food stalls and bakeries to choose from. To you Sayanti, and your kind father, we say Blessings and Thank You!
This was our second stay with Sayanti within the same trip and it was just as good as the first time, of course! Saby also found us a taxi to get to airport at no notice when our booked taxi failed to turn up. What wonderful hosts. Thank you so much.
Sayanti and her dad Saby are the most wonderful hosts possible, and their apartment is all that they say, and much more. It is much more spacious than we had imagined, with two ensuite air conditioned bedrooms, a huge air conditioned lounge and a well equipped kitchen. Mineral water was provided. And, since we asked, they even made dinner for us the night we arrived. It was delicious and they refused payment for it! Saby helped us several times with booking taxis and was always easy to reach. We walked down to the Rabindra Sarovar lake and park two mornings and to South City Mall one evening. What location! So glad we are coming back here again, and thank you!
We had a wonderful stay in Sayanti's apartment in Kolkata. Spacious and cozy w a nice balcony in a residential area of the city. Sayanti and her father were very helpful and communicative. On departure we needed a taxi in the middle of the night and her father took care of that. Highly recommended!
I spend a long weekend in this fabulous place and it was like in the 7th heaven..light flooded, peaceful, spotless clean, airy, fresh, not even one scratch on the walls. Sayanti and her father should rather be in the hotel business with there charming responsive and helpful treatment of their guests ;-)) Location also is great because it allows for a peaceful rest outside this buzzing and vibrating megacity incl. a beautiful lake nearby..never seen something like this in an urban place. So cut my short story even shorter: out of 10 points I give 12!
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