Questions, house rules and all the stuff you need (hopefully).
How do you pay?
We accept bookings with a 25% reservation fee, by bank transfer. You are welcome to pay the whole amount in advance like AirBnB. You must pay the remainder at the time of check-in here. We will not accept payment after your stay on check-out.
Documents you need
We will need a valid, original photo-identity card at the time of checking in. This means your passport or Aadhaar or your voter card. PAN card is not accepted. You can email us the soft copy beforehand provided it is clearly visible. We decide if it is visible 🙂 and we may request you for a clearer copy if it does not suffice.
No alcohol, drugs, cigarettes
This is a no-smoking, no drinking, no drugs establishment. We are not here to judge you nor police you. But we expect you to follow the rules. Please drink outside in the area's many pubs and restaurants.
Please go down to smoke, and make sure you don't litter the stubs. Throw them in a trash can or a waste area.
How to cancel?
You can let us know by email. The addresses are given on the first page and below. Cancellation is free until 48 hours before check-in. Thereafter, you forfeit the first night's price.
Do you have food?
Aside from the breakfast, our kitchens have hot kettles and you are welcome to make a cup of tea or coffee, pop some bread into the toaster. This is a family home however, and you will have to keep the kitchen as clean as you find it. There are no staff to clean up after you, and we won't be nannies after you either. However, we are firm.
We are working on providing home-cooked meals asap, and when there is a cook on site, we will offer Bengali meals at a price.
Meanwhile, Swiggy and Zomato and Uber Eats are in your hands to deliver the world to you 🙂
We will help you with cafes nearby, as well as nice, basic eateries.
We have a washing-machine that you can use for a nominal fee of Rs 100 (subject to be used twice a week). We have a pressing board where you can iron your clothes. We have a superb terrace where you can dry your clothes organically 🙂 and do your yoga/push-ups while waiting for them to dry.
We can also point you to the local laundry and press services.
All up to you.
If you want us to do your laundry, we shall do that at a price. Rate chart available in house.
This is a residential area with a number of doctors around us. We keep a list of local doctors on call, and hospitals and nursing homes nearby. And of course, a first-aid box is available for minor cuts, and sprains.
Uber and Ola are right here to serve you. If you like to use public transport, there are autos right around the corner, and the new metro rail line is ready and being tested. Should be in use within a couple of months. The metro station, Karunamoyee, is five-seven minutes' walk from our house. The station is also a bus terminal, where you get to sit comfortably on a bus (as against getting in midway and jostling for a seat/space/your toes). Plenty of other options like shared cabs et cetera too.
We have a large terrace which is accessible to all our guests and us. You can do your yoga, your floor exercises or pilates or whatever. Plus, we are in a quiet, green residential area that is excellent to run in the mornings and evenings. That's what I do.
My question is not here
Please do ask us over email. We shall do our best to help.