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“Beyond any expectation!” 5 of 5 stars
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Bansi Home Stay
18 Handicraft Nagar, Agra 282001, India   |  
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40% off room rate
Ranked #4 of 163 Agra B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
2 reviews
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“Beyond any expectation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

What a truly wonderful experience. When we told our driver to take us to the Bansi Homestay his face lit up with delight, he told us we chose very good accommodation, when we arrived both Mr and Mrs Burman, the team at Bansi Homestay and their unforgettable attention to detail along with the food, the room and the cleanliness was all beyond any expectation we may have had! Mrs Burman shared her traditional homemade Indian recipes with me, Mr Burman loaded us with tips and information for our future travel plans. We felt so well looked after. The only problem was that we weren't staying long enough! We will absolutely be back, to our new friends, we look forward to seeing you again and we cannot thank you enough for the warm and wonderful introduction you gave us to India! With many thanks, David and Brodie

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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dkburman, Owner at Bansi Home Stay, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear David & Brodie,
how are you doing ? Now you have a home in Agra - India. You are welcome
any time. Look forward to your next visit. In the mean time take care. With all the very best.
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Pawcatuck
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Stayed for one night in April while visiting Agra. Lovely staff, clean rooms, excellent food. Always wanting to help. Yes I would recommend this homestay to friends and family if you want to experience the real India.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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dkburman, Owner at Bansi Home Stay, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear Guest,
thank you for the nice review. I feel very grateful when you write that you would recommend our home stay to friends and family. We would do our best so that we do not disappoint you. With best wishes.
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We stayed here towards the end of February and what a delightful experience.A welcome change from the mainstream hotels.Hospitable owners and staff,good thali and excellent home made pickles with breakfast.Its in a good location where you feel comfortable walking around and let's face it withe the early mornings to see the Taj you do not need anything more than this charming residence.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Our family of four ( 2 parents, 15 & 18 year old teens) had a wonderful time at the Bansi Home Stay while in Agra. This a quiet tranquil space in to relax and really feel at home. It was wonderful to sit and chat, both with the owner and other guests. We really felt like we were visiting friends in India, which was so much nicer than feeling like tourists. The breakfasts and dinner (dinner is extra cost) were delicious. The rooms were nice. It's a short distance to the Taj Mahal. Overall I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Agra to stay at the Bansi Home Stay. It's a very different experience from a regular hotel, and will greatly enhance your visit to India.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights at this amazing homestay. Mr Burman was most welcoming and helpful as were his staff. The accommodation was spotless with spacious rooms and excellent bathroom facilities. The food was exceptional and it was lovely to share our mealtimes with other guests and Mr Burman. This gave us the opportunity to share our experiences and be advised by others. This is a first calls homestay and I would highly recommend anyone visiting Agra to stay here - you won't get better service anywhere.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vossem, Brabant, Belgium
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We were looked after with great care by the owner and his staff. Lots of helpful suggestions and concern for our enjoyment of Agra. The owner himself drove us in the early morning to the Taj Mahal!
Our room was large, beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean with great air conditioning. A delightful place to stay. If you find difficulty finding it ,as we did, just tell your driver to go to Pizza Hut. They all know where it is! The house is down a quiet street a few meters from there.
When we said we were getting a train from agra cantt to jaipur they were concerned that it was the wrong station and checked the trains for us to make sure we would be ok which I pleased to say was the case.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I can't say enough good things about this place, one of the best places I have stayed in (and I've travelled the world for years)! Stayed an extra night it was so fantastic.
Rooms were immaculate (ultra clean and comfortable), beautiful meals and most important to me attentive and loving service.
The guys at Bansi helped me with everything, including booking me a train to Upaipur which is almost impossible for for foreigners to do.
They also gave me a really cool t-shirt and a hug on the way out the door.
In my humble opinion, the only place to stay in Agra!
Thanks again guys

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 18 Handicraft Nagar, Agra 282001, India
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Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 163 B&Bs / Inns in Agra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our home stay is located in a best administered colony on Fatehabad road of Agra. It is approved by U.P. Tourism (Govt. of Uttar Pradesh)We have 5 AC rooms with private bathrooms divided into two setups facing each other.Our kitchen is vegetarian, an evolving art with our very own chefs. Cumin, Coriander, Cardamom, Mustard, mango, ginger, fenugreek, turmeric, tamarind, saffron, curry leaf, coconut leaf, almonds and cashews….indeed these are only the seasonings! We will cater to special requests, and typically serve fresh, organic and locally procured produce and food from the very best sources. ... more   less 
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