Baruah Bhavan Guesthouse Guwahati (Uzanbazar), India

“A quaint guesthouse in Guwahati’s Old Quarter, just a three-minute walk from the Brahmaputra River. Homely, charming and an ideal stop-off on your way to Kaziranga.”

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“This century-old bungalow is a hidden gem in this rather smoggy and run-down city. Beyond the street-side piles of rubble, you enter a heritage house filled with antiques, tropical plants and eclectic objects, such as an old gramophone and a ship’s steering wheel. Owned and run by the Baruah family, this is a homestay rather than a hotel (there’s even a Visitors’ Book); and with only six suites, it feels personal. The attentive staff members are always on hand to bring you a cup of Assamese tea or serve you home-style dishes at an elegant glass-topped table. The original owner, Dr Birinchi Kumar Baruah, was a notable academic and the cream walls are covered with black-and-white photos of him at the University of Guwahati (then Gauhati) and accompanied by Prime Minister Nehru. The six suites are all different: number 1 is the most regal (ornate four-poster beds with carved bedheads, upholstered red-and-gold armchairs, rich-hued rugs and a huge bathroom), whereas number 3 is the most light and airy (big windows, wicker furniture and yellow Chinese fans). There’s even a roof terrace if you feel like catching the rays, as well as a small, well-kept lawn at the front of the house.”

Written by  Laura Griffith-Jones

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Facilities

Roof terrace
Garden
Communal Dining
Internet
Meeting Room
Sit-out Terrace
Veranda
Air conditioning
Parking
Restaurant
Homecooked traditional Assamese food
Concierge
Four poster beds
Business Centre
Conference facilities
Towelling robes

Activities

Local markets
Sights nearby
Central city location

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6 rooms from $34 per night

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Activities

Local markets
Sights nearby
Central city location

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Colonial
Sit-out Terrace
Veranda
Lively area
Restaurant
Homecooked traditional Assamese food
Antiques
Charming
Four poster beds
Conference facilities
Owner managed

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6 rooms
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