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A heritage home stay, the only fort cum palace in Orissa on the slopes of the Eastern Ghats which witnessed a siege by the marauding Maratha armies in 1780 and now home of the erstwhile King (Raja) of Dhenkanal. 13 well ventilated a/c rooms with ensuite bathrooms, lounges for relaxation, large courtyards, gardens, orchard, laundry, library, boutique and shop, free internet/wifi & in-house Rasoi serving traditional local cuisine and old family recipes for your enjoyment, comfort and relaxation. The wooded slopes behind the Palace provide opportunities for nature walks. A drive to visit the organic farm, alongside interaction with the tribal village of Majhis and Mundas is an enchanting experience in Scenic Sublime Serene Odisha, the Soul of India.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Hiking
Children's playground
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Car park
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Microwave
Oven
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Private balcony
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Bottled water
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

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The Palace, Dhenkanal 759001 India
Dhenkanal Palace
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Sharon C wrote a review Feb 2024
Toronto, Canada256 contributions93 helpful votes
This is an absolutely charming place to stay! A family home, loaded with beautiful antiques, where every guest room is slightly different. The staff is dedicated to service; the owners manage & live on the property and are gracious & charming hosts. The food was fresh, home-made, authentic & delicious and prepared with tourists in mind (i.e. flavourful but not burn-your-mouth hot). I would definitely stay again and highly recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Meenal Singhdeo, Owner at Dhenkanal Palace
Responded 19 Feb 2024
It was a pleasure to have you with us Sharon! We are glad you took a little time off to relax at the palace in between a hectic schedule. We look forward to your return visit and thank you ever so much for making time for this very encouraging review!
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Wander43415185729 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Our stay at the Dhenkanal palace was a memorable one. The hospitality and the welcome we felt was very warm. Meenal kumari and Amarjyotiji were kind to have spent time personally telling us about the place and recommending what we must not miss.. The palace itself is so beautifully decorated keeping the heritage intact. We felt very much at home. It was a delight and wished we had spent more time.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Meenal Singhdeo, Owner at Dhenkanal Palace
Responded 6 Dec 2023
Thanks a million for taking out valuable time to review us! Ever so grateful and we look forward to your coming back.
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Madhurrao wrote a review Oct 2023
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates150 contributions60 helpful votes
We stayed for ONLY a day (bad planning from me). As soon as we entered the palace, my son says "Papa, why did you book for only 1 night". Anyways, the palace is gorgeous, very well maintained and has a lot of history/tradition with small stories surrounding each room/corridor. Amarjyoti-ji, personally looks after all guests and ensures that guests have a great time. He was always available to give valuable suggestions on different things one can do in and around the palace. The food was delicious, and while we were staying in a heritage property, the owners made all guests feel special creating a very homely environment. It was a shame to only stay for a day. Hopefully not too distant in the future, we would definitely revisit and stay at this magnificent property for few days atleast. We will recommend it to all our friends for sure.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 6 Oct 2023
Thank you so very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have your family. We do hope you give us a return visit, with more time in hand this time!
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Quest04092157568 wrote a review Sept 2023
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I had one of the most unique experience at Dhenkanal Palace. Having not experienced a stay at any palace, this has to be an exquisite feeling for me and my family. The huge palace is superbly maintained and has lots of treasure from the past. You get to experience the royal treatment along with the beautiful sight of the Eastern Ghats covering around the palace's vicinity. They have very well-mannered staff who helped us in and around the palace during our stay. We also had the golden opportunity to have our meal with the mighty king of Dhenkanal, K P Singhdeo and his family. All in all my family and me had the best weekend gateway here and will always remember their hospitality. I would definitely recommend everyone to visit this palace whenever they get an opportunity.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: I would recommend that the best time to visit the palace would be from Nov-Mar The scenic beauty...
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Response from Meenal Singhdeo, Owner at Dhenkanal Palace
Responded 15 Sept 2023
Dhenkanal Palace so appreciates you taking out your valuable time to put up such a warm review. Your generous words keep us motivated to try and make our guests as comfortable as we can.. thank you and see you soon again!
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Adrija Ghosal wrote a review Jun 2023
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2 contributions
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Dhenkanal Palace is a fort cum palace that has been converted into a heritage homestay, the rooms are beautifully decorated with vintage furniture and various artwork! The two living rooms Mardana and Nazrana still aesthetically preserves and displays history of the palace. The rooms on the first floor also offers the view of the Garhjat hills,Odisha. The royal family would make you feel at home with their hospitality and warmth. A must visit place to experience royal heritage life!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Best visit time is Winter
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Responded 28 Jun 2023
Adrija thank you for taking the time out and sharing this review. Very grateful indeed.
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Divyani S wrote a review Jun 2023
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stayed here last month for two days. it was perfect. the family showed us around the palace, it is beautiful with so much history. got to try some oriya delicacies. the staff was wonderful, overall a very good experience. can’t wait to visit again soon
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 7 Jun 2023
It was a pleasure to have you Divyani. So appreciate your review and look forward to your visit again! Best wishes for your course.
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Vacation26099413807 wrote a review Jun 2023
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I recently had the pleasure of staying at Dhenkennal Palace, and it truly exceeded all my expectations. From the moment I arrived, I was enveloped in an aura of grandeur and charm that made me feel like royalty. This magnificent palace is a testament to architectural brilliance. The location of Dhenkennal Palace is truly a paradise. Nestled amidst lush greenery and picturesque landscapes. The staff at Dhenkennal Palace deserves immense praise for their exceptional hospitality. From the warm welcome to the final farewell, every interaction was marked by genuine care and attentiveness. The team anticipated my needs before I even expressed them and ensured that every moment of my stay was nothing short of perfection. The accommodations at Dhenkennal Palace are opulent and luxurious. My room was tastefully decorated, blending traditional elegance with modern comforts. The plush bedding and meticulously maintained amenities created an atmosphere of indulgence and relaxation. I particularly enjoyed the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape from my private balcony, which added an extra touch of magic to my stay. One of the highlights of my experience at Dhenkennal Palace was the exquisite dining options available. From traditional local delicacies to international cuisines, every dish was prepared with meticulous attention to detail, using the freshest and finest ingredients. The palace grounds are a treasure trove of enchantment. I spent hours exploring the well-manicured gardens, strolling along the pathways, and discovering hidden nooks of tranquility. The palace's rich history and cultural significance are evident in every corner, adding an extra layer of fascination to the overall experience. In addition to its lavish offerings, Dhenkennal Palace also provides a range of recreational activities to cater to every guest's interests. Overall, my stay at Dhenkennal Palace was an extraordinary experience that will forever be etched in my memory. The regal ambiance, unparalleled service, and attention to detail truly set this palace apart from the rest. I highly recommend Dhenkennal Palace to anyone seeking a luxurious retreat and an escape to a world of enchantment.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Meenal Singhdeo, Owner at Dhenkanal Palace
Responded 7 Jun 2023
We are overwhelmed with you extremely encouraging and kind words. Our staff too send in their best wishes. Thank you so very much, it will make us strive for more!
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Camper28300698012 wrote a review Jun 2023
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Being a voracious traveler I have traveled the length and breath of india and stayed at the most exquisite properties but Dhenkanal palace was a experience unlike any other.The family made us feel at home and yet we were pampered with luxury,the warmth and compassion of the staff was unparalleled and it was an amazing experience overall.I look forward to going back to the palace soon with my family this time.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 7 Jun 2023
A big thank you from all of us at Dhenkanal Palace! It’s a generous write up and we are touched!
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Richard W wrote a review Apr 2023
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I stayed for one night and wish it had been for longer – if only I had known! Dhenkanal Palace is a wonderful property that still retains much of its old-fashioned charm and character. Importantly, it is also a family home and very much lived in. The rooms are large and spotlessly clean, the food is freshly prepared using local produce, and the owners are kind and graceful hosts. It was a pleasure and privilege to spend time with them.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 28 Apr 2023
So grateful for your valuable time and words! It was a pleasure having you at the Palace and next time we hope to have you for a longer stay! Our best wishes .
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GrandTour54063710577 wrote a review Apr 2023
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The rooms were spacious, well done up. The whole place was spotlessly clean. The food was excellent - tasty, varied menu, served with care. The premises are wonderful and the best part was the hospitality. We were looked after very well. We were lucky to have good weather - it rained off and on. So, we also got to enjoy sitting out in the garden for breakfast or in the evenings. Great attention was paid to make us feel comfortable.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 7 Apr 2023
Thank you so very much for taking the time out and writing a review. It was a pleasure having you and yes you brought in great weather and cheer with you!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dhenkanal Palace
Which popular attractions are close to Dhenkanal Palace?
Nearby attractions include Kapilash Temple (1.7 km) and Sapua Project Dam (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dhenkanal Palace?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Dhenkanal Palace?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Dhenkanal Palace?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Dhenkanal Palace?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
Does Dhenkanal Palace have airport transportation?
Yes, Dhenkanal Palace offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Dhenkanal Palace offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dhenkanal Palace?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Is Dhenkanal Palace accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.