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Chanakya BNR Hotel

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The Chanakya BNR Hotel, at Puri awaits you with the timeless grace of old world charm and all modern day amenities. We give you expansive rooms, tantalizing corridors and well-maintained terraces all telling the story of India's magnificent Railway inheritance. The Chanakya BNR hotel has a royal history and is located just 200 meters from the picturesque Puri beach. We are proud to be the only heritage hotel in Orissa as well as uniquely, the only railway theme hotel in India. Each room, as well as its public area, display rare photographs that convey the achievements of the Indian Railways - one of the world's largest employer. After evaluating over 18,000 photographs we have handpicked a few for our distinguished guests. We are proud to be the only hotel in the world to display such a rare collection of photographs that leaves one in awe of India's glorious Rail heritage. One cannot help but admire the courage of the founders of this magnificent monolith known as the Indian Railways, which was instrumental in crossing great rivers by building grand bridges or supporting the Indian Army during times of war. We would only be fair in concluding that the Indian Railway is undoubtedly one of India's greatest infrastructural achievements. Being one of the famous Railway Heritage Hotels, the Chanakya BNR strives to apprise our guests about the intriguing history of the Indian Railways via these photographs. These historic pictures will greet you in every nook and corner of the hotel and will take you on a fascinating journey back in time. It's our promise! All 37 sea facing rooms at the Chanakya BNR are equipped with customised art work from the glorious Indian Railway and have been furnished keeping in mind the heritage nature of the property. Apart from the vintage design room furniture, the rooms truly take you back in time yet provide all amenities desired by today's traveller. Space is not a constraint in these palatial rooms and each room is of a different size depending on which part of the building one might find oneself in.
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Free Parking
Public Wifi
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Conference Facilities
Outdoor pool
Breakfast Available
Wheelchair Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Smoking rooms available
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I stayed at BNR Chanakya for 3 days for our Reunion. This has been a very pleasant stay. The hotel has very masterfully maintained the heritage ambience. The service was impeccable and always with a sincere smile. The food was superb. I would love to come back again.
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The entrance to the hotel sets the mood for the experience. It's got a grand driveway with a huge parking and a very open layout. Lots of greenery too.

In fact, the hotel is exactly opposite the Ranchi railway station. But the minute you take a turn into the gate, you are transp
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Known earlier as BNR Hotel, this 110 year old government property was the go to place for the well heeled elite. Till another uncouth structure blocked its sea-view. Declining patronage , government apathy took its toll as it became a run down property drew sparse custom. On our
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Our stay at BNR CHANAKYA Hotel, Puri, with college friends, for a get- together (from 15th - 18th Nov,2018), was most comfortable and enjoyable, what with excellent service and hospitality provided by the hotel staff. Food was top class, with varying menu on all days of our get-t
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Response from SudhirMisra, General Manager at Chanakya BNR Hotel
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Dear TripAdvisor Member, It was a pleasure to have you stay at Chanakya BNR Hotel Puri which is also fondly known as the Legend of British Time. Thank You for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Your presence at Chanakya BNR Hotel have made us proud. I am so glad to note that we were able to live up to your expectations with our food, service and accommodation at the hotel. Your wonderful appreciations will definitely help other guests to choose a good hotel while planning a visit to Puri. The team and I so look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to Chanakya BNR Hotel and Puri. Best Wishes, Sudhir Mishra General Manager – Ranchi & Puri Certificate of Excellence of 2017 winner. Certificate of Excellence of 2018 winner. The only Rail Heritage Hotel in Orissa .
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I, along with my several college batchmates of 71-73 landed at BNR Chanakya, Puri for our batch reunion. To say that our stay was comfortable would be an understatement. We enjoyed every moment of our stay due to ever cooperative staff of the hotel. We got excellent food, superb
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Response from SudhirMisra, General Manager at Chanakya BNR Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear TripAdvisor Member, It was such a pleasure to have you stay at Chanakya BNR Hotel during your recent visit to Puri. Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Indeed renovated Chanakya BNR Hotel the Legend of British time has been standing stately for over 100 years now and I feel privileged that you have considered writing this wonderful review on this global podium ! I thank you for your generous words of appreciation for the hospitality and services provided by the team. I have conveyed your sentiments to each of them and they are so happy to know that you personally appreciated the efforts put in by them. We thank you for your valued patronage and my team and I look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back and be of service to you. Warm Regards, Sudhir Mishra General Manager Certificate of Excellence of 2017 winner. Certificate of Excellence of 2018 winner. The only Rail Heritage Hotel in Orissa .
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90 cm long bolt on the room door
Closed drawing room
Do they have any facility to take people to beach? Especially for those who have difficulties to walk?
Hotel does not provide facility to take guests to beach but taxi/auto is available from the gate. Beach is 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel.
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Are there any sea facing rooms in this hotel?
Chanakya is not exactly on the sea. You have to cross the cross & reach the sea thru a lane. Max 5 mins walk...So, we cant view sea directly from any room,I presume
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Do pets are allowed in your hotel
I donot think they would allow.
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Me and my girl friend coming to puri from andhrapradesh r we r allowed in this hotel...to visit temples is it eco friendly for unmarried couples...
I stayed here with my Family. Though I noticed few unmarried couples too..You may like to check with Hotel weather or not their policy Entertains it.
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How is the executive room of this hotel. is the beach clean
Rooms are great. Service is excellent. Remember, the hotel is fairly old. The hotel does not back onto the beach which is about 300 metres away. Generally, the beach is quite clean.
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"Ask for rooms towards the back of the hotel. You will not get a great view but the train noise will be less."
"All rooms are similarly placed."
"all rooms are spacious"
"Ground Floor rooms good enough"
"1st floor rooms"
US$ 54 - US$ 991 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaOdishaPuri DistrictPuri
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