Hotel Sonali Palace

Hotel Sonali Palace

2, Sea Beach Rd, Swargdawar Bali Sahi, Puri 752001 India
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2.5
#146 of 149 hotels in Puri
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
2.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
2.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
2.6 of 5 bubbles
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See why so many travellers make Hotel Sonali their hotel of choice when visiting Puri. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

In addition, as a valued Hotel Sonali guest, you can enjoy an on-site restaurant that is available on-site.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Puri, Hotel Sonali is located a short distance from Gundicha Temple (0.7 mi) and Narendra Sarovara (1.4 mi).

If you like Asian restaurants, Hotel Sonali is conveniently located near Chung Wah Restaurant, Agarwal's Pure Veg Restaurant, and Wildgrass Restaurant.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out Vimala Temple (0.7 mi), Puri Light House (0.0 mi), and Kanchi Ganesha Temple (0.7 mi), some attractions that are a short walk from Hotel Sonali.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Hotel Sonali as you experience all of the things Puri has to offer.

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Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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2.0 of 5 stars
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2, Sea Beach Rd, Swargdawar Bali Sahi, Puri 752001 India
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OnAir10837721644 wrote a review Feb 2024
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is quite good apart from that everything will ruin your vacation. The room doors are half broken, room are filthy dirty, balconies are never cleaned, bedsheets are filthy.
In short the maintenance and cleanliness is very poor.
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Date of stay: February 2024
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: There is no pool, but mentioned in website and google
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Bubun2015 wrote a review Jan 2015
Kolkata23 contributions26 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked A.C Dbl bedded super deluxe room.The rooms are not front but side sea facing. Exhaust fan in the bathroom was not working.Room was not clean.The phone was not working and so we did not get the intercom facility. So we had face problem to order food or contact reception. The reception staffs were impolite , rude and mannerless. The roof was untidy and crows and cats was making them worst. The hotel is good to look from outside but terrible as you enter.The lift does not work most of the time and it has been kept for show.
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Date of stay: May 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Satya Barman wrote a review Jun 2011
Bengaluru, India8 contributions19 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros:

Hotel Sonali has a excellent location, superb interior decoration, very good restaurant within hotel (“Ruchira” downstairs and “Spicy Affair” at roof top + room service).

Cons:
Hotel staff behavior is miserable, room service works for specific hours – not round the clock, false promise (in their website) about free pick-up and drop from Railway station.

Tips about Room

Hotel Sonali has small structure on main road, but it is extended at back side – the extension is behind “Lily Cottage” (another building having 2 floor) – that is why from 3rd floor of Sonali, see view is clear (but not from 1st or 2nd floor).

Room 201 is best (on main road) – apart Room 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316 are excellent room (in back side extension) – these are non-ac super deluxe sea facing, can observe sea from bed or balcony, tariff Rs 1050. Also the roof top restaurant is in same floor.

Other standard room tariff is Rs 650 – having side balcony (1st and 2nd floor), but stuffy and no good ventilation – remember you cannot keep any balcony side door open in night or when you are not in room, because there are monkeys which enters. Though hotel staff informed about the same on 1st day, even than, one day, my mom was sleeping in day time and when opened his eyes, saw a monkey eating butter seating on top of table just beside bed.

Auto fare from station to Sonali Hotel : Rs 70 – Rs 100
Auto fare from Sonali Hotel to Jagannath Temple: Rs 50 – Rs 80

Some experience which others might not want

Lift - Hotel has only one lift with manual door without lift man. The door is defective. The lift runs hardly 2 to 3 hrs correctly in a day. Rest of the time, either it is officially "closed for some problem" otherwise people might not have closed the door properly so stuck at some level. My mom, aged 67, needed to climb 3rd floor thrice everyday - and this can be single reason not to opt for this hotel again (specially when you have old/not strong fellow travelers).

Reception working Hours - We reached Sonali hotel in night 1 O’Clock.We had 1 room prior booking, but we needed another room. When we reached Sonali Hotel, since Reception was close, security (named Susanta) was in-charge there and he straight forward refused to give any extra room. After much tension and harassment of 15 to 20 mins (remember that we were tired with 40 hrs of train journey at that time), ultimately they (or the security?) gave a room on “temporarily basis” for that night. Second day morning, after reception is open and we talked to reception, we found plenty of rooms are available and we could extend our stay in that extra room what was provided last night. Seems it was just a management instruction not to allow any check-in by security without prior booking. I strongly desire that none of you face such a welcome scenario in any hotel – so if you are reaching Puri between 6 AM to 10 PM, you can go there without prior booking and then search suitable room – but otherwise, it is always better to go with prior booking.

False Promise of Free Pick Up and Drop from Station to Hotel
Though we had doubt from beginning that whether a no-star-rated hotel could really provide this service or not as they promise in their website (http://www.hotelsonali.com/) and ultimately we discovered the same - note that we booked the hotel room 20 days prior to visit and when we reached Puri and called up hotel, they informed us that the bus service is temporarily closed - this shows the defficiency of correct attitude and proffesionalism - other standard hotel generally call the guest prior hand and inform about non-availability of such promised service with a "sorry" - Sonali never said this word to us anytime for this -:)
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Date of stay: May 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Souvik wrote a review Mar 2023
25 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Location near Swargdwar beach, one can easily get running Toto Auto Or local sightseeing car just below the hotel. It has 4 proper front sea view rooms in first and second floor which r non-AC and have roadside view.
Luckily I got those rooms in spot booking and have spectacular view from private balcony as well as bed. If there is Senior Citizen Or older people or even wheel chair patient with you, they will find ideal as they don't need to walk to enjoy beach.

Rest 80+ rooms have different category like AC amenities or side facing sea view or back side budget rooms. But still one can sit in the common balcony space to see front side view. Rooms are not extremely modern but satisfactory type.

They have a restaurant name Bhuribhoj which is quite good in taste and i found it very hygienic. One can also try Kasturi restaurant speciality of Bengali Cuisine adjacent to hotel.

Con : Room service is not very prompt and sometimes u need patience and call multiple times to facility team. Bathroom door and some furniture needs to be modified.
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Adventure65303092223 wrote a review Apr 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the worst hotels. Washroom is very small and the commode is such placed it's not easy to sit on it. The taps are not good at the room price they are providing. Termites are there disturbed the whole night could not sleep. Tv not working. The only thing good was the ac.
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Date of stay: March 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Avoid the rooms on the backside.. They are just horrible
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Travel03223307254 wrote a review May 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Very very bad. Most worst hotel. All rooms and bathroom condition are very poor. Behaviour of staff was very bad. There have no any room service. If you lodge any problem of room they won't listen anything, and do not try to solve it. If you lodge complaint repeatedly they got angry. They are always ready to forfeit the booking money.
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Date of stay: May 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Do not Advance booking. It's better on spot booking. Other wise they will give you worst room and...
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Happiness05946064143 wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are the dirtiest I have ever seen. The room service is like Disgusting and no innitiative is taken by management even after continuous complaints. The water tanks ren't cleaned and most people staying here have got diarrhoea. Staying here is not recommended at all. Staying at the beach is much much better than staying here.
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Date of stay: March 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Do not stay here
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Voyager45239290945 wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I have booked 3 rooms where the bed was very dirty, AC rooms are smelling, staffs are absolutely unprofessional, lift doesn’t work properly. There was no sufficient light and moreover cockroaches in the room. I demand the entire amount to be back. Ver bery bad experience
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Date of stay: July 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Explore52862887848 wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Most horrible experience in my life. 10 min checking checkout experience with non refundable about. I share some photos, I think that enough to describe. I booked this hotel over mail conversation with their Kolkata office and lot of thing they have promised all of this are fake commitment. I request everyone please don't visit 🙏.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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1972trip wrote a review Aug 2011
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1 contribution29 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
No room service from 15/08 - 20/08 in a super dulex room (room no:311) Hotel manager's behavior was horrible .. when i complian abt the service the manager asked me to vacant the room and forced my family (wife ,2ys son and 68 yrs old mom) to stay outside the room for more than 45 mins not giving the room key !!!
- T Das [--]
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Date of stay: August 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kharagpur, India11 contributions1 helpful vote
It will be unfair to share private numbers.
taveller_12 asked a question Aug 2017
Kolkata (Calcutta), India60 contributions25 helpful votes
Can you please tell me about the tariff and booking procedure? Is there lift facility there?
Answer from Samir H
Ujjain, India20 contributions4 helpful votes
Double bed deluxe rs 950 Double bed deluxe AC 1750. Kolkata booking office 9088162961. Lift is there.
Answer from RCHAKRAB
Kolkata (Calcutta), India4 contributions3 helpful votes
see the website of the hotel
OnAir10837721644 wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is no pool, but mentioned in website and google"
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Odyssey51673999904 wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dont choose this property. there are many other options are there. Its name pronounce without the 'SO" is explain it all."
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Travel03223307254 wrote a tip May 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not Advance booking. It's better on spot booking. Other wise they will give you worst room and won't change after that."
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Adventure65303092223 wrote a tip Apr 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid the rooms on the backside.. They are just horrible"
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Shounak wrote a tip Apr 2023
7 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"(1) They would not gibe you drinking water. You have to request them at least 4, 5 times (2) Horrible condition of bathroom (3) No cleaning "
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Sonali Palace
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Sonali Palace?
Nearby attractions include Puri Beach (0.2 km), Swargadwar Sea Beach, Puri, Odisha (1.0 km), and Vimala Temple (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Sonali Palace?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, airport transportation, and a business centre.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Sonali Palace?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Sonali Palace?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chung Wah Restaurant, Wildgrass Restaurant, and The Fisherman's Kitchen.
Does Hotel Sonali Palace have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Sonali Palace offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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