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“An ageing Legend in need of Renovation: Food is great here”

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Empires Hotel Bhubaneswar
Ranked #16 of 57 Hotels in Bhubaneswar
Certificate of Excellence
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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121 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“An ageing Legend in need of Renovation: Food is great here”
Reviewed 23 May 2012

I have stayed at Empires(Old names were Triumph and Meghdoot) 4 times during different occasions and I must say the beauty and decor of the rooms are going down with each of my visits. At one point of times, this used to be a top end hotel in the city of Bhubaneswar, but because of lack of renovation, the rooms feel crumpled and old, so are the furniture. Even the TVs and the Coffee Machines look age old now and needs to be changed. This hotel has a BMW Showroom(the only BMW showroom of Odisha). Downstairs the restaurants and Bars are really awesome and provide great food and environment. The location also works as an advantage for the place, so if the rooms get renovated, I am sure, it would be back with a bang.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Salem, India
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

The hotel is a little frayed at the edges and needs renovation.Little things are important.There is an electric kettle in the room but no point to plug it in. The bath room is cramped and there is no place to put your shaving things, the fittings are worn out and rusty. News paper, you may get one day but may not on the other day.The food is good and the staff is courteous except the front office man while checking out . He does not like unnecessary questions.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Noida, India
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2012

This is a very well maintained property and the staff are courteous, soft spoken
and efficient . The lobby is big , is very well lit and nicely decorated .

The rooms are quite well done and provided with several amenities -
the provision of tea/coffee maker being a very welcome facility . The pillows
are soft and nice and housekeeping is quite good .

The breakfast menu is varied and preparations ( with the exception of
hard idlis and tasteless dhoklas ) were of high quality .

On the 24th Feb, morning, I noticed the bakery items to be hard and
stale . That was brought to the attention of the concerned staff, and
I am glad that they took care of this when we had our breakfast
on 26th Feb. morning .

The Hotel would do well to provide freshners in the toilet to remove
foul smell after its use , and also a small stool for those who
use buckets for taking their bath .

There are lot of pigeon droppings on glass panels in the external facade which spoil the view for the guests from inside and for the visitors and passers by from outside [ brought to the notice of Mr Sumanta Kumar ] . Hotel Burj Al Arab - a 7 star hotel in Dubai - has employed trained eagles to shoo away the pigeons so that they dont stain the glass panels . While this may not be possible, some steps have to be taken to stop the pigeons from sitting on the
ledges .

Will gladly recommend anyone travelling to Bhubaneshwar to stay at the Empires.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2012

i stayed for 2 nite's and enjoyed my stay throughly. The food is good. hotel is situated at the centre of the city.Breakfast is just superb lots and lots of variety in BF.the personnel of hotel are good. The decor of the hotel is Traditional and western. It had a BMW as a showpiece inside the hotel which was just amazing to see.

One of the best hotels or should be the best in Bhubaneshwar. Just about 20 -30 mins away from railway station and airport respectively.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2012

I stayed there for 2 days on 2nd & 3rd February 2012. Pick up was on time. New wing rooms are good. Food is very good. Breakfast is special, it has lot of varieties to choose from. Staff faces are always smiling. I would like to appreciate their way of collecting feedback by email after the visit. In India, rare hotels are doing this. I would certainly stay there again in my next trip to Bhubneshwar.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Empires Hotel Bhubaneswar

Property: Empires Hotel Bhubaneswar
Address: 5B Saheed Nagar, Bhubaneswar 751007, India (Formerly Triumph Residency Hotel)
Region: India > Odisha > Bhubaneswar
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Bhubaneswar
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,656 - ₹ 4,016
Hotel Class:3 star — Empires Hotel Bhubaneswar 3*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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