Visited Puri after 2 decades and was awesome to see the "Z hotel" standing tall in all its glory, as it always did. The building which is now 103 years old, stands firmly right on the Puri beach. The experience, which still is surreal, transports you to the past (with modern amenities) times of how the kings and queens once lived.
Visit here, if you are looking to relive yesteryears royal times without burning a hole in your pocket.
Note: it's not for the swanky city traveller who is looking only for a modern hotel. It's ideally suited for people who want to experience calm and quite, with lush greenery, very friendly staff, almost an homestay experience.More