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“Just plain ordinary,and thats about it!”
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Puri Hotel
Ranked #36 of 81 Hotels in Puri
Kolkata, India
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440 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3,203 helpful votes
“Just plain ordinary,and thats about it!”
Reviewed 24 May 2012

I have been to Puri more than 50 times since 1975,and have stayed in almost all the known hotels. Puri hotel was undoubtedly a famous name and destination amongst Bengali middle class at some point in time,but sadly it has remained so and no better.
Although almost every staff apart from the cook tries very hard to make an impression with the guests,sadly the management's lackadaisical attitude and impertinence in terms of behavior with all guests is glaring. The management, especially the people sitting at Reception has an attitude, as if they are the Chief Minister or the District Collector of Puri. They simply don't care,and I strongly feel,that the owners of the Hotel has the same attitude,just because people doesn't have a place to stay,during peak season,and Puri hotel is almost always full.
Make no mistake about this,that Puri Hotel is almost always full because of its quality of service,food etc, but because of its excellent location and relatively cheap rooms,compared to other modern hotels which are coming up,all over Puri.
The guards,the porters,the bus driver and conductor,the lift operator,almost all of them are decent and courteous. But the cook is possibly the worst amongst all the cooks in Puri. The quality of food and taste are atrocious and most annoying, but sadly I have seen loads of people gorging on that same food,during peak season, as other hotel options are expensive.
Menu options are very limited too.

These is a typical hotel if you have a very modest budget.The quality of rooms,even in their tall building at the front,are very very ordinary and without AC. The service is poor,and the porters themselves asked us to avoid Puri hotel during peak season,as they themselves confirmed that service becomes pathetic from poor as because they become more busy during peak season, just imagine !!
The elevator doesn't off course go all the way up.One has to climb to the top two floors,in the tall building.

The only two redeeming factors are the amount of early evening wind you get in your face during March-April in the top few floors in the tall building at the front and Puri Hotel's extreme proximity to the Sea. It also has a regular private bus service to the Railway station for most major trains.

I wouldn't personally stay at Puri Hotel again or even recommend this place to anybody,its that terrible. Food would be 0/10, service - 2/10,comfort 1/10,I mean its simply awful,although its always crowded !!

Room Tip: Take the top 2 floors to get some wind,but obviously avoid in summer
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Dharmapuri, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2012

i stayed with my family from 30th april to 02nd may in room no 109, its good room service also good,they arranged pickup &drop to airport at right time hotel is front of the beach , & also u can walk 15 mins to reach temple on the way u can get cheap eateries like jamoun, rasogulla etc service of hotel is fine good they arranged cab for sightseeing, food is not good in their ground floor restaurent,pls avoid to take food there,

Room Tip: atleast go for ac double room
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2012

i went to visit puri with my 7 family members and stayed there for 3 days from 4/12/10 to 6/12/10 and enjoyed there.very good hotel,has facility to pick up and drop,good room service
and cheap specially when you are many people in your family to travel.they have 8/9 bed room and cheap.sea side rooms available there.
r.k.mishra
gurgaon(india)

Room Tip: good location with proper value,good bengali dishes found.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Sirsa, Haryana, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2012

AC rooms are small and have cheap furniture, cheap bedsheets, blankets and grey towels. No table to open your suitcases. Cheap plastic chairs to sit. One electric socket to run TV only. No sockets to charge your mobiles or laptops (even railway platforms and trains have these now a days). No bed switches to switch off lights.
Bathrooms are in equally poor shape. Accessories are old and cheap. broken taps. No ablution jet/spout in western toilet seat. No stool (Chowkie) to sit in the bathroom.
They charge Rs. 500/- extra for so called AC Suite which has the same standard except an additional small cabin like room with a two seater cheap sofa.
Staff at reception was uncourteous and claimed that they did not require any recommendations from the clients for this hotel to others.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kolkata, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2012

Puri Hotel once famous for specially Bengali food is no more. I had stayed number of times in this Hotel for the last 15 years..This time I found rooms are in pathetic condition.Puri Hotel once famous for food is now, not upto any standard quality.There is heardly any maintainence of rooms.In other words you will find in the room, broken furnitures and fixtures.Pathetic rooms in terms of size and cleanliness. Walls and bathrooms. Room Service is worst.Only advantage is that ,you can get panoramic view of sea, by sitting in Balcony.The front or Reception office are not at all cooperative.But among all the Hotels in sea beach , the rates are comparatively cheap.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Puri Hotel

Property: Puri Hotel
Address: Sea Beach, Puri 752001, India
Region: India > Odisha > Puri District > Puri
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 81 Hotels in Puri
Price range (per night): ₹ 500 - ₹ 1,500
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Excellent location on the Puri sea beach, with most of the rooms having a private balcony facing the sea and provides a perfect visual treat of the Puri beach. You can watch & play on the beach to your satisfaction. We have Deluxe A/C and Non A/C rooms with Facilities like Multi-cuisine restaurant, Automatic lifts, Car parking space, Music channel in every room, Cable TV, Safe deposit locker, Railway & Air ticket confirmation, Doctor chamber, Telephone, Travel Desk, Tour bookings etc. We are the most economical bundled up with all comforts of modern day hospitality industry. Being a heritage hotel, we understand the meaning of hospitality and treat you optimum to make you feel at home. Check out time 24 hours. Children below 8 years will not be charged. Free transportation from Puri Railway station to hotel & back. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Puri Hotel Odisha

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