Before going to Swosti Palm -Gopalpur I was a bit weary. As against my pre reserved notions, the experience was rather nice.
The first impression when you park into swosti palm is that of a government guest house. It indeed was a guesthouse created by the TATA group of companies, but owing to certain reasons The TATAs sold it to the Swosti group and it was converted into a hotel.
The rooms were very basic but we stayed at the suite and suite indeed was really nice. Huge, well lit up, beautiful victorian furniture, gold silk drapes, minimalistic and nice. The bathroom was basic but clean and there was hot water available 24x7.
I liked the food but it was inconsistent. For eg. I ordered for chilli cheese toast and everytime got a different recepie but it was delicious. I particularly liked the tandoori pomfret and chilly prawns. Breakfast was not so good, mostly cold and took long to be served. We always placed our orders an hour in advance. As the hotel staff is slightly slow. Staff were cordial and warm.
The hotel is just a few minutes walk from the beach so the location is prime. The approach to the hotel is the only sad part. The road is bad and very dirty. But once inside the place is nice.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking