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Hotel Sonar Bangla

3.0 of 5
New Marine Drive | Balipanda, Puri, India
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Ranked #28 of 62 Hotels in Puri
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
siddhartha2013 Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I with my family visited March 2015 and stayed for 2 days. This is an excellent place to stay.On the Puri beach and the place is quite far from the crowd. The best thing about this hotel is it's location. All rooms are sea facing.Hotel staffs are very helpful. The only drawback is their ground floor restaurant which I think... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is situated at the far end of marine drive, right on the beach - a good location away from the irritating hustle and bustle of the town. Due to its location the beach almost seemed like a private one with the hotel having two sheds on the beach also. The rooms are big and comfy. We stayed at... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Planned a sudden trip to visit puri in the last week of march ,2015. Almost all the hotels were occupied and we came across this hotel. Having read all the reviews, i considered this place to be an option if nothing is there. But when we arrived, it turned out to be a fantastic place to stay in puri. Got... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I stayed here with my family during Rath Yatra 2014, supposed to be one of the busiest times in Puri. The hotel is situated on the further end of Marine Drive road, and offers good, unobstructed views of the sea from its sea-facing rooms. The four - bedded room was huge, with ample space to walk around, with a side... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

On November, 2014, I along with family members visited Puri and stayed at Sonar Bangla. It is situated on the bank of the sea. Particularly viewing the roaring sea sitting inside the room was very much enchanting. Accommodation was good together with warm hospitality and complementary breakfast. We enjoyed the food served at the restaurant at basement. Overall my first-hand... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Hotel Sonar Bangla under any condition, cannot be called a 3 star Deluxe property, because it lacks maintenance. The Restaurants, Bath Room, Passage Area, Coridoors all needs proper make over. The rooms are big, spacious average in terms of cleanliness but again after seeing the property it seems that a lot of slip shot work has been done, like it... More 

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Moradabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Our trip is completed in April'2014.. Hotel Sonar Bangla is a very good and normal priced hotel in Puri... i have already booked online from VIA.com.. The location is too far as expected... But, the hotel property is so good as seen on it's website.. Hotel staff is also co-operative, neat and clean property... stairs are also neat and clean...reception... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The location is quite good. Though its quite far from the main city center and railway station. The hotel is almost on the beach right across the marine drive road which allows people to have amazing views of the sea from their room balcony itself. But the service is not unto the mark. Specially the attitude of the room service... More 

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Bhubaneswar, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Hotel is nice but the service provided is very poor. we ordered 4 cups of tea that took them 30min to deliver, same delay in every service asked for & that too when there were only 5 other guest in the hotel. Why not try other hotel like HOTEL HOLIDAY RESORT & HOTEL NAYAK BEACH RESORT,even hotel NAREN PALACE at... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The main USP of this Hotel is its location & Front sea view which I think is common with all other Hotels along the marine drive Puri...So nothing special....There are so many pathetic points that I am confused from where to start with....Still will give a try Pros : Calm location away from the main city traffic Great Sea View.... More 

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