We accidentally discovered this hotel on the Independence Day about 4-5 years back during a family excursion to Raichak- Diamond Harbour. We had suddenly decided to spend the day out and as a result we could not readily check in any of the hotels in Raichak-Diamond Harbour area. As we then were deciding to return home, back to Kolkata after lunch, a cycle vanwalla near the Jetty where we were having some snacks mentioned this Hotel to us. At that point of time we did not expect much from the hotel and decided to check it out.
To our surprise we found the location of the Hotel Punyalakshmi to be awesome. It was situated right on the river bank. The lawn was beautiful with benches right above the river. We were allotted Room No. 307 on the second floor. The room were clean and air conditioned and had a decent river view.
We had ordered Hilsa for lunch which was served very late. However, the food was good. The hotel neither did boast of a swimming pool nor of the Cottage rooms then. The Hotel probably did not even have an electric connection then. It ran on generators placed outside the main entrance.
We, i.e my husband and my children (son & daughter) aged 12 & 6 years respectively have since been regularly visiting this Hotel during weekends and have observed my developments, i.e swimming pool, cottage rooms, new play areas etc. However, we have been staying at Room No. 307 which is a triple bed room. The rooms are still clean. The food is good but the service needs improvement. It is always better to confirm your booking on weekends as the hotel is usually packed on weekends. Order your meals early for timely service.
It may be noted that other than the cottage rooms there is no refrigerator in any of the rooms. However, the hotel has a bar.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Punyalakshmi Diamond Harbour, West Bengal