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Hotel Punyalakshmi
Reviewed June 25, 2013

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.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

A grand structure... imposing landscape ....awesome river view marred by dismal service particularly room service especially at Lunch...No hotel of this measure requires almost three hours to serve lunch and more so when it has been ordered on time and is ready and left in the kitchen for want of waiters to carry it to the room...the guest has to barge into the kitchen and literally force the waiters to do the job failing which he threatens to stop any further orders from being catered to...What kind of hotel management is this? If u dont have adequate hands why cater to so many people and think of further expansion of the building. But however expansion or no expansion verbal feedback from guests will make it a one-off spot for most people. I personally would desist people from choosing this awfully mis-managed hotel

Room Tip: take a river view room in the cottage preferably room 105
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank SDG728
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Its very well located. This establishment used to be more open. But they added these bunch of new buildings. The site looks pretty good though. The view is amazing. The swimming pool is very sub-standard. Food was decent. I would really suggest this hotel

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Budhaditya B
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We went for a days outing and took us almost 1hour from Hazra Crossing. We reached at 1pm and were told food cannot be served before 3 pm. They will not serve any snacks also. we had to wait in one of the shades facing the Ganges . The view and the ambience was excellent, the garden and surroundings was nicely maintained.The pool was very dirty. Atlast after persistent request we were served food at 3.30pm. We were 17 of us and ordered quite a lot...prawn curries,mutton curry ,mutton dopiaza to name a few... some of the prawn were stale and uncooked even we got big heads without the fish,mutton was uncooked. There were quite a lot leftover and we told them to pack it. When we came home saw out of 12 plates of mutton which was supposed to have 3-4 pieces of mutton they gave us only 7 plates and DUPED US. 5-6 Prawns heads were packed without the fish. The overall experience was good but the quality of the food was not to our expectation.

Room Tip: rooms facing ganges are good.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank piya_kolkata
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Me and my hubby visited punyalakshmi resort in the month of july 2012. The new ambience of the newly built resort it too much carefully planned and maintained. The outside lawn is beautiful and neat. The river view actually adds more beauty to this resort. There is a small swimming pool,and i would like to advice the authorities to clean or change the water every day. I expected a larger dressing mirror in the room and a well cleaned wash room ,even though the cleanliness was average regarding the wash room topic. I expected much since we afforded the supper deluxe room which was the top costly room they could have provided to us. The food served here is really tasty and great. A.C temperature was perfect. The room was expected to be larger in sq.ft. The staffs and attendants were well mannered and helpful too. Last but not the least the speedy cool breeze of the river view lawn was fabulous. I shall never forget such natural beauty and the sweet experience of punyalakshmi.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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2  Thank Bip-Bid
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

I had a brief stay at puryalakshmi in March'13.Had an awesome, expirence.The room (401) has great view of the ganges.Very good food & helpful staff.Swimming pool is also good.On rush hours of Sunday its little crowded.However on weekdays its quite good. The lawn & benches facing the river is very refreshing.However during the summers the place might be a bit hot to stay out.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

A great trip to Diamond Harbor's Punyalakshmi Hotel.Nice location, good and delicious food and good cottages. I request the hotel management to keep up the services....it is good but you can make it better.I personally feel the restaurant should have a facelift and also they must clean the garden with more efficiency.

Room Tip: Go for the cottages, they are newly built and nice.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Guptas78
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Additional Information about Hotel Punyalakshmi

Address: Beside Punyalakshmi Garden, Diamond Harbour 74731, India
Location: India > West Bengal > South 24 Parganas District > Diamond Harbour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Diamond Harbour
Price Range: $16 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 51
Also Known As:
Hotel Punyalakshmi Diamond Harbour, West Bengal

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