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“Good location but far from market area”
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Hotel Sonar Bangla
Ranked #21 of 81 Hotels in Puri
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2 reviews
“Good location but far from market area”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

The sea facing a.c dbl bedroom is very spacious . Room service is good.
But the hotel is near light house.. N for visiting the market u hv to take auto or Rikshaw all the time.Apart from that the view from balcony is just awsm. Being a good hotel sonar bangla shud strt their own pick up n drop service. We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to visit again

  • Stayed February 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Though i booked the hotel a month ago and requested them to provide me the rooms in 2nd floor as my mother is a heart patient and they gave me the words.but when we checked in on 13th july they provided us in the 3rd floor.the rooms are small and very untidy.i upgraded one room to suit but that was also in same condition.the maintanance is terrible.the resturant and the staircase is very unhygienic,full of flies and insects.food is horrible.only the position of the hotel is good.otherwise the total thing is a mess.lack of proper services.the last but not the least watersupply is horrible as well as the water is also very poor. U cant even wash your mouth with that water.please dont step in this hotel if you value for money.the most disgusting hotel i have ever been

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Puri, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 25, 2012

I returned today from Puri after a two day stay at Hotel Sonar Bangla.I made my booking from makemytrip.The hotel is very nicely located.The room was average but the bedsheets were very dirty,I asked them to change it but they informed me that they are not having any extra Bedsheet and will be able to change next day only.They just changed the pillow covers for us.The worst amongst all were the bathroom.It was veryyy dirty...the Basin Tap was broken, the flow of water in the bathroom was very slow.It took almost 20 mnts to get the toilet flush get refilled after one single use.The breakfast was comlimentary and was very nice.The food was pretty good.But I would not recommend the hotel for staying.They arrange cabs for your siteseeing tour or BBSR drop.We took a drop to BBSR from Puri.The staffs were poilte.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Hooghly, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 12, 2012

They save the good rooms for spot bookings. We had booked through Cleartrip almost a month back; result we got the worst room as the amount was already paid up,
The room overlooked a dump with grazing cows street dogs and stench. Worse the management had us believe that Cleartrip had asked them to book a 'side sea facing room'.
Will surely return to Puri but never ever to this particular hotel.
They just do not know what the hospitality business is all about.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2012

We are very disappointed with what was offered by the Hotel when we stayed there for around six nights this year. Actually our first visit to this property, a few years back, was a very satisfactory one and this was the primary reason for the repeat visit this year. The Hotel was lacking in some of the basic service and the facilities e.g. like the AC and Laundry were not fully functional or available. We got hardly few hours of AC during the whole day (during Summer!!) in spite of paying fees for our AC rooms. The Hotel authorities said that they cannot offer AC if there is power cut. But to make matters worse, even when the power was available the AC's in our room were not properly operating properly. We booked two rooms and the situation was same in both the rooms. Besides, the Hotel refused to offer any Laundry Service and we had to carry our soiled clothes to a local laundry (more than a kilometer away from the Hotel) ourselves. The room service was also very poor in some instances. Only the food (in the Hotel restaurant) was very good. Overall, our vacation became a punishment for my family. I am sorry to say this but as a customer, I feel as if we have been deprived on what was promised to us in terms of the facilities at the hotel, though we paid the full fees for the same – Mr. Roy

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2012

While the look of the hotel from both outside and inside is quite pleasing, the "in house" service needs VAST improvement. Quite unprofessional attitude of front office and room service staff.....issues/problems are not attended on time. Regular power cuts in the area render the ACs useless most of the times.

Overall, go for this hotel only when you have no other choice/option in Puri !!!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2012

Earlier I have stayed at Hotel Camellia and Deep Resort in Puri.
So the comparison is very easy for me.
1)You can have a view of the sea from every room.Better to take rooms from 203-208/303-309
All sea facing.Side sea facing rooms are good enough.I was in a side sea facing room.
2)Rooms are clean and whenever you ask after 8am in the morning housekeeping staff is available.
3)Food is okay.this is the only point I found lacking.Break fast is godd and ithers foods are ok..But food quality needs to be improved.
4)Hotel staff behaviour is very good and friendly.
5)Location is just after the light house which is lil bit far from the madding crowd .
6)Worth Value of money I believe adding all points
Thanks..

Room Tip: Rooms 203-208 303-308 Sea facing.. Side sea facings are also good enough.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Sonar Bangla
Address: New Marine Drive | Balipanda, Puri, India
Location: India > Odisha > Puri District > Puri
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Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #21 of 81 Hotels in Puri
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Sonar Bangla 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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