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Hotel Gandhara
Ranked #9 of 81 Hotels in Puri
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We love this hotel. Nice location one block from sea beach. Very clean, attentive staff, lovely pool and garden area, good food made to order. Rooms are well appointed but small. Set back away from road, and thankfully not in the busy crowded part of town.

Room Tip: If stairs are no issue, take a second floor room
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

At Puri, this is a good, decent, clean hotel with good food. beach is nearby Menu caters to mainly foreigners and you wont find conventional Indian curry menu there. Breakfast is limited but good. Charges are for food also reasonable.
Worth staying if going to Puri.

Room Tip: all rooms specially on 3rd floor good, but no lift.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We had a very pleasant stay. The rooms and the bathrooms are well equipped, the garden and the pool are really nice. The whole hotel is very very clean and well maintained, a good in-house travel agency, helpfull staff, good service, a friendly owner, good breakfast, a few minutes walk to the - unfortunately very dirty beach - overall a really nice small hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Very nice place, good food and very very nice staff with absolutely top service.
Free Wifi. A fridge with drinks, just write down what you take and it'll be on the bill.
Nice clean room with shared balcony to sit in the evening.
Not a budget hotel so it's not the cheapest option in Puri but well worth it.
Nice clean pool withe extra towels and the whole place is very clean. Lots of flowers.
Just a few minutes walk to the beach.
There are mosquitoes as it is everywhere in Puri. Buy Odomos.
We spent 10 days there in February 2013 and we would love to come back again.
Tomas & Maria, Sweden

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Nestled in one of the arterial roads in Puri, this hotel does provide a nice, comfortable stay for any tourist. I stayed here for 1 night in the standard non-AC room. The room was clean, with all basic amenities. Part of the hotel building has the old British architecture and retains the historic look and feel with cane chairs and tables set up outside the rooms. Kitchen had a nice homely feel to it.
There's a well-maintained swimming pool behind the main facade with facilities for shower nearby. A friendly in-house travel agent helps you with your travel requirements in and around Puri. Overall, a very good experience.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Best hotel we had in India- ever!

Beautiful garden with heeps of flowers, great pool, airy and well equipped rooms, smart and helpful stuff, friendly owner, delicious food, beer for self - service in the fridge...and not to forget the absolute cleanliness and safety of the whole hotel- which tops everything we experienced during our last 8 trips to India.

Top standard for a reasonable price- We certainly come back and can recommend Hotel Gandhara to everybody!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed there one night. The room was clean and neat. Staff is always working to clean and keep everything in order. Nothing to object. The pool side area would be very nice BUT there are hordes of mosquitos hungrily waiting for your feet ... The other downside is the early checkout (9 AM) and lack of flexibility. When I asked if it was possible to pay half day the answer has been "No, there are a lot of people coming tomorrow you have to pay the whole day" while the next morning nobody came and most of the rooms were empty. We had a train in the evening and I asked if I could - paying - have a shower and a swim in the pool, and the answer has been "No.". On my opinion this behavior is more appropriate to an accountant rather than an hotel manager.

Room Tip: Take loads of mosquito repellent.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gandhara, Owner at Hotel Gandhara, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2013

Dear Sir

We have no mosquito in any rooms. We take care for it.But it is difficult to control vast swimming pool area.It is a major problem in puri not in my Hotel.Money is not important for us.Rule & regulation is important for us.If we allow you to swiminng in the pool & use free wifi I hope you may be write it is a great Hotel ?But I am sorry we have very big group came in the night due to train late.

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Additional Information about Hotel Gandhara

Address: Chakratirtha Road, Puri 752002, India
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Location: India > Odisha > Puri District > Puri
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #9 of 81 Hotels in Puri
Price Range: $36 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Gandhara 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are delighted to offer you the services of Hotel Gandhara located in Puri, Orissa, India. We believe that our modern facilities and pleasant personnel can please all visitors and business travelers. Located in a quiet part of Puri town, just a stones throw from Jagannath Puri Beach, the Hotel Gandhara can meet all your needs and requests. With clean rooms to suit all budgets, we are sure that staying with us will make your trip to India a pleasurable experience. All facilities are available here to make your stay comfortable and easy. With in hotel facilities such as internet access and travel operator, we can really enhance your stay in Puri, together with friendly and helpful staff, the Hotel Gandhara is probably the best hotel in Puri for International travelers. Room service, international menu and cable TV, all set in a beautiful garden atmosphere, really make our hotel a welcome oasis for international travelers. Come and stay with us and experience for yourself the wonderful sights and sounds of Puri in Orissa at a secure hotel with choice of rooms from AC luxury to budget accommodation.WIFI IN ALL ROOMS.We have a long experience in accommodating activities ever since 1984 Hotel PoliciesPS- Information for Indian Tourist.(Please read carefully before booking.)Indian Bachelors (boyfriend & girl friend) are strictly not allowed.( Only we give room for Indian family & couple. Our Hotel is not in the main crowded beach & shopping center. Hotel is closed to Chakratirtha Beach.(Chakratirtha area is very popular for foreigner tourist.Indian tourist not feel very well in our hotel & this area) Pets Policy: Pets are not allowed ... more   less 
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