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Z Hotel
Ranked #13 of 84 Hotels in Puri
Reviewed March 18, 2010

Had a great time at Z Hotel. Although we heard that not all the rooms are as good, we rented a room on the second floor, with windows on three sides. It was a very pleasant experience despite the March heat.

The Z Hotel seems to attract long-term travelers - we met one guy who stays at the Z five months every year.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 19, 2009

The Z hotel is a gem. The rooms,white washed, are clean and basic,but charming. The location ,close to the beach is excellent with the roof providing views over Puri. The restaurant provide wonderful food at excellent prices.The large tables provide a great place to eat and drink or just chill out with the other guests The only warning is the senior manager , who failed to order our taxi and almost led us to miss our train . Though he is very unreliable , the rest of the staff are very nice and good at their jobs,especially the kitchen staff. I would recommend this hotel to all travellers.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank LondonBrittraveller
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Reviewed December 18, 2009

Among the backpacker tat along CT road in Puri lies Zed, in a crumbling mansion set in lovely gardens, all white paint, cool floors, winding wooden staircases. The rooms are simple and beautiful, almost mediterranean. The long wooden table in the dining room looks out through the arches of a verandah onto a patio, with a view of the sea beyond, so restful that complete strangers sit around it to chat for hours. The food is excellent and the kitchen staff very friendly and obliging. The hotel is great value too.
The only thing to watch out for is the top management, who, in contrast to the rest of the staff, are careless and unhelpful. (The manager told us he had ordered us a taxi for 8am on our last day to catch a long distance train. When it hadn't come by 9am it turned out he hadn't ordered it. He neither apologized nor gave any urgency to getting us another one and it was only luck that we made the train).

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 22, 2008

The Z Hotel (that's "Zed Hotel" for all the Americans out there) is hard to describe without falling into fits of delirious happiness.

The hotel is an old raja's palace, basically a huge mansion with white-washed walls, dark hardwood floors and railings, and lots of open space. Even the small rooms feel palatial, and the large rooms are unbelievable. Everything is spotlessly clean, and the rooms are bare but elegant in their simplicity. The place lends an air of friendliness and refreshment, so it's easy to strike up conversations with staff and fellow travelers. I ended up making two new friends, and had a couple of unplanned adventures that couldn't have been more wonderful.

The hotel is situated at the beach, and at night you can hear the soft sound of the surf lulling you to sleep. There is a large, sheltered outdoor veranda on the first floor with a gigantic table surrounded by enough chairs to seat everyone at the hotel, grand feast style. On sunny days, it's a quiet spot sheltered from the sun, and on rainy days it's a quiet spot to watch the rain.

Food is excellent there, and the hotel has a generator that kicks in during power outages. (Always remember to bring a flashlight when traveling in India... in the summer, a battery powered fan would also be good when power goes out on sweltering nights.)

Every hotel - no matter how nice - has its drawbacks. Z Hotel had two when I was there.

1) No A/C... this is likely what keeps the prices low. In the summer, it can be extremely hot, and difficult to keep out Puri's notorious mosquitoes, which like to congregate in washrooms.

2) Laundry... although laundry service was prompt, Not all of the detergent was rinsed from my clothes, and I ended up getting a horrible rash. So be sure to check your clothes and have them re-done if that's an issue for you.

Overall, Z Hotel is an excellent low-budget hotel, a true gem that has to be experienced to be believed.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2016, traveled as a couple
1  Thank hbr j
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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2015, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 22, 2016
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Room Tip: ebenerdig - mit AC
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  • Stayed: December 2015, traveled as a couple
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Address: Chakratirtha Road, Puri 752002, India
Location: India > Odisha > Puri District > Puri
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Restaurant
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Ranked #13 of 84 Hotels in Puri
Price Range: $23 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12

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