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Puri Hotel
Ranked #43 of 81 Hotels in Puri
Kanpur, India
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“"Tried & tested" Budget hotel”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

We selected Puri Hotel for its biggest plus point - location. It's bang on the beach. It's really close to the station, & 3 km from the Main Temple.
Stay was pleasant. The room tended to get dirty a lot - but it's mainly due to our repeatedly going in the sand & walking about the room in wet slippers.
2-bed room is comfortable. 3-bed room is the exactly same size, & becomes very cramped with the 3 boarders & their suitcases.
They have a strange rule of cleaning the rooms when you are present - obviously they're fed up with theft blames - even more scope for dirtying of the wet floor!
Room service is a bit slow, but the staff is quite friendly.
Caution - they themselves look at themselves as "family hotel". They'll get hostile if you try to party noisily or tell them to get you cold drinks from outside.
What I really did not like was that the handle locks were broken. Not nice. not even for a budget hotel. I had to latch up at the top all the time, or else my 16 month old will just pull the handle and run out!

Room Tip: Ask for sea-facing rooms. There are plenty.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2013

We booked this hotel as my in laws had stayed in it 2 years ago and had rcommended it highly having stayed there every trip in the past 10 years.
We were a family of 4 with boys aged 7 and 11. It was an absolutely disgusting hotel with old decor which was very much in need of updating. The bedsheets and pillows were very dirty, the blankets were filthy and itchy and the toilet was absolutely appalling! Nothing had been cleaned properly, you could not see anything in the mirrors! The restaurant was awful with cockroaches on the wall and horrible dishes with hardly any vegetables or chicken in, only liquid curry!
~I agree wiht previous writer that they are cashing in on past reputation. We left as soon as we could, in 2 days when we were supposed to stay for 4, and it ruined a holiday we had been looking forward to for a very long time! Never ever go there!

Room Tip: ask for a sea view room on higher floors rather than gound to second as noise levels too high
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Redlands, California
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166 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2013

I just came back from a 3 day/ 2 night trip from Puri. We stayed at the Puri hotel for 1 night (out of a 2 night booking)

Let me tell you. This hotel is terrible. It used to be a great hotel maybe a decade or two back but how the mighty have fallen !! We booked the rooms (2 sea facing and 2 rear facing) 4 months in advance.

Sea facing rooms on ground floor: The paint on the walls are chipped. the bathroom is in atrocious condition. The only saving grace is the view of the ocean from the room.

Rear facing rooms on ground floor: HORRIBLE. AVOID at all costs. The room had damp smell. Looked like had not seen paint in two decades. Bathroom horrendous. water leaking. We tried to open the windows to let some fresh air in and instead were greeted with the aroma of urinal.

Disgusted by the idea of spending a night smelling urine in the air, we went to the front desk and requested a room change but were told that we could only change after 1 night.

So disappointed were we after the whole experience, we have vowed to NEVER EVER visit this hotel, nor ever recommend it to others.

If you plan to stay at Puri hotel, do yourself a favor. check out the Ben Fish lodge, within 1 minute walking distance, right on the alley next to Puri hotel. It has much better rooms (although you dont get any ocean view from the hotel) compared to Puri hotel. The customer service is also much better at Ben Fish.

Bottomline, Puri Hotel is cashing in on the reputation it had a decade or so back. But today it is a substandard hotel that is to be avoided at all costs.

If you must absolutely stay at this hotel due to its prime location (which it is), DO NOT book the hotel in advance. If you book in advance, you have already paid money and the customer service is atrocious. they will put you in the worst rooms and not treat you well. If you show up at the hotel without a reservation, you might be treated differently and maybe able to secure a better room. but why bother anyways. there are much better options out there.

Room Tip: * Do not book in advance. Show up at the front desk and ask for a room because they need to win your...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2013

I think Puri hotel have the best location...among most of the hotels situated in Puri..view from 5th floor is awesome..one can enjoy 180 degree view from balcony...as it located in front of the beach..you can sit and enjoy till the late night..
But..room service is very bad..they charged 1100/- for double bed sea facing room..bt rooms and bathrooms are not cleaned properly after last check out..

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Puri is known for its beach and the Jaganath temple. Puri hotel is right across the beach and so covers one of the attractions. Its about 15 - 20 min from the temple and about 30 min from the railway station. The only reason I decided for this place is its a 24 hrs check out. Please ensure you check with the hotel on the check out times....mostly places in Puri say 7 AM...which is stupid. So Puri hotel covers that too.

The food at the restaurant is ok .... can give a skip. The staff is helpful and prompt.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Belgharia, West Bengal, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2012

The most dirty, ghatea, notorious hotels in Puri. I spent a single day on the last weekend here. They allotted us the most dirty room at top floor without a charging point, a lift. All the staff members are bad in behavior & not cooperate to the travelers. At the booking time they alloted 4 sea facing rooms but when we checked in they allotted two sea facing room & two non sea facing room. we booked for five nights. At the evening we cancelled the booking and shifting to another hotel we very good service. My advice to all the travelers don't go this hotels. If u want to waste ur money then only go to this hotels. The most dirty & bad hotel in Puri. Sometime I thought to case against this hotels at consumer forum. The only need about tips not give service.

Room Tip: Please do not go this hotel, If any body can give a booking at free of cost. There is no good room...
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Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2012

The one and only Puri Hotel. Stayed there for 4-5 times since early childhood. the tallest building in the area. The sea view from the top floor balconies and the terrace is most rewarding. Located in front of the beach , easy access to station made by the hotel's bus services and nearby the Temple too. Service is excellent.

Room Tip: Ask for the sea facing rooms on the 5th or 6th floor in the Annex building of the Hotel.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Puri Hotel
Address: Sea Beach, Puri 752001, India
Location: India > Odisha > Puri District > Puri
Amenities:
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Ranked #43 of 81 Hotels in Puri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Excellent location on the Puri sea beach, with most of the rooms having a private balcony facing the sea and provides a perfect visual treat of the Puri beach. You can watch & play on the beach to your satisfaction. We have Deluxe A/C and Non A/C rooms with Facilities like Multi-cuisine restaurant, Automatic lifts, Car parking space, Music channel in every room, Cable TV, Safe deposit locker, Railway & Air ticket confirmation, Doctor chamber, Telephone, Travel Desk, Tour bookings etc. We are the most economical bundled up with all comforts of modern day hospitality industry. Being a heritage hotel, we understand the meaning of hospitality and treat you optimum to make you feel at home. Check out time 24 hours. Children below 8 years will not be charged. Free transportation from Puri Railway station to hotel & back. ... more   less 

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