I am not sure how anyone can ever rate this place anything else than terrible. First the hotel. It has literally no reception. A person is standing with a manual register on a single deck. The rooms are large but the two plank doors ensure that you hear everything being said in the passage as well as in rooms across. The toilet does not have a overhead shower. So you need to bathe with only the hand shower. No shower curtain. The basin has only cold water tap. The curtains are not full height. So the room will never be dark.
When we landed, we did not know what was happening. The lawns were rented out we were told to a company holding customer meet. There could have been over 500 people milling around. It was belting out Hindi film music at over 150 db sound level. We could not even hear what the receptionist was talking. Drinks were flowing. The few seating places in the reception were occupied by these "customers" talking loudly and drinking. We wanted to have lunch. We were told that the only "restaurant" was closed for the day as all the staff were busy in the lawn. We can get room service with the food coming from their open air restaurant near the gate--around 25 meters away from the hotel building. The restaurant as we say in the evening is like an open air shop. One can go on and on. We were lucky we were staying only the night transiting thru' Puri.
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- Mahodadhi Palace is the perfect amalgam of old-era charm, contemporary opulence and absolute comfort. Gazing the vast Bay of Bengal is Mahodadhi Palace, an impressive red stone monument that once was the summer palace of Maharaja Panchkot. Today, Mahodadhi Palace is a world-class hotel that offers top-of-the-line facilities for travellers who love to have a perfect vacation. This Puri Beach hotel is one of the best heritage hotels in Puri, Orissa, and is the perfect haven for people seeking respite from mundane affairs. ... more less
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