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“Marriage function experience”
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Sterling Puri
Ranked #10 of 84 Hotels in Puri
Reviewed December 2, 2012

It was awesome experience during my sister's marriage (23 to 25th Nov 2012). My entire guests n relatives enjoyed the resort. Each and every staff members were very keen to provide a very good hospitality. All arrangements for the marriage function was as per discussion earlier and was excellent. Now the most important is food quality which is beyond our expectation , Entire three days we all have enjoyed the food. Overall It will be always a memorable marriage function at this resort. Thanks to all staff members and esp Mr. Tarun Goswami who was always there to provide full cooperation and

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

I have to repeat, there is no better resort in Puri. The service is top grade. Each and every staff member is trained to assist, and assist they do. Every detail is considered and answered, most often without your being aware of it. It just happens, and it makes your stay very relaxing. Fantastic property and awesome experience.....Large rooms with out of the world service and mouth watering foods......Pool was awesome......One of the best properties i have ever been to ...Out of the world.... Basically attractive to the business traveler large family groups, also for couple who're newly married were also seen frequenting the hotel ahead of the holiday season.

Last but not the least I have to mention one name over here that’s “Ranjeet Nanda (Sr. Executive Reservation)" who is like your friend like brother I mean he is damn co-operative like anything. I mailed him like hell for every details and he replied each and every mail even if it’s only for 2 words.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is my 3rd visit to this place in last one year & i really enjoyed a lot and thought that i should share my experience wit u all:
1st time i visited with my 7 old school friends for 2 days, and we really enjoyed a lot that time and the facility provided by them was excellent. Like they arranged for us camp fire etc,etc.
2nd time i visited with my 3 other friends for 1 days.for just taking small break and time also we enjoyed a lot.
3rd time recently before few days with my and sister family and taken a small 1 day break there. And we really enjoyed a lot.
Overall the resort has big campus with every arrangements. If you want to take break from your busy hectic days and want to spend some time for yourself and wanna to spend some good time with family & near-dear one, then this is one of the best place.This place is not over crowded like other places in puri so you will enjoy a lot.
The place is situated in front of sea beach and beside River. So some time it's difficult to reach beach due to some time river direction change where its join the sea. But they had made facility to reach there like they made temporary bridge to reach there or you can can cross by boat. So you can take charm of boating too. The swimming pool is beautiful,huge and clean.also there is small swimming pool for kids.
The building is beautiful.The rooms are well planed and beautiful.My favorite room is twin apartment room with 2 bedroom,2 bathroom,kitchen, dinning room and drawing room.
If you want to cook yourself then every arrangements are there or you can enjoy there food. Always there are many varieties of dishes but i suggest you that you take food package including with your room so you can get good discount price.And overall the cost is also cheap compare to other resort there.
Anyway I suggest you that if you want to visit puri and spend some good time with near & dear one then this place is one of the best.It's little far from station & temple, but i think very less than this days we are traveling to office from our residence.Ha!ha!
Anyway enjoy your trip.

Room Tip: Take twin room if you are 4 adults with food package included
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Arunnayak
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

The property is in an isolated corner and quite difficult to reach. Forget the place if you are depending on autos or public transport. Rooms are in bad shape and needs lots of repair or refurbishment. Food is too expensive and if you don't want to travel few kms for food, you have to pay a lot for what they provide. Service is good but not worth the money you pay.

There is a pool but maintenance is bad and due to some construction work, the change rooms are pathetic and dirty.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank cvzkumar
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We had a company outing for 300 to 400 people and the experience was disaster.. The food quality is pathetic..
The fish was rotten, chicken was boiled and just dumped into gravy.. They charge Rs 550 plate and we all are expecting better..
The beach adjacent to the hotel is not maintained.. In fact there is no sea beach access, there is a river and you will have to swim it to reach the beach... The river side is also very dirty
I don't know why this place is so famous, may be it was better earlier...but the current situation in 2012 it is a no go for any kind of trip..

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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SterlingHolidays, Owner at Sterling Puri, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2013

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings from Sterling Holidays! We are concerned about your experience and our apologies for the same. We have carefully noted down your concerns regarding F&B Service. We assure you that we will look into it and take the necessary steps.

We hope that you will visit us again and give us an opportunity to showcase our true standards of service. We deeply value your feedback and want to thank you for taking the time out to let us know your views.

Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

had gone in with lots of doubts - given the mixed reactions to the property in previous reviews and from past users. but they proved very helpful too. was looking for a place with some open spaces & a swimming pool for the kids, far from the maddening crowds of of main swargadwar beachfront and with all standard facilities one would desire in a beach resort.

already warned about the kuchcha roads in the last stretch and lack of ready transport from its distant location, we had travelled down in own vehicle, instead of by train, which is more comfortable and much cheaper. that proved very smart & helpful. those that had not had both a harrowing time in commuting back & forth from main town and ended up spending much more than they had bargained for. the resort provides dormitory accommodation for drivers & cheap meals, although both quality of rooms & food served needs serious improvement.

secondly, had worked out with the reservations office some excellent package rates - of rooms with breakfast & with / without meals. we were given two adjoining rooms, with kitchenettes complete with microwaves. locks, ac, taps, showers all worked fine. rooms were clean although one seemed to have that stink of stale air that initially refused to go away. housekeeping delivered well on all counts, except, on occasions, on promptness .

food was fabulous. the quite elaborate spreads for b/f & dinner kept changing each day. food was fresh and tasty. it seems the past critique had been taken note of and the deputy head of property, f&b manager and exec chef all have been transferred in recently to improve quality & service. and it showed clearly. even special requests were taken care of with grace and smile. however, service was a little slow at times - esp. in room service.

while the pool was a great outing for the kids & absolutely spic & span, the games room was cramped, hot and not well maintained. since the campus & main building are so huge, even with around a hundred & fifty guests, there was never any feeling of crowding. but large parts of the hugely sprawling property remains in various stages of disrepair, unfinish & dilapidation. renovation work is currently on in certain areas and hopefully parts of the main complex will look & feel great soon.

the biggest drawback was however the fact that there is no direct access to the beach and getting there involves climbing down some steep steps that the aged / infirm will find difficult to handle, getting into a row boat to cross a slip of a stream that is too deep to be waded across and having to depend on the boatman's availability for that transfer. that makes it quite impossible for any but the young & the agile to manage to reach the uncrowded beach next to the property.

the other huge problem was mobile connectivity. its almost non-existent for most phones on roaming and but for some sms managing to sneak in one is left in peace & bliss or high & dry, depending on how one wishes to look at it!! ;-)

overall, its a wonderful place to be if you are out for a very relaxed holiday.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Rooms are not even worth 1 star. Even 1 star hotels have better rooms in Puri. Toilet accessories dont work. Locks dont work. Rooms are untidy, carpets are old, rooms are not at all maintained. The location is very unsafe and far from the beach area and temple. We had a bad experience while going back to the resort, once our car broke down. Do not opt for this resort. We paid Rs. 4000 per night after viewing pictures on their website. Website pictures are misleading. Even after paying the package price in advance, we decided to leave the resort and look out for alternate property. We then moved to another hotel at the beach front. They charged us much less and we could easily afford suites in the hotel. Please do not opt for Sterling Resort. Its not worth your money.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank gvora
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SterlingHolidays, Owner at Sterling Puri, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2012

Dear Sir,

We regret the inconveniences caused during your recent stay with us. We have noted down your feedback on the maintenance of our rooms and will be taking steps to ensure that the issue is looked into.

We hope that you will visit us again and give us an opportunity to showcase our true standards of service. We deeply value your feedback and want to thank you for taking the time out to let us know your views.

Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team.

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Additional Information about Sterling Puri

Address: 255/2 And 255/3, Puri 752002, India (Formerly Puri - Golden Sands, A Sterling Holidays Resort)
Location: India > Odisha > Puri District > Puri
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #10 of 84 Hotels in Puri
Price Range: $50 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sterling Puri 3.5*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Take a spiritual tour to Puri, land of the Jagannath Temple and allow the ocean to soothe your mind. Watch the Bhargavi river merge into the sea at Sterling Puri, where the resort provides private access to the beach. A spiritual cum recreational trip? Hmmm...sounds interesting. ... more   less 
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