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Puri - Golden Sands, A Sterling Holidays Resort
Ranked #12 of 81 Hotels in Puri
Chennai (Madras), India
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379 reviews
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“Wait for the planned renovation to be done..”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

It is literally the "last resort" as it is located right at one end of the town. They sent a car to the Bhubaneshwar airport and, about a couple of hours later, we were driving along the Puri beach with its innumerable resorts and hotels and kept going till we reached the very end where Sterling Golden Sands is located. The road could do with a lot of improvement !

The entrance to the resort looks impressive as we enter a really spacious lobby which houses the reception and the restaurant. Check in is quick and we are soon in our studio room.

The resort's infrastructure looks tired and we are told that there are plans to renovate the whole place. The room and bathroom need some fixing. The power tends to go off often,and, when thunder and lightening make an appearance, the intercom system gets switched off. The free internet facility in the lobby was not always working but the staff are happy to let you use their work stations.

The isolated location, with the sea on one side and and the river on the other, is perfect for someone who enjoys peace and quiet. The sea breeze and the background sound of the waves make the lobby a great place to read a book. They have taxis on call for local or other trips. Konark, Chilka and Bhubaneshwar are easy day trips. I

The food is good -- we particularly enjoyed the prawns. Unfortunately they do not have a bar and, for a South Indian, the coffee does not come up to speed.

The friendly and cheerful staff, in spite of some English language related problems, invariably went out of the way to make us comfortable. Rahim at the restaurant was always ready to accommodate our somewhat demanding tastes, Satyam, Sucheta and Sagarika went the extra mile. The Resort manager, Mr Paul not only ensured that we were well looked after but gave us valuable tips on where to eat in Puri.

Well wort a visit but i would wait tull after the proposed renovation.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Puri, Odisa, India
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We had a one day corporate conference. Awsome experience at STERLING GOLDEN SANDS, PURI, ODISHA. Beautiful location with accommodation n hospitality for enjoying beauty of beach n sea, lovely foods, G.M. Mr. Paul n with his team names ranjit, safat, sucheta, gyan, sagarika are so friendly. anyway over all beautiful experience, Thanx all to you Mr. Paul n his team.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

I visited this hotel in first week of march for 5 days .
This resort is best destination for holiday as well as business conferences. Staff are very much friendly, food quality is best in this area specially sea food and regional food. Best thing I personally observed that easy approach from sea beach, they have it's own beach. The hotel area is so huge.

Room Tip: Take room from there you can see the view of beach. From there you can use the beautiful sunset.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

We had a two days corporate conference which went off very well , we had a great time in the beach as well as in the lawn during our special dinner, over all the staff took care of us always, the only problem was the road which was not in good condition, I would request the management to take care of this road problem, otherwise it is an excellent property with a lovely beach and location.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

If you want to enjoy the beauty of beach/ sea with confort must visit this Sterling propoerty. Excellent rooms with great variety of foods: Indian as well as continental. Mr.Paul the manager is excellent person and always there to serve you better. All the staff members are ready to sreve you the best. This is an excellent Propoerty and Value for money. I had spent 4 days with my family age ranges 8-71 years happily. Keep up good works.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

well by reading the review in advance i was quit furious either to choose these resort or not.But believe me it was totally different than what i was expecting.first of all the sea facing is fabulous ,i love this,as far as food is concern its lovely.staffs are really good and friendly though they need to trained regularly.over all lovely place for vacation.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Navi Mumbai, India
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We went to puri in 1st week of March. Beach resort is the best place to stay in puri and enjoy beach of puri. After the wonderful day in the beach the best place to relax is this resort. the lawn is very good and food is also good. staff is also very helpful. i will recommend this resort fr every traveler who want to visit puri. Only think is that all room needs renovate ASAP. Thanks to Mr.Paul making our stay wonderful

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Puri - Golden Sands, A Sterling Holidays Resort
Address: 255/2 And 255/3, Puri 752002, India
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 #12 of 81 Hotels in Puri
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Hotel Class:3 star — Puri - Golden Sands, A Sterling Holidays Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 69
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