Planning to visit Puri anytime soon? Get the best deals by selecting a good hotel in advance.
But to make a good selection you need to go through several review based sites, collect reviews from former guests, compare them and then finally arrive at a result.
To make things easier we have compiled a list of the top 10 hotels in Puri as voted by customers for the year 2015. Below is the list of the top 10 hotels in Puri with an insight into their pros and cons. Most of these Puri hotels can be booked online through all major travel portals like Tripadvisor, MakeMyTrip, Cleartrip.
The hotel that takes the first place among the top hotels in Puri is Z Hotel. A popular budget category hotel, it is situated on Chakratirtha Road making it close to the Jagannath Temple as well as the beach. It has nice and well equipped rooms that will rates starts from Rs. 1500 and above for a night.
The prime reason behind its popularity is its location i.e. in a really calm locality away from the bustle of the town of Puri. Weary travellers are also attracted to it for its great service and for its hospitable staff that ‘maintain cleanliness religiously’. Even with its multiple advantages, former guests have pointed out that it still needs improvements in clean amenities like mattress and needs to address its pest problems.
Victoria Club Hotel
Victoria Club Hotel is situated near the sea beach at Puri and that has been one of its several key features that customers love. It is a nice and cheap hotel with rooms that cost Rs. 700 per night making it ideal for those travelling on a budget.
According to former customers, the hotel’s cleanliness and service have been its high point. One customer has even attributed cleanliness to be the ‘key factor’ that helped in making the choice. The only hitch in this popular hotel is the deteriorating condition of room maintenance and the apathetic behaviour of housekeeping staff.
Coco Palms Puri
This is one of the top 3 star luxury hotels in Puri that is situated near the Swargadwar beach. The hotel boasts of several amazing facilities though staying here will cost you upwards of Rs. 4414 per room.
This is one of those ‘luxury hotels near the beach’ that customers are always looking for plus it also has a stretch of private beach which is again a big plus. Needless to say, the service and ambience here are top notch with several guests validating that in their reviews. Even then, the property is not without its share of problems. Guests have focussed on its lack of proper housekeeping and maintenance as one of the hotel’s negative points. Some have even pointed out that it is too pricey and not exactly a great ‘value for money’ hotel in Puri.
Mayfair Heritage is another one from the popular breed of ‘Luxury hotels near beach’ kind. It is a 4 star property in Puri and its location is Chakratirtha Road. The cost of rooms for a night is Rs. 8402
The hotel’s great location near the beach and its easy access to major landmarks such as the railway station make it a good place to stay. Other than that guests have praised its service standards and its ambience the most. The hotel also offers individual cottages which again are a huge hit among couples.
The only contention that several former customers have is that the property is too ‘pricey’ and the rates are exorbitant plus there are several maintenance issues too that customers have pointed out.
Hotel Holiday Resort
Hotel Holiday Resort is one of the best mid-budget hotels in Puri that will cost you upwards of Rs. 2491 per room. The hotel is situated right opposite the Puri sea beach making it one of the ‘hot properties’ in Puri. Guests have praised its location and its prices making it a great ‘value for money’ hotel in Puri. There also has been special mention for its great quality of food at its in-house restaurant. On the flip side, several guests have pointed out its small size of rooms and its service to be ‘below expectations’
Annanya Resorts is situated on VIP road, Puri and is another popular mid-budget hotel with room rates from Rs. 2863. The hotel has been praised by its former customers for its great food and its cleanliness that has impressed many patrons. Guests consider the hotel to be a great ‘value for money’ hotel in Puri. The only complaints that guests have are its slow room service and location that is neither close to the main temple nor to the beach
Situated on the Puri-Konark Marine Drive, Toshali Sands is one of the premier luxury resorts in the area. With prices starting from Rs. 2987, the resort promises a great experience with its private beach and ambience. Guests appreciated its service standards and awesome rooms but rue the fact that it is located 8kms away from the town of Puri. Former customers also point out that it is not a real ‘value-for-money’ hotel and needs maintenance in some areas.
Lee Garden Hotel
Hotel Lee Garden is a popular budget hotel that is situated on VIP road, Puri. The hotel has nice rooms that will cost you upwards of Rs. 1182 for a nights stay. Former guests have praised the ‘well trained’ service staff, the food at Chungwa (in-house restaurant) and for being a budget friendly hotel with all needed facilities. The only hitch is its location as the beach is almost 3.5kms away and the Jagannath Temple is 1kms away.
Puri Golden Sands
Puri Golden Sands Hotel is situated in Baliapanda in Puri and is a popular mid-budget hotel. The room rates start from Rs. 2614 and it has well furnished rooms on offer. The hotel has been appreciated for its great service and their staffs have been pointed out for special praise by former customers. Considered to a balanced deal in Puri, customers have praised it for being a value for money resort.
The hotel’s location is its greatest drawback as it is situated almost 9kms from the main beach at Puri. On the flipside, there is a stretch of lonely beach exactly opposite the property. Customers have also pointed out that its rooms need maintenance.
Hotel Gandhara is a nice 2 star mid budget hotel in Puri situated on the Chakratirtha Road. The hotel has nice rooms with costs starting from Rs. 3170 per night. Guests have praised it for its cleanliness and its location which is exactly opposite the main beach. Though it is another of those ‘value for money’ hotels, former guests would also like to point out its failings in the form of ‘unhelpful’ staff and issues with advance booking.
Puri is one of the top pilgrimage towns of India and it remains crowded throughout the year. So if you are planning to visit here any time soon; then make sure that you book your rooms well in advance through online travel portals to avoid unnecessary hassles.
Avinash G. is a travel expert at hotelpushpak.com. He specializes in providing customized travel itineraries for destinations throughout India. He has over 10 years of experience helping customers plan family and business trips across India.
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