Good stay in puri
on Dec 24, 2017
The hotel is an excellent place to stay in hotel. Colonial ambience very very big rooms. The breakfast is awesome. The staff here are well mannered and professional. Every day they clean the room meticulously changed the linens daily
In particular we wolud like to comment on sri rajeevlochan who is gem of the staff.
Only downside is food price. The avg food cost for 6 is around 2100 comparing to much better food and quality of puri hotel which is around 1600 including fish !
Overall i would like to rate it 5* but for price of food 1 rating is deducted
Best Hotel at Puri
on Nov 26, 2017
Chanakya BNR Hotel located very conveniently near Railway station, Swargadwar and Jagganath temple. This is heritage hotel blended with all modern amenities:- Banquet Hall Restaurant, Bar, Fitness center,impeccably maintained lawn and Swimming pool. The ambiance of the hotel is wonderful. Hospitality is superb.
The team lead by Mr Sukanta Maitra, fondly known as 'Maitrada' is always ready to help all guests with a smile. Food is one of the best specially the continental food. It is true value for money. The property is the oldest building of Railways upgraded with all facilities. To name a few Pt. Jhawar lal Nehru, Padmaja Naidu, Jacqulene Kennedy, and many Maharajas had visited and stayed in the hotel.
Any one decides to stay in this heritage hotel will have no regret. Next time will spend couple of days more during vacation
Old World Charm wrapped in.
on Nov 19, 2017
Chanakya BNR Hotel, Puri is a unique hotel with old world charm wrapped all over. The wide portico with Red Indian patent stone flooring. The arched supports on passages and doorways, wooden louvers on verandas sporting wooden balustrades, polished wooden staircases, caned arm chairs on the portico, make the place exude elegance. The immaculately manicured gardens added to the ambiance. What we missed was the sea view which has now been blocked with a new construction coming up between the hotel and the sea.
The spacious rooms have been done up well in a utilitarian fashion. The toilets are basic and well designed, though slightly cramped. Maintenance needs a bit of improvement, though complaints were promptly attended. The service is always with a smile.
The dining experience was mixed. We felt that the wait was a bit too long and quickly learned to order the food in advance to avoid the wait. The Continental servings were excellent as were the Chinese food. The Indian servings could have been better. The ambiance in the dining hall was excellent.
The sea beach is about 5-7 minutes’ walk away and is relatively clean and not too crowded, unlike the main beach near Sargwadhar. A fishing village at the end of the beach offers you the simple joy of seeing fisherman bring in and land their hauls pf silver harvest. The sea at Puri, is ever inviting, whether for a bath of simply staring at the sea.
The Hotel is very conveniently located just about half a kilometre from the railway station. The normal auto charge (4 seater) is Rs. 60.00 but they may ask for higher prices to be negotiated. A trip to Sargadwar costs Rs. 80.00 as does a trip to Juggernaut temple, main gate. Trip to other gates of the temple may cost considerably more.You are left with a feeling of being looted by the auto drivers. If you want to offer Puja at the Temple, the Hotel will help you to find a Panda (Temple Priest). If you desire trips to Konark and Bhubaneswar, the hotel desk can arrange.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Hotel and would surely stay there if we visit Puri again.
Heritage - Repackaged
on Oct 24, 2017
The first things that come to my mind are Heritage,Space (& lots of it),Clean,Well located, Value for money,Staff Courtesy,More Space !! & Decent amount of greenery.The area's where they need improvement are Dining (Not quantity but quality) and probably Commencement of a Poolside Bar (since the location is so nice & relaxing) Overall all their staff are very good but two people need special mention i.e. Rajiv (House-Keeping) & Dhaneshwar (Restaurant) who went out of their way to make our stay that much more relaxed & comfortable.I do not intend to stay anywhere else in Puri on my bi-annual trip's because of the ambiance here.I hope they re-introduce some of the heritage rail food items like Railway Mutton Curry,etc.
Great Hotel at best location
on Sep 28, 2017
Visited in the month of April too hot there .Very nice and large rooms well appointed and clean. Beautiful compound well kept. Old world charm well preserved. Food,room service, staffs was very good. Pool was also very beautiful and clean enjoyed lot and spent 2 hour at pool.