Top 10 Hotels in Puri – As Voted by Customers (2015)

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.

Z Hotel

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

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’

Ananya Resorts

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

Toshali Sands

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

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.

Nice Guys Finish Last, the Struggle of Sisyphus and the Art of Attracting Women

Perhaps you have heard of Sisyphus. In Greek myth he was doomed to eternal struggle. Every day he would have to push a boulder to the top of a hill. Every evening the boulder would break free and roll down the hill. Poor Sisyphus was doomed to repeat this cycle endlessly, struggle to the top of the hill only to have to do it all over again. I do believe that nice guys often finish last and equate their struggles with women to poor Sisyphus. Toiling to conquer the women they desire, making headway, often to only to have their boulder come crashing down in the end. Read on to learn how to break this repetitive cycle and finally learn to keep your boulder on the top of her mountain(s).

The Struggle for Women

The Greeks were a dour lot, imagining all sorts of mischief on those who disobeyed their gods. (anyone who stood out) They did understand the human condition, though. Life is struggle and struggle makes life. Part of the fun of getting women is the challenge. If you want to be attractive to women you must remember that and reverse it. You must be a challenge. That means that being “too nice” is working hard against you, like gravity on ole Sisy’s boulder. To succeed you must work hard to put some sort of distance between you and her. Let her know you care, be a gentleman, be nice to a point, but do not be her doormat. Stand up for yourself. Do not give in to her every whim. Think of yourself first sometimes. It seems counter-intuitive but a little distance can make you closer. Make her respect you, not pity you.

The Art of attracting women

After thousands of years of pushing a boulder, I bet Sisyphus was ripped, had a great tan from being in the sun; he likely looked like a young Adonis but he couldn’t get women or keep his boulder up. Looks, money and physical attributes, they can surely help, but are far from being the most important things in getting women. Most of it is the big “A”: Attitude. Being confident, sure of yourself and your place in the world, being funny and charismatic. That is what women are looking for. Know yourself, don’t be scared of failure. Too much worry about failure impedes success. When you see a woman who interests you, approach the second you see her! Any delay simply gives fear a chance to creep into your heart. Women can be like sharks, they can scent that lack of confidence in the air the way a shark scents blood in the water. Even worse, if you completely lack confidence your chances would be better in shark infested waters than picking up that woman.

Festival Fever is Alive in Nice

Nice has fast become a highly popular destination for those seeking a quiet French escape. But what if you’re looking for something a bit more vibrant? Well, actually, beneath that ‘nice’ persona is a bit of a party animal city, with plenty of fun to be had.

When many cities are still sleeping off the winter, the festival season of fun kicks off with the Nice Carnival in February. This is a colourful and over-the-top celebration that lasts for two weeks and is jam-packed full of fancy dress processions, rock concerts and huge firework displays.

And perhaps the most colourful element of the whole Carnival event is the giant flower parades – with upwards of twenty floats decorated with fresh flowers of every colour and variety. Men and women in fancy dress stand aboard the floats and throw flowers to onlookers – it’s eccentric, over-the-top and utterly indulgent.

Next on the fiesta calendar is the Manca Festival, which takes place at the end of March and runs into early April. A bit like the Nice Carnival – and indeed like the majority of Nice festivals – it is a hectic and busy schedule of events. A different event is held each night and it is pot-luck as to what it will be; anything from jazz to classical music, theatre, contemporary dance, film screenings or art exhibits.

For those of you who are interested in getting to grips with Nice’s more traditional culture, there is the Festival Mondial de Folklore. Folk music and dance date back to Nice’s ancient past and this four day festival during May includes traditional singing, dancing and music concerts. What’s more, in mid-June there is the Sacred Music Festival, which again celebrates the more traditional music of the country; with spiritual hymns, chamber concerts and organ recitals taking place in beautiful churches across Nice.

If you think you’ve got the energy to take it on, then July might just be the best month to visit. Not only will the sun be high in the sky, but it is also when the renowned Jazz Festival takes place each year – attracting some 50,000 visitors. The city becomes more vibrant than ever, where the emphasis is on modern jazz; but recently it has also attracted famous names from other genres of contemporary music – such as Jamiroquai and Joss Stone.

With all this excitement taking place non-stop throughout the year, it is important that you prepare well in advance for when you’re going to take your flights to Nice – to make the most of one of the many festivals taking place.

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