During January 25 to 30 last year, I had ocasion to organise my daughter's engagement in Hotel Gajapati. Since a number of guests were visiting from outside, we had booked many rooms and requested them to organise the entire event. Though not located directly on the beach (less than five minutes walk from the sea beach), this hotel has a number of sea facing rooms with beautiful sight of the sea. In factfrom one wing one has good rooms and really wonderful sight of the sea. The other wing is also ok, but rooms are a little small. Price is competitive, the staff very cordial and the place is managed fairly professionally. The hotel has a small lawn bedecked with flowering plants and a hall for functions. During the period we stayed, ISKON had regular functions every day. It worked well for us too.
The hotel has facilities to organise good Darshan of Lord Jagannath, In fact, this was one of the great advantages that we had at this place. It is a little far from the temple. But regular autos are available and the hotel organises transport on request at comparative rates.
Since our food was pre ordered with them, I am not able to comment on general menu the serve. Food was good but could be better and more professional. Lift is not there. Older people will have to be on ground floor.
Overall I like the place and was grateful to the management for helping me immensely with the function.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Gajapati is one of the most luxurious hotel in Puri; if you think of comfort, if you think of hospitality, if you think of security, if you think of some local delights, then make your destination Hotel Gajapati, Puri, Orissa. ... more less