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“only position nothing else” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Sonali

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Hotel Sonali
Ranked #60 of 76 Hotels in Puri
Kolkata
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“only position nothing else”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

"Dont judge the book with its cover",this is applicable for this hotel.They have only the position no service atall.Rooms are sooo small and clumsy even the bathroom also.Room service was worst.Most worst is the behavior of front desk.Total wastage of money still people are going becouse they goes with the front part.

Room Tip: No tips for this kind of hotel
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank kalpan
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Navi Mumbai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Recently we were at Puri Sonali hotel. Our experiance was much below the expectation. Though it is located at prime place, its service, cleaneli ness is below average. Maintainance of the room is extremely poor and even you report the same, managment donot take any action to set the thing right.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Heaven62
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Kolkata
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51 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

I would suggest everybody reading this, stay away from this so called hotel..
Worst in my experience

I booked this hotel from Kolkata booking office and at the time of booking I mentioned the only criteria is the room should have attached western toilet bathroom.. It was a rush time and I understand they could not provide me AC Room.

I prepared mentally not to have AC Room, it's okay to adjust with it provided other things are okay.

Now my first experience getting to see the room there -
1. Hardly believe that a labour class worker can stay in that room
2. Small, dirty with a window - facing to side lane drain from where foul smelling coming
3. Surprisingly, no western toilet as committed in kolkata office
4. pillows are as dirty seems like the cover not even washed for ages

There were some hard talk in the reception and I decided to leave the hotel.
I booked the hotel for 3 days and paid 50% advance
So, I asked for the return but no sign of apology and no sign for return.

They think you got it for free...and the worst customer service ever!!
Anyways, I booked another hotel.

The funnies part, while I returned back to Kolkata and ask for refund to Kolkata booking office, they told gracefully that there is no cancellation rule...

I wonder, how government allow the permit of running hotel with such kind of service.

So, just stay away from this hotel. After all, it's your hard earning money!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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9 Thank SandipNaskar
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

I had planned a visit to Puri from 19th to 22nd April 2014 with my wife, parents and brother. Accordingly booked one non-AC room with four beds from Kolkata office of Hotel Sonali at Mango Lane. I was astonised to know from the lady booking clerk at Mango Lane office that their hotel does not return any money on cancellation of tour while they are taking full rent as advance, however, she verbally told me that on advance intimation of cancellation of tour they can forward the reservation any time within one year. Also they did not mention any room no. on money receipt.

On reaching Puri 19th April by Duranto Exp. at 4.00 am we could not find any hotel bus service which they offer and we had to proceed by hiring an auto.

We were given a room of four beds (Room No. 138) which was in the 1st floor of the back side annex building. Room was good with a specious varanda and airy enough. But condition of the attached toilet was very poor. Though ambience hotel is very good and properly decorated with plants and flowers. Hotel staffs are good. The hotel is very close to sea and Sargadwar (main market).

Considering everything, I feel that the rent they are claiming is high enough.

Room Tip: May go for booking. No huge problem except a few. Thanks
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank cmukherjee2011
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level Contributor
22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

A friendly suggestion to all travellers, who want to spend their hard earned money into something worth. Lot of people may like it due to its location, but that's it. Everything else is absolutely pathetic including the cabin sized rooms with hefty charges which better be spent in a 5 star, so called restaurant, rude and ill-trained staff, reception which only opens after 6 am, lift which can fall down any time. Do not go by internet pics, they may be the manipulated ones. The management is not at all bothered about maintenance, only money making. Reached Puri Rly Stn at 4 am, no pick up arranged against what promised. Plz avoid for good.

Room Tip: No such rooms.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank MITS007
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level Contributor
55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

I stayed here last year. This hotel is booked by me from Kolkata Mangoe lane Office. However I don't liked the room & take a room on roof With a few rupees extra. Manager desk helps me a lot in this matter. The rooms on roof top are good. But they did not cleaned room properly each day. They have a good restaurant at ground floor. View from roof is great. However, I & my family liked staying here.

Room Tip: Try to book roof-top rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Sabyasachi123
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

My experience in hotel sonali was utterly disappointing. Few years back i stayed in the same hotel with my family and i was so satisfied by its service that again this time i booked the same. But i was surprised to find the condition of the room and the service has deteriorated sharply. Food served was stale and i complained but it fell on deaf ears. My room was in first floor. It was not well lit,ill maintained and not clean.Toilet was in a bad shape with broken taps and dirty chamber pots. Above all the reception desk is comprised of unwelcoming personnels who do not have any intention to satisfy their guests. The staff is also not prompt in their service. Only USP of the hotel is its location. It is just opposite to the sea.
In a nutshell,if u have money spend it somewhere else but not in Hotel Sonali.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank moumita2410
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Property: Hotel Sonali
Address: Sea-Beach, Swargadwar, Puri 752001, India
Region: India > Odisha > Puri
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Ranked #60 of 76 Hotels in Puri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Sonali 1*

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