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Chanakya BNR Hotel

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The Chanakya BNR Hotel, at Puri awaits you with the timeless grace of old world charm and all modern day amenities. We give you expansive rooms, tantalizing corridors and well-maintained terraces all telling the story of India's magnificent Railway inheritance. The Chanakya BNR hotel has a royal history and is located just 200 meters from the picturesque Puri beach. We are proud to be the only heritage hotel in Orissa as well as uniquely, the only railway theme hotel in India. Each room, as well as its public area, display rare photographs that convey the achievements of the Indian Railways - one of the world's largest employer. After evaluating over 18,000 photographs we have handpicked a few for our distinguished guests. We are proud to be the only hotel in the world to display such a rare collection of photographs that leaves one in awe of India's glorious Rail heritage. One cannot help but admire the courage of the founders of this magnificent monolith known as the Indian Railways, which was instrumental in crossing great rivers by building grand bridges or supporting the Indian Army during times of war. We would only be fair in concluding that the Indian Railway is undoubtedly one of India's greatest infrastructural achievements. Being one of the famous Railway Heritage Hotels, the Chanakya BNR strives to apprise our guests about the intriguing history of the Indian Railways via these photographs. These historic pictures will greet you in every nook and corner of the hotel and will take you on a fascinating journey back in time. It's our promise! All 37 sea facing rooms at the Chanakya BNR are equipped with customised art work from the glorious Indian Railway and have been furnished keeping in mind the heritage nature of the property. Apart from the vintage design room furniture, the rooms truly take you back in time yet provide all amenities desired by today's traveller. Space is not a constraint in these palatial rooms and each room is of a different size depending on which part of the building one might find oneself in.
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Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Dry Cleaning
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Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Smoking rooms available
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This Hotel is a heritage property and has maintained there grandeur . staff is extremely helpful and polite. This hotel is situated approximately 3-4 Kms from Jagannath Temple and is about 300mts from Puri Beach. This beach is secluded and won't see many people around. Since
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Response from SudhirMisra, General Manager at Chanakya BNR Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing Chanakya BNR Hotel , on your trip to Puri. We are grateful for your appreciation of the property, food and services. Your words of appreciation will go a long way in motivating our team and are unsurpassed. Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to showcase our hospitality. We all as a team feel proud to be the part of such an outstanding hotel. We hope to have a chance of welcoming you back in not the distance future. Best regards, Sudhir Mishra General Manager – Ranchi & Puri Certificate of Excellence of 2017 winner. Certificate of Excellence of 2018 winner.
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Beautiful building and grounds. Polite staff. Lovely big rooms with tired decor. The food is poor. The service is too slow! All spells that the management is in dire need of improvement! There is no view as a new Railway Hotel is opposite. It is a walk to the sea. Suggest spend
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Response from SudhirMisra, General Manager at Chanakya BNR Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Trip Advisor Member, It was a pleasure to have you stay at Chanakya BNR Hotel . Thank you for taking the time to write this review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to know that we were able to live up to your expectations with our food, service and accommodation. It was such a pleasure to have you stay at the hotel. We have taken a note of your feedback regarding food and we do assure you of the improvement. We very much look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to one of the Chanakya’s properties at Ranchi, Puri and Patna. Best Wishes, Sudhir Mishra General Manager – Ranchi & Puri
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Situated around 200 metres from Puri sea beach, the Chanakya BNR Hotel serves as a great place to dine, relax and enjoy the lip smacking delicacies. This hotel is one of the famous Railway Heritage hotels, which boasts of old world charm along with all modern day amenities. It
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Response from SudhirMisra, General Manager at Chanakya BNR Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Trip Advisor Member, It was a pleasure to have you stay at Chanakya BNR Hotel . Thank you for taking the time to write this review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to know that we were able to live up to your expectations with our food, service and accommodation. It was such a pleasure to have you stay at the hotel. It has been our endeavor to offer excellent accommodation, food and personalized service to all our guests. Your words of appreciation shall go a long way to motivate the team to continue to deliver a high level of service to our valued guests. We very much look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to one of the Chanakya’s properties at Ranchi, Puri and Patna. Best Wishes, Sudhir Mishra General Manager – Ranchi & Puri Certificate of Excellence of 2017 winner. Certificate of Excellence of 2018 winner.
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We stayed at historic BNR hotel for a night in December end. A sprawling property, good location (though no sea view or beach access), large rooms, high ceiling, long grand corridor, nice pictures on the wall whispering history of Indian railways and its colonial past. It all
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Response from SudhirMisra, General Manager at Chanakya BNR Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Trip Advisor Member, It was a pleasure to have you stay at Chanakya BNR Hotel . Thank you for taking the time to write this review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to know that we were able to live up to your expectations with our food, service and accommodation. It was such a pleasure to have you stay at the hotel. We have taken a note of your feedback and we do assure you of the improvement. We very much look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to one of the Chanakya’s properties at Ranchi, Puri and Patna. Best Wishes, Sudhir Mishra General Manager – Ranchi & Puri
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The property is heritage quality and almost a palace but is not well maintained and cleanliness and speed of response of room service leaves a lot to be desired ! The hot water facility for bathing also does not work and warm water stops within 5 mins !! However the rooms are
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Response from SudhirMisra, General Manager at Chanakya BNR Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Trip Advisor Member, It was a pleasure to have you stay at Chanakya BNR Hotel . Thank you for taking the time to write this review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to know that we were able to live up to your expectations with our food, service and accommodation. It was such a pleasure to have you stay at the hotel. We have taken a note of your feedback and we do assure you of the improvement. We very much look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to one of the Chanakya’s properties at Ranchi, Puri and Patna. Best Wishes, Sudhir Mishra General Manager – Ranchi & Puri
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Hotel does not provide facility to take guests to beach but taxi/auto is available from the gate. Beach is 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel.
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Chanakya is not exactly on the sea. You have to cross the cross & reach the sea thru a lane. Max 5 mins walk...So, we cant view sea directly from any room,I presume
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I donot think they would allow.
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I stayed here with my Family. Though I noticed few unmarried couples too..You may like to check with Hotel weather or not their policy Entertains it.
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Rooms are great. Service is excellent. Remember, the hotel is fairly old. The hotel does not back onto the beach which is about 300 metres away. Generally, the beach is quite clean.
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"Rooms on top have better view of sea and huge Garden area."
"The rooms at the corner on the ground floor are good"
"Select rooms away from the left side road"
"Ask for rooms towards the back of the hotel. You will not get a great view but the train noise will be less."
"All rooms are similarly placed."
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PRICE RANGE
US$58 - US$509 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaOdishaPuri DistrictPuri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
37
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