Holiday Home at Puri

#31 Apr 29th, 2012, 14:57
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Holiday Homes: Accommodation is hired by an Organization on exclusive and long term contract basis for a long period of time, usually for a year or so. Since the booking is done by the hiring Organization on long term basis, they get it at a much lesser price, which they rent out to the visitors, usually on "no-profit-no-loss" basis. This is how tariff is much less than Hotel. Usually, accommodation in HH is basic, with no frills, no luxury and it comes with attached kitchen equipped with kitchen utensils, fuel etc. There are no room service (as available in Hotels), but occupants can cook their own food themselves, if they chose to do so. Don't expect the comfort of Hotel in such Holiday Homes. As regards AC, I have not come across any Holiday Home where AC is fitted. But there are some exception, where Holiday Home is set up by eminent Corporate Houses for the exclusive use of their employees and their families. Here, you can find AC accommodation also, but these accommodation is not accessible to common visitors. The impression that you have got that HH can be booked on phone is perhaps not correct (there could an exception or two though). Usually one has to go to the office of the Organization i.e. owner/organizer of the HH, and make payment in cash to get the booking, subject to availability. Hope, this answers your quarries.
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Thanks a lot asish da for clarification
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Smile Hello

Can anyone tell me how far is marine drive road from swargadar?
I wish to stay in Bhajani Hotel, puri.
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One end of Marine Drive, Puri starts from Swargadwar only. As far as I am aware, your Hotel will not be very far from Swargadwar.
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Need Help !!
Has anyone stayed at Suvha Soumya Guest House at Haridas Math Lane, Swargadwar, Puri, Holiday Home of a Allahabad Bank Employees' Association, in the recent past ? Pls can you narrate yr exp ? I'll be holidaying in Puri in Dec '12.
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Originally Posted by sanr View Post Need Help !!
Has anyone stayed at Suvha Soumya Guest House at Haridas Math Lane, Swargadwar, Puri, Holiday Home of a Allahabad Bank Employees' Association, in the recent past ? Pls can you narrate yr exp ? I'll be holidaying in Puri in Dec '12.
Any latest news about holidayhome in puri....... i want to visit last week of july, 2013.... neeed 2 room with 4 bed..... please help me.....my respected Im border...
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Originally Posted by asishdas View Post Hi!

There are large number of Holiday Homes at Puri run by various Corporate Houses, Banks, Clubs, Co-Operative Societies, mostly managed and controlled from Kolkata. Some are housed at rented places with attached bath, kitchen (with kitchen utencils, LPG etc.). Some are located in Hotels under long-term contract basis. Few are well located, sea facing, clean, some are not. But one thing is common for all ... it is cheap!!!

I am sure many of us stayed in such Holiday Homes at Puri. Let us share our experience, rate the establishment (in a scale of 0-10) booking procedure, locations, sea view or not, facilities available etc. etc. Let us start...
@Asish Da,
You always come with new and essential topics. Regarding Puri, there are so many holiday homes here and there. We Bengali people, vising Puri several time . But in time of visiting we inquire some good holiday homes near by sea or same.
In this topic we can discuss regarding that, so it ll be easy for the visitors who need those at the time of their journey.
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Originally Posted by soumalya chatterjee View Post @Asish Da, ........
we inquire some good holiday homes near by sea or same.
In this topic we can discuss regarding that, so it ll be easy for the visitors who need those at the time of their journey.
Actually I started this thread way back in April 2010 and object was to share info about Holiday Homes at Puri.

We know that there is large number of Holiday Homes mostly run by Recreation Clubs/Associations attached to various Organizations, including Bank etc. A few Holiday Homes are official Rest House of some business Organizations, which are given to their own employees on nominal rent and generally speaking these category of Holiday Homes are not allotted to general public. But the first category of Holiday Homes can be availed of by the aam admi (general public) and comparatively speaking the rent for these Holiday Homes are much less than comparable hotels.

Having said that, it is also true that not all the Holiday Homes are of same category in respect of location, cleanliness, facilities e.g. Kitchen, utensils, LPG, TV, Generators, furniture, bed linens etc.. From written description provided by the respective Organizers, it is difficult to make out which Holiday Homes meet the above criteria and which do not. In such a situation it would have been ideal if we share our own experience in this thread after availing a particular Holiday Homes. This would surely be helpful for budget travelers going to Puri to decide which HH to book and which HH to avoid.

But, as you might have seen from various postings on this thread, people mostly asked for information rather than sharing their own experience. However, I welcome your suggestion and invite our readers to share their own experience about any Holiday Home, which they might have been used in Puri. Even the feed back from their dear and near ones would also be welcome. Why not you start with your own, Shoumalya ?

Thanks.
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Can anybody give me feedback on the non-AC rooms of Dheu Tourist Lodge in Puri ? So far as I have received information, this lodge is run by West Bengal State Fishermen's Co-operative Federation Ltd.
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last year October my aunt had stayed in holiday home of SBI Staff recreation club in Hotel Konark, which is just beside the famed Kakatua hotel, close to sargadwar, in the 2nd row of hotels.
According to them, the room was very clean and airy, spacious,no sea view, but with balcony and adequate natural light. Generator facility was there,but no kitchen. Hotel had a restaurant, also there is no dearth of cheap eateries around that area.
Double room costs Rs. 400/- and 4 bed room comes for Rs.600/-.
Bookings can be made from Shibpur Branch of SBI,and also holidayhomeindia office in Dalhousie.
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Originally Posted by soumyabanerjii View Post Can anyone tell me how far is marine drive road from swargadar?
I wish to stay in Bhajani Hotel, puri.
As far as my knowledge goes, Bhajani is near Birla guest house, near lighthouse on new marine drive. It would take atleast 15 mins of brisk walk from sargadwar to reach there.
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The other day I saw an advertisement in "Protidin", a well known Bengali newspaper that their staff co-operative association has started a holiday home in Puri. The advertisement in the newspaper claims that the rooms in their holiday home are see facing and are also having kitchen facilities. The holiday home has got an attached restaurant and the market is also located close by. Prices for a three bedded room stands at Rs 375/-, Rs 400/- and Rs 450/- a day.
This holiday home may be booked from their office located at 20, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Kolkata-700 072. The contact numbers are +918981865593, +919433331339 & +913339180226.
Anyone already taken a room at this holiday home is requested to kindly furnish details. Do they have an secured car parking facility, if I choose to go by car?
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Originally Posted by abhinandab View Post last year October my aunt had stayed in holiday home of SBI Staff recreation club in Hotel Konark, which is just beside the famed Kakatua hotel, close to sargadwar, in the 2nd row of hotels.
According to them, the room was very clean and airy, spacious,no sea view, but with balcony and adequate natural light. Generator facility was there,but no kitchen. Hotel had a restaurant, also there is no dearth of cheap eateries around that area.
Double room costs Rs. 400/- and 4 bed room comes for Rs.600/-.
Bookings can be made from Shibpur Branch of SBI,and also holidayhomeindia office in Dalhousie.
hello abhinandab, last December-end, I stayed in room no. 101 of Hotel Konark ( room offered by SBI Staff Recreation Club and got my booking from Holiday Home India Office in Dalhousie). My booking was for the first 02 days of my 5-day visit. I would certainly differ with the feedback you have received, maybe your aunt had been luckier. The room didn't seem to receive the customary sweeping and cleaning before a new boarder checks in. The bed sheet was clean but bore stains - a request with the reception to change it ultimately did not bear fruit. One could feel the grainy feeling on the mosaic floor of the room when walking barefoot. The room was spacious alright. Can be called airy and natural light was also fine. Next comes a very important part of any hotel room, the attached bath-cum-toilet. I was shocked when I checked the area. The commode was Indian style (no problem), but the water down below (you understand), was certainly not more than 6-7 inches from your position when you use it. I was fearful of soiling myself every time I used it. The mirror inside seemed to be 50 years old, you could barely watch your face on it. Shaving had to be done in the bedroom area which was fitted with a decent mirror. I did not complain after the bed sheet request fell on deaf ears. During my stay, no one appeared to clean or sweep either the room or the attached bath-cum-toilet, but it is a normal practice in holiday homes against a very nominal charge per day. I had been in Puri for at least 07 times in the last 10 years. On each visit I had stayed in a holiday home and so far, this has been my worst experience. Never again in SBI Holiday Home in Konark Hotel.
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Any body having any idea regarding Gochhikar house beside New Sea hawk hotel.please share your comments.regards
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Originally Posted by sanr View Post hello abhinandab, last December-end, I stayed in room no. 101 of Hotel Konark ( room offered by SBI Staff Recreation Club and got my booking from Holiday Home India Office in Dalhousie). My booking was for the first 02 days of my 5-day visit. I would certainly differ with the feedback you have received, maybe your aunt had been luckier. The room didn't seem to receive the customary sweeping and cleaning before a new boarder checks in. The bed sheet was clean but bore stains - a request with the reception to change it ultimately did not bear fruit. One could feel the grainy feeling on the mosaic floor of the room when walking barefoot. The room was spacious alright. Can be called airy and natural light was also fine. Next comes a very important part of any hotel room, the attached bath-cum-toilet. I was shocked when I checked the area. The commode was Indian style (no problem), but the water down below (you understand), was certainly not more than 6-7 inches from your position when you use it. I was fearful of soiling myself every time I used it. The mirror inside seemed to be 50 years old, you could barely watch your face on it. Shaving had to be done in the bedroom area which was fitted with a decent mirror. I did not complain after the bed sheet request fell on deaf ears. During my stay, no one appeared to clean or sweep either the room or the attached bath-cum-toilet, but it is a normal practice in holiday homes against a very nominal charge per day. I had been in Puri for at least 07 times in the last 10 years. On each visit I had stayed in a holiday home and so far, this has been my worst experience. Never again in SBI Holiday Home in Konark Hotel.
That is disappointing indeed.my aunt did rate it as quite good,and based on that my parents have also booked it for 3 days in september. let's hopefor thebest andwait for their review..to ascertain whether you had been unlucky, or my aunt had been lucky as a one off case

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