Hotel Gandhara, Puri

Chakratirtha Road Puri

Phone Number

Provide your email id, we'll send phone number in email instantly!

Ranked 138 of 641 hotels in Puri

Reviews summary (21)

Best time to travel

Preferred with

Preferred for


Experience Scale

Average rating

6.1 / 7
5.9 / 7
6.0 / 7
Front Office
5.5 / 7
6.0 / 7
5.8 / 7
Food & Drink
5.8 / 7
5.7 / 7

What travellers are saying about this hotel






Value For Money:



Reviews (21)

Amazing experience

Posted 10 Mar

The hotel was neat and tidy. The pool was well maintained with clean water which was changed each day. The staff frequently used to clean and maintain the garden and surrounding area. The hotel had some really amazing shrubs and flower plants which added to the beauty. They have also maintained fishes in the aquarium. The management was good and they even arranged for a person (panda) who guided us through the temple fo the prayers and prasad. Overall a good management and staff with a neat and tidy environnment. Helpful and welcoming. Thank you for making our trip a memorable one.

Was this review useful?Yes

Be the first to vote.

Will have to seek a

Posted 5 Feb

I am sorry to say that Hotel Gandhara is one of the most overpriced hotels I've stayed in India. The first night we stayed at "Delux Room" on the roof top, which was so small and Bath room so dingy. We requested another room the next day. The room on the second floor (first floor in India) was ordinary, but much better than the deluxe room on the roof top. It still is way overpriced though.

Was this review useful?Yes

Be the first to vote.

Hotel feedback

Posted 12 Dec, 2017

Nice staff; good size swimming pool. Rooms are clean and good. Overall experience was great and fabulous. Rooms are spacious. Clean. Cozy. Comfortable. 2 minutes from beach and 15 minutes from the station. Friendly staff, will definitely recommend this hotel.

Was this review useful?Yes

Be the first to vote.

Hotel is at a good

Posted 5 Oct, 2017

It is a good hotel in its tariff range and also neatly maintained. Good for family stay and even for long stay. We also enjoyed the swimming pool during the stay. However, the kitchen closes at its time so we need to order as per their time. They should improve in this by asking / taking orders from the guest proactively before closing the kitchen.

Was this review useful?Yes

Be the first to vote.

Great hotel to stay

Posted 23 Aug, 2017

The hotel is super clean and organizes anything you want. Great value for money and the swimming pool area is so peaceful and relaxing. I would recommend tourists to stay there in order to enjoy the Puri experience. Would love to go back on my next trip to Orissa!

Was this review useful?Yes

Be the first to vote.

Excellent place to stay on your next visit to Puri

Posted 13 Aug, 2017

Great location, clean and very friendly staff! The staff can help you with figuring your way around Puri and there is also a travel agency in the facility to book any onward travels. A short walk to Puri beach, close to the Jagannath Mandir, restaurants, shopping, etc. After you have taken in all the sights of Puri, the hotel premises offers a calm and picturesque environment to put up your feet and relax. Lovely landscaping and an outdoor pool. Will definitely stay here again on my next visit!!!

Was this review useful?Yes

Be the first to vote.

Absolute value for money you spent

Posted 16 Jul, 2017

Friendly staff, hotel on the main road and close to beach, stayed with family (wife and two children also around 1/2 kilometers from railway station of Puri, price of menu is reasonable, small swimming pool and they clean it repeatedly on daily basis, well maintained property. Overall value for money from all aspects,

Was this review useful?Yes

Be the first to vote.

A great stay at a superb location

Posted 14 Jun, 2017

The hotel is located very close to the beach. Also very close to the railway station. The rooms are sufficient, clean and very well-maintained. The staff is very friendly and always happy to help and serve with a smile. The swimming pool and the Restaurant area is very relaxing. My wife and I stayed for 6 nights and enjoyed the place thoroughly. The complimentary breakfast was an added attraction. The swargadwar beach is about 3-4 km from the location.

Was this review useful?Yes

Be the first to vote.

1 Review

A pleasant and safe stay

Posted 25 May, 2017

Excellent location. Just 200mts walk to the beach. Food was fine, particularly the chapati and sidedish. Thanks to the chef Boolu and Harish. The front desk people were very cordial and helpful. The swimming pool is maintained well. It was very clean. The cab driver Pradhan was very helpful and cordial. He knows little english. We wish to visit Puri again and our stay would be in Gandhara. Real value for money.

Was this review useful?Yes

Be the first to vote.

Pleasantly surprised!

Posted 30 Mar, 2017

I stayed at hotel Gandhara during my solo bike ride from Kerala to Kolkata... I had booked the room online because it was not expensive... I reached Puri late at night around 11... I was pleasantly surprised... They have a beautiful garden and swimming pool... I was so tired I had decided that I would just sleep after reaching the hotel. But the poolside was so beautiful even at night, I spent a good 1hr there... Very relaxing.

Was this review useful?Yes

Be the first to vote.

Top Reviews

2 Reviews | 211 Readers

Very civilized staff offering great service

Posted 27 Apr, 2015

I stayed at hotel Gandhara between 23 and 26 January and I am very happy with my stay here. This is a boutique hotel at chakra tirtha road. Not many rooms. There is an excellent pool with sparkling water. The beach is 2 minutes walk from the hotel. This is near by to temple The cleaning staff is always mopping the floor. The hotel is very clean. Lip smacking tasty food. The cook is excellent. You can go through the kitchen and see the ingredients. They are best in class. Cook asked us after breakfast what we would want for lunch and got us what we wanted in the way we wanted. Service attitude - smiling staff. Everyone of them. A must stay hotel.

Was this review useful? Yes

Be the first to vote.

11 Reviews | 1928 Readers

Good hotel to stay in good location

Posted 26 Oct, 2015

I had gone to Puri for my honeymoon and stayed at Hotel Gandhara for 4 days in February 2015. The hotel was an absolute delight and much better than my expectation. Loved the food from the Hotel Gandhara. My thanks to the staff and the owner of the hotel who helped us to make the total experience seamless. You can book your transportation from the hotel itself as their charges are quite reasonable.

Was this review useful? Yes

Be the first to vote.

10 Reviews | 23 Readers


Posted 31 Aug, 2016

The hotel is located at new marine drive road. Superb hotel in Puri at very reasonable prices. The swimming pool is clean and tidy. Only boarders can avail the swimming pool in proper swimming costumes. The rooms are spacious, well maintained with good interior design. The behavior of the managers are very friendly.

Was this review useful? Yes

Be the first to vote.

5 Reviews | 413 Readers

Good stay & beach was well-connected to the hotel

Posted 27 Mar, 2015

We had 3 lovely days here at the Gandara. Lovely room, very good food and excellent staff. There is also a swimming pool. My only negative is that check-out time is 9am and they are very keen on this, we were almost hassled. There is an excellent pool with sparkling water. The beach is 2 minutes walk from the hotel.

Was this review useful? Yes

Be the first to vote.

1 Review | 111 Readers

Good service and spacious rooms

Posted 10 Sep, 2014

I booked Room in Hotel Gandhara online not knowing exactly what facilities I'll be getting & how the hotel rooms shall be. I found that rooms were spacious, service was good. Staff was friendly, enjoying swimming pool with wife and son. We also had delicious and fairly price food. In short best place to visit in Puri

Was this review useful? Yes

Be the first to vote.


Hotel Gandhara is ranked #138 among the 641 hotels in Puri with an average rating of 5.8 out of 7. It is one of the 7, 2-star in Puri. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 2 photos and 21 text reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Service and Appearance.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 2,800 to Rs 4,900 per night. to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Couple (42%) and Family (32%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 32% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 21% have rated the ambience as religious.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.

Hotel Gandhara is located at Chakratirtha Road .

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.

Other amenities include Laundry Services and Restaurant. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

Featured in the HolidayIQ Blog

Vacation Mode On? Then Head To These Places Of Heritage Value With Your College Gang

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ravi Raj shares, “A great piece of Ancient Indian Architecture - Visit during the sunrise or sunset; This 13th century built Sun Temple is a great piece of Indian architecture. The temple is shaped like Read More

7 Spots Worthy For Your Next Solo Adventure On History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Santhosh Wilson says, “A good choice for history buffs and shopaholics The thirteenth-century temple, presently preserved by the Archeological Survey of India is a Read More

Are you the business owner of Hotel Gandhara, Puri ?

You can respond to reviews, manage your listing, add photos, and get more reviews by partnering with HolidayIQ!

Hurry up and claim your property now!

Manage your listing > Get more reviews for your property >
Get Free Travel Quotes! Up to ₹5000/- off on select destinations Get Free Travel Quotes! Up to ₹5000/- off*