Panthanivas Barkul, Chilika

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Balugaon, Khurda Chilka

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Amenities and facilities are provided


All amenities and facilities were provided in the room. The room provided by the hotel was neat and clean. The food and drinks were available in the hotel was good. The activities were not available in the hotel. The destination of the hotel was nice. The hotel location was good. The check in and checkout was done on time. The hospitality of the hotel was very nice. I had visited this hotel with my family for relaxation trip. I would not suggest anything to this hotel.

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10 Reviews | 13116 Readers

Rooms opening into the Chilika


All boards on the highway say 'way to Chilika lake', there is a Chilika railway station, all leading to this Panthanivas, Barkul. But then, the lake spans about 1100 and Barkul is the gateway for some boat rides into the Chilika. The jetty is perpetually crowded with pilgrims thronging to Kalijai or Kalimata temple which can be accessed only by boat. There are some occasional tourists interested in going to Nalabana, the heaven for migratory birds and now the only protected area of Chilika All rooms and cottages open into the lake and the view of sunrise is breathtaking to say the least. Quite noisy during the day due to the jetty but well appointed rooms and restaurant with ample parking. The food is decent but an added attraction is the famed 'Chilika Dhaba' which is a stone's throw from the Panthanivas. Seafood aficionados should never miss this place Serious birders can avail the boat service of Panthanivas to go into the far reaches of the lake to spot some rare species of wintering birds and maybe some dolphin sighting too.

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9 Reviews | 2074 Readers

Great location & property typically a mid-budget


We left a cold and dreary Delhi to land at Bhubaneswar, the spanking capital of Odisha on a sunny afternoon and zipped down the smooth four-lane National Highway connecting Kolkata with Chennai. After about two hours, we had exited the highway and following signposts put up by Odisha Tourism, we reached Barkul on the western fringes of Chilika Lake. Thanks to our prior online booking made at OTDC website, we were promptly allotted an AC cottage ( 201) in the sprawling campus of Panthanivas. The largish room with basic amenities was victim of neglect taking its toll on its maintenance. But a well kept garden around and its proximity to the lake made up for the comfort We ambled across the compound to reach the lake front right next to the property. On walking down the narrow road leading to the jetty we witnessed a golden full-moon emerging from the lake As starter in the evening, we asked for fried 'khongya' fish (mullet variety from Chilika), which tasted very fresh. In dinner, we opted for crab curry and rice. The food was simple and affordable. The staff were ready to serve bed-tea by about 7. 30 AM. For breakfast we went for Puri with aloo-sabzi on the first day followed by toasted breads with omelettes next day. For the dinner another day, we asked for chicken curry, which was nothing great to write home about Panthanivas wins hands down for its location alone. The service staff were courteous and helpful. The property typically catering to mid-budget tourism sector has to go miles to catch up with the demanding needs for quality tourism.

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2 Reviews | 2467 Readers

Excellent view of Chilika from room


The balcony of the room had nice view of the lake Chilika. The room was large and overall excellent. Service was good. The restaurant is superb. Quality food is served. Dining hall remains full at lunch time as the place is mainly visited by day-travellers. During night the same hall looked deserted! Fishes from Chilika are available but I found it a bit costly. Boating trip can be done if you are in large group otherwise has to be tagged with another party Excellent place for spending a day or two. Nearby location Mangalajodi is a must visit for nature lovers where thousands of migratory birds arrive in winter.

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1 Review | 1882 Readers

Nice hotel with basic amenities and good service


The location of the hotel was very good and I did not face any difficulty in reaching here. The appearance of the hotel was quite good and staff members were helpful in service. The room allotted was good with all the basic amenities but the view available was not that good. I did not check if there are any activities conducted by the hotel. There was no delay in check-in and check-out. I had stayed here with my family in the month of January and money spent at this hotel was worth its services and I can recommend this hotel to others as well.

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6 Reviews | 2510 Readers

Amazing service with delicious food


I stayed here for two days and this hotel is really good to stay, rooms are neat and clean with proper food. Chilika is a good place to spent time with friends, I enjoyed a lot here. Location is also eye touching. Room service in this hotel is really amazing, they always ready at any time to help you.

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2 Reviews | 3618 Readers

Average hotel; rooms were up to the mark


I had no difficulty to reach the hotel. Staff behaviour was helpful. Services were fast. Booking and front office was average. Look wise the hotel was okay. Food was below average. Rooms were up to the mark. Nothing was available in activities. I went there with my family for relaxation in April or May, 2013.

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3 Reviews | 6979 Readers

Room was not good


Location of the hotel was very convenient. Hotel look was lovely from outside and inside. I did not face any problem during check in and check out. Hotel staff service was okay-okay. Room was average bed of the room was not good. I did complain regarding that but they did not consider. Barkul place is decent place for outing. Lake view was visible from the room? S window. Services were good. Food was tasty. Activities were nil in the hotel. It was my family tour in June month.

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2 Reviews | 6639 Readers

A very good place to spend your weekend


I visited Barkul in August, 2014. It was a very good place to spend your weekend. Location was very beautiful. You can really enjoy the landscape. The Kalijai temple was only 30 minutes boat ride from here. Gopalpur sea beach was 80 km and takes 1 and half hour by road. Only the thing I must mention about the maintenance of the Panthanivas. It was really pathetic and the room conditions were very poor, specially the building parts. The food was good.

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1 Review | 2734 Readers

It was a nice experience staying there


It was a nice experience. The hotel is conveniently located. And the appearance was nice. The rooms were good, clean and hygienic. Food good quality. Check in and check out was quick. I have already recommended it to others since it is value for money.

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2 Reviews | 4253 Readers

Service and food was average, location was very go...

Posted 12 Feb, 2013

Service and food was average, location was very good. The hospitality was just average.

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9 Reviews | 10051 Readers

Our stay here was excellent. Food was awesome. We...

Posted 12 Nov, 2012

Our stay here was excellent. Food was awesome. We had taken a boat ride here. It was very adventurous because we had to return in the middle of our journey as the weather became very bad.

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1 Review | 1068 Readers

Great services and food

Posted 8 Feb, 2012

The hotel stay was excellent. Great services and food. The rooms were good too. Had a decent stay.

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9 Reviews | 16081 Readers

Great stay good balcony, views of lake great from...

Posted 10 Dec, 2012

Great stay good balcony, views of lake great from room, good room service

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1 Review | 1129 Readers

Good rooms

Posted 26 Jun, 2012

The room Panthanivas is very good.The employee of Panthanivas is excellent and the foof of resturant of Panthanivas is testy,but souranding is very poor.cleaness should be needed.Some bird cover the front office & smell deadly.

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Panthanivas Barkul is ranked #2 among the 6 hotels in Chilika with an average rating of 5.0 out of 7. It is one of the 2, 1-star Guest Houses in Chilika. It is part of the "Panthanivas Hotels" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 4 photos and 22 text reviews. it is rated top for its Location, Destination and Appearance.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 900 to Rs 2,100 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. Family (70%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 90% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 10% have rated the ambience as scenic nature.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Jan, Feb and Mar for the best experience.

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

Other amenities include 24 Hours Front Desk, AC, Backup Generator, Conference Hall 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.

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