The stop at Chandipur was essentially for a mid-way break in the 9-10 hour drive from Kolkata to Puri. From our search and availability we got a booking in International Tourism Resort in Chandipur. The hotel is located on the Chandipur Road and from the map I misunderstood it to be next to the beach. Although it’s not very far from the beach, but at the resort there is no view or feel of the sea front nearby. You have to drive/ walk down a typical Indian cluttered lane to reach the water front. The resort itself is partly set back from the narrow road with a small frontage, thankfully with a generous garden in making, offsetting the property from the road. The building itself seemed to be nearing completion of construction or renovation. The booking itself was quite interesting. Although, as directed by the hotel management, I deposited 50% of tariff for securing reservation, I only got a telephonic confirmation of reservation. Therefore on the appointed day, I reached the hotel with anxiety as to the real status of my reservation, but my apprehensions were fortunately proved incorrect. Nevertheless, a more professional approach would be appreciable. The hotel was marked as a 3 star property, or I misunderstood it to be so, and had a decent rating. We checked into a room on the ground floor which had a veranda both in the front and rear. We were overwhelmed. The front veranda was good to sit out with a view of the front garden and the rear veranda looked out on a clearing and a water tank, which we were later told to be the future swimming pool. We were however compelled to retreat quickly from the rear veranda because of the stench from the open drain that runs along the building. In fact, we had to live with the all pervasive stench for the night we spent in the room № 106. The room was fitted with an air conditioner but the bathroom did not have any provision for hot water supply. Neither was the usual accouterments consisting of electric kettle and tea/ coffee making items. There was a TV which we did not try viewing. The bed linen and the room were filthy and were changed/ cleaned on specific demand. The chairs and tables were plastic moulded furniture usually used for garden use. The intercom was of no use. Overall, the management was very responsive to feedback, the room service very polite, food very cheap. Except for hygiene factors, the accommodation was adequate considering the price bracket. Driver accommodation is available at extra cost.…
Nice place to hang out . one can enjoy with family and friends . most enjoyable for Children. Food is good . though the construction is not completed wholly yet but the rooms are quite spacious and service is very good . Rooms having front and rear balcony . the Boating facility and front Garden is added attraction . altogether best in Chandipur.
For the price they are charging, the facilities are acceptable. A good park, clean rooms and helpful staff. Could have been better, if the exterior work was complete. Only 6 rooms are fully functional and require some maintenance. Also, the electric problem of the region is another issue - affecting all hotels of the area.
Resort is under construction but they r taking bookings but service is very poor with a makeshift kitchen adding to our woes. One should think twice before booking this resort unless they are fully ready with all ammenties .There was no geyser,no intercom so one has to physically go over to kitchen area for any need which is quite irritating . Overall a very horrible experience for my entire family for our 1 night stay there.