We stayed in the hotel to attend the wedding of a friend's son. This was our first visit to Orissa and we were very impressed with the neat clean city. The traffic was also much less and more organized than what one generally expects in India. The hotel is situated a bit outside the city but that makes the hotel peacefull and quiet. Since Bhubeneshwar is a small city, the localtion is not a problem. We did not partake of the standard meals at the hotel since our food was part of the wedding package, albeit prepared by the same hotel. The non-vegetarian fare was good, but the vegetarian food was ordinary. The rooms were spacious and clean, but there was some noise constantly coming from the kitchen area, either of some generator or some exhausts. This noise was coming in all the rooms, and at all times. We went and complained at the reception, but they were neither able to explain the noise, nor reduce the same. The service was almost non existant. The telephone in our room was not working and we had to go down to the reception for every request. After a while, we decided that self service was best, and would get water from the water jug by ourselves. I even got extra towels and soaps directly from the housekeeping room which was unattended at all times!! The reception area was done up nicely, and we took quite a few photographs from the main entrance area.