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Trivandrum, Kerala, India
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had stayed at OTDC Panthnivas - Barkul along with friends and family. The hotel is owned by government, and is situated beside the beautiful Chilka lake. The rooms are quite large, and give a decent view of the lake. The facilities are basic as expected from a Government owned property, the surroundings are not that clean though. You can... More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This property is on the shore of Chilka lake itself. The AC cottages are maintained as per OTDC standard. The dining Hall is air conditioned, the prices are reasonable. Bear bar is also available. The view from hotel is very soothing.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Situated just next to Chilka lake,this place could have been so good provided it was maintained properly...the place is full of tall, unkempt grasses, the rooms are shabby, the toilets and even the ac s leak continuously...The water sports facilities are permanently shut. Sometimes you feel 'why should a place like that even exist?'...someone should take the onus and make... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stayed in Panthnivas Barkul during our 22-day toad trip from Trivandrum to Sikkim. We had booked the hotel online and reached there around mid-night. The staff were courteous and welcoming even at that time of the day. The property is situated on the shores of Chilika Lake and is very close to the famous Chilika Dhaba. The rooms were... More 

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Bhubaneswar, India
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent property on the lap of the Chilika lake but rooms maintained poorly by the authorities.The rooms are not maintained well & hot water they supplied in a small bucket. but They have maintained a beautiful garden around the property for kids..

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is the second time we are here in Barkul Panthanivas and we bargained with the manager to allow us to check-in early. From the reception our unit was just 20 steps away, via a red tiled path, garden and a playground, till our unit. Each unit consists a total of four rooms, two on each floor. Flight of stairs... More 

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62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Rooms are standard size but needs better maintenance . Room service is pathetic . Food is costly . However , they arrange boats for visiting Chilika at reasonable prices . Property is too crowded with day-tourists .

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

I had visited Barkul in the year ending of 2015. It was a superb place. In front you have the vast Chilika lake and at the back you have the small hills. Staying in OTDC Panthanibas is another superb experience. To reach Barkul you need to get down at balugan station between Bhubaneswar and brahmapur. By car its about 90... More 

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New Delhi, India
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64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

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... More 

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18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Our stay at Barkul was the low light of our Orissa visit. While this place is the key to visit Nalaban bird sanctuary, even the premium A/C cottage was very poorly maintained. The only saving grace was the food at restaurant which was economical and tasty. I would advice that one books Rambha Panthniwas instead.

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Address: At/Po-Balugaon, Khurda 752030, India
Region: India > Odisha > Khurda
Number of rooms: 35
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“Choose the upper floor room with sea facing if yoiu can manage with mosquitoes otherwise AC is best even in winter.Best for 2 day trip.”
 of 5 bubbles drsachikant, 3 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Though all rooms and cottages have lake view, first floor rooms & first row cottages are nearer to the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles MaaGandhi, 1 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Rooms in the A Block on the first floor have good views. The a/c cottages are more expensive and have more room, but don't have good views and can get noisy as they are close to the jetty.”
 of 5 bubbles 935ashzzz, 9 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Choose the AC cottages..”
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 of 5 bubbles Annie_Verma, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Select the cottages.”
 of 5 bubbles Sanjay_GT, 2 Feb 2014 | Read review
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