Hotel Review: Toshali Resorts

Recently I had a chance to stay at the Toshali Resorts in Ratnagiri, Odisha. Toshali Resorts, a chain of exquisite resorts in different cities of India, is owned by TK International Ltd. They ventured into the business with their first resort in Puri, Toshali Sands, with 109 rooms. I have had my experience of staying at Toshali Sands, Puri and, so, was really excited to spend a couple of days at their Ratnagiri resort.
It was a hot, humid, afternoon and though the distance from the Katak railway station was only 70 km, excruciating heat and dust made us quite exhausted. We received a warm welcome at the reception and, as I was engaged with the usual formalities, a bellboy served us cold drinks. I didn’t have xerox copies of my credentials with me but was assured that will be taken care of. Within five minutes, the formalities were over and, we were ushered to the room allotted for us.
As soon as we entered the room, rejuvenating fragrance of room freshener welcomed us. The room was quite spacious and comfortable. The interior looked elegant and sophisticated. I especially loved the way they made the bed (though we were not a honeymoon couple, still I liked the simple art). The air-conditioner was working perfectly and within a few minutes we felt relaxed.
Ratnagiri, Udaygiri and Lalitgiri are together called the Diamond Triangle of Odisha, you can read about the places in details here. Anyway, the history is not germane to this discussion, what amazed me was the way the interior of the resort was designed in perfect sync with the historical aspect of the place. Statues of Lord Buddha placed at strategical points, murals and paintings, have given an ethnic feel to the whole ambience.  Peace prevailed over the place.

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Food is another reason why I love the place. Delectable dishes, be it Chinese or Indian (we ordered typical Bengali dishes one day and were more than satisfied with the toothsome taste) would make you crave for more.
The manager, Mr Nayak, is an extremely helpful and well-mannered person. He and his staff helped us in every possible way. One of them even provided us with an umbrella as we were venturing out to see the excavated Buddhist sites
Wall Decoration At The Reception

Wall Decoration At The Reception.

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The only problem being there was no intercom in the room making it quite inconvenient at times to place orders for snacks, cold drinks and other needs.
Overall, I had a nice experience staying at the Toshali Resorts, Ratnagiri. As the tagline of their website reads, “Toshali Resorts: Where nature comes alive”, you will be able to feel the presence of blissful Nature caressing you.
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Sunset, View From The Resort

67 responses to “Hotel Review: Toshali Resorts

  1. nice and informative post Mani .. specially in less words ! A nice comfy hotel makes the trip seems stress free … You are right about the intercom feature – its a must , specially with kids .

  2. I have never visited this part of India probably never heard of any places worth visiting. Your review is inspiring enough to plan a visit to Odisha.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • There are so many wonderful places in Eastern and North-eastern part of our country…Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland Manipur…. these states are breathtakingly beautiful. But, tourism is not so developed there, for different political and social reasons.
      The state of Odisha has a rich heritage….if you ever get a chance, do pay a visit….🙂 Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Balroop…🙂

  3. The hotel looks quite unique with those bold colors…the swans on the bed were cool🙂

  4. Someone I have missed visiting this resort though have gone to the resort in Puri, and have had lovely experience. You keep reminding me that I should start visiting these places so close to my hometown and have not yet explored, it is same story for me, of so near but so far not visited. I agree it is humid and very difficult travel through the road and reach the destination, the heat zaps away the energy. Once inside such resort, it gives the cool break and also food generally are very delicious.
    Next on agenda to explore this golden triangle. Yes, those beautiful sunset and natural beauty keeps you hooked.😀

    • Hehe…I think some of my posts on Odisha are a constant reminder to you😛 Stay tuned for more…visiting Puri for the nth number of times, next month😀
      Thanks so much Nihar, for such a beautiful comment which made me smile…🙂

      • Good Maniparna that you keep me reminding of my mistake and indeed it is a blunder on my part not visiting these places so close to my home…
        Oh! Puri, I love, as many times we go so many times you realize something more to see…
        Things must been decked after the Rath Yatra, and you may see many new things..
        Have a lovely visit to Puri…😀

    • Food is really important😀

      For their Puri Resort, let me tell you , it’s outside the main town, away from the hustle and bustle…amidst the nature but away from the sea. They have their own beach which is away from the resort itself. They provide conveyance to reach there.

  5. Hey nice review of the resort Maniparna. The towel art it seems is catching on. Reminds me of the towel art at the Coorg resort. Btw Odisha and Maharashtra have some similarilty in terms of dishes and even surnames (Nayak and Naik).

  6. This is a lovely post Maniparna – especially when you first walked into the hotel room, I could feel the pressure of the heat and travel melt away. Do love the creative swam towels ~

  7. The way that they prepared the decoration on the bed is a perfect welcome and makes the long exhausting day just right, doesn’t it? Love the arts all around too🙂

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