BNR Hotel is situated at Chakra Tirtha Rd, Puri. BNR stands for Bengal National Railways, which explains the steam locomotive parked out the front. This remnant of the Raj is well worn, slightly senile and rattles around in a huge heritage building set at an angle to the sea. The capacious rooms are rather threadbare, but the liveried staff, billiard room (per hour Rs 40), dusty library and lethargic restaurant have a certain charm; and it welcomes credit cards old chap. Checkout is 24 hours.