Z Hotel is situated at Chakra Tirtha Rd, Puri. Z is a travellers favourite and rightly so. Formerly the home of a maharaja, it has huge, spotless, airy rooms, many of them facing the sea. There are great common areas, including a big-screen TV showing movies nightly, a roof terrace, plus a restaurant. The two doubles with an enclosed balcony are well worth the splurge.