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Hotel Clarks Varanasi

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived early with our tour group after overnight train. We waited 5-6 hrs to get in to the rooms, and reception were not very helpful, we felt like nuisances sitting around so long. We ventured out and found a snake charmer, and walked to local shops, friendly people, no real rip-offs. Once in the rooms they were ok, not as...

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Minneapolis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last year I gave Clarks a very good review. I think that is in part beause I've known the former General Manager for nearly a half century. This time, when stayed there January 2-4, I was far less impressed. On my arrival, the desk clerk, hardly welcoming, couldn't find the reservation. I then showed him my printed copy, and someone...

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Thank India001
Shanghai, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here recently with my family and was very disappointed by the standard of the hotel. It might have been great 40 years ago when it opened but very little has been changed since!! The restaurants were expensive and the buffet breakfast was cold. Service was friendly.

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Thank Andrew D
California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good quality hotel with a very good restaurant (which is a bit expensive by Indian standards). The rooms are comfortable and the staff is very attentive and helpful. There is a Wifi, but not free and the connection is not very good, at least at some rooms. But overall the hotel would benefit from some renovation.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having stayed @ Clarks Amer in Jaipur, I was disappointed with what I experienced in Varanasi .. A very accommodating General Manager with a reasonably good Front Desk & incredible Housekeeping staff who bent backwards to take care of our Housekeeping needs. ... Kudos Mr GM in this area ... What was appalling was the kitchen & Restaurant service. ......

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Our guide called it a 5 stars hotel. That may be true 30 years ago. Lobby seems befitted for a 4 stars hotel, bright and clean with plenty of white sofas and couches. However once you leave the ground floor, there are steps and long walk to the rooms. Easy to get lost and not able to find your way...

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1Thank Simonkb
Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you read recent reviews of this hotel you will note quite a few negative reviews. Here's another! We found the staff rude and lacked training. The wifi charges are outrageous. Breakfast is ordinary

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1Thank Stephen D
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This hotel needs a good refurbishment, more importantly the staff need to improve their services and attitude. The WiFi is almost worthless, we were offered a room change after a day and a half as the signal barely reached our room. Only allowed to connect one device also, ridiculous for a paid service.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The hotel looked great on the lobby but the rooms need some refurbishments as things are starting to look dated. However, the room we stayed in was very clean. hot shower was in abundance and bed was comfortable. wifi usage is chargeable. Breakfast spread at the Ballroom was acceptable and lunch spread at 1951 was better than expected. The location...

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Manchester
Reviewed 19 November 2016

40 years ago I thought it was the place to be. Not anymore. It is dated, It is damp and the rooms and towels were still damp when placed on the stands. The breakfast was mundane to ordinary. It needs a complete new strategy and rooms need to checked with humidity meter.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Exuding colonial charm but with all the mod-cons. this hotel is the flagship of the Clarks Group of Hotels, one of the oldest hotel groups in India. Within proximity of the hotel guests can visit the Old British Cantonment Area, the old city, Vishwanath Temple, and of course the Ghats of the Ganges, and Sarnath-the site of Buddha's first sermon. A must do when in this holy city is a boat ride in the Ganges either at sunset or sunrise. The restaurants on-site offer ample choices from North Indian to international dishes and even popular street food dishes. After a long day exploring Varanasi on foot and in rickshaws, a quick dip at the hotel pool is sure to be refreshing. An excellent hotel, Clarks is a popular choice for guests visiting this North Indian city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Clarks Varanasi

Address: The Mall Road | Cantonment, Varanasi 221002, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: $151 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Clarks Varanasi 5*
Number of rooms: 105
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#4 Business Hotel in Varanasi
#5 Family Hotel in Varanasi
#7 Luxury Hotel in Varanasi
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