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Jai Maa Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kashmir Road | Vaishno Devi, Katra 182301, India   |  
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Ranked #23 of 38 Hotels in Katra
Faridabad
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6 hotel reviews
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“Pleasant stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The place is decent to stay for a day or two. It was clean and staff was courteous.
The location is also very good and nearby the city center. Food was tasty and hygienic. One can book it for a short stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is an average Hotel but with all facilities you need to visit Vaishno Devi. Location is good, not far from main market but far from traffic & its noise. Front desk was very polite & allowed us early check in at 7 in the morning. Good size room but smelling badly (G 1), on request they shifted us to other room (G 6) which was better. Markets were closed due to JK Bandh so we had to dine in hotel only, food was delicious, presentation was nice, boys were trained well.
Would like to advice hotel that bathrooms desperately need to be renovated. Towels were not fresh. There was no hot water as geyser was not working but due to bandh we had to run to the airport so there was no time to call housekeeping.
We have not been given transfer to BanGanga as car was not available at that time & from BanGanga to hotel they don't provide transfers at all.
Overall a good hotel on prices they offered ... can say value for money.

Room Tip: please ask room on 3rd floor & above with mountain view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Our only purpose in Katra was to go to Vaishnov Devi. I suspect this is the case with many people coming to Katra, and from that perspective, Jai Ma Inn worked great to us.

It was clean. It was not very luxurious - think of it as a great 3 star hotel. Bathrooms with buckets and no bath tubs, towels that arent very soft (but clean), beds that you dont sink in (but clean linen), airconditioned rooms, easy and warm check in.

I have to say - we had left for the helipad and checked in, waiting for the flight, when we realized that we had left a bag back in our room. The hotel, on a call, quickly got the manager to get into the room, pick that bag up, use the hotel transport to rush that bag to us, with no extra charge or fuss! That is amazing on top of everything.

We did not eat there - though it had a restaurant. We did not spend the night there (since we were trekking to Vaishnov Devi at over night).

For safety, the reception told us that no one will enter the room without our explict permission (no room cleaning while we are gone) but still suggested that we leave our gadgets with them in any case. We did that.

I would recommend it as a good place to set up base camp. To energize before and after the trek to Devi.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thane, India
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I stayed here from 10th June 2013 to 12th June 2013. The stay was good. food is also nice but as they don't use onion and garlic, it wont be up to the mark for some people.
we stayed in suites the rooms were spacious and clean. the reception was very good at addressing us overall a very good place to stay in Katra
p.s The Receptionist in sarrie was quiet good and prompt at addressing us. many many thanks to her.

Room Tip: Good Hotel to stay as the rooms are good and great.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights from April 2nd to 4th 2013. They claim its a 4 star hotel but the facilities were not there even of 2 stars and food was pathetic. We booked 2 rooms for 4 adults and 2 children with B/F. Our all family member fell sick after having the breakfast in the hotel restaurant except me. I was lucky enough to skip my breakfast on that particular day. We had a tough time in our journey from Katra to Delhi due to stomach.

Room service was also very ordinary.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stayed at this hotel in Nov 2012. Hotel is located at a quite location about 10 min walk from Katra bus stand. Rooms were spacious & clean. Didnt try food at the hotel as there was lot of options outside the hotel. Hot water was available through out the day. Room Service was prompt with a smile.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thane - West
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I was here in May 2012 with my family. We came here from Pahalgam and were pleasantly surprised to see the hotel. The location is convenient and the hotel has free pick up and drop facility to gates from where one starts the 13 kms walk.

The rooms were spacious and clean. Washrooms were good with hot water flowing 24 hrs. I also found reputed travel companies like Kesari booking this hotel from their groups.

Food was good and the staff was co-operative.

In all a decent place.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Jai Maa Inn

Address: Kashmir Road | Vaishno Devi, Katra 182301, India
Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Jammu > Katra
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Katra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Jai Maa Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Jai Ma Inn Hotels" with its breathtaking view of the Trikuta Mountains stands majestically on the banks of River Banganga. Evoking the grandeur and opulence of a bygone era, all 42 Rooms and 8 Suites are finely appointed with Royal and luxurious amenities. Where the age old Indian tradition of "Atithi Devo Bhava" which means "Guest is God" a way of life & where everyone is committed to taking guests to reverential heights. A place to retire and recharge, it reflects the electric energy of katra city and is located at walking distance from Yatra Slip Counter, Bus Stand, Taxi Stand, Main Shopping Area and it is Nearest to the HaliPad. The rating of Jai ma Inn Hotels is 4 star hotel in katra Travelers who are familiar with this system will know what to expect when booking a reservation at a hotel rated on this scale. The wld Claas Facilities will best rates u will ever get ... more   less 
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