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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We stayed there for 2 nights at the conclusion of a five week tour of northern India. The Kapurs were extremely cordial and their food is some of the best we had in India. Our room was basic but fully equipped and extremely clean. There was free WiFi. Our one regret is that -- since we had booked through an... More 

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you! Thankyou for your words. Warm regards Kapurs More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Aashray Homestay for two nights. The location was a short rickshaw ride to the Ghat, the meals were excellent, but the most amazing part was the conversation and shared experiences. We had quiet conversations with Mrs. Kamal during dinner that gave us a feeling for life in Varanasi. Mr. Kamal accompanied us on a boat ride... More 

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

Thankyou Sean. It was wonderful having you. Warm regards Kapurs More 

Roma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Varanasi is a beautiful but not easy city for western people. So we were lucky to found this hidden treasure far from filthy historical center. Mr Kapur and his wife treated us like children, offering the best Asian Vegetarian specialties for breakfast. Sunrise guided tour on Ganga was simply amazing!!! The house is not central but a quick tuktuk or... More 

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. Just to share, we have replaced the old AC with a brand new Split AC so our guests remember us only for the good things. Thankyou for your honest feedback. Much appreciated. Warm regards Kapurs More 

Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is what a homestay should be. Mr. and Mrs. Kapur were so incredibly helpful and welcoming - we just fell in love with them. Mr. Kapur is able to arrange tours around Varanasi, and he even came with us for sunrise over the Ganges on our last morning. He knows so much about the city having grown up there,... More 

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Aashray-Homestay, Public Relations Manager at Aashray, responded to this review

Thankyou for you kind words Michelle, Iam Mrs and Mr Kapur's daughter and its amazing to hear stories and responses of guests like you. We feel so proud of our parents. Warm regards Ekta Kapur More 

San Juan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I stayed there for 2 nights, The owners are very nice and warm to the visitors. The home made food is a MUST! EXCELLENT home made food, vegetarian and totally India but we LOVED it and it was plenty always, breakfast and dinner is something you dont want to miss is you want to try real indian food. I did... More 

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

Thankyou Agnes. It was wonderful to have you. Warm regards Kapurs More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Staying with the Kapur's is like nothing else. We were welcomed into their home with a tika and flower garlands despite arriving very late. They quickly became like our Indian grandparents, so warm and lovely. The room is simply wonderful. We took the downstairs classic room and it was immaculately clean, beautifully decorated and a perfect retreat from the hectic... More 

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

Heartfelt gratitude for the kind words. It was wonderful to have you. Warm regards Kapurs More 

Nanjing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Felt like visiting parents! Clean room, great food, quiet neighbourhood, most importantly, Mr & Mrs. Kapur treat you like their children --thoughtful on every detail during your stay and helpful whenever you have difficulties. Mr. Kapur himself drove us to the station; found a reliable driver to take us to Sarnath; guided us on the boat and riverbank with impressive... More 

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

Thankyou Huiz, Thats very kind and generous of you. Its wonderful knowing you. Lots of love, Kapurs More 

Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The reviews here for Aashray are spot-on! Everything was wonderful from the warm welcome, the gratifying breakfasts, the relaxed and easy conversation with Mr. and Mrs. Kapur. Their passion as hosts exudes in their attention to the little things that make will make your stay comfortable and relaxing. I was treated as a family and not as a guest. The... More 

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

Thankyou for your beautiful words! It was indeed a pleasure to have you. Warm regards Kapurs More 

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

It felt like we were visiting our Ma and Pa, literally! Ma cooked delicious meals and the conversations were plenty! highly recommend esp if you're a lone traveller since they really take care of you!

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

Thankyou! It was indeed a pleasure to have you. Look forward to having you again with us. Regards Kamal Kapur More 

Roma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Kapur family will treat you like a real king. Their house is on a side street so you won't suffer the chaotic noise of Varanasi. Not on the ghat (but this is clear from the description) so you will need a tuktuk to get there. Breakfast was wonderful and delicious. Morning trip on the boat simply magic. Room is clean... More 

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

Thankyou! It was indeed a pleasure to have you. We took note on your feedback on the AC and have changed it. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Look forward to having you again with us. Regards Kamal Kapur More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aashray is in the heart of city, yet away from crowd. It's in a colony, but the main road linking the entire city is less than 100 meters away. Railway or bus station, temples, Ghats, shopping centers, mall, craft centers, restaurants, boats, hospitals and eatables, are all available within the radius of three kilometers of the house. Your Hosts: The Kapurs, are mixture of traditional and modern values. Mr Kapur, although a chartered accountant by profession is an avid reader of Hindi literature and devotes a lot of his time in keeping alive the beautiful culture of Varanasi. Mrs Kapur, with a graduation in Indian Classical music, is known more for her warmth and the magic she creates with the Indian veggies (you might almost forget your meats and fish for a while)! They have not forgotten their traditional customs and values but at the same time modern customs and values have been accepted whole-heartedly. Thanks to their interest in Yoga, history of India, local culture and traditions, they are able to share a lot and invite you to be a part of their lives for the moments that you are with them! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aashray

Address: 10 Gangapuri | Near Laxmi Cinema, Mehmoorganj, Varanasi 221010, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: $51 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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