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Hotel Clarks Varanasi

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is one of the older hotels in Varanasi on the Mall Road. The rooms facing the road is pretty noisy. So ask for rooms facing away from the room. Our window wasn't properly latching as well. The interior decor of the hotel is tasteful and they have interesting pics of old royalty from across India. Food was ok...

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Satyajeet_Gopal, General Manager at Hotel Clarks Varanasi, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Clarks - Varanasi! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. I am happy to learn that you liked the interior of our hotel. Your concerns about the room windows will be addressed appropriately by our maintenance team. Feedback like yours, motivates...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old world charm hotel with comfort of all amenities. Spacious lobby, banquets, bar, exquisite dining. Warm hospitality - perfect for a business, pilgrim or tourist hotel. Spacious lawns and open areas with outdoor pool. Away from the busy & polluted city centre in the neat Cantonment area. Went for Hindu religious discourse Bhagwat katha for a week and overall arrangements...

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Satyajeet_Gopal, General Manager at Hotel Clarks Varanasi, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Clarks - Varanasi! It was a pleasure to receive your feedback via TripAdvisor and we thank you for your stay with us. We are delighted to learn that you had a pleasant and comfortable stay and that you liked our rooms, food and overall services. Your kind words of appreciation will go a long...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Clarks Varanasi is conveniently located in Cantt area and is an upmarket hotel. One of the best in terms of hospitality , food and comfort at Varanasi. Staff though old but very courteous and efficient. Had an excellent experience. Would love to be back again. Recommended.

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Satyajeet_Gopal, General Manager at Hotel Clarks Varanasi, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Clarks - Varanasi! It was a pleasure to receive your feedback via TripAdvisor and we thank you for your stay with us. We are delighted to learn that you had a pleasant and comfortable stay and that you liked our rooms, food and overall services. Your kind words of appreciation will go a long...

Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Spent two nights here recently. First impression of the hotel was good, however rooms were very tired. Sheets and towels were on their last legs. Breakfast was one of the worst I've had. Everything was cold and not a good standard. Best part of the whole place was the bar - had some atmosphere and bar staff were experienced and...

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Satyajeet_Gopal, General Manager at Hotel Clarks Varanasi, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Clarks Varanasi! We are very much thankful to you for sparing your valuable time to write this review on TripAdvisor. We are extremely sorry to learn that your expectations were not met in terms of room & room linen; even your culinary experience was far below from what you expected. Please accept my sincere...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed February 12, 2017

This is the worst hotel and should be closed for renovations. The only good thing about this hotel is the lobby. Our bathroom was so disgusting with mould stains on the door and walls, the bath fittings were rusted and there were dirt rings around the bath. Bath towels were damp and smelly and you didn't feel any cleaner after...

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Satyajeet_Gopal, General Manager at Hotel Clarks Varanasi, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Clarks Varanasi! We thank you for taking your valuable time off to write your feedback about your stay with us on TripAdvisor. We are extremely concerned to learn about your experience and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. Major parts of the hotel including the rooms have gone through renovation recently and...

Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

The dank, musty smells throughout the property and particularly in the rooms is what stands out the most. Rooms are a good size but dated. Room service portions are huge. Decent breakfast is provided. Wifi was not working the first day and only complimentary for 30mins on the second day. I liked that it was walking distance to the mall.

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Satyajeet_Gopal, General Manager at Hotel Clarks Varanasi, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Clarks Varanasi! We thank you for taking your valuable time off to write your feedback about your stay with us on TripAdvisor. We are extremely concerned to learn about your experience and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. Major parts of the hotel including the rooms have gone through renovation recently and...

New Zealand
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Unlike Clarks Agra, Clark's Varanasi was a pleasant surprise. Nice rooms, lovely pool area and very attentive staff. Next door is a modern shopping complex with a range of good shops, small supermarket and Pizza Hutt. No free wifi but nice man at reception let me use the computer in the business centre.

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Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from The Clarks - Varanasi! It was a pleasure to receive your feedback via TripAdvisor and we thank you for your stay with us. We are delighted to learn that you had a pleasant and comfortable stay and that you liked our rooms, Pool, food and overall services. Your kind words of appreciation will go a...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

For such a grand looking old hotel, one would expect exceptional service. The breakfast buffet had a wide selection of food and the staff were very attentive. However in 2017 it's unacceptable for a hotel not to provide its guests with wifi, apparently there was a problem with the internet during our stay. Additionally the rooms smelt musty and the...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed January 14, 2017

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 January 5, 2017

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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: $86 - $370 (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
#8 Luxury Hotel in Varanasi
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