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“Good base camp for Vaishno Devi darshan”

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Hotel Shree Hari Niwas
Ranked #6 of 65 Hotels in Katra
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is a value hotel in Katra, which is a base camp location for Vaishno Devi visits. It's located off the main road (about 50 ft or so). Rooms are tidy, food is average, room service and housekeeping staff are prompt. Was dissapointed though that they offer pick-up and drop to Banaganga, but not to helipad at Sanjichat. Overall, it's a decent place to stay at the price you pay - recommend it for Katra visits.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

I stayed in the hotel from 22nd Nov. to 24th Nov. I was Very confused to choose a hotel in Katra, but thanks to trip advisor review & Mr. Sunil [from the Reservation] that i selected Hotel Shree Hari Niwas.We Arrival katra the place is located little off the main road. I have no idea about hotel & service but once experience the hospitality and service of the hotel, I was impressed with the cleanliness in the lobby as well as the room. Food is delicious. Hotel provides free drop and pick-up service to Banganga round the clock.

The staff is very polite and always ready to help.Thanks to all Mr. Anil - GM, Mr. Sunil [from the Reservation] Mr. Rajinder [from the Reception], Mr.Bahadur Singh [from the Security] also Thanks to Kitchen / Restaurant staff.

Hotel Shree Hari Niwas katra is almost perfect in terms of hospitality,

Overall the place is good value for money and worth staying.

I would recommend people to visit this property for true hospitality and customer care.

I would like to visit again......!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Tarang2010
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Again it was on the instance of Traveltrip reviews i opted for this option for my visit to Vaishnodevi on 17th November 2012.I booked the room telephonically by paying a small advance in their bank a/c.Since it was my first visit i requested the hotel authorities to arrange a vehicle for pick up from Jammu and drop back on the next day for which i had to shell Rs2500/-(both way).However i would request all fellow travellers that if comining from Jammu in train it is better to take a cab from the prepaid counter just opposite the station.The charges would be just Rs1750 for the same.Now coming back to our experiance at hotel.We checked in the hotel at around 7.30 am however since the check in was at 12 noon we had over fingers crossed as we would have to sit 12 noon for check in.But to our luck the hotel authorities allowed us to check in before time which was a great option.The breakfast was good with our recoommendation for the Alu Paratha.The hotel arranges a drop to Banganga which is complimentary and subsequent pickup.The rooms are clean and the toilets are hygenic,though these have geysers there was a problem of warm water coming quickly.It is advisable to carry a electric rod to counter this.General thought was Rs2200/- spent for the room was a little bit expensive considering the location.The hotel is a safe bet in terms of safety and undertakes all kind of arrangement for great darshan.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Paresh_Mahale
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Hi,

I recently travelled to Katra for pilgrimage to Vaishno devi shrine. Have been there twice earlier, so was familiar with the place so decided to book hotel after reaching there. This is also one of the best ways to get discounts as during this period there is "off season" and hotels normally offer high discounts.

After checking a few high end hotels, I decided to check out this hotel as it was recommended by my taxi driver. It is located on the main road but inside a small lane so not most easy to locate initially. I was with family therefore wanted a nice room with a clean bathroom.

I was not disappointed on both fronts. In addition, I was offerred a good discount therefore decided to stay here. My room also had a nice view of the mountain. Room was small but neat, bathroom was quite large and had all necessary fittings and hot water.

Best part about the hotel was its courteous staff and excellent food. Room service was always prompt and helpful. We had a small kid thus had specific request for his food, but were never disappointed. Their food was delicious as well as in decent quantity.

We wanted to travel to patnitop (a nearby hillstation) for a day and were looking for transportation. After checking with few operators we took the one offered by our hotel as it was almost the same as the best rate we got from others. Hotel also provided us free transportation to the starting point of the "Darshan".

I would rate my experience at the hotel in the top bracket as I was more than pleased with their service and work attitude for a very reasonable price. Definitely a go if you want to spend few days in Katra.

Room Tip: Rooms on 1st floor are newly furnished thus opt for those
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank call_gaurav
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

We were told by our friend to stay in Sree Hari Niwas in Katra while visiting Vaishnodevi. We talked to Anurag Sharma of Shree Hari Niwas and informed him about our intension to stay on 31 October 2012. Once we reached Jammu Airport, he called up and to find out if we have faced any difficulty. We reached the hotel and checked in with a warm welcome from Anurag. All the people there are very helpful and courteous. Anurag arranged hotel car to drop us near the entrance of the way to the temple which is about 3 Km from the hotel. Anurag told us to give a call to the driver once we return after the darshan. We came down at around 4:00am in the morning and gave a call to the driver. After 12-13Km of walk down from the temple we were completely exhausted and were extremely happy to see that the driver is waiting with the car to pick us up. Finally rooms and toilets are clean and service is good.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank DebBanerjee
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

It was the most difficult task to choose a hotel in Katra, but thanks to tripadvisor review that i selected Hotel Shree Hari Niwas.

The place is located little off the main road so its quiet possible to miss out in the first place, but once you experience the hospitality and service of the hotel, you will never miss it. Katra bus stand is at 5 mins walking distance from the hotel.

The room and bathroom was very clean and well maintained. The hotel ambiance is good. Food is delicious particularly the aloo parathas with curd.

The staff is very polite and always ready to help apart from one person from the reception, unfortunately i don't remember his name.

Bahadur singh from the security, will always be there at the entrance and will definitely make you smile by his politeness.

The only thing which i din like in particular was the food bill which had to be paid every-time you order something. It becomes very inconvenient. I guess it would be good if you could get into settling all the bills together while checking out.

Overall the place is good value for money and worth staying.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank viator_iter
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

We were 5 members, so booked a family suite. It was quite spacious and well cleaned. Hotel staff is very helpful. Room service is also quick. Enjoyed my stay there. Would certainly recommend. Food was average. Overall value for money.

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1  Thank oyogesh
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Address: Opp ICICI Bank, Katra 182301, India
Location: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Jammu > Reasi District > Katra
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #6 of 65 Hotels in Katra
Price Range: $15 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Shree Hari Niwas 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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