We stayed at Buddha Hotel for three days in March, 2013 to visit Allahabad for Maha Kumbh Mela on Maha Siva Ratri Day. We contacted hotel by email and Ms. Pooja Sharma reserved the room after we deposited advance. Mr. Manish, and Mr. Neeraj of Balaji Travels arranged taxi service for airport pickup, drop, guide (Mr. Gopal) and driver (Pintu) for visiting Kumbh Mela, Sarnath and Varanasi. The travel service is punctual, guide helped us in darshan at Kashi Viswanath temple and the same driver drove us around during our three day stay.
Hotel Buddha has given us a family room for our family of four, the room is neat, toilet is clean with daily room service and an extra bed. The room tariff is reasonable for family room with four guests, as many hotels do not offer a big room for a family of four. The hotel is in the middle of town, you can manage with rikshaws and autos to move around the city.
There is a restaurant, but food is costly, service takes time. Coffee did not taste well. There is an unpleasant drainage pipe visible in the toilet. Hot water comes for two hours - once in the morning and once in the night. There is no lift. Wi-Fi, A/C and TV worked well. You can expect to see foreigners staying at the hotel.
Our stay was peaceful and pleasant and I highly recommend Hotel Buddha for families visiting Varanasi.
Be prepared to face the nightmarish roads and traffic of Varanasi and the labyrinth of narrowest lanes around Kashi Vishwanath temple! Be aware of Pujaris in Varanasi who fleece you. There was power failure, but the Hotel has generator, but no A/C on generator.
Hotel Buddha is definitely a good choice for families visiting Varanasi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Varanasi, the hotel offers variety of luxurious rooms and suites for a comfortable stay. We serve a range of cuisine and provide our guests with an exclusive travel desk to design exciting tour plans. The facilities and quality of service we deliver makes us an equivalent to a 3 star hotel! ... more less
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