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Hotel Buddha
Ranked #14 of 73 Hotels in Varanasi
Certificate of Excellence
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good place with scope for improvement”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

I stayed with my family at Hotel Buddha for about a week (10th Oct '13 - 18th Oct'13). The hotel has spacious clean rooms with great service from the staff. Their is 24 hours generator back up and proper water supply.
The only concern is the food.
The breakfast provided as complementary is not quite upto the mark. There is no fix menu. Some days you have to order and on other days there is a buffet. The options to choose from is very limited.
The food on the menu is pretty expensive. An egg curry for 150 rs is really unacceptable.
Also, it would be great if the hotel can provide their guests with some information ina structured format regarding places to visit etc.

So its a good place to spend in Varanasi but there is definitely room for improvement


S. Banerjee,
Kolkata

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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HotelBuddhaVaranasi, Manager at Hotel Buddha, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Dear suvap,

Many thanks for your valuable input. We are glad to note that most of our offerings lived upto your expectations. Having said this, we have also noted down your concern in regards to the breakfast, restaurant and travel's feedback..We are also glad to know that you liked rooms, facilities, food quality and staff behavior.

Thank you again for staying with us and sparing your time in sharing your experience. We greatly value your patronage and hope we can persuade you to return to us.

Namaste,
Hotel Buddha Team
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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Excellent HOTEL, good staff and helpful Raju. Our 8 day stay would not have been better with out active participation of RAJU. The team is excellent, they guide very well and take that extra "Athithi Devo Bhava" (Customer is the most important person in the Hotel) service to help us. We checked in on 4th October and went to Allahabad for Sangam visit.

Next day(Saturday) we went to visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Ganga Aarti.

We took tickets for Monday Morning 3.00 AM aarti in the TEMPLE and also took the tickets for ABHISHEK which was after Aarti. This is a BIG advantage when you have people to take care and tell you what all is needed.

On Sunday we went to Gaya and Bodh Gaya, wonderful Car Journey, saw all the possible things and returned to have enough sleep before we woke up for Monday morning Aarti.

We had many places to visit and all that was arranged well by EVER HELPFUL RAJU who always talks to every customer and guides them well.

One good FEATURE of staying in Buddha is that SRI ANNAPOORNA RESTAURANT is just walking distance and it is a VEG with South-Indian food at all times. You can have Dosa for lunch or even in Dinner. Great treat for South Indians who are vegetarians and like to eat Light food in the nights.

In all we had a GREAT visit, would love to get back to HOTEL BUDDHA soon.

Hope this has been helpful to Customers, really you will enjoy being there in the HOLY CITY, the hotel really makes the difference.

Surrounded by ATMs, Doctors, Shopping and some of the best Staff who always take extra care of the customers.

Good job done, Keep it up... Hotel Buddha is the RIGHT CHOICE

Room Tip: Rooms on First Floor are good .... Room 256 I would like to get there ... stayed from Oct 4 to Oct 1...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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HotelBuddhaVaranasi, Manager at Hotel Buddha, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Dear ShivaBalivada,

Thank you for articulating the experience you had during your recent stay at our hotel. We believe in “Athithi Devo Bhava” and we are glad to see we succeed to make the difference in your stay.

Located in proximity to all the tourist attractions, Hotel Buddha is a popular accommodation option among all travelers. At our hotel, we complement our convenient location. It is nice to know that you were impressed with all facilities and services, travels, food, rooms everything you brought up. The appreciation for our associates has been communicated to them and we are glad to you went back with pleasant memories of your stay with is.

We strive to provide every guest with a comfortable stay and we hope you would soon give us another opportunity to serve you with a remarkable stay experience.

Namaste,
Hotel Buddha Team
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

This place was wonderful - so very accommodating. They were more than happy to do whatever we asked for - more toilet paper, no problem. Lunch in our room, no problem. And the food in the hotel is alone SO worth staying here. Don't get the European fare, as the Indian food is way too good to pass up.

The room was fairly spacious with air conditioning and a good flush toilet (can be hard to come by in these here parts). The rolls of toilet paper are small (this is throughout Varnasi - not just at the hotel), so make sure you ask for more. The shower is a bit interesting: there is no enclosure around it, so they whole bathroom gets pretty soggy. Bring flip flops (which you should have already for India). The bed was very hard which is wonderful as it totally fixed my back from a previously too-soft bed. Oh, and if you are a night-shower-type, ask them to turn on the hot water. They will call your room when it's hot and ready. The power goes out frequently in Varnasi, so a flashlight on your cell phone is very useful (it's never out for more than 2 minutes). And the wifi is surprisingly fast and stable, considering how it's installed. You'll see what I mean!

Did I mention the people and the food were WONDERFUL?

It's not like a W and it's not a hostel (by any stretch), this is a happy medium which I think captured the flavor of Varanasi. It's off the beaten path enough to sleep soundly, but close enough to everything else to get run over. They did a really nice job here!

Room Tip: There are rooms with balconies - I don't know if they're better or worse than our inside roo...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelBuddhaVaranasi, Manager at Hotel Buddha, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Dear gillicanty,

Thank you very much for taking the time to detailed review your experience with us. It is our earnest endeavor to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable experience and we are glad to know you had a wonderful stay with us and we are excited to hear how much you enjoyed your overall stay with us.

We greatly value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you again.

Namaste,
Hotel Buddha Team
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Silchar, Assam, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

It was a very pleasant stay at Hotel Buddha when I traveled with my family to Varanasi during last week of September 2013. I really found the people in the reception as well as the room service very cooperative and helpful. We needed to go to Gaya for two days and it was the generosity of the hotel personals that we were allowed to keep our baggage in their luggage room and check-out and then checking-in the very next-day again. I'm thankful to them for taking care of our luggage. In one sentence, it was a wonderful stay at Hotel Buddha with my family with complete satisfaction.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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HotelBuddhaVaranasi, Manager at Hotel Buddha, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Dear arup71,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you found our team to be friendly, helpful and we are excited to hear how much you enjoyed your overall stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Namaste,
Hotel Buddha Team
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Kolkata
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

It is a verry good experiance to stay in hotel buddha.staffs of the hotel r really verry helpful.I have stay there with my mom and dad, they also feel verry comfortable.rooms are clean and well decorated and same good as pictures given by the management.AC is working welly.even in the time of powr cut in night they provide generator support .
Overall nice stay.warm hospitality. I suggest my frieds to stay in this hotel if they want to make a trip of varanasi with a comfortable stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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HotelBuddhaVaranasi, Manager at Hotel Buddha, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Dear DORA_MUKHEJEE,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review that you had provided to us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and will recommend to the friends also.
We do hope that you had a restful break with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Namaste,
Hotel Buddha Team
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

The hotel has friendly staff and clean rooms. The food served was tasty but the menu was very limited. The hotel made good arrangements for my travel and we had a great experience visiting the city specially the sunrise at river Ganga. The hotel and is not too far from the ghats Rooms are clean and quiet Will be visiting here next time!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank Shefali07
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HotelBuddhaVaranasi, Manager at Hotel Buddha, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you for your feedback ma'am. We would love to welcome you next time!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

Hotel Buddha is one of the better looking hotels in Varanassi before you start to pay big money such as Taj and Raddison prices. When we arrived there was a lot of building work going on and it wasn't a wise decision to put us in a room directly under where the work was being done. We asked to change rooms which was accommodated and our new room was much quieter and we given a small discount in compensation which we appreciated. Our room was clean but quite dated and reminded me of an eastern European style room. There was some new rooms being fitted out though which looked more modern. The hotel was about a fifteen minute walk to the gats and the river which was just fine for us. The staff were friendly and helpful although sometimes tried a little to hard to persuade you to eat in their resteraunt. We give it a go and to be Honest it wasn't great, it's never a good sign when the staff who waits on you is also the chef. I echo other reviewers that the staff really do need a uniform. Some of the builders didn't seem very friendly but I guess that's not the hotels fault. All in all the hotel needs a face lift,especially the reception and eating areas but generally it was an ok stay in varanasi.

Room Tip: Try and stay in the newly refurbished rooms on the second floor.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelBuddhaVaranasi, Manager at Hotel Buddha, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Thank you for your feedback & comments.Apologize for the inconvenience caused due to the renovation work. We appreciate your comments that you had provided for us during your stay and rest assured that we have done our best to improve our services since your last stay with us.

We wish to welcome you on your next visit in Varanasi.

Namaste,
Hotel Buddha Team
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Property: Hotel Buddha
Address: C-26/35 Ramkatora Lahurabir | Near Lahurabir Crossing, Behind Lahurabir Petrol Pump, Varanasi 221001, India
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Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 73 Hotels in Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Buddha 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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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