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“Clean, near the station and good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel City Inn

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Hotel City Inn
Ranked #142 of 206 Varanasi B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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“Clean, near the station and good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

I spent a few days in Varanasi, firstly beside the river but as the weather was cold moved into the City Inn. Not been near the ghats was a minus, however the biryani was the best I have had and the rooms were clean. There was some work going on out the front but it did not bother me

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

I'm surprised the ratings for this hotel are so low. It's a very basic, tourist-class hotel but has a decent restaurant and is reasonably clean and well-decorated. Probably the train station-facing location works against it, but we didn't face any problems with noise.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed here after an overnight train with G Adventures so we were a bit tired and also recovering from some bad water a couple of days before so we wanted to rest. Varanasi itself is not the place to rest as it is very noisy, busy, smelly, etc. as well as being an amazing spiritual place that is a must when visiting India. They were doing renovations on the floor above us so we could not sleep during the afternoon when we tried. The restaurant offered a good selection of food and the lobby was a good place to hang out to get away from the noise in the room. The hotel itself is a bit off the beaten track- some distance from the river where all of the action is, although you can get there quite easily by tuktuk if you have nerves of steel!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

I also stayed here with a G Adventure holiday and had a room at the back and was not affected by the noise from the station and streets. We arrived after a journey on an overnight train and I welcomed the fact thst it was close to the station. The room was comfortable and the lobby was a good meeting place. I ate in the restaurant on 3 occasions and enjoyed the meals.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for two nights on a G Adventures tour. The hotel is located directly across from the train station which makes it a bit noisy - nothing ear plugs cannot fix. It is about a 20 minute auto rickshaw from the ghats. The infrastructure of the hotel is ok, the staff is not. The front desk was unhelpful and even hung up on me when I called for wifi because they did not understand what I was asking for. The staff do not speak much English. Internet is 150 INR for 2 hours. The restaurant staff are awful. Totally unfriendly. Even took pictures of our group members for their website without permission. The food was not good and overpriced. Had to send back room service because did not receive what we ordered. Even with the do not disturb sign on and our dishes in the hallway, staff came knocking at 11:15pm to collect our dishes. Not a lot of hot water here for showering. Staff barged in repeatedly to the room of 2 of our female tour members who were ill. This place is a real must not.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

We can't recommend staying at this hotel. We stayed here one night only and it was a Very unpleasant stay.
The staff doesn't know about "serviceminded".
We arrived 2:30 am and when they asked us to pay, they only accepted cash. Since we just arrived from Nepal we didn't have enough INR to pay cash. Their suggestion was that we could "get some sleep" and pay at 7 am instead or to go out in the night and find an ATM.
At the night they Said that Breakfast was included, but when we finished the poor breakfast we had to pay extra 700 INR.
Wifi fee 300 INR for 24 hour
Roomservice and other costs, payed while ordered.
Very disgruntled.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

A good modern hotel, close to the railway station. The rooms are clean. There is a restaurant which serves good food at reasonable prices. It is difficult to get lost in Varanasi as everyone knows the railway station and the hotel is just across the road.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel City Inn
Address: S 21/116 L-14 | Opp Cantt Railway Station, Varanasi 221002, India
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Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #142 of 206 B&Bs / Inns in Varanasi
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel City Inn 3*
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