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“View and location are top drawer”
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Hotel Indus
Ranked #63 of 98 Hotels in Amritsar
Reviewed January 6, 2013

As you will probably have realised, the view from the roof and the location of the hotel about 20m from the walkway to the main entrance to the Golden Temple are the main reasons to stay here. Indeed, they were the main factors for me, and so I was quite willing to overlook other shortcomings. The proximity means it's no problem to drop into the temple any time you like, and I'd highly recommend going at night when it's quieter and has a special charm.

First up, I found the staff to be extremely helpful and friendly. They were more than happy to help with any requests that I had, and helped make up for some of the hotels downsides. For example, there was no towel in the room, but one was brought up speedily with a quick call; there's a spotlight that shines up onto the front of the hotel at night and illuminates the rooms, but they obliged and turned it off when I requested this on both nights I was there.

The view from the roof looks to be the best in town, and I had chaay up there first thing each morning and last thing at night. I plumped for the middle quality room, and I'm happy that I didn't really bother with the temple view rooms as I'm not going to spend much time looking at it from there when you can go to the roof and get a better view. The room itself was decent enough, not exactly in pristine condition, but it did the job and the bed was very comfortable. Bedding was nice and warm too, which is a must in mid-Winter.

Major problems for me would be - paper thin walls combined with a central air-con system which means you can hear everything in adjoining rooms (I think the latter is the major culprit), and the fact that there was no hot water on my first morning.

If you value pure comfort and luxury above the location/view factors, then you may be best off looking elsewhere. However, if proximity to the temple and good views are a big pull for you, give this place serious consideration.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

We stayed there just for one night and for one reason. The hotel is walking distance from the Golden Temple, also we booked the deluxe room with a view and that alone is worth your money. The rooms are on the plain side, but hey are ok and you get what you need, there's a tv, mini fridge, ceiling fan and A-C and an ok but bit small bathroom. Don't expect luxury, you get what you pay for, but nothing can beat the location and the view.
The staff goes out of their way to help you with anything, from directions to booking cars on busy days for long trips. It's a great value hotel, for a night or two.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

I ve been travelling to Amritsar every 4-5 months over the last 4 years and I always prefer to make sure that I stay at Hotel Indus. The biggest advantage of the hotel is that it is at a walking distance from the Golden Temple and Jalian Wala Bagh. The rooms are really comfortable and the hotel staff is really friendly. I have always checked out late and they never asked me for extra. The rooftop restaurant is really awesome with a wonderful view to the golden temple. I would be more than happy to recommend Hotel Indus to all my friends and family

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

A friend and I travelled to Amritsar for one night and stayed at the Hotel Indus - it was fantastic! It's right next to the Golden Temple (one minute walk across the road), plus has a rooftop that overlooks the whole area (you can also get rooms that look over the temple). The room was clean and tidy, and although it was fairly small we didn't need anything larger; the bed was the comfiest bed I've ever slept in, and the bathroom was clean and nice, with hot water. Towels were also available in the room, plus soap. My only complaint about this hotel was that though they have a restaurant and serve breakfast (up on the rooftop), it doesn't open until 9am so we had breakfast elsewhere. This was fine though and wasn't a problem. There's also no wifi available, though the computer at reception is available if needed. Overall we had an excellent stay here and would definitely recommend it.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on one of the higher floors, and overlooking the Golden Temple.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Jessica B
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

The rooms are excellent. Step up to the roof and you can get an exquisite view of the Golden Temple, Amritsar. Just walkable distance from the temple. Staff very co-operative. However, didn't try out the food......there are some fantastic joints with mouth watering dishes in Amritsar...tried them......Will never forget the food at those restaurants.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

I went there upon recommendations that the view is superb..
and yes...the view from the top floor is very nice...but the standard rooms have NO WINDOWS..!!!

the delux are a little better..but not so much...

i recommend you stay anywhere, and only come here for a tea masala at the top floor

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Monir_Shazly
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

choose this hotel only for the location (2minutes from the main entrance of golden temple) and for an unforgettable view fro the rooftop, which has also a restaurant (very very fair food..)

i took the luxury deluxe room (2000rs a night) which was nice and clean, with a direct view to the golden temple, but window was a little bit dirty so...i would have chose a different one, you get the view from the rooftop

staff is friendly and very nice, and they can organize taxi for the ceremony border and visit to the temples.

for foreigners, don't worry about arriving early to the ceremony border: you get VIP seats just because you're foreigner, no need to rush.

Room Tip: room 303 has direct view on temple
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Indus

Address: 211/3 Car Parking Road | Opp. Golden Temple, Galiara, Amritsar 143001, India
Location: India > Punjab > Amritsar District > Amritsar
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 98 Hotels in Amritsar
Price Range: $23 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Indus 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Central Air-conditioned. 24 hours running hot & cold water, 1 minute walking distance from Golden Temple. Complimentary tea & coffee sachets in the rooms. Duvets in all the rooms. Lift facility available, even to terrace. Airport railway transfer facility available (charges extra). Direct dialing telephone from all the rooms. Online internet facility in all the rooms. ... more   less 
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