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“Tranquil hotel, perfect location”
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Hotel Kailas
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ellora
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
“Tranquil hotel, perfect location”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Located mere steps away from the Ellora Caves, this hotel is ideally situated for experiencing the great beauty of this historic site. Modest but elegant, with stunning views of the caves themselves, and efficiently run with a helpful and kind staff -- my husband and I had a great experience at Hotel Kailas and would recommend it to anyone traveling to this region.

Also highly recommended is M. Taqui from Capital Travels (taquihussain92@yahoo.com.in) as a driver and guide to the area. He escorted us from Aurangabad to Ellora, and then to Ajanta, and was all of knowledgeable, kind and extremely helpful.

Room Tip: At request and a slightly higher rate, one can get a room with a view of the caves.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Located right next to Ellora Caves - made our visit to the Caves that much more enjoyable. We visited caves in AM, went back for a rest and enjoyed the Jain Caves in late afternoon.

Rooms are basic but clean and pleasant. General ambiance and grounds are delightful. Needed a third bed for our daughter - bed was very hard. Staff were friendly and attentive. Restaurant food was okay but service was very good. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Delhi
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Sunil and Surekha Shah are running a great show and make it sensible for travelers to spend a night here rather than go back to Aurangabad. Do it. You won't regret it. Food is just OK but there is more variety just outside.

Room Tip: Pick Cottage No. 1 or 4 - both are Cave facing
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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adelaide, australia
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Recently I had a chance to stay with Hotel Kailas Ellora with family. Location is great, you can't get any closer to Ellora caves, Daulatabad Fort and Ghrishneshwar temple is in easy reach.
Nice views of caves from room itself.
Hotel is well maintained, clean and tidy; something you would notice as you walk in.
Staff are welcoming, genuinely hospitable.
Food is great, menu offers decent variety and options.
Although, food prices are little on higher side but considering the remoteness of the location and availability, one can ignore it.
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay; cleanliness, great food, excellent service are selling points of Hotel Kailas.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Stayed in a non-AC room for two nights. Was very glad not to have to drive to Aurangabad after a day at Ellora. Room was basic but clean- bathroom had some maintenance needs (exposed wires and broken switch). Hot water, towels, toilet paper etc. were provided. Restaurant food was decent- one could order at restaurant and get breakfast served in the lawn as well. Sitting in the lawn (with cave view) in the early morning and evening was great with the pleasant November weather.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Been to this hotel with my wife during ajintha-ellora cave trip. You cant get closer accommodation than this near ellora caves. Rooms are quite good but food sucks most of times. try to avoid having meals here.

You can get better food at 1-2kms drive towards khuldabad where you can fine some restaurants & shops.

Well if you are big South Indian coffee fan, try a place right opposite kailas hotel which also serves typical south Indian food like Idali, dosa & uttappa.

Dont remember the name but its 5 letter name & you cant miss it.

have fun...

Room Tip: 1st 2 rooms facing Cave are in good condition with garden in front of it.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bhubaneswar, India
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

In a drive to visit 3 Jyotirlingas of Maharastra region ,we wanted to stay a night near Ghrishneswar or Ellora . We chose hotel Kailash for that night. It is nearer to Ellora caves . One can watch cave views from the garden area. We enjoyed that evening watching the nature , caves and tea in the garden area after Darhsan . As it is situated in a eco friendly area we reminded the staffs to provide mosquito repellent . Hot water arrangement was there(solar heater). I enquired about the cool climate , they said it is like this throughout the year .I don’t know how far they are correct , but AC not necessarily required .Walking distance from Ellora caves and Ghrishneswar temple also a few kms away . There was a restaurant and a great collection of mountain products ranging from rare stones to beehives . I can say that it was perfect according to our planning.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Kailas
Address: Ellora Caves | Auragabad District, Ellora 431102, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Aurangabad District > Ellora
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ellora
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Number of rooms: 36
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