The India Benares

The India Benares

Mint Road Subroto Chowk, Opposite Airforce Station, Varanasi 221002 India
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4.5
#23 of 225 hotels in Varanasi
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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The India Benares is a luxurious hotel for the discerning traveler. Perfectly located in the heart of the holy city of Varanasi, the hotel offers plush amenities and fabulous service.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Nightclub / DJ
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Concierge
Valet parking
Wifi
Paid internet
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Currency exchange
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Whirlpool bathtub
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Dining area
Housekeeping
Room service
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Hindi, Tamil and 2 more

Location

Mint Road Subroto Chowk, Opposite Airforce Station, Varanasi 221002 India
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 60 out of 100
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Varanasi Airport
18.2 km
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Manipushpak Dey wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at The India Benaras for 3 nights in Dec'19 with my family.Booked 2 rooms for our stay. The rooms are very good & clean, really spacious and well decorated. Bathrooms are well maintained. We stayed in rooms that had roadside views. Really liked the innovative seating arrangement made for viewing from room's balcony. In room services were quick. The location of the hotel is among the best in Varanasi.The overall stay was good.
However there are definitely areas that needs hotel management's attention which are listed below considering the hotel being a 3.5 star rated hotel.

1. The rooms need better bright lights as at night it is very tough for someone to read anything with the existing lights.
2. Have noticed that if you request for RO waters, it is served in used plastic bottles of different brands . I would advise hotel management to introduce jugs/bottles made of glass since usage of plastic bottles is not at all advisable.
3. Though I personally liked the buffet breakfast however I feel there are areas to improve like varieties on day to day items.
4. Hot water in bathrooms should be available 24 hrs. during winter.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sushil T, General Manager at The India Benares
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Greetings from The India Benares !!!! Thank you for your valuable feedback, our endeavor at The hotel is to provide best-in class service to our guests and we are glad to learn that we lived up to your expectations. We are looking forward to welcome you back whenever you are in Varanasi, India
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Bhusan wrote a review Apr 2022
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the opportunity to visit india Benaras in April. The hotel was nice clean high standards of hygiene and great care were given to us for the 3 beautiful days we spent in Varanasi

Rt. From welcoming us at the gate by the extremely polite reception staff who made the process smooth for check in , and the other gentleman whom was so proffesional .
Room had provision both for fan and Aircon, which added to the comfort level with the taking tempbw nt and day.
Room service was prompt fast and quite good.
Food quality though vegetarian was very freshly done, and good range from continental to Indian. The staff were so polite.....I was recommended stay in beautiful hotel
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sushil Tiwari, Revenue Management at The India Benares
Responded 21 Apr 2022
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for staying at The India Benares , Varanasi !! We appreciate spending your quality time to share your feedback online and we are delighted that your stay & experience with us was memorable. Your positive feedback is a great source of motivation for us as we try to achieve even higher standards of service. We look forward to welcoming you back to The India Benares , Varanasi , where possibilities are endless and we assure you of our best services and undivided attention at all times. Warm Regards
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Rajalaxmi Ramanan wrote a review Jan 2020
New Delhi, India17 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The infrastructure of the hotel is nothing less than a 5 star Hotel. Breakfast Buffet spread is really good with 2 options in Non Veg (Sausages and boiled eggs). Rooms are really Huge. Staff is very helpful and courteous.
Two drawbacks : 1. Food is little expensive as compared to the taste which was above Avg. I ordered Gobhi Adraki and Roti. Breakfast Buffet is better than the Ala Carte items. 2. Lot of Hairs on the Bed but when informed the staff made the bed again with 5 Minutes.
Staff was very helpful !!
Overall Good stay !!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Sushil T, General Manager at The India Benares
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear guest, Greetings from The India Benares !!! Thank you for your valuable feedback, our endeavor at The hotel is to provide best-in class service to our guests and we are glad to learn that we lived up to your expectations. We are looking forward to welcome you back whenever you are in Varanasi, India
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Abhishek Rai wrote a review Feb 2023
Allahabad, India85 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been there last year in 2021 that time we have booked 3 rooms. On the basis of that experience we booked again, but this time we had different experience. Room was very shabby, our room no was 3007, it was a very dark room, and a very bad smell was coming from the exhaust of the bathroom. We complained and requested to change the room but they were like we don't have any other room now. For food order there were at least more then 6 options in salads menu, so I tried to give order but we came to know that chef is not there and they can give only green salad, green salad was having maximum of onions and costing more then 250 rs. Food is really very costly and it's not as delicious as per Varanasi standard. Fried rice and Manchurian cost was more than 750 Rs. They have old Mitasi Brands TV in the room not a single good channel was subscribed by the hotel.
Overall we have decided to never book a room again in this Hotel. In 6000 Rs any body can get the best experience. This hotel is very expensive and not worth the money.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: It's better to see the rooms first, I guess the front side room may be well ventilated and have...
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Response from The India Benares, General Manager at The India Benares
Responded 5 Mar 2023
Dear guest Greetings from The India Benares !!! Thank you for sharing your feedback on this forum. I am really disheartened to read your feedback but on The other Side it gives my team and me a chance to perform better to meet our guests expectations which we could not do for you. Apologies for not able to meet up with your expectations. We have identified a training need in few our staff members who have joined us recently. Please treat this incident in isolation and give us another opportunity to serve you.
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Anand1351 wrote a review Nov 2023
Singapore, Singapore3,673 contributions2,136 helpful votes
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were probably given the worst hotel room 1210 I believe, no window and minimal lights - felt like all moon light and there was no light at entrance where there was a room for storage, flawed design.
The hotel does not have a wheelchair lol - when asked for it we were told we have it but it broken.
The guy at reception was grumpy and had never heard H for hospitality lol.
Apart from damp room and horrible lighting it was fine, somehow functional hotel.

Also beware of the cloth shop inside the hotel, I needed a lower in emergency as I ran out of clothes and the guy sold me 50 rupee lower ( cheapest possible quality) for Rs 400.

Breakfast was just ok, overall not worth a cent, better to look for alternative , saw few good ones nearby in same lane.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sushil Tiwari, Revenue Management at The India Benares
Responded 1 Dec 2023
Dear guest, Greetings from The India Benares !!! Thank you for sharing your feedback on this forum. I am really disheartened to read your feedback but on The other Side it gives my team and me a chance to perform better to meet our guests expectations which we could not do for you. Apologies for not able to meet up with your expectations. We have identified a training need in few our staff members who have joined us recently. Please treat this incident in isolation and give us another opportunity to serve you.
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Kevin C wrote a review Jan 2020
Suffolk, United Kingdom66 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had booked a 2 night tour with Tour Varanasi and chose this hotel as it was mid-range, and figured that we wouldn't be spending too much time there, so it wouldn't really matter too much about the quality. Luckily for us, it turned out to be a very good hotel, just outside of the main town and away from the worst of the smog and noise. The staff were efficient and friendly and our room was clean, of a decent size and had everything we needed. We ate here on the first night, in the bar that is next door, but still attached to the hotel - a decent bar with friendly waiters and good food at reasonable prices. Recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sushil T, General Manager at The India Benares
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Greetings from The India Benares !!!! Thank you for your valuable feedback, our endeavor at The hotel is to provide best-in class service to our guests and we are glad to learn that we lived up to your expectations. We are looking forward to welcome you back whenever you are in Varanasi, India
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praveen wrote a review Apr 2022
Dehradun, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s was a great experience. Excellent service nice atmosphere and very polite staff.
Lots of small things add up to the best imaginable hotel stay. A glass of juice for the late arrival after a
very long drive. Someone in the elevator lobby to make sure the key card-operated elevator experience
works smoothly. Advice on less expensive alternatives to the hotel's valet parking. Never making you feel
like you're asking for too much, and dealing with complaints rapidly and thoroughly. Looking really glad to
see us. And of course the goldish.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sushil Tiwari, Revenue Management at The India Benares
Responded 21 Apr 2022
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for staying at The India Benares , Varanasi !! We appreciate spending your quality time to share your feedback online and we are delighted that your stay & experience with us was memorable. Your positive feedback is a great source of motivation for us as we try to achieve even higher standards of service. We look forward to welcoming you back to The India Benares , Varanasi , where possibilities are endless and we assure you of our best services and undivided attention at all times. Warm Regards
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Syed Amaan wrote a review Jan 2021
Varanasi, India2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dear Mr MD,

I would like to inform you regarding the rude behaviour of your manager Mr. Samantha.
Incident:
There is no colors tv subscribe in my room tv. Have ask him to pls get it done as i want to see something on colors tv but this guy Mr. Samantha was very rude and telling me it's not possible and not ready to listen anything. It is the matter of Rs.19 have ask them take it from me but he bluntly replied not possible but seriously in hospitality industry I haven't seen hospitality in your Employee.
I am regular customer of yours and coming to your hotel on monthly basis but if you wish to loose your regular customer it is upto you.

Loading monthly business Vs Rs.19 think about it.

I think I need to switch my hotel if your are not putting your customers first.

Sorry to say but very disappointed.

Amaan Zaidi
8802290586
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Sushil Tiwari, Revenue Management at The India Benares
Responded 25 Feb 2024
Dear guest, Greetings from The India Benares !!! Thank you for sharing your feedback on this forum. I am really disheartened to read your feedback but on The other Side it gives my team and me a chance to perform better to meet our guests expectations which we could not do for you. Apologies for not able to meet up with your expectations. We have identified a training need in few our staff members who have joined us recently. Please treat this incident in isolation and give us another opportunity to serve you.
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Andy wrote a review Oct 2023
41 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The locations is good. 25km from airport but u reach in half hour. The rooms were pretty posh. Paid 5k per night per room. Staff was extremely courteous. Loved the stay. Food was very tasty though a tad expensive. Lunch and dinner cost us 2.5k each for veegtarian food for two adults and two senior citizens. The complimentary breakfast spread was sumptuous and tasty.
All in all highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Nothing particular about the hotel. But if u want banarasi sari u hav loads of shops near the...
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Response from Sushil Tiwari, Revenue Management at The India Benares
Responded 1 Dec 2023
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for staying at The India Benares , Varanasi !! We appreciate spending your quality time to share your feedback online and we are delighted that your stay & experience with us was memorable. Your positive feedback is a great source of motivation for us as we try to achieve even higher standards of service. We look forward to welcoming you back to The India Benares , Varanasi , where possibilities are endless and we assure you of our best services and undivided attention at all times. Warm Regards
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Himani G wrote a review Mar 2024
Noida, India28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oasis in the middle of Benares

The hotel is located in Cantt area which is very near to railway station. There is ample parking too .
We got early check in and good hospitality . The rooms are spacious and all amenities are available . There is a lift for easy access.

We could easily get taxi , auto or e rickshaw for sightseeing and travel within the city .
The breakfast was a good spread . And food was very delicious .

we did not take dine in services but the room service food seemed on the higher side charges .
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sushil Tiwari, Revenue Management at The India Benares
Responded 3 Apr 2024
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for staying at The India Benares , Varanasi !! We appreciate spending your quality time to share your feedback online and we are delighted that your stay & experience with us was memorable. Your positive feedback is a great source of motivation for us as we try to achieve even higher standards of service. We look forward to welcoming you back to The India Benares , Varanasi , where possibilities are endless and we assure you of our best services and undivided attention at all times. Warm Regards
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priummondal asked a question Jul 2018
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1 contribution1 helpful vote
Very nice hotel
Pankaj M wrote a tip Apr 2024
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want your peace of mind then ignore this hotel at all cost. They are not up to the mark, rooms service issue, parking issue."
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Odyssey62528354831 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be relaxed. Rest will be taken care of by people and team "
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Dream38644543797 wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No"
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Trek60067329405 wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"You must have gym in your property "
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Ghanshyam I wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very good "
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PRICE RANGE
₹4,752 - ₹5,836 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaUttar PradeshVaranasi DistrictVaranasi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about The India Benares
Which popular attractions are close to The India Benares?
Nearby attractions include See City Destination private Limited (0.10 km), Travel Zone Varanasi (0.1 km), and Ganges Travels (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The India Benares?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The India Benares?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The India Benares?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The India Benares?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The India Benares?
Conveniently located restaurants include India Family Restaurant, Varuna Restaurant, and Holy Chopsticks.
Does The India Benares have airport transportation?
Yes, The India Benares offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The India Benares?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The India Benares offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The India Benares?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Dutch, Vietnamese, Tamil, and Urdu.
Are there any historical sites close to The India Benares?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Statue of Standing Buddha (7.4 km), Batuk Bhairav Mandir (3.3 km), and Chet Singh Ghat (4.6 km).
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