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10 Gangapuri Near Laxmi Cinema, Mehmoorganj, Varanasi 221010 India
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#4 of 356 Speciality lodging in Varanasi
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Aashray is in the heart of city, yet away from crowd. It's in a colony, but the main road linking the entire city is less than 100 meters away. Railway or bus station, temples, Ghats, shopping centers, mall, craft centers, restaurants, boats, hospitals and eatables, are all available within the radius of three kilometers of the house. Your Hosts: The Kapurs, are mixture of traditional and modern values. Mr Kapur, although a chartered accountant by profession is an avid reader of Hindi literature and devotes a lot of his time in keeping alive the beautiful culture of Varanasi. Mrs Kapur, with a graduation in Indian Classical music, is known more for her warmth and the magic she creates with the Indian veggies (you might almost forget your meats and fish for a while)! They have not forgotten their traditional customs and values but at the same time modern customs and values have been accepted whole-heartedly. Thanks to their interest in Yoga, history of India, local culture and traditions, they are able to share a lot and invite you to be a part of their lives for the moments that you are with them!
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Meera K wrote a review 14 Apr
Chennai, India6 contributions2 helpful votes
This is in a residential locality , quiet and peaceful .Clean and pleasant rooms ( one was a bit congested and one bathroom a bit smelly)one common balcony overlooking a pretty park visited by lovely local birds and a few monkeys. If you don’t mind walking a lot or spending on autos it’s nice to stay here. Mr and Mrs Kapur are very friendly and knowledgable people and extremely hospitable . Mr Kapur can give perfect tips on sightseeing and it’s good to follow his advice on what to see and where to eat .The food made by Mrs Kapur is extraordinary and everything is homemade. However it turned out to be quite expensive for us since we only wanted very simple food and for just two meals we ended up paying a lot. It’s best to eat your meals outside unless you’re willing to pay more. But if planned well you can enjoy Mrs Kapur’s meals . Overall a very pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Sue D wrote a review Feb 2020
Byron Bay, Australia1 contribution
I highly recommend staying with Mr and Mrs Kapur....., Kamal and Manju in their peaceful sanctuary right in the mix of the bustling Varanasi life. I truly felt welcomed in this lovely home and their generous hospitality included delicious vegetarian dishes for breakfast, a willing sharing of local points of interest and what to expect price wise etc and lengthy and informative discussions on history and religion of the Hindu culture. Equally, I was given all the privacy I needed and spent many hours wandering alone in the fascinating lanes and markets starting right from their front door down the 3.5 kms to the main ghat and beyond. A rich, rewarding and wonderful experience. Thank you
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Kamal Kapur, General Manager at Aashray
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Thanks Sue for such nice words used for us. We both miss your presence,
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Sunaina G wrote a review Feb 2020
India5 contributions
Traveled alone on an official trip to Varanasi for 1 day. Highlights of Aashray: 1. Cleanliness: room, bathroom, linen etc. 2. Extremely warm hosts 3. Great fresh and healthy food in all meals by Mrs. Kapoor. 4. Mrs. Kapoor was kind enough to give me company till late while I ate dinner. She even shared her recipes which I tried at home for family. 5. Mr. Kapoor knows all the famous local foods and joints in Banaras Low point: Flow/speed of water in taps and jet is very slow. While I or my parents would be ok using a clean mug and bucket for taking bath, but for men and children in the family, a high power shower is a basic requirement.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Priyamvada S wrote a review Jan 2020
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I stayed at Aashrey for four nights with my husband and 4 year old daughter and I must tell that it was one of the warmest and most welcoming place we have ever stayed in. We were welcomed by Mrs and Mr Kapoor with garlands and taken to our room. The room was beautifully done with clean bathroom. The bedding was just so comfortable and the surroundings are quite for a good night's sleep. Mrs and Mr Kapoor are just so gracious guests. we had such interesting conversations with them. Mrs Kapoor is so motherly and makes the most delicious food and serves wholeheartedly. It was our best decision to stay there during our trip to Varanasi as we were with our little child. The hosts took that into consideration and always provided kid's meals and milk for her. I also would like to mention that our train back to Delhi was running late and it was very cold that day, Mr Kapoor very generously asked us to stay way past check out time. Mr Kapoor is an encyclopedia on Varanasi and he always suggested us on where to go and how to go along with nice information about all the places there. In summery, the place is extremely comfortable, clean and most importantly like a home. I recommend this place 100%.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Thanks a lot for such kind words which keeps us encouraging.
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Anant Mehra wrote a review Jan 2020
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It is like a home away from home. Mr & Mrs Kapur are immensely passionate about their guests and the moment I entered Aashray I didn't feel like a guest. They treated me like a long lost relative with their initial chats and warm welcome. Throughout my stay I was well looked after and they could sense most of my requirements without me even asking for them. I stayed in Emerald Room and when I did I realized I was quite lucky to get the best room with the best view. Mrs Kapur is at the top of her game when it comes to home cooked food. Even though I avoid North India meals as I get bloated but I couldn't resist when I was served delicious homely meals. There was no bloating at all, instead I really felt good. I would definitely come here again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Take the Emerald Room!
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Response from Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Thanks a lot Mehraji, Your encouragement means a lot to us
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IndiaUttar PradeshVaranasi DistrictVaranasi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aashray
Which popular attractions are close to Aashray?
Nearby attractions include Baba Black Sheep (0.09 km), Kriti Gallery (0.6 km), and Pratibha Art Gallery (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aashray?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Aashray?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Aashray?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aashray?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Yellow Chilli, Castillo Hotel, and Pink the Color Cafe.
Does Aashray have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Aashray offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Aashray?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Batuk Bhairav Mandir (1.6 km), Chet Singh Ghat (3.3 km), and Ramnagar Fort (1.9 km).