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“Nice Place, Nice Room, Food was Ok......”
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Hotel Varun
Ranked #1 of 150 Speciality Lodging in Katra
MUMBAI
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41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Nice Place, Nice Room, Food was Ok......”
Reviewed 9 January 2012

Travelled for Sringar but my 1st visit Katra for Vaishnodevi. We selected this hotel becoz of good reviews. We reached at night around 10:00pm. We got room on 1st floor. every rooms have balcony. Big room, Big and Clean Toilet, Flat Screen TV. and also kingsize bed.

Great Location , very quite..they give free drop and pick up for Vaishnodevi 1st step. That was nice and any time 24x7.
We reached late so we had our food in varun. As per the food...it's really Ok...not like Indian style.
after Vasinodevi darshan we went for shrinagar but as per time limit we again took lunch at same place varun. We order snack and some soup. but for that they take hardly 1 hr. and as per again teast really teast less...
For that we can suggest pls go outside for food.

Everything was perfect but food not up to mark...

Room Tip: All rooms are good.....on ground only reception and Restaurant. So all rooms on 1 st and 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

Travelled to Vaishnodevi just last weekend and spent one night at Hotel Varun. Great location...not in the heart of Katra, and just a 10min walk away from the city centre. Hence a nice quiet location. Wonderful staff who were obliging for every request. Pick up and drop off to Darshani Darwaza was fantastic. I returned from the Yatra at 6am, called the hotel and the driver was there in 10mins. Nice food especially the paranthas. Mr Bhatt the GM was a wonderful host. As the hotel was not busy I checked in early and he even afforded me a late check out. I paid Rs1450 for the night. Genuine budget hotel, reasonably clean rooms and bathrooms. Do not expect 5 star luxury for this price and you will be very satisfied.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 November 2011

Mr Ishaan is a very good manager.... he helped us a lot... the hotel rooms were very good.....

Rajesh the driver is so helpful and took us from one office to another for our helicopter issue....

Please never ever use shine board to book your helicopter it sucks and they not at all coperative

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Mum
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

1. We were scheduled to go to Amritsar by Taxi. I asked the hotel reception to book it for me. In Amritsar, we were to visit Golden temple and then required a drop to the railway station. All of the above was clearly communicated to the hotel reception person.
While the hotel reception did book a cab for us, he did not inform us that the cab is only till pathankot (J & K border with Punjab) and that we will have to change the taxi there. Moreover, the taxi driver was very irresponsible and rude. We had a terrible time dealing with this taxi driver and it ruined out trip to Amritsar. We complained to the police also. We MISSED our train too!!!
AFTER THE INCIDENT, I TRIED GETTING HOLD OF THE HOTEL RECEPTION. BUT THEY WERE NOT READY TO HELP ME OUT.
THE HOTEL RECEPTION BEHAVED VERY IRRESPONSIBILY. HENCE, I WOULD REQUEST EVERYONE TO BOOK HOTEL VARUN ONLY IF YOU HAVE RUN OUT OF OPTIONS.
NEVER GO TO THIS HOTEL.
2. The rooms also were not very clean and seemed to be over priced.
3. The service of the canteen was very pathetic and food was expensive.
4. The only good thing that they did was they peacefully extended my stay duration on my request at the same rate as I had booked on cleartrip.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

hi,

we have checked in on 6/8/2011 after seeing reviews on net but when got the room have liked the room no 402 but alloted 405 when resisted alllotted room no 303.Room was ok but shocking to learn that room AC was non functional.have paid for AC acccomodation but till 12:30 midnight their support staff was trying to get same rectified but sorry part is that they are mere housekeeping staff.Have found lots of cockroaches in their rooms & toilets.
my request to you all is not to bookonline and never ever stay in this hotel

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Varun
Address: Kashmir Road, Katra 182301, India
Region: India > Jammu and Kashmir > Jammu > Reasi District > Katra
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 150 Speciality Lodging in Katra
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,615 - ₹ 2,908
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Varun 1*
Number of rooms: 42
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