Varanasi Hotels

Lara India Hotel, Varanasi

Dashashwamedh Road Godwalia Varanasi

Ranked 72 of 644 hotels in Varanasi

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Average rating

Destination
5.6 / 7
Location
5.8 / 7
Appearance
5.2 / 7
Front Office
5.4 / 7
Service
5.4 / 7
Room
5.2 / 7
Food & Drink
5.2 / 7
Activities
4.1 / 7

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Mani Chakraborty

Bangalore
14 Reviews

"Excellent room and bathroom"

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Overall Amazing Stay

5.0/7
Posted 21 Jul

I visited Varanasi in the month of May 2017. That was a family holiday trip. I booked my stay through online. The location was good. The hotel was located at the center of the city. The market sightseeing was near to the hotel. The transportation was easily available. The appearance was good. The exterior and interior were attractive. The reception was very good. The reception staff was handling guests properly. They had welcomed us and made us comfortable. They had guided us properly for the sightseeing. The service was very good. They had provided orders on time. The staff was cooperative and helpful. The room was good. We booked AC room. The room was clean and comfortable. All the facilities were available. The food was good. We used room and restaurant both services for the food. The food was tasty and hygienic. We reached the hotel by other transport. There was no pick and drop facility. The railway station was for 30 minutes away from the hotel. I like to suggest this hotel to other visitors.

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Horrible experience

3.3/7
Posted 19 Jul

It was a holiday trip with my family. It was in the month of May 2017. I had booked this hotel online through Goibibo. As for location it was restricted 100m early only as the entrance was very narrow only 1 person can go it was a horrible experience it took us 3 hours reach the hotel as it was in very crowded area and no parking facility had to pay 500rs and park somewhere else as a tourist it was very difficult. Only food was good to the rest room and all were not that standard. The look of the hotel was poor. The service. As a room they charge 2000 or 3000 but they dont provide complimentary food anything not even mineral water bottle when I paid so much. I had book 2 rooms 1 was super deluxe and other was deluxe there was not much difference it was same but the fare was different 1 was 1200 and other was 2000 but both the rooms were exactly same. As we had a foreigner with us. I had booked online 2 room but for 2 families but there were 2 kids with them for which they charged 650 extra for each person. They were making an issue for I.d as I had booked the room I gave my I.d and provided foreigner I.d then also they were seeing passport visa and all it was very difficult during check in. There was nothing complimentary and it is in a crowded area. The best thing was as it was close to Gangadhar and temple was walkable. The food was good and tasty I had ordered fried rice and cold coffee was good and had got Maharaja thali which was nice. They have restaurant facility which was good and service was good. The front office had a bathroom was next to it which did not have soap and it was very dirty. The new thing I experienced was the 12 to 12 hours check out as usual it was 24 hours other places. They have lift facility. My suggestion we require for complimentary breakfast and have a garden as we opt for relaxation they should get it as it was in a crowded area which was not satisfied. As in online the photo was of the entrance they did not mention it was in the crowded area and all if not I would have preferred other hotel.

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A religious trip to Varanasi

5.3/7
Posted 1 Jul

I visited Varanasi it was a family holiday trip in the month of December 2016. I booked it online The location fo the hotel was near to the temple. The appearance of the hotel was quite good. The front office staff was friendly. The room was big and it was well kept. The room amenities were in good condition. The food facility was there and the food was tasty. There were no activities in this hotel.

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Visakhapatnam
1 Review

Tasty and delicious food

6.0/7
Posted 29 Jun

We visited Varanasi in the month of December 2016. It was a holiday trip with my beloved family. We booked this hotel over through a phone call. The destination Varanasi was a very nice place. The hotel was located near to the bus station and temple. The location was comfortable to stay. The hotel appearance was very nice in look. The allotted room was well maintained and well arranged. The bathroom was clean and neat. The basic amenities were available in the room. The service staffs were provided all requirements on time. The front office staff was helped to do check in and check out process. We had food from the hotel it was tasty and delicious. The pick and drop facility was not provided in the hotel. Other fun activities were not available in the hotel. We will suggest this hotel to other travelers.

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Tough to get the auto

4.3/7
Posted 28 Jun

I had been to Varanasi it was a family holiday trip in the month of December 2016. I booked it online. The location of the hotel was tough to get the rickshaw and we have to carry our luggage with us. The appearance of the hotel was well maintained. The front office staff was decent. The service of the hotel was nice. The room was spacious and it was well kept. We have not ordered the food in this hotel and no activities were there.

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Good hotel & very clean in stay.

5.5/7
Posted 28 Jun

Varanasi was my official trip in the month of December 2016. I visited Varanasi alone. I booked my stay in the hotel through a phone call. My native place is Varanasi. Varanasi was very good destination & I liked the ghat place. Hotel is very near to the ghats & near to the city. The ambiance was not good in attractive & it was very bad in look. The reception was very well dressed & was very cooperative to us. Service was very punctual & they were very calm & quick in service. Rooms were spacious & clean & comfortable say. Food was very tasty & no complimentary food was there & wifi facility was there & no travel desk facility was there. It was quiet very good experience & I liked the hygiene & cleanliness.

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Hotel was good in service.

4.8/7
Posted 28 Jun

On my personal trip I visited Varanasi in the month of December 2016. I visited Varanasi with my family members. I booked my stay through my colleague. It was an excellent experience in the stay. Service was very well served to us & they were very calm & cooperative. Rooms were very spacious & it was comfortable in interiors things & good accommodation. Food was good in taste & it was good in food quality. There was no any other activity was there & no pickup & drop facility was there. The reception was very polite & very kind to us at all the time in there. No delay in the check into the hotel. The ambiance was very decent & was very good in appearance & was very attractive. Hotel is near to all place is & it was convenient to reach. Varanasi was very nice place & ghats were very good for sightseeing. Travelers can visit & stay normally.

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Nice stay

6.4/7
Posted 27 Jun

I visited in Varanasi with family in the month of December 2016 during an official trip.The destination of the place was very good and the location of the hotel was good that was convenient.The appearance of the hotel was very good and the front office of the hotel was good.The overall services in the hotel were good and the room facility in the hotel was excellent.The food facility in the hotel was excellent that was tasty.There were fun activities in the hotel that were excellent.I was happy during my stay.

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1 Review

Normal Hotel

4.9/7
Posted 19 Jun

On my family holiday trip I went to the Varanasi in the month of May 2017. I booked my stay by direct booking. The location of the hotel was easy to reach. The appearance of the hotel was good. The reception staff was cooperative and polite. The service was on time. The room was clean and comfortable. The food was good quality and tasty. The parking was not available. I reached the hotel by own vehicle.

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Not up to the mark

3.6/7
Posted 19 Jun

I went to Varanasi on an official trip with my colleagues during the month of May 2017. I booked a room at this hotel directly. The hotel location was average with the environment. It was full surrounded with markets. It was in the congested area. It was not much easy to locate. There was a parking problem. We traveled by train and then took an auto. It was 5-6 km far from the railway station. The hotel look was not appealing. It was an old building. The front desk was good with the response. They finished the booking formalities properly and informative. We took a deluxe room. It was not properly maintained with the required facilities. It was just OK with the cleanliness. The washroom was clean. The room service was just OK. They were not properly responding and delayed the required services. We had food and the taste was good. It was well cooked and hygienic. There were no fun amenities in that hotel. No extra benefits also. No lift facility. The overall service was just average not much satisfied. I indicate the hotel management to improve the room services and to renovate the hotel.

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Hyderabad
110 Reviews | 67503 Readers

The best hotel in Dashashwamedh ghat in Varanasi

6.9/7
Posted 21 Jan, 2016

This hotel is situated approximately 600 Mtrs. Away from main Dashashwamedh Ghat in the famous Varanasi temple and the main temple of Shri Kasi Viswnathji temple is just 400 mtrs. Away from this Hotel. When we reached chowki ( the 4 wheelers are not allowed during morning 9 to night 9) we made a phone call to the General Manager and he immediately sent Mr. Vinod Sharma and our luggage picked up by Mr. Damodar, ( he is a very good person and an asset to this Hotel). The front look and reception hall is awesome and the best we admire. The desk top managers, Mr. Sharma ji and Mr. Choudhary are professionally a very competent persons. No problem we faced during check-in and checkout procedure. Further Mr. Naveen is well aware of the Varanasi ghats and he has given best guidance to us and which was very helpful. The rooms given to us room 108 and 109 are excellent, the bath room is very neat and totally hygienic. The toilet comfit is totally hygienic, 24 hours hot water supply with fast free WiFi is very nice. Mr. Damodar, house keeping is a very nice person, he always attends the complete customers and specially ask each and every one any thing do the customers need and with in a span of minutes he will arrange like, soap, oil tea breakfast. With regard to Lara restaurant, the complimentary breakfast and lunch & dinner all these 3 days we had very tasty. All the staff members are and specially these 4 members Mr Damodar, house keeping, Mr. Naveen, Mr Sharmaji and Mr. Choudhary ji are very well co-operate and helpful. We also would like to add that the security who stands in front of the hotel is a very polite, honesty and a very good person. We strongly recommend to stay in this hotel and to get quick darshan and also to visit all the Ghats as this Hotel is very nearer, I request the hotel supervisor to show this message to Shri Jaiswal ji, BJP MLA to know about this best efforts by these members.

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1 Review

Horrible experience

3.3/7
Posted 2 Aug

It was a holiday trip with my family. It was in the month of May 2017. I had booked this hotel online through Goibibo. As for location it was restricted 100m early only as the entrance was very narrow only 1 person can go it was a horrible experience it took us 3 hours reach the hotel as it was in very crowded area and no parking facility had to pay 500rs and park somewhere else as a tourist it was very difficult. Only food was good to the rest room and all were not that standard. The look of the hotel was poor. The service. As a room they charge 2000 or 3000 but they don't provide complimentary food anything not even mineral water bottle when I paid so much. I had book 2 rooms 1 was super deluxe and other was deluxe there was not much difference it was same but the fare was different 1 was 1200 and other was 2000 but both the rooms were exactly same. As we had a foreigner with us. I had booked online 2 room but for 2 families but there were 2 kids with them for which they charged 650 extra for each person. They were making an issue for I. The as I had booked the room I gave my I. The and provided foreigner I. The then also they were seeing passport visa and all it was very difficult during check in. There was nothing complimentary and it is in a crowded area. The best thing was as it was close to Gangadhar and temple was walkable. The food was good and tasty I had ordered fried rice and cold coffee was good and had got Maharaja thali which was nice. They have restaurant facility which was good and service was good. The front office had a bathroom was next to it which did not have soap and it was very dirty. The new thing I experienced was the 12 to 12 hours check out as usual it was 24 hours other places. They have lift facility. My suggestion we require for complimentary breakfast and have a garden as we opt for relaxation they should get it as it was in a crowded area which was not satisfied. As in online the photo was of the entrance they did not mention it was in the crowded area and all if not I would have preferred other hotel.

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Good hotel with good location

6.1/7
Posted 24 Apr

In December month I visited this place. It was a kind of holiday trip. The destination was excellent and for the purpose of mixture of devotion and culture I visited there. Old Varanasi was excellent place to visit. The Location of the hotel was excellent. It was exactly at the centre of the city mainly tourist places. The ambience and infrastructure was good and the cleanliness was what liked the most in that hotel. There was no entry in front of the office so traffic was heavy and the major problem was have to go 100 meter back to turn back from the hotel. The front office people behaved well and cooperative and the reception area was excellent and hospitality at the hotel was very good. The rooms were very good with all good amenities. The service was very good and staff's were very polite and they were prompt. The activity in that hotel was also very good and interesting. The food and drinks were good and quality of taste was nice, mainly I liked the most of naan roti. It was very good in stuffs. The breakfast was not complimentary and also WiFi was not provided. The overall stay at that hotel was very good experience to me. There they have travel desk facility available.

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3 Reviews | 2 Readers

Overall good experience

7.0/7
Posted 15 Jul, 2016

The behaviour of the staff was good in the hotel. All the amenities were provided in the room. There was no activity arranged by the hotel. The overall experience of the hotel was good. I would recommend this hotel to upcoming travellers.

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Kolkata
1 Review | 45 Readers

Great hotel with very polite staff

7.0/7
Posted 18 Jan, 2016

The hotel was really good. We arrived at night, and as we were very ill prepared, we didn't even know how to get to the hotel from the train station. A single call to the hotel, and we were told how to get there. Public transport got us close to the hotel, but the road to the hotel itself is closed to vehicles at night. Another call to the hotel, and two members of the staff met us on the road, and guided us there. All the hotel staff were very polite. They even changed our pre-booked rooms once we told them that we preferred adjacent ones. The hotel itself was very clean. For the price, the rooms were also big. As long as we were there, they cleaned the rooms and bathrooms once a day. When we asked, they even brought water over to the rooms. The beds were good, and the television had enough channels to keep us happy. There's a restaurant right inside the hotel itself, and it's food is fairly cheap. The ambience is brilliant. It's air-conditioned, and overlooks the main street. Altogether, a good experience.

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Overview

Lara India Hotel is ranked #72 among the 644 hotels in Varanasi with an average rating of 5.2 out of 7. It is one of the 51, 1-star in Varanasi. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 16 photos, 193 text reviews and 1 video reviews and is rated top for its Location, Destination and Service. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 600 to Rs 1,400 per night. The hotel offer 55 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (52%) and Single (24%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 39% of guests enjoy the hotel's peaceful atmosphere, whereas 30% have rated the ambience as relaxed.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Jan, Feb and Mar for the best experience.

Lara India Hotel is located at Dasaswamedh Ghat which is approximately 4 Kms from Varanasi City railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Chausath Yogini Temple (1 Km), Causatthi Ghat (1 Km), Darbhanga Ghat (1 Km), Rana Mahala Ghat (1 Km) and Lali Ghat (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.

Other amenities include AC. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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