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Hotel Clarks Varanasi
Ranked #34 of 73 Hotels in Varanasi
Southport, United Kingdom
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“Nice pool”
Reviewed 6 November 2011

Altho I hadn't originally planned to stay here I wasn't disappointed.. Room was nice, shower was hot and breakfast was good too.. I had trouble connecting to wifi at first but once the problems were resolved it was nice and fast.. Nice location too but takes about 15 mins down to the River but thats not a problem as there is always a taxi or tuk tuk waiting outside ready to be at service.. Staff were nice and friendly too so it made for a very nice stay..

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Satyajeet_Gopal, General Manager at Hotel Clarks Varanasi, responded to this review, 13 November 2015
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from The Clarks Varanasi!

It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we thank you for putting up your feedback on TripAdvisor.

We are indeed happy to learn that you had a comfortable stay and you liked our services and specially our swimming pool. Wi-Fi is managed by an external agency and sometimes we do face problems of connectivity due to unforeseen circumstances but generally there is no problem. We have also installed external access points to enhance the connectivity in our rooms and public areas.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again.

Kind regards,
Satyajeet Gopal | +919336312074 | gm@clarkshotels.com
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Varanasi, India
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

Clarks Group Hotel in Varanasi is comfortable for a Homely stay . Food in the restaurant has both flavor The continental and Indian cousin.
An Adequate stop over hotel close to most of the Varanasi attractions.
The rooms are "modern", food in the restaurant was quite good, especially the garlic naan.
The mall next door is convenient for those that need to shop.The Food plaza of the mall is also good.
The open connectivity gives the hassle free Traffic Jam.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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Satyajeet_Gopal, General Manager at Hotel Clarks Varanasi, responded to this review, 12 November 2015
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from The Clarks Varanasi!

It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we thank you for putting up your feedback on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted to learn that you had a comfortable stay and you liked our room and personalized services. The team at our kitchen is also pleased to note that you liked our Garlic Naan specially. Your words of appreciation will go a long way in keeping the morale high for our team members.

We look forward to your return soon again.

Best regards,
Satyajeet Gopal | +919336312074 | gm@clarkshotels.com
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

Stayed as part of a tour, basically clean and ok tho smells mildew.seems about a 3 star. Not cheap for drinks etc..

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Satyajeet_Gopal, General Manager at Hotel Clarks Varanasi, responded to this review, 11 November 2015
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from The Clarks Varanasi!

Thank you for taking your valuable time off to write about your stay on TripAdvisor.

We have noted your concerns for the smell and have taken appropriate action. Meanwhile, we also would like to share that most of our areas are refurbished including rooms, swimming pool, lobby and restaurants. I'm sure you would discover the difference during your next visit to us.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again soon.

Kind regards,
Satyajeet Gopal | +919336312074 | gm@clarkshotels.com
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Reviewed 28 October 2011

Hotel was clean and tidy with acceptable food, the rooms were of a lower standard than in UK (4 star probably being a 3 star here), but perfectly adequate for a short stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Satyajeet_Gopal, General Manager at Hotel Clarks Varanasi, responded to this review, 11 November 2015
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from The Clarks Varanasi!

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we thank you for writing about your stay on TripAdvisor.

We are very concerned to learn about standards of our rooms while you found it tidy and clean. We would like to share that we have gone through major refurbishment recently and most of our areas are re-done including, rooms, lobby, swimming pool and restaurants. I'm sure you would notice the changes on your next visits to us.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back whenever your travel brings you to Varanasi.

Warm regards,
Satyajeet Gopal | +919336312074 | gm@clarkshotels.com
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

If you're looking for an upscale hotel, this is not it! Way over priced and definitely not a 4 star. It's very outdated and smells like mildew. The elevator kept getting stuck with people inside. They had to pry the doors open with a crow bar. The food is terrible and over-priced.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Satyajeet_Gopal, General Manager at Hotel Clarks Varanasi, responded to this review, 11 November 2015
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from The Clarks Varanasi!

We thank you for taking your valuable time off to write your feedback about your stay with us on TripAdvisor.

We are extremely concerned to learn about your experience and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. Major parts of the hotel have gone through refurbishing recently and you would certainly discover the difference when you experience us on your next visit.

We deeply value your patronage and solicit you to kindly treat this incident in isolation and provide us another opportunity to make amendment and change your impression about us. We will do everything possible we can to ensure that you have a comfortable stay.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.

Warm regards,
Satyajeet Gopal | +919336312074 | gm@clarkshotels.com
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Property: Hotel Clarks Varanasi
Address: The Mall Road | Cantonment, Varanasi 221002, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi District > Varanasi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 73 Hotels in Varanasi
Price range (per night): RM355 - RM910
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Clarks Varanasi 5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exuding colonial charm but with all the mod-cons. this hotel is the flagship of the Clarks Group of Hotels, one of the oldest hotel groups in India. Within proximity of the hotel guests can visit the Old British Cantonment Area, the old city, Vishwanath Temple, and of course the Ghats of the Ganges, and Sarnath-the site of Buddha's first sermon. A must do when in this holy city is a boat ride in the Ganges either at sunset or sunrise. The restaurants on-site offer ample choices from North Indian to international dishes and even popular street food dishes. After a long day exploring Varanasi on foot and in rickshaws, a quick dip at the hotel pool is sure to be refreshing. An excellent hotel, Clarks is a popular choice for guests visiting this North Indian city. ... more   less 
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