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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Clarks Varanasi is conveniently located in Cantt area and is an upmarket hotel. One of the best in terms of hospitality , food and comfort at Varanasi. Staff though old but very courteous and efficient. Had an excellent experience. Would love to be back again. Recommended.

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Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent two nights here recently. First impression of the hotel was good, however rooms were very tired. Sheets and towels were on their last legs. Breakfast was one of the worst I've had. Everything was cold and not a good standard. Best part of the whole place was the bar - had some atmosphere and bar staff were experienced and...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the worst hotel and should be closed for renovations. The only good thing about this hotel is the lobby. Our bathroom was so disgusting with mould stains on the door and walls, the bath fittings were rusted and there were dirt rings around the bath. Bath towels were damp and smelly and you didn't feel any cleaner after...

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Thank Zimbabwe13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dank, musty smells throughout the property and particularly in the rooms is what stands out the most. Rooms are a good size but dated. Room service portions are huge. Decent breakfast is provided. Wifi was not working the first day and only complimentary for 30mins on the second day. I liked that it was walking distance to the mall.

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New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike Clarks Agra, Clark's Varanasi was a pleasant surprise. Nice rooms, lovely pool area and very attentive staff. Next door is a modern shopping complex with a range of good shops, small supermarket and Pizza Hutt. No free wifi but nice man at reception let me use the computer in the business centre.

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For such a grand looking old hotel, one would expect exceptional service. The breakfast buffet had a wide selection of food and the staff were very attentive. However in 2017 it's unacceptable for a hotel not to provide its guests with wifi, apparently there was a problem with the internet during our stay. Additionally the rooms smelt musty and the...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Arrived early with our tour group after overnight train. We waited 5-6 hrs to get in to the rooms, and reception were not very helpful, we felt like nuisances sitting around so long. We ventured out and found a snake charmer, and walked to local shops, friendly people, no real rip-offs. Once in the rooms they were ok, not as...

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Minneapolis
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Last year I gave Clarks a very good review. I think that is in part beause I've known the former General Manager for nearly a half century. This time, when stayed there January 2-4, I was far less impressed. On my arrival, the desk clerk, hardly welcoming, couldn't find the reservation. I then showed him my printed copy, and someone...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed here recently with my family and was very disappointed by the standard of the hotel. It might have been great 40 years ago when it opened but very little has been changed since!! The restaurants were expensive and the buffet breakfast was cold. Service was friendly.

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California
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is a good quality hotel with a very good restaurant (which is a bit expensive by Indian standards). The rooms are comfortable and the staff is very attentive and helpful. There is a Wifi, but not free and the connection is not very good, at least at some rooms. But overall the hotel would benefit from some renovation.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Clarks Varanasi

Address: The Mall Road | Cantonment, Varanasi 221002, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: $125 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Clarks Varanasi 5*
Number of rooms: 105
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#4 Business Hotel in Varanasi
#5 Family Hotel in Varanasi
#8 Luxury Hotel in Varanasi
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