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Pallavi International Hotel
Ranked #29 of 80 Hotels in Varanasi
Reviewed 15 August 2011

We selected the "palace turned hotel" for its swimming pool and collection of old furniture. The swimming pool was empty "maintenance" came the explanation and the furniture was certainly old - see pictures - they speak louder than words. The fire hose was cracked & had holes in it and the electrics were hanging out of the wall in our room. As I sat down in disappointment on the bed I nearly broke my coccyx it was so hard. The bathroom looked uninviting too. The pond/fountain was also drained and the downstairs toilets smelled like Indian railway tracks - sorry if you've not visited India - the smell is indescribable. The duvet cover was stained and when I asked to make a local call on the phone I was refused (so much for STD). Despite having paid for 2 rooms for 2 nights we left. The porters were helpful in taking our luggage to the car. The management said nothing. Use our experience to save yourself the money and book somewhere else.

Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

It's clean and comfortable, but there are cheaper places in Varanasi, that offer the same standard, and they're closer to Ghats.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 April 2011

Our booking at the India Hotel, got lost!! Varanasi was very busy. We had to transfer to Pavalli, cheaper rooms were basic, a bit musty, we paid more and had a good room. The hotel must have been beautiful as a home, now somewhat in need of a 'refurb', however our stay was good, well cared for. Breakfast adequate, staff helpful.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2011

Hotel was dirty, dishes that looked to be days old were left outside several rooms, despite the hotel being visibly overstaffed. Food in the restaurant was poor. Room was dark and stank of must. Pool had no water, when I asked about this at reception I was given neither an apology or an explanation. Overpriced, i checked out early and moved to a better hotel. A bad experience.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 February 2011

The hotel is very dark. The walls are humide. The room stank. You can get mushrooms from the wall ;)). It is an ugly place. I think it is very unhealty to stay in this hotel. I was very glad to leave. The hotel is not the noney worth while.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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Address: Hathwa Palace, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi District > Varanasi
Amenities:
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) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #29 of 80 Hotels in Varanasi
Price Range: $50 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pallavi International Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A magnificient palace now converted into a hotel. It is secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city and surrounded by green lawns. We promise a peaceful and pleasant stay. ... more   less 
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