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The India Benares

Mint Road Subroto Chowk, Opposite Airforce Station, Varanasi 221002 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 15/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 15/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#51 of 265 hotels in Varanasi
The India Benares is a luxurious hotel for the discerning traveler. Perfectly located in the heart of the holy city of Varanasi, the hotel offers plush amenities and fabulous service.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Nightclub / DJ
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Valet parking
Paid wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Currency exchange
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Whirlpool bathtub
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Dining area
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Hindi, Tamil and 2 more
52Reviews2Q+A6Room tips
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Popular mentions
Syed Amaan wrote a review Jan 2021
Varanasi, India1 contribution
Dear Mr MD, I would like to inform you regarding the rude behaviour of your manager Mr. Samantha. Incident: There is no colors tv subscribe in my room tv. Have ask him to pls get it done as i want to see something on colors tv but this guy Mr. Samantha was very rude and telling me it's not possible and not ready to listen anything. It is the matter of Rs.19 have ask them take it from me but he bluntly replied not possible but seriously in hospitality industry I haven't seen hospitality in your Employee. I am regular customer of yours and coming to your hotel on monthly basis but if you wish to loose your regular customer it is upto you. Loading monthly business Vs Rs.19 think about it. I think I need to switch my hotel if your are not putting your customers first. Sorry to say but very disappointed. Amaan Zaidi 8802290586
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
Curiosity497281 wrote a review Dec 2020
Jamshedpur, India1 contribution
Stay was excellent but only during Mr.Ravi Shift, rest all staff behaviour was not good, services are not upto the mark.. property is at very nice location and rooms are spacious..but improvement in staff behaviour will make this hotel what it's name is.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Banarasi C wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions
Pretty good hotel at Varanasi Hygiene standards are maintained well Room offered was pretty cool also. 1st off the 1st hotel in line near the cant station and easily accessible from the varanasi cant station.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Rajalaxmi Ramanan wrote a review Jan 2020
New Delhi, India16 contributions1 helpful vote
The infrastructure of the hotel is nothing less than a 5 star Hotel. Breakfast Buffet spread is really good with 2 options in Non Veg (Sausages and boiled eggs). Rooms are really Huge. Staff is very helpful and courteous. Two drawbacks : 1. Food is little expensive as compared to the taste which was above Avg. I ordered Gobhi Adraki and Roti. Breakfast Buffet is better than the Ala Carte items. 2. Lot of Hairs on the Bed but when informed the staff made the bed again with 5 Minutes. Staff was very helpful !! Overall Good stay !!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Sushil T, General Manager at The India Benares
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear guest, Greetings from The India Benares !!! Thank you for your valuable feedback, our endeavor at The hotel is to provide best-in class service to our guests and we are glad to learn that we lived up to your expectations. We are looking forward to welcome you back whenever you are in Varanasi, India
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Vedant wrote a review Jan 2020
Noida, India7 contributions1 helpful vote
Will you choose a hotel where checkout process takes more than 1 hr and end with paying for the bills which doesn't belong to you. First they made me to pay bill which was falsely created, and reception guy begged to pay else it would be deducted from his salary. Then he denied gst bill. Before booking i had confirmed over the phone that i would be needing gst bill. Reception staff is totally clueless that how does a hotel runs. Complimentary wi-fi was another issue. When i asked , they give wrong details which did not allow me to log in. Next day when complained then the guy was laughing and said someone made me fool as the password was different. Now who is this "someone" who repeatedly picked phone of reception? Strange... Room is small but okay.. Restaurant is the only good part of it. Mr. Vipin there helped as true gentleman. I appreciate. So will i revisit hotel again?? Never ever... Even if they give 99% discount. Rude staff, erratic cashier (Mr. Jamal) and mismanaged hotel.. this is the story of Hotel india Benaras
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Sushil T, General Manager at The India Benares
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear guest Greetings from The India Benares !!! Thank you for sharing your feedback on this forum. I Am really disheartened to read your feedback but on The other Side it gives my team and me a chance to perform better to meet our guests' expectations which we could not do for you. Apologies for not able to meet up with your expectations. We have identified a training need in few our staff members who have joined us recently. Please treat this incident in isolation and give us another opportunity to serve you.
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US$45 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaUttar PradeshVaranasi DistrictVaranasi
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Frequently Asked Questions about The India Benares
Which popular attractions are close to The India Benares?
Nearby attractions include Bharat Mata Temple (0.9 km), Ashul Sharma (1.1 km), and Ramnagar Fort (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The India Benares?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The India Benares?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The India Benares?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The India Benares?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The India Benares?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Palate, Tadka, and El Parador.
Does The India Benares have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The India Benares offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The India Benares?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The India Benares offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The India Benares?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Dutch, Vietnamese, Tamil, and Urdu.
Are there any historical sites close to The India Benares?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Statue of Standing Buddha (7.4 km), Batuk Bhairav Mandir (3.2 km), and Chet Singh Ghat (4.6 km).