We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Excellent experience with Family!!”
Review of Hotel Buddha

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Hotel Buddha
Ranked #14 of 73 Hotels in Varanasi
Certificate of Excellence
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent experience with Family!!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

My family and I (7 guests) stayed at Hotel Buddha and had the most wonderful experience of Varanasi! The hotel staff was very welcoming on the day of arrival, which made us feel at home. Whether it was room service, breakfasts, bedding, or special-order dinners, they accommodated for all our needs with a smile and extra-care :) They have large rooms which is equipped with a mini-fridge, and air-conditioning. They have a huge courtyard, which was nice to sit in - morning or night - and the terrace is full of plants & greenery. Their lobby room is beautifully painted and has large windows - it was a pleasure to have a cup of tea there during the day. There is a power-outage daily, but they have back-up generators to keep major facilities running - lights, fans, and elevator, at the least. The hotel is a bit in the heart of the city, so traffic & noise is always around - the hustle & bustle is part of Varanasi though! They made arrangements for a chauffeur to take us around the city for the entire length of our stay - which was really very handy. On the day the chauffeur was not available, they still managed to make other arrangements! It was a pleasure to stay here! I would definitely recommend Hotel Buddha to anyone who is visiting Varanasi!
We would like to say a big 'Thank You!' to the exceptional staff - Mr. V. P. Singh, Mr. Raju, Dada Ji, Pooja, Rakesh, Mohan, and everyone in the background - especially the chefs!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Nikki S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
HotelBuddhaVaranasi, Manager at Hotel Buddha, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear Nikki S,

Thank you so much for the wonderful and detailed review.

It is always a great pleasure to us to read a review that is very thoughtful and detailed. We thank you for such an amazing review. It warms our heart to know that your experience with us exceeded your expectations.

It gives us great pleasure in reading your review and it definitely raises our spirits to provide the same excellent service to everyone that steps into our hotel. Your heartening compliments about our service, dining options and amenities are truly delightful.

Thank you for this joyful read and recommending us to all. We will be sure to inform our team of your kind words and their wonderful service in arranging for your stay.

All Buddha Team says “A Big Thankyou “ to You and Your Family for your stay, great review. We looking forward to have your stay with us again.

Namaste,
Hotel Buddha Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

474 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    154
    178
    90
    32
    20
See reviews for
185
100
42
14
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (96)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
50 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

My daughter and I stayed in this hotel's deluxe room for two nights. The room was comfortable and adequately sized for two people with pleasingly fresh linen; the bathroom was surprisingly modern and very clean as well.

I would like to mention at the outset that a serious mistake was made in the email confirming our booking dates not once but twice, though we had already got the automated confirmation of the corect dates when we paid the advance. This part needs to be looked into and tightened up. Puja was very courteous and helpful on the phone, but probably needs to be better trained in important matters like dates which can spell chaos for the guest upon arrival.

There is something important to share about the food too. At a glance, the complimentary breakfast seemed poor and really unappetizing looking. Their cold milk to go with the cornflakes was not cold enough, and the hot milk jug was at best warm. The water melon, the only fruit being served, was not adequately stocked. Alongwith some local sweets and water melon, they served hard sticky idlies (but quite good vadas) with extremely watery sambhar on the first day.

HOWEVER, they readily prepared good masala omlettes on request. On the second day, there were local sweets again on the sparsely laid out breakfast table, and given the pausity of options, I decided to try them -- the very sweet jalebis tasted good! On request again, there were also very willingly prepared fresh poories to go with aalu bhaji, and served with great courtesy. In other words, one ought to ASK what one wants e.g. eggs as desired, or freshly prepared stock of whatever is being served, or newly made coffee, or to replenish the fruit tray etc. There was an elderly gentleman serving the breakfast, and he was very obliging about any requests. The simple Indian food which we requested both in our room or in the restaurant was indeed very good in quality. Their dal tadka and dal fry with rotis is highly recommended.

Infrastructure: There were frequent power offs, but there is a strong back up for the fan and the light to keep working in the room. The AC at night always worked as promised, making it an extremely comfortable room to sleep in at night. The lift broke down for a whole day, but was put on track by the end of the day. The wifi did not seem to work at all on either of the two days I was there. The cold bottled water we frequently requested was almost always at room temperature, but there was a charming little fridge in the room which worked, and we cooled it there. The hotel has a taxi service for sightseeing, including trips to weavers to buy Banarasi silk saris, but we were unable to use it because of other commitments.

The most valued part of the stay was their absolutely reliable pick up and drop off facility, given that we stayed there during the last few days of election campaigning and rallies and there was no transport easily available. Though steeply charged (Rs 650 and 750 respectively), it was done very smoothly and without giving us any moments of anxiety. They have a rather grand hall in which I waited after I had checked out of the room and was waiting for my hotel taxi -- somehow its grandeur did not match up with the rest of the hotel.

On the whole, I would say that we had a reasonably comfortable stay in an average hotel which will perfectly do for a very short, non-fussy stay in Benaras.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Meena R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
HotelBuddhaVaranasi, Manager at Hotel Buddha, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear Meena R,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your recent stay. Sorry for the inconvenience caused in confirmation email, usually it doesn’t happen. We are glad that immediately new amended email was sent to you. It is our goal to consistently provide superior service and accommodations at our hotel and your comments are very important to us.

We have noted your feedback with regards to the breakfast.We will take care of mentioned things. It’s always pleasure to know that we were successful to accommodate our guests’ all requests at the same time.

We thank you for your concern and understanding regarding the power failures and provided backup/s in order to make your stay comfortable. Apology for the problem in using wifi, as the wifi/internet was stopped by the local service provider due to the elections in Varanasi.

Thank you for the feedback regarding our travel service. We rely on you, our guest, to let us know how we are doing and how we can better meet your needs. We have taken note of your valuable comments and will use these to monitor and improve the quality of services we offer to our guests.

Thank you again for sharing your feedback with us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation.


Namaste,
Hotel Buddha Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hyderabad, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Mr.Raju manager Travel desk is a gentleman but the hotel management is greedy. Not giving fair price charging more than internet price and charging for complimentary breakfast also. I advise hotel management to give fair rates.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Rajgoud
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
HotelBuddhaVaranasi, Manager at Hotel Buddha, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear Rajgoud,

Thanks for your feedback with TripAdvisor.Sorry for the misunderstanding about the rates. We always take the opportunity to serve our guests with best services and best available rates on their direct bookings.Hotel's direct offered rates are always lower than online rates.

We hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation.

Namaste,
Hotel Buddha Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Redding, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Visited back in September of 2013. They were doing some remodeling at the time but it never got in the way. The staff was awesome and helped us out along the way. We had troubles with our original tour guides and the hosts hooked us up with what turned out to be far better deals then we originally had. Breakfast and dinners were included with our stay arrangement and while not necessarily fancy, the cook was awesome, the food delicious and it was just what we needed to start and end the day.

Room Tip: Just ask to see available rooms.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank TrayLane
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
HotelBuddhaVaranasi, Manager at Hotel Buddha, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Dear TrayLane,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review that you had provided to us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and our team could help you to make your stay memorable.

We do hope that you had a restful break with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Namaste,
Hotel Buddha Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hyderabad, India
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

I visited varanasi couple of weeks back as part of family pilgrimage. We were nine members and I booked family rooms in Buddha well in advance. Though we came in early they kept our rooms ready and they received us very well. The front office staff were very good. Special mention about Ms.Puja who was the contact person for our booking did an excellent job in getting everything organized very well. The rooms were very good and the overall ambiance was great. The service staff were also very attentive. And the kitchen/food was awesome though it was designated for house guests. The menu had all kinds of Cuisine and we tried most of the options.the food was very delicious.
The travel desk was very helpful for organizing our trips. Overall we had wonderful time at Buddha. I would heart fully recommend this place to any one who would like to visit varanasi,

I also like to appreciate the management who came to meet us while we were checking out to know our feedback on our stay. This I think is really a very nice gesture. I wish the management would maintain the same standards.

On behalf of my family I wish to Thank once again the management and staff that served us.

Murthy

Room Tip: Please do not judge the place based on location or the website pictures,
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank MurthyKommireddy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
HotelBuddhaVaranasi, Manager at Hotel Buddha, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear MurthyKommireddy,

Thank you for such an amazingly written review! Thank you for choosing us to spend such a wonderful stay with. It is a delight to know that we could not only exceed your expectations with our hospitality but also could take the best care of you and your family.

At our hotel, we leave no stone unturned to extend a hassle-free experience to our guests and your wonderful review is a testimony of the fact. Your kind appreciation about our bespoke service has given our team yet another reason to be proud of themselves and continue serving to the best of their abilities. We also express our gratitude for your special mention of Ms.Pooja, who indeed is a valued member of our team.

Once again, thank you for your patronage and review that commends our overall offerings. We would be honored to welcome you back again with another memorable experience.

Namaste,
Hotel Buddha Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New Delhi, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Just back from staying here from 3rd to 6th May in Family room for 4. Good beds with 12 inch mattress and soft pillows. bed is at par with high end star hotels. Clean toilets and bathrooms. Only drawback is they do not have power back up during the day for the AC though the TV and fan works when there is a power cut which is quite frequent and unpredictable in summer.
Good travel desk person, Raju (08756332698) who took good care of our travel needs. Thanks also to Munna the Innova driver who took us around. V K Singh and Pooja at front desk were polite and courteous.
Breakfast was good and served well. We had north indian and south indian menu on different days. Maybe both options can be made available on all days.
Would recommend the hotel for its cleanliness, comfortable beds and well maintained toilets which are at par with rated 4 star hotels, thought you do not get a lobby, gym and pool.There is a park in front of the hotel and a good veg restaurant Annapurna at walking distance.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank wright514
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
HotelBuddhaVaranasi, Manager at Hotel Buddha, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Dear wright514,

Thank you for your review with TripAdvisor. We’re glad to know that you were happy with the rooms, food and travel services. It is also a pleasure to know that our team is appreciated and guests understand them as it motivates them to do better and from the heart.


We look forward to welcome you again on your next visit to the city and assure you of a wonderful stay.

Namaste,
Hotel Buddha Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 May 2014

I selected this hotel after reading Tripadvisor reviews which was very helpful. Facility mentioned in reviews are available. It's good value for money hotel.

I stayed last week in Hotel Buddha; Varanasi with my family. Hotel Buddha front desk and travel desk are very friendly. I called them one day before with early check-in request as our arrival to Varanasi was in early morning. Hotel Manager helped me with direction to hotel from station and assured me early ckeck-in. Hotel rooms are quite spacious and food quality is good considering religious place like Varanasi. Travel Desk Manager Mr.Raju Ji is extremely friendly and helpful in nature. His driver Munna who was on our duty for two days sightseeing was very good. I will certainly recommend to stay in Hotel Buddha to experience good hospitality and service. I would like to thank Hotel Buddha team for helping us to make our Varanasi Stay memorable. Thanks Santosh; Mumbai

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank SantoshSoham
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
HotelBuddhaVaranasi, Manager at Hotel Buddha, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear SantoshSoham,

Thank you for providing us with this wonderful review! We are glad we managed to make up for the early check-in and that you had managed to have a great pleasant rest with us. We’re glad to know that you liked all facilities upto the mark. Our pleasure that you liked rooms, food and our friendly staff.Your feedback for Mr.Raju and his provided service including the driver is really appreciated.

Thank you for the recommendation and for finding the time in writing us this review and we hope to see you again soon.

Namaste,
Hotel Buddha Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Varanasi hotels
1.4 mi away
Brijrama Palace
Brijrama Palace
#1 of 73 in Varanasi
5.0 of 5 bubbles 247 reviews
1.2 mi away
Hotel Alka
Hotel Alka
#5 of 73 in Varanasi
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,168 reviews
1.6 mi away
Shiva Ganges View
Shiva Ganges View
#13 of 73 in Varanasi
4.0 of 5 bubbles 253 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 mi away
Ganpati Guest House
Ganpati Guest House
#2 of 73 in Varanasi
4.5 of 5 bubbles 2,053 reviews
2.9 mi away
Hotel Grapevine
Hotel Grapevine
#7 of 73 in Varanasi
4.5 of 5 bubbles 164 reviews
1.7 mi away
Hotel Surya, Kaiser Palace
Hotel Surya, Kaiser Palace
#10 of 73 in Varanasi
4.0 of 5 bubbles 696 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Buddha? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Buddha

Property: Hotel Buddha
Address: Ramkatora Lahurabir C - 26/35 | Near Lahurabir Crossing, Behind Lahurabir Petrol Pump, Varanasi 221001, India
Phone Number:
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi District > Varanasi
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 73 Hotels in Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Buddha 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Varanasi, the hotel offers variety of luxurious rooms and suites for a comfortable stay. We serve a range of cuisine and provide our guests with an exclusive travel desk to design exciting tour plans. The facilities and quality of service we deliver makes us an equivalent to a 3 star hotel! ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., HRS, Evoline ltd, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hotel Buddha reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing