Grand Hotel Amritsar

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Average rate: $21 - Hotel class: 2 stars
Opp. Railway Station Queens Road, Amritsar, India - 2562977, 2562424, 2229677

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Grand Hotel Amritsar Reviews

Biedjee Biedjee
161 reviews
Great bar, decent hotel Aug 16, 2010
Grand Hotel Amritsar is conveniently located opposite the Amritsar train station. For me this was the main reason to stay here since I arrived on a late train and would depart on an early train.

Despite having made a reservation there was no room available for me when I arrived. I was told that too many people travelling in India don't show up when they make a reservation, so they don't actually hold rooms for people who have one. I found this a bit strange, I had spoken to them the day before and specifically told them which train I would be taking.

They managed to make a room available for me, which was a very large, but Spartan room, with a dirty bathroom and a noisy, leaking A/C. They moved me to a nicer room the second night of my stay.

While the rooms are not overly special the hotel has one trump card: an excellent air-conditioned bar/restaurant which serves icy cold Kingfisher on draught. Though I didn't know it at the time, these are the cheapest pints you'll find in all of India!

And the food's excellent as well. A great selection of Indian and Western favourites.

Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant, bar and garden, though they charge a steep Rs200 per 24 hours for this.

On the other hand, the hotel has a very good value deal if you wish to visit the Wagah border ceremony. A shared car to the border and back, which also stops at the Golden Temple at night, costs only Rs 500 per person, which is a bargain compared to any other tour on offer in this town.
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my first room
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Garden cafe
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edsander edsander
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Nice hote ... inefficient staff Aug 21, 2008
This was one of the better hotels we stayed in during our 25 day trip. It had a nice room with a well working air-conditioning and an actual pub next door with cold draught beer, both a blessing with temperatures of almost 40 degrees Celsius. As such it is rightfully recommended by the Lonely Planet ...

But, as often in India, there most be something wrong. In this case it was the training and efficiency of the staff. My travel companion needed a taxi back to Dharamsala and over the course of several hours the clerk recalculated the price several times for several reasons ('we forgot to include this', 'we forgot to include that'). The food in the pub was good but was served in such a chaotic way that some of our companions were still waiting for their food while the rest had finished long ago.

Breakfast was even worse ... These people simply cannot deal with large groups of people. I had to wait for 45 minutes for a simple sandwich and getting a pot of coffee took 60 minutes and asking four times, after which I was so aggrevated I simply walked out. The most frustrating thing is seeing how you and several other companions are still waiting for your order for almost an hour while other people that just walked in get their stuff immediately. There is something seriously wrong with their first-in-first-out system ...

So, you can stay here overnight and have a couple of beers, but make sure you eat elsewhere.
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Grand Hotel Amritsar Overview

The Grand Hotel Amritsar is one of the Amritsar hotels nearby to the city’s main railway station. The hotel is also within easy reach of the Golden Temple and other area attractions, as well as plenty of restaurants and shops. Guests of the Grand Hotel Amritsar can easily get to many of the area’s attractions by car, and guests will also be within ten minutes of the Amritsar International Airport.

The rooms of the Grand Hotel Amritsar offer guests air conditioned, comfortable surroundings. Each of the hotel’s rooms offers an en suite bathroom with a luxurious bath, and each room offers a satellite television and a direct-dial telephone. Each of the hotel’s rooms offers comfortable furnishings and decorations in a contemporary style.

This modern hotel offers guests an on-site restaurant, which features Indian, Chinese, and European cuisine. The Grand Hotel Amritsar also offers guests high-speed Internet access and other business facilities, and guests can enjoy practical amenities like airport transfers, 24-hour room service, an on-call doctor, laundry and dry cleaning services.

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