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“Best in Ellora”
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Hotel Kailas
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ellora
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This is without any doubt the best place to stay at ellora. The entrance to the caves is a 5 min walk.
I stayed in the cottages which are really neat and well maintained . The attached balcony gives a grand view of the caves .The restaurant serves very good food. Rooms are provided with all amenities like TV , AC , attached bath , hot/ cold water etc. Room service is efficient .

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Pros:
Staff is very welcoming and attentive.
Standard room is ok.
Restaurant has a nice large dinning room. Food was very good with a variety of Indian and Chinese dishes.
Very reasonable price for room.
Rooms are cabin like in one floor located away from each other in a large garden like area with trees, plants and lots of monkeys.
Nice view of the caves from the hotel's garden.
Very short walking distance to Ellora caves entrance.

Cons:
Bathroom needs upgrade. Small things are falling apart.
Warm water only (not hot but enough for a shower).
Avoid rooms that are close to the road. They might be noisy due to traffic and a temple close by especially on weekends and holidays.
Internet not free - 100 INR for 3 hours.
They also charge for using the bathroom next to reception desk.

Weird:
Reception insists on photographing all guests on arrival.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank zafgor
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The property is well maintained. We booked for a garden facing A/C cottage, the room is spacious but is not too neat. There was an open vent inside the room at a height beyond human reach, lizards and insects kept coming inside, and it was impossible to close it but we used the AC anyway. It's just a 5 min walk away from the Ellora caves which really helps a lot in the sense that you don't have to worry about parking issuesas you can leave your car inside the resort premises. There is very poor mobile connectivity inside the cottage, in addition, the reception person proudly said their WiFi wasn't working. The food was ok but relatively expensive. I wouldn't strongly recommend this resort for any other reason other than visiting Ellora caves. If you do want to feel the property is worth it, go for the higher value rooms.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Eber S
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Hello Folks,

Few points about our stay at Hotel Kailas:

1) 5-stars for the location of the hotel, its located right next to the entrance of Ellora Caves and 3 mins walk to Grishneshwar jyotirling temple.
2) It's expensive for the kind of service and facilities that they offer. AC remotes were not functional, telephones are non functional, no toiletries, no wifi in rooms, no breakfast included etc
3) Rooms are relatively old and you would feel like you are staying in the old property, exterior of the hotel is excellent to look at but interior is not worth the price you pay.
4) They have an in-house restaurant offering good food but its quite expensive.
5) The best part is the view which it offers, we woke up in the morning to see monkeys jumping around in the portico of our rooms.


Note:- The kitchen gets closed at 10pm, so you need to order before it gets closed. There is no seperate kitchen for Veg & Non-Veg, the hotel manager was quite honest in telling us this in advance.

Room Tip: Book AC cottage, view is almost the same from all the cottages so dont pay extra for so called view...
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We went there with a lot of expectations. But was thoroughly disappointed. Especially after having spent two nights at the pristine and impeccably clean MTDC property at Ajanta T Junction, this felt like a complete loss. No doubt the views of the caves are excellent, but thats not worth Rs 8500+ for two nights. Since you can physically be at the Ellora caves from 6am to 630pm, there's no meaning on spending so much, unless someone has to stay back in the hotel room. Food was very expensive and dissatisfactory. After the first lunch, we didn't want to eat there again. There are hardly any options around. Finally we got something packed from the MTDC restaurant adjacent to the Ellora caves. The area around Kailas hotel and the caves are extremely crowded, noisy and dirty. Overall didn't enjoy as much. Would suggest anyone to stay in Aurangabad, since its just a 45 mins drive, and there are several cheap and better options in the city.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Sumana D
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Address: Ellora Caves | Auragabad District, Ellora 431102, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Aurangabad District > Ellora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ellora
Price Range: $42 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Kailas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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