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5 star hotels in Amritsar

Discussion in 'Hotels' started by KanwarSingh, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. KanwarSingh

    KanwarSingh New Member

    I am going to Amritsar and will be staying there for 5 days. I would like to find out what 5 star hotels in Amritsar are available to stay at.

    It would be good to have the hotel close to the shopping places, as it would be convenient for the wife and mother to travel.
     
  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Moderator Staff Member

    Hello, welcome to the forum!

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    (Images from Ken, Diego, Appaji and Ranbirsingh)

    Overview

    The home of the Golden Temple, Amritsar, is a city filled with lots of history and heritage. Aside from the beautiful and revered religious site of the Sikhs, it also the location of the Wagah Border, one of the only two open borders between India and Pakistan. Though the city has a tragic past, highlighted by the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, it was able to pick itself up from this harrowing event. Amritsar is a very welcoming city which is why it is one of Punjab's most popular tourist destination. The selection of hotels in the city is quite a lot, ranging from budget ones to luxury ones. However, five-star properties aren't as plenty, especially as compared to other metro cities like Delhi or Mumbai.

    Five-Star Hotels in Amritsar

    1. Hyatt Amritsar - First on this guide is the Hyatt Amritsar, a posh hotel located at a central area in the city. This five-star property is just around five kilometres away from the Golden Temple. It is also just under four kilometres away from the Jallianwala Bagh. The Mall of Amritsar is just one minute of walking away from the hotel as well. The hotel also provides for free shuttle services to the Golden Temple for staying guests twice a day. The Hyatt Amritsar is an 11-storey property, considered as the tallest hotel in the city. It is a very modern property with a creamy facade. The reception has this edgy design, from the unmatched couches, to the eccentric lamps. There are two types of accommodation options in the hotel, namely: the Standard Rooms and the Suites. The floor to ceiling windows in them offer panoramic views of the city or the in-house swimming pool. Both types of accommodation options feature a contemporary design, with the hardwood flooring and neutral hues used. For dining, you have many options as well, even just from the hotel premises. Collage is their all-day dining restaurant which mainly serves North Indian, Mediterranean and Continental cuisines. Known for its extensive buffet spreads for breakfast and dinner, this restaurant can satisfy the palates of both vegetarians and non vegetarians. The classic, Pizza Margherita, is a must-try dish here, as well as the sumptuous Gosht Rogan Josh. Thai Chi is their fine dining restaurant which serves dishes from the Chinese and Thai cuisines. Dishes like the Crispy Spinach and Tom Yum Soup stand out here. For those with a sweet tooth, The Pastry Shop has offerings of baked goods and pastries that you can relish. For the adults, spend some leisure time in The Lounge Bar, where aside from the delectable grilled dishes, you can also enjoy wines and cocktails in. Paired with good music, sometimes even live musical performances, what more can you ask for? Other facilities like a fitness centre, spa and swimming pool are also located within the hotel premises. Catering to the business travellers, there are also conference halls that they can use for special meetings with their group or potential business associate. For WiFi, you can access it freely and speed is good enough. There is also a paid WiFi facility that you can use, if you want a faster internet speed connection.
    • Room Rates - Standard City View Room at Rs. 5,171/Night, Standard Pool View Room at Rs. 5,920/Night, Suite at Rs. 9,851/Night, Executive Suite at Rs. 11,723/Night and Amritsar Suite at Rs. 18,275/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Flat-Screen Television, Telephone, Closet, Mini Bar, Electric Kettle and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Internet, Rooftop Swimming Pool, Bar, Spa, Fitness Centre, Conference Halls, Shuttles, Elevator, Business Centre and Shops on Site
    • Address - MBM Farms, G.T. Road Amritsar, Amritsar, Punjab 143001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 18 3525 1234
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    Hyatt Amritsar (Image from Hyatt Hotel)

    2. Radisson Blu Amritsar - The Radisson Blu Amritsar is located in Ajnala Road, just adjacent to the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport. It is a bit further from the main attractions of the city though, like the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh, which are both 11 kilometres away. The hotel does provide for shuttle services for the Golden Temple a few times a day. This is your best option if you are coming from the airport though its location is a bit isolated and you would need to rely on cabs to reach the city centre. With its creamy facade, lavish reception area with its very own chandelier, the hotel exudes a very elegant ambience. The rooms are very cozy but still has that air of opulence. Lovers of minimalistic design would enjoy the pure white interiors and marble flooring. There's a huge window which overlooks either the city or the swimming pool. The bathroom is glass-panelled, fitted with marble inlays and has its own bathtub as well. For dining options, you can choose from two in-house restaurants. First is the Tavolo Mondo, which is their fine dining restaurant, serving North Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. This restaurant is also known for serving buffet spreads for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Wall of Asia is their dinner only restaurant which serves Chinese and Thai dishes. The rates are slightly higher here but you can enjoy the more luxurious ambience. The vibrant bar, Proof, is perfect for just unwinding, as the lively ambience is sure to lift your spirits up. From its collection of signature cocktails and delicious starters, this is the best area for the adults who want to spend some time chatting. Other facilities present in the hotel are a swimming pool, fitness centre, business centre and meeting room. Internet is widely available in the property as well.
    • Room Rates - Superior Room at Rs. 4,650/Night, Premium Room at Rs. 5,150/Night, Studio Suite at Rs. 8,000/Night and Executive Suite at Rs. 12,500/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Flat-Screen Television, Telephone, Closet, Mini Bar, Electric Kettle and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Bar, Swimming Pool, Fitness Centre, Business Centre, Meeting Room, Shops, Elevator and Shuttles
    • Address - Ajnala Road, State Highway 25, Opposite International Airport, Amritsar, Punjab 143001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 18 3661 1111
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    Radisson Blu Amritsar (Image from Radisson Blu Hotel)

    3. Taj Swarna - The Taj Swarna is located in the Outer Circular Road of Amritsar. It is under six kilometres away from the Golden Temple and Central Sikh Museum. It is also located just 500 metres away from the Trilium Mall. This shopping mall has various retail stores of Western brands mostly. This is a fairly newer property so the design is modern. The facade is very simple, pure white with almost a curve-like design. The lobby area has glass-panelled walls and high ceilings so it looks very spacious and bright. The rooms are opulent, with traditional furnishings, draped curtains and white-washed walls. The additional design elements of framed paintings and edgy lamps provide for a more contemporary vibe. For dining, you also have plenty of options as well. There's the Grand Trunk, which serves authentic Amritsar cuisine. From the classic Kulcha and Chole, to the complete and satisfying Amritsari Thali, you are spoiled for choices here. The buffet spreads here are also very extensive so you can enjoy the wide variety of meals. The Chinese Room, as the name suggests, serves mainly Chinese cuisine. Best-seller dishes here are the Crunchy Asparagus & Snow Peas and Roasted Chicken Bao. For baked goods such as tarts and pies, a visit to the La Patisserie is a must. The Peg is the in-house bar serving cocktails and other liquor-based beverages. There's also a rooftop swimming pool and fitness centre with sauna and steam rooms. The in-house spa, Jiva, offers various Ayurvedic treatments and massages that can offer absolute relaxation for the guests.
    • Room Rates - Deluxe Room at Rs. 8,190/Night, Luxury Room at Rs. 9,190/Night, Taj Club Room at Rs. 12,190/Night and Executive Suite at Rs. 45,630/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Flat-Screen Television, Telephone, Closet, Mini Bar, Electric Kettle and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Bar, Swimming Pool, Fitness Centre, Spa, Meeting Hall, Event Hall, Internet, Business Centre and Elevator
    • Address - Plot No. C-3, Outer Circular Road, Opposite Basant Avenue, Amritsar, Punjab 143001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 18 3665 8000
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    Taj Swarna Amritsar (Image from Expedia)

    4. Holiday Inn Amritsar - The Holiday Inn Amritsar is located in Ranjit Avenue, close to the Sardar Beant Singh. It is under seven kilometres away from attractions like the Jallianwala Bagh and Golden Temple. It is located at a prime area where restaurants and other commercial areas are within easy reach. This six-storey structure has a swimming pool in its front area, which has small fountains sprinkling water into the pool. The lobby area is very bright, with unique glacier-shaped chandeliers and marble flooring. The rooms are very adorable, with their pure white ceilings and walls, floor to ceiling windows and carpeted flooring. Restaurant options vary as well, so you won't need to restrict yourself with just one dining option. First is Ziva, which is their all-day dining restaurant, serving Indian, Asian and Continental cuisines. This restaurant also serves buffet three times a day, from breakfast, to lunch, up to dinner. Best-seller dishes here are Kulcha and Chicken Tikka. Bella Italian Trattoria is their casual dining Italian restaurant. If you have a penchant for wood-fired pizzas and pastas, this serves great-tasting varieties of such. For in-between snacks, there's the Deli Pastry Lounge, where you can enjoy pastries such as cupcakes and croissants from. The Lounge is their bar which serves many cocktails but also has a few Mexican snacks that one can enjoy. Aside from the swimming pool, there are other facilities like a business centre, fitness centre, children's board games and internet.
    • Room Rates - Standard Room at Rs. 3,639/Night, Deluxe Room at Rs. 4,094/Night and Deluxe Suite at Rs. 6,915/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Flat-Screen Television, Telephone, Closet, Mini Bar, Electric Kettle and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Bar, Internet, Business Centre, Fitness Centre, Children's Board Games, Swimming Pool, Banquet Halls and Elevator
    • Address - District Shopping Complex, B Block, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar, Punjab 143001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 18 3508 8888
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    Holiday Inn Amritsar (Image from Booking)

    5. Ramada Amritsar - The Ramada Amritsar is perhaps the closest luxury hotel to the Golden Temple, at around a kilometre away. Even the Jallianwala Bagh is merely a kilometre away from the hotel. With its unique white facade, very modern with a touch of elegance, guests with a liking for brilliant architectural designs would enjoy it. The lobby is exquisite, with marble flooring, overhanging chandeliers and regal furnitures, it's like you're transported to a different era. The rooms aren't that spacious but would be suitable enough for a couple. The interiors largely follow the entire theme of a mixture of both heritage and modernity. While the overall aesthetics are contemporary, the furnitures are more on the traditional side. You have two options for dining in the hotel. There's the Al Fresco, serving Chinese, Continental and North Indian delights to guests. This restaurant also serves buffet breakfast, which is quite extensive. There's Kafee Avanti, which is their pastry shop where you can buy cakes, pastries and other sandwiches for snacks. There's a rooftop swimming pool, fitness centre and several banquet halls that guests can also utilise. Internet is also widely available in the property, free of charge for staying guests.
    • Room Rates - Standard Room at Rs. 3,750/Night, Deluxe Room at Rs. 4,800/Night and Executive Room at Rs. 7,600/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Flat-Screen Television, Telephone, Closet, Mini Bar, Electric Kettle and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Rooftop Swimming Pool, Fitness Centre, Banquet Halls, Internet, Elevator, Shuttle and Business Centre
    • Address - No. 117 Hall Bazaar, Amritsar, Punjab 143006, India
    • Contact Number - +91 18 3502 5555
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    Ramada Amritsar (Image from Ramada Hotel)

    Conclusion

    This ends our guide on the list of the five-star hotels located in Amritsar. Both the Hyatt Hotel and Radisson Blu Hotel are good options for those who simply want to visit the Golden Temple. They provide for free shuttle services to staying guests to and from the temple. If you want to stay away from the city centre, the Taj Swarna Hotel and Holiday Inn Hotel are good options. If you don't have your own vehicle and want to stay close to the major attractions, there's the Ramada Hotel.

    Good luck and I hope this helps you!:)
     
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