During my recent visit to Vaishno Devi, I stayed at Katra in hotel Kerni Palace. Hotel Kerni Palace is located at the entrance of Katra approx. 350 meters from Bus stand. The most beautiful thing about this hotel is its location. Hotel is having 3 storied building with 60 Luxurious Double Bed Rooms. Hotel is having two blocks with a nice garden and parking area in between. Hilltop on the backdrop surely mesmerize you and the garden area is the best to spend time with your loved one.
On arrival, we were welcomed by the reception staff. We are quite impressed with their behaviour. We had been allotted two adjacent rooms on the first floor. Rooms were big & clean equipped with all basic facilities. AC was working properly in our room during our stay at the hotel. The room is equipped with basic facilities like TV and sitting facility. We had a very good relaxing sleep in comfortable beds and blankets.
Garden and Parking Area:
There is a very beautiful garden in front of the hotel where I saw rose flowers in different colors. Parking is very spacious where tourists can park their vehicles easily. I can see a full view of Trikuta mountain, trackway and Katra city from the balcony of my room.
Bathrooms were clean with good water pressure and hot water supply. We were provided with soap and clean towels.
24 hours Front Desk Staff:
Reception staff was very cooperative and friendly. The Best hospitality by hotel staff from the point you enter the hotel the service offered by them are remarkable The hotel has a free pick and drops facility up to Darshani Darwaja where track to Vaishno Mata starts and also to the helipad. They had arranged for free car drop and subsequent pick up from the helipad. This is van of hotel Kerni palace which you are seeing in the pic below.
Hotel is also having a locker facility for tourists.
This is one of the most important facilities which is needed by every tourist in this fast-changing times. This hotel is having this facility also. Wifi was free.
Outside Environment of the hotel:
Hotel is at a 5-minute distance from the main market. The place is quiet and peaceful and free of hustle and bustle.
Royal Multi Cuisine Restaurant:
Hotel is having Royal Multi Cuisine Restaurant serving Continental & Chinese delights that tickle everyone’s palate. We had very tasty Parantha with curd and pickle in our breakfast. The dining area is neat and clean as you can see in the pic below.
Overall I had a fantastic stay with my family at a reasonable tariff. Although it’s not a five-star hotel but its exceptionally tidy and good.