Aurangabad India – 11 Best Hotels in All the Price Ranges
Aurangabad is a popular destination for tourism, thanks to its rich historical background. Aurangabad has a wide range of places to stay from cheap backpacker hostels to luxurious resorts. Much of the accommodation is concentrated in the city centre, which is ideal for travellers who want to get a local feel of the city.
Budget accommodation in particular can be found in the centre of the city, near the main train station - Aurangabad Railway Station. Rickshaw and taxi drivers are often happy to suggest budget stay options to travellers arriving at the train stations. However, be sure to ask to see the rooms in these hotels before making a decision. Rates for rooms tend to be higher than in more offbeat destinations in India (INR500-1000), but one will be ensured private bathrooms and clean rooms in most hotels.
1. Regal Plaza Hotel
Regal Plaza Hotel is one of Aurangabad’s most popular budget hotels, both amongst Indian and international travellers. It’s located on Aurangabad’s Station road, which is a 5-10 minute drive from the city’s central train station. Priced between INR 500 to 1000 a night (book well in advance), the rooms are spacious and clean. We were particularly impressed by the staff, who go out of their way to make sure you’re comfortable; they’re happy to suggest local restaurants and attractions and arrange for fairly priced transport. The free WiFi, which is extremely fast is an additional perk!
2. Hotel Family Inn
True to its name, Hotel Family Inn is a family friendly budget hotel in a convenient central location, just off Aurangabad Road. It’s surrounded by small restaurants and local shops which will give you an authentic flavour of the city
The tariff is between INR500-1000 per night, depending on the room you choose. Even if you’re travelling alone, you’re sure to find like-minded people in the hotel as it hosts guests from around the world.
The owners at the hotel are extremely hands-on, making it a point to interact with all of their guests and cater to their needs. We’d recommend you hire a bicycle from the hotel and go on a cycling tour around Aurangabad with one of their guides!
3. Hotel Indraprasth
Near the train station and main bus terminal, Hotel Indraprasth boasts a good location and friendly staff. The rate per night is between INR500-900 and the rooms are clean and spacious. In some rooms, the bathrooms are on the smaller side.
We’d recommend you stop by the travel desk at the reception of the hotel for some insider intel about off-beat places to visit in the city.
4. Hotel Shree Maya
Hotel Shree Maya has received positive reviews from many travellers for its cheap, comfortable rooms (Rs.500-1200) and warm service. It also has a rooftop restaurant!
All the rooms are air-conditioned, which is essential in Aurangabad’s summers. However, some are a tad small. Located near the railway and bus station, it’s in a good location.
The hotel does not have WiFi, which is a drawback for many travellers.
For travellers who prefer not to put up in budget hotels but don’t need high end luxury, Aurangabad has a fair number of moderately priced hotels. These are spread across different locations in the city and offer different amenities and facilities from buffet breakfast to swimming pools. The tariff at most of these hotels is between INR2000 to 4000.
5. Aurangabad Gymkhana Club Hotel
The Aurangabad Gymkhana Club Hotel is a fifteen minute drive from Aurangabad’s city centre, but a mere five minutes away from the Aurangabad Airport. It’s both a club and a hotel and has landscaped lawns, a swimming pool and spacious comfortable rooms. Rooms are between Rs.2000-4000 with a breakfast buffet included. The hotels restaurant is pure vegetarian, but guests can order non-vegetarian fare from restaurants outside the hotel.
If you need to unwind after a long day exploring Aurangabad’s historical sites, spend some time at the hotel’s spa and massage parlour.
6. Hotel Grand Kailash
Hotel Grand Kailash is a fairly new hotel with a tariff between INR2000-4000. It has labelled itself as a ‘business hotel’, as its close to Aurangabad’s industrial area as well as the airport, but also welcomes families and solo travellers. Facilities include air-conditioned rooms, WiFi, an in-room safe and a delicious complimentary breakfast spread.
While there is a travel desk, we’d recommend you look at tour options with local agencies as the rates at the hotel are quite steep.
7. The Manor Hotel
Also a business hotel, The Manor Hotel is in central Aurangabad. Its room tariffs are between Rs.200-3500 which includes a complimentary breakfast, air-conditioned, spacious rooms and WiFi.
It’s popular amongst Aurangabad’s locals for its restaurants. ‘Balle Balle’, an open air Indian speciality restaurant which serves Punjabi food is well worth a visit.
8. The Sky Court
The Sky Court is a modern, elegant hotel which is five minutes from Aurangabad Railway Station. Rooms cost between INR1500-3000 which includes amenities like WiFi, air-conditioning and a complimentary breakfast.
The dining room is especially lovely; it’s large, light filled space with an outdoor dining area with a view of the bustling city.
Top End accommodation
While there are several budget and moderate accommodation options in Aurangabad, there are fewer luxury hotels. However, for the luxury lovers, there are a couple of lovely options including the Vivanta by Taj, WelcomHotel Rama International and Ambassador Hotel, all of which are a few minutes’ drive from the airport.
9. Vivanta by Taj
The Taj Hotel Group has a reputation for a truly elevated experience, and Vivanta by Taj Aurangadbad on Jalna Road offers just that. It’s been designed with palaces and royalty as an inspiration and is an impressive white domed building towering over large lawns, stone walkways and a tree-shaded pool. Room and suite rates are between INR 8500-12000, which have internet access, satellite television and stunning views. They have a complimentary breakfast buffet which features a lavish spread.
The hotel also has a business centre, a fitness centre and a spa.
10.WelcomHotel Rama International
Priced between INR5000-12,000, rooms at WelcomHotel Rama International are modern and spacious. The hotel itself boasts a similar design with clean minimalistic interiors and sprawling lawns. Facilities include a concierge service, a spa and beauty parlour, a swimming pool, a shopping centre, a fitness centre and a travel desk.
11. The Ambassador Hotel
The Ambassador Hotel is in Aurangabad’s CIDCO area. It offers guests a range of room and suite options, from the Deluxe Room to the expansive Presidential Suits all of which feature amenities like satellite television, air-conditioning, an express laundry service and a work desk. It has a swimming pool, a squash and badminton court and a jogging track which invite you to raise your endorphin levels. It is also popular amongst Aurangabad’s locals for its two fine dining restaurants; The Society Restaurant and Garbah Bar. For a one night stay, the room tariff is between INR3000-8000.