Hi All .
We travelled in Sep 2018.
We did not booked hotel in advance . We arrived katra bus station at 6 AM.
At bus stand we were approached by a man who recommended us to stay at Malabar Inn hotel.
This hotel is nice to stay..one thing is clear since Vaishno Devi is relegious place so we cannot expect luxurious hotel in that areas .as most of us take hotel to get fresh up. So this is nice hotel it is near to Katra Bus stand. And best part is they pick up from Bus Stand/ Railway station. And drop you at Bangaga so u can continue your journey to Vaishno Devi temple and similarly they pick you back in return. And also drop u at railway station.
We booked this hotel for 24 hrs.. however since our train was in Eve so they allowed us to wait at reception. They have big reception with big sofas .so it was comfortable for us as we all were tired ..
We booke deluxe room AC with all our ck and drop including in tarif. 1000 per room . We booked 2 room as we were traveling with 6 adult.
Other hotel were cheap but they were not value for money as if we take all this pick and drop at our expense it would cost 500-600 approx.
All necessary amenities are there in hotel..
I will again stay with them in future. And will recommend to friends and family
I stay with my family in Malabar inn. I feel like I'm at home. The service is best compare as other jammu's hotels. The hotel is clean and good in budget. They provide best service. I want to stay there every time when I will go to Jammu.
Hotel was good.i stayed for 2 days. familier staff.
I was good experience to stay in malabar inn.. Food quality was good
Pick up drop was good..
I suggest you to please visit once..
I planned to visit katra n stay there only...
My plan in katra was from Feb 6th 2015 to Feb 9 2015,
I checked into malabar inn on 6th, but when i came back on 7th after darshan, there was dance party going on in hotel, I was told that hotel owner son wedding is planned.
When I was sleeping with my wife in room, few persons came to my room completely drunk at 12 Ó clock in night and mishandled me.
All persons were friends of hotel staff.
I pushed them out Locked my room from inside and left the hotel next morning at 5 AM.
I wold better suggest to opt for Niharika bhawan of Shrine board.
Very well located , and all facilities like Bhojnalya and Yatri parchi counter inside the hotel complex itself