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Hotel Ganges View

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To fully experience Varanasi you need to stay right by the Ganges and this hotel is right in the heart of it. The staff were very welcoming, the home cooked food was delicious. The room was a little small and basic but this was all about the experience and the location for us. The roof terraces are great for relaxing... More 

Thank Mike60
Nara, Japan
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

This place fully deserves its reputation as one of the secret treasures and amazing originals of the planet. At first, you may be taken aback to see almost no sign at the entrance--a sign of the hotel's commitment to modesty and understatement--and to be admitted to a room that is quite bare. But the longer you stay, the more the... More 

Thank spriyer
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We just spent 3 nights at the hotel Ganges view. Such a beautiful authentic place. All the rooms are nicely done with some gorgeous Indian furniture. The employees are very nice and the food is just fabulous. The best food I had in the 2 weeks spent in India !! You might get woken up by the roaming dogs around... More 

1 Thank Sandrine V
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Steps lead up to a sprawling haveli (palace) with many community rooms and terraces. Dinner was a buffet and two tables in a large quaint formal family dining room. Lots of Hindu art EVERYWHERE. Staff was very friendly and Hindu humble. Civilized, comfortable, and clean. This is not a bright, shiny new place with quick shiny amenities. Would be a... More 

1 Thank s.rex
Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We spent two amazing nights in this fabulous little gem on the banks of the Ganges! This little hotel offers an aesthetic heaven for those travelling North India. They have maintained all original features and display beautiful Indian antique art and furniture. There are so many little areas for sitting out to watch life on the local ghat. The rooms... More 

1 Thank Clodhopper1
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Spent two nights here ...perfect location and delicious food. A totally vegetarian hotel but dinner was so delicious even the carnivores amongst us didn't miss meat. The hotel itself was clean and beds incredibly comfortable. Musak playing through the sound system at 10:15 p.m could be heard clearly from our room but was turned off immediately we requested it. The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Yes, I know, this is the hotel where Richard Gere famously stayed in the '90's and has been written up countless times as a favorite haunt of chic, stylish travelers. That's why I booked it -- I was looking for a charming little boutique hotel on the ghat and from all accounts, this was the one to be at. BEWARE... More 

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Nice, France
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

i don't even know where to start - is it the condescending attitudes, or the creepy men lurking about ( i wouldn't recommend women travelling alone stay here ). i've travelled around india many times for many years and i do know what to expect. checking into my room and finding a toilet full of loose stools is what i... More 

1 Thank dukeymom
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great relaxing hotel.....an old benarasi house with the family still running it! Full of charm, amazing books and pictures....lots of little terraces with sitting areas....great views and just where u want to be for all Varanasi has to offer. The home cooked food is to die for! Polite staff and clean a/c rooms. We'll be back!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We (my wife and I) stayed at this place in mid-June. Despite it not being peak season, the hotel was very clean and well-maintained. Location - 5 / 5 - on assi ghat; lots of plants and greenery on the terraces add to the wow effect Room - 5/5 large, spacious, royal and classy View from room no. 14 where... More 

1 Thank PrinceAnuraagMishra

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Hotel Ganges View is one of best Hotels in Varanasi or Benares those are situated at unique oldest city in the world or holy pilgrimage cities in India located on the Banks of the Holy Ganges. ... more   less 

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Address: Assi Ghat, Varanasi 221005, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: $102 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Ganges View 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“The higher the floor, the better the room. But this place is always fully reserved months in advance.”
 of 5 bubbles spriyer, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Most, if not all, rooms open off of an inner room or court yard.”
 of 5 bubbles s.rex, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“don't bother. we asked for river view rooms and were given crackerboxes, still charged for a river view room.”
 of 5 bubbles dukeymom, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles PrinceAnuraagMishra, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the higher floors have nie rooms although there is no elevator”
 of 5 bubbles hejsan, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
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