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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 26 February 2012

We stayed at Palace on Ganges during our trip to Varanasi. Although its a bit pricey, the hotel is very clean, the staff well trained, efficient and courteous. The rooms are good but the Suite is excellent (we stayed in the suite). The suite offers the most breathtaking view of the Ganges and do not miss the sunrise. The food...

1Thank Jaideep G
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 18 February 2012

This hotel is fine, but not worth the money. You can get better hotels for this price. I was a little bit disappointed as I thought it would be right on the Ganges - there is a road, an unattractive car park, and then about 50m of sand before you see the river. The rooms do not have a view...

Thank AlexandraAU
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2012

I had high hopes for this hotel being right on Assi Ghat and having enjoyed stays in various converted palaces throughout Rajasthan. Unfortunately this hotel does not scrub up. The service was poor to average. We had a room near reception which was quite noisy but reasonably comfortable and quite large. Could not say it was spotlessly clean but it...

Thank CairnsSusan
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Its location was very good, you could walk along the Ghats from the Hotel.and because it overlooks the river there are lots of opportuniites to people watch from the garden on the roof. It was facinating watching daily life and rituals being performed.Take a sunrise boat trip, it is very atmospheric. Heritage Hotel, well maintained, helpful staff, good rooms, baths...

1Thank homesteads
Reviewed 23 January 2012

The hotel is really very overpriced and definitely not a palace. I found the staff somewhat surly and over eager for tips. Judging by other reviews it seems there are various qualities of room and if you are in the basement I would forget it. The second floor is fine but thisplace is so expensive - withthe exchange its about...

Thank SpiritofSouthAmerica
New York
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Staying in Varanasi is an incredible experience, and being on the river, added to this, but Varanasi is an easy place to be. I think this is one of the best places to stay in town. The alternative is to stay in a big fancy western hotel outside the city. Whats the point? There is not view of the river,...

1Thank blueduckNewYork
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2012

On arrival the reception wasn't aware of our booking and therefore we were grateful to have a room available. However we were placed in a basement room without a window. The basement room felt damp and there were a few bad smells and bugs in the bathroom. We requested an alternative room and after another night in the basement we...

Thank Terry M
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 December 2011

Our room was dark, damp and smelly, simply not a place you want to stay for more than sleeping and a quick shower. It was so damp that the air-co send visible clouds into our room - not very nice. The restaurant was ok, but small and dark. They have a rooftop terrace, but for some reason it is only...

Thank Indiaphil
Reviewed 6 December 2011

This hotel is clean, quiet and has comfortable rooms. The staff are very pleasant and helpful. It is located near Assi Ghat, which we liked as it was quiet and peaceful and there are good restaurants and cafes near by. It is a 20-30 min walk along the river to the main ghats or a short tuk-tuk ride. Overall, this...

Thank shahmani
Somerset, NJ
Reviewed 4 December 2011

This hotel is a total rip off. The rooms are bad, dirty and filthy. For this price, you will get a quality star hotel in the city. While checking in, they said breakfast will be served in the basement. To our astonishment, we were charged Rs. 850.00 for a mediocre spread without warning. The front office staff were out right...

3Thank thisisvenkat

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Palace on Ganges is a new, immaculately clean hotel with 22 rooms, each named for -- and said to be decorated in the style of -- a different region of India. Our rooms were good-sized and well appointed (cable TV sets, non-alcholic mini-bar, tables and chairs). The staff is friendly and attentive. Food is vegetarian and well prepared. The big advantage is Palce on Ganges's location. It is at Asi Ghat, And while it's "on the Ganges," a small road and a large where you can get the cab easily from just out of the hotel. Views of the Ganges from the balcony -- and rooms facing the river -- are far less good than those from, among others hotels. Disadvantages: not all rooms face the river. ... more   less 

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Address: Assi Ghat B - 1/158, Varanasi 221002, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: $80 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Palace on Ganges 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Ask for a room on the ground floor away from the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles Clairelouisehalls, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask a room with view of the Ganges.”
 of 5 bubbles pompombionique, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“sk for a room on the top floor.”
 of 5 bubbles drmalaypatel, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Peu de chambres avec vue mais vous êtes à deux pas du Ganges ; sortez !”
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose Ganga facing rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles , 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
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