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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Varanasi is a difficult city for the Western traveler. It is very crowded, very dirty, and very busy. This lovely Guest House is a respite - calm and very clean and staffed by terrific people. Nagendra is wonderful - honest and eager to help and offer information that is much needed.

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this was our first time in Varanasi, we wanted to be close to the Ganges and yet feel a bit removed from it all. the location -perfect - it is right on the river, the roof top restaurant - wonderful, every meal there was terrific - the room- clean with that worn in feel - totally comfortable there are plenty...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Phenomenal! The property location is unbeatable on the river edge and even has a private exit down to the Ganges. From the moment we checked in, we felt welcomed and taken care of. Varanasi is one of my favorite places I have ever visited, and I think I can attribute much of that feeling to the great hospitality my wife...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our stay at Ganpati guest house was an enjoyable and blissful experience. The service is excellent and the rooms are comfortable and have the most beautiful view of the softy flowing Ganga. If you visit Varanasi then Ganpati guest house is the only place to stay offering value for money.

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Glasgow
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Fantastic place with super friendly staff. Rooms were done very well also very clean. Location next to the Ganges could not ask for more. Restaurant does great vege food the special Thali is a must. We celebrated New Year with the Ganpati Team they had organised a special night which included a sunset boat trip music and dancing, and amazing...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

My partner and I stayed 3 nights and enjoyed our time at Ganpati. We found the rooftop restaurant a great retreat from the madness of Varanasi and the food was also good/cheap. On the last day, my partner was not feeling too well and the guesthouse was very accommodating in allowing us to check out later and organising a taxi...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location can't be beat - all of humanity paraded by along the Ganges below. Even if you don't get a room w a balcony there are nice spaces to look out anyway and a great courtyard refuge from the noise. While I would definitely stay again, it is a budget hotel. The pillows were thinner than the ones they give...

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GanpatiGuestHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Ganpati Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us & taking out your precious time to write here on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcome you back on your next trip to Varanasi . Thank you so much for giving us the chance to provide you our services and above all...

Province of Rio Negro, Argentina
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is very good, it makes you know the streets of Varanasi from within, the place has lots of art, plants, rooms are beautiful, many overlooking the Ganga. The attention of the staff is very dedicated, very attentive! With restaurant service :)

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GanpatiGuestHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Ganpati Guest House, responded to this review

On behalf of all the Hotel staff we would like to express our gratitude for choosing us as your hosts during your holidays in Varanasi, and for taking the time to write your opinion here on TripAdvisor. We are very glad to read that you had such a lovely stay, and we would be delighted to host you again in...

Elwood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our return trip to Varanasi has been a highlight for us with perfect accommodation at Ganapati Guest House. Being on the Ghats near the action is the secret to experiencing the spirit of the Ganges. The roof top restaurant has good food and an excellent river view. The sunrise from our comfortable balcony rooms was just what we had hoped...

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GanpatiGuestHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Ganpati Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us & taking out your precious time to write here on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcome you back on your next trip to Varanasi . Thank you so much for giving us the chance to provide you our services and above all...

sandiegoparisfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ganpati Guest House is an ideal place to stay in Varanasi - right on the river within easy walking distance of many interesting spots. Friendly, helpful staff, large clean rooms, charming courtyard, good food, and nice rooftop terrace. All the modern amenities with the charm of an ancient city right outside your door. Couldn't ask for more.

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On behalf of all the Hotel staff we would like to express our gratitude for choosing us as your hosts during your holidays in Varanasi, and for taking the time to write your opinion here on TripAdvisor. We are very glad to read that you had such a lovely stay, and we would be delighted to host you again in...

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We are Ganpati Guest House - if you stay here, we are sure that you will have a good time in Varanasi. Of course the view of the beautiful river Ganges is amazing and exotic. Many people who come to Varanasi stay with us in the Ganpati Guest House. The staff are very kind and have a good spirit. We look forward to meeting you and hope beautiful time in Varanasi. The history of Ganpati Guest House: The Ganpati is located at the east end of the Mother Ganges in Varanasi, makes its presence known throughout the riverbanks not only by shining the world's oldest culture as well as oldest city. A city of light...but also by offering cutting-edge restaurants, renowned facilities, amazing view and comfortable accommodations. This 3-story Redstone pyramid was built in 1905 on the river Ganges, contains so many amenities on such an enormous scale that it's becomes practically amazing vacation. Spacious rooms surrounded by the plants, which boasts your staying, dining and entertainment. The Garden, at more than 1000 square feet, is one of Varanasi's oldest existing buildings and rarely available, offering a tranquil sitting, an array of nice music, a rack of books nearby. We want to deliver inside of the property a best atmosphere. We're trying to become a little more contemporary and appeal to all age crowds with holy feelings. We want to offer the best entertainment, dining, staying and relax without insulting the worth of your damage. That's not to say that "The city of Light" will be memorable entire the life. It is, after all, still a part of what makes the property unique, and explained that the hotel is prepared to keep the better executed elements of the riverbank-culture theme. Kind regards. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ganpati Guest House

Address: D 3/24 Meer Ghat, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: $33 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ganpati Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“ask for the largest room facing the Ganges - you can watch the sunrise....”
 of 5 bubbles , 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Talk to Hotel person to help for porter who will show you road quickly and helpful Ask for Room 11, 12,13. Others are also good no doubt.”
 of 5 bubbles 957adityan, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at Ganapati House are cheaper but don't have a Ganga view.”
 of 5 bubbles errdrzn, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for rooms on the upper floors, with balcony, facing the southeast. Otherwise go for same but facing southwest.”
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 of 5 bubbles pagingneil, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The rooms facing the river have amazing views...”
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