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Suryauday Haveli - An Amritara Resort

B-4/25, Shivala Ghat, Varanasi 221002, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Osterville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice smaller Haveli right on the Ganges, but be aware this area near the holy river does not allow alcohol, so if you are picturing a nice cold drink while watching the sunset on the Ganges this is not your place; however the accommodations are very clean, service and food are good. The evening entertainment is authentic and a nice... More 

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london
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For Varanasi standards this place is good although I'd have prefer to stay near Darbhanga Ghat as Shivala Ghat where Suryauday Haveli is located is quite a bit of a walk from Darbhanga where all the action is happening. However we had a pleasant stay, the staff were very helpful and friendly and beds were comfortable. If you want to... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This hotel was more than I expected. They sent staff to come carry our bags as its a little tricky to find. They gave us a gift when we checked out and came to bring waters daily. Usually when I travel I stay in mid-range to cheaper hotels but this was my first time to India and I had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have been to Varanasi twice, the first time I was captivated and willing to live dirty, the second time I really had difficulty with it. We were staying at a truly terrible guest house and walked past this hotel in awe. So we decided to go in, even though we were dirty backpackers they treated us with the upmost... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The property is an old haveli converted into a boutique heritage hotel. Good points: Located exactly on Shivala ghat with a lovely view of the river, live music sometimes in the courtyard, modern rooms with all general facilities, english and indian breakfast (all food is vegetarian), helpful staff, direct access from the hotel courtyard onto the ghat via a staircase,... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I last stayed here three years ago and reassuringly nothing has changed. The city is still dusty and dirty, the Ganges incredible and this hotel provides a peaceful retreat from the madness. Ask for a room on the first floor. Make sure you are up and out by 5:30 for the best light.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Overall, I had a very good experience here. It sits right on the Ganges, so taking a walk down the river to see the different Ghats and experience the interesting atmosphere was quite convenient. Although the hotel is further down from where the main Ghat and cremation area is, the walk is not far at all. Anyway, you want to... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Amazingly blessed with a waterside location on the river Ganges. Direct access is afforded to the Ghats and the City both on foot. Not a place for the less sprightly. We were lucky enough to have a river view but all rooms benefit from a communal balcony and roof terrace, Within the courtyard there is al fresco dining and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Be aware that cars can't seem to get close to hotel: we had to walk down three or four authentic alleys to reach it. Not a problem after two weeks in India! Very welcoming and friendly arrival. Our room was on first floor with a view on life on the Ganges- an almost biblical scene. Hotel is vegetarian and alcohol... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This small Hotel (it was a King's Palace) is right on the edge of the Ganges and is within walking distance of the daily Aarti ceremony and the Hindu funeral sites. The staff are excellent and try to meet all your wishes. You should be aware that this Hotel is alcohol free and all the food is vegetarian. Try their... More 

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