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The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nadesar Palace Grounds | Cantonment, Varanasi 221002, India (Formerly Taj)
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Ranked #13 of 53 hotels in Varanasi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2009
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2009

This is lovely place to have comfortable stay in the Holy City Varanasi. Well spread lawns for early morning walker paradise. So much variety of breakfast layout that none can taste all of them in one go. Royal welcome and great service at every point from porch, lobby, reception to your room. Temprature control in each room and adjust to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2009

This hotel is a Taj property, but Taj is rebranding its "leisure hotels" by removing the Taj name - so don't expect the luxury usually associated with Taj hotels. The thing that stood out was the service - much better than you usually get at a mid-range hotel. The man who took care of our room couldn't do enough for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009

I had stayed at the The Taj Gateway Hotel at Varanasi, and can safely say that it is one of the best property here. (The other Property which is good is the Ramada in the cantonment area) The staff right from the Bell boys to the waiters to the Manager are very Friendly and Courteous. The Rooms are decent (the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2009

This hotel does not have much character, but it's clean, quiet and a welcome change to the chaos of the city. Its standard room is very good value compared to other places. We had booked to stay at the Pallavi International Hotel that was supposed to be a old heritage palace with character but turned out to be a dump,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2009

We stayed 2 nights,good location in lovely gardens.Spent afternoon by pool,had lunch there.good service.buffet breakfast is average.We had dinner in restaurant,there is an inclusive buffet,but we chose of f the menu,which was excellent.rooms are slightly smaller than some hotels,but were clean..We did the sunrise and evening boat ride on the Ganges,even though you walk through the streets in the evening,we... More

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2009

While not the best of the Taj hotels, it is still very good and among the best places to stay in Varanasi. Very near the RR station, and only 10 minutes from the Ganges, it's location is reasonable, andthe rooms are fairly quiet. Extensive grounds, with a complimentary caleche ride and many peacocks and flowers, as well as a lovely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2009

We stayed in Varanasi for one night. As it was my husbands birthday I had booked a suite at this hotel which was lovely. I had originally looked at booking one of the hotels overlooking the ganges. However, none of the recommended hotels had rooms with river views available and some of the reviews claimed walls were thin with noise... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2009

We stayed in a room on the 3rd floor 1 night in December 2008. The property is located away from the river and the chaos that is Varanasi. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Definitely not a 5 star luxury hotel but this is the best accommodation in Varanasi at present and a oasis to return to after being out... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2008

This is a good hotel, we stayed in a deluxe room which was very nice. There is a pool, and a small gym. The travel agency here is really great. We were picked up from the airport, and the car even had a remote for the passenger with a long list of music to choose from, so you could listen... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2008

My room was very nice and clean. The hotel restaurant was excellent and there was live music which was great. The swimming-pool was pleasant and the hotel has very large grounds Staff is too good. Though this hotel is unlike other taj hotels. The rooms are bit old but overall its a good value for money in varanasi.

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Address: Nadesar Palace Grounds | Cantonment, Varanasi 221002, India (Formerly Taj)
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi 4*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Business Hotel in Varanasi #4 Luxury Hotel in Varanasi
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Group-oriented mid-rise hotel centrally located on Raja Bazar Road at Nadesar Palace Grounds, on the banks of the Varuna River. ... more   less 
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