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Rivatas by Ideal

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The Mall Road | Cantonment Varanas, Varanasi 221002 , India
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel rooms were splendid with all modern amenities. The bed were very comfortable. Only problem i found was that the hotel has a centralised air conditioning. I was feeling a bit hot, but the temperature inside room could not be reduced since that would impact all the rooms. The hotel restaurant was good with a decent elaborate menu for... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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40 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We stayed one night in the Hotel Rivatas. There is a limited choice of high quality in Varanasi and Hotel Rivatas stands out as a modern hotel, with spacious nice room and friendly service. It is only one of two Varanasi hotels with a 4.5 TripAdvisor ranking by more than 200 reviewers. I rate the hotel 5.0 relative to other... More 

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North Yorkshire
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Stayed for 5 nights. Hotel very clean, quiet and comfortable. Bedrooms and bathroom good with free room safe. Modern TV but didnt use it so cannot comment. A fair way out of the city but tuktuk ride there only 160 to 200rs depending how hard you want to haggle. First night we ate in the hotel. It was a buffet... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What is good? Bedroom is comfortable and well equipped Bathroom facilities is good Joyful with body massage located on the G/F (good skills and polite) wifi price is not free but acceptable price level compared with New Delhi Hotel Foods in restaurant is nice Staff is polite What is not good? No particular bad feeling ...... In general, this is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The hotel is simple with good rooms, good service, good food and reasonable prices. It has a travel desk which comes in handy if you don't have pre-arranged excursions to the different sites. I highly recommend this hotel for your travel experience to Varanasi.

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Innisfil, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Rivatas, the interior was modern and spacious. We enjoyed watching a wedding processing from our window. The restaurant is very nice and offers a wide selection...the waiters are very good and gave us very special attention, offering to make us a specialty of India .. and it was delicious...we recommend this hotel while... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I have been to many places in world but this city has some real crowd. you see life and hustle in even most remote place of city. About the hotel , it has the best spa i have encountered as of yet. The food also was exquisite. The room were spacious though the view is not very nice but then... More 

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Stockton Heath, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It's possible that most of the hotels in Varanasi aren't great and that Rivatas is counting on being the best of a bad bunch. Either way this isn't a great hotel and is quite expensive. On arrival we watched the check-in staff argue with each other and then discovered that our bed preferences had been ignored. Fixing this involved a... More 

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10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

From the shoddy cheap finishes in the rooms to the ugliest lift fit-outs imaginable...it's obvious the inexperienced developer ran of money at the end of this ambitious hotel build. It can all be addressed in future renovations but their sullen and rude dining-room staff (particularly at breakfast) indicates a lack of real will by current management.

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35 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We have learned to hire a local guard and/or driver to view the cities we are visiting in India there is so much going on in every city thousands of people in traffic and everything else no street signs and while we are independent travelers we found the getting a garden or a car driver is the best way

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