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Palace on Ganges

B-1/158, Assi Ghat, Varanasi 221002, India
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North Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A India travel company arranged my stay here in a standard room. Since I wanted a Ganges view, I paid an extra $95. I had room 302 and it was worth it. The room is on the very top of the hotel, with a nice size furnished terrace that overlooks the Ganges. The terrace is not private, but I never... More 

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a over priced guest house.Basic amenities like proper restaurant , lift,were missing. While the tariff was about the highest in Varanasi amenities were inadequate. Staff was courteous and helpful.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in early January for two nights. The room was airless and had no windows that could open. While breakfast in the basement restaurant was fine, with a good range of choice, and the food at the hotel seemed reasonable overall, it was horrible to eat in the rooftop restaurant as there were swarms of flies everywhere. The... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Palace on Ganges is perhaps the most well-located hotel in Banaras. It is right at the Assi Ghat which allows you go stroll by for the early morning Subaha-e-Banaras experience, and walk down to rest of the ghats for evening puja. The hotel staff is very helpful and the rooftop restaurant is a great place to unwind.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff/waiter with Indifferent and inattentive service. Food was mediocre at best and expensive for what it is. Rooftop restaurant was a little dirty for a "luxury" hotel restaurant and the view of Ganges is partially blocked by surrounding buildings/tall trees. Do not bother with this place.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel is located across the parking lot from the Assi Ghat. For that reason it was the perfect place to stay in order to enjoy the beautiful Aarti ceremonies offered at dawn and dusk to honor the Ganges River. After the early morning ceremonies free yoga classes are offered right there, so, if you decide to wake up that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff was nice and it was a GREAT location. I was not a fan of the rooms, very small, hard beds, about a 20 year old televisions, shower was not hot, towels looked dirty. The towels may not have been dirty but seem very warn out. We also both got aryuvedic messages there. It was not a good experience... More 

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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

That is the best thing I can say about this hotel : its location. It is right on the famous and throbbing Assi Ghat. This, more than anything else perhaps, motivated me to get up at 4 am every morning while I was staying there in December 2015 and take a bath, get dressed and go down to the Ghat... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A mildly disappointing experience for us, particularly after experiencing wonderful hospitality and service everywhere else throughout India. The hotel itself has a nice location (by the Ganges at Assi Ghat), and the decor is clean with a heritage look and feel. I can see how it may work for a couple, but for our family of 5 with 3 young... More 

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delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

this is a budget hotel at a very convenient place next to assi ghaat ...the hotel is small with small cozy rooms..suggessted only for two people if in case you are travelling three then it might be a little inconvenient ...the service is ok not that great but the best is their roof top restaurant . the food is fair... More 

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