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Palace on Ganges

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   B-1/158, Assi Ghat, Varanasi 221002, India
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Ranked #25 of 52 hotels in Varanasi
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cleanliness, comfortable beds, interesting decor and fair pricing make this hotel a great choice for just about anybody. Each room is named (and decorated) after a region of India. Only negatives are that the roof-top restaurant could have more ambience and our minibar fridge didn't seem to work, but a great experience overall.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A simple hotel with good rooms and good food. The employees were very friendly and we had a nice talk with the manager. Although prices are relatively high I think it is worthwhile because of its location close to the ghats and nighty offering ceremony at five minutes walking distance

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Rockville, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this property for 2 nights at the end of March. We booked a double and a triple room. What a difference between the claims on the website versus the reality. The location is good as it faces the southernmost ghat of Varanasi but the view is only available from a couple of rooms. We were offered rooms... More

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The Berkshires
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our expectations were so low for Palace on Ganges, given other trip advisor comments, that we were pleasantly surprised! Some of the missteps seemed just funny… after expecting a visit to Varanasi would be a trip to hell and back , we were pleasantly surprised! Upon arriving at the hotel, having been told by my extremely competent tour arranger ,who... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed here for two days. We had two different rooms during our stay. They were both very clean with an A/C, but no free Wi-fi. The rooms had a nice size bathroom and standard beds. We liked the ambiance of the hotel and how each room had a different theme. The restaurants were nice and the... More

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights. There was a mix up with our room, which meant the first night was in a room with a wall 1 m away from the window. After complaining to our tour agent we were offered the room right at the top of the hotel. It has a private balcony, with a wonderful view of... More

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This hotel is incredibly shabby and run down. The shower was cracked and chipped. The loo flush was not strong enough, no plug etc etc. It was incredibly noisy with every noise in the hotel heard. The roof top restaurant was out of action and the basement dining room was the most cheerless and depressing place to sit. Service slow... More

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Darwin, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed there on 11/1 to 13/1/2014. We were totally appalled by the cleanliness and attitude of staff. Especially the front office manager. He ripped us off for 2000 rupees saying that we had not paid for transfers even though we produced the voucher. On our return to Australia our agent stated all had been paid. The... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Older style hotel in the banks of the Ganges. We had a downstairs room which was comfortable while not especially functional. Our downstairs room had no windows and the walls were quite thin! Hotel location is excellent and the staff are very friendly. Rooftop restaurant not open as it was undergoing renovations, but the small ground floor restaurant serves excellent... More

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I had a wonderful 4 night stay at the POG. The staff were friendly always ready to help and give assistance. The food was good, did not try the bouffet. I was in 107 which was nicely decorated and very clean and yes the window faces a wall, so what, it was incredibly quiet, the idea is to spend as... More

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Also Known As:
Palace On Ganges Hotel
Palace On Ganges Varanasi
Palace On Ganges Hotel Varanasi
Address: B-1/158, Assi Ghat, Varanasi 221002, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
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Ranked #25 of 52 hotels in Varanasi
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Hotel Class:3 star — Palace on Ganges 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palace on Ganges is a new, immaculately clean hotel with 22 rooms, each named for -- and said to be decorated in the style of -- a different region of India. Our rooms were good-sized and well appointed (cable TV sets, non-alcholic mini-bar, tables and chairs). The staff is friendly and attentive. Food is vegetarian and well prepared. The big advantage is Palce on Ganges's location. It is at Asi Ghat, And while it's "on the Ganges," a small road and a large where you can get the cab easily from just out of the hotel. Views of the Ganges from the balcony -- and rooms facing the river -- are far less good than those from, among others hotels. Disadvantages: not all rooms face the river. ... more   less 
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