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Palace on Ganges

B-1/158, Assi Ghat, Varanasi 221002, India
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Ranked #33 of 62 Hotels in Varanasi
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Ludhiana, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very comfortable and beautiful place with warm people and delicious food. The rooms' decor is based on different Indian States and the Punjab room is beautifully done. Pranjal, the hotel manager is very helpful. Dum aloo banarsi is a must-have dish with ghar- jaisi tawa rotis. Assi ghat is a few meters away.

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are there for our friend marriage and all of us thankful to the staff. Overall good to stay. people are always there to takes care about your stay. big and spacious room. nice location & place to be at.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

At the entrance Palace on Ganges has a poster with several quotes from Ghandi. The manager probably didn't look at this lately as their service is quite poor. The rooms are OK but breakfast is really poor. For 1000 roepies per night more we changed this hotel for a five star hotel with swimming pool and big room

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Srinagar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This hotel is 5 star, and well worth every star, the location is spot on, over looking the ganges from two sides, my wife and I had the honeymoon suit, with belcony, the room was very clean and nicely decorated, The staff were very friendly and helpful, the rooftop restaurant food was reasonable priced, and very tasty, this hotel is... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Location was good. Rooms were quaint. Did not have hot water for the two days we stayed there. As it was in 40 degrees not much of a problem but would be in winter. Room was cool. No other part of the hotel was air conditioned and was not. Rooftop restaurant was very basic but the Indian Breakfast was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a good 3* Heritage Hotel which formed a good base for us to explore from.. It is a 20 minute walk to the main Ghat (ceremony) which was perfect as it was a welcomed relief to step away from the noise and hectic atmosphere to catch our breaths after a long day exploring. Staff are friendly, food was... More 

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binu_10, Owner at Palace on Ganges, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Palace on Ganges! Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback on this forum! We are glad to know that you had a wonderful experience with us and our services as well as facilities were at par with your expectations. It is also good to know that our location added value to your stay. At our hotel,... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The hotel is located on the Assi Ghat, near the river bank. Lots of auto & cycle rickshaws available near the hotel for going around. Rooms were tastefully done with each room themed on a state / region of India. Rooms were compact. Staff were courteous & helpful. Breakfast was very simple & the hotel can arrange for local sight... More 

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binu_10, Owner at Palace on Ganges, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay at our hotel and that the service standards, facilities and accommodation were at par with your expectations. It is nice to know that you liked the décor of the rooms and that the culinary offerings in the breakfast... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I feel whoever named this hotel ended up with a spelling mistake. It should have been tiny place on the ganges and not palace. The hotel has not more than two rooms facing the ganges which is very very surprising. Rooms are very small in size and almost all rooms have non openable windows. Rooms do not have much of... More 

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binu_10, Owner at Palace on Ganges, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us on this forum. At Palace on the Ganges, our associates have meticulously designed each element to complement the majestic beauty of the Ganges. While we are pleased that you found the art work aesthetically pleasing and the culinary offerings at our rooftop restaurant were to your liking, we are... More 

Signal Hill, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Too often, a hotel room in India makes you want to spend most of your time outdoors. But when it's hot, you want to spend all your time indoors! We visited Varanasi in the hot July of 2014, and we remember it well. The Palace on the Ganges was probably the best choice we could make at the time, and... More 

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binu_10, Owner at Palace on Ganges, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for a detailed review of your overall experience at Palace on Ganges on this forum. It is good to know that our overall excellent service culture plus the strategic location of the hotel was at par with your expectations. We are pleased to know that our enriching heritage themed rooms and other amenities of our hospitality... More 

Delft, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Maybe got of on the wrong foot in 2013, but our second stay in this hotel was on of the best during our 2015 trip. The staff was friendly, got a good room with daylight from the beginning. Although the wi-fi service feels a little outdated, you have to pay, the hotel has improved in standards of service and cleanness..... More 

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binu_10, Owner at Palace on Ganges, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to know that your repeat stay with us was at par with your expectations and that we could impress you with our service offerings and amenities. At our hotel, we are constantly trying to evolve and grow so as to provide the very best to our clients and your mention of the same is great.... More 

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