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Scindhia Guest House

Scindhia Ghat,Next to Manikarnika ghat, Varanasi 221001, India
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Ranked #39 of 129 Varanasi B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Shenzhen, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 days here during Holi 2014, everything is fine, the hotel manager is extremely helpful, the location is also great, just next to the burning ghat, I'd recommend to stay here for sure, on the other hand, it will do no harm to check other guest houses here. The guest house is located at Scidhia Ghat, It is... More

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Cape Town
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17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I was a bit apprehensive off staying here after some of the negative revues, but did it for the position on the Ganges. We did not experience anything negative though. The staff were super friendly and helpful, breakfast good, rooms clean (although not luxury, but more than adequate), lovely hot water. The manager was very helpful in arranging transport from... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This place, and Varanasi are a trip! You better organize one of their driver's to pick you up from the airport or train station because there is no way you are gonna find it on your own! Luckily we did and the driver took us as close as he could and then the porter carried our bags as we navigated... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The Pros: Good location in the old town of Varanasi, provided you dont mind navigating the warren of lanes to find your way back. Friendly staff. Great View from the rooms and roof. Fridge in the room. The Cons: Slightly overpriced for the room quality (we stayed during Diwali). Marginally Clean bedding, average for India. Grubby bathrooms, not terrible, just... More

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Namaste! The Scindhia Guest House is a well run, impeccably clean, hospitable guest house. It is off the beaten track and entry may be problematical for some. The guest house is now (2013) going through some mandated structural changes. Management and staff are always ready to assist in any way possible - from arranging morning/evening river cruises to coordinating pick-up... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The Air Conditioned Rooms are spacious with a balcony. The food in the terrace restaurant was really god. They made Khichdi on request. Not much to do inside the hotel,closes the gate by 11 pm. But you get your money's worth (Rs 700 for a non A/C room and 1300 for an AC Room )just by the spectacular view of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

In 40 years of travel on five continents, this is the single worst hotel experience I've ever had. Where do I start... A friend and I had booked "super deluxe" top floor rooms for five nights. You reach the hotel entrance by climbing up a steep, garbage-choked alleyway from the ghat. As my friend got to the door, she was... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

I did the reservation through Agoda.com and sent an email asking a transfer from the airport. Nobody answered till I contacted Agoda and then get an answer. Even they confirmed, Acttually, no one came at the AirPort to Pick me up and after 1 hour (I needed to call them!) the driver arrived. The room with view balcony is great,... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

* Free shelves of books to read * Very nice staff * Can pay extra for a balcony * Breakfast very expensive (instead go to Jai Shive in Sunrise Lodge, a 5 min walk) * Closes their door at 11pm so beware of this when arriving! They might be closed if you arrive late * All stairs are very steep... More

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bodhgaya
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Small room, without any commodity and not cleaned for an expensive price. No value for money. Hot water for only short shower, the power goes away frequently, monkeys discourage to stay on the balcony. Don't stay here !!

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Additional Information about Scindhia Guest House

Also Known As:
Scindhia Guest House Hotel
Scindhia Guest House Hotel Varanasi
Address: Scindhia Ghat,Next to Manikarnika ghat, Varanasi 221001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated ideally in the crescent on the left bank of The Holy Ganges is The Scindhia Guest House just adjacent to Manikarnika (The burning ghat) offering excellent panoramic view of the river on both the sides.Breathtaking sunrise to the scintillating evening view of the river and the ghats can be enjoyed from all the available balconies in the property. Enchanting ringing of temple bells is simply nostalgic.AC / Non-AC rooms are neatly laid with attached toilets equipped for round the clock hot and cold shower. Super-Deluxe rooms have TV, Refrigerator and intercom too.Internet is available on demand.The Roof top (river view) restaurant offers sumptuous refreshments cooked under strict supervision in very hygienic conditions.Pick-up service on request is available from the railhead as well as the airport (Payable).Medical aid is available on call.As a policy matter, Scindhia Guest House does not allow consumption of Narcotic Drugs / intoxicants of any kind and nature within the property. ... more   less 
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