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A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House

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D, 16/28-A | Dasaswamedh, Varanasi 221001, India
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Curitiba, PR
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was recommended for our guide, who said that is one of the best in Varanasi, so I created good expectations. The view from the roof top is lovely, specially in full moon night, but I was feeling very disappointed with the service. No attention with us, the staff was so lazy. First I ordered a banana lassi that... More 

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In relation to the above review , I would like to state herein that our restaurant has been bifurcuted in to 02 sections viz 1 Ac Sections and the other 2 River view open portion . In the open section of the restaurant , we have never provide any fans and all untill and unless it is demanded by the... More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had read about this hotel online, you must stay in one of the front rooms and the views of the Ganges are amazing, it is in the centre of all the action. The rooms are basic but clean & the rooftop restaurant has stunning views and good food. It is hard to find but the hotel will send porters... More 

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Protaras, Cyprus
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location and rooftop restaurant are the best things about this place. But be prepared to go up several flights of stairs to get to the restaurant! We found the food to be quite good and we ate here both nights of our stay. Service is hit and miss but that's nothing new in India. The room, on the other... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The great thing about this hotel is the location. You have a beautiful view of the ganges from the roof top restaurant. You can wake up and walk outside the hotel and grab a boat for a sunrise tour or just walk along the gangs exploring the ghates. Everything is right there. What wasn't so great is that we had... More 

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Eventhough it is guest house above the hostel and paying guest house , we try our best to provide the services at par with a star hotel in Varanasi .as we have got a team of skilled staff . As for the booking of guide is concerned , we presume that the guest must have done through some of travel... More 

New Delhi, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice, clean hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff. The location is perfect. One of the Super Deluxe rooms we had were smallish, but very nice, and with great views of the Ganges. Dolphin, the roof top restaurant, has decent food, and great views. Highly recommended.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
54 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here, as it was an interesting walk along the ghats from our hotel and was recommended by our guide earlier in the day. The restaurant is on the 6th floor of the hotel – after climbing lots of steps up from the water’s edge, so you had better be fit. We ordered mutton rogan josh, which was... More 

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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. It is in an ideal location, close to everything you need or want to see in Varanassi. The room was clean enough and the restaurant was ok but expensive in comparison to other places we have dined at. Unfortunately our air con was broken for the majority of our stay and it got to... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

They've got their issues, but the overall experience was satisfactory. It's essential to have a room overlooking the Ganges, the enormous window gives you a spectacular view. Perfect location on one of the best and most central ghats. The restaurant serves excellent dishes, really home-made and at a very good price, the best I've tried at hotel restaurants in India.... More 

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Beijing, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visiting Varanasi (Benares) is an experience of its own kind. This oldest city in continual use on the face of Earth, this cradle of Hinduism, the City of Shiva . . . it is so colorful, so chaotic, so in-your-face, that I could not find the right word that would do justice to it. With all that being said, the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

(Overly priced poorly managed restaurant eager to serve foreigners only) - we identified this restaurant during our boat ride during aarti and decided to dine there. Unfortunately it turned out to be a nightmere. They kept ignoring us for a seat and were eager to welcome only foreigner guests. Discouraged us to order course wise (starters / soup and than... More 

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