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A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House

D, 16/28-A | Dasaswamedh, Varanasi 221001, India
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Ranked #12 of 52 hotels in Varanasi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel was perfectly positioned for our stay in Varanasi. The restaurant and the staff in the restaurant were terrific and always happy and enjoyed interacting with us all the time. The rooms are very basic but adequate, you get what you pay for. The rooms were a bit grubby but the position made it bearable. My only complaint was... More

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Glencoe, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You cannot beat the location if you want to experience Varanasi in its true element. Great location, next to the ghat. Nice roof top restaurant. Clean rooms. Hot water. Patchy wireless in rooms but you can work with it in the lobby. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the cheapest room, so the bathroom was also small, and you can't hang any clothes inside if you shower as the whole place gets wet. But the service was fantastic, starting from the time we were welcomed with flower garlands (which perfumed our room for the four nights we stayed). We went during Mahashivratri so we were really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This was a great place to stay. Situated in the old part of Varanasi, on the main Ghat. Everything within walking distance. We booked our transport from the airport through the hotel. We were met in the street by a lovely man called "Gulu" and a porter who walked us through the streets direct to our hotel. "Gulu" a local... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Best location in the oldest living city in the world! While it's an adventure to get there (the last part by foot) the hotel porters are terrific. In fact all the employees of the hotel are lovely and very helpful. While the rooms are small, they are clean and with great views of the great river Ganges, and in my... More

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Clarens, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel twice now and it really is a great spot to be in once in Varanasi. Everything is close by, you walk everywhere on the Ghats, food is good at Rooftop Restaurant, but the best thing about the hotel is a young lad called Gulu who helped me find just about everything that i wanted... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

great location on the ghat. this hotel has one of the better restaurants in varanasi, the dolphin restaurant on the rooftop. rooms are very average with steep staircases. the entrie bathroom gets wet after a shower. we were lucky to get rooms facing the river. wifi is available in the lobby. we found one of the front office people less... More

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York, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

It's a shame this hotel's rooms, service and ambience aren't as good as it's location, which is unbeatable. We got a good arrival pick up from the train station, and were very glad of it. (The lad responsible was not pushy and later acted as our guide on the ghats, where he did a reasonable job but also misinformed us... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Rashmi is right on the Ganges and near all the important ghats (5 mins from the River Ceremony held every night). The rooftop restaurant has stunning views, serves good food and you can get a beer. Breakfast is limited. We had a room with a river view but had to bargain hard to get it (expect a hard sell). Rooms... More

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Pomaia, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The Rashmi Guest House unquestionably is beautifully located, overlooking the Ganges. The welcome with a flower garland was very pleasant, and our room was in a prime spot, but for the price ("super deluxe" room) the amenities were a bit shabby -- missing lightbulbs or lights not working at all, no hot water when we wanted to take showers, very... More

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Also Known As:
a Palace On The River, Rashmi Guest House Hotel Varanasi
a Palace On The River, Rashmi Guest House Hotel
Address: D, 16/28-A | Dasaswamedh, Varanasi 221001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
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Ranked #12 of 52 hotels in Varanasi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Palace on River (Rashmi Guest House) is a newly opened hotel on the edge of the River Ganges. We are located at Manmandir Ghatt, Varanasi adjacent to Raja Mansingh's Observatory. ... more   less 
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