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Hotel Alka

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D. 3/23, Meer Ghat, Varanasi 221001, India
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at Hotel Alka for 3 nights in June 2015. We got to check-in early and check-out late free of charge, the room was extremely clean and the staff were super friendly. They helped us book trains and when we had an issue with the shower in our room, it was fixed immediately. The Apex restaurant... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Location-wise, this is one of the best hotel in Varanasi. The veranda on the first floor and the terrace on the second floor are river-facing. Therefore, one can spend hours gazing at the river and the activities of people on the ghats of Benaras. After 12 at night, when the city sleeps, the lights are drab and gloomy, the view... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here for 3 nights with my yoga group in March 2015. I had the very top room with a spectacular view. The room was very comfortable and all my needs were met. The staff were helpful. I'm going back here next year with another group... which should tell you all you need to know.

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Geelong, Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at this hotel twice now. It is in a great location right on the water with great views. The more expensive rooms a very comfortable even in the heat. The food is great and good value for money.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff cornered me at breakfast with a tablet demanding I create a Trip Advisor account so here you go: shabby chic room w/ French doors opening onto a pristine view of the Ganges + small verandah = 2600 rps. Ok by me. Asked them to book a train for us-- simple request but tix did not arrive till 2 days... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in Alka hotel with my family in the month of June 15.It was a great trip specially Lal bahadur yadav(Driver)was an excellent men and his knowledge for whole city was excellent and you don't need to hire any guide because of him.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is situated in the labyrinth of old town alleys and is a perfect starting point for sightseeing or religious tour. The Golden Temple is less than 5 minutes away. The Ghat is right outside of the hotel. Arti ceremony is 200 meters away from your doorstep. Rooms: we stayed in the mid range room. It was small and... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Alka has a commanding view of the ghats and has a nice terrace to take it all in, although the searing summer heat when I was there marred the experience somewhat. Also, this was one of only two hotels in the vicinity that had a reliable power supply when I was there -- which drew me to the hotel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing amazing but fine for price Good location for ghats Will need help getting there from train station but plenty of randomers on street willing to help for tip! Food ok Staff generally good Food generally abit dodge in varanasi..stay away from meat!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This location is EVERYTHING with this hotel. Stayed here for 7 days.There were renovations being made during my stay so I was experiencing several power outages a day but I'm sure it's going to be really nice once the renovations are finished. I would HIGHLY recommend getting a airport pick up. There is no way you want to try to... More 

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