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Hotel Alka

D. 3/23, Meer Ghat, Varanasi 221005, India
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Hotel Alka
Ranked #4 of 52 hotels in Varanasi
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In Varanasi you will find it can be hard to know who to trust. As documentary makers we took a lot of erroneous and costly turns until I thought , "why not just ask the guys at our hotel?" Best decision ever. Munna, the guest relations specialist, is a straight shooting good guy who worked for us with no motive... More

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New Delhi, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is a longish walk from the taxi, Tuk Tuk drop off point, through a narrow lane...but, once you reach there, the view of the Ganga from their terrace immediately has a calming effect on you and you just relax. The service surpasses 5&7 star standards as all staff members are personally trained by the owner and are made... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

5 ladies from Lithuania stayed at hotel Alka in Varanassi in March during our India tour. We took one of the cheap 600 rooms and one of the better 1500 rooms with AC. Both the rooms were very good value for money. The view from the terrace and balcony was fantastic, the staff were very friendly the man at the... More

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paris
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic location, right next to the ghat with the evening arti. Big room with a huge river front balcony, perfect for watching the boats glide by at dawn and sunset. Excellent room service, courteous staff, free wifi, assistance with bags that needed to be carried to distant taxi stand ( narrow Varanasi alleys do not allow for transport), efficient airport... More

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Gibraltar
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were two people who stayed for 5 nights during the month of April 2014 after traveling in India for 2 months. This is our opinion of the place: Positive: - good location - a big restaurant with a roof terrace (we'll come back to the restaurant in the negative part of this review) - relatively normal wifi though it... More

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Utah
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126 reviews 126 reviews
51 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a hard time finding an appropriate hotel for our family in Varanasi. We originally tried booking the Jukaso Ganges, but had a terrible time booking through the Welcome Heritage group, so had to cancel it. When we arrived in Varanasi, we realized the Alka had a much better location than the Jukaso, so we were glad we had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very happy here. Great location for walking through the busy alleyways of Varanasi and also situated right on the ghat for a lovely view from the terrace. Alka hotel was clean and the staff were very helpful. They organised a morning boat ride for us which we were very happy with.

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Lendava, Slovenia
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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

A double room with fan in the end of March was a good option - no AC needed, if you get a room on the restaurant terrace level. The room was spacious, the mattress was a bit thin, room and especially bathroom was spotless. They have a good food in a restaurant, very cheerfull staff and cold beer available for... More

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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only gave this hotel a rating of 3 because I think potential guests need to understand that this is more like a hostel than a hotel. Don't get me wrong, I LOVED our 4 nights at the Alka, and I am glad that we stayed there. I just wish we had been better prepared for the type of accommodation... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location was excellent, but had to go on foot to reach the hotel. Excellent location in the middle of varansi overlooking the ghats of the river. We went for a budget room. The staff was friendly and helpful except the porter was rude, he was not happy with the tips. The restaurant was great and the staff was friendly.... More

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Also Known As:
Alka Hotel Varanasi
Address: D. 3/23, Meer Ghat, Varanasi 221005, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Varanasi
#2 Family Hotel in Varanasi
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