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Hotel Alka

D. 3/23, Meer Ghat, Varanasi 221005, India
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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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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent service.Housekeeping to be made more trim and friendly. A phone connection to the restaurant would be nice. These suggestions are made in pure good intention and not as a complaint.The temples are close, walkable distance from the hotel. Shopping for antiques and memoralia are very convenient. Excellent outdoor traveling facilities efficiently managed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is in a very nice location, next to Meer Gath and in the middle of Varanasi main touristic spots. It has a terrace on the Ganga where you can eat with a beautiful river view. If you are going there ask for taxi pickup, that include a 10 minute walk with a guy that will help with your... More

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New Delhi, India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is right at the bank of the river just 5 minutes walk from Dashashwamedh Ghat. That way you get both the convenience from not being very far from the main activity centre and also have your accommodation a little away from the noise of that centre. You can enjoy the river from the balcony as it is just... More

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Varanasi, India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, where to start......! Firstly I can't fathom how these negative reviews are coming forward, remembering we are travelling in India. When you have short arms and long pockets and expect western style Hotel service, of coarse you will come up short. Now for our experience of this well run Indian Hotel. 1- Munna, he gave good honest advice about... More

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Varanasi
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, what an absolute gem. Having come from the South East to the far North we found Hotel Alka in Varanasi, India's holiest city. Firstly - no noise but the gentle slap of the Ganges against the Meer Ghat directly in front of the hotel. This part of the Old City (fascinating) has no vehicles allowed apart from scooters. No... More

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been travelling for four months straight, and have never stayed in a worse hotel than this one. To be clear, we stayed in a room without a bathroom, which definitely worsened our experience – had we stayed in a room with a bathroom, we might be writing an entirely different review. If you’ve been travelling India and paying... More

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Mexicali, Mexico
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was probably blessed by being recommended by many guide books. I can understand why this hotel is recommended. It has good location (hard to find, but everything is hard to find in Varanasi), close to the river and just above mediocre rooms. That being said, the hotel is flooded by tourists all over the world, and the management,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best location and view from Varanasi... the crew are hilarious and helpfull.. The room were fine. Gold standard for indian rooms ;) Located right next ganfa arti an gates. Breakfast should start at 6am but its only at 7

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Hong Kong, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have travelled many places around the world and stayed in umpteen number of hotels. However, this hotel stays out in one thing: the best personalized service we ever got!! The care they showed towards the guest is something we haven’t seen anywhere. I would specifically mention about Munna. Everyone should learn from him on what guest relationship is. One... More

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Madrid, Spain
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is not so great. Narrow streets that not allow to get there, only walking. It is a budget option but they overprice other services (transfer to/from airport/railway station is 750 Rs, the most expensive thing I've paid un India, laundry, breakfast, exchange...) A budget acommodation turns on a luxury acommodation (just the bill, of course). Sure you can find... More

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Address: D. 3/23, Meer Ghat, Varanasi 221005, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
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