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Hotel Alka

D. 3/23, Meer Ghat, Varanasi 221005, India
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Ranked #5 of 53 Hotels in Varanasi
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    4.5 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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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views. Clean room. Value for money. Good food. Shared bathroom shower was good however the toilets are squat toilets that smell like a public male toilet.... Gross! Our sheets were a little stained or dirty not too sure but the mattress is soft which is nice for India! Just a short one night stay for us but I'd come... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view is really great, the location is excellent but they should inform you when you book taxi from airport there is a 10 minute walk from centre of Varanasi with a boy who carries your bag. initially the dude on reception was pretty cold, I kept having to ask him questions and eventually he warmed up. I initially booked... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good things, the views to the ganga river and the clean smell of rhe rooms, but nothing else, some of the reception guys, weren't really nice, the fsn rooms are really hot and everything is too expensive for that they offer.

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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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Address: D. 3/23, Meer Ghat, Varanasi 221005, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
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Number of rooms: 36
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