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Hotel Alka

D. 3/23, Meer Ghat, Varanasi 221001, 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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Nantes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decently priced for the location on the Ghats, not too easy to access on foot with luggage, it is still a fairly good option. Decent food and good service. There is a wide range of rooms available. On the whole, they are clean but definitely nothing to call home about. Having lunch or a drink on the terrace is quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Alka in December 2014 for 4 days, just after Christmas. Mornings were cold and foggy but once the mists lifted, it was an amazing sight. Originally booked a medium priced room (rs 1500) but got bumped up to one of the deluxe rooms (about 90.00 CDN a night). Well-worth it and if you feel like splurging, ask... More 

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Cambridge, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to Hotel Alka for quite a few years now drawn back by its charm and convenience. The station pick-up is essential and works well, as does leaving when they arrange for a boy to carry your bag and lead you safely through the maze that is Varanasi. I love the food and the cheerfulness of the waiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel alka is one of the reason I will go back to Varanasi. Excellent location, it's in Ganga, beautiful room, great food and one of the best service. Special mention to the staff for such a comfortable stay. Please ask for Munna bhaiya if u want a tour of the Kashi Biswanath Temple and for any other tours. The boats... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ganga and ghats is the most important and interesting place in Varanasi. So location of hotel is perfect. From the "garden" you can see Ganga and ghats. Hotel has wide variety of rooms from very basic to expensive. Basic and medium class rooms are not expensive. It is easy easy to book hotel, staff is friendly, restaurant good. I have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location. Basic rooms, some remodeled, for a good price. Right above the Ganges. The restaurant is Veg and therefore somewhat limited, but the things they have are very good. Good rates. No hassles.

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for just one night in December as part of a whistle-stop tour of Varanasi. Paid for the top room with a balcony overlooking river. Room was extremely basic,with hard pillows and a wet room style shower room/ toilet. The balcony was the most disappointing aspect, with wall to ceiling bars making you feel like a caged animal, and... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed at Hotel Alka in January. They offer a taxi (must pay) from the airport to the hotel location however you should note that you will have to walk approx. 15 minutes on only walkable streets to reach the hotel. A hotel staff met us at the car and assisted us with baggage and led us... More 

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Collinsville, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here two nights earlier this week. Our plane was almost 2 hours late but the pick-up was waiting patiently at the airport when we arrived. Driver brought us into city to rendezvous with porters who carried our bags and led us to the hotel. Reception staff not only pleasant, but extremely helpful. We were on the Ganges within hours... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For views on the Ganges and the ghats, nothing beats the Alka's river-facing rooms with balconies, never mind their monkey-proof enclosures. Our train from Agra was 3 hours late, but the gentleman who picked us up (all 5 of us) stood patiently right in front of our carriage. Even though we were late, they had kept exactly the 3 rooms... More 

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Address: D. 3/23, Meer Ghat, Varanasi 221001, India
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Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Alka Hotel Varanasi
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Varanasi

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