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Hotel Alka

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D. 3/23, Meer Ghat, Varanasi 221001, India
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summer of 2015
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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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Bangalore, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are staying in banaras it has to be at ghats, it's a must but there is a problem, reaching ghats is not easy as you have to cross SMALL bylanes. So this problem is with all most all the hotels situated at the ghats. This hotel is bang at the ghats, so the above mentioned advantage and disadvantages... More 

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Gottingen, Germany
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For persons not accustomed to congested Indian surroundings, the hotel serves as a refuge to digest impressions before starting again. The room and eating area offer a good view of the Ganges. The general services were excellent, however, the food could be better.

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What this hotel offers is an excellent location alongside the ghats in Varanasi. The higher-priced rooms have balconies from which you can view the ghats. Overall, this was the worst of the hotels that I stayed in in India, but I suspect that many hotels in Varanasi are similarly dilapidated. There was miscommunication with the hotel-arranged pickup that didn't initially... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved Varanasi and Hotel Alka. Great location on the bank of the Ganga. The manager and staff were really nice and gave us a fascinating tour of the town. The room was very comfortable, the food was good and the restaurant had a lovely view of the river.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are planning to stay ON the ghats of Varanasi, it's difficult to beat the location of this hotel. The view from the eating area and 1st & 2nd floor balconies is amazing. Rooms are marginally pricey. You could stay near the Godaulia Chowk (7-8 mins walk from Ghats, but very busy streets) paying lesser for better rooms, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are comfortable and basic. You will get your hot shower. But the view and location are unbeatable! Food was fine. A good place to stay to enjoy the views over breakfast right on the river...

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Varkala, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the nicest Guest Houses in Varanasi which are actually on the river will cost you more. So you have to go with it. But I do think this was a little overpriced. Still - the room we stayed in was huge, the bathroom was clean, they provided towels and the view from the restaurant is amazing. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Started off bad when our scheduled train station pickup did not show up, since it is a very difficult place to navigate on first visit. Managed to get there after several hours of waiting at station. But hotel reprieved themselves by giving us the best room in hotel; top floor end unit facing water with balcony. Room was fabulous: very... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stopped after boat tour and walked up the steps into the hotel from the Ghats...we decided to stop and eat, we were planning also to stay a night though the rooms was not available so that did not happen. No bodies fault. I ordered a veggie burger...well I have had some great veggie burgers in INDIA especially at Machan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very happy with our short time here. Special thanks to all the staff, especially Munna who put together a really excellent really tour. Thanks so much. I'm also very grateful for the pick up at the railway station . Even though our train was 9 hours late, there was still someone there waiting for us (sorry I can't remember the... More 

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