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“A good place for scholars” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ram Bhawan Kautilya Society Residence

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Ram Bhawan Kautilya Society Residence
D 20/21, Munshi Ghat | Old Varanasi, Varanasi 221001, India   |  
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“A good place for scholars”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2008

It is not really a lodge. It is the residence of Kautilya Society, a NGO for intercultural dialogue. It has a nice position on the banks of the river Ganges at the city centre. The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed. A good place for reading and writing. There is no restaurant but a fix menu breakfast and lunch are included in the cost of the room. The Society is working with the Municipality of Varanasi for preparing a conservation plan of the architectural heritage of the city. So if one is interested in these issues is the ideal place to get in contact with others.
It costs a little more then other guest houses of the area. But you can get very good deals if you stay for long periods.

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  • Disliked — you cannot have dinner there
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: D 20/21, Munshi Ghat | Old Varanasi, Varanasi 221001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 76 Specialty Lodging in Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ram Bhavan is the hospitality structure of the Kautilya Society. A four floor building architected in a traditional style in the historical area near Dashashwamedh Ghat, with a terrace with a wonderful view on the river and the city. It is the residential facility for members in Varanasi, providing accommodation with half board and lodging throughout the year. At Ram Bhavan members can enjoy the warmth and protection of a family-style environment, as well as the good and reliable meals of our personally-trained cook. ... more   less 
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