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“Ok about my 5 circle rating” 5 of 5 stars
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Leela Guest House
B 14 / 34 Manasarovar Ghat | nr Sonarpura Rd, Varanasi 221001, India   |  
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Ranked #46 of 151 Varanasi B&B and Inns
Sausalito, California
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“Ok about my 5 circle rating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

You have to take this review in the context of this type of Indian guest house. Its a bargain travelers guest house on the ganges, nothing fancy, its clean and the crew is very nice. Its got great location and Rajesh is super helpful. Most of the time its quiet. If you want better, pay a whole lot more because this place is a very nice deal.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ao Nang, Thailand
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

very helpful staff, beautiful view from the roof, watching varanasi at dawn is wonderful..i viewed a few places..and some were truly very grubby..here was not pristine granted but a lot better than many others and a reasonable price..happy all round for the price!..the staff were very helpful, answered all questions, helped me lug baggage to and from the impossible little side alleys of which varanasi is composed, organised a lift to the train for me, did my washing..they seemed to take care as i was a girl travelling on my own, which was nice!..would stay there again if i was passing by...

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dharamsala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Ok... its been a while since I stayed... 2010 to be exact... but this was a great find. The location could not be better and it was simple and filled the bill. What I can say... from my stay there ... and all the stuff you see online... its always a risk... for me, I can say it worked out perfectly...

I am in India now so I will list now as the date and if I can make it back to Varanasi, then I will make it back to the Leela.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

This was my second time staying at Leela. The rooms are simple but the views, location and service can not be better. The owner Rajesh was very helpful with info, reserving our train tickets, hiring a private car for day trips, changing money, etc...
Mickey who is second in command is always around to help, make tea or cook up a meal. He is nothing but kindness which to me makes Leela extra cozy.
It saddens me to read negative reviews about Leela because I could not imagine a bad experience here.
Sunrise and sunset from the roof can not be matched. Check it out!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Visited this Leela Guest house, Manasarover Ghat, varanasi on March 10 2013. This is located very near to all ghats. This is also located near to VNS andhra brahmin hotel. They have charged us Rs. 700 per day and 12PM checkout. Late checkout is not negotiable. This was a bit inconvenience to us otherwise, it was good. They have free wifi from 10am-8pm and the staff were helpful in carrying our huge luggage to the point where auto-rickshaws are available.
No Television available though, the purpose of visiting was to visit the Kasi Vishwanath temple and do some shopping and visit nearby temples and come back to the hotel by evening and take rest.No kitchen available, Soft drinks available and the owner also displays silk bedsheets which are unique and good quality.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I stayed at leela for a little over a week.if you are looking for a hotel in the middle price range leela is great.the hotel was clean and the staff was very friendly.they helped me find a good place to cash travellers checks,and helped me navigate getting a train ticket to delhi.there was a problem with my water heater leaking and by the end of the day it was fixed.the hotel is located right on the ghats but not to close to main ghat so the area is not too crowded,but still close enough to be right in the middle of it all.the monkeys in the morning were allways entertaining to watch from my balconey (don't forget to keep your door closed,the monkeys will walk right in).the roof top was what really sold me,you can see up and down the ghats and a great view of sun rise.I know some have said less favorable things about leela but i think some of these things are just the way some people deal with india,unreliable water, power and internet are just the way things are there.i really belive these guys are trying there best serving people from all over the world,which can't be easy.i really enjoyed staying there and i will be going back in a couple years with my wife and son.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

It's unfortunate that other visitors had an unpleasant experience (as their reviews show) but I must say for what it's worth that Leela Guest House is truly worth it in terms of value and friendliness. It has a splendid location away from the crowds of the main ghat giving one the space for relative calmness of the neighborhood. Ganges is staring right at your face, and the rest of the ghats are easily accessible. For a budget traveler, this place should be an excellent deal. Rajesh is truly helpful person--he helped arrange day trips to Bodh Gaya and other places of interest in and around Varanasi. For my take the customer service was functional, effective, and more than what you can get for any hotel stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: B 14 / 34 Manasarovar Ghat | nr Sonarpura Rd, Varanasi 221001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 151 B&Bs / Inns in Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the bank of river Ganga,12 rooms all with attached bathrooms in a little modern house,very clean, most of them with balcony and view of river Ganga. Rooms for 2, 3 or 5 persons, the best quality price ratio.We arrange pick-up service from airport and train station. ... more   less 
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