The second day of our first visit to India was to Varanasi and we had pure booked room with a view at the Ganpati Guest house. Like anywhere in the Ghats it is a bit of a mission to find your way through the maze of alleys but asking directions got us there. We checked in and were delighted that the hitherto unavailable second room for my daughter and partner had been not only made available but was adjacent to ours. Our room had a spacious bedroom the walls of which were alternately the colour of turmeric and paprika. At statue of Ganesha perched on a plinth in the corner of the bedroom and the bed was covered in an throw of indian cotton intricately patterned in dark blue and emerald green inset with sequins. The adjoining bathroom was surprisingly modern with marble tiled floor shower and loo. The jewel was the balcony. Set off the bedroom it had a couple of tables and in the centre a swing chair suspended from the roof and a splendid view over the ghats and the Ganges
At the roof top restaurant we were attended to by an enthusiastic young man would spoke very careful English in a soft deliberate manner with an engagingly cheeky sense of humour. The masala omelettes that became more spicy every morning were usually accompanied by potato parathas and sweet hot chai masala. Quite addictive
Perfectly situated to explore the ghats and the lanes of Varanasi with a very friendly owner and staff this remains an enduring highlight of our month in India. We were very pleased that we booked ahead from New Zealand (prompt response to emailed questions and if fact we phoned to clarify a couple of things) as they were turning people away - and only some have those great balconies.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are Ganpati Guest House - if you stay here, we are sure that you will have a good time in Varanasi. Of course the view of the beautiful river Ganges is amazing and exotic. Many people who come to Varanasi stay with us in the Ganpati Guest House. The staff are very kind and have a good spirit. We look forward to meeting you and hope beautiful time in Varanasi. The history of Ganpati Guest House: The Ganpati is located at the east end of the Mother Ganges in Varanasi, makes its presence known throughout the riverbanks not only by shining the world's oldest culture as well as oldest city. A city of light...but also by offering cutting-edge restaurants, renowned facilities, amazing view and comfortable accommodations. This 3-story Redstone pyramid was built in 1905 on the river Ganges, contains so many amenities on such an enormous scale that it's becomes practically amazing vacation. Spacious rooms surrounded by the plants, which boasts your staying, dining and entertainment. The Garden, at more than 1000 square feet, is one of Varanasi's oldest existing buildings and rarely available, offering a tranquil sitting, an array of nice music, a rack of books nearby. We want to deliver inside of the property a best atmosphere. We're trying to become a little more contemporary and appeal to all age crowds with holy feelings. We want to offer the best entertainment, dining, staying and relax without insulting the worth of your damage. That's not to say that "The city of Light" will be memorable entire the life. It is, after all, still a part of what makes the property unique, and explained that the hotel is prepared to keep the better executed elements of the riverbank-culture theme. Kind regards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ganpati Guest House Hotel Varanasi