Right on Meer ghat as the hotel claims, Alka was the best part about my Varanasi trip. The only difficulty can be reaching the hotel through the narrow alleys, but you have to do that even if you want to see the ghats. So if you get to stay on one, what better, coz then all the temples and ghats come in walking distance from your place of stay! Its a budget hotel, but everything from rooms, to service and food is value for money. We were so satisfied, we did not want to explore other options. They have also thoughtfully provided options for deep tissue massage, mehendi decoration, small library within the hotel for tourists. As you can understand from the facilities, it is apt for foreigners, the restaurant menu also has basic continental cuisine; beer also available. But Indians will also love the place, if they are willing to walk a bit! The hotel managers and in-hotel guide are very helpful . We had some issues while returning from Varanasi and they extended all help possible. My favourite in Varanasi was sitting in the little garden of Hotel Alka and watching the Ganga flow past. This is also the only ghat side hotel with a garden facing the river (and they have two on different floors!).
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