I travelled with my partner and 2 adult children. We booked 2 nights in the hotel and had both positive and negative experiences.
The positive first. All staff are very friendly and helpful, especially Muna whose tour of Varanasi was interesting. The hotels location is great, being on the banks of the Ganga and in the heart of the old city. The restaurant served decent vegetarian food in an open-air venue with fantastic views of the river. However the tables seem never to be washed and were covered in flies when we arrived at the restaurant which was uninviting at best!
The negative experiences related to the rooms themselves. They are extremely small and spartan (we booked the larger rooms with balconies overlooking the river so I imagine the standard rooms are even worse). We had no hot water in 1 room and neither room was serviced. The bathrooms are very uncomfortable with the shower being located virtually above the we with no curtain to retain the water so every time the shower is used the entire bathroom is flooded.
In summary if you're not too fussed with the spartan nature of the rooms and facilities the location of the hotel will make up for these deficiencies.
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