We enjoyed our two night stay in January at the Great Ganga. the staff were very pleasant and welcoming. Our room was really excellent. I'd asked for the best view of the Ganges they could offer and they took note of this and really delivered. We had a fantastic view straight down to the river. Our room was spacious, well furnished. Very comfortable bed. Large bathroom. Could do with an update in there. the bath (unusual in India) was going a bit seedy but the hot water supply was very good. We had their half board package and the food was very good. Lots of choice and all very well cooked and tasty. Obviously all veg, no meat, eggs or alcohol. The spa is just amazing for a small hotel. Really lovely rooms and a very nice ambience. I had a pedicure and it was good. they were very booked up with a large party of ladies or I would have had more treatments. In itself I cannot fault the hotel however, there is a down side in my opinion. It sits quite a way out of the main part of Rishikesh which is around the Laxman Jhula. The hotel is up an extremely steep narrow drive and we could not find a rickshaw driver willing to go up there. Taxi drivers were even a bit unwilling.. It is a real hike up there on foot so if you are elderly or not very fit this is not a good thing. It is perhaps 5 minutes walk to Ram Jhula and then another 10 minutes on the other side to the site of the evening Aarti. so that was good. If I returned to Rishikesh however I would choose to stay nearer to Laxman Jhula so as to be more in the centre of things.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel The Great Ganga is situated at one of the best areas in and around Rishikesh, at Muni-ki-Reti, the place where the holy Ganges meanders out of the hills and enters the plains. The Hotel is designed in such a manner that one can enjoy the enchanting panoramic view of the Holy Ganges, surrounded by the lush Green serene hills from each room. It takes just 5 minutes casual walk to reach the banks of Holy Ganges from the Hotel. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioners heaters and have private balconies from where one can enjoy the fabulous view of the river Ganges, the Chandrabhaga river and Rishikesh town. Yoga classes & ayurvedic massage therapies are also available. The Hotel is situated in an atmosphere of serene tranquility & peace which brings inner comforts & body relaxation. We have a multi-cuisine vegetarian restaurant open from 7 am till 11 pm. The highlight is the nearly forest a most appropriate surrounding for nature walk. The internationally famous aarti ceremony performed every evening can be witnessed from the roof top of the Hotel. ... more less
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