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Taj Ganges, Varanasi

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#10 of 222 hotels in Varanasi
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.4
Value
4.2
Luxury hotel centrally located on Raja Bazar Road at Nadesar Palace Grounds, surrounded by lush green lawns and mango orchards.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Badminton
Entertainment staff
Babysitting
Parking garage
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Safe
VIP room facilities
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Park View
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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4.5 of 5 bubbles3,185 reviews
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Nestled in the heart of Varanasi, Taj Ganges garners high praise for its spotless premises and tranquil, culturally-rich atmosphere, complete with live music and roaming peacocks. While the rooms may be on the smaller side and show signs of age, the hotel's location is ideal for exploring local attractions. Guests commend the attentive staff and diverse amenities, including lush gardens and a rejuvenating spa. However, opinions on the hotel's value for money are divided, with some guests questioning the pricing relative to room size and experiences.
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Oscar J wrote a review Yesterday
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A beautiful oasis in the midst of the busy city. The service was excellent. Dilip took very good care of our room and was always ready to accommodate us. The restaurants had a great variety of food and made every meal a special occasion. Vijay was always helpful. Highly recommend Taj Ganges.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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vonireland wrote a review Apr 12
Cambridge, United Kingdom1021 contributions286 helpful votes
Varanasi might be a sea of humanity but the Taj Ganges Hotel is an oasis of calm. It's got everything you'd expect from Taj Hotels including excellent service, especially from Punam who made us feel very special at breakfast. If you're going to the pool, it's best to go before dusk when the mosquitoes arrive although Anand did a great job smoking them out!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Herefordnomads wrote a review Apr 12
Hereford, United Kingdom328 contributions197 helpful votes
A very brief stay after a very long road trip. Just a couple of nights incorporating a couple of tours (including the obligatory sunrise tour). Hotel is great with very good service and an excellent choice at breakfast! Room was very nice and staff were excellent. The small lobby seating area is nice - but always very busy. A very nice location and hotel in what is an amazing city.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Taj Ganges Varanasi for your stay! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that our services, breakfast, and location added to your experience. Your feedback is invaluable, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another wonderful stay in the heart of Varanasi! Warm regards, Vishal Singh General Manager
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ar g wrote a review Apr 11
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The whole experience was good, their hospitality. was excellent. Room service is excellent. As I was supposed to go for outing in the early morning, the front desk was so much caring that they had arranged breakfast at that time, which was impressive to me.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear Guest, We're thrilled to hear you had a wonderful experience! Thank you for your kind words about our hospitality and room service. It was our pleasure to arrange breakfast for your early morning outing. We hope to welcome you back soon! Warm regards, Vishal Singh General Manager
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Jet24733799848 wrote a review Apr 11
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Excellent service with super friendly staff specially Somber & Tanu. Would love to revisit property have excellent ambience in varanasi. Super awesome food quality. Multiple food options Close proximity to city center. Must visit place.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Vishal Singh, Owner at Taj Ganges, Varanasi
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience at Taj Ganges Varanasi and that our team, especially Somber and Tanu, made your stay truly memorable. Providing excellent service and creating a warm and welcoming environment for our guests is always our top priority, and it's incredibly rewarding to know that we succeeded in doing so during your visit. We're delighted that you enjoyed our excellent ambiance, delicious food offerings, and the convenience of our proximity to the city center. Your kind words mean the world to us, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another unforgettable stay. Whether you're exploring the vibrant streets of Varanasi or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, we'll be here to ensure that every moment of your stay is nothing short of exceptional. Thank you once again for your generous praise, and we eagerly await the pleasure of hosting you again soon at Taj Ganges Varanasi! Warm regards, Vishal Singh General Manager
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Mohit wrote a review Apr 10
Bengaluru, India3 contributions
I am an Previleged Epicure Member. Stayed in so many Taj Properties PAN India. One of the WORST Experience I had with Taj Ganges Varanasi I think these people have to learn from another Taj Properties. Absolutely Chaos at the time of Checkin. Service was bad then they try to make it up during my entire stay. Which was very much visible why they are doing this. I need proper service not Freebees. Lot of Rude Staff Never seen in Taj. I have seen few of them was amazing staff. Like Bankelaal hoskeepimg , Rakesh Restaurant and Life Guards at Swimming pool. I have observed the way they differentiate treating foreigners and Indian. These people are very Uncomfortable when you have to Redeem your Vouchers. They go in the corner to discuss that and come back with lot of excuses. Overall not a great experience I am very loyal to Taj and always felt very Proud on Brand Taj also recommended so many people to stay in Taj only.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Vishal Singh, Owner at Taj Ganges, Varanasi
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Dear Mr. Garg, We're deeply disappointed to learn of the challenges you encountered during your recent stay at Taj Ganges Varanasi, especially as a Privileged Epicure Member and a loyal patron of the Taj brand. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience and disappointment you experienced. Your feedback regarding the chaos during check-in, as well as the inconsistencies in service throughout your stay, is truly concerning and not reflective of the high standards we strive to maintain. We understand the importance of providing consistent, attentive service to all our guests, and we regret that we fell short of your expectations in this regard. Furthermore, your comments regarding the behavior of certain staff members, as well as perceived discrepancies in treatment between foreigners and Indian guests, are deeply troubling. We take such matters very seriously, as they go against the core values of our brand, which prides itself on inclusivity and respect for all guests, regardless of nationality. Regarding the discomfort you experienced while redeeming vouchers, we apologize for any inconvenience caused. Rest assured, we will investigate this matter thoroughly to ensure that such situations are handled with the professionalism and efficiency that our guests deserve. As a valued guest, your feedback is invaluable to us, and we are committed to addressing the issues you raised to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. We sincerely hope that you will allow us the opportunity to regain your trust and confidence in Taj Ganges Varanasi. Please feel free to reach out to us directly if there is anything further we can do to address your concerns or if you would like to discuss your experience in more detail. Warm regards, Yadupati Singh Front Office Manager
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Bhagyesh Tekriwal wrote a review Apr 9
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Have stayed at many of the Taj properties being an epicure member, but this property won my heart. Visited the property in March of 2024 and my expierence was absolutely amazing. The food at the chowk restaurant deserves a special mention. I was greeted and taken care by Chef Khimanand Kandpal who understood my dietary preferences and altered my food accordingly, the flavours were absolutely on point, would recommend to everyone, food was made by absolutely dynamic set of chefs, chef daksh, chef richik and served by tanu. Thankyou soo much guys for this beautiful expierence will love to come back.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Ganges! Thank you for taking time and reviewing us. We are delighted have you stay with us and giving us an opportunity to serve you at our hotel! Your positive feedback makes us stay focused towards our guests and keep us highly motivated. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you in future. Warm regards, Vishal Singh General Manager
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Amee S wrote a review Apr 8
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We take VIP Spiritual Tours - Soil2Soul Expeditions to Varanasi and Ayodhya, we had few Jain passengers with us. F&B Team gave us fantastic support. Special curated Jain Menu by Chef Daksh, Chef Nishant and all other Chefs. Also staff Tanu, Prarichita, Ashish, Muskaan, Vijay (cannot hear and speak - could manage it so well.) Deepak... and rest all. Appreciate the Hospitality and very good team work.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Its always full so make sure booking is done much in advance.
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Ganges! Thank you for taking time and reviewing us. We are delighted have you stay with us and giving us an opportunity to serve you at our hotel! Your positive feedback makes us stay focused towards our guests and keep us highly motivated. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you in future. Warm regards, Vishal Singh General Manager
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OnAir33120275657 wrote a review Apr 7
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1). The overall service was excellent. 2). Delicious food with the variety of cuisine. 3). Extremely polite staff (Deepak, vivek) 4). Property is very well maintained Location of taj gange is good. 5). Had a really good time during our stay.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Ganges! Thank you for taking time and reviewing us. We are delighted have you stay with us and giving us an opportunity to serve you at our hotel! Your positive feedback makes us stay focused towards our guests and keep us highly motivated. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you in future. Warm regards, Vishal Singh General Manager
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Bhavna T wrote a review Apr 4
Coventry, United Kingdom334 contributions90 helpful votes
I visited this Hotel with my mother in February 2024 as art of a tour I was on. Varanasi has always been on my hit list and my agent had booked this hotel for me and with it be a Taj hotel I had very high expectations. This hotel met my expectations more than what I had and all I can say is that this is an exquisite and super luxury hotel. When I entered I was received by the staff there and a necklace was put around my neck and a cold towel to wipe our hand and face was provided. At reception I sat down and a refreshing drink was bought for me and my mum. The check-in process was really efficient. We arrived at the hotel before check in time however the the lady ini reception (Vandhana), offered us a hot drink whilst she sorted something out for us. This was done swiftly and quickly as we weren't waiting long. When we entered the room all I can say is I thought it was super luxurious, bright and well appointed. It had everything that we would need and efficiently appointed with everything we needed, hence we did not need to call for anything extra. The housekeeping staff Dilip and Soon were extremely attentive and ensured the room was cleaned and maintained really well. The Turn Down service was also really efficient. As I was there for a celebration they had decorated the room well and also in the evenings they bought a foot bath with rose petals and salts to be able to relax at the end of the day. This was the icing on the cake. Also breakfast was exquisite and tasty. They had everything that I needed from choice and spread of food from Indian to western. Eggs was also available in abundant forms and if I had stayed more than 2 nights I would have had every type. In addition they had an Indian live counter which they were able to serve traditional south indian dishes. Juices were made fresh and the Masala Tea was really tasty. Everyone ini the restaurant were so attentive and I could see they cared for their guests and they kept coming to see if I was ok. Just to name a few the following went out of their way for us, Vikas, Muskan, Punam, Ankit, Sombir and Santosh. On the day of our checkout they even came and asked if we would like anything packing to take with us for the road, which was an added special touch. The ground of the hotel are very clean and amazing and great to go for a walk and the location is very near to some key shops, restaurants and local delicacy shops. The whole property is well maintained and the hotel has a couple of quaint shops and a grant reception area with a nice little gift shop alongside a great coffee shop. Also outside the restaurant area there is a lovely little square and they always had live musician there and when it rained the musician moved to the reception. I like this hotel so much that I am intending to visit Varanasi again just t be able to spend more time at the hotel and see more sites in Varabnasi
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Close to local delicacies and main attractions Great Location
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Ganges! Thank you for taking time and reviewing us. We are delighted have you stay with us and giving us an opportunity to serve you at our hotel! Your positive feedback makes us stay focused towards our guests and keep us highly motivated. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you in future. Warm regards, Vishal Singh General Manager
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$177 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
IndiaUttar PradeshVaranasi DistrictVaranasi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
130
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taj Ganges, Varanasi
Which popular attractions are close to Taj Ganges, Varanasi?
Nearby attractions include See City Destination private Limited (0.3 miles), St. Mary's Church (0.6 miles), and Bigjump Tour & Travel PVT LTD (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Taj Ganges, Varanasi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Taj Ganges, Varanasi?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Taj Ganges, Varanasi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Taj Ganges, Varanasi?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Taj Ganges, Varanasi?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Palate at Ramada Plaza by Wyndham JHV Varanasi, Tadka at Ramada Plaza by Wyndham JHV Varanasi, and Canton Royale Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Taj Ganges, Varanasi?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Taj Ganges, Varanasi have airport transportation?
Yes, Taj Ganges, Varanasi offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Taj Ganges, Varanasi?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Taj Ganges, Varanasi offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Taj Ganges, Varanasi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.