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Palace on Ganges

B-1/158, Assi Ghat, Varanasi 221002, India
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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, to be completely fair to this hotel this feedback is not about the standard of the accommodation or guest services, as I have not stayed there. Particularly, this is a warning story regarding the unethical practices of the hotel around their websites cancellation policy. Recently I booked, then unexpectedly had to cancel accommodation. I offered six weeks written notice... More 

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New Delhi, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When You spent a Good Lump sump amount on Hotel booking, You expect good service. Don't book this hotel, It might have a great location(near Assighat) but it is not worth spending around 5K for rooms which don't have space and the poorest service I have ever received. Hotel staff are grumpy and they behave like they are doing some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi I was on a visit to the city of Lord Visveswara on 27th and 28th of May,2016. Location wise, this is not the right location for visiting Kashi Vishwanath temple. But the hotel is o.k. Staffs tell the hotel is a heritage hotel. But I found nothing heritage about the hotel, except the building. In fact all the buildings... More 

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Delhi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Palace on Ganges is a hotel run in an heritage building near Assi Ghat, atleast this was the excuse given for super deluxe heritage rooms which cost more than Rs 4500/night, being smaller than any average size rooms. Given the space constraints in both the rooms we booked, one was still a bliss as it had a small balcony which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

On first appearance its not the most attractive externally, but internally and location wise it is good. The rooms are names after states and cities in India, and mine was furnished with antique furniture and a wonderful bed. Mine was at the back of the hotel and had a window facing a wall. But I wasn't going to spend that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

First, going to Varanasi is not just a tourism activity. You should know in advance where you go and why and make your study. The place is not an ordinary destination, especially for western tourists. The hotel is very close to Assi Ghat one of the edges of walking through Varanasi Ghats. Also close to main daily attraction of Aarti.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This is the grand hotel your grandparents told you about in the 1940's It's the hip place you stayed in 1970. It's the hotel you take your children or partner to in 2016. The Palace on the Ganges has changed with the times, adding wifi and updating the very clean rooms with textiles. The food is so good that we... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We went there for rooftop dinner and the staff was kind enough to open a couple of rooms for us, each decorated state specific. Neat and clean, impressive stairs and lobby and right on the ghat, it is a great property except that I found the rooms slightly claustrophobic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

I stayed two nights at the hotel as a solo traveler. My room was good but it was without window. Stuff was good and helpful. I had dinner at the roof restaurant which was delicous. It has a good location, it is just next to river and there are many shops to get food and water. they don't have rich... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Palace on the Ganges for 3 night during our 3 week trip to India. Sadly this hotel was one of our low points. We knew that the rooms were on an "allocation on arrival" basis but the huge difference in the rooms was ridiculous. The room rate was all charged at a moderate... More 

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Palace on Ganges is a new, immaculately clean hotel with 22 rooms, each named for -- and said to be decorated in the style of -- a different region of India. Our rooms were good-sized and well appointed (cable TV sets, non-alcholic mini-bar, tables and chairs). The staff is friendly and attentive. Food is vegetarian and well prepared. The big advantage is Palce on Ganges's location. It is at Asi Ghat, And while it's "on the Ganges," a small road and a large where you can get the cab easily from just out of the hotel. Views of the Ganges from the balcony -- and rooms facing the river -- are far less good than those from, among others hotels. Disadvantages: not all rooms face the river. ... more   less 

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Address: B-1/158, Assi Ghat, Varanasi 221002, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: $51 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Palace on Ganges 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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