We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Palace on Steps

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Palace on Steps
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

420 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 334: English reviews
Start your review of Palace on Steps
 Click to rate
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at Palace on steps on 14-15th april. We took Maharaja room. The view from the balcony was awesome. Although i feel restaurant is bit on the expensive side. Food was average. Faced problem with the AC. It was set at 22 degree and we were with a 10month old infant. The temperature was too low for the infant....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tekriwal
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

THE PROPERTY: We arrived in the evening to Varanasi, as our train was quite late. As we were staying on the ghats, we wouldn’t be able to drive to the hotel, so our local guide started calling the hotel to send out someone to help with our bags. He finally managed to connect with them about 10 minutes before we...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LisaOnTheRoad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trip to varanasi this time was diff. as me and my friends had a food discovery trip. The room with Palace on Steps was excellent. It was cosy, with spacious bathroom and a long verandah overlooking the ghats and the Ganga. The building had an old world charm and was extremely clean. The excellent exits to the bangali tolla...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank suvayan s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 5 nights there and sitting on the roof top at night has been one of my highlights in India. The location is excellent, right at the pulse of life in Varanasi. The hotel management was very helpful and kind. It was clean and even the Wifi worked quite well. I can highly recommend this place!

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank global_guy108
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hotel and service! Location wise nothing can be better. We stayed in Maharaja room, which exactly facing Ganaga. It was a beautiful room. Great service, too good people. Whatever I say may not be enough for their service! At the front desk: Vicky- a jewel, A very loving personality and always there for you! Sanjay- very helpful and always...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Abhijit N
Baden Württemberg
Reviewed March 15, 2017

In february 2017 I visited Varanasi the 3rd time. I decided to stay in Palace on Steps, Rana Mahal Ghat. I had a nice room , also a nice bathroom, everything proper and clean. The location of this property is excellent: you walk a view steps down to the Ganges, in some more minutes you will reach the Main Ghat,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Katze049
Ustka, Poland
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Amazing room with breathtaking view. I absolutely love it. Sunrise in front of you. Excellent service. I hope to come here again:) Very friendly and helpful. My room is very clean and has a small balcony. Sri Lahari mahasay (Great yogi ) was meditating in this room.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank anna2567871
sanjay p, Guest Relations Manager at Palace on Steps, responded to this review

Dear Guest, "Greetings From Hotel Palace On Steps !!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. It was a pleasure to serve you again and we are happy that you enjoyed our services and food. We hope to welcoming you and your guests back again to Hotel Palace On Steps . Varanasi and assure you and your guests of...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed March 8, 2017

I stayed in room 205, a Ganges faced singel room for a budget price incl. breakfast. The room has a little side balcony overlooking the Ganga. There is no airco, tv, hot water or sink in this room (other rooms have). You have to brush your teeth in the shower. But the room is atmospheric (part of the old Gangafaced-structures),...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank entoen
sanjay p, Guest Relations Manager at Palace on Steps, responded to this review

Dear Guest, "Greetings From Hotel Palace On Steps !!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. It was a pleasure to serve you again and we are happy that you enjoyed our services and food. We hope to welcoming you and your guests back again to Hotel Palace On Steps . Varanasi and assure you and your guests of...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed March 8, 2017

I stayed in the Maharaja room, one of many, with balconies overlooking the Ganga. the room has a high dome ceiling and my meditations were very deep. The sun rose above Ganga and came right into my room. They have several rooms facing Ganga, but this is my favorite room, with wifi and breakfast at the sunrise restaurant on the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Narayan1082017
sanjay p, Guest Relations Manager at Palace on Steps, responded to this review

Dear Guest, "Greetings From Hotel Palace On Steps !!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. It was a pleasure to serve you again and we are happy that you enjoyed our services and food. We hope to welcoming you and your guests back again to Hotel Palace On Steps . Varanasi and assure you and your guests of...

Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

The hotel is situated on the famous ghats of Benaras. Although it takes quite a few really large steps to reach the hotel (not recommended for senior citizens) you go through the famous winding narrow galiyaan and finally reach a big open courtyard filled with blooming bougainvillaea. Our room was one level below the courtyard, facing the river. We were...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 330tanayak
sanjay p, Guest Relations Manager at Palace on Steps, responded to this review

Dear Guest, "Greetings From Hotel Palace On Steps !!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. It was a pleasure to serve you again and we are happy that you enjoyed our services and food. We hope to welcoming you and your guests back again to Hotel Palace On Steps . Varanasi and assure you and your guests of...

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

292 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (283)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (56)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from Room (58)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (36)
Viewed
Other (125)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Varanasi hotels
0.3 mi away
Hotel Alka
Hotel Alka
#5 of 73 in Varanasi
1,159 reviews
0.1 mi away
Ajay Guest House
Ajay Guest House
#43 of 73 in Varanasi
88 reviews
0.0 mi away
Brijrama Palace
Brijrama Palace
#1 of 73 in Varanasi
228 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Ganpati Guest House
Ganpati Guest House
#2 of 73 in Varanasi
2,041 reviews
0.2 mi away
Shiva Ganges View
Shiva Ganges View
#13 of 73 in Varanasi
250 reviews
1.1 mi away
Hotel Ganesha
Hotel Ganesha
#23 of 73 in Varanasi
187 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Varanasi a mirror of ancient spiritual India and a destination swinging to the of India,s vibrant culture is a must visit for any traveler wishing to experience real India. To experience the real essence of Varanasi it is essential to discover and explore the ''old city' and the ghats the steps leading to the holy Ganges and the ghats the steps leading to holy Ganges. The hotel Palace on steps ,located at a prime location in the holy city, holds the distinction of having the maximum number of rooms offering an unparallelled view of the Ganges. Besides the hotel is a true balanced blend of luxury and comfort for the travelers ready to experience Varanasi in all its glory interestingly the hotel is designed aesthetically with a touch of true Indian history as showcased in the castle design which dates back about 400years. therefore the guest have an attraction of experiencing the splendor of medieval Indian architecture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palace on Steps

Address: Rana Mahal Ghat D - 21/11 | Bangoli Tola, Varanasi 221001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: $12 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Palace on Steps 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotwire, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Priceline and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Palace on Steps reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Palace On Steps Hotel Varanasi
Palace On Stepss Varanasi
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Varanasi
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Palace on Steps staff and other travelers.
9 questions
Ask a question
9 months ago
24 days ago
24 days ago
1 month ago

See all questions (9)

Questions? Get answers from Palace on Steps staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Don't know about suite but Maharaja room had a great view. Room 505 was our room.”
Tekriwal, 1 week ago | Read review
“Don’t stay on the rooftop room if you plan on an early start as they lock your only exit (through the kitchen) at night.”
  • 'clean' towels
LisaOnTheRoad, 1 week ago | Read review
“Room 206 is just a magic experience for me.”
anna2567871, Mar 11, 2017 | Read review
“single room 205”
entoen, Mar 8, 2017 | Read review
“The King Room”
sidhubaba, Jan 28, 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question