Arrived with high hopes because of all the strong recommendations but this was soon quashed and we left after one agonizing evening. Requested an air conditioned room, shown to room with a very archaic air conditioning unit, politely inquired as to whether the unit worked and were consequently belittled and reassured that it did. Agreed price of 1100 rupees, only to discover that the air conditioning did not work. We were then overcharged for non a/c and spent the night sweltering hot and unable to sleep. Room was good size but despite requesting partial view (as cheaper), this was through a hole in a wall. Shower head has no attachment and hot shower was lukewarm at best. Heard rumors of rats near kitchen area, rumours were confirmed when we saw a giant rat scuttling down the wall. Addressed this with duty manager, duly received shrug of shoulders and sneer. In summary, well overpriced (even in low season), faulty ac and big fat rat! 2 out of 10.
- Also Known As:
- Sahi River View Guesthouse Hotel Varanasi