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“Brilliant views with a homely touch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sahi River View Guesthouse

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Sahi River View Guesthouse
Ranked #15 of 206 Varanasi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Brilliant views with a homely touch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

The best that we could find in Varanasi, although a tad tricky to find. The rooms were tidy, staff were great and it was cheap. We had nice views of the Ganges and it was quietly tucked away from the noisy mayhem outside.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank kallista90
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed here in June 2013 and we absolutely loved it. After the horrible experience of crossing the border from Nepal and a tourist agency selling us fake train tickets at the border, this was just what we needed to recover. The hotel manager Jeet was really accommodating and got us CONFIRMED train tickets to Agra a day before we had to leave, which was quite hard to do. Hotel staff were really nice too, and even brought down our shoes from the roof deck when it started to rain. Room was clean and spacious, had AC and its own bathroom. Food was affordable and really good (especially the choco-banana pancakes, lassi and macaroni) Guesthouse was accessible as it was really near Asi Ghat and all the tuktuk/rickshaw drivers know it. Worth every penny, and it wasn't even that expensive to begin with :)

Jo Anne, Philippines

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank j0_anne_s13
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

The best thing about this place is Anand and the rest of the staff. The food is also really tasty and the cook is a lovely person. I very much recommend this place for travellers. The location is also great just about he river and while it may be noisy in certain seasons, you'll get a first-hand experience of life on the Ganga.

Stayed January 2013
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1 Thank Assa D
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

I traveled all over India one summer and this was hands down the best experience I'd had. Besides Varnasi being one of the most beautiful places I'd ever been to, Sahi River View made the experience that much better. The people who work at the front desk are friendly and helpful. The food comes quick and it's very tasty. I'd been homesick for some American food and they whipped me up some food that reminded me of home.

The view from the room was simply breathtaking. I was on the top floor and stayed in a room for three people. Through one of the windows, there's some sort of monastery (the building was gorgeous!) where a bunch of religious men live, saying their prayers and washing these bright orange sheets. Everything was just pleasant. I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Salima A
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Pamplona, Spain
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

What are all of you thinking about? No hot water, rude staff, no AC, bad food, no wifi, rats crawling everywhere.. What is there to like about this place? The only good thing about Sahi River View is the location, but there are plenty of hostels around here with good locations, so STAY AWAY!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank JonasIversen
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Kristiansand, Norway
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Having read the reviews at Tripadvisor we were exited about staying at the guesthouse. And it was not all bad. The location was very good and we did have towels, although they were not properly cleaned. Probably washed in the Gagnes. However, the food was terrible, there was no AC, only a fan that kept us up all night and the staff was not friendly. The room we got had windows facing the reception, which made it awefully hot. And as I am sitting here writing the review, at the only computer with WiFi, there are rats crawling up and down the wall. I think i even saw one crawling into one of the rooms. Luckily it is only the staff`s room.

As a reviewer remarked earlier "Stay here if you like rats!"

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Dharoc
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Varanasi, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

this is one of the best guesthouses I have stayed in! the location is excellent, the rooms are very clean and comfortable, but what makes Sahi River guesthouse so special is the friendly and helpful staff that make you feel very at home. I will definitely stay here again on my next trip to Varanasi!
The rooms vary in size and in price, so its possible to find a room to suit your budget. It is advisable to book your room beforehand as this guesthouse is often fully booked.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Adriane K
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Additional Information about Sahi River View Guesthouse

Property: Sahi River View Guesthouse
Address: B - 1/158 a 2 | Assi-Ghat, Varanasi 221005, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 206 B&Bs / Inns in Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Sahi River View Guesthouse Hotel Varanasi

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