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“Worst experience in Indian” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ganga Fuji Home

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Ganga Fuji Home
Ranked #18 of 213 Specialty Lodging in Varanasi
Shanghai, China
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worst experience in Indian”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

The room was small and dirty. The rate was doubled as we reserved online. The owner said the the price appeared online is wrong . It appears he just can raise the money as he wants. With the doubled price, you can have nice room along the river. My friend got 500 Rubee fake money from the owner.

The small lobby in the first floor was smoky all day long, as if we were lived in a temple. Just forget this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Q W
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

The guy at reception at this hotel is excellent and really helpful, he really made our stay. I don't know what the complaints on trip advisor are worried about staff are doing a great job. As for the room we had the fan shared bath- we came in summer and it was hot. really hot. the fan was slow and didn't really do the trick for a good night's sleep. And coming from two Aussies that's saying something. The share toilet was a bit grubby but that's pretty standard to all places we've stayed in this price bracket. Overall this is not a bad choice by any means for a budget traveller who wants to be in the middle of the action.

Room Tip: Go for an AC room if it's hot
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank erinn h
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Had a nice stay here the owner who is often on reception desk is very helpful evening ordering us a dominoes which was lovely!! The room was basic but great value and fan is enough to keep you cool! The river us a short walk away and the lanes are full of hassle free market!! But is hard to find originally and a guy will show you where it is for a "tip".

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Katiemay1994
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Paris, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

The entrance is dirty and small, the owner is...horrible and not friendly, only interested in your money, the room is dirty, there is no dustbin and monkeys did not let me sleep for two nights (I know, it is not their fault ;-)) but the main thing is that the people working there haven't been helpful at all regarding my stay in Varanasi. A place to avoid!!!!!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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2 Thank MERLIN M
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

Went to the restaurant at this place tonight under the mistaken impression it was the Ganga Fuji restaurant - in fact, it is the Himalaya Restaurant at Ganga Fuji Home. AVOID THIS RESTAURANT AT ALL COSTS.

1 we were the only people there
2 food took an hour to arrive
3 food was terrible - overcooked yet cold
4 at the end they tried to charge us over 600 rupees for dinner for two. Two beers were charged at over 300 rupees alone!!

We complained about the bill. The waiter said he had been forced to cook the food himself as the chef was away that night. This obviously had not been explained to us, and made things even worse! We then had to argue with the manager, who then referred things to his manager downstairs. While we argued with manager number 2, a couple arrived and were turned away from the restaurant with the explanation that the chef was ill - something they had omitted to tell us!!

We were given a small reduction in our bill but I explained that I would be writing this up on Trip advisor. I REPEAT AVOID THIS RESTAURANT AT ALL COSTS.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HHMcK
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Paris, France
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

Location is good and rooms are clean, but... Room rates are higher than advertised, rooms are small, staff is unfriendly and unhelpful, and above all, food is awful. Restaurant is clearly to be avoided.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Khazarjf
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Bangkok, Thailand
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138 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

Good location on a narrow local street near the ghats and the golden temple, but a bit difficult to find so check the map on their website www.gangafujihomevaranasi.com or ask the hotel for a free pickup from the station. Motorised traffic is not allowed in the area so the closest you can get is by cycle-rickshaw.

Our non-AC room with TV was small but nicely decorated and the bathroom with squat toilet was clean, hot water 24 hours available. Western toilets available in other rooms and as shared bathrooms.

Wi-Fi throughout the hotel for free, rooftop restaurant food okay for a breakfast, there's a daily free classical Indian concert with local instruments which we never saw, and the view from the roof 1 level up quite nice. The hotel caters to lots of Japanese tourists as the owner used to live in Japan and speaks Japanese and English fluently.

Room Tip: Avoid the ground floor rooms because of the noise of the seating area in front of reception.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank cinbkk
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Property: Ganga Fuji Home
Address: Sakarkand Gali, Varanasi 221001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Amenities:
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Ranked #18 of 213 Specialty Lodging in Varanasi
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Hotel Class:1 star — Ganga Fuji Home 1*
Number of rooms: 16
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