me and my boyfriend arrived here and were immediately impressed with the place. it was 8pm and after a long day travelling the two men took us straight up to our room saying we could fill in all the check in forms and do passports in the morning (we had booked online). we were delighted by the room, it was clean, decorated nicely and spacious. bathroom was HUGE, the shower was hot and was modern. bed was comfortable and was next to the large window. when we opened the curtains next morning we were gobsmacked by the view, its fantastic. we did book the highest price of room so don't know if that was why it felt so good. the two gentlemen at reception were on hand any time to help us with tours etc. they organised a trip to Sarnarth for us (great day away from Varanasi for a bit). unfortunately we couldn't go on a boat ride due to the river being so high but they checked everyday morning and evening for us.
roof top restaurant was a little disappointing however, we ate there the first night and there was only pasta available (not great) but there are loads of things just a 15minute walk away.
as expected power went out a few time but in only inconvenienced us on our last night when we had to book a hotel for our next place, charge phones etc and pack (our emergency light didnt seem to work) however the way they dealt with it was great, they worked on the wifi for ages and their little boy even gave us his phone as an extra torch.
last thing to mention is the crickets. we were often bombarded by quite large jumping crickets (or grasshoppers??) when asleep and you feel them it did get a little creepy. however not their fault at all. we assumed it was simply due to it being monsoon season.
basically we loved this place and varanasi, if you want the best view ever stay here, if you want lovely people stay here. simply just stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rahul Guest House is walking distance from Assi ghat, Monky Temple, Durga Temple, Manas Mandir Temple and Banaras Hindu University. Guest House located on the bank of River Ganga. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rahul Guest House Hotel Varanasi