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Rahul Guest House
Ranked #27 of 222 Varanasi B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 30, 2013

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.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Nice Place to relax, not fare from downtown (20 min on foot), but far from the noise and crowds of people :-) the team is absolute helpful, we loved the roof top restaurant (ladyfingers ... hmmm ... great, many thnx for Joy, the cook ) the room are clear and simple. We really enjoyed!

Room Tip: Rooms on the Ganges side is nice
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

I am writing this review a year too late but this place stands out so well in my memory of everywhere I've been. There are not enough nice words to describe this guest house. They make you so welcome,. they are so helpful and the views from the terrace brought tears to my eyes (in a good way!) The food is decent, the rooms are fantastic value for money and as your right down is Assi ghat you can explore the whole of Varanasi easily by boat/cyclo/foot..... The people around are so friendly too and the pizza place on assi ghat is nice place for a change from curry. I'd go back there tomorrow if I could.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Its basically a guest house not hotel. The expectation should be of a guest house. Beautiful location at the bank of Ganges from where you can have a full view of Sunrise & other side of Ganges. Food/snacks is good in the guest house.

Very relaxing & happy experience !

Room Tip: Prefer the rooms with big glass window towards Ganges
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

My boyfriend and I were very happy with the Rahul Guest House. We were only there for a few days, but the staff was extremely helpful in filling our time with as many activities as possible. Unfortunately, we both got food poisoning from an outside restaurant during our second night. I repeatedly woke up one man during the middle of the night to ask him for water, and he complied without hesitation or complaint. The following day the staff came to our room to check on us multiple times. The next night, when my boyfriend decided we needed medical attention, the staff immediately hired someone to drive us and even sent one of the owners with us to oversee our stay at the hospital. In the morning they made sure we had every treatment we needed and even spoke to the hospital staff on numerous occasions in order to ensure we would be able to leave in time to make it to our flight back to New Delhi. We did make our flight (barely in time), which was only made possible because of the staff's ministrations. They told us that they were our family away from home, and they definitely were. We were quite helpless during our sickness and the staff took such great care of us. I would highly recommend the Rahul Guest House—you will be provided with great care, extreme friendliness and helpfulness.

Room Tip: A room facing the river was very nice to have.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

This guest house is located close to Assi Ghat and is about a 15-20 walk away from the main center of Varanasi. The rooms were relatively comfortable and the private bathrooms offered hot water. The rooms could have been slightly cleaner, but they were a good value considering the price. The hotel staff was welcoming and offered advice on sightseeing within the city center.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the river will have a TON of moths outside the doors at night. Beware.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alana W
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Hi guys,today i am writing a review about my stay in Rahul Guest House.I choose this place after reading many reviews.I like the place very much specially the Ganges view from my room.I had nice room facing the river with big window.The roof top restaurant was nice for breakfast.The place was way from the main road & crowd.it was very peace.The staffs were very helpful for arranging the local tours.All in all,i recommend this place for all of my frend & i will stay here again.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Rahul Guest House

Address: N1/15 Rahul Guest House D - 10 | ( Near - Ravidas Park ), Varanasi 221005, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi District > Varanasi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 222 B&Bs / Inns in Varanasi
Price Range: $14 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rahul Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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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