First of all, many reviewers said that the location is far from the old city. In fact ... it is quite far. You need to walk for 10 minutes to go to Assi Ghats. BUT ... I love its location. When you visit Varanasi, you will notice that Varanasi is really a dirty city. I've been to India couple times and by far Varanasi is the dirtiest city of all of the Indian cities that I had visited. And by staying far off the old city, you were avoiding the dirtiness of the city.
So Yes ... it is far .... but you will have cleaner environment ! I rather spend some money on Auto Rickshaw or boat to travel to Assi Ghat and other Ghats rather than walking.
The room is by far one of the cleanest room in India. The room is spacious and comfortable. Please make sure that you read the room description when you booked through Agoda or Booking.com because some of the rooms are without AC. I accidentally booked a Three bedroom but it turned out to be non AC. I upgraded the room into Superior Best Gangga View, the best room that they have, its awesome !
The AC is cool, the bed is quite comfortable. The room is really clean and spacious, the bathroom is spacious as well.
Electricity were out for several times, like as in ay other hotels in Varanasi. It seemed that Varanasi has power outage problem.
Mosquitoes are really a problem in Varanasi. As you guess, the Varanasi river is really dirty and the mosquitoes are everywhere. Better to have bugs repellent when you sleep or go out at night.
Dungs and dust in Varanasi are crazy. Bring a mask if you love your lung. Riding an auto Rickshaw in the afternoon and at night means you need to face dust and horrible auto exhaust.
The staff and the owners of the hotel are really kind and very helpful. Really appreciate it !
The restaurant in the rooftop is quite nice in the morning and afternoon. At night, you will have mosquitoes problems of course. The food is not the best but you will not have any other choice since there is no restaurant nearby.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with my stay in Rahul Guesthouse. If you visit Varanasi, I say that Rahul Guesthouse is highly recommended !
- 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