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“Sight for sore eyes”
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Hotel Ganesha
Ranked #23 of 73 Hotels in Varanasi
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“Sight for sore eyes”
Reviewed May 14, 2011

Our small group had been staying down at Meer Ghat for our stay in Varanasi and then attempted to leave by an overnight train...until we saw once we got to the station that the train was 17+ hours late. Not fond of the idea of staying on the concrete all night and morning, we hightailed it back to Varanasi in hopes of finding Somewhere to rest our heads at close to midnight. Hotel after hotel was closed, booked, price gouging us... until we found Hotel Ganesha. It looked SO beautiful from the outside that everyone else had their doubts it would work out---but I knew Ganesh wouldn't let us down! Turns out we were one of the first guests there (I think).
It looked like a little boutique hotel you'd find in San Francisco, not Varanasi. It was adorable, and the rooms were a welcome relief; clean, comfortable, cute. The sparkling bathroom was also comforting.
The unfortunate part is that we were woken up at 5 a.m. by our newfound cab driver friend, telling us the train was coming, so we had to get all of our stuff & go. (Turns out, we had another 7+ hours to go!). I truly wish we had been able to spend more time at Hotel Ganesh because it seemed like a very cool place. All I know is, it saved us in our tired, slightly-freaked-out hour of need. Thanks, Hotel Ganesh!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 23, 2011

We stayed a couple of more or less pleasant nights at Hotel Ganesha - but you're time is better of searching for another hotel in the same area! Assi Ghat is fantastic.
We used the computer of hostel quiet a lot of times to search flights, facebook ect. While using the internet the computer broke down sometimes (India, you know), but we discovered later on that the staff had abused the loged-on facebook site to 'like' their own hotel - while we were still staying there! Further on the staff is nice - but the manager gets pushy, angry and condescending if you are not following exactly his advise. It's not worth you're time.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 26, 2011

Spacious,comfortable room,very,very clean! Nice,friendly staff.Very good location of the hotel,just one minut from the Assi Ghat.
I spent more nights than I was supposted to,because of my illness.Have to tell that the staff helped me a lot,they brought me to the doctor and were always ready to help me and to carry about me!!!
Great place to stay,highly recommended

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Ganesha
Address: Assi B1/48 | Opp-Abhay Cinema, Varanasi 221005, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi District > Varanasi
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 73 Hotels in Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Ganesha 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ganesha is situated at a strategic location in Varanasi. Its convenient location, only 1 kilometers from the city center, makes Hotel Ganesha a perfect base to explore the holy city of Varanasi. Besides, the budget hotel offers modern amenities and services. 200 Meters From The Famous Assi Ghat, 500 Meters From The Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U), 1KM From The Dashaswamedh Ghat (Main Ghat), 5Km From The Varanasi Railway Station & 20Km From Airport. This Is a Very New Build Hotel with The Main Aim Of giving our guests cleaner & peaceful environment. With center of all important tourist location and The Beautiful "Assi ghat". ... more   less 
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