As we only had 1 night at Varanassi we wanted to stay in the old town at the Ganges and we had a very hard time finding good options. In the end we decided to stay at Jukaso and it was an excellent choice. We had a pick up with our travel agency by car and they dropped us of at one of the ghats at the river and the boat from the hotel was already waiting. Nice 30 minutes boat ride and dropped off at the hotel. Very nice staff. There's no real lobby, so the entrance is not that great, however the room is very nice, we could sit outside. Also there's nice rooftop restaurant. The price is high, probably because of the lack of other options, however if you're staying for one night I can really recommend it. They have boats available and you walk right into the old city, with the bazaars (go with a good guide) and the burning ghat. You really are in the experience, but still have a calm and relax place to retreat. It's not a Oberoi type of luxury experience, but it'll give you the unique Varanassi experience.
When I paid I forgot my credit card. The reception called the boatsman almost when we arrived at the ghat where the car was waiting and the boat turned around to get my credit card.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WelcomHeritage Jukaso Ganges at Varanasi is built on a sloped embankment called the ‘Guleria Ghat’ on the banks of the Holy Ganga River is typical of the riverfront architecture of Benaras. Sandstone quarried from the Chunar Area has been extensively used in the structural beams and columns of this property. The property has 15 Well appointed rooms and most of them are east facing which provide the guest with the advantage of a river view and a soothing breeze blowing off it. ... more less
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