An atmospheric and lovely hotel. Nice room, not overly big, but fine Very high bed: You would not want to fall out of it. Wonderful cuisine, the best we ate in India in a long time -- maybe ever!
Only two negative points: (1) The room we had was on the terrace (Room 14), so we had to keep the curtains closed much of the time, which kept us from enjoying the view and made the room seem smaller. But we could step outside the room for the view. (2) More serious: The toilet stank. Clearly the ventilation is inadequate. They tried to make up for it by having a very strong exhaust fan, which just made the bathroom cold!
Still, a very enjoyable stay. And an excellent location. And great food!
Don't mis the Indian flute seller who hangs out in front of the hotel (Do, however, miss the unwashed beggar with a pet monkey who apparently never washes -- beggar or monkey.) The flutist wlll not only help you select a flute to buy, he will give free lessons over several days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ganges View guest is one of best guest house in Varanasi or Banaras those are situated at unique oldest city in the world or holy pilgrimage cities in India located on the Banks of the Holy Ganges...... and so much ... more less