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“A hidden gem in Varanasi...” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sun Rise Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“A hidden gem in Varanasi...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

Our room was quaint & charming with en suite (with hot water) and Ganges view… Great value for money. Staff always helpful and Manu the owner is kind and always welcoming… the ambience is really "a home away from home." Situated directly on the ghats, yet still a peaceful haven… Great central location, close to good restaurants & everything else to give you the full Varanasi experience...

Room Tip: front room on the right with balcony has character and charm, best room!!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

Home away from home!
Staff always friendly and extremely helpful.
Great location - central to everything.
Great restaurant - cheaply priced and always freshly prepared food.
Amazing Ganga views.
This place is a hidden gem amongst the craziness of Varanasi.
An ideal place to sit back and relax and watch the world go by.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

You won't be disappointed if you stay at the "sunrise". The manager, Manou, is world class. Helpful in whatever you throw at him. The restaurant is overlooking the Ganga and could have prices at least triple to what they charge.
It shouldn't be a difficult choice...

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Varanasi, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

S.R.L. situated very near the Ganges and close to the main ghat. I was very pleased with the location, good service, and of course the cheapness. The room was a clean and comfortable. Staff with good English. Atmosphere was good and friendly. Hot water and quiet neighbors.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pekkalakko
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

As a solo female traveler, this guesthouse was perfect. The owner, Manu, is an absolute star. I was sick one night and he slept with his cellphone at his pillow in case I needed anything. He tells you and makes you feel like its a home away from home. And the staff are all helpful. I paid 250 rupees for a room shared bathroom. Private broom is around 450. The rooms are basic but all you need. The location is fantastic, right on the Ganges and a few mins walk from golden temple. There's also a gorgeous view on the balacony of the river. For the price and people it can't be beat!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Svendborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

I here by highly recommend Sun Rise Lodge, as very nice place to stay, near the main Ghat´s and with a wonderful wive out on Ganga. In special the manager Manu, is very helpful with all kind of problems and the room prices are fare for location and standard.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Salmon Arm, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

If you are looking for clean, honest, affordable and not disconnected from the reality of India, then stay here. Good energy. For the traveller, don't try to be a tourist, don't aim for what you get in the West. If you come to India then be in the real India. At this guest house right on the Ganges, you can feel connected. You can relax. You can be who you are and try to digest what Varanasi is, what India is.
The owner is absolutely trustworthy. Because of him, this is the only place I would stay in Varanasi. And, the food is good. They care.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Sun Rise Lodge

Property: Sun Rise Lodge
Address: Meer Ghat D 3/21, Varanasi 221001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 213 Specialty Lodging in Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sun Rise Lodge currently has seven rooms, prices range from 250 - 850 rupees. Most of our rooms boast magnificent views of the Ganges River and the length of riverside Varanasi itself. We have an on site restaurant, the menu of which features a long list of Indian and Western favorites. Other features of the hotel include: free wi-fi, travel and sightseeing arrangements and laundry services. ... more   less 
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