Scindia Guest House is located right on the river with excellent views. The rooms are neat and clean, with comfortable beds. The bathroom could use a little more attention to the floors and walls as far as cleanliness is concerned, but otherwise it’s fine. For a non-a/c room with river view and no balcony, the rate is only Rs.550. There are rooms that are cheaper and ones with balconies that are much more expensive.
Plumbing in room 112 is functional. Good, large geyser with a working shower.
They have strict rules about no alcohol and drugs and also a curfew, when they lock the door. They have internet, which is more expensive than most; and they don’t let you connect with the laptop. I have a feeling that all of their services are a bit expensive. Mineral water is Rs.25.
The guest house is hard to find unless you walk along the ghats. If you go by the gali, you are sure to get lost the first few times. Even if you keep asking, you are likely to end up going the long way around.
Manikarnika Ghat, one of the burning ghats, is the next ghat over. From my room, it’s not possible to see (or smell it), but that might not be the case with all the rooms.
The restaurant is not particularly impressive, though I didn’t have much to eat there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated ideally in the crescent on the left bank of The Holy Ganges is The Scindhia Guest House just adjacent to Manikarnika (The burning ghat) offering excellent panoramic view of the river on both the sides.Breathtaking sunrise to the scintillating evening view of the river and the ghats can be enjoyed from all the available balconies in the property. Enchanting ringing of temple bells is simply nostalgic.AC / Non-AC rooms are neatly laid with attached toilets equipped for round the clock hot and cold shower. Super-Deluxe rooms have TV, Refrigerator and intercom too.Internet is available on demand.The Roof top (river view) restaurant offers sumptuous refreshments cooked under strict supervision in very hygienic conditions.Pick-up service on request is available from the railhead as well as the airport (Payable).Medical aid is available on call.As a policy matter, Scindhia Guest House does not allow consumption of Narcotic Drugs / intoxicants of any kind and nature within the property. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Scindhia Guest House Hotel Varanasi