I was unimpressed to find that the room wthich I had booked with Ganges view didn't in fact have a window. When I showed the email showing the booking referring specifically to Ganges view and the agreed price, it made no difference, and the guy couldn't have cared less, and even got aggressive. A couple who arrived shortly afterwards were also told that their room with river view didn't have a window. They were eventually "upgraded" to a room with window at extra cost. The room which I was shown was grotty and characterless (as well as dark!), and not what I was expecting (even if there had been a window). One problem I found was that the road ends at least half a kilometer from the river, and I wouldn't have been able to get my case back through the maze of alleyways and past the cows, goats, cowpats etc to get back to the main stretch. Because of this, I ended up staying at the Alka next door. The Alka was not what I would call comfortable, although it had a great location, the room had a window, and the staff couldn't have been nicer. I loved Varanasi and am pleased I went, but if I return I would definitely stay at one of the more comfortable hotels a little further from the river.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are Ganpati Guest House - if you stay here, we are sure that you will have a good time in Varanasi. Of course the view of the beautiful river Ganges is amazing and exotic. Many people who come to Varanasi stay with us in the Ganpati Guest House. The staff are very kind and have a good spirit. We look forward to meeting you and hope beautiful time in Varanasi. The history of Ganpati Guest House: The Ganpati is located at the east end of the Mother Ganges in Varanasi, makes its presence known throughout the riverbanks not only by shining the world's oldest culture as well as oldest city. A city of light...but also by offering cutting-edge restaurants, renowned facilities, amazing view and comfortable accommodations. This 3-story Redstone pyramid was built in 1905 on the river Ganges, contains so many amenities on such an enormous scale that it's becomes practically amazing vacation. Spacious rooms surrounded by the plants, which boasts your staying, dining and entertainment. The Garden, at more than 1000 square feet, is one of Varanasi's oldest existing buildings and rarely available, offering a tranquil sitting, an array of nice music, a rack of books nearby. We want to deliver inside of the property a best atmosphere. We're trying to become a little more contemporary and appeal to all age crowds with holy feelings. We want to offer the best entertainment, dining, staying and relax without insulting the worth of your damage. That's not to say that "The city of Light" will be memorable entire the life. It is, after all, still a part of what makes the property unique, and explained that the hotel is prepared to keep the better executed elements of the riverbank-culture theme. Kind regards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ganpati Guest House Hotel Varanasi