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Hotel Temple on Ganges
Ranked #15 of 79 Hotels in Varanasi
Indore, India
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A very decent budget hotel”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

The USP of Hotel Temple of Ganges is its location..It is located at a walkable distance from Assi Ghat in a calm sorrouunding which is a rareity in Varanasi. The double bed rooms are neat, clean and spacious as well as attached bathrooms with round the clock availability of hot and cold water. AC works fine.The rooms facing Ganges are really good only because of the view of Ganges from them otherwise all rooms are good. The hotel has a beautiful small, calm and quite roof top restaurant having a magnificent view of river Ganges. One can sit hours together to enjoy the view and meet lovely tourists of different countries. The hotel also has a restauant which caters good quality vegetarian food/breakfast, etc. Room service is also available. The hotel staff is good and co-operative. Durga temple, Tulsi temple and Benaras Hindu University are also near to the hotel. One can not expect more in this budget.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Best ganga view room 18,20.Good balcony with every room with hot running water,good bathroom.Good roof top restaurant to see ganga,good food,yoga.Best sightseeing arrangements.Cheap rate big room,clean.

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Moscow, Russia
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34 reviews
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

I've been staying in this hotel for the last 5 years, whenever I visit this magnificent city, which is sadly becoming more and more dirty... but the hotel stays clean, as always.

The location is superb - it's right on the Ganga with an access by car/rickshaw or whatever. Mind you, it's impossible to reach Main Ghat hotels by any transport means, only on foot through the visual chaos and sound madness of the central Varanasi. And Assi ghat, where this hotel is located, is thousand times more convenient.
And a stroll along the ghats to the main ghat and back is peaceful, religiously meaningful and worth sightseeng.

The hotel is very close to the significant Durga and Tulsi temples, short distance from Benares Hindu University with a relaxed traffic, green alleys and Shiva temple. And to the Vaatika cafe with best pizza in town.

Rooftop restaurant provides amazing view on the crescent of the sacred city - you can just sit there all day, observing the view... and waiting for your order, yes, the service is on the slow side, don't come there for quick meals,
the rooms are very clean,
the hot water is really hot, if you wait a bit,
the staff is really attentive, just ask Dillip at the reception, and he will satisfy your needs, be it a good concert whereabouts, a close to Varanasi attractions like Sarnath, or Vindhya mountains, or else. And the price you will pay for the excursions will be lower than that of the tourist agencies, the drivers more gentle, and the cars - better.

The wifi sometimes works fast, sometimes does not work at all, so it's just your luck, like everything else in Varanasi. The password is terribly difficult with 404 in the end - yeah, it's funny sense of humor.

The single rooms are very-very small and have no windows, but you didn't come to Varanasi to stay inside, right?

You can see very looked after cows just in front of the hotel - yes, they belong to the hotel and food is prepared with the eco-milk. And no, they don't let them roam the streets and eat plastic bags. That's pleasant surprise that somehow is not listed in the hotel's amenities.

And right outside the hotel find the Kashi tea stall. He cooks amazing coffee, chai and every other beverages with fresh ingredients, like ginger lemon.

Room Tip: The deluxe room on the upper floor without a balcony is not much better than a deluxe room downstair...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Montreal, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2014

near the Assi ghat.
Room are very neat with double-sheets, good space some with good view,, the hot water is not very hot.
There is Wi-fi but almost no access to internet.
Nice roof top view with a garden of flowers, food are well done, all vegeterian
but service can be very long, be advised.
The staff is not too reliable seem to be there for the job not for the clients.
lack of formation on occidental standard

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2014

The staff is sweet, the rooms are clean and neat (we were in #17 with a glamorous bathroom and a great view of the Ganges), the rooftop is a swell place to eat while checking out all the neighborhood goings on from a bird's eye view, and the location can't be beat... A real treat!

Room Tip: Room #17 appears recently updated compared to others we saw... very nice, clean and comfortable with...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Noida, India
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2013

We arrived in hotel around 2:30 pm and manager gave us two rooms on second floor on our request. Though the sight scene of holy river ganga was pleasant but rooms were not so specious. The main thing is that our bathroom was so closely attached with a roof pane with other two bathrooms and could easily listen voices of each other, which was very much disturbing during the course of stay. Room service was excellent and specially quality of tea served to us. In short ground floor rooms are much better then upper floor rooms. Otherwise Temple on Ganges is a budgeted hotel situated at Assi Ghat. Overall rating is 2.5/5.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms are better then upper floor
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed here one night and were very happy. The rooms are very clean and the bed was comfortable. The shower was ok, but only stayed hot for 5 minutes so you had to be quick. Rooftop is amazing and the waiting staff are very friendly. Location is by Assi Ghat, a 20 min walk from the main town but that's what we liked because it was much more chilled out down this end of Varanasi. Email communication was a bit slow so ended up a having to book on Agoda and pay slightly more, also think it's a bit expensive for what you get but think that Varanasi is probably more expensive in general. Overall would recommend for a comfortable budget option.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Temple on Ganges
Address: Assi Ghat | Assi Ghat Road, Varanasi 221005, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi District > Varanasi
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 79 Hotels in Varanasi
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Temple on Ganges 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a well esteemed hotel known specially for our excellent location on the bank of river Ganges and good hospitality services.We have an excellent multicuisine Vegetarian restaurant on the terrace with panoramic view of river Ganges and ghats, Free WiFi zone,Forex desk,travels counter and at door all vehicles accessible and parking facility.There are five different categories of rooms (with and without view) available to book online and directly with us also. ... more   less 
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