After searching many hotels in Varanasi, I just zeroed in to Hotel Alka and believe me, I am absolutely satisfied my choice i damn good. I stayed with my family for 2 nights ( 21 - 22 May 2011) in a spacious ganges facing , pvt balcony , double bed AC room (Room No 112). The cleanliness is good, service is excellant (as the hotel is having its own restaurent), location tooo good. The hotel is in Meer Ghat and its a 5 min walking distance to the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Take the services of the hotel staff if you want to visit the temple and also if you want a boat ride. (Rs 45 per person, no charges for the children) otherwise you may have to shell 400-500 rupees. I recommend that you should have a try at their restaurent also, the food quality is good but allow them a few minutes to prepare. In all, my overall experience is pretty good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Alka, a synonym for customer-oriented services from years, believes in providing an adorable environment to its guests, where not only they find peace in dwelling but also experience a the highest degree of dedication from the staff. And what more can one ask for? Hotel Alka is located right in the core of Varanasi, a place where even holiness is re-defined. Its evidently a must visit place for all in life. Varanasi (the ancient Kashi or the medieval Banaras) is one of the oldest cities of the world and is considered to be favourite, of even the almighty. Varanasi's prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrivalled. Mark Twain, the celebrated English author , who was enthralled by the legend and sanctity of Banaras, once wrote : "Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alka Hotel Varanasi