I recently came back from a holiday at Varanasi. My stay at Alka Hotel was a bit heavy on the pocket but the place was clean comparing indian standards. It is a good hotel to check in for a weekend or so. The place is clean and the location is just where i wanted it to be... on Meer Ghat on the banks of the River Ganga. With a splendid view of the sunrise and sunset, it also offers a clear view of the Ganga Aarti at Dashwmedha Ghat. A 2 mins walk from Vishwanath Temple and a 5 mins walk to the nearest market place, Godoulia, the hotel is situated not far from the many local siteseeing places one can visit. Though the food was not up to the mark but the coordial staff, management, a beautilful lawn and a small cyber cafe made up for it. Yet it may be Costly for many of the middle-class Indian families who go to spend a week or so...
- 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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- Alka Hotel Varanasi