We arranged an airport pickup, but unfortunately our flight was grounded at Lucknow and we had to travel 8 hours by road. We called the hotel who were very sympathetic, they held the room for us, and on arrival in Varanasi in the dead of night, without knowing the exact location, the hotel staff came and collected us leading us through the narrow lanes, they put us in the best room with it's own private terrace with the best view of the ghats you could ever imagine.
The staff were brilliant, they also helped with travel arrangements for our on going journey. The food and service in the restarant was very good, and the masala chai is delicious.
I hope to return again one day. The Alka hotel is a very special place.
- 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