Alka is an excellent option for a short stay in Varanasi. We were asked to look at a few choices for rooms, a nice touch (but indicative it was not the high season) and selected a side room on the top floor. Our small balcony overlooked the Ganges River and several ghats, including the major Dashashwamedh Ghat. Getting to the hotel is a major challenge unless you have arranged for someone from Alka to meet you at the main road. We didn't, and got completely lost in the maze of alleys that is the old city. The Blue Lassi is better signposted!
Courtyard restaurant was fine for food and service, staff were most helpful, and the place was quite busy for high summer season. Everything worked in the room, except of course when the power is cut, a ubiquitous event in India nowadays. A good, honest accommodation property, not flash but neither is Varanasi.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking