After 2 weeks of travel from the south and experiencing mostly dirty , noisy and sub-standard accommodation which was nothing like described in the guide books , it was a delight to be collected from the station and arrive at Shiva Ganges View.The rooms were spotless , we had no problems with the air-conditioning, hot water was plentiful. Mrs Tandon's cooking was wonderful , the food fresh and tasty and she even made special Indian dishes not on the menu which we asked to try. We had 2 adjoining rooms , high ceilinged and full of character .From the balconies we watched monkeys and mongoose in the trees and the amazing parade of life along the Ganges. There may be cheaper places to stay but we were happy to spend a few extra dollars for the unique experience of being in a traditional family home rather than an impersonal hotel.The staff were friendly and helpful. I note others' comments about "hard sell " etc. My suggestion is you make clear what your budget is for "guided tours "and If you do not wish to visit shops or silk factories just say so . We found Mr. Tandon-Ji kind and helpful and Mr. Gopal went out of his way to arrange everything that we wanted to experience .Also highly recommend the deep tissue / ayurvedic massage from Mr. Pradeep Sharma.
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