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“by the river ganges!!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Alaknanda
Ranked #18 of 87 Hotels in Haridwar
new delhi
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“by the river ganges!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2012

the property is rated very good only because of its superb location - right by the river, opp hari ki pauri, to the right. one literally walks down to bathe or gaze at the river. in terms of accomodation - water problems, electricity going off, the odd lizard in the loo..... !! The staff are government employees with the corresponding attitude. food is simple Indian, but good. If only the UP government would upgrade the facilities, this could be in one of its kind property.

Room Tip: 1st floor has a view and there is a lift.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank shailik
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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new delhi
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

hotel wasn't your perfect pampering place. great for short visit on bussiness. food was fine.
view was breathtaking. can listen to ganges from the room. helpful staff. cosy.
a good place to stay.
Enjoy the walk on the riverbank while going for auto on the nearby chowk for autos.
middle of mansa devi mandir and chandidevi mandir.
on the highway to rishikesh and dehradun.
Station just 2 kms away.

Room Tip: all facing ganges so have a pleasant stay
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank mohammadhannay
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Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2011

A good place to stay - very budget oriented. Location is right on Ganga River. Nice lawns to enjoy the river and relax in the evening. But food was so spicy and looks out of taste that it spoiled the whole purpose of visiting holy city. Advantage of this property is that if you have your own vehicle then there is a direct access to Har Ki Pauri's setu bridge to take your vehicle. This property is government owned property as staff was more official than with customer oriented attitude. Good to stay but eat outside.

Room Tip: Any room with view of river is fine
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank shokar
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Haridwar, India
Level Contributor
142 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2011

The hotel is very well connected and is by the side of Ganga Canal. It has nicely located rooms with just sufficient furniture, however the safety aspect is one which needs to be seen by Hotel Management. The near by ground is a caming ground for criminals and beggars. The hotel staff is working with the spirit of a Government organisation with low initative.

Room Tip: Room facing Ganga river
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank AK G
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Delhi, Delhi, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

the location of the hotel is very good. but that is the only physical quality of the hotel being a government property. Thanks to UP tourism.

The condition of rooms is pathetic. we booked the top tariff room for Rs. 3950 per night (Rs. 4475 plus tax) for two nights. The room given to us was so dirty making it difficult to stand there even for a moment. The cupboard was eaten up by white ants. the side wall was deformed and damp. the curtains were cramped and interestingly hanging on only 2 clips. water logging in the bathroom.The hotel hotel staff did not even bother to clean up the room before allotting. The room is equipped with 2 AC's, but only one was functional.

When we complained at the reception of the condition of the room and reminded them the amount per night we are paying for the room, we were told that this is the only room available. Out of annoyance, we demanded our money back. Surprisingly, we were given one well equipped and maintained room. Clean and colorful curtains.

To our surprise, next day when we were standing at the manasa devi queue, we got a call from the hotel saying that we have to vacate the room and shift to the earlier room. On reaching the hotel, we demanded the complaint book from the manager, which was refused. The reason given was that by mistake the hotel staff allotted us the 'better room'. interesting, the hotel staff make mistakes in allotting the room. Funny people. After heated arguments, we were allowed to continue in the same room. But the whole experience made our stay worse at haridwar, spoiled our mood.

It is a tip to all the travellers to inspect the condition of the room before check-in.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank mona1968
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Lucknow, India
Level Contributor
94 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2011

WOW !!! Just writing the review for hotel brings awesome view before me. Hotel has excellent location. We can say it has got private Ghat where you can take holy dip in river ganga.

This is only property of UPTDC ( Uttar pradesh Tourism Corporation of India) situated outside UP. Rooms are big and spacious . Window AC makes enough noise to keep you amused.

Mattress and linen are quite old and emit typical damp smell. A number of eminent personalities have stayed in the hotel because of its location.

Staff are very friendly and cordial.

Room Tip: Rooms on second floor offer better views on river.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Aquarian77
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Bangalore
Level Contributor
143 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2011

The location is unparalleled with the gushing Ganges flowing right in front of your nose.

Rooms (and thankfully toilets too) have been renovated.

A clean broad river-front pedestrian path to the main attraction – Har-ki-Pauri

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Ashis D
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Property: Hotel Alaknanda
Address: Delhi Bypass Road, Haridwar 249401, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Haridwar
Amenities:
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Ranked #18 of 87 Hotels in Haridwar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Alaknanda 1*
Number of rooms: 39

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