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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 4 April 2015

hotel is mediocre. food is decent but nothing special, rooms are not great, people are kind, pool are is ok but not enough lounge chairs. Apparently is the best hotel in town! as Varanasi is not so much of an internationally touristic place

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Gatewayvaranasi, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the city of temples!! At the outset I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. This is a small note to assure you that we have noted your suggestive feedback which has been duly shared with the team. We understand the importance of each and every guest needs....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Stayed here for just one night after two nights in a hotel on the Ganges (Welkome Heritage). We only booked about 2 hours before arriving and the concierge was excellent & upgraded us to a suite. So nice to be in peace - had the best sleep in the whole 2 weeks we were in India. Also the best service...

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Gatewayvaranasi, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the city of temples!! At the outset I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. I am pleased to note that we met your expectations and you had a pleasant and comfortable stay with us. I have shared your appreciation with the team as feedback such as yours...

South Petherton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2015

We stayed in a standard room which had a great bathroom, good food lovely large garden. Straight into an incredibly busy and colourful environment. Ride to Ganges very exciting on a cycle shaw. The hotel really good in every way as everywhere the staff were brilliant. All a little overshadowed by Ganges ceremony and morning boat ride . Just superb.

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Gatewayvaranasi, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the city of temples!! At the outset I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. I am pleased to note that we met your expectations and you had a pleasant and comfortable stay with us. I have shared your appreciation with the team as feedback such as yours...

birmingham
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Located a short ride to Ganges to see sunrise and sunset rituals ( and corpses floating in the Ganges). We didn,the see this hotel at it's best , as not feeling 100%, but seemed adequate. Room smelled of smoke,and bar was very small. It,s worth paying for premium Wi-fi, 1000 rupees for 2 days as much better. Hotel is popular...

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Gatewayvaranasi, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the city of Temples! At the outset please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused during your stay with us and not being able to come up to your expectations and live up to our own standards. This is a small note to assure you that we have noted your feedback pertaining to the smell...

El Sobrante, California
Reviewed 31 March 2015

The hotel grounds were beautiful, with lots of seating in the lounge. Wait staff varied from attentive to slow; Large menu to choose from. However, even after I showed him the item in the menu, one waiter had no idea what is was (kids menu pizza). After traveling in cars and buses for days, my husband decided to use the...

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Gatewayvaranasi, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the city of temples! At the outset please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused during your stay with us and not being able to come up to your expectations and live up to our own standards. This is a small note to assure you that we have noted your feedback pertaining to the timeliness...

Newhall, California
Reviewed 31 March 2015

We were especially grateful to find a host of small shops inside the hotel as it was so difficult to manage crossing the extremely crowded streets outside on our own. The front desk staff was very helpful in setting up a taxi for four of use to do some touring. We should have seen the Taj Mahal from our room,...

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Gatewayvaranasi, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the City of Temples!! At the outset I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. Your patronage for The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad road, Agra is commendable. I have shared your appreciation with the team of Agra as the feedback such as yours would motivate them to achieve higher...

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Reviewed 28 March 2015

This hotel is a little off the beaten path, but I'm thinking you don't want to be directly on the ghats in Varanasi, and it takes just a little while to get to the ghats. Additionally, the drive there is going to be entertaining! The hotel is on a busy street, though and there are plenty of shops outside. The...

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Gatewayvaranasi, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the city of temples!! At the outset I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. I am pleased to note that we met your expectations and you had a pleasant and comfortable stay with us. I have shared your appreciation with the team as feedback such as yours...

Howrah, India
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Baba Viswanath at Varanasi is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams in our country. We planned to visit the temple enroute to Panna National Park near Khajuraho and coincidentally it was on the New Year day. We booked our accomodation in the Gateway Hotel Ganges in the cantonment area. We were picked up in the morning from Varanasi airport by the...

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Gatewayvaranasi, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the city of temples!! At the outset I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. I am pleased to note that we met your expectations and you had a pleasant and comfortable stay with us. I have shared your appreciation with the team as feedback such as yours...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Once we decided to include Varanasi in our itinerary, the key question was whether to stay somewhere right on the Ganges or at a hotel in the Cantonment. Although some TA reviewers have complained about the distance from the hotel to the ghats, it really took no more than ten minutes to get to the crossroads past which cars cannot...

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Gatewayvaranasi, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the city of the temples!! At the outset I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your feedback. I am pleased with the appreciation/compliments about the Wi-Fi, swimming pool, gardens and the dining experience at Barbeque and Varuna. This is a small note to assure you that we have noted your...

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Reviewed 27 March 2015

We stayed in this hotel for three nights while we explored both Varanasi and the Ganges. The hotel is palatial and the rooms are large. Again we had to ask for a room heater as there was no central heating. The location of the hotel is in a very busy part of town, but once inside there is peace and...

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Gatewayvaranasi, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from the city of the temples!! At the outset I would like to thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your feedback. This is a small note to assure you that we have noted your feedback pertaining to the timeliness of services and the food which has been duly shared with the team. We understand...

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Group-oriented mid-rise hotel centrally located on Raja Bazar Road at Nadesar Palace Grounds, on the banks of the Varuna River. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi

Address: Nadesar Palace Grounds | Cantonment, Varanasi 221002, India (Formerly Taj)
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: €93 - €229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi 5*
Number of rooms: 130
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