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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is located at the ghats with a striking view of the boats on the river. Rooms range from 1-5k. Comfortable and classy. The restaurant provides decent vegetarian food both Indian and continental. Tip: ask for Munna, one of the staff members. He's the nicest person, will help with ANYTHING you might need to do or go to in...

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Room 111 has a beautiful balcony view of the Ganges, and a lovely place to view the sunrises and sunsets. Siva was an amazing henna artist and delightful company. Her finished henna on my hand was a delightful reminder of our trip. Tiwari Rajesh, the Manager, arranged for a boat ride and delicious dinner at his hotel. He was so...

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Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room was ok but very expensive for what you get. Satellite TV shopping Chanels. No safe ? Low grade bathroom. A/c no control off hot on cold. Very dirty balcony. Restaurant staff just kept hassling you to pay. Massage dry and unauthentic. Had a boat ride arranged by muni but this was ruined by the boat man who left...

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Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited Varanasi in February 2017 - The Alka Hotel is situated perfectly right on the Ghats. The Staff are excellent, very helpful. You do need someone to meet you from your taxi as it would be impossible to find it in the wonderful lanes around the city. The food, although basic, is suitable for any traveler from around the world....

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Solan, India
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited the place in March from 7th to 10th. Initially difficult to locate . If you contact the hotel staff in advance, they help you locating the hotel. Once check in the hotel rest of the Varanasi becomes easy to access. Ghats which are one of the most visited areas of the place is just below the hotel. Baba Vishwanath...

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India
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a sudden thought to spend the Holi (color festival of India) I planned Varanasi & whenever its Varanasi its always with Hotel Alka Niwas. Whenever you reach the Hotel a warm welcome by the staffs and the serine view of Ganges will peace your mind. Spending most of the time at the open roof restaurant viewing the life over...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very pleasant stay at Alka hotel. Its on the banks of Ganges river. All the major Ghats, temples are in walkable distance. The view of Ganges from their open restaurant is mesmerising and their food is equally good at reasonable pricing. We attended Saptharish pooja at Kashi Viswanath temple, saw the grandeur of Ganga aarathi from boat...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel Alka is a great place to stay while in Varanasi! It is perfectly located along the ghats, offers delicious food at their restaurant, with a great view of the Ganges River. The rooms were comfortable and clean. The only down side of our room location was that wifi signal was very poor, but it wasn't a big deal. I...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My two daughters and myself stayed here at end of January. We were made very welcome, met at drop off point and luggage taken off our hands. The room was comfortable and clean and the food was very good, served with a smile by the two lovely lads who never seemed to go off duty. We were caught up in...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Varanasi in Feb 2017 and stayed at Alka Hotel. On the banks of the river Ganges, this hotel has amazing view of the river. But it is difficult to find on your own; that's why the hotel sends someone to escort you back. From the drop off point to the hotel is a 10 minute walk, through...

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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Alka

Address: Meer Ghat D 3/23 | Dashashwamedh, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: €10 - €98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alka 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Alka Hotel Varanasi
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#1 Spa Hotel in Varanasi
#1 Best Value Hotel in Varanasi
#1 Family Hotel in Varanasi
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“Book Room 111 as it has a private balcony and beautiful view of the Ganges.”
 of 5 bubbles towandaliz, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Over the Ganges”
 of 5 bubbles shanti48, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Open your bedroom door and walk a few feet and you are meet with the most amazing view”
 of 5 bubbles Indianannie, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“book the hotel in advance”
 of 5 bubbles modgil2014, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Select a river facing room on the first floor, it will be a quieter (and hopefully a more serene) place to enhance your Varanasi experience.”
 of 5 bubbles Vijay_bhand, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
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