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Renton
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Room was clean and adequate- price seemed high but could be the Gijon market. Initially difficult and awkward to get checked in as no explanation that check on was at a cafe around the corner. Room on busy street that was noisy.

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Japan
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I want to stay there again when traveling to OslI. the location was close to Karl Johan's gate so easy to access to many places for sightseeing and finding at first. and reasonabl room rate although expensive country.

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Visakhapatnam, India
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Hotel is a bit far from city..but if you wish for a holy Ganga river view..then it is only option..staff is polite and helpful..food is average..u won't get any South Indian food which should be included..rooms are average..Mainly taxi driver of the hotel LAL BAHADUR YADAV is very polite and kind person..with good safe driving..helped a lot...thanks to him

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Krishnagiri, India
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Hotel Is very Excellent, Hotel weave near by the river is very excellent Vehicle pickup and droop arrangement is very excellent, Staff co-ordination is very good only think inf rant of the Hotel Cows are their

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 7 August 2015

I know this place very well. Go yearly since 2007. I feel safe and happy there. They have been improving the place and service. The manager knows what he is going. The views of Ganga are spectacular!!

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 7 August 2015

this place has it all, you just can spend some hours on the terrace watching the action flow by and your day will pass quickly. A great place to unwind after a long day out at the ghats......just that you know, its a vegetarian place,so no eggs, no meat can be ordered there.

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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Good view and options available for single travelers as they have new, neat single rooms overlooking the Ganga. Staff friendly and helpful. They have excellent thali in their restaurant and can provide beer if you ask for it. I would stay here again.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2015

The waiting staff were friendly and helpful and the location overlooking the Ganges was great (but difficult to get to as the streets are so narrow). However, the rooms were small and there was no TV reception.

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Lucknow, India
Reviewed 20 July 2015

If you are going to Benares then its surely for the Ganga and there's hardly another place in Benares which can match the view that this place offers. I have been to this place quite many times, both with family and while on official tours, everytime it captivates the soul with its 'out-of-world' view of the Ganga and the Dashashwamedh...

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Greater Noida, India
Reviewed 17 July 2015

My friend and i booked four nights in Hotel Alka after finding it through TripAdvisor, and I can say we were both so happy that we did. The location works in every possible way for the hotel. It stands about 5 minutes walking distance to the spot on the Dashashwmedh Ghat where the Ganga aarti takes place. Similarly its barely...

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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 

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Address: Meer Ghat D 3/23 | Dashashwamedh, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: €10 - €96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alka 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Alka Hotel Varanasi
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#1 Family Hotel in Varanasi
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