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“It's what it claims to be” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Ganges View

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Hotel Ganges View
Ranked #12 of 206 Varanasi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
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23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“It's what it claims to be”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

I spent 2 nights at the ganges view guest house in august 2011.
As mentioned before the location is great. It's on Assi Ghat, easy to find and the neighborhood is great. As the Ganges river was very high I couldn't walk from Ghat to Ghat, too bad...

The hotel is very pretty with lots of antiques. I had a room with an enclosed balcony. yes, the beds were on the hard side and the sheets had a few stains, but they smelled clean.There is A/C and a fan in the room. I didn't spend much time in the room anymay, it was much nicer to sit on the deck :-)

bathroom : efficient and the water worked... but bring your own soap, the soap bar was very small.

I has dinner one evening and it was really good. We were at a table for 2 and regretted that we didn't go for a table with other guests.

The staff was very helpful.

to conclude, this is not a luxury hotel, it's not very modern, it's not highly comfortable, but it doesn't claim to be. It's homey, tasteful, charming... it's a guest house.

I recommend waking up early in the morning to watch the sun rise over the river and people on the ghats...

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Celine C
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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

The hotel is nice to an Indian standart but room was small. The view means you have to step outside from your room to a tarrace !!! If you think that your room is with your own balcony you are mistaken. It is a tarrace used by all tourists from the floor ( 4 rooms on one level ). We paid 5 000 rupies per night with breakfast, please, negotiate as they want to make more money and charge extra for breakfąst. Wi-fi is working only is surroundings of the reception - shame as the hotel is three strey building. Overall it is an average place a little bit expensive for the value you get.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

... of the Ganges himself! Very well located, next to holly Assi Ghat. Nice vegetarian food and helpfull staff. Simple but comfortable, elegantly decorated. A very special place. (If you are on a very tight budget and find it a bit pricey, stay in one of the hotels nearby. Very good location in Varanasi)

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cottingham, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

A small hotel overlooking a narrow street and with good views over the Ganges. Rooms rather dark but with pleasant sitting areas outside. Hotel is clean with friendly staff - beds a little on the hard side. Hotel is of a 'colonial style', with lovely hand-painted motifs and pictures. A good choice given its location.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

A quaint little place right on Assi Ghat (One of the nicer ghats I got to see). An ancestral home that's been turned into a little hotel, you can literally feel the history of the place. Beautifully and quaintly decorated, it doesn't give u the stuffy feel of being in a hotel and has a more homely feel to it. The service completely floored me, but I guess I would understand why some of the other reviewers might've felt they were unfriendly, I would probably attribute that to a basic language and cultural barrier, knowing Hindi sure helped a lot. The stairs are super high and my parents found it a bit difficult to conquer those and hence we ended up staying on the 1st floor.. Though we all wished we could stay in one of the rooms in the upper level. Morning and evening cups of tea on the terrace and the little in house nursery was just lovely. Loved the concept of the open buffet dinner where all the guests could interact. Also loved the fact the they didnt have TVs in the room. Was impressed to find wifi in a place like Varanasi! All in all even though the place is pricey if you are looking for an experience Ganges View is the place to be :)

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Ganges View
Address: Assi Ghat, Varanasi 221005, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 206 B&Bs / Inns in Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ganges View 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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