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...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ganges View guest is one of best guest house in Varanasi or Banaras those are situated at unique oldest city in the world or holy pilgrimage cities in India located on the Banks of the Holy Ganges...... and so much ... more less