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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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391 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed for two nights in the Taj Gateway Ganges hotel whilst visiting Varanasi during a tour of northern India. The hotel is located in the Cantonment area near the main station to the northwest of the city and we were told by our tour guide was the best hotel in the city, apart from the small... More 

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Mumbai, India
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523 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 491 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The rooms are excellent the stay was comfortable and the service superb. However the sore point was that the buffets both breakfast & dinner were extremely repetitive. It was the lone sore point for me as my stay was for 9 consecutive days. For tourists who generally spend upto 2 nights this repetition of menu does not matter much for... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good Hotel but on the expensive side probably 'coz of focus on foreign tourists. The Reception is good with a traditional decor. There is ample parking space with a big manicured garden. The ambience is quiet and provides a great respite in a bustling crowded city like Varanasi despite being centrally located.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As all other taj, this is a good five star hotel with garden and pool. The suite room I got is well furnished too. There are two restaurants inside the hotel and I ate in the India restaurant think it must be good because other India hotel I ate taste quite good. However the mutton meat dish I got is... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rooms are quite comfortable, the entire staff aft front desk, travel desk, the Chef, in-room service staff all are quite helpful and friendly. The food quality is too excellent, the amenities in room and in entire property are most appropriate. It all meet the expectations to feel at your home. A top recommended property at Varanasi.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing The Gateway Ganges Varanasi and for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. Your feedback is essential in our effort to improve our service standards. It gives me a great pleasure to read your kind words on overall stay and services. Your kind words have been shared with our team who take great pride in... More 

Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once owned by the Taj group, the bones of the hotel are good - large, but not extravagant, rooms. Expansive grounds to the rear of the hotel for strolling. The clientele appears to be foreign tour groups. Nice selections at dinner and breakfast buffets. The linens were fresh and clean, but some of the towels are showing their age and... More 

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Gurgaon, India
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is one of the best hotel in Varanasi. It is centrally placed and have ample space. The rooms are very spacious and clean. The service and ambiance are excellent. I enjoyed the stay and will recommend to others.

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Fair Oaks, CA
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice Western style hotel with good plumbing, comfortable beds and responsive staff. A lot of tour groups use this hotel. It's a little far from the Ganges ghats, in my opinion. They have a nice breakfast buffet that was included in the room rate that had Indian as well as Western options.

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Swansea, Wales
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152 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is well patronised by tour groups, mainly westerners and is a little bland. It is tired and could do with a refurb. It is not a luxury hotel. Having said that, it suited our needs perfectly and was a very welcomed haven in the middle of a chaotic, bustling and fascinating city. Good breakfast, pleasant pool area, pleasant... More 

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Writing this while in hotel. Booked an executive suite for self & daughter as part of private tour using mainly Taj hotels. No welcome whatsoever at hotel & no information re meal times etc. Suite was room 120 on 1st floor. Old, tired & quite depressing. Breakfast OK but other food in restaurant not very good. Today it is impossible... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: ₹ 7,432 - ₹ 16,773 (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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