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B-1/158 Assighat, Varanasi 221001 India
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#65 of 386 in Varanasi
Palace on Ganges is a new, immaculately clean hotel with 22 rooms, each named for -- and said to be decorated in the style of -- a different region of India. Our rooms were good-sized and well appointed (cable TV sets, non-alcholic mini-bar, tables and chairs). The staff is friendly and attentive. Food is vegetarian and well prepared. The big advantage is Palce on Ganges's location. It is at Asi Ghat, And while it's "on the Ganges," a small road and a large where you can get the cab easily from just out of the hotel. Views of the Ganges from the balcony -- and rooms facing the river (on supplement charges) -- are far less good than those from, among others hotels. Disadvantages: not all rooms face the river.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
24-hour front desk
Paid wifi
Breakfast buffet
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Uma Bhattacharya wrote a review 19 May
New Delhi, India5 contributions
The room one of the most expensive one is on 4th floor and without lift. The balcony has a bunch of uncomfortable chair. The tv has no sound and the ac does not work properly in May heat. What worse can one think of. My week end has gone to the dogs. Feel like promising never to come back to Varanasi but cant do that also. But this hotel No and Never
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Ananya T wrote a review 4 May
Lucknow, India4 contributions
We loved the location of this hotel. Just right on the famous Assi Ghat. Rooms are nice and clean though waiter was keep trying to remember us about payment which was bit weird. We booked our Kashi and Ayodhya trip with Kashi Ghumo which was excellent. Contact them at ghumokashi@gmail.com for any local services. We recommend them. Overall a great stay in Kashi.
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Date of stay: March 2022
parinita wrote a review Mar 2022
Mumbai, India101 contributions13 helpful votes
Overall a great place to stay if you want to be closer to ghats. Param n other staff members were nice to talk to and very polite. Their two rooms with ganga view are awesome Restaurant in house has good options. Breakfast choice is limited but ok Its on the assi ghat where morning aarti is conducted followed by yoga. Very well located hotel
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Ktalukdar wrote a review Mar 2022
Boston, Massachusetts5 contributions
This was better than expected, I had the corner room on the first floor… at 100+F outside, this was the most comfortable room I can think of. Issues that shouldn’t matter, leaky faucets and pipes kept the bathroom floor wet. Rooftop restaurant with view is a definite plus. And the staff were more than welcoming and helping. River Ganges we’re literally steps away from the hotel. If you like street foods, this is the location to stay at.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: They get booked quickly, make your plan and reservation early.
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Srinath Rao wrote a review Mar 2022
Bengaluru, India13 contributions2 helpful votes
We cancelled an existing booking and opted for this hotel, looking at its location (assi ghat). We did not get a room with riverside view as requested but a room at the back. For the rates we paid it was not worth. The hotel interiors were thematic and well done but our room was cramped and old. Bathroom did really need an upkeep. There was no hot water on the third day and we had to demand a room change. Wifi was terrible and not enough power outlets in the room. Food was ordinary. Restaurant is located in the basement and rooftop.... so plenty of stairs to climb.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Dr. Himanshu Talwar wrote a review Jul 2021
New Delhi, India40 contributions42 helpful votes
Situated at the famous Assi Ghat, hotel rooms provide view of Ganges from the balcony. Rooms are cozy, well maintained, and beautiful. Named on different states of India, each and every room gives a different warmth and feel. Roof top restaurant is a must visit. All major temples, especially Kashi Vishwanath and Sankatmochan temples are a few minutes away from the hotel. Menu covers more or less each and every food item and ofcourse prepared with hygiene. Highly recommended to everyone.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Prefer taking cabs to the hotel from airport and railway station. Expect a little humid weather...
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Carlos wrote a review Apr 2020
10 contributions
Our experience was much better than what I can read here. Maybe the top floor room with a private terrace made the big difference? The hotel location is ideal! the staff was very nice! The terrace/lounge full of plants beautiful. Good breakfast. Overall a very good experience!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Denise S wrote a review Apr 2020
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
Palace on the Ganges is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in, dirty pillows and sheets full of stains. And if you are unlucky enough to get a room down stairs your window will open up to a painted wall one foot away from the window. Do not stay here.
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Date of stay: March 2020
lgp232017 wrote a review Mar 2020
Gunning, Australia35 contributions7 helpful votes
Beautiful staff and restaurant is great. However, rooms are smelly. Beds hard as rocks. Facilities poor. Close to Ganga. Internet and wifi not consistent. Electricity goes off at night. Would. Not recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2020
HBMarkowski wrote a review Mar 2020
The Hague, The Netherlands1301 contributions122 helpful votes
This former palace is rather old. It has some style but not very comfortable. Bathroom of room 201 very small, breakfast not outstanding. Friendly staff, prices relatively high (9000 Rp++ pn). Location nice but its not a quiet hotel! Traffic till 11 pm. Good laundry service.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
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$46 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palace on Ganges
Which popular attractions are close to Palace on Ganges?
Nearby attractions include U.P. Cottage Emporium (0.1 km), Bala Ji Handicraft (0.2 km), and The Bed Silk & Pashmina (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Palace on Ganges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Palace on Ganges?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Palace on Ganges?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Palace on Ganges?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ashish Cafe, Aum Cafe, and Itihaas Alley Kitchen.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Palace on Ganges?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Palace on Ganges?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Batuk Bhairav Mandir (2.1 km), Chet Singh Ghat (0.8 km), and Ramnagar Fort (4.5 km).
Does Palace on Ganges have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.