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Scindhia Guest House

Scindhia Guest House Next To Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi 221001 India
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#32 of 286 B&Bs / Inns in Varanasi
Situated ideally in the crescent on the left bank of The Holy Ganges is The Scindhia Guest House just adjacent to Manikarnika (The burning ghat) offering excellent panoramic view of the river on both the sides.Breathtaking sunrise to the scintillating evening view of the river and the ghats can be enjoyed from all the available balconies in the property. Enchanting ringing of temple bells is simply nostalgic.AC / Non-AC rooms are neatly laid with attached toilets equipped for round the clock hot and cold shower. Super-Deluxe rooms have TV, Refrigerator and intercom too.Internet is available on demand.The Roof top (river view) restaurant offers sumptuous refreshments cooked under strict supervision in very hygienic conditions.Pick-up service on request is available from the railhead as well as the airport (Payable).Medical aid is available on call.As a policy matter, Scindhia Guest House does not allow consumption of Narcotic Drugs / intoxicants of any kind and nature within the property.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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24-hour front desk
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Breakfast available
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Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
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English, Hindi
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Barry S wrote a review Jul 2017
Melbourne, Australia33 contributions11 helpful votes
It’s all about location.... Scindhia Guest House is very well located (about 2mins.walk to ‘Manakanika Ghat’) and offers spectacular views of the Ganges from the balcony rooms and restaurant. The ‘better’ rooms on the top two floors have A/C, TV, WiFi, small fridge, fans and balcony (it’s worth the climb). Scindhia GH is not too flash from the outside I guess that’s typical for the old part of the city. Inside has a solid feel from the thick walls and narrow stair cases. Parts of this building are a couple of hundred years old. Some rooms are better than others, I can only comment on the top floor ‘balcony’ rooms where everything works and the views are great. It’s hard to some up Scindhia GH in one word, ‘Deluxe’ no…. I’m going with ‘Authentic’. A luxury hotel would feel
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Date of stay: July 2017
Saleemah24 wrote a review Jun 2017
Perpignan, France13 contributions1 helpful vote
The view on the Ganga river is amazing! The triple room is very comfortable with lot of space and a balcony. 0nd the staff is very helpful and very nice! Fore sure it is the best place to stay in Varanasi!
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Date of stay: June 2017
Mai T wrote a review Mar 2017
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Great location, near one of the oldest and busiest crematories in Varanasi.The rooms are very comfortable and clean. Water supply is not a problem. The hotel manager is fabulous and warm and helpful and great! So the rest of the staff. Don´t miss the home-made food! Second time there, and would happily go back !
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Date of stay: December 2016
bb_sf wrote a review Mar 2017
San Francisco, California45 contributions21 helpful votes
Varanasi can be a rough place, so finding a good hotel/guest house is important. The best 2 things about Scindhia are the owner and the location. First off, Kush, the owner was fantastic. Very welcoming with a ton of useful information and ready to help out with anything we might have needed, big or small. Honestly, that made a big difference. His helper, Ashish, was also super helpful even though his English was limited. There were very few tourists at the time we were there, which made the place very quiet... an asset for me personally. The food was great, very fresh and made to order. No complaints there. Second asset, depending on what you're looking for, was the location. Scindhia has rooms with balconies overlooking the ghats and river below which was exactly what I
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Date of stay: February 2017
Gnurr wrote a review Feb 2017
London, United Kingdom68 contributions14 helpful votes
Most of the rooms at Scindhia Guest House look out over the Ganges, and it is close to the main burning ghat. The rooms are clean, with TV, AC and fridge, hot water in the bathroom and a balcony, at a price. There are also simpler rooms. Kush, the manager, and Asish, his assistant, are both very helpful, which takes some of the stress out of travelling in India. On the way in, the cab dropped us off and porters took us through the winding streets to the hotel (15 mins walk), and on the way out we asked them to take us to a taxi at Raj Ghat by boat (30 mins of manly rowing) - a nice conclusion to the stay. The food at the hotel is good too, if you are too tired to venture further afield. Definitely recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2017
US$21 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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