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Scindhia Guest House

Scindhia Guest House Next To Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi 221001 India
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#32 of 290 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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Linda K wrote a review Sep 2018
Santa Barbara48 contributions9 helpful votes
Staying at the Scindhia House you are right in the center of the truly amazing Varanasi. Basic needs are met with a smile. Our rooms were overlooking the Ganges with balconies. Many stairs to the rooms but there are porters to assist. You can arrive either by boat or from the main street with porters I arranged with our guide prior at Streetwise Varanasi Tours. 7 minute walk through the narrow passageways you arrive right into the center of the Manikarnika Ghat and then another block walk along the Ganges you will see the hotel. Right in front is the famous must-see sinking Shiva temple. Entrance to the property is a bit discerning as you walk up the side of what looks like a bombed out shelter and in reality is an active temple facing a hole in the wall with dirt flowing
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Date of stay: January 2018
Tarynwalker wrote a review Jul 2018
Portland, Maine8 contributions3 helpful votes
the views from the room are great, you are overlooking the burning bodies, so watching that part of the culture was very interesting. The monkeys visiting you was all a part of it too. Shared book to read for my travels was nice as well. this is a basic place, but the location and views is what sets it apart. It is worth the climb.
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Date of stay: August 2017
Natasja F wrote a review Mar 2018
Sandton, South Africa93 contributions54 helpful votes
The property is not reachable by car. It is close to the burning Ghat. The manager appears to be very helpful but when you ask for something - like can we get a packed breakfast because we leave early- he was not keen to assist. BUT We did get a packed toasted sandwich with hardboiled eggs on the day of departure .Breakfast each morning- .No fruit and weak coffee with egg and toast- it is complimentary... so I guess I should not mention it... but rather pack your oats so easy. The boat trips the hotel arrange was Rs 150 per person- which was good price- you pay cash. You have to give your key in at reception and ASK them to clean your room daily- they do not do it if you do not ASK. So No kettle in the room and no coffee or tea. It might be because the hotel was quote empty
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Date of stay: March 2018
pilgrim_gsa wrote a review Mar 2018
New Delhi, India977 contributions209 helpful votes
It was a nice experience staying at this place that has homely atmosphere and warm staff . Like a view from atop mountain it smoothens all the troubles a guest has to undergo climbing 55 steps from the ghat to it's reception and then another 50 plus steps to the room depending which floor one is staying . Food is simple view from it's restaurant excellent . Downside , high tariff and not even a complimentary water bottle for the guests . Oasis amongst chaos . Wifi good .
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Date of stay: February 2018
Balisc wrote a review Jan 2018
87 contributions63 helpful votes
The balcony view of Ganga is worth all the access impediments and troubles. The property is family managed who are vey helpful. It is definitely over priced for the facilities offered but the Ganges view from the balcony more than makes up for it. The ghats and the evening 'arati' venues are close by. For a first-time visitor, it is a lifetime experience.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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US$21 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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