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D A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House 16/28 - A Dasaswamedh, Varanasi 221001 India
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#33 of 417 hotels in Varanasi
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A Palace on River (Rashmi Guest House) is a newly opened hotel on the edge of the River Ganges. We are located at Manmandir Ghatt, Varanasi adjacent to Raja Mansingh's Observatory. Although it is a guest house , we try our level best to provide the services at par with that of five star hotels in Varanasi . It is the only guest house in Varanasi which is run by a competent 3 year Diploma Holder in Hotel Management , catering and applied Nutrition ( Ramesh Verma). This hotel has got a team of well qualified and experienced professionals.We leave no stone unturned in making the guest feel comfortable , their home baway from home . As for the restaurant , we serve a wide variety of dishes catering to all shorts of individuals. Overall we believe in better and better services from each and every stand point
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Parijat wrote a review Jun 2022
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Very well located at the banks of the Ganges. Nice view of river Ganges from Hotel room. Ganges ghat is just few steps from the guest house. Very warm welcome and good service by Mr. Faizan. Recommending others to try out the same.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gunjan M wrote a review Jan 2022
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Given that the ghats are where the soul of Varansi resides, I was so happy to discover Raashmi Guest House. Situated strategically on the ghats, it offers breathtaking views of Ma Ganga as well as the easiest access to everything on the ghats. One has just to step out of RGH & one is in the thick of it. From the temples, ashrams, sahdhu sants, moring yoga to the akharas, boatmen, lemon chaiwalas, sangeet & kavi sammelans are all there. RGH also offers easy access to the rest of the city if one goes in reverse direction into the serpentine galis. I'd almost go so far as to say one hardly needs to spend on transport in Varanasi if one stays in RGH. The next best thing about RGH is the personal touch. Sitting on the rooftop section of their Dolphin restaurant (some great food!) on a chilly December day, I was surprised to feel the warmth of a portable fireplace close to me. It was courtesy their young proprietor, Aditya Tiwari. He truly goes the extra mile opening doors to places on the ghats only insiders will know of. Oh, almost forgot, an annexe & lift is also being added to RGH, place I recommend unreservedly if you want to experience the soul of Varanasi like me.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Bray La wrote a review Jan 2022
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Well let me start by saying, in a whirlwind of traveling nuances I missed my flight to Jaipur from Mumbai, and decided to redirect to Varanasi within days of New Years. I sat for a couple of hours researching where to stay that was close to the Banaras Ghat (which is where you want to be in Varanasi) Rashmi Guest House location is not only on the steps and the banks of the Ganges, It’s a prime location for anything you and/or your family or business would like to do in Varanasi. It is centrically located on the Ghat nearby the main Ghat’s nightly performance (an Aarti, which you should definitely make time to attend, it’s a very very short walk which you can also see from the roof of the property. I went to it every night I was there and I would keep going every night if I was still there.) Their restaurant even hosts weddings. Nightlife, shopping, food, boat rides and anything else you’re looking to experience in Varanasi is within walking distance which the hotel will plan for and accommodate if you request. Even for temple traveling. The hotel provides porters for arrivals and departures, I was a woman traveling alone and everything that I requested was arranged- at no point did I feel unsafe there nor was I concerned about my things. I’m daft the friendliness of the restaurant and hotel staff was heart warming. I came and went very freely. You can wake up early in the morning and wander late into the evening safely and securely, anything you want to do is within a very short walk and there are always activities to enjoy. With every guest I witnessed a holistically assisted Approach to touring the city to individual needs and desires at no additional charge, a small fee and/or donation based contributions. I’m on a temple tour of India and even that was within their spectrum of assistance. The staff are all courteous, kind, thoughtful and professional. The food from the restaurant across the hall is exceptional with pristine, meticulous, multilingual waitstaff and a wide menu spectrum which is very reasonably priced. Everyone I encountered was kind, courteous and trustworthy. Again, the food at the restaurant is clean and delicious. I highly recommend this place to women, backpackers, men, spiritual seekers, worldly folk, business People and families. From the rooftop at night you can hear the echoing sounds of the city. Early in the morning you can hear prayers offered to the gods. You can sleep in as late as you want or wake up just as early. The beds are cozy and the bathrooms are clean. I am very pleased with my stay at Rashmi Guest House and highly recommend it to everyone. The restaurants kitchen opens at 11 temporarily but there’s another restaurant down the through the old roads called Shree which is also open early. Anything you need you can ask the front desk for at any time or hour. Although I’ve left Varanasi and Rahshmi Guest House for now, I feel like I left part of my heart there forever. With special consideration and all of my honesty, I highly recommend a visit. Pictures include a rooftop view from Rashmi and a boat ride from the shore just down the stairs on Ghat.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Rashmi Tiwari, Owner at A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House
Responded 13 Jan 2022
Dear Brayla, Greetings!! Thanks so much for your kind words for us. We’re really glad you enjoyed your stay in Varanasi. Your positive review take us a step ahead to reach our goal. You are very kind, generous and cooperative. We really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review. It touched our heart deeply. Thanks again and hope to see you again soon. Rashmi Guest House
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Atul S wrote a review Jan 2022
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Aditya Tiwari, whose family owns Rashmi Guest House and the adjoining Dolphin restaurant, is a former badminton champion like his father before him. He became our friend and went out of his way to satisfy our insatiable desire to explore Varanasi. He told us about places and stories not usually known to lay tourists and arranged for us to visit such places with his most friendly staff. He even took us on a boat to an ashram his family is the care taker of. He introduced us to the Dom Raja of Varanasi and we came to know their amazing story. Varanasi would not have been the same without Aditya and his team. The guest house itself is located right on the ghat in central Varanasi and if one word can describe the service, it is super friendly. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Satheesh kumar wrote a review Feb 2021
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It’s situated at the bank river Ganga. Staffs are good so the services. Faizan and Manish are very helpful and kind. Highly recommended. We are from Tirupathi .nice place near roger Ganga and varahi mata temple
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ann F wrote a review Mar 2020
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the Rashmi Guest House from 25-27 February and had a wonderful stay. The staff led by Faizan, a taxi was dispatched to collect us from the airport. The view is worth it over the Ganges and across to the far bank and sand bar with a myriad of stalls, camel rides etc to see. Meals were easily available at the Dolphin restaurant directly in front of the hotel with a good range of veg and non veg meals and drinks. Arriving in Varanasi late afternoon to discover we were metres from the Dashashwamedh Ghat the evening Aarti ceremony (the ritual of putting Mother Ganga to sleep), we wandered down the steps of the Ghat and felt this is India. Then meandered our way down to the ceremony and were engulfed by the Hindu religious culture. We offered our prayers to our family by laying flowers and candles on Mother Ganga.. The next day after our tour we were able to hire a boat and the oarsman was very adept at this job, he rowed us up to the Manikarnika Ghat (Burning Ghat), then down the river past several Ghats and meandered our way back to our starting point. It was a special feeling floating along on Mother Ganga, even though there were literally hundreds of boats on the river you did not feel confined at all. We concluded our day again watching the evening Aarti ceremony and having a much better understanding of the ritual that evening. Varanasi you really need more than one day of adventuring to see what she has to offer. Thank You so much to Faizan Ahmad +91 77060 64203
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Indresh_Nomad wrote a review Mar 2020
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Amazing location, on the most happening ghat of Benares. Great staff - Always ready to help. Manish and Faizan on the front desk are extremely helpful. The Owner is hands-on. On Site Dolphin Restaurant servers has a lot of options, perfect for a family.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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garryblower wrote a review Feb 2020
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It is worth getting the hotel to pick you up from the airport. There are no vehicles allowed the last 800m to the Ganges. The taxi driver phones ahead and someone from the hotel will come and carry your bags through the chaos. We recommend you pay extra to get the top room 302 which had great views. You have breakfast in The Dolphin Restaurant in front of the hotel. You can have anything you want from the menu which is cooked fresh to order. Most of the time we had lunch and dinner at the Dolphin as the food was so good. The Dolphin will also serves beer, 500 rupees, even though it is not on the menu. There are very few hotels with views of the ganges. We recommend this hotel, even with the hassle of getting there, rather than staying at a hotel away from the river. Once there you can walk up and down the river safely.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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christene wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
It was a great stay, clean and very neat rooms. Friendly staff. Affordable prices. Beautiful view. You need to be able to climb stairs. Staff are very knowledgeable about area and always willing to help.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ganesh Naidu wrote a review Jan 2020
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We stayed 3 nights. It was memorable visit of Varanasi. Great view and very helpful staff specially Faizan (7706064203). He is a nice guy with lots of action. Highly recommended. A good restaurant to attract tourists.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Ganges River (0.2 km), Banaras Ghats (0.3 km), and Dasaswamedh Ghat (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aadha-Aadha Café, Sushi Cafe & Continental Restaurant, and Vishnu Tea Emporium.
Does A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Batuk Bhairav Mandir (1.9 km), Chet Singh Ghat (1.4 km), and Ramnagar Fort (3.1 km).
Does A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.