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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was by far the worst hotel on our whole trip to India. Not only is the staff extremely unfriendly and unprofessional, they also tried to rip us off: First, a grim guy at the reception tried to charge more than 50 $ too much for the stay, which I could block by showing our receipt from booking.com. Then, they...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have traveled many places across the world and stayed in small to 5 star hotels, but by far my stay at Hotel Alka in Varanasi during this trip was one of the best, complete and memorable. The premium room 102 and 112 has spectacular Ganga river view with huge balcony. Breath taking view! Munna Bhai and Pappu Pandey (photo...

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Montclair, NJ
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You really need a guide to initially find this place. The airport cab drops you off a distance away, from where you have to walk through the old city’s winding streets. Once there, from our balcony we had a great view directly onto the Ganges. But even guests, who don’t have river views from their rooms, have the same great...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The rooms are neat and clean, the location is amazing, staff is polite and humble, really liked their open terrace were you can sit for hours and can get a chance to chit chat with other travellers.Food quality is also good overall its a value for money place.

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Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Hotel staff is professional especially Security Gard and Driver Pandy ji they are co operative and gives you idea about how to visit , where is possibility at mandir that people can chit you what to do and how to do. The Hotel Management , Manager & Staff are co operative and good hotel to stay with family also...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is simply amazing ,right on the ghaat,and you can spend hours lounging in the lovely terrace staring at the tranquil river.Rooms are well kept with running hot and cold water.The staff is very accommodating.Well worth every penny!

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Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, my husband already commented on our stay at this hotel but I want to stress the danger inherent in electrical infrastructures that are old and poorly maintained. Besides the equipment we lost, our neighbours not only had burnt out equipment but were getting electrical shocks in the shower. The staff repaired that problem in a makeshift and temporary way....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my third visit in one and a half years and the experience is getting better every time.At this price range you cannot expect anything better.If you face any problem you can seek help from Munna ji ( Who manages everything, an amazing guy who is always looking to help the tourists). The location is simply amazing, by the...

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1Thank Tamal G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice stay. The manager looked after me when i was sick, organised a doctor to visit and was all round legend. Very nice clean place with great food. View of the Ganga was fantastic, right at the waters edge.

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Navi Mumbai, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Varanasi with forty architecture students documenting various ghats on ganga.Hotel Alka was our retreat in sunny noons. Replenishing us with nice cool drinks and good food. Hotel staff was very helpful and supportive. Will definitely go back to this place if happened to visit Varanasi again.

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Hotel Alka, a synonym for customer-oriented services from years, believes in providing an adorable environment to its guests, where not only they find peace in dwelling but also experience a the highest degree of dedication from the staff. And what more can one ask for? Hotel Alka is located right in the core of Varanasi, a place where even holiness is re-defined. Its evidently a must visit place for all in life. Varanasi (the ancient Kashi or the medieval Banaras) is one of the oldest cities of the world and is considered to be favourite, of even the almighty. Varanasi's prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrivalled. Mark Twain, the celebrated English author , who was enthralled by the legend and sanctity of Banaras, once wrote : "Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Alka

Address: Meer Ghat D 3/23 | Dashashwamedh, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: ₹ 815 - ₹ 6,585 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alka 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Alka Hotel Varanasi
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#1 Family Hotel in Varanasi
#2 Spa Hotel in Varanasi
#2 Best Value Hotel in Varanasi
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“Top floor best view”
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