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Meer Ghat D 3/23 Dashashwamedh, Varanasi 221001 India
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#26 of 415 hotels in Varanasi
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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."
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Free internet
Yoga room
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Walking tours
Airport transportation
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24-hour security
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24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Ravi V wrote a review Oct 2022
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The location is on MEER GHAT on the banks of river GANGA. NO doubt a great location and this is the only PRO of this hotel. This place is expensive and the rooms and bathrooms were very small (We booked the most expensive PREMIUM VIEW ROOM). There was nothing premium about this room except the view. Food was at best average and the service was poor. The restaurant service was pathetic. Staff were treating customers as though they were doing a favor to us by providing food. A special mention of the concierge, Mr. Mukesh Kumar Sharma who is a man Friday who can fix anything for you.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Somnath Banerjee wrote a review Oct 2021
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It’s always pleasure to stay there. Visiting Varanasi means stay at Alka for us. Specially the view of Ganga from the doom is fabulous, While entering hotel, it’s narrow lane, but when you reach the view of Ganga and Ganga Ghat will amaze you for sure..
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Subir B wrote a review Sep 2021
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The hotel is remotely located. The rooms are small. They typically make single bed rooms as double bed rooms by adding a pillow. The AC machine was drippig with water. The hotel manager was reluctant to hear, let alone help. I went with my wife and I had to shift to another better hotel the next day.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Traveller wrote a review Sep 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1 contribution1 helpful vote
Poor location. You have to walk with your luggage till the hotel as the hotel is far off from the point where vehicles can go. Water dripping from AC machines. Very poor service from hotel management.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Traveller wrote a review Sep 2021
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I had booked a double bed AC room for my parents last week. They provided a single bed room and added two pillows to make it double bed. I had paid for a double bed room by the way. The AC was dripping with water and the water from the ac was falling on the TV below. It can cause electric shock. We raised these issues but the hotel manager did not pay any attention. We had to shift to another hotel the next day. The location is also remote and you have to walk a long stretch because vehicles do not go beyond a point.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Please avoid booking at this hotel. Better book any hotel near Godhuliya more. You will not have...
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Rahul R S wrote a review Feb 2021
Bengaluru, India7 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is located right on meer ghat and there are some rooms with a balcony and view. Staff is friendly and highly responsive. The restaurant attached serves good food. Vehicles cannot reach this hotel so one needs to walk for about 500 mts from the main road. The manager will usually send someone over to pick up the luggage. This is place is highly recommended if you would like to stay by the Ghats and walk around the old city. May not be suitable for families with small children as there is a significant amount of walking to do.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Arun Saha wrote a review Feb 2021
Pune District, India17 contributions
Very satisfied with my stay. I have visited Alka multiple times with my Photo-Tour Clients. The hotel is very clean and well maintained. Good food. Reasonable Price. Right on the ghat. Very nice staff.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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orthodeb wrote a review Mar 2020
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If something to remember forever is the hospitality and support @ Hotel Alka in Varanasi. The way they guided us to stay safe in Varanasi in crucial time of the outbreak of Covid 19 is worth mentioning . The more you praise the support of Munna ( Mukesh Sharma) bhai is less. The way he arranged our return to the Airport in the time of total shutdown is unforgettable. The support we got from SP traffic , Varanasi , is also worth mentioning. If someone thinks about touring Varanasi think about Munna ji. Just make a call and he will be there for you serving with a great smile and "har har Mahadev"...
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sri wrote a review Mar 2020
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The hotel is on Meer ghat, quite close to Dashashwamedh ghat on one side where the main Ganga Arti happens and Manikarnika on the other side (a few ghats away). It is also quite close to Vishwanath temple, and the chowk area where all the delicious street food is available. The hotel rooms were quite clean. The staff unintrusive, though service was a bit slow. They have a restaurant and the food was quite good, though again they took quite some time with the orders. The hotel also has beautiful view of the ghat from its balconies and terrace. There is no lift. Also since this is on the ghats, no taxi comes till the hotel. You would have to get down at chowk and walk a bit to reach. The hotel will arrange porters though, if you inform them in advance.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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frankfurfun wrote a review Mar 2020
Frankfurt, Germany84 contributions159 helpful votes
The location is pretty good - but the hotel is for the price you have to pay not recommendable at all. We paid the same rate as for a European middle class hotel and found nothing better than a very basic backpacker guest house. Room filthy and bed sheets dirty. Towels dirty with stains. Drain in the sink not working at all - it took the hotel two days to repair it. No running hot water - cold only. Staff unfriendly and not willing to help. We went to a different hotel after two nights.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$12 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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alka hotel varanasi
LOCATION
IndiaUttar PradeshVaranasi DistrictVaranasi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Alka
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Alka?
Nearby attractions include Ganges River (0.4 km), Banaras Ghats (0.4 km), and Dasaswamedh Ghat (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Alka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, airport transportation, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Alka?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Alka?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sushi Cafe & Continental Restaurant, Vishnu Tea Emporium, and Niyati Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Alka?
Yes, guests have access to a yoga room during their stay.
Does Hotel Alka have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Alka offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Alka?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Alka?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Alka?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Batuk Bhairav Mandir (2.0 km), Chet Singh Ghat (1.6 km), and Ramnagar Fort (3.1 km).
Does Hotel Alka have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.