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Certificate of Excellence
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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I had been to Varanasi four times by now, and the stay at Hotel Alka, has by far been the best and most comfortable. Located at Meer Ghat, which is just a stone's throw away from the Dasaswameth Ghat and the Kasi Viswanath temple, Alka would probably be best appreciated for its
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We visited Benares, prior to our trip to the Kumbh mela and stayed in Alka hotel. We were 4 of us and we had specifically asked for rooms overlooking the Ganges river. We had wonderful views and we had a very good stay for the 3 days. Mr. Mukesh from the hotel also helped us
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Fantastic - but simple - hotel on the riverside - with the most fantastic terasse where yoy could follow everything happening on the "Gats" below. Good food ( and beer!) and very helpful staff, made our visit memorable!
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In the beginning of October 2018, we booked a room for February 2019 via booking.com. The terms of payment mentioned an advance payment of 1 night, we booked for 3 nights. I received a mail from the hotel asking for 50% advance, which adds up to more than one night. On enquiry
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A good and affordably priced 'Ganga Kinare' set up, Alka hotel has outdoor sit outs providing a commanding view of the river at Meer Ghat. Outdoor balconies provide a panoramic sweep of activities on the river while enjoying the excellent in-house catering.The staff led by the
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The Premium View Room at the Hotel Alka
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The Deluxe Room at the Hotel Alka
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Some rooms without attach bathroom with lower rate.
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Sorry I reviewed hotel I am not the owner. Please search for hotel contact details. Thank you
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Yes , there are ground floor AC rooms and they provide pick up facility from railway station. Please convey that to the hotel before hand . They will certainly take care of your parents. Regarding late checking out you have to request the manager of the property.
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Premium rooms have balcony with view of Ganges. Please request for Premium room with private balcony as some of them have common areas.
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"The rooms on the upper floors would be quieter."
"Room number 112 (Bhagirathi)"
"Get a cheap room or look somewhere else. Expansive balcony rooms are not worth the money"
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"103 was a good room"
US$ 11 - US$ 59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
alka hotel varanasi
IndiaUttar PradeshVaranasi DistrictVaranasi
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