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Hotel Alka

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Some rooms are under construction, facility is poor, old and dusty..I believe that we wasted my money. (We've checked other accommodations nearby. Cheaper and better) the view for Ganga was pretty nice though. We stayed only one night and move. If you savour the view especially night time..just have one night or use restorant. It would be the smart choice.

1Thank Min young P
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alka is in a prime location overlooking the Ganges and the largest Ghat, which some rooms face (highly recommend). Beds, showers, AC, attached restaurant were all really good! I have to stress though, our stay couldn't have been 5 stars without Muna. He is the most accommodating, friendly, honest hotelier we've met on our months of travelling in India and...

2Thank louis_hamps
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I and my family stayed in hotel Alka for 4 nights. I recommend the hotel for following reasons: 1. Hotel location is excellent. Just on the river bank. Couple of minutes walk to temple. 2. I was communicating with hotel staff through email. They were prompt in responding. They honoured their words till the end. 3. Food is good and...

2Thank raghusai26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hotel right on the banks of Ganges! It gives a nice view of the river from the dining place. It was a relaxing experience to just sit and enjoy the soothing breeze of the river in the evening there. The room was clean. The staff were co-operating.The manager was very helpful. He gave us precise information...

Thank Kripa G
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, the hotel location is close to river Ganges, close to Dashahwamedh ghat where you can see the evening Arti. Then, there is a restaurant inside the hotel - They serve typically north indian food. The tea served in a glass and made with fresh milk is very fulfilling. The rest is hard truth. This hotel is not accessible by...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To all travels if you don't mind walking 200-300m up and down on narrow lane. This is the place to stay. Specifically if you are travelling alone. Washrooms are clean rooms are very clean. Staff don't smile, much. But they are good.

Thank gr0408
Vaxjo, Sweden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location i great by the Ganges in the old city of Ganges. It is not possible to reach by car. Helpful and friendly staf. A bit pricy, breakfast not inkluded. The rooms a bit small. The restaurant is ok.

2Thank Lena P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience. Everything, right from the rooms to service of the staff to location, food etc was splendid. A very special thanks to Munna. Too good to be described in words. Anyone travelling to varanasi should definitely stay there.

2Thank Koeli G
Reviewed 24 April 2017

My parents stayed here from March for about 11 days. When I booked the hotel I was not very sure how it would end up, especially given my parents are old. But this ended being an excellent selection. They arranged for a smooth pick up from the airport. Hotel staff helped carry the luggage to the hotel. The rooms are...

3Thank ravisheshu n
Greater Noida, India
Reviewed 19 April 2017

It is always good when you can stay in the same hotel a second time, but it speaks volumes about a hotel when you go back to a city solely because you know you can count on a hotel. Hotel Alka for me will always be why i can go back conveniently to Varanasi. In 2015 i had gone there...

3Thank traveldrunk

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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 District > Varanasi
Price Range: ₹ 646 - ₹ 1,939 (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 Spa Hotel in Varanasi
#1 Family Hotel in Varanasi
#1 Best Value Hotel in Varanasi
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“There are rooms with balcony facing the Ganges. These are expensive. But there are also cheaper rooms from which you can see the Ganges.”
kripag2014, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have a direct river view”
DR_SRBABU, 6 May 2017 | Read review
“For three adults in a room you can have a choice of rooms, including the premium rooms with private balconies”
traveldrunk, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“better stay some other hotel. There are tons of hotels which offers better view then this crap hotel”
Shiva125, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“River views are best”
393barry1946, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
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