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Hotel Alka

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

best place to stay when trip to varanasi. good ganga river view. very close to temples and locations just walking distance. price acceptable with the room type n room conditions. food served good taste but a bit late due to lots of people ordering its okay bcos enjoy the view while waiting.

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aashutosh123, Manager at Hotel Alka, responded to this review

On behalf of all the Hotel staff we would like to express our gratitude for choosing us as your hosts during your holidays in Varanasi, and for taking the time to write your opinion here on TripAdvisor. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to provide you our services and above all to share your experiences with our...

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay at Alka. The room was clean, comfy and spacious with an excellent view of the Ganges. The help was very kind and helpful and came to get is from the crowded streets and carried our bags thrpugh the bustling alleyways to the hotel. Varanasi was a highlight and Alka was a great help to that.

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aashutosh123, Manager at Hotel Alka, responded to this review

On behalf of all the Hotel staff we would like to express our gratitude for choosing us as your hosts during your holidays in Varanasi, and for taking the time to write your opinion here on TripAdvisor. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to provide you our services and above all to share your experiences with our...

Delhi, Delhi, India
Reviewed 17 November 2015

This is one of the most popular hotels near the ghats in varanasi and is rated as No 3 on Trip advisor. This hotel is located in the busy street of varanasi and has spectcular views of ganges. The cab/auto rickshaw can be taken till a place called Galadiya and from there its is 10 min walk thorugh the busy...

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On behalf of all the Hotel staff we would like to express our gratitude for choosing us as your hosts during your holidays in Varanasi, and for taking the time to write your opinion here on TripAdvisor. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to provide you our services and above all to share your experiences with our...

Kolkata, India
Reviewed 16 November 2015

The hotel is very centrally located in Varanasi very close to Viswanath Temple and the main ghats of Varanasi. The rooms are neat and clean and the staff extremely courteous. The lone disadvantage is that it cannot be reached by car upto lobby one has to walk through the Gallies or narrow lanes of Varanasi to reach the hotel for...

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On behalf of all the Hotel staff we would like to express our gratitude for choosing us as your hosts during your holidays in Varanasi, and for taking the time to write your opinion here on TripAdvisor. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to provide you our services and above all to share your experiences with our...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Hotel Alka is in the perfect position on the Ganges, just a short walk from the evening light ceremony and cremation Ghats. The rooms are basic but clean, and the food in the restaurant is fantasic. But the thing that made our stay so greatness the staff who were extremely helpful and welcoming. I'd highly recommend a day tour of...

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On behalf of all the Hotel staff we would like to express our gratitude for choosing us as your hosts during your holidays in Varanasi, and for taking the time to write your opinion here on TripAdvisor. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to provide you our services and above all to share your experiences with our...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed in a room with shared bathroom. The room was clean and spacious enough, fan at high speed made the nights pleasant. The staff was very friendly and helpful during our stay. The restaurant offers a nice selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner that is tasty and safe. The central location is very convenient to explore...

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On behalf of all the Hotel staff we would like to express our gratitude for choosing us as your hosts during your holidays in Varanasi, and for taking the time to write your opinion here on TripAdvisor. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to provide you our services and above all to share your experiences with our...

Delhi
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Great hotel, cooperative staff, perfect location.. Pros.. 1. Staffs are always happy to streched themselves for hospitality and guest's service. 2. It has spendid view of Ganges from the room or balcony. 3. Couple of steps away from Temple and next to Ghats (Bank of Ganges) 4. Sleeping quality was good with all other facilities. Cons.. This is actually not...

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On behalf of all the Hotel staff we would like to express our gratitude for choosing us as your hosts during your holidays in Varanasi, and for taking the time to write your opinion here on TripAdvisor. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to provide you our services and above all to share your experiences with our...

Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

It is the finest hotel in Varanasi.hotel Alka will amaze you coz of the location and the peace.The view of river Ganges from the hotel open restaurant is awesome. The food quality is good. Most Caring and supportive staff I have ever seen in my life. They answered to our every need. you will be pampered by the attentive staff...

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On behalf of all the Hotel staff we would like to express our gratitude for choosing us as your hosts during your holidays in Varanasi, and for taking the time to write your opinion here on TripAdvisor. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to provide you our services and above all to share your experiences with our...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Alka is the best place to be on the Ganges. The staff was super friendly and hastily addressed any problem we had. The beds were comfortable, the rooms were clean, and the hotel restaurant was tasty, having many menu options. The Meer ghat that Alka is located on is probably the cleanest and most accessible when compared to the other...

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On behalf of all the Hotel staff we would like to express our gratitude for choosing us as your hosts during your holidays in Varanasi, and for taking the time to write your opinion here on TripAdvisor. Thank you so much for giving us the chance to provide you our services and above all to share your experiences with our...

Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Facing Ganga. You can enjoy the view when you have meals or drinks from the hotel restaurant. Good location to enjoy atmosphere of Varanasi. Airport pick up available. Need to walk 5 minutes+ after getting off a taxi organized by hotel but boys from the hotel will help you carry your laguage. (Ensure to give them small tips as courtesy.)...

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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 

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Address: Meer Ghat D 3/23 | Dashashwamedh, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi District > Varanasi
Price Range: ₹ 646 - ₹ 1,551 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alka 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Alka Hotel Varanasi
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#1 Family Hotel in Varanasi
#1 Best Value Hotel in Varanasi
#1 Spa 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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