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47 / 96 Maksudan Bhawan opp PDR Mall Ramapura, Gowdolia, Varanasi 221001 India
Update from hotel: This property is temporarily closed until 16/11/2022.
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#9 of 312 B&Bs / Inns in Varanasi
We are a cosy homestay nestled in the heart of the chaos and divinity of ​Varanasi. The Granny's Inn is run by two loving grannies - Aruna and Asha​. They make delicious home cooked food with the help of their man Friday - Kashi. The homestay is being guided by Cinnamon Stays - the No. 1 Bed & Breakfast of Gurgaon & amongst the top 25 B&B's in India ranked on Tripadvisor. Location Just 10 min brisk walk from the Kashi Vishwanath temple & Dashashwamedh Ghat. Banks, ATMs, sari factories, street food are all within walking distance from our homestay. 30min from the station and about 45min from the airport. Rooms 6 creatively furnished rooms, all with en suite bathrooms, with AC and non AC options. The rooms are well lit and ventilated, have hand painted mirrors and paintings that add life to the homestay. Each room is named after the women in the family who are the reason behind the Granny's Inn Additional Facilities · Pick-up and ​d​rop from the airport and ​railway ​station - additional charges · ​Local ​guides​ for sightseeing & shopping ​ A few things to remember · No ​n​on​-​vegetarian food​ or alcohol ​is ​served/ allowed at the Granny's Inn. · The wi-fi ​internet often goes patchy · We are ​a ​homestay and not a hotel or a run-of-the-mill guesthouse​. ​Please expect the warmth of a home, good food, local tips but​ not the facilities of a hotel
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Car hire
Taxi service
Shared kitchen
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Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Hindi
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Helen D wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions3 helpful votes
We had requested from our tour provider to stay in good 3 star hotels or 4 star and had checked reviews for this place before staying so we were very disappointed on arrival. We were not welcomed on our arrival or orientated about meals, how to get a cup of tea etc. the room was very grim and we had to search for bed covers and pillows. At this stage of our trip we had been in India for a while so not unfamiliar with firm beds but our bed was shockingly hard and our door opened onto the common room so very little privacy. Lots of noise both from the street and the common room which was also not very clean. The breakfast was also terrible. We ended our stay after one very sleepless night. In fact the only time anyone spoke to us was when they realised we wanted to leave. I don’t have any photos. I was too tired and overwhelmed to take any. I realise a lot of singles like this place so I will end by saying it was unsuitable for us and our needs.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Laura J wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I had a lovely stay at Granny's Inn. We felt so happy we chose it. The location was a short walk to the Ganges and ghats but it was in a quiet and calm spot. We felt so incredibly welcome, when we got back each day we were told 'welcome home.' The manager helped us with planning trips and was so efficient, thoughtful and kind. The courtyard was a lovely place to sit and the breakfast was good. Our only regret was that we never got chance to have dinner there as it smelt amazing!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Soumi P wrote a review Feb 2020
Mumbai, India63 contributions6 helpful votes
You NEED TO experience this lovely home away from home at least once. As far as I'm concerned, I can't imagine staying anywhere else if I come to Varanasi. The place is BEAUTIFULLY decorated yet not overdone. A lot of greenery inside the house, the traditional courtyard with the most comfortable sitting arrangement and fun doodles around to have your morning tea, the happy, colorful yet traditional decor, the curtains made out of benarasi sarees, Kashi ji's oh-so-delicious traditional fare with surprisingly no excess of oil or spices(as good as your mom's cooking if not better) and the most charming and adorable daadi... I can go on and on about this place. Please book now to know what you are missing out on.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Chandrika P wrote a review Jan 2020
Denver, Colorado10 contributions
I stayed at Granny's Inn in July of 2019. It was a very nice stay where I felt welcome and safe. My friend and I are solo female travelers and this was a perfect place for us to stay in Varanasi. Mayur helped arrange several tours of some beautiful temples, Saranath, and the city of Varanasi. All the tours were wonderful, informative and exactly what we asked for. I highly recommend a stay of Granny's Inn in this beautiful spiritual city!
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Date of stay: July 2019
Sudhansh Ranjan wrote a review Dec 2019
BHARUCH8 contributions17 helpful votes
We stayed in granny's inn from 25 Nov to 28 Nov 2019.Granny's inn is very close to the main ghats and the main vishwanath Temple. The rooms are very comfortable with most basic needs catered for. The staff is very responsive and courteous. The food is simple, homely and pure veg. So if you're looking for a quiet, simple, comfortable stay at close proximity to the important Holy places, then Granny's inn is the place. The warmth and love of the old lady known as granny is a wonderful experience. You never tire to talk to her and hear her stories. A Gr8 and wonderful experience. Sudhansh & Seema Ranjan
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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$24 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaUttar PradeshVaranasi DistrictVaranasi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Granny's Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Granny's Inn?
Nearby attractions include Taal Music (0.4 km), Banaras Trip and Tours (0.4 km), and Jangamwadi Math (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Granny's Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Granny's Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Granny's Inn?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Granny's Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kashi Chat Bhandar, Phulwari Restaurant and Sami Cafe, and The Keshari Restaurant.
Does Granny's Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Granny's Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Granny's Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Granny's Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Batuk Bhairav Mandir (1.2 km), Ramnagar Fort (2.4 km), and Chet Singh Ghat (1.5 km).