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BrijRama Palace, Varanasi | By the Ganges

Darbhanga Ghat, Near Munshi Ghat Dashashwamedh, Varanasi 221001 India
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BrijRama Palace, which stands mighty on the serene banks of Darbhanga Ghat, is one of the oldest man-made structures in the city and is considered to be a top-tier luxury hotel in Varanasi. The palace is often praised for its striking architecture and design which mirrors the rich heritage and culture of the city that it calls home. One can see the influence of the Maratha Dynasty that was in power during the construction of the palace. This 210-year-old palace is the perfect choice for those who aspire to spend a holiday in royal comfort, removed from the daily hustle and bustle. Tourists and pilgrims often visit this city for spiritual healing and at BrijRama we promise the kind of spiritual healing you are seeking. Towering over the Ganges, BrijRama is conveniently located close to the tourist hotspots of Varanasi including Dashashwamedh Ghat and Vishwanath Temple. Brij Rama Palace is one of the oldest landmarks on the banks of the River Ganga and the second oldest palace of Varanasi after Ramnagar Fort. It was built in 1812 and the architecture is a direct influence and the traditional design erstwhile ruling than dynasties of the “Marathas.”
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Boating
Entertainment staff
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Wifi
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Evening entertainment
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
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briangb wrote a review Yesterday
Aude, France490 contributions111 helpful votes
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We spent 3 nights at the hotel during our recent trip around India. The hotel is situated on the banks of the Ganges, “in the middle of the action”, with many of the important sites within a few minutes’ walk. This is great for visiting, but severely restricts access to the hotel – it is impossible for motorised transport to reach the building, so arriving guests are collected from one of two ghats by boat. In good visibility this means there is a superb view of the river bank and hotel even before checking in. It is a small hotel, very atmospheric, well furnished and equally well managed by its staff, who provided us with very good service. Afternoon tea, served on the terrace overlooking the river, and featuring various options of henna painting, pottery and astrology is not to be missed. Due to its location, the hotel restaurant serves only vegetarian food, and is alcohol free. The hotel is up-front about this, and the food was very good. One downside is the view from the rooms, as only a few of them, not including ours, have a river view. Overall the stay was very good, although expensive, but the price reflects the position of the hotel, and for this reason it represents good value for its easy access to the various religious sites
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Sur wrote a review Sept 2023
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The major element of this hotel is style - it will inspire your inner interior designer or photographer. Each element of the hotel's look is carefully chosen, and some even showcase art or souvenirs that personally handpicked or carefully curated. The interiors pay homage to the hotel’s royal past. Brij Rama Palace offers sweeping views of mighty Ganges. They organise small cultural evening which gives you the essence of the town, the live paan sessions are just amazing. The property has a cute retail boutique which offers a variety of silk saris and banarasi embroidery done by the local weavers. Upscale Indian food can be found at the aesthetically pleasing restaurant.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Rajeev Kumar, Other at BrijRama Palace, Varanasi | By the Ganges
Responded 27 Sept 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Brijrama Palace, Varanasi and taking out your valuable time to share your feedback. We are delighted to note that you had an amazing experience. Our team is always committed to provide warm, efficient and discrete services to our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back and assure you of a pleasant stay again. Warm regards Vice President Brij Hotels and Resorts
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Dauntsey s wrote a review 18 Feb
Columbus, Ohio8 contributions3 helpful votes
If you find yourself wandering around the bustling, colorful laneways and Ghatwalks of Varanasi and in need of refreshment, WiFi, AC and western facilities then call into Brijram Palace restaurant. The food was exquisite; the paneer starters were mind blowing, the Gulab Jamal dessert is a must as an Indo adjacent cardamom apple pie feel to it and the wait staff are attentive and happy to help with any requests. Also, if you need a caffeine fix order their flat white…truly delicious
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi!! Thank you for taking the time to share review of your recent experience at the BrijRama Palace, Varanasi. We truly appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. We would like to express our gratitude for your kind words about our staff and services. It is always encouraging to receive positive feedback, and we are glad that our team members were able to make your visit memorable. Thank you once again and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Palace soon. Warm Regards , Navneet Singh Naula General Manager.
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Amy P wrote a review 16 Feb
21 contributions9 helpful votes
We have had amazing meals at BrijRama. The boat ride into the property was a really special touch. Our room was incredible with beautiful vivires of the Ganga. Fahad was our breakfast server and he was so attentive and had us trying so many new dishes. I would highly recommend the property.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Just FYI- no alcohol is served
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi!! Thank you for taking the time to share review of your recent stay at the BrijRama Palace, Varanasi. We truly appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us. We would like to express our gratitude for your kind words about our staff, facilities, and services. It is always encouraging to receive positive feedback, and we are glad that our team members were able to make your stay memorable. Thank you once again and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Palace soon. Warm Regards, Navneet Singh Naula General Manager.
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Bill - Raylene H wrote a review 15 Feb
Melbourne, Australia36 contributions30 helpful votes
We had the most exceptional service from Sankalp, Fahad, & Satya. The food that was served was the most delicious vegetarian food I have had in years. The atmosphere was whilst on the rooftop including the amazingly beautiful music by Sonu & Deepak just made the night perfect.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Bring an empty stomach.
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi!! Thank you for taking the time to share review of your recent experience at the BrijRama Palace, Varanasi. We truly appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. We would like to express our gratitude for your kind words about our staff and services. It is always encouraging to receive positive feedback, and we are glad that our team members were able to make your visit memorable. Thank you once again and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Palace soon. Warm Regards , Navneet Singh Naula General Manager.
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KrajSingh007 wrote a review 14 Feb
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Best Heritage hotel and I must say I and my family enjoyed our stay here. Special thanks to Abhilash for all his help and making our itinerary. Bell boy parmod and other staff Khushi and pryanshu were also very good and we liked their service. Rooms are good with all basic amenities that is been required. Food was yummy and staff in the restaurant was amazing. They do provide the boat ride and we enjoyed the ride for the evening prayer. Cheers to the entire team of Brijrama and specially Abhilash.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi!! Thank you for taking the time to share review of your recent stay at the BrijRama Palace, Varanasi. We truly appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us. We would like to express our gratitude for your kind words about our staff, facilities, and services. It is always encouraging to receive positive feedback, and we are glad that our team members were able to make your stay memorable. Thank you once again and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Palace soon. Warm Regards , Navneet Singh Naula General Manager.
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Pankaj wrote a review 14 Feb
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This is one of the best heritage property that I have visited and it was on my bucket list and I must say that it's the best in Varanasi. From the pickup at the Ghat and Satish the belloy who assist d us with the luggage was good. Room was amazing with old architecture and we just love it. Sameer and Riya at the front office was very hospitable with good smile on their face. The whole credit goes to Abhilash who managed the things so well that you don't have to approach anyone. The evening prayer at the Ghat is what we enjoyed the most. Tne food is amazing and the people in the restaurant were quick and gave us full attention. Would surely recommend and would come back soon.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi!! Thank you for taking the time to share review of your recent stay at the BrijRama Palace, Varanasi. We truly appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us. We would like to express our gratitude for your kind words about our staff, facilities, and services. It is always encouraging to receive positive feedback, and we are glad that our team members were able to make your stay memorable. Thank you once again and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Palace soon. Warm Regards, Navneet Singh Naula General Manager.
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Safari23837136665 wrote a review 14 Feb
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Amazing place... Outstanding hospitality Loved special attention by riya....all photoshoots Prince..for attentive support Shashank at front reception Abhilash...for arranging transfers effortlessly.. Bellows for taking luggage uphill Boat ride & Aarti was awesome
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi!! Thank you for taking the time to share review of your recent stay at the BrijRama Palace, Varanasi. We truly appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us. We would like to express our gratitude for your kind words about our staff, facilities, and services. It is always encouraging to receive positive feedback, and we are glad that our team members were able to make your stay memorable. Thank you once again and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Palace soon. Warm Regards , Navneet Singh Naula General Manager.
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Road800853 wrote a review 13 Feb
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BrijRama hotel is a gem along the banks of the Ganga river. The hotel offers a complimentary boat service which is a great start to experiencing all this hotel has to offer. The boat service also includes a complimentary evening trip to experience the famous fire ceremonies from the river at sunset. The renovated palace has a beautiful central courtyard above which are pillars and areas for traditional musicians to gently play atmospheric music with dancing too. There are complimentary activities (I won’t spoil any surprises) on the upper terrace which has lovely views of boats processing along the river Ganges and a stunning sunrise for the early riser. Breakfast (unless there is a private function) and a complimentary high tea is served on the terrace. I had a complimentary foot massage with Shalaka and immediately booked a facial which was great. The restaurant caters for Western tastes and uses organic vegetables and milk from their own sources and farms. I enjoyed my choice of meals. The room was clean with little extras - thank you! It was a fantastic base to explore the sites along the river and also wonderful to return to from the bustle of the streets and regain tranquility.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Not suitable for young lively children with the inner corridors open to courtyard down below....
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi!! Thank you for taking the time to share review of your recent stay at the BrijRama Palace, Varanasi. We truly appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us. We would like to express our gratitude for your kind words about our staff, facilities, and services. It is always encouraging to receive positive feedback, and we are glad that our team members were able to make your stay memorable. Thank you once again and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Palace soon. Warm Regards, Navneet Singh Naula General Manager.
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Ankur wrote a review 12 Feb
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It was our first visit and totally worth it. Starting from check in through boat ride and feeding Siberian birds was an different experience. Traditional welcome by pandit ji makes us feel like we are entering into a heaven. We stay for 3 nights and Starting from brief introduction about palace from Manager Mr. Abhilash was Fantastic and entire his team was great. Khushi did our check and very well brief about the services and we love the yoga session and dance performance in the evening. Ganga ceremony was just unforgettable. Ujjwal helps us to book a morning boat ride and the experience was of different level. We had a most delicious food ever. Thanks to entire team of Brijrama Palace.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi!! Thank you for taking the time to share review of your recent stay at the BrijRama Palace, Varanasi. We truly appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us. We would like to express our gratitude for your kind words about our staff, facilities, and services. It is always encouraging to receive positive feedback, and we are glad that our team members were able to make your stay memorable. Thank you once again and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Palace soon. Warm Regards, Navneet Singh Naula General Manager.
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IndiaUttar PradeshVaranasi DistrictVaranasi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about BrijRama Palace, Varanasi | By the Ganges
Which popular attractions are close to BrijRama Palace, Varanasi | By the Ganges?
Nearby attractions include Ganges River (0.1 km), Banaras Ghats (0.1 km), and Dasaswamedh Ghat (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at BrijRama Palace, Varanasi | By the Ganges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at BrijRama Palace, Varanasi | By the Ganges?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at BrijRama Palace, Varanasi | By the Ganges?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at BrijRama Palace, Varanasi | By the Ganges?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to BrijRama Palace, Varanasi | By the Ganges?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aadha-Aadha Café, Bowl of Compassion, and Sushi Cafe & Continental Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at BrijRama Palace, Varanasi | By the Ganges?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, locker rooms available in the fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does BrijRama Palace, Varanasi | By the Ganges have airport transportation?
Yes, BrijRama Palace, Varanasi | By the Ganges offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at BrijRama Palace, Varanasi | By the Ganges?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at BrijRama Palace, Varanasi | By the Ganges?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to BrijRama Palace, Varanasi | By the Ganges?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Batuk Bhairav Mandir (1.6 km), Chet Singh Ghat (1.1 km), and Ramnagar Fort (3.2 km).