I wouldn't recommend this place.
For starters, they expect payment up front for the duration of your stay which is a bit dubious. Secondly they wanted to take a copy of our passports which we didn't agree to.
Worst of all there were no sheets to sleep under - with the excuse that the laundry hadn't come back. A hotel with no sheets is like a restaurant with no food. You will also be disappointed if you expect things like toilet paper....and be careful when you brush your teeth as your toes are likely to get covered in toothpaste and water - our sink wasn't actually plumbed into anything.
The location is good and we had a splendid view of the Ganges. However if you don't like watching dead people getting burned all day, go elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- My hotel name is Hotel Sonmony. This is small and budget hotel. It is situated at Harishchandra ghat, Varanasi, India beside the Ganges River. This ghat is known as a small burning ghat. I have 20 rooms with bathroom and hot water and many rooms have nice Ganges River view. I have these facilities: internet, roof-top Indian restaurant, laundry, travel desk, boating and free pick-up services from bus stand and Varanasi station, yoga-less music concert in restaurant etc. My room price is for single 150-250Rs, double 400-750Rs. I also have some air conditioned rooms and air cooler. ... more less
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