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“A terrible place to stay!”
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Puja Guest House
Ranked #99 of 240 Speciality Lodging in Varanasi
Reviewed 13 February 2013

The guest house is located near the buring God place. It is probably one of the tallest buildings in this area. So you can have a decent view of the river. The restaurant on the top floor is nice. Apart from the above, nothing is okay, to be honet. There is some bad smell in the room. The blankets are smelly and dirty. I felt itchy after using it. It seems like the blankets were not washed for ages. Oh and the shower room, the water is not powerful. If you are looking for an enjoyable stay, avoid this house!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

my wife and i checked in at Puja Hotel and it was the noistest hotel to stay at. At any point of the day the staff have absolutely no regard for guests in terms relaxation or noise levels for that matter. The day we checked in the manager had a huge and loud argument with one of his friends that it echoed through the hotel for everyone to hear. My wife asked then to keep quiet where she was waived a hand at and got dismissed, leaving me to intervein where i had lost my temper with the staff. Even during the middle of the night is also not a good time to sleep as the staff have a loud conversation on everynight.

Not sure how these guys ended up on these wedsites?????

Room Tip: Not a peacefull hotel to stay at.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

We had a difficult and uncomfortable stay due to a very unpleasant and unaccommodating manager Gopal who misled us initially by telling us there would be hot water 24 hours a day, and he would give us a discount if there wasn't. When we had no running water for a day and had no hot water for over two, he told us we had misunderstood him and that we were being unreasonable. He tried to insist on a number of occasions that we go to his silk shop to give him business, and was displeased when we politely declined. He did not respect my personal space and ignored my partner, speaking only to me, which made me feel very uncomfortable. When paying 1000 rupees a night for a room I expect it to be clean, comfortable and to have running water. Also, the travel agent charges were close to extortionate. My advice is to avoid Puja guest house.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

Not a bad place to stay close to most ghats. The upstairs rooftop restaurant has amazing Indian food and a good travel agent. Rooms are basic the Internet room is terrible the computers are rubbish and the Internet terrible. The owner is a creep of a bloke but all in all not to bad for a budget stay!

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 December 2012

We arrived at this guest house very late at night. We had booked a deluxe room which was the most disappointing room of our trip throughout India. The room was extremely basic - bare room with twin beds and two chairs!! We were provided with two thin blankets and one dodgy towel. (thankfully, we had packed microfiber sports towels and sleeping bag liners) The bathroom was not clean and no hot water at all!!
However, this guest house is situated in a prime spot for access to the Ganges. There is also an amazing view from the rooftop. The breakfast pancakes were lovely too!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Puja Guest House

Address: Lalita Ghat Puja Guest House D 1/45, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi District > Varanasi
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #99 of 240 Speciality Lodging in Varanasi
Price Range: ₹ 843 - ₹ 1,944 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Puja Guest House 1*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A chic and contemporary hotel in Varanasi located right on the Ghats providing awesome views of Ganges. The Hotel Rooms are comfortable overlooking the beauty of Ganges. Hotel has all amenities and facilities a modern traveler looks out for and we are easily accessible from Airport, Railway Station and Bus Stands. The key attractions like the main aarti ghats, the burning ghat, Vishwanath temple and the markets are all at the walking distance. We also have the highest roof top restaurant in Varanasi "Ganga View Roof Top Restaurant". We have our own authentic silk factory for Travelers looking out to understand the weavers culture, lifestyle and accessibility to only authentic silk products. Stay with us and enjoy the real Varanasi. ... more   less 
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