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Suryauday Haveli - An Amritara Resort
Ranked #3 of 79 Hotels in Varanasi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 July 2012

We loved staying here and left satisfied at the food, cleanliness, hospitality and location. As a former Nepali royal haveli this courtyard hotel feels like a regal home - on the ghats it's far enough away to avoid touts yet only 15 mins walk 5 mins boat to the Ganga aarti. Planning to return with the kids this is an amazing gem amoung the chaos!

Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

You find yourself right on the Ganges here and you can choose to walk along it or sit and watch life
unfold from the terrace. Varanassi is an amazing place - and not for the feint hearted - which makes this havelli a nice place to rest. The food was very expensive I found but the rooms were clean and the staff very helpful - delightful in fact. This seemed like quite a new property and in time will be more comfortable with itself. Do not miss the evening boat trip it is special.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

I was looking for very good place on the Ghats , and was pleasantly surprised with this boutique one albeit they were undergoing some small maintenance when we went there.
Pros:
• Very Clean (Rooms and Bathroom)
• River Facing
• Fast & Good Service
• Got their Own boat (so can use it any time)
• Boat Pickup facility from Assi Ghat – Vehicles can reach this place – so no need to pass sometimes dirty bylanes.
• Vegetarian
Cons:
• Relatively Small (<15 Rooms) – Sometimes very helpful too
• Relatively Expensive
• Limited kitchen

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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3  Thank Rejenish
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

I travelled with one friend for one weekend night in Varanasi, and we stayed at the Suryauday Haveli on the basis of the fantastic reviews on this site.
This hotel has many things going for it: its location just outside of the old town is ideal, walking distance from all the sights, but not too close to the action. It is spotlessly clean, and the rooms are nicely decorated. The shower works great, with tons of hot water and plenty of water pressure. The cherry on top is the complimentary evening boat trip at 6pm, with a guide showing you all the main sites from the river at sunset, including the evening fire ceremony.
There were two downside: first, we were awoken early in the morning (around 3 or 4 am) by lots of noise just outside the hotel, mainly street dogs barking and the call to prayer by the local mosque. Second, staff, although very friendly and polite, were also pretty unhelpful on several occasions. For example: Taxis cannot access the hotel, and one has to spend 5 minutes walking through narrow streets to get there. So we called them when the taxi could not get any further, and they told us not to move because they would come pick us up. It took one hour for the staff to come and get us. We were not happy when we found out that we had been waiting all this time 5 minutes away from the hotel. Also, we had booked the morning boat trip and were told to show up at 4.45am. In fact the other passengers had been told 5am, and did not show up until 5.15 am anyway (along with the boat man). I would have welcomed those additional minutes of sleep, had I known. When it was time to pay the bill, it turned out that the quoted price was without taxes. Not a huge amount but annoying - if I am told that the price is Rs 600, I don't expect to have to pay Rs 675. Finally, when we asked them to book us a taxi back to the airport they quoted a ridiculous price, saying that due to the elections prices were very high and we would not be able to find a taxi outside. In fact we found taxi outside immediately, which cost us 4 times less than the hotel price.
In summary, a nice hotel, but be prepared to be awaken at dawn, and take everything the staff says with a pinch of salt.

Room Tip: We requested (and obtained) a big window room, which had a nice view and costs the same as the rooms...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

Varanasi is one of the most awesome places we ever met. Just sit down on the roof terrace of the Suryauday Haveli and let the whole "scenario" influence on yourself...We had the nice corner room on the ground floor. The service was very friendly and the food was very good. It is a special place! Go and see by yourself & "enjoy" Varanasi.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Suryauday Haveli - An Amritara Resort

Address: Shivala Ghat B - 4/25, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi District > Varanasi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 79 Hotels in Varanasi
Price Range: ₹ 13,807 - ₹ 21,687 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Suryauday Haveli - An Amritara Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Suryauday Haveli on Shivala Ghats is a reflection of the spirit of the holy city of Benaras. The Haveli traces its history back to the early 20th century. It was built by the Royal Family of Nepal as a retreat for the aged. Its now been painstakingly put together again to provide the best ghat experience in Benaras. Your stay begins with a 15 minute boat ride upstream along the famous ghats of Benaras to reach the Haveli. The Haveli is also connected by small alleys and streets leading to the Famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple (15 minutes walk). ... more   less 
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