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Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

The haveli has excellent access to the ghats. It is a property with a lot of character. It is small with very limited rooms enabling a very personal touch to the service. The rooms are clean and adequate. Nothing extravagant. Food at the haveli was good with some variety offered (we mostly had Indian and tried some Indian Chinese) over 2 days. Being a Ghat side property one has to factor in some amount of walking to access the nearest public transport but the staff tries to make it as easy as possible. Will definitely recommend it if spending all your time near the ghats of Kashi is a priority. Used the haveli’s boat for 2 rides - again the trump card was convenience and access.

Date of stay: March 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Amritara Hotels, General Manager at Amritara Suryauday Haveli, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2022

Dear Sir,

Namaskar and Season's Greetings!

It is heartwarming to hear that you value our efforts put forward in making your stay memorable at Amritara Suryauday Havel.

At Amritara Hotels & Resorts we foster a culture where all our employees are encouraged to tender a professional, personalized and a superlative guest experience.

Our unrelenting hospitable spirit is the inspiration acting as a stimulus to ensure our guests truly resonate with “Experiential Holidays” which is our pursuit and cause of existence.

We welcome you once again to visit & relive the unforgettable experiences at the best palace hotel in Shivala Ghats, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh by Amritara Hotels & Resorts. Please keep visiting our website & please ‘like’ our social media pages for the latest seasonal offers of this beautiful accommodation in Varanasi! You may please recommend friends & family and request to experience our unique palatial accommodation with modern luxuries, Country boat ride in Ganges, join aarti ritual, short walk to the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and the beautiful history lingering all around.

Warm Regards,
Pankaj Mahajan

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Reviewed 26 March 2022

We stayed in Amritara Suryauday Haveli during our visit to Varanasi. The booking should preferably be done through their official website as the various options can be seen and special packages/offers can be availed. A telephone discussion with the front office
to seek specific queries/clarifications is highly
recommended prior booking. The staff is very helpful
and we found them very professional and helpful
especially Shri Uday in front office, Shri Sanjay their
guide for all local visits and each of the housekeeping
staff. The Hotel provides paid pick up and drop from
airport or railway station. In case travelling by own car do check the paid parking facilities available nearby. The area around 250 metres from the Hotel is accessible through the typical narrow lanes of Kasi, so seek assistance of the front office for assisting with baggage and guidance. We preferred to take the boat ride to reach the hotel, which is advisable for the first checkin trip. The Hotel offers various packages for boat rides, evening and morning "Ganga Aarti", local city visit etc with their in house guide. A very good initiative by the Kashi Vishwanath temple trust is to make all services available online to remove the scourge of touts and crooks. All devotees must make use of this facility and directly visit the Booking office, especially near Gate No 4, to get the entitled services, instead of being misled if one is not very firm and unaware of the official facilities
available.
The meals provided are totally vegetarian ,but very tasty and wholesome with lots of variety especially the breakfast. One can plan to try the local cuisines by walking down along the ghats till "Assi Ghat" and all sorts of street food are available there. Do consult the front desk to check out the recommended shops/restaurants, as they are very helpful. The rooms are very comfortable and very well maintained with a nice view of river Ganga. It is better to book the river view rooms. The roof top also offers an excellent place to enjoy yoga by a trainer or enjoy some quite time with the morning cup of tea. A two night stay is recommended for enjoying the visit at a leisurely pace. Overall we had an excellent stay which made our visit to Varanasi and Sarnath a memorable experience, thanks to the excellent staff and management of Amritara Suryauday Haveli. If ever we plan to visit Varanasi again, then we will definitely stay at this Hotel.

Room tip: River view rooms are recommended for stay
Date of stay: March 2022
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Amritara Hotels, General Manager at Amritara Suryauday Haveli, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2022

Dear Sir,

Namaskar and Season's Greetings!

It is heartwarming to hear that you value our efforts put forward in making your stay memorable at Amritara Suryauday Havel.

At Amritara Hotels & Resorts we foster a culture where all our employees are encouraged to tender a professional, personalized and a superlative guest experience.

Our unrelenting hospitable spirit is the inspiration acting as a stimulus to ensure our guests truly resonate with “Experiential Holidays” which is our pursuit and cause of existence.

We welcome you once again to visit & relive the unforgettable experiences at the best palace hotel in Shivala Ghats, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh by Amritara Hotels & Resorts. Please keep visiting our website & please ‘like’ our social media pages for the latest seasonal offers of this beautiful accommodation in Varanasi! You may please recommend friends & family and request to experience our unique palatial accommodation with modern luxuries, Country boat ride in Ganges, join aarti ritual, short walk to the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and the beautiful history lingering all around.


Warm Regards,
Pankaj Mahajan

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Reviewed 21 March 2022 via mobile

We were not sure what to expect when we skipped the Taj and decided to stay at this heritage (& pricey) property on the Ganges, but it was easily the best decision we made. Not a swanky place or palace and the restoration is more modern in style, but to be able to step out onto the beautiful Ganga walkway right out of your room, is in my opinion, totally worth it.
It’s a bit difficult to drive to, but it adds to the interest. We were welcomed with warmth. The room was clean, well equipped and more than adequate for the 2 of us. It had a very homely feel. Dinner time live Hindustani concert was appealing the first night, but trying on the second. The food was good, but we felt they could make it a little less generic and more Benarasi in genre. It would add to the appeal. Especially if you are paying such a high price when you are surrounded by good food.
We definitely recommend the complete tour packages - especially if it’s your first time in Varanasi like us. Do ask for Sanjay as your guide. This young man is very personable, bright and knowledgeable. From early morning sunrise boat ride, to taking is to the temples and for a taste of Banares and the evening arathi boat ride, shopping for handloom sarees, he went over and beyond his duties.
We definitely recommend this Haveli, over other generic 5 star hotels - especially if you want a more authentic experience. And do try to get rooms with a view of the water. I would rate it between 4-5 stars

Date of stay: March 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Amritara Hotels, General Manager at Amritara Suryauday Haveli, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2022

Dear Ma'am,

Namaskar and Season's Greetings!

We are glad to receive your motivating comments on your recent stay at Amrtara Suryauday Haveli.

It is our constant endeavor at Amritara Hotels & Resorts to provide “Unforgettable Experiences” to our esteemed guests at all times.

We welcome you once again to visit & relive the unforgettable experiences at the best palace hotel in Shivala Ghats, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh by Amritara Hotels & Resorts. Please keep visiting our website & please ‘like’ our social media pages for the latest seasonal offers of this beautiful accommodation in Varanasi! You may please recommend friends & family and request to experience our unique palatial accommodation with modern luxuries, Country boat ride in Ganges, join aarti ritual, short walk to the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and the beautiful history lingering all around.

Your approbation is deeply cherished and we express our gratitude on providing an opportunity to serve you.
Amritara team shall await your visit soon!


Warm Regards,
Pankaj Mahajan

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Reviewed 17 March 2022 via mobile

We spent memorable 2 nights and 3 days in the serene and beautiful haveli. The hospitality of Sushant ji and stuff was impeccable. The cleaniness of premises, river view room, view from the balcony and roof top, Hindustani classical performances every evening and complementary boat rides for the spectacular Ganga-arti, made the stay perfect. We also enjoyed vegetarian meals offered at the Haveli along with the generous spreads at breakfast. I must also make special mention of the guide, Sanjay, who shared fascinating history of Varanasi and acquainted us with the city.

We would love to be back again.

Date of stay: March 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Amritara Hotels, General Manager at Amritara Suryauday Haveli, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2022

Dear Sir,

Namaskar and Season's Greetings!

We are glad to receive your motivating comments on your recent stay at Amrtara Suryauday Haveli.

It is our constant endeavor at Amritara Hotels & Resorts to provide “Unforgettable Experiences” to our esteemed guests at all times.

We welcome you once again to visit & relive the unforgettable experiences at the best palace hotel in Shivala Ghats, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh by Amritara Hotels & Resorts. Please keep visiting our website & please ‘like’ our social media pages for the latest seasonal offers of this beautiful accommodation in Varanasi! You may please recommend friends & family and request to experience our unique palatial accommodation with modern luxuries, Country boat ride in Ganges, join aarti ritual, short walk to the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and the beautiful history lingering all around.

Your approbation is deeply cherished and we express our gratitude on providing an opportunity to serve you.

Amritara team shall await your visit soon!

Warm Regards,
Pankaj Mahajan

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Reviewed 12 March 2022 via mobile

This is a heritage property by the Ganga. The rooms are clean and support staff are very friendly and accommodating. We had a wonderful stay at the SHIVALA SUITE but it’s quite expensive when I compare it with the suite at the Brijrama palace hotel. The hotel manager Mr. Uday is proactive about keeping his guests happy. Kudos to him. He looked after us really well. Thanks Uday.

However the dining experience needs vast improvement both in terms of menu and food taste. Last but not the least, the hotel should educate their guests about what to expect while going out in a guided tour.

Overall we enjoyed our stay and hope to return.

Date of stay: March 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Amritara Hotels, General Manager at Amritara Suryauday Haveli, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2022

Dear Ma'am,

Namaskar and Season's Greetings!

We are glad to receive your motivating comments on your recent stay at Amrtara Suryauday Haveli.

We have noted your concern regarding food quality and shared with team.

It is our constant endeavor at Amritara Hotels & Resorts to provide “Unforgettable Experiences” to our esteemed guests at all times.

We welcome you once again to visit & relive the unforgettable experiences at the best palace hotel in Shivala Ghats, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh by Amritara Hotels & Resorts. Please keep visiting our website & please ‘like’ our social media pages for the latest seasonal offers of this beautiful accommodation in Varanasi! You may please recommend friends & family and request to experience our unique palatial accommodation with modern luxuries, Country boat ride in Ganges, join aarti ritual, short walk to the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and the beautiful history lingering all around.

Your approbation is deeply cherished and we express our gratitude on providing an opportunity to serve you.

Amritara team shall await your visit soon!

Warm Regards,
Pankaj Mahajan

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