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Reviewed 18 April 2022

The hotel is on Shivala Ghat which is 10 minutes walking distance from Assi Ghat - it is a beautiful property originally owned by the Nepal royal family and now restored with care into a charming boutique hotel.

Access can be a challenge for aged or people needing walking assistance, the hotel staff helps with the transportation of the luggage from the car drop off point.

We were here for 5 nights and loved every moment, Uday Ji (Manager) and the entire staff were the epitome of the word "hospitality", we felt like their personal guests. The rooms are clean and tastefully decorated, furniture is old world and well maintained, WC and shower is very spacious with all amenities.

The courtyard, terrace and balcony are beautiful spaces and the view of the Ganges is serene and beautiful. We stayed a long time on the terrace on a full moon night and it was magical.

All your travel and local sight seeing needs can be handled by Uday Ji and Sanjay - all you need to do is ask!

The food is a fair selection of cuisines and whatever we ate tasted very good, the complimentary breakfast had local and international flavors and tasted good. I saw that the food at this hotel has got some bad press in the past - I think feedback has been taken and implemented as we really appreciated the taste and quality of what we ate.

The evening music was sublime - the ambience it created was magical - my request to all travelers - please acknowledge, clap and appreciate their work and speak to them - they are artists and appreciation is fuel.

Overall you can't go wrong with staying here - our experience of Varanasi was heightened by this charming hotel which no modern hotel chain can match!

Room tip: River facing rooms can be avoided as most times you will be away - the same view can be better enjoyed from the terrace or shared balcony
Date of stay: April 2022
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Thank Indira C
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Amritara Hotels, General Manager at Amritara Suryauday Haveli, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 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 April 2022 via mobile

Me and my sister in law made an impromptu visit to Varanasi. We were lucky to get reservation at the hotel. It's situated at the ghat and view was out of the world. Staff was very friendly and were happy to help with all our queries. It was a bit of a walk to the main road but on first day itself we realised that electric autos were able to come closer to the hotel. It's quite close to the markets and most of the temples. Hotel arranged for the boat ride to see Ganga arti which was an experience in itself. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Varanasi , specially if you are on spiritual journey.

Date of stay: April 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Meghna J
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Amritara Hotels, General Manager at Amritara Suryauday Haveli, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 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 15 April 2022 via mobile

After a lot of planning was able to finally circle to this beautiful haveli just at the ghat.
The approach road is surely not what you expect but then that's how the city is.
The staff is very helpful but I feel not really upto speed and we found the service really slow for everything.
Sanjay the guide was very helpful and the
Chef and his team were quite accomdating.
I would have expected better hospitality especially given the price surely so will surely look for other options too next time I am visiting.

Date of stay: March 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank 905namrataj
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Amritara Hotels, General Manager at Amritara Suryauday Haveli, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 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 15 April 2022 via mobile

We had an amazing family trip to Varanasi and thanks to all the hotel staff why we could experience the traditional Varanasi (Kaashi) culture while still maintaining high standard of living. Special thanks to Mr Sanjay for doing all the plan and arrangements including puja, temple visits and shopping. Walking on the ghaat at night was most memorable one and the location of the hotel is perfect for doing that.

Date of stay: April 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank 596pratikn
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Amritara Hotels, General Manager at Amritara Suryauday Haveli, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 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 7 April 2022 via mobile

We visited in the month of March as 6 family members.
The approach to Hotel is very bad as small lanes are full of stench . To reach this hotel you have to walk for 600 metres approximately. This is very uncomfortable.
Then comes the Shivala ghat….. Very dirty. People wash clothes
Their motor boat is also not well kept. As they charge as 5 star hotel, facilities should also be assured.
Yes interior of the rooms were good, neat n clean. Window size is very small to enjoy the view.Bathroom accessories are not as per 5 star hotel.
Food was good and freshly prepared. Service was also fairly good.
For Ganga Aarti, I would suggest Assi ghat one . Though Aarti of Dashwamedh ghat is famous, but there is too much of crowd of boats and small moving vendors, with so much of chaos n noise. You can’t listen to the aarti peacefully.
Please visit Vishwanath temple by road n not motor boat. Someone in the hotel guided us to go by boat n he made fool of us. We had to again walk through lanes n he wanted us to keep our valuables in locker at some private shop n told us that there are no trust lockers.
Then we looked ourselves n found the trust lockers(24/7)
All around you there are people who are ready to cheat pilgrims.
Assi ghat is the best ghat .

Date of stay: March 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Rashmikd
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Amritara Hotels, General Manager at Amritara Suryauday Haveli, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2022

Dear Ma’am,

Namaskar and Season's Greetings!

We appreciate you bringing out the details to our attention and regret the experience meted out to you on your visit to Amritara Suryauday Haveli, Varanasi.

The Hotel management in extremely concerned and has taken a serious cognizance of the boat matter.

Also we would like to infrm you that the distance from Agarwal radio ( shivala crossing) to Shivala ghat is only 200 meters.
These are rare occurrences as our team of highly trained professionals always strive hard to exceed guest expectations.
Given the opportunity, we would like to contact you on your phone number, at your convenience, in order to rectify and make up for the inconvenience caused to you.

Look forward to welcoming you back in near future.

Warm Regards,
Pankaj Mahajan

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