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“not quite a view”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Ganges View

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Hotel Ganges View
Ranked #12 of 206 Varanasi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“not quite a view”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Yes there are a couple of rooms with views and large windows however we were allocated a very small room with a view over the local dump. Our booking turned out not to be booked at all and they didn't even know we were coming. Probably because they didn't read their email!. Toilet was dirty and the wall between our room next door room was short of the ceiling by about 50cm allowing us to even a whispered conversation. Yes the management were reasonably pleasant but no there is no yoga on the rooftop even if they say there is. Clearly no one turns up to take the class. For India very overpriced but close to Uhm cafe and Open hand cafe and shop which are a welcome reprieve in this crazy place.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Morro de Sao Paulo, BA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

Friendly people on good location.Nice view on a Ganga River especially for the sunset.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

Beautiful room, terrace with postcard view of the Ganges, gracious, friendly staff and an ideal location (right on Assi Ghat - not too hectic but plenty of atmostphere) - I highly recommend the Hotel Ganges View. Walk along the river and then get lost in the old city (crowded, dusty, disorienting) and then, exhausted, have an oasis of peace to return to. Note: some reviews say this place is overpriced. I know I couldn't afford such a beautiful room in the states or Europe so I considered it a pretty good deal.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

Hotel Ganges view is overpriced and whilst it is right on Assi Ghat I found it to be too far away from the main action of the other ghats. The rooms are spacious and very clean however I found the staff not that friendly especially when I asked for a taxi to the airport and they didn't book it until I was ready to leave and thus I almost missed my flight. When the car finally arrived the manager didn't even say "goodbye" or "thankyou"

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

Despite being a beautiful hotel in a good location carrying a wonderful air of charm and character of Varanasi, most of our group got sick during the stay there and we observed many other guests sick all with the same symptoms of dysentery or vomiting. I took a look in the kitchen to find out how such an upmarket place could allow this and saw a very old and not sufficient water filter for the drinking water and the plates being washed in the hotels water which is simply well water. I tried to raise this with the owner informing so many guests had gotten sick during the stay and he denied it vehemently stating they must have eaten elsewhere, though some of our party had only eaten at the hotel. So please take care of food and water at this hotel and please complain about this if you see guests vomiting on the stairs (as we did) or with serious dysentery as it must change. The well needs to be tested and a RO filter MUST be installed this kind of standard for the prices they charge is disgraceful. This all said Varanasi and the Ganges are as pollluted as ever so it is critical to take extra care you stay in a place you will not get sick.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Ganges View

Property: Hotel Ganges View
Address: Assi Ghat, Varanasi 221005, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 206 B&Bs / Inns in Varanasi
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,288 - ₹ 8,492
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ganges View 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ganges View guest is one of best guest house in Varanasi or Banaras those are situated at unique oldest city in the world or holy pilgrimage cities in India located on the Banks of the Holy Ganges...... and so much ... more   less 

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