Varanasi is chaotic, but once in this hotel there is calm. We had a lovely room which overlooked the river and a lovely enclosed veranda where we had breakfast each morning.
The room was a good size and the bed very comfortable, but I think it was the worst shower we had in India. No great problem. This hotel is not for anyone with mobility difficulties. One has to climb virtually a ladder to get to reception from the street and there are no lifts in the hotel. This is not a criticism of the hotel but something people need to be aware of when thinking about staying here. There is a lovely terrace and the owner is a keen gardener. The were many dahlias in pots when we stayed and this was a beautiful sight after a day walking around Varanasi.
We didn't eat evening meals at the hotel preferring to go to local restaurants which were much more reasonably priced. It is a strictly vegetarian hotel and no alcohol. If that worries you you need to go to another hotel. I dont think there is a better hotel that close to the Ganges.
Was a lovely peaceful stay in a chaotic city.
- 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