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“Best location on the Ganges” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House

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A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House
Ranked #17 of 73 Hotels in Varanasi
Bengaluru, India
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best location on the Ganges”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012 via mobile

We loved our stay at the Rashmi Guest House. It is situated right on the river next to some of the most active ghats and a few minutes walking from the old city, burning ghats and nightly ceremonies. The rooms are clean with powerful ac units. The staff was very nice and if you can make the climb to the roof deck then drinks at sunset are in order. Wake up at dawn to take a boat ride on the river.

Stayed March 2012
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

A very good place to stay in Varanasi. The staff was very frienly and supportive, the rooms are clean, comfortable and have hot showers all day. Our room was a bit small compared to the price we paid. Apart from that Rashmi guesthouse is a great place, also because of it's location as close as you can be te the ghats and the rooftop restaurant.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012


Probably the best location in whole of kashi, 5 mins walk from Vishwanath golden temple, and bang opposite Ganga. Had stayed for a night here, and paid around 60$ , but when I entered the room , I was really disappointed because of the size of the room. Toilet was dirty and small, and the price which I paid felt as I have been cheated.. Food is just okay, and service sucks . But still probably the best location to stay in Varanasi

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

Read the reviews on trip advisor so knew what to expect. The hotel is ok, the rooms are functional though with noisy fridges/fans and paper thin walls. Don't expect to sleep if morning prayers have started BUT location wise the place was perfect. Most of the staff were friendly. We were able to take a boat from next to the hotel to see the morning rituals and were able to take a short walk to the evening Aarti at the ghats. The restaurant there is petty good too with great views though if a big group got there before you you may be in for a wait!

  • Stayed March 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

This hotel has amazing views if the Ganges which are reflected in the prices charged for the river facing rooms.We chose this room and really enjoyed our stay here.
The hotel is quite basic for the price but as I said the view is good .The rooms were clean and had a fridge and tea and coffee facilities.
The resturant on the roof terrace was really good and we ate here both nights on our stay and ate breakfast which was included.
Our pick up was organised from the hotel and was good both ways.
Our guide was also arranged from the hotel and as said would not give a price but as we had other guide in India for 800-1000 a day we new what we thought we should pay,as he ws relly good.As said the boat was probably expensive 500rupees each time,but it was good to be with a guide,as when were not we got hassled by other people to guide us.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House

Property: A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House
Address: D A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House 16/28 - A | Dasaswamedh, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 73 Hotels in Varanasi
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,166 - ₹ 6,768
Hotel Class:3.5 star — A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Palace on River (Rashmi Guest House) is a newly opened hotel on the edge of the River Ganges. We are located at Manmandir Ghatt, Varanasi adjacent to Raja Mansingh's Observatory. Although it is a guest house , we try our level best to provide the services at par with that of five star hotels in Varanasi . It is the only guest house in Varanasi which is run by a competent 3 year Diploma Holder in Hotel Management , catering and applied Nutrition ( Ramesh Verma). This hotel has got a team of well qualified and experienced professionals.We leave no stone unturned in making the guest feel comfortable , their home baway from home . As for the restaurant , we serve a wide variety of dishes catering to all shorts of individuals. Overall we believe in better and better services from each and every stand point ... more   less 
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