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Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Now this was the hotel,,situated just on the bank of river ganga..my room was d best room I had in India.food was simply delicious..spa with sodip was d best and rejuvenating one..monnaa was ever helping and all d staff were always helpful..i would ask you to visit this hotel and see it for themselves.

Stayed: December 2015, travelled on business
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aashutosh123, Manager at Hotel Alka, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2016

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Reviewed 24 December 2015

We spent three nights at Hotel Alka in Varanasi. Needless to say, Varanasi was a beautiful place enhanced by an even more welcome stay at the hotel. It is conveniently located, overlooking the Meer Ghat and is minutes away from the Dasaswamedh Ghat, the main attraction. A staircase in the hotel leads directly to the ghats. The narrow alleys of Varanasi with all it's attractions are an easy access too.

Coming to the aspects of the hotel itself, the rooms were very clean, the food (in spite of being solely vegetarian) was tasty and served hot and the staff was hospitable, to say the least. A special mention must be made about Munna, who personally attends to the questions and needs of all the guests, as far as possible.

The next time we will go to Varanasi, we definitely will book a room in Hotel Alka!

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in this low mid range hotel. Room was clean enough but mattress very hard. Hot shower was welcome as Varanasi can be dusty. Food from the veg restaurant was excellent and the location has excellent views including from the open air eating area.

Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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aashutosh123, Manager at Hotel Alka, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2016

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Reviewed 22 December 2015

We spent three nights at the hotel. It was a lovely calming place which is very welcome after a day out in Varanasi and the meals were also decent if you didn't fancy venturing out. The thali's in particular were very popular among our group as well as serving beer here.

The view from the balcony is arguably one of the best in Varanasi, looking out down the river back over the ghats and boats lining the river. The river-side location means you can be immediately down onto the ghats and get into exploring nice and quickly - it also helps if you're keen for an early sunrise boat ride, which the hotel can organise for you. We were also picked up from the train station on arrival.

We stayed in a fan-only room and felt it was great value. As we went in November we didn't need much more (i.e. AC room). The room was clean - a welcome site if you've travelled elsewhere around India as well as hot water - just give the heater enough time!

Room Tip: Option for river facing view room but you can see the view from the main terrace anyway.
  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled with friends
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aashutosh123, Manager at Hotel Alka, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2016

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Reviewed 13 December 2015

We three members of a family reached Varanasi on 9th Dec 15, pick up car provided by the Hotel was waiting for us at the Airport, though we reached nearly four hours late, due to bad weather. Reached the Hotel and received good reception. Location of the Hotel is very good, just on the bank of Ganga (Meer Ghat). Initially we had plan to stay only for one day, seeing comforts at the Hotel, extended the stay for one more day. Staff behavior is quite good. Sh Munna Ji and Sh Rajesh Tiwari, ensured our stay to be quite memorable. Sh Munna Ji took extra care to ensure that we have comfortable Darshan at Shri Vishwanath Ji Temple. Airport pick up and drop, plus City Tour facilities are available. As we all know Varanasi has its own History and quite old City. Due to this reason, one can feel that approach from main road to the Hotel is congested, but once inside the Hotel, seeing the location and beauty of Ganga, one feels that his selection for Hotel Alka is correct. We certainly recommend to other Guests to go for Hotel Alka.

Room Tip: Rooms facing Ganges or the rooms having side windows, from where one can have good view of Ganges and famous Ghats of Varanasi
  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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