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Hotel Ideal Tower
Ranked #56 of 79 Hotels in Varanasi
Bilbao, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
143 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
“it was what I needed”
Reviewed 26 May 2012

It is quite a pretty place, located at abbout 30 minute taxi ride from Ganges, where you can see ritual bathing and cremations taking place, if you are in for this kind of sightseeing.
The staff were friendly and helpful and efficient - nothing to complain about in this department.
I liked my room a lot - it was spacious and clean, the lobby was also very comfortable.

One of the things I liked most was the absolute lack of any type of insects, which I appreciated with all my heart.

There are shops around and there are many opportunities for hiring a taxi and going where your heart takes you.

I can recommend this place with clear conscience. But if you are in for an unforgettable experience IN the hotel, that's not gonna happen.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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United States
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

The Hotel Ideal Tower is a larger, but older, five story hotel. It is located on a busy street about a 30 min. drive from the river. There are limited facilities in the hotel such as a pool, spa, banquet room, and one shop, and there are also limited facilities in the area around the hotel. The rooms are in better condition than the public areas of the hotel such as the halls, elevator, and lobby. The room was on the large size while the bath was a bit small. Both the room cleaning and food were acceptable but far from outstanding. The hotel needs to be remodeled. While acceptable for a short stay, I would spend a bit more and stay at some other hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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West Vancouver, BC
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

I was really nervous about staying at this hotel after reading the Trip Advisor reviews. Yes, it is a little dated and noisy, and not up to the standard of some of the other hotels we stayed in - but we have also stayed in worse.Honestly we couldn't find too much to complain about. Staff were helpful and friendly - when I had a problem with the internet they were right there to help me. This hotel will serve you just fine as long as you don't set your expectations too high.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

The room I stayed in was clean but the floor lobby and lifts were anything but, with moldy stained carpets and rickety lifts. The room was quite spacious for the amount but was very basic as can be expected. Didn't have any food except for the breakfast buffet which was just ho-hum. Worth staying only for the location in my opinion

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

Our room was awful! The air was so stale and moldy/musty that we actually forced the windows open just to get some "fresh" air (which is saying a lot, because the air in Varanasi was anything but "fresh")! The shower/bathtub had black mold on the walls. We tried turning on the air conditioner hoping that it would dry out the room's air--no luck--may have made it actually worse! Also, our room had no security lock. Luckily, we had brought a steel cable and a padlock with which we were able to able secure our door at night. We had breakfast in the restaurant and appreciated the variety of options available at their breakfast buffet. The restaurant staff was friendly and helpful.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Ideal Tower

Property: Hotel Ideal Tower
Address: The Mall Road | Cantonment, Varanasi 221002, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi District > Varanasi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 79 Hotels in Varanasi
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,210 - ₹ 7,639
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ideal Tower, located in the calm and serene surrounding is a newly constructed modern hotel. This hotel offers extensive conference and banquet facilities for smooth conduct of meetings and functions and provides all the modern amenities and services that a hotel of this class offers. Accommodation at Hotel Ideal Tower, Varanasi (Benares): Hotel Ideal Tower has 58 elegant, comfortable, furnished and well-appointed rooms including suites and deluxe rooms. All rooms have individual air-conditioning, luxurious bathroom, satellite television and international direct dialing. ... more   less 
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