Hotel Ganges View
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- 98%History Buffs
- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 74%Local Culture
- 74%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (2)
- Hotel Ganges ViewMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Jan 25, 2014
Stunning heritage haweli located in the quietest of Varanasi's Ghats. The place just oozes character and it's often frequented by visiting writers, poets and artists. Rooms and public areas are tastefully decorated with a mix of antique and reproduction furnishings, art works and sculptures. If you're looking for five star comforts, being waited on hand-and-foot then this isn't for you. If you savour an authentic experience with slightly eccentric service, then you'll love the place to bits. Room 19 has the best views and is the most flamboyantly decorated of them all. Rooms 17-19 on the second floor feel the most private; also recommended are rooms 15 & 16 on the first floor. All of these have semi-private verandahs. Bathrooms are basic but clean. Vegetarian dinners are served nightly at 8pm in a splendid dining room. Very reasonably priced and gets booked up.
- Hotel Ganges ViewMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 4First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
This is the perfect location for a hotel in Varanasi. The rooms are basic with clean bathrooms. Nothing to write home about. The rave review comes from the location, the deck overlooking the ganges and the family style vegetarian dinner. Most Western-style hotels are deep into the city and require a taxi ride through clogged streets. A the Ganges View, we walked out, negotiated a boat and driver, and were on our way. This allowed us to take a boat ride at sunrise and sunset with no hassle. The food is family style and you meet quirky fellow travelers.
The reservation process was tough - my sister had to confirm and reconfirm at least 5-6 times. Bu they were honest. Cash only.