Hotel Ganges View is just that - a hotel with a view of the Ganges. But is it much more too. This delightful family run boutique hotel has lovely homely and artistic touches. For example, our room had beautiful hand paintings on the ceilings and wall, framed paintings in the room, stained glass sliding doors on to an enclosed balcony space, and gorgeous light shades. Outside areas have delighful wall and ceiling paintings, a balcony potted garden with gorgeous dalhias and other plants, and even a resident artist who quietly works away on his current canvas. His work is for sale.
The interior design of common spaces and rooms is delightful. Staff are helpful and friendly. The hotel is well located.
The dinners at the Hotel Ganges View are delicious. Dinners are smorgasborg style and consist of a range of delightful and delicious vegetarian curries. Dessert (sometimes two) are served separately. Due to its location on the Ganges, like other hotels and institutions in these positions, no meat, eggs or alcohol is served.
Breakfasts are relatively simple - oatmeal or cereal, fruit, toast with preserves, juice, lassis and tea or coffee. The snacks we had on the first day weren't so great because the range was limited as they were preparing the dinner. The masala tea is good, not stewed.
The only drawback for me, which holds me back from giving it five stars, is that the beds are hard. Just about all beds in India that we experienced were hard but these were particularly so. Nonetheless, I enjoyed our stay there very much and would stay again. The ambience is wonderful.