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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked a premium room (118) top floor with balcony overlooking the Ganges. Unfortunately, the guest house restaurant looks right onto the balcony, so it certainly isn't private and you feel 'watched' when using it. The room was spacious, clean (apart from the toilet) and with a view to die for! The shower wasn't great and it was connected to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a sound choice if you are staying on Varanasi. There are many budget hotels in Varanasi but most are of poor quality. This is a very good option for all levels from budget upwards. Whats more the hotel has an awesome location with fantastic views by the Ganga. All the staff are also very helpful, friendly and polite....

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Alaska
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Indian style hotel, nice terraces overlooking ganga. I got a room ( they called it the basement). Window faces a hall way, which faces a wall toward the ganga). Its january and down there ( in the basement...its cold). Noisy neighbors and lots of noise from the other side of the wall. They sad that there is 24/7 hot water,...

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Thank Rita W
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When it comes to property (permanent or temporary), the last word has to be location location and location. While visiting Kashi - the city of light, one must expect the quaintness associated with a city which is 5000 years old. Hotel alka blends modern amentities with true Indian values. I have been visiting Kashi@ alka for the last 15 years,...

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2Thank Suman G
New Delhi
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For a lone woman visitor , travelling to Varanasi, Alka Hotel virtually became my home away from home. I felt comfortable and secured staying three nights in the hotel. The staff is polite and willing to help you at any time. The open courtyard overlooking the Ganga river is the nerve centre of all activities. The guests in the hotel...

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1Thank BloggerNewDelhi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here the first week in January. We arrived with no booking and we were able to stay in a room overlooking the Ganges on the top floor. You are paying that little bit extra for the rooms with the view which we didn't mind as it was spectacular. Room was really clean and neat. Shower was hot and...

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1Thank Bee225
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place on Bank of Ganges, which gives good start to a great day. We stayed here for three days and was good experience staying here. Also boating and visiting various Ghats in Kashi. Also good and helpful staff. Good Food quality., Overall Awesome place to stay. :)

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1Thank Abhijeet J
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always enjoyed my stay at Alka hotel, this time i stayed here after 2 years and I was pleased with the renovation done in the rooms. It offers lavish menu for eating and the quality speaks for itself. The rooms are nice and have a modern look, with all amenities clean and available. The access right at meerghat...

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2Thank PrathamUCH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We be stayed there for 2 nights, and actually enjoyed it a lot! Hotel is conveniently located just on the river bank, in old city area ( one of the cleanest ones vs all other -if I can be said about Varanasi old town at all), there is nice terrace restaurant ( we didn't eat there, but had some drink)....

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2Thank Mariya K
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The helpful staff arranged train tickets and tours and recommended using a tuk tuk rather than taxi to keep prices down. Room was clean and offered great view of river and ghats. Good hot water shower and restaurant in hotel. Recommended.

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Hotel Alka, a synonym for customer-oriented services from years, believes in providing an adorable environment to its guests, where not only they find peace in dwelling but also experience a the highest degree of dedication from the staff. And what more can one ask for? Hotel Alka is located right in the core of Varanasi, a place where even holiness is re-defined. Its evidently a must visit place for all in life. Varanasi (the ancient Kashi or the medieval Banaras) is one of the oldest cities of the world and is considered to be favourite, of even the almighty. Varanasi's prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrivalled. Mark Twain, the celebrated English author , who was enthralled by the legend and sanctity of Banaras, once wrote : "Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together." ... more   less 

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Address: Meer Ghat D 3/23 | Dashashwamedh, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: £9 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alka 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Alka Hotel Varanasi
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#1 Family Hotel in Varanasi
#2 Spa Hotel in Varanasi
#3 Best Value Hotel in Varanasi
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