Stayed here with family (9 people inc 2 kids) during our first visit to Varanasi in April 2014. Walked in (courtesy some diligent hotel hunting by senior members of our group after we arrived at the station) to neat and clean ambiance and the perfect place to rest. The best part of the hotel is the view of the river. The sunrise is breathtakingly beautiful from here. A close second would be definitely the food. Fresh and home-made. And chilled beer too!
Service is top-class, while the rates are absolutely southwards. It's right at the ghats and a short walking distance to practically everything in Varanasi including Vishwanath Temple, Kachori (Khau) gali, restaurants etc.
A must visit. Definitely recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Alka Hotel Varanasi