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“Friendliest Service in India!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Great Ganga

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Hotel Great Ganga
Ranked #11 of 44 Hotels in Rishikesh
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
“Friendliest Service in India!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

I traveled solo and stayed for 8 nights. The only time I had an upset stomach was when I did NOT eat at the hotel, the food is delicious and the service is super fast. True, there are a few steps down to the river, but most of us need the exercise these days. If you cross the street and walk about 20 meters to the right you will find a rocky driveway that leads directly to the ghats (steps to along the Ganges) and this will keep you out of the traffic. From here you can walk across the suspension bridge without needing any other transportation. The room was very clean, the bed was huge and more comfortable than my own. Every evening I could hear the Aarti chants from the Parmath Ashram across the river. The front desk can organize excursions around the area for you. The only regret I have is that I did not get the names and took a picture of the two fine young gentlemen that run the front desk. I was sad when my time in Rishikesh was over!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013

We stayed in Suite which is very much away from the hotel (it is like 2 bedroom apartment). Hotel is at steep height from the Rishikesh road. Very average hotel to stay. Not very much recommended. Once you check in the hotel you find it difficult to go out because of its steep height.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

My stay at Hotel Great Ganga was a very nice surprise. The room was large and very clean with a silent AC. The staff was excellent and the vegetarian food in the restaurant was very good even for a non-vegetarian. Even if I traveled alone and stayed here for 15 days, this place made me feel almost like home. This is certainly my first choice next time in Rishikesh.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

Rishikesh can be a mixed bag depending on where you stay. Great Ganga is separate from the town, high on a hill, which provides a great view of the Ganges and keeps you out of the hustle and bustle of the town.

Rooms are spotless, wireless works better than they promise, and the spa services are excellent.

Yoga is available, taught by local instructors.

Note that the cuisine is strictly vegetarian.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013 via mobile

We have stayed at the Great Ganga on at least 10 separate occasions . It is clean, friendly and has excellent views . Most importantly it is quiet , somewhere to get away from the bustle of the ever busy street .

  • Stayed November 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

Hotel Great Ganga was an unexpected delight for us. We drove into Rishikesh without a prior booking, just hoping to stay at another resort on the outskirts of Rishikesh, who's owners we knew. It didn't work out, so we just drove back looking for an accomodation and found this hotel.

The rooms are cozy with all possible features. The service is prompt and the food very good. The Spa is worth trying with reasonable prices. Best of all, they gave us a nice discount on the card rate, and even allowed us to check out a couple of hours later as we were in the spa.

Definitely worth another visit whenever we are in Rishikesh.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2013

We stayed in a deluxe suite for two nights which was so great, very light and clean with comfortable beds and fresh white linen. We also stayed in a deluxe room which was great as well. A huge highlight was the fantastic staff who paid great attention to all our needs and were so accommodating. Would also recommend having a massage! The masseuse was amazing!!

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Additional Information about Hotel Great Ganga

Property: Hotel Great Ganga
Address: Kailash Gate,Muni-ki-Reti, Rishikesh 249201, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Dehradun District > Rishikesh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 44 Hotels in Rishikesh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Great Ganga 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel The Great Ganga is situated at one of the best areas in and around Rishikesh, at Muni-ki-Reti, the place where the holy Ganges meanders out of the hills and enters the plains. The Hotel is designed in such a manner that one can enjoy the enchanting panoramic view of the Holy Ganges, surrounded by the lush Green serene hills from each room. It takes just 5 minutes casual walk to reach the banks of Holy Ganges from the Hotel. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioners heaters and have private balconies from where one can enjoy the fabulous view of the river Ganges, the Chandrabhaga river and Rishikesh town. Yoga classes & ayurvedic massage therapies are also available. The Hotel is situated in an atmosphere of serene tranquility & peace which brings inner comforts & body relaxation. We have a multi-cuisine vegetarian restaurant open from 7 am till 11 pm. The highlight is the nearly forest a most appropriate surrounding for nature walk. The internationally famous aarti ceremony performed every evening can be witnessed from the roof top of the Hotel. ... more   less 
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