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About Palace on steps


Well-positioned in Dasaswamedh Ghat, Palace on steps is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Varanasi. The hotel lies 4. Km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to The Ganges River, Astronomical Observatory, International Yoga Clinic & Meditation Centre give to this hotel a special charm.

Palace on steps offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service.

Palace on steps is home to 15 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Palace on steps.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • airport transfer

Fitness & recreation

  • massage(s)

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • restaurant(s)
  • coffee shop


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • tours

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • business center
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-6 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 6 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 800 INR
Check-In From: 12:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 4. Km
Distance to Airport: 30.0 Km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 15
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 40
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2014
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Verified traveler reviews

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 5.7
  • Facilities 6.4
  • Location 8.7
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.2
  • Service 6.0
  • Value for Money 6.3
  • Food/Dining 5.5

South Africa
June 22, 2016
10 OUT OF 10

Vikas H.
March 21, 2016
Value for money
its perfect place for value for money with ideal location on the banks giving u best of natural sight view and feeling of staying on the banks

Sze Y.
March 18, 2016
Do not pay anything extra
We read many comments about how difficult it is to get to the hotel, therefore we arranged pick up service from the hotel to pick us up at the train station. 5 of us squeeze in into one tuk tuk and he charged us Rs 250. We request to add an extra bed and the receptionist ask for Rs 500 for an extra bed, which was double of any of the places that I've stayed in India. After a short argument, he allowed 5 of us to squeeze into 2 rooms without any charges. Location wise it is good. You can basically walk to any of the famous ghats, get a boat for sunrise or sunset, or just sit all day at the ghats near the hotel. Food serves in the restaurant is below average.

nauroz B.
March 07, 2016
my experience at palace on steps
locaton, view, culture
It was great staying there. But they need to take care of their dinnig room. I found it totally mis managed by the dninning hall staff. They need to get trainning to become efficient. Manager Ajay is quite nice and friendly. The view from our room was fantastic. I hope to visit it again.

Maggie F.
United Kingdom
February 19, 2016
great location
location food and staff
we were pleasantly upgraded to a river view when we only paid for a city view food was very good and the staff helpful and friendly

Angela L.
February 11, 2016
Heritage building located beside the Ganga River
Location, Beautiful view, Hospitality,
It was a pleasant stay. We had an air-conditioned suite room with private balcony and a beautiful view looking over the Ganga River. It's an old heritage building, room is medium size, with flat screen tv, towel service, bar soap & toilet papers - acceptable basic amenity, bed is big and comfortable, sheets are clean. Not suitable for handicapped as we need to go through a flight of steep stairs in and out of hotel to the Ganga River daily. No direct access to main road. Have to go through a maze of alleys in order to reach hotel, but we follow along the Ganga River as the Palace on Steps can be easily seen from there.

Kateryna G.
January 25, 2016
Historical & covenient hotel
The hotel is great! It really allows you to come in tune with Varanasi. If you are looking for peace and spiritual uplifting - this is the proper place for you. It is situated on the Ganga bank and has rooms for any pocket. The building is 400-500 years old (have you ever lived in such?) and updated for all your modern needs - hot water, wi-fi, AC or fans. The property has indoor restaurant on the roof - once you have breakfast or dinner with Ganga panorama, you will not be satisfied with any other outside meal:) IMPORTANT: do not look for the location by yourself, call to reception before arriving and they will send somebody to meet you and your luggage on the road.

Charles P.
United States
January 08, 2016
Best Location. Great roof top restaurant.
The location is amazing. Right on the Ghats in the historic old City. Very friendly and helpful staff.
The hotel has a great location and a very helpful and friendly staff. There is a restaurant on the roof that has an amazing view. The location is right on the Ghats in the old city so its a bit of a walk from where streets are large enough for a car or taxi. However the hotel staff send someone to meet us and show us the way in and out each time. The accommodations are one-star so don't expect more than that, but the staff is friendly and helpful and it was very clean. I highly recommend it to budget travelers.

John A.
December 15, 2015
Couples from canada
Location, tour guide and helpfulness of staff
It was really nice, they just should pay more attention to the bedding. But overall it was great

kwangrae L.
South Korea
December 02, 2015
At the hotel kindly welcome
Friendly, clean, good price
At the hotel kindly welcomed me was a pleasant trip. Next time I want to stay.


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