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7.3
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8.6
Excellent
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  • Prakruthi10 m
  • Harmony Bookshop80 m
  • Indica Books80 m
  • Shilkey's80 m
  • Harmony Book Shop100 m
  • Assi Ghat130 m
  • Preshak180 m
  • Madame Tussah210 m
  • Zoryana's & Nutans'sCollections210 m
  • iway Internet Assi Ghat330 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Palace on Ganges Hotel

    B-1/158, Assighat, Assi Ghat, Varanasi, India, 221001 - See map
    "Great service, friendly staff and very helpful."
    John - September 26, 2017
    Very good cleanliness
    7.4 rating for cleanliness
    Very good comfort
    7.3 room quality and comfort
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Hot tub

    • Sauna

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    Location score
    8.6/10
    Room comfort score
    7.3/10
    Cleanliness score
    7.4/10
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    Better than
    98
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money6.6
    Distance to city center6. Km
    Location rating8.6
    Nearest airportLal Bahadur Shastri Airport (VNS)
    Distance to airport23.3 km

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          What people love about Palace on Ganges Hotel

          • 9.2
            Exceptional
            Location

            "Wonderful smaller colonial hotel in an excellent location in Assi ghat, just steps away from the Ganges."

            Robert

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            November 1, 2018

          • 8.8
            Excellent
            Staff 

            "The breakfast was delicious, and the staff helped to coordinate some of our site-seeing."

            Alicia

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            February 12, 2018

          • 9.2
            Exceptional
            Cleanliness

            "Nicely decorated, clean and spacious room."

            Robert

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            November 1, 2018

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          8.4
          Excellent

          "Fantastic location on Assi ghat, nice rooftop terrace"

          genevieve

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          March 17, 2018

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          5.6
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          Staff 

          "Staff is excellent;"

          Trent

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          November 27, 2018

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          Cuisine:Chinese, Indian, Italian
          Menu:Buffet

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          Reviews of Palace on Ganges Hotel from real guests

          Overall rating
          7.1
          Very good
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          Cleanliness7.4
          Facilities6.3
          Location8.6
          Room comfort and quality7.3
          Service7.2
          Value for money6.6
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          9+ Exceptional (20)
          8-9 Excellent (34)
          7-8 Very Good (40)
          6-7 Good (29)
          <6 Below Expectation (46)
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          Mar - May (35)
          Jun - Aug (18)
          Sep - Nov (48)
          Dec - Feb (68)
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          8.4
          Excellent
          Jagdish
          Group
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 2 nights in May, 2019

          Excellent”

          Good Hotel but rooms are too small. We booked for 3 adults and 3rd bed (actually mattress) could barely fit in with no moving space left out. Otherwise hotel is good, good location, good staff & good food. Price seems to be on higher side for this type of property.

          Reviewed May 06, 2019
          8.0
          Excellent
          VINEET from India
          Couple
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 3 nights in March, 2019

          Excellent location and right next to the a lot of exciting activities and shops around ”

          A clean hotel with a fantastic location on Assi ghat. Only wished the room had a view of the ghat and/or river. I had hoped and assumed that would be the case. Was told if i had called ahead for that it could have been the case. But the location was great with good attentive staff. The breakfast was okay. Not great but okay and hygienic. Would recommend overall to other visitors.

          Reviewed March 07, 2019
          9.0
          Exceptional
          GORDON from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 1 night in January, 2014

          Quality hotel in a good location.”

          Room quality, food and friendly staff.

          The hotel offers sanctuary in the chaos that is Varanasi. All areas are well finished and attractive. Food is mainly Indian but breakfast offers eggs any style. The location is on the steps of the Ghats and allows easy access to either boats or walking. There is work opposite which is currently muddy but that is temporary. Good hotel and although not cheap, is value for money.

          Reviewed January 12, 2014
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Robert from Australia
          Family with teens
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 3 nights in September, 2018

          Exceptional”

          Wonderful smaller colonial hotel in an excellent location in Assi ghat, just steps away from the Ganges. Nicely decorated, clean and spacious room. Great buffet breakfast and a rooftop restaurant. Staff were very helpful with every request, oh and take any of the private walking / river tours with Pappu ... worth the money. Recommended !

          Reviewed November 01, 2018
          6.8
          Good
          Daryl from Philippines
          Group
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 1 night in March, 2019

          Great Location”

          It’s a few steps away from the Ganges river. It’s a charming 130-year old building equipped with the basics for a good rest. Most times, you would need to keep on asking them for the same thing. Like I asked them twice for the laundry, twice for a tissue roll, thrice for the extra bed, and thrice for an extra towel. They just don’t do it. I needed to be at the front desk for them to move.

          Reviewed April 02, 2019
          8.8
          Excellent
          Alicia from United States
          Group
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 2 nights in February, 2018

          Comfortable on the Ghats”

          Varanasi can be a tough place to stay, and directly on the ghats?! Palace on Ganges was comfortable and provided what we needed. Some of the rooms are a bit small, but considering we made a last minute change, the staff was accommodating. The breakfast was delicious, and the staff helped to coordinate some of our site-seeing. It might be a little on the pricey side. However, the location is the best! It’s calm at night, but also an end point so easy to go up the the river.

          Reviewed February 12, 2018
          8.8
          Excellent
          Sarah from United States
          Group
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 2 nights in May, 2017

          Nice play to stay, great location, food ok”

          Agoda misrepresented this booking. It said one price for a triple and list the three bed types. Then when wentnto book it was more expensive because they then charged us for the third bed. When we got there none of their rooms had three beds and first wanted to Hamm us in a very small room. Finally, the gave us a decent size room and actually set up a throw bed. They treated us to dinner at the hotel to try and make up for it. We got a huge discount in Agoda and ended up being a very nice place to stay. Nice shops and a few cafes near by. Very close to The Ganges and we had a lovely walk along the river. Do the Arti ceremony and rent the boat to watch it from the river. It is worth it and a must.

          Reviewed May 17, 2017
          8.4
          Excellent
          Julie from United Kingdom
          Family with teens
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 2 nights in March, 2016

          Quaint hotel”

          We stayed here for 2 nights in March 2016. The hotel has a fabulous location and is perfectly placed to explore the ghats. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The rooftop restaurant served good quality food at a reasonable price. The reception staff were extremely helpful and organised sunset and sunrise boat trips on the Ganges and transport to and from the airport at very reasonable rates. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay in this quirky hotel.

          Reviewed April 13, 2016
          8.0
          Excellent
          Jacqui from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 3 nights in April, 2015

          Good base”

          Safety, staff, comfort

          Good food for breakfast and dinner. Nice personable hotel with friendly staff who are flexible and willing to help. AT Assi Ghat so a nice 20 minute walk down the length of all the ghats, allowing a better experience than just sticking to the two central areas. No hot water for two days which was a bit of a let down and did affect the overall enjoyment however the staff compensated by bringing large buckets of piping hot water :-)

          Reviewed April 16, 2015
          8.7
          Excellent
          Gary from Australia
          Family with teens
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 2 nights in December, 2014

          Perfect location”

          Location, location, location

          We enjoyed our stay. Vanarasi is like nowhere else on this earth, and this Hotel is right on its cusp. You can walk straight out the door and you are you have the Ganges at your doorstep. The hotel is very clean comfortable. I would stay there again. Recommended.

          Reviewed April 02, 2015
          8.0
          Excellent
          Barbara from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 2 nights in April, 2014

          Well located, clean secure rooms and helpful staff”

          The central location - handy to all major Ghats but quieter than the busier Ghats

          Really enjoyed the stay here. Location is really handy and feels more relaxed than the main Ghat areas. Rooms are each different and the standard of the upgrade to the building is high. Comfortable bed although linen was badly pilled. I'm sure if I had asked it would have been replaced - but wasn't important enough to worry about. Rooftop area nice - although no views when sitting having meals. Met other interesting travellers at breakfast because tables can be communal. Highly recommend for both it's charm generally and it's excellent location.

          Reviewed May 09, 2014
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Elizabeth from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 3 nights in January, 2014

          comfortable and easy access to all attractions”

          location, helpful staff, easy access

          I throughly enjoyed my stay at the Palace, the staff were welcoming and very helpful. The hotel is in such a good location, taxi right to the door and the ghats are right there. Loved walking along the ghats for hours. Was in room 107 had a window no view just a white brick wall which didnt bother me the action is outside and very quiet. The room was very clean and nicely decorated in warm colours. I highly recommend this hotel right on the ganges and would stay here again.

          Reviewed January 24, 2014
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Marieke from Netherlands
          Solo traveler
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 3 nights in January, 2014

          Wonderful”

          Comfort, great location, good service

          Perfect. The only complaint I may have is the Agoda-hotel-deal, which made it impossible to have me refunded a cancelled third night – which cancelled more then 3 days before the actual night. That is a much too good deal for a hotel which will never have difficulties to find guests, and to fill up the vacant room again.

          Reviewed January 17, 2014
          8.0
          Excellent
          Barbara from Germany
          Family with teens
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 1 night in August, 2013

          Pleasant, near Ganges, air conditioned”

          location, cleanliness, air conditioned

          Pleasant, quiet and clean stay in a chaotic and dirty city. Food was good standard, staff was friendly. Ganges was high up to the hotel and entrance was only possible over the back roof tops, but service was good. Colonial room had great view onto the ghat.

          Reviewed August 27, 2013
          8.0
          Excellent
          Mebalds from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 2 nights in March, 2013

          Great location but over priced”

          location, location, location

          The hotel was quite nice, very clean and the rooms were of a good standard. The location was excellent only a short walk to Assi Ghat, although if you want to walk to main ghatt its about 30 minutes along the river or a 20 minute tuk tuk ride. I wopuld stay here for l i felt it was over priced. There are hotels with a better view, closer to the river and with much more atmosphere for less.

          Reviewed April 07, 2013
          8.3
          Excellent
          REBECCA from United Kingdom
          Group
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 2 nights in January, 2013

          Good hotel and great service.”

          Location, professionally run and very good service.

          we arrived 5 hours before check in but they were able to sort us out. the room was comfortable and there was plenty of hot water. location is excellent for exploring the ghatts and it was nice to use the roof garden to watch everything go on but not be in it! reception was able to sort out boat trips on the ganges, taxis and trips to sarnath. the staff were polite and nothing was too much trouble. food was ok and the live music of an evening was a nice touch. all in all a good stay!

          Reviewed February 08, 2013
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Jane from Australia
          Group
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 1 night in January, 2013

          Lovely hotel and service with a smile”

          Location excellent for ghats, Staff most helpful, Rooms were a comfortable size, Price good value

          Comfortable, clean hotel well located for a couple of days sight seeing in Varansi. Staff were most helpful, friendly and efficient. Restaurant adequate for a quick meal. Price good value I would recommend to friends and family

          Reviewed January 30, 2013
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Russell from United States
          Couple
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 1 night in December, 2012

          Decent hotel but pretty far from the action”

          Clean, hot shower, nice

          If you are looking to be down near the action this hotel is a bit far away. It's on the Ganges at the start of the ghats but it is quite a walk to main ghat, the burning ghats or things like the golden temple or the blue lassi. Staff is friendly It's a good place to pick up a boat (about 100 rs) It'll cost you 60-80 rs to get down to the market by auto It'll cost you 40-50 rs to go by bike

          Reviewed January 14, 2013
          6.0
          Poon from Hong Kong
          Solo traveler
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 2 nights in December, 2012

          Good location and beautiful room”

          tidy and clean rooms

          I have a good sleep at that hotel especially after you have to deal with hassels from touts and experience very `sacred' atmosphere of Vanarasi in daytime. But please don't ask for the arrangement of a boat trip from the hotel. It is madly expensive.

          Reviewed January 01, 2013
          8.7
          Excellent
          Sumantra from India
          Business traveler
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 4 nights in November, 2012

          Overall a good experience”

          Ideal location for the ghats, very friendly staff, clean rooms

          No running hot water Food too expensive Staff very good Rooms are clean and hygienic Service is quick & efficient AC remotes not available in all rooms No mobile network in basement rooms No guidelines for fire hazards in basement rooms

          Reviewed December 03, 2012
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