The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi
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What guests are saying:
its an excellent hotel to stay.... good service..... worth for money
Prasanth from India
Family with teens
i have stayed in many hotels in varanasi. this one is clearly one of the best. varuna restaurant is outstanding.
Sadhan from United States
Couple
I stayed 6 nights at Vanarasi. I reserve The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi for a last night. The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi is accessible to the airport. I would like to stay comfortably last night in Varanasi. The pool is clean and the restaurant is good.
YOSHITAKA from Japan
Solo traveler
we were upgraded to a renovated room. it was tastefully decorated. we also really enjoyed the pool area. the sightseeing packages provided by the hotel were very reasonably priced.
Kevin from Canada
Couple
This is my third time stay at the hotel. I had a comfortable stay at this hotel. I travel extensively and it helped to be in a clean and hospitable environment to deal with the travel exhaustion.
Vineeta from India
Business traveler
the hotel rooms as comfortable and well fitted out. but the real plus for this hotel were the managers and staff, all of whom appeared to go out of their way to be pleasant and attentive.
Jonathan from United Kingdom
Solo traveler

The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi

Very good location
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8.0
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10
Excellent cleanliness
8.5
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center2.0 km
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportVaranasi Airport (VNS) - India
Distance to airport17.4 km
  • 950 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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8.3
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
This property is in high demand!Last booked a few minutes ago
Executive Triple Room with City View
Executive Triple Room with City View
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 1 futon
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Executive Suite
Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 36.32 m²/391 ft²
  • City view
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Standard Triple Room with City View
Standard Triple Room with City View
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 1 futon
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Executive Twin
Executive Twin
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite
1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Executive Suite
Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Twin
Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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1 Bedroom Executive Suite
1 Bedroom Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard
Standard
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  • Room size: 21.27 m²/229 ft²
  • City view
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Suite
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  • Room size: 15.24 m²/164 ft²
  • Garden view
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Agoda Reviews (113)Booking.com Reviews (255)
8.0
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10
Cleanliness8.5
Facilities7.4
Location7.6
Room comfort and quality8.3
Service8.3
Value for money8.0
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10.0
Exceptional
Elisabeth from Australia
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 9 nights in August 2018
Beautiful peaceful oasis in Varanasi”
The garden is like paradise, and the hotel is peaceful and charming. Staff always helpful and kind, doing extra helpful things and being considerate. Rooms are being upgraded and new rooms are delightful, with subdued colour scheme and fresh feeling. Restaurant has good breakfast buffet with wait staff always kind and helpful. Walking into the big airy lobby feels very relaxing, and the hotel also has a nice pool and gym. Taking exercise in the huge gardens is a pleasure, listening to peacocks and smelling the fragrant frangipani flowers. Check in staff are efficient and friendly, and everything done with minimum time or fuss. We always choose Taj Gateway.
Reviewed September 10, 2018
6.7
Good
Elisabeth from Australia
Solo traveler
Executive Twin
Stayed 9 nights in March 2014
Superb gardens envelop the hotel with peace”
The gardens are a haven for birds and plants. The all-day restaurant is a nice place to sit and look at the garden. The travel desk is very helpful.
Check-in is quick and efficient. The room is comfortable and safe, but a little worn around the edges. Some things need modernising. The housekeeping is very attentive and places rose petals on the beds daily. However, the room always smelt chemical after cleaning, and needed something with a more ambient scent. The pillows were soggy and cheap, but the bed comfortable. Everyone was very friendly and the gardens make it worthwhile to stay above everything else.
Reviewed March 25, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Christine from Australia
Couple
Executive Double
Stayed 3 nights in December 2013
Very comfortable”
Quiet, excellent food, very clean
Very nice stay in beautiful surroundings. A bit annoying that at reception guests are expected to arrive with printed vouchers when booking was made through Agoda while traveling, but the staff was very helpful and allowed us to do the printing in their business centre.
Reviewed January 23, 2014
8.0
Excellent
Geoffrey from Australia
Couple
Executive Double
Stayed 2 nights in September 2013
not too far from ghats, public transport nearby”
pool on hot days, large garden areas, wide breakfast choices.
did not like the dirty soapy water being pumped out from washing area across the pathway to pool. you had to walk through this water to access the pool area. other than that we thoroughly enjoyerd our stay here.
Reviewed September 23, 2013
7.0
Very good
YUE from Hong Kong
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in July 2013
只為了那快消失的恆河”
clean, friendly staff, international dining
Hotel was overall clean but facilities were a bit old which were under our expectations. Staff was polite and generally helpful though. However, we were very unhappy with the local tours arranged by the hotel. We visited the Ganges River twice, both at sunset and sunrise, as many travel books recommended. We were told that due to the waters level we couldn't get on a boat as the local police wouldn't allow it so we went for a car trip instead to visit different ghats although in reality we pretty much had to walk everywhere... (so for those who DO want to get on a boat which we think is pretty much what you most want to do in Varanasi, please check with your hotel beforehand). For the sunset one, we went to one of the ghats to see a ceremony (half an hour long) in which ppl do their prayers/worships to gods. We were arranged to sit on a boat (parked by the Ghat) which was soooooo far away from where the ceremony was held and we basically saw nothing! Upon our request, we moved to the steps from which we were able to see LITTLE but had to stand all the way through. During the ceremony, the guide was just sitting behind us and did no explanation either. Then we went back to the hotel. And that was it. On the next day (i.e. the sunrise trip), we were originally told to meet the guide at the hotel lobby at 4:45am but the guide said 5am was ok. However, once we got out of the hotel, the sun was already out. We thought we would see the sunrise at the Ganges River! We were first brought to the SAME Ghat to see ppl bathe at the river where there were only a couple of ppl doing so (and we ALREADY saw it the day before during the sunset trip!!!). We thought it would be a different Ghat which was mentioned in some travel books! Then we walked to the cremation Ghat but again from where we stood we basically saw nothing!!! When we asked the guide if we could get any closer, he just said we could walk there but he would stay behind and wait... Last but not least, we he
Reviewed July 27, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Vivek from India
Business traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in July 2013
Excellent hotel with very comfortable rooms and ef”
Good value for money. Excellent location. Lovely garden views
The Stay was one of the most comfortable in Varanasi and the hospitality was excellent. The lawns on the property are lush green and have a calming effect on your mind. The hotel is located centrally and has easy access to all important centres for sight seeing and shopping
Reviewed July 11, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Li from Taiwan
Group
Standard Twin
Stayed 3 nights in December 2012
Great Service Hotel”
Full Service Hotel, Almost like a local travel agent
the hotel can arrange everything and anything for you. even you go there with no plan, you don't have to worry. they have day tour, car services, or even drive you to another city. the hotel is very hospitalized and helpful. they even prepare a new year eve party for customers although guests weren't that enthusiastic. i will come back again just coz they have such great services.
Reviewed January 18, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Jodi from United States
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in November 2012
An oasis in a bustling town”
The atmosphere, accommodations, room was well-appointed
Very nice hotel. Service was lacking, but not unacceptable. The wifi was also an extra cost, but it was available, as this is not always the case with many hotels in the area. The location and hotel itself were very nice. The food was very good, and they had healthy options on the menu.
Reviewed December 01, 2012
8.7
Excellent
YOSHITAKA from Japan
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in September 2012
Best Hotel in Varanasi”
Nice pool and restaurant
I stayed 6 nights at Vanarasi. I reserve The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi for a last night. The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi is accessible to the airport. I would like to stay comfortably last night in Varanasi. The pool is clean and the restaurant is good.
Reviewed September 25, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Jonathan from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in August 2012
Fantastic hotel in Varanassi”
Great site, beautiful grounds, fabulous restaurants.
Really made our visit to Varanassi special. The restaurants were superb with friendly, efficient service. In fact we didn't eat anywhere else, such was the quality of food in the Veruna restaurant. The travel desk was excellent and arranged trips for us with a guide who took us around the old, winding streets of the ancient city. we would not have found our way around without him.
Reviewed August 30, 2012
6.7
Good
Elisabeth from Australia
Group
Stayed 5 nights in June 2012
Elegant Hotel with friendly service”
The Taj Gateway Hotel has the most beautiful gardens I have seen in a hotel
We really enjoyed to stay at the Gateway Hotel, but we did find that it is just a little bit worn. It needs a good renovation. Despite this, we would recommend the hotel; it is clean, cool, and friendly. The staff are very attentive to one's needs, and the rooms do not have carpet, which is a big plus for us. The rooms that overlook the beautiful swimming pool, or the extensive lush grounds are the best, and in the evening it is a delight to stroll among the rose gardens or the mango trees, and take in the atmosphere. The hotel is very well placed in Varanasi to avail of shops, tourist destinations, and of course the River Ganges.
Reviewed July 09, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
ROBERT from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in December 2011
Excellent customer service”
Focus of the staff on making our stay as comfortable as possible
The staff at the Gateway were among the friendliest and most helpful I have ever come across (including 30 years of frequent business travel). Nothing was too much trouble for them - they checked us in at 6am on the day we arrived even though they knew we would have to move into a twin room when one became available, they moved us again when we had a rowdy neigbour and one of our party fell sick, they offered every support for our sick traveler, etc. etc. They were great. And the hotel is well appointed, reasonably priced and very comfortable. Excellent all round.
Reviewed December 16, 2011
9.0
Exceptional
Haiko from Netherlands
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2011
Great hotel with great service”
Absolutely great service
Service in this place is great. People remember your name and really make an effort to help. Even though hotel is relatively old, it is in absolutely great and stylish shape. Reception staff came up to the room and explained everything. Rooms are great (we got an upgrade). Fresh fruits were provided daily. Staff at restaurant was also great and food very tasty. Staff at travel desk was very helpfull and friendly.
Reviewed November 01, 2011
9.0
Exceptional
Kathryn from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2011
A Breath of Fresh Air”
By far the cleanest and most comfortable hotel I stayed in during my month in India
this hotel was clean and comfortable. i slept better in this room than i had in a month. in all fairness, i spent most of the month on a much tighter budget and decided to splurge at the end of my trip, but this hotel definitely exceeded my expectations. on the down side, it is significantly more expensive than what i had become accustomed to and after traveling on my own with a budget, the prices were a bit frustrating. for example, the hotel provided me with a driver and a guide. they also set up my boat ride on the ganges. i could have taken a taxi and arranged my own boat ride for a third of the cost, but the guide was friendly and informative...so i guess it's a trade-off.
Reviewed October 09, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
Ian from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2011
Oasis of calm and relaxation”
wonderful attentive service
arrived in varanasi after a lengthy train journey involving several delays. the hotel was exceptional in monitoring our train arrival time and arranging a collection for us from mughal serai station even though this was very early in the morning. we were met with a very warm welcome and ushered to our rooms without delay. as our time in varanasi was considerably reduced due (i.e. a single day) to the train delays, the travel desk was so helpful in arranging a car and english-speaking quide to provide us with a 3 hour tour of the city and trip on the ganges. it was a perfect introduction to varanasi following which we enjoyed an exceptional a la carte meal at the all-day restaurant. despite the shortness of our stay, we were impressed by this hotel. hopefully next time, we will have a greater opportunity to explore all that is on offer at the gateway hotel.
Reviewed July 19, 2011
9.3
Exceptional
Corazon from United States
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in May 2011
Elegant and secure hotel in the city”
elegant and clean room, security checks, prompt attention to guests' needs
My daughter and I had a pleasant stay at this hotel. We always felt relieved and relaxed whenever we got back to the hotel after our hectic schedule in Varanasi. We could even swim in the late evening without any fuss.
Reviewed June 16, 2011
9.0
Exceptional
Michael from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in May 2011
A very classy hotel”
Luxury
a superb hotel but with a couple of surprising omissions. no tea/coffee facilities in room. wi fi expensive extra. breakfast not included with our package but still good value at the hotel's prices. quite a distance from the main tourist point of interest, the ghats.
Reviewed May 18, 2011
8.7
Excellent
Yoshiko from Japan
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2008
Taj Ganges hotel”
The hotel is imposing. Receptionists were very kind. A bit far from a noisy and busy district.
A bit old and the reception was not very marvelous.
First of all, I would like to thank Agoda for the reasonable rate for me. I was amazed to see the hotel when I arrived there because it was more wonderful than I thought. The room was very comfortable and I really liked the shapes of the windows which were very classic. The complimentary water bottles were big sizes. I really enjoyed breakfast (especially curry). The swimming pool was very cozy! I would like to visit there again! Again, thank you very much!
Reviewed August 22, 2008
10.0
Exceptional
John from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 3 nights in September 2016
Excellent hotel in KL”
All a person needs for a comfortable, quiet place to stay in Varanasi. The hotel, the food, the staff and the rooms are exceptionally good.
Reviewed April 18, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
John from New Zealand
Group
Standard Twin
Stayed 3 nights in September 2016
Fantastic hotel in the heart of Varanasi”
An amazing hotel with spacious rooms and idyllic grounds to wander around away from the bustle of Varanasi. Excellent value for money.
Reviewed April 18, 2017
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