Hotel Sita (place on the heritage ghats of benaras)
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6.7
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8.9
Excellent
Location rating score
Better than 98% of properties in Varanasi
Excellent location
  • Taal Music School110 m
  • Banaras Ghats140 m
  • Zindagi Jewelery Shop220 m
  • International Music Centre Ashram220 m
  • Ganges River230 m
  • Astronomical Observatory330 m
  • Dasaswamedh Ghat360 m
  • International Yoga Clinic & Meditation Centre360 m
  • Varanasi Remembrances370 m
  • Shanti Handicraft420 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Hotel Sita (place on the heritage ghats of benaras)

    22/16 Chausatthi Ghat (RANA GHAT) DASHASWAMEDH, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi, India, 221001 - See map
    "Our room overlooked the Ganges river which was wonderful."
    Van - October 22, 2017
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 82% of guests
    Good service
    6.8 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Sauna

    • Air conditioning

    Value for money6.3
    Distance to city center5 km
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportLal Bahadur Shastri Airport (VNS)
    Distance to airport22.1 km

    Rooms available at Hotel Sita (place on the heritage ghats of benaras)

    Maharaja
    Maharaja
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 king bed
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    Superior Deluxe
    Superior Deluxe
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 double bed
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    Superior Family Room
    Superior Family Room
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Room Non-Air Conditioning
    Standard Room Non-Air Conditioning
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
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    Standard Ac
    Standard Ac
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Double Room with Fan
    Standard Double Room with Fan
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Single
    Deluxe Single
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      Basic Double
      Basic Double
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        Superior Room
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          Basic Single
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            What people love about Hotel Sita (place on the heritage ghats of benaras)

            • 6.8
              Good
              Location

              "Location of the hotel is excellent."

              Debashis

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              November 15, 2017

            • 6.0
              Review score
              Location

              "Good location, nice people."

              SUBROTO

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              October 25, 2016

            • 10.0
              Exceptional
              Location

              "Fantastic location and hotel where Goldie Hawn once stayed."

              Ivor

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              March 17, 2017

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            6.8
            Good

            "The best part of my stay was how friendly and helpful the st..."

            Marlene

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            March 25, 2017

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            8.0
            Very good

            "The distance and the approach to the guest house are suitabl..."

            Vinay

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            October 11, 2018

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            Reviews of Hotel Sita (place on the heritage ghats of benaras) from real guests

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            Agoda Reviews (236)Booking.com Reviews (218)
            Cleanliness5.5
            Facilities6.4
            Location8.9
            Room comfort and quality6.1
            Service6.8
            Value for money6.3
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            4.8
            Vikram from India
            Solo traveler
            Standard Ac
            Stayed 1 night in July 2019

            Acceptable”

            They falsely claim to be on Dashaswamedh Ghat, its actually on Chausatthi Ghat. Not approachable by any vehicle not even by cycle rickshaw. If you have some luggage with you, its going to be a burden. The doorman doesn't have any courtesy and a greedy man. The Pics are far from real.

            Reviewed July 25, 2019
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Sandip
            Family with teens
            Standard Ac
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

            Exceptional”

            The hotel is very good. Owner is very helpful. Room was nice with Ganga View. I would definitely recommend the hotel for young people. The main problem is the entrance. You have to use a remarkable numbers of stiff stairs for going to the hotel, which is very difficult for aged persons. Though the owner of the hotel gave us the way to enter from the first floor so we were able to avoid at least 50% of the stairs.

            Reviewed September 17, 2018
            6.8
            Good
            Susmita from India
            Family with teens
            Maharaja
            Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

            5 * location - 4 * price - 3* service”

            Pros first - 1.Excellent location couldn't be better. 2.One of the Maharaja rooms(406) can accommodate 4 adults though the space remain for any movement will be really cramped. 3. Wheel chairs from reception was arranged promptly for elderly people. 4. Lift is available. 5. Food is ok but overpriced. 6. Boat tours were arranged through reception promptly & reasonably priced too. Now Cons 1. For room cleaning we have to ask everyday . 2. Everyday we have to ask for teakit & hotel management is not sure who will provide it , room service or restaurant. 3. Towels need immediate replacement with new ones. 4. For replacement of towels also we have to remind. All in all I shall recommend the place for location & few staffs but be ready to walk a while ( 6/7 minutes) for transport & 12-15 mints to Kashi Viswanath temple.

            Reviewed March 14, 2019
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Colin from United States
            Solo traveler
            Standard Ac
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

            Nice spot right on the River”

            This was my first time in Varanasi, so it took a little effort to find this place - literally, right on the river - but I'm happy about the location. The staff were really nice, the food upstairs was good and they were helpful in arranging a side trip to Sarnath.

            Reviewed August 29, 2016
            8.0
            Excellent
            Graeme from Australia
            Couple
            Superior Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

            A very friendly hotel”

            Location overlooking Ganges

            One must take into account the City of Varanasis as a whole when making a review. It is a very old city with mainly crumbling buildings, narrow laneways and lots of poverty. Our hotel was in a perfect location. Rooms are small but have all one really needs, without beig lavish. Pay a little extra and take a room with balcony overlooking the river and not stop movement. Very good food in the rooftop restaurant with pleasant service,although slow. But hat is all over India. Lovely staff, particularly Amid. He will go out of his way to make sure you see everything in Varanasis. He will also help with other travel plans and booking throughout India.He is more than just the perfect guid.Will be your friend.

            Reviewed December 05, 2012
            8.0
            Excellent
            Vinay from India
            Family with teens
            Superior Deluxe
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

            Excellent view of the Ganga and the Ghats”

            The distance and the approach to the guest house are suitable for the able-bodied and the not-so-old. So if you plan to book this place, ensure you do not have people who've difficulty in walking and climbing/alighting the steep stairs. The Housekeeping needs to be spruced up. They've excellent, helpful and courteous staff. Pandey ji the Manager, Vishu the guide, Manoj, Prashant and Yadav ji in the restaurant are ever so forthcoming. If the quality of the food improves a little more (since Varanasi offers a great cuisine), the place is an excellent one. The focus of the guest house however seems the foreign tourist. i'am however told that the Management soon plans to introduce a viable transport system from the motorable road to the guest house. All in all, a good place to stay.

            Reviewed October 11, 2018
            8.4
            Excellent
            Kunal from India
            Solo traveler
            Superior Deluxe
            Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

            Best property in Varanasi on a budget.”

            A great property if you want to be close to the Ganga. Right on the steps. Very close to The Ganga Arti as well. Also the Ghat is a very good for bathing as the steps are clean and go well inside the Ganga. If you stay in Room 407 the views are the best only other property with a similar view is Brijrama Palace with a price 46k per night plus taxes. So this room at 7k is a steal.

            Reviewed October 05, 2018
            4.0
            vishal from India
            Family with teens
            Superior Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in April 2019

            Dirty place”

            Location is good for young people but not so much for old people. Only good point it's on the banks of ganga otherwise dirty ,zero value for money.dont even have menus in room .room com doesn't work .

            Reviewed May 06, 2019
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Van from United States
            Couple
            Superior Deluxe
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

            Right by the riverfront ”

            Our room overlooked the Ganges river which was wonderful. You can see the sunrise from your room. There is a rooftop restaurant as well but the prices are a bit pricey. The staff was kind and helpful.

            Reviewed October 22, 2017

            thanks for ur review we are very happy to know that u had a memo0rable stay here .hope to serve u again at hotel sita

            Responded November 10, 2017
            Hotel Sita (place on the heritage ghats of benaras)
            6.8
            Good
            Marlene from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

            Amazing views and friendly helpful staff”

            Hotel location and views is why I chose this hotel and that didnt disappoint. The best part of my stay was how friendly and helpful the staff were with my needs. Rooms are very basic and the impression I got is that's the standard around the ghats so don't have high expectations. Watch out for the crazy monkeys that hang around the hotel.

            Reviewed March 25, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Ivor from United Kingdom
            Solo traveler
            Superior Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

            Exceptional”

            Fantastic location and hotel where Goldie Hawn once stayed. Also, the local guide Ragesh has wonderful knowledge and conducts really informative walking tours. Note to Ragesh, please email me at ivor.yonder@blueyonder.co.uk as it will be my pleasure to build you a web site.

            Reviewed March 17, 2017
            7.2
            Very good
            Rich from United States
            Solo traveler
            Superior Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

            Great location, very noisy at night managers are very disorganized ”

            I stay here for two nights and couldn't sleep at all because of the large packs of howling and barking dogs beneath the hotel windows. Even with earplugs. Managers botched our requests for pick up and drop off.

            Reviewed March 11, 2017
            8.0
            Excellent
            malcolm from Canada
            Solo traveler
            Standard Ac
            Stayed 1 night in October 2016

            Excellent spot on the Ganga to explore Varanasi ”

            This hotel is somewhat hard to get find but a local will help out- ask. Vehicles can't get down the narrow lanes that are above the Ghats. The rooms are clean and tidy- the food is fine and the roof top resturants has a 180* view of the Ganga. Your only 10 minutes walk along the river ghats to get to where the nightly Puja take place. Catch a boat at sunrise to view the new light bathing the ghats full of Hindus who come to this Holy river .

            Reviewed October 24, 2016
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Martyna from Poland
            Couple
            Standard Ac
            Stayed 1 night in May 2016

            The best hotel in Varanasi”

            SITA Guest House is the best hotel we stayed in India during our 3-weeks holidays! The owner and his sons are really friendly and helpful. They organised us a boat trip (fair price), they allowed to take shower in the evening, after check out (it was about 50 C, and we were really in need after whole day sightseeing). They told us where to sip really good Masala Chai in the neighbourhood (and it was the best Masala ever). The owner cooked a dinner specially for us, though the restaurant was already closed. The room was quite clean, AC was working, hot shower, nice river view - there was everything you need for this price :)

            Reviewed July 27, 2016
            8.4
            Excellent
            Brandan from United States
            Solo traveler
            Superior Deluxe
            Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

            Great location at the ghatts in Varanasi”

            Enjoyed our stay very much. Great location. Wonderful hosts. Food in the rooftop was good (we prefer to stick with the Indian menu), the hospitality was great. Contact the hotel for pickup from the airport. A taxi will leave you at the main road, about a 10 minute walk through narrow alleyways to the hotel. If course you will immediately be picked up by a guide, but knowing your guide is from the hotel makes the experience a bit more comfortable. Notes to management: a squeegee it mop in the bathroom would be really useful. Also a shelf for toiletries would be great.

            Reviewed February 13, 2016
            6.3
            Good
            Stephen from Australia
            Group
            Superior Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in January 2016

            Great location and good food”

            Location and food

            Difficult to rate this place, it's less a hotel than a run-down guest house. But it's overlooking the Ganges, and it's relatively cheap. The bed and room was big enough, comfortable bed, but quite shabby room. Don't expect it to be like a standard hotel. But the TV and Wifi and shower and hot water worked, though not strong water pressure. If you can cope with the basic standard of the hotel I would recommend this place because of it's location. The rooftop restaurant overlooked the Ganges River and served surprisingly good Indian food, all vegetarian.

            Reviewed January 12, 2016
            8.7
            Excellent
            Andrii from Ukraine
            Solo traveler
            Superior Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

            hotel on Ganges”

            location, staff

            Staff was very friendly and helpful. There is a restaurant on the top floor. It's a good basic hotel close to evening Arati place. The only small inconvenience you have to walk by foot to reach it, there is no way to access directly by car. If you want to stay in the Old part of Varanasi that's a good place. Beware of drug dealers selling hashish on the ghat, don't talk to them or take anything as they may try to drug then mug the tourist

            Reviewed September 03, 2015
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Sudip from India
            Group
            Superior Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in October 2014

            Opinion from parents staying at SIta Guesthouse”

            Access to boatrides at ghat, enjoying sunrise, close to temples

            As Parents, we have enjoyed retired life for a few years now and it was our desire to visit the holy city of Benaras or Varanasi/Kashi and this visit was truly enjoyable. We had a good stay at Sita Guesthouse visited the River Ganga for a boat ride seeing all the sights, viewed the Ganga Aarti in the evening and viewed the early morning sunrise as well. All in all it was a great trip and I feel this hotel is good for its ambience, location close to ghats and also for visits to the Kashi Vishwanath temple and Kali temple. Thank you Agoda...

            Reviewed October 20, 2014
            8.0
            Excellent
            yuko from Japan
            Group
            Superior Deluxe
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2013

            good budget hostel if you know Varanasi”

            friendly staff, good view, challenging situation

            I suggest this hotel to whoever already knows how Varanasi is. It's suitable if you want to stay reasonably, safely, and most of all facing Ganga. You don't need to take a long walk on the complicating narrow street to the river. The manager and his son are friendly and kind if you are friendly to them. Some staffs are sometimes rude but it may be acceptable as you know it before. It's not the hotel for whom want to stay comfortably like city hotels in Mumbai. Overall it's the best budget hostel that I have ever stayed along Gandis river. I will stay here again next time. You had better ask them to taxi arrangement if you don't know well

            Reviewed December 10, 2013
            8.7
            Excellent
            elizabeth from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Superior Deluxe
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

            Great location, helpful staff”

            Location, staff, food

            At first sight, looks a wreck as is under renovation and some rooms missing windows! But the completed rooms are fine. Ours faced the Ganges. And we could see sunrise over the river. The manager went well out of his way to help us and make our stay memorable. The restaurant on the roof is only small, but the cooking is excellent. Good to tell the cook in advance and he will shop fresh! As there were few other guests, it was like having personal staff and service.

            Reviewed November 09, 2013
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