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Sankatha Guest House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Wroclaw, Poland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean rooms and friendly atmosphere as well as the best access to the most important ghats make this place special. The hotel staff and the owner very helpful. The food in the roof top restaurant, managed by Mr Ravi, delicious and most important healthy. The best mango lassi in town :-) Very good place to relax after exploring the Old...

Thank Marcelina123456789
Valencia, Spain
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The room was clean and nice, and the best part was the restaurant in the rooftop. The chef is one of the nicest guys we met, he took us to a home where a guy made handmade Masala spices, tea, curry, and ayuverdic oils.

1Thank Mehraein V
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The situation of the guesthouse is perfect, in the center and very close to the main ghat. People are nice and friendly. The rooftop is a great place to stay and see the views of the city, and there Ravi cooks a spectacular food. He can cook anything, try to challenge him! We felt like at home.

Thank airinnogue
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

After a busy day of wandering the streets of Varanasi we decided on having some refreshing drinks and food on the roof terrace. Almost no sound is present, and the vegetable curry was very good. The chef even took some time to make some simple food for a sick friend for us to take away. Thanks!

Thank Sjoerd B
Province of Cadiz, Spain
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Sankatha Guest House is a very familiar hotel in a great location. I choose Sankhata every time I go Varanasi and I always spend a really good time. Good prices, very good food, always with fresh ingredients and super tasty.The stuff is so helpful and very nice people! I totally recommend it :)

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Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We went several times to this reataurant and enjoyed the rooftop, the tasty food, it's location close to the burning ghatts and the friendly service. The springrolls are so tasty! Prices are very low (we paid always around 400 to 600 for a meal, tea and water for 2 people).

Thank levin757
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Sankatha is an excellent guesthouse 150 meters from Manikarnika Ghat, the biggest burning ghat. Rooms are basic, but clean and manager Manu and his two sons are very friendly and helpful with everything The rooftop restaurant is fantastic with great indian food . The chef/boss makes his outmost to make the best food, everything fresh. I asked him to make...

Thank terjebringedal
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 23 August 2016

After two less than wonderful experiences in Varanasi, we stumbled upon Sankatha Guest House, and what a pleasant surprise that was. Upon entry, we were greeted by friendly staff and received exceptional service. The menu was expansive and in between each delicious dish (we tried many) we were repeatedly reminded of the 'fresh and clean' ingredients the chef was using....

Thank jazzdavisboothby
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Nice place at a low price. We quite a big room with a shower. There is a restaraunt upstairs with a view on the river and the buildings. The food was delicious and we had the room service, which we really appreciated! The Internet signal in the room was not very good, and there were a few shutdowns, but they...

Thank Оксана Н
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Very good staff with delicious and fresh food, near to the burning ghat and golden temple, the owner is very cooperative and tells you lot about Varanasi also, the rooms are comfortable and economical, free Wi-Fi available, having Ganges view from roof top restaurant

Thank Neeraj G

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We welcome you to a quiet, comfortable, homely atmosphere, and hope you enjoy your stay with us. This budget accommodation in Varanasi offers fine facilities. 21 rooms all with attached bath, some with air condition. We are at the main heart of the city, absolute bank of the River Ganges, so any place and every spot is easily reachable. 'MANIKARNIKA GHAT' is famous for Burning Ghat, where Hindus burn body after death. At last but not least our services are exclusively traditional. We believe our guest as God in disguise. Situated in the heart of the ancient Varanasi close to the Golden Temple and Burning Ghat. Walking distance from Main Ghat and Main Market. 30 minutes from railway station/bus stop, airline offices, 1 hour from Varanasi Airport. If you desire to spend less for a comfortable stay, still live in privacy, style, luxury and elegance, with very simple but very comfortable and immaculately clean rooms, with/without attached baths/showers, running hot and cold water, western style toilets then this is it!! We have a little sitting arrangement for our guests where they come sit, share their stories, plan for the next day, drink and dine and have a whole lot of fun together. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sankatha Guest House

Address: CK 10/60-A Manikarnika Ghat Chowk, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi District > Varanasi
Price Range: $13 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Sankatha Guest House 1*
Number of rooms: 20
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“There are two Internet channels - one is on the ground floor, the other is on the restaraunt floor.”
O4202ER_, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Having a window is absolutely worth it.”
seeejeee, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor quieter”
pamgogh, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The surroundiings surely are noisy due to the unique location on the Manikarnika Ghat.”
salka2015, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Try to avoid 1st/ground level rooms as they are windowsless (but stay cooler in the summer). Don't hesitate to ask to see the other equivalent rooms.”
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BrusselsCha, 9 Dec 2012 | Read review
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