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skyman35
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Location is awesome, the staff was fantastic. Suresh took care of everything and the two waiters at the restaurant were fantastic, remembering my ordering preferences from the prior day. The basic rooms are just that, while the premium rooms are quite nice and should satisfy those not accustomed to less than European or chain hotel standards. Staff responded promptly to...

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My elder brother, me, my wife stayed for 5 nights and the experience we had is simply unique and felt that the true meaning of hospitality can be realized here. The management group especially the managers Mr. O. P Pandey, Rajesh Tiwary and Munnaji in particular helped us like own relations. The service sector headed by Birbal, Rajkumar, Suresh and...

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Mauritius
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waow a once in lifetime experience. Well wait it all depends what are you looking for. I was there on a spiritual retreat . Cultural shock - uhm yes on the first day but then when you surrender yourself to the happenings the thing is done for you. Mesmerised by the flowing water of river Ganga and the magic does...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely and memorable stay.Highly reccomended for visitors to varanasi. Our stay at varanasi would not have been this pleasant without the stay at Alka. Special mention to Munna for his commendable hospitality and sincerity .Special thanks to the hotel driver who has really taken care of us in our journey to and from the airport (sorry not remembering his...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from Hotel Alka was incredible at any time of day. One section of the balcony extended far enough over the streets that you are able to see all the Ghats bordering the Ganges. Our room was clean and very comfortable. The food served in the restaurant was clean, tasty and authentic. The staff worked very hard and did...

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Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know how they do it, but somehow in the chaos of the ghats and the old city, this is a pearl. The river view rooms are beautifully presented with spectacular views of the ghats and river life from your private balcony - the perfect retreat when the hassle gets too much or the touts get too aggressive. Rooms...

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2Thank globalroam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Want to relax ur body & soul. Varanasi is a great choice for that. But to explore Varanasi perfectly everyone must stay at Hotel ALKA at Meer Ghat. THe hotel is just place on the Meer Ghat. SO it is very easy to locate. Just 5 min walking distance form the main ghat [Dasaswamesdh & Rajendra Prasad] . But this...

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2Thank Kousik B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This are my 2nd stay at Alka Hotel. 1st stayed on end of July 2016 and 2nd stayed on end of Jan 2017. Alka hotel's location is very strategic as most of the interesting places and major ghats can reach by walking distance. Peaceful environment, friendly staff and delicious foods gives me homely feelings. Special thanks to Munna ji, without...

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Minneapolis, MN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for four nights at the Hotel Alka (after fleeing the original guesthouse we booked because it was too dingy and dirty) and we loved it. The hotel is directly overlooking the Ganges, centrally located near the Dashwamedh ghat, with great views from two different patios. Our room was spotless; everything worked; the front desk arranged boats and auto-rickshaws...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly the location is excellent. Right infront of you is the main ghat. Their restaurant is good as well. The room isnt inclusive of breakfast though. I stayed in their premium room and was good 3 of us were able to sleep on that one bed. The balcony view was amazing you can see the sun set and sun rise...

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Hotel Alka, a synonym for customer-oriented services from years, believes in providing an adorable environment to its guests, where not only they find peace in dwelling but also experience a the highest degree of dedication from the staff. And what more can one ask for? Hotel Alka is located right in the core of Varanasi, a place where even holiness is re-defined. Its evidently a must visit place for all in life. Varanasi (the ancient Kashi or the medieval Banaras) is one of the oldest cities of the world and is considered to be favourite, of even the almighty. Varanasi's prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrivalled. Mark Twain, the celebrated English author , who was enthralled by the legend and sanctity of Banaras, once wrote : "Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Alka

Address: Meer Ghat D 3/23 | Dashashwamedh, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: $14 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alka 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Alka Hotel Varanasi
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#1 Family Hotel in Varanasi
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#2 Spa Hotel in Varanasi
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“The best rooms are River Ganges facing which are rather expensive but worth spending”
 of 5 bubbles Arabinda_Ghosh, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe Rooms are offered with view on the river and rooms are also available with common bathroom at budget price”
 of 5 bubbles 485vickm, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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“River view room on the top floor, and get it in writing. Another guest was promised it but didn't get it”
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