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Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Good view and options available for single travelers as they have new, neat single rooms overlooking the Ganga. Staff friendly and helpful. They have excellent thali in their restaurant and can provide beer if you ask for it. I would stay here again.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2015

The waiting staff were friendly and helpful and the location overlooking the Ganges was great (but difficult to get to as the streets are so narrow). However, the rooms were small and there was no TV reception.

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2Thank laura1905
Lucknow, India
Reviewed 20 July 2015

If you are going to Benares then its surely for the Ganga and there's hardly another place in Benares which can match the view that this place offers. I have been to this place quite many times, both with family and while on official tours, everytime it captivates the soul with its 'out-of-world' view of the Ganga and the Dashashwamedh...

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3Thank WanderAyan
Greater Noida, India
Reviewed 17 July 2015

My friend and i booked four nights in Hotel Alka after finding it through TripAdvisor, and I can say we were both so happy that we did. The location works in every possible way for the hotel. It stands about 5 minutes walking distance to the spot on the Dashashwmedh Ghat where the Ganga aarti takes place. Similarly its barely...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 16 July 2015

The hotel is located on one of the ghats in Varanasi. It is near to the Dashwamedh ghat which is the most famous ghat in Varanasi where the Ganga aarti takes place. As we were early, we had to wait for our room to be available. We had our breakfast till then. There are common bathrooms as well for the...

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Lyon, France
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

We spent one night here. Although the double bed is small, the room is clean, shared bathrooms ok (some bugs ... but we are in Asia, it's normal!) There is a nice restaurant we a kind staff ! And the view on the Ganga river is very lovely and enjoyable! I recommend !!

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RAJESH_ALKAHOTEL, Manager at Hotel Alka, responded to this review

Thank you Guest for your review. We are glad to have a positive review. We will surely work to upgrade our services. Regards Rajesh Hotel Alka

New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Superb Hotel, with excellent location and cooperative staff, special thanks to Mr. Munna for arranging the local travel and also to Mr. Rajesh (Hotel Manager). I booked it directly from New York and over all stay was comfortable.Will Definitely recommend to my family and friends. Clean Rooms with hot and cold water all times.

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ahmedabad
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Booked this hotel after a brief search online. The co-ordination and booking over the phone and email was satisfactory. They arranged for a pickup from railway station, and it is highly recommended to ask for a pickup because otherwise you are sure to get fleeced by the auto walas. The location is bang on, if you are looking to stay...

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RAJESH_ALKAHOTEL, Manager at Hotel Alka, responded to this review

Thankyou Guest for your review. We are glad to have a positive review. We will surely work to upgrade our services. Regards Rajesh Hotel Alka

varanasi
Reviewed 10 July 2015

This hotel is an ideal hotel for every heritage loving traveler. It is best located, right in front of the Ganges and very close to Golden Temple. Great hospitality and service, especially Mr. Rajesh , very peace loving and soft spoken person. I admire his service as he helped me while I suffered from fever.

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RAJESH_ALKAHOTEL, Manager at Hotel Alka, responded to this review

Dear Muninder, Thanks for your kind words. I welcome you once again for your upcoming visit in September. May God Bless You. Manager Rajesh Tiwari Hotel Alka

Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 7 July 2015

i stayed in hotel alka for two days recently, the hotel services all are very good, staff's all very kind enough restaurant services and food all are good. the service provided by mukesh was excellent

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RAJESH_ALKAHOTEL, Manager at Hotel Alka, responded to this review

Thank you guest for your reviews. We feel immense pleasure to hear complements for our hospitality. May God Bless You. Manager Rajesh Tiwari Hotel Alka

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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 

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Address: Meer Ghat D 3/23 | Dashashwamedh, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: $15 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alka 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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