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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We visited Varanasi during 19-23rd March'17.Although there are numerous hotels in the city,we selected Hotel Alka,with the purpose to stay near the bank of the Ganges.The hotel is situated quite a distance from the main road,where you have to get down with all your baggages,as the car will not move beyond this area.The walk from here to the hotel will...

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Durgapur, India
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful vacation that gave a feeling of a home away from home with the excellent hospitality, resourcefulness and beautiful location of the Alka Hotel with the Apex restaurent. Located on the Meer Ghat, the hotel garden opens onto the ghat itself, adjascent to the Dasahwamedh Ghat (where you get to see the Ganga-aarti in the evening), this hotel caters...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great service, great location. Only issue is that this place is full of foreigners and they allow alcohol all the time in the lounge. The lounge unfortunately also simultaneously has the greatest river-view in Varanasi. Those staunch devotees may rethink.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Hotel Alka situated at the Meer Ghat is perfectly located for the Varanasi tourist. Getting there is a challenge as it is accessed through a series of small winding lanes (no taxi can get close) but once you arrive, it is worth it! There is a great view of the river, boats can be caught from the ghat in...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is located at the ghats with a striking view of the boats on the river. Rooms range from 1-5k. Comfortable and classy. The restaurant provides decent vegetarian food both Indian and continental. Tip: ask for Munna, one of the staff members. He's the nicest person, will help with ANYTHING you might need to do or go to in...

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room 111 has a beautiful balcony view of the Ganges, and a lovely place to view the sunrises and sunsets. Siva was an amazing henna artist and delightful company. Her finished henna on my hand was a delightful reminder of our trip. Tiwari Rajesh, the Manager, arranged for a boat ride and delicious dinner at his hotel. He was so...

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Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was ok but very expensive for what you get. Satellite TV shopping Chanels. No safe ? Low grade bathroom. A/c no control off hot on cold. Very dirty balcony. Restaurant staff just kept hassling you to pay. Massage dry and unauthentic. Had a boat ride arranged by muni but this was ruined by the boat man who left...

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Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Varanasi in February 2017 - The Alka Hotel is situated perfectly right on the Ghats. The Staff are excellent, very helpful. You do need someone to meet you from your taxi as it would be impossible to find it in the wonderful lanes around the city. The food, although basic, is suitable for any traveler from around the world....

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Solan, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the place in March from 7th to 10th. Initially difficult to locate . If you contact the hotel staff in advance, they help you locating the hotel. Once check in the hotel rest of the Varanasi becomes easy to access. Ghats which are one of the most visited areas of the place is just below the hotel. Baba Vishwanath...

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India
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a sudden thought to spend the Holi (color festival of India) I planned Varanasi & whenever its Varanasi its always with Hotel Alka Niwas. Whenever you reach the Hotel a warm welcome by the staffs and the serine view of Ganges will peace your mind. Spending most of the time at the open roof restaurant viewing the life over...

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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: $15 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alka 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Alka Hotel Varanasi
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#1 Spa Hotel in Varanasi
#1 Family Hotel in Varanasi
#3 Best Value Hotel in Varanasi
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“Best river-view, alcohol-friendly, smoke-friendly”
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“Book Room 111 as it has a private balcony and beautiful view of the Ganges.”
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“Over the Ganges”
 of 5 bubbles shanti48, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Open your bedroom door and walk a few feet and you are meet with the most amazing view”
 of 5 bubbles Indianannie, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“book the hotel in advance”
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