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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Hotel Alka has a unique location.The Ganges flowing at a handshaking distance,close bathing ghates,little distance from vishwanath temple ,surrounding markets etc lures me to visit the hotel again.Rooms are comfortable,staff amiable,food at restaurant reasonabl,travel arrangement good.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2015

The room was large and very clean with very good AC. Hot water. Staff can helpfully arrange taxis, boat trips and offer good advice to save you being 'had' by the touts. They did our washing for a very reasonable price. If you need to check out before you're ready to leave or, indeed, if you arrive early morning there...

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2015

My wife and I arrived hot, sweaty and tired follwing a journey overnight on the Amritsar Mail train from Kolkata and a manic taxi ride from the station to .... We arrived quite early in the morning around 9-9.15am and obviously our room wasn't ready that early so we sat and co men out on the street. in truth, however,...

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2Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 11 September 2015

The hotel is well located and has a good restaurant, but the best thing for our experience in Varanasi was meeting Munna (+9919661302)! He is the guide of the hotel and is always available to help and give good advice about the city and things to do! We had the walking tour in the old city with him and it...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Nicely situated on the gange river shore. The hotel staff was helpful in organizing visits and transportation. Possibility to have eggs for breakfast would be a plus since it is very vegetarian all around.

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Santa Clara, California
Reviewed 1 September 2015

It's right on the Ganga, which is a fantastic view to wake up to every morning. Also, a stones throw from the market and a bunch of temples. The location is excellent. The hotel itself is pretty chill, the restaurant is alright but if you're lazy and don't want to go to one of the many great restaurants nearby you...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Hotel Alka is in a great location on the river. The rooms were modern, clean and spacious. The balcony area is a nice spot to relax and unwind when the day was over with beautiful views and yummy food. The staff were fantastic and very helpful. Great place to stay and would stay again.

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Mechelen, Belgium
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the basement rooms for 550 per night in a very clean double room with own bathroom. The room is a little bit old, but it's cozy and well maintened. Only a window to the corridor, but the corridor has big windows so a lot of fresh air and no bad smell. The location was perfect for us:...

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Best hotel for the people who are visiting first time to Varanasi. Hotel staff are very friendly and they help your requirement in Varanasi without getting cheated by other people. Rooms are clean and Open air restaurant is good but we have to wait for 30 mins for our order food item

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Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Hi Suggestion seekers My mom and I went to visit Varanasi and chosen Alka as our place to stay.The maintenance is damn good and staff just lovely and created a homely environment. We have stayed in Alka for 3 days, it was just awesome.The way the staff treat and care us like heaven and you will never feel like you...

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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: RM49 - RM459 (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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