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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Background: 2 nights spent in Varanasi and this hotel got good reviews. Tough to find but we managed alone by asking locals. Should say we didn't try the food in the restaurant due to reviews here - we went to the Ganpati next door for breakfast and the town for other food. Budget: backpacker (ish) Pros: 2 minutes walk from...

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Mumbai
Reviewed 5 June 2015

It's a small walk to the meet ghat near to river Gange. Great vegetarian cuisine, fabulous view of Central arti performances from the giant balcony from the spacious bedroom! We adored the staff,room,food,convenient location,and the fab view!

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3Thank Suraj N
Varanasi, India
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We cannot recommend this hotel enough! I became ill just after arriving in Varanasi. When the staff became aware they couldn't have been more helpful. On our request we were upgraded to an AC room immediately and a doctor was at room within an hour. They organised and accompanied us on further visits to the doctor. They organised taxis and...

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3Thank ColetteNoel
Mysuru (Mysore), India
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Great location.good staff.room was excellent and river view is awesomee.overall very much recommended.mr tiwari is always ready to help and restaurant was fine.we had already booked a room via ol and were given the same premium room .

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2Thank darasing007
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 1 June 2015

The staff get you here even though it's a small walk to the ghat. Great vegetarian cuisine, fabulous view of Central arti performances from the giant balcony from the spacious bedroom! We adored the staff,room,food,convenient location,and the fab view!

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3Thank Deborah C
RAJESH_ALKAHOTEL, Manager at Hotel Alka, responded to this review

we are pleased by your remarks. We feel good and are high- spirited much more dedicated to our service

Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

I found this place to be an oasis amongst the chaos. I stayed in two different rooms, both were very nice. They are willing to bargain if you stay a while. I had my laundry done. Fair price and quality service. The courtyard, besides having a nice view, is a nice place to swap stories with other travelers... And the...

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Thank you guest for your reviews.

Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

The hotel is situated on the banks of the Ganga at Meet Ghat just a stone throw away from Dashaswamedh Ghat. It provides a picturesque view of the Ganga. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The Hotel Staff is friendly, efficient and quite prompt in their service. Overall a wonderful experience. Would recommend it to fellow travellers.

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Shanghai Region, China
Reviewed 25 May 2015

I will never forget the hotel Alka,because it has a clean environment and good view to see the whole Ganga river.It's a very silent hotel.Inside the hotel there is a restaurant.Many kinds of food for choose.For example,chowmian,fried rice sandwichs etc.Everyone kindly to us.I think the Alka hotel is the best hotel in Varanasi no one of.

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Gaya
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Hotel Alka cannot be forgotten because of its beauty and view it has got. Clean environment and purity in air along the ghats; far away from hustle of vehicles, what makes it calm are the enchanting sanskrit aarti mantras and the temple bells. At 5:00 am reddish sun sparkles its colour of life and it sooner glorifies the entire city....

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Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

I have to visit Varanasi last week. As I was travelling alone I was little comprehensive. But It was wonderful stay. staffs were courteous and cooperative. The view was great. One can just sit at the green lawn and relax. Food is fine. A complete value for money.

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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: RM53 - RM430 (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 Family Hotel in Varanasi
#2 Best Value Hotel in Varanasi
#2 Spa Hotel in Varanasi
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