Alka Hotel

Makan No D3/23 Near Golden Temple Meer Ghat , Varanasi

2 Star
43 of 743 Rank
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4.1 /5
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4 /5
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3.9 /5
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"cheap and best"

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Kolkata
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Alka, thy name is hospitality

6.6/7

We wanted to cherish River Ganga, in harmony with Baba Viswanath. The heritage of Sarnath & Chunar fort was also in our target list. Alka hotel supported wholehearted to achieve all these. Though the hotel is an walk-able distance from main motor-able road, but whenever we entered the hotel my Ganga blessed us with her sweet wings ( Alka hotel is on the Ghat itself, the Mir Ghat). The sun-rise scenerio from the balconi of hotel itself is a splendid experience. You can also go as you wish with foods, may be with published food menu or your own direction on which food will be prepared. Heritage Tours were well planned by Alka Hotel, with special advice from our dear Munnaji. Even Deb-Darshan was made fantastic & beyond our dream. In all, it is a tour which can not be perceived by information but to experience only. Waiting to see you again, Alka.

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Food was poor Average service by staff

4.3/7

On a holiday trip I visited the Varanasi in the month of June 2017 along with my family. I booked the ultra deluxe room through online. The location was good but not easy to access because only by walk only we can reach it. The shops and city were near by to it. We traveled to the destination by bike and thereby take the car to reach the location. The appearance of the hotel good. The front office was cooperative and warmly welcomed us. The room was well maintained and kept clean. The inside amenities and atmosphere were comfortable to stay. The room service was not up to the mark. They were the delay in serving the food. The food was poor and not up to the mark. They did not maintain cleanliness while preparing food. There was no lift facility in that hotel. It was annoying because the hotel has four floors even also they did not provide lift facility. Overall service was not acceptable and it was average.

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Satisfied

5.6/7

On my holiday trip I visited Varanasi with my family in May 2017. I reserved my stay through online in Booking. Com. The location of the hotel was very good as it was near to the city and very peaceful. We got dropping service from the hotel. The appearance was looking special not similar like other hotels. From the Ganges it looks so awesome. The person in the reception was a bit arrogant The service in the hotel was good. Th room was well maintain trained bedding blankets were clean. The food in the hotel was tasty we had food in the restaurant. I honestly suggest the hotel to stay. There were no other activities in the hotel. The service in the hotel was very good. I suggest the hotelier improve in communication in the reception and also served in the hotel and also provide regional languages according to the guest preference.

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Location situated in heart of the city

5.0/7

It was a holiday trip along with my friends to Varanasi. We went in the month of May 2017. I booked the room through online. The destination was great. The location good and easy to reach. They provide cab facility but they took charge for that. It was in the center part of the city. The appearance of the hotel favorable. The front office good and they did check-in and check-out on time. The room was good and well maintained. The food was spicy and delicious. They maintain hygiene in the food system. The Overall service was good.

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Lack of manpower

3.8/7

On a personal trip I visited Varanasi in the month of June 2017. I booked my stay at this hotel in online. The hotel location was good with the clean atmosphere. It was located nearby to the Ganga River. Yes. It was convenient to reach the hotel. The appearance was just average as it had simple looks. The front desk was not responding to us. It was noon to noon process and the booking was done on time. They were not taking care of us properly. Rooms were good as it had all the basic amenities. It was clean and neat. The bathrooms were well maintained. The room service was poor as room boys were not available. Foods were poor in taste and quality. The service was very bad as there was no manpower. It was very costly when compared to other food hotels. There was restaurant service but no room service because of lack of manpower. There was no fun or any other amenities in that hotel. The overall service was not at all satisfactory.

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There was no sufficient Manpower

4.6/7

On my Holiday trip I visited Varanasi. I went there along with my family in the month of May 2017. I booked it online through Yatra. Com. The location of the hotel was unable to access easily to the parking area we have to walk about 200 meters. The location was close to railway station and the bus stop. The location and the views were fine. The appearance of the hotel was impressive and the surroundings of the hotel were in the crowded area. The lawn was nice and reception area was up to the mark. The Front Office staff were cordial. The check in and the check out was on time. The staff were only fluent in Hindi and this was the drawback of this hotel. We have booked the 3 rooms. They had only one AC Deluxe room and rest all rooms were deluxe room. Our room AC was not working and in other room TV was not working. The AC room was kept clean and the deluxe room was very dirty. The room service as well as the restaurant service were not up to the mark. They were a delay in serving the room but the food was good. I have ordered the tea coffee cutlets Roti curry and egg curry was served late. The taste of the food was delicious. The vegetarian foods were very tasty. They should not have sufficient manpower. There was an Annapurna Restaurant near to this hotel there we could get the South Indian Foods. They have arranged a boating activity it was nice. We did the city tour and it was good. They do not have the lift facility. The stairs were very skipped and not comfortable for the elderly people. I would like to suggest to the hotelier: The staff should be fluent in English and there should be a sufficient manpower.

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The front office staff was harsh

4.1/7

I had booked this hotel online through yaatra. It was in the month of may 2017. It was a holiday trip with my family. As for hotel location its near ghat easy approachable and it was in the city. The hotel looks were normal but view was good. The front office staff was. The overall service. As for food is tasty nut they had there restaurant is outside it difficult to have there as it was very hot they should provide room service as it is not available. One thing is very terrible as for there taxi service I would not ask anyone to take this service as the driver drives very fast at the speed of 100 to 120km/ph. I asked him to drop me to airport I thought I will not reach airport only. I would suggest to hire taxi from out. As that road is good but its a accident zone but luckily I reached the hotel. The reception is not good. The check in service is 11 noon they have flexibility as my flight was bit late they did not provide me. For flexibility I will not suggest others to take this hotel. They were very rigid in timing. As for in summer the kids are any aged person comes it difficult to reach hotel as they meed to walk a lot. As I told I need extra time I will have food and leave they were very harsh the directly told no. My suggestion the restaurant should provide room service at least in summer as it very difficult to have out but in winter its fine as for summer hot air comes which is difficult. Please take there taxi service.

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Very bad serviceability

4.4/7

I traveled to Varanasi in the month of April 2017 with my family on a holiday trip. I booked a room in this hotel in online through Yatra. Com website. The hotel location was good with the surrounding presented over there. We traveled by train and then arranged a cab facility to reach the hotel. The appearance was attractive with the interior and exterior looks. The front desk was good in the booking process. The check-in and check-out process was done properly. Rooms were very bad. There was no common bathroom. It was not well maintained. It was not clean and neat. The room service was not satisfactory. Foods were good in taste and the quality was okay. I ordered vegetable biriyani and it was very bad in taste and quality. Lift facility was not available. The overall service was just ordinary and good.

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Fine hotel

5.8/7

On my personal trip I visited Varanasi with my family in May 2017. I reserved my stay through online. The location of the hotel was average as we have to walk a bit long way to reach the hotel no sign boards were there. We reached the hotel from the airport. There were pick and drop facility. The overall appearance of the hotel was very good in look. The front desk of the hotel was good at service without delay. The overall service in the hotel was good at the response. The room was excellent as it was comfort and convenience AC was effective bedding blankets were perfect view point from the room was superb. The food in the hotel restaurant was very good in taste complimentary breakfast was not provided. There were no other activities in the hotel. The lift was not provided. Everything was good in the hotel.

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Good location and tasty food

6.4/7

It was a holiday trip with family. It was in the month of May 2017. I booked this hotel directly. The hotel location was easy findable and it was near to temple which I wanted to visit. The transport was arranged by the hotel. There was pick up and drop facility provided by hotel. They had there own restaurant as we had veg food only which was good and tasty. I had booked an AC room it was clean and all the things were available. The service was on time. The front office staff was polite and good in behavior. The reception area had good sitting area. The hotel look was pleasant as it had entry from 2 side which was useful. There is no lift facility. I would definitely refer this hotel to others. Nothing better then this place to stay.

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Overview

Alka Hotel is ranked #43 among the 743 hotels in Varanasi with an average rating of 5.4 out of 7. It is one of the 38, 2-star in Varanasi. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 74 photos, 378 text reviews and 2 video reviews. it is rated top for its Location, Destination and Appearance. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 900 to Rs 1,000 per night. The hotel offer 36 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (49%) and Single (22%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 42% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 30% have rated the ambience as religious.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Jan, Feb and Mar for the best experience.

Alka Hotel is located at Meer Ghat which is approximately 4 Kms from Varanasi City railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Padey Ghat (1 Km), Causatthi Ghat (1 Km), Chausath Yogini Temple (1 Km), Narada Ghat (1 Km) and Manasarovar Ghat (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet.

Other amenities include 24 Hours Front Desk, AC, Backup Generator, Breakfast Services and Doctor On Call. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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