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Scindhia Ghat ( Next to Manikarnika Ghat ), Varanasi , 221001 | Show on Map
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Scindhia Guest House is an accommodation in Varanasi that offers Wi-Fi Internet access to guests. The Ram Mandir (temple) is at 1 km from the guest house, whereas the Varanasi Railway Junction is at 4 km. The 2-floor guest house has 26 AC and non-AC rooms that have attached baths with hot/cold running water.
This Varanasi guest house has a rooftop multi-cuisine restaurant and offers conference facilities. The guest house also provides 24-hour power backup, laundry, and doctor-on-call services. Scindhia Guest House also conducts yoga sessions and facilitates sightseeing and boat trips.
The Varanasi Bus Station is at 4 km and the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport at 25 km from the guest house. Guests can explore the Beniya Bagh Park (1 km), Dashaswamedh Ghat (1 km), and Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (1 km).
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by Tarynwalker on July 21, 2018
the views from the room are great, you are overlooking the burning bodies, so watching that part of the culture was very interesting. The monkeys visiting you was all a part of it too. Shared book to read for my travels was nice as well. this is a basic place, but the location and views is what sets it apart. It is worth the climb.
by Natasja F on March 28, 2018
The property is not reachable by car. It is close to the burning Ghat. The manager appears to be very helpful but when you ask for something - like can we get a packed breakfast because we leave early- he was not keen to assist. BUT We did get a packed toasted sandwich with hardboiled eggs on the day of departure .Breakfast each morning- .No fruit and weak coffee with egg and toast- it is complimentary... so I guess I should not mention it... but rather pack your oats so easy. The boat trips the hotel arrange was Rs 150 per person- which was good price- you pay cash. You have to give your key in at reception and ASK them to clean your room daily- they do not do it if you do not ASK. So No kettle in the room and no coffee or tea. It might be because the hotel was quote empty that the service levels were down. But I will not stay here again.
by pilgrim_gsa on March 16, 2018
It was a nice experience staying at this place that has homely atmosphere and warm staff . Like a view from atop mountain it smoothens all the troubles a guest has to undergo climbing 55 steps from the ghat to it's reception and then another 50 plus steps to the room depending which floor one is staying . Food is simple view from it's restaurant excellent . Downside , high tariff and not even a complimentary water bottle for the guests . Oasis amongst chaos . Wifi good .
by Balisc on January 22, 2018
The balcony view of Ganga is worth all the access impediments and troubles. The property is family managed who are vey helpful. It is definitely over priced for the facilities offered but the Ganges view from the balcony more than makes up for it. The ghats and the evening 'arati' venues are close by. For a first-time visitor, it is a lifetime experience.
by FriskyFrisco on January 4, 2018
Varanasi may be a little overwhelming for most Westerners, but Scindhia Guesthouse was a great retreat away from all the chaos. It's not a fancy hotel or anything remotely close, but the views of the Ganges are breathtaking and that makes it all worthwhile. From the moment we checked in the owner was helpful and compassionate. Our flight was delayed by about four hours, yet still he waited for us and wasn't upset with what we couldn't avoid. The room itself was a little barbaric, but I think that's what added to the charm of the place. The beds were basic and simple. The bathroom was more or less a room with a toilet and a water spout to shower. It kind-of looked like a custodial closet if you asked me. The hot water was not that great. Lukewarm at best. But hey, at least it was better than having only cold water. The balcony was small, but it did provide for a great viewing area of the action down below in Varanasi and of the Ganges River. What was a little odd is that the door into your room was not opened by a key. The room was actually locked from the outside with a padlock. Inside, however, there was a deadbolt. It was just strange to open your hotel room this way. I reserved a room with air conditioning and it worked great. If you are not accustomed to excessive heat where you live, I strongly suggest booking a room that has air conditioning because it can get mighty hot in India. The restaurant at the hotel wasn't anything spectacular, but it did provide a haven to dine without having to scramble through the narrow streets of Varanasi finding some place to eat. Of course Indian dishes were served, but thankfully some Western dishes were available in case you could not eat another bite of curry and cumin. As far as getting to the hotel, make sure you hire a porter. You will never be able to find the hotel if you don't seek their assistance. No cars are allowed into the city and the streets are extremely narrow. If it weren't for the porters I'm sure we would have been lost for hours. It takes about a half an hour to walk to the hotel from the furthest point cars are allowed to drive. So, be prepared to walk through the congestion and chaos of Varanasi before arriving at the front desk. Upon arrival I was ill. I had caught the dreaded Delhi Belly. The owner of the hotel was concerned and compassionate about what I was going through. He offered suggestions on where I could go to get some prescription medicine without a prescription and even gave me some electrolyte packs to mix with some water and drink as dehydration is a major concern when catching Delhi Belly. I am very grateful to the owner for all his help, suggestions, and guidance. The only disappointment I had was when I found out during the checkout process that I was charged for the electrolyte packs. Even though I would have purchased them when offered, I feel I should have been told about the charge prior to the owner giving them to me. It was more heartfelt when I thought the owner was looking out for my best interest instead of what obviously was a way to make money off yet another tourist. Unfortunately, you will feel that way all throughout India. Everybody wants your money and nothing is done or given from the kindness of their hearts. It's all about making money there. Other than that, I enjoyed my stay at Scindhia Guesthouse and would recommend it to anyone interested in spending a night or two there. Yes, it's barbaric and a bit of a hike to get to and you'll need someone to direct you to the hotel, but for Varanasi standards it's up to par and a great place to stay.
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