Gateway Hotel Ganges
3,000 year old Varanasi is one of India’s most sacred cities and Gateway Hotel Ganges is a recently refurbished and affordable urban retreat. While it’s close enough to the centre to see sunrise at the ghats, take a boat trip on the Ganges or visit Hindu temples, it’s set in beautifully tranquil gardens (shared with Taj Nadesar Palace) on the banks of the Varuna River. It’s a fine hotel for relaxation, with a mosaic-tiled outdoor pool and large sun lounge area set in manicured lawns, a tennis court, a traditional Indian spa and plenty of space for leisurely strolls around the mango and rose gardens.
The Ganges Gateway Hotel is modern in design, service is impeccable, staff are warm and friendly and rooms are light and airy. Dining here is also a delight after a long day of sightseeing. Expect Indian specialities, colourful regional dishes and casual international cuisine at Chowk, which extends out onto a grand terrace.