Palace On Step - Varanasi

Rana Mahal Ghat, Banagali Tola ; Near Godowlia, Varanasi, India, 221001  show map
 2 stars
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Palace On Step - Varanasi

Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

Palace On Step is a 2-star venue set just 2.6 km from Hanuman Ghat. The hotel in Varanasi attracts guests with its ancient architecture.

It is set 4 km from the center of Varanasi renowned for Manikarnika Ghat, Harishchandra Ghat and Dasaswamedh Ghat.

The property enjoys secluded location within a 25-minute drive to Varanasi airport.

Rooms

Guests of Palace On Step can make use of cable television, free wireless internet, a personal safe, individual climate control and a refrigerator. The rooms look on to the temple. They provide bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant serving Indian dishes on site. The property is located near a railway station, just about 150 meters from Dosa Cafe and Bona Cafe serving a wide selection of dishes.

Services

Palace On Step also offers cars for rent.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   40.

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Facilities

General

  • Smoking allowed in designated areas
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Coffee shop

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • River view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Bottled water
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Rana Mahal Ghat, Banagali Tola ; Near Godowlia, Varanasi, India, 221001

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City Center
  • Varanasi
    2.4 mi
Airports
  • Varanasi (VNS)
    13.9 mi
Train Stations
  • Varanasi Junction Railway Station
    2.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Dosa Cafe (cuisine: Indian)
    500 ft
  • Bona Cafe (cuisine: Indian, Korean)
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    40

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Double Room
River view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Tiled/marble floor
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  • Media:Flat-screen TV
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Heritage Room
River view
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    3 persons

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  • Tiled/marble floor
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  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Sri Sankata Mochan Hanuman Temple1.7 mi

Popular areas

  • Assi Ghat1.2 mi
  • City Center2.4 mi

Places of interest

  • Ganges4.5 mi

Train stations

  • Varanasi Junction Railway Station2.1 mi

Shopping areas

  • Godowlia2.4 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Dasaswamedh Ghat400 ft
  • Jantar Mantar Mandir400 ft
  • Manikarnika Ghat2000 ft
  • Kedar Ghat2700 ft
  • Harishchandra Ghat3000 ft
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple3000 ft
  • Alamgir Mosque2.4 mi
  • Bharat Mata Temple2.4 mi
  • Ramnagar Fort2.7 mi

Museums

  • Bharat Kala Bhavan2.9 mi

Public parking

  • Banaras Hindu University2.9 mi

Local attractions

  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple1.9 mi
    Kashi, Varanasi
  • Bharat Kala Bhavan2.4 mi
    Varanasi Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Monkey Temple 3.0 mi
  • Golden Temple 2.0 mi
  • New Vishwanath Temple2.9 mi
    Banaras Hindu University Campus, Varanasi

Near the hotel

  • Ganges River 700 ft

    Restaurants nearby

    • Dosa Cafe500 ft

      Address: D.15/49, Maan Mandir, on the way to Rashmi Guest House

      83% likes this, based on 93 reviews
      Cuisine: Indian

    • Sheenu Restaurant1200 ft

      Address: D 3/24 Meer Ghat, Ganpati Guest House
      Phone: 0542-2390057

      74% likes this, based on 56 reviews
      Cuisine: Continental
      Price Range: USD 1 - USD 10

    • Vishnu Tea Emporium2900 ft

      Address: Manmandir, Varanasi

      91% likes this, based on 42 reviews
      Cuisine: Indian

    • Bona Cafe700 ft

      Address: D.21/24, Ranamahal Gha
      Phone: 0542-2450031

      73% likes this, based on 16 reviews
      Cuisine: Indian, Korean

    • Lotus Lounge2000 ft

      Address: Mansarovar Ghat

      71% likes this, based on 216 reviews
      Cuisine: Continental

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      40

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    Palace On Step Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Palace On Step

    Average guest rating

    6.0out of 10
    Good
    Based on 121 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Couple
      7.4

      Location just cannot be better. Almost all rooms face the Ganges and have a balcony. Restaurant on the roof top is good and safe. Breakfast is an omlet, two toasts and tea (Ok for India). There is a observation roof one level above the restaurant to the right. Monkeys are everywhere. The restaurant is in a cage, so that they could not annoy you or steal your food. The room was clean. No bugs. No smell. Bed sheets are clean. Would stay there again.

      No toilet paper. Bathroom is a showercabine size. When you are taking a shower everything in there gets wet. We did not take showers. Stayed two nights. The hotel is impossible to find without a guide. After a certain point you find yourself in the maze of narrow streets, and you are lost. We hired a taxi from the airport (prepaid - 580 rupees). The taxi driver handed us over to a rickshaw man who took us some other place. He did not speak English. When he saw that we were unhappy, he took us to some person who read our printout and told him where to go. He dropped us at some place and pointed out where to go (as he was not able to go there with his thing, streets are so narrow). Luckily, in the smelly maze of narrow streets, we met a guy who wanted to sell us drugs, and when we refused he agreed to take us to the hotel. We did not have a choice. Well, he did. We paid him 100 rupee. If you arrive by train or bus, the hotel staff will meet you at the station. The clue for finding it yourself: go to the central Ghats on the Ganges bank (in the center you can access Ghats by rickshaw or motorikshaw). Go down the stairs to the river. Facing the Ganges turn to the right and walk along the ghats for about 7-10 minutes. Look for a staircase ending with an arch in a yellow- grey building with columns and Rajiv Gandhi portrait on the wall apposite to you. Walk up the stairs and follow the path. The hotel is righ up there you will not miss it.

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      It was an excellent place to enjoy the old city of Varanasi on the river front.

      The information in the website provided by the hotel did not mention that it is not accessible by any vehicle, not even a cycle rickshaw. The last kilometer to the hotel can only be accessed by foot as the lanes are too narrow. I am physically challenged and so it took me by surprise. I found it extremely difficult to walk the distiance. I would not ahve booked it if I know of this. Please ensure that this fact is mentioned officially in the website.

    • Group of friends
      5.4

      The location is ideal: a little steps from the Ganges!! Nice view from the rooms and the rooftop restaurant.

      Getting to the hotel alone is impossible as the streets are tiny and form some kind of maze where you need to walk 20 minutes to arrive at your destination. The hotel itself is more than basic with no amenities: the bathroom does not have a sink, no hot water, the toilet seat was broken and the room full of died flies ... Apart from the great location, I would definitely not recommend this hotel ...

    • Couple
      6.6

      Nice service in hotel, a small restaurant inside, but be careful about the monkeys. It is very good view to see gange river just in your room.

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      Some rooms are in old Palace Towers with top view over the river ganges. Restaurant with good view are o.k. You need porter for luggage transport to the Hotel or you have to walk with luggage 1 km trouth small and dirty bazar gangway. Not easy to find the place. Steps to the ganges river near by.

    • Couple
      7.0

      Good location, good view and helpful staff.

      The staff ask for tipping for every service. It is not easy to reach the hotel.

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      Loved the view from room 507. Fantastic waking up to the sun rising over the banks of the ganges and associated activities. Liked the dining terrace (which was above the adjoining hotel), with lovely view and sun or shade and monkeys. Staff were friendly and helpful. The location meant that the hotel was reached by a maze of animal filled alleys to the rear, or along the river by the ghats and then up very steep steps. Interesting routes, but only for the physically able.

      Although the room was cleaned before we arrived, it wasn't touched thereafter, and the bathroom/shower made things a bit wet and we were given only one thin towel each for the whole of our stay, so couldn't dry splashes easily. The view was lovely, but the room was very basic, but clean enough. The restaurant had a meagre choice for breakfast and only one small hot drink was included, extra drinks were charged for, and they were expensive for a tatty backpackers place - they were taking advantage somewhat.

    • Single
      7.0

      Great location, good value for money, friendliness of staff, excellent view from my room

      A little hard to find, plaster was crumbling in room (just needs a little maintenance)

    • Single
      6.6

      The hotel has a spetacular view over the river Ganges, the room was good and the hotel restaurant serves varied and quality dishes, with reasonable prices.

      To establish wifi-connection you have to stay in a room near the hotel reception or the restaurant. The hotel staff seems didn't worry about the satisfaction of the host. The tv in my room didn't work and the hotel staff made ​​no effort to find a solution to the problem.

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      it has directly on the Gangges river's bank, beautiful view, Non-Indian food was good and all hotel staffs were friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this place.

      It is inside of a ghat (small alley) that I am sure you will never find on your own. The driver put us on the main street and just point into the alley, and saying "200 meters inside". True, but we have to ask more than 10 times before we actually find the place.

    • Single
      7.4

      The best of this hotel is its location, a 5 minutes walk to the main ghat. The room was good and I had a balcony with a great view on the Ganges

      The staff doesn't give the feeling they want the best for their guests. My only contact was during check-in and check-out, so it was ok with me.

    • Couple
      5.4

      I has a prime view of the Ganga River in a perfect location to do most famous Ghats. Good Free Wifi. A young kid from the hotel, Lalit, gave us a tour of the city and the river for a tip. He was very helpful!!

      Is highly overpriced for what you get (45 dollars a night!) The restaurant is very basic and not very clean. The location is good thinking of the river but it is very hard to find the hotel. The staff is not very friendly, they charge huge comissions for boat trips, plane tickets, etc. The rooms are incredibly small, the bathroom had maybe 10 sqft. If there is nothing else, you can stay there, but it would'nt be my first choice.

    • Older travelers
      5.8

      The Guide Vicky alias Ajay chakroborthy.......Room with Ganges view..........Continuous supply of hot water......Proximity to Daswashwamedha Ghat.......for Ganga Aarti

      Monkeys.....Sunrise Restuarant service.........

    • Single
      6.6

      I want to say that even if I had wanted to do check out the day before they told me the next day.So when I did check out the person who was in charge told me that I had to pay tax while Ithought wsa included in the amount that Booking .com said 3200 Indean Rupees I paid 3500 because according to the manager tax was not included. On the other hand Ihad paid taxi in advance and taxi driver told that I had to pay tickect valet for parking at the airport so I did in fact he asked for me tips. It is not money the main aspect is about attitude

    • Couple
      10.0

      We had 6 days there, the hotel is just side of Ganges river, form ours window can see every beautiful moment of ganges, the bed is quite clean and comfortable, the room is a quite pass style but i don't think a hight design hotel will be fit with ganges, so that's quite good for the ambiance there . All the peoples working in this hotel was realy friendly and warm, they very take care every guest and give the good service and smiling. The rooftop restaurant is a place we like quite much, the three main guys working there: R.P.Shingh (manager) is a very nice guy, he is humorous and lovely,Dhananjay Tiwari ( waiter) has a humorous cold very funny even he looks like a pretty quiet person, Tuklal ( chef) can do the most testy pasta ! even he don't have talking too much you can understand that's a good man form his cooking. there are also many cute monkys come looking for someone may give little piece of salad form protecting wire net. the top of roof have a best view of the Ganges . Lalit was a boy who also working in this hotel, he was guide us for take a tour of the Varanasi interesting site, it's a very active and bright boy even he is only 15 years old but he know his city culture very well, it's a young boy has a good future and friendly. The manager of this hotel is also a lovely man, they make us like a family and we are very missing them.

      If can accepts wifi in the room will be prefect.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Palace On Step - Varanasi Varanasi location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Rana Mahal Ghat, Banagali Tola ; Near Godowlia, Varanasi, India, 221001

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Varanasi
      2.4 mi
    Airports
    • Varanasi (VNS)
      13.9 mi
    Train Stations
    • Varanasi Junction Railway Station
      2.1 mi
    Restaurants
    • Dosa Cafe (cuisine: Indian)
      500 ft
    • Bona Cafe (cuisine: Indian, Korean)
      700 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      40

    Hotel Awards

    IndianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedVaranasiPalace On Step

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Hotels Recommended by Guests in India

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