The Gateway Hotel Ganges
What We Love
- Peaceful getaway within easy reach of Varanasi's city center
- Set on 40 acres of tropical gardens, with a heated outdoor pool
- A choice of two restaurants for pan-Asian and traditional Indian cuisine
What To Know
- Located around three miles from the city center (the Chowk)
- Free standard WiFi for up to two devices
- Tea- and coffeemaking facilities, a daily newspaper and free water come standard in all rooms
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set back from the hustle and bustle of downtown, the Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi is an elegant urban retreat surrounded by tropical gardens and landscaped lawns. Just three miles from the city center, the property has a honey and cream exterior that tastefully echoes Varanasi’s rich architectural history. The 130 guestrooms and suites have a similarly classical vibe, with large, arched windows and polished teak floors. They’re decorated with local furniture, bedspreads and artworks; splashes of scarlet and burnt orange add warmth. The marble-clad bathrooms are roomy, with bathtubs and glass walk-in shower cubicles. For extra space, book a Deluxe Suite, which comes with added extras like a separate living room and free wine and canapés on arrival. Dine on innovative local fare at Varuna, a wood-paneled dining room with recessed lighting and a glittering chandelier, or have some top-notch continental cuisine at Gad, a more casual place, with floor-to-ceiling views of the lush, manicured gardens. Curl up with a good book by the large, mosaic-tiled pool, or unwind with a vodka martini at the swish colonial-style Prinsep Bar.
In the Area
Spiritually uplifting and effortlessly photogenic, Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Regarded as a holy place by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains, it’s believed to be around 3,000 years old. Your concierge will happily arrange a dawn boat trip on the Ganges, where you can witness the funeral processions and rituals that take place every day on the riverbank. Next, visit one of India’s most famous Hindu sites, the Vishwanath Temple. This gold-plated shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva; he is said to have appeared here as a shining column of light. Don’t miss a visit to Open Hand; this café and retail outlet sells excellent handicrafts — and the best espresso in Varanasi.
How to Get There
If you are in Varanasi you must check out this hotel .We are currently in Taj Ganges and everyone here is making sure our stay should be comfortable and memorable . Staffs are very polite and helpful .The food at restaurant Chowk is awesome.
I stayed here along with a few friends on a business trip . It also happened to be the day Modi ji was in Varanasi also with many of the ministers some of whom were staying at Taj . Despite many high profile visitors, the service for us was exceptional .
The food at the Indian restaurant at the Hotel was very good . We had dinner at the Taj Lucknow a few days back .. and have no hesitation is saying that the Taj Varanasi food was far better that the one we had at Lucknow.
The breakfast spread was also very good .. how ever I would recommend those who can take street food to try the Kachori at Sri Ram Bhandar .. a 5 min walk from the Hotel .
The location is also good .. close to the river and the temple. Hope to go back soon.
Only Wi-Fi is only for name sake and to contact front desk response time was very high. The staff at restaurant CHOWK WAS very good and exceptional. Travel desk charges are on very high side but Mr. Shashank was helpful
Visited this Hotel. Would say that all the services were upto the mark. No problems faced. Highly recommended.
The staff was very supportive all along.
They welcome you everytime everywhere with utmost importance.
Taj Ganges is a beautiful property. Ideally situated near the Kashi Temple and Holy Ganga it is easily accessible from any part of the city. The food is excellent and the rooms are good. Rooms on the top are Great.