Sita Guest House

Sita Guest House

22/16 Chausatthi Ghat (RANA GHAT) DASHASWAMEDH, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi, India, 221001
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    6.6
    Good
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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Our room overlooked the Ganges river which was wonderful."

    Van

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    October 22, 2017

    Property highlights

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Air conditioning

    This property is in high demand!Last booked 4 hours ago
    Excellent
    Location
    8.8
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    Excellent location
    Value for money6.2
    Distance to city center5 km
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportLal Bahadur Shastri Airport (VNS)
    Distance to airport22.1 km
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 king bed
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 double bed
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 double bed
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                What people love about the property

                • 8.0
                  Very good

                  "They've excellent, helpful and courteous staff."

                  Vinay

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                  October 11, 2018

                • 6.8
                  Good

                  "Location of the hotel is excellent."

                  Debashis

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                  November 15, 2017

                • 6.8
                  Good

                  "The best part of my stay was how friendly and helpful the staff were with my needs."

                  Marlene

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                  March 25, 2017

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                8.0
                Very good

                "The distance and the approach to the guest house are suitabl..."

                Vinay

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                October 11, 2018

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                6.8
                Good

                "Location of the hotel is excellent."

                Debashis

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                November 15, 2017

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                Agoda Reviews (219)Booking.com Reviews (213)
                Cleanliness5.5
                Facilities6.3
                Location8.8
                Room comfort and quality6.1
                Service6.8
                Value for money6.2
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                8.0
                Excellent
                Vinay from India
                Family with teens
                Superior Deluxe
                Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
                Excellent view of the Ganga and the Ghats”
                The distance and the approach to the guest house are suitable for the able-bodied and the not-so-old. So if you plan to book this place, ensure you do not have people who've difficulty in walking and climbing/alighting the steep stairs. The Housekeeping needs to be spruced up. They've excellent, helpful and courteous staff. Pandey ji the Manager, Vishu the guide, Manoj, Prashant and Yadav ji in the restaurant are ever so forthcoming. If the quality of the food improves a little more (since Varanasi offers a great cuisine), the place is an excellent one. The focus of the guest house however seems the foreign tourist. i'am however told that the Management soon plans to introduce a viable transport system from the motorable road to the guest house. All in all, a good place to stay.
                Reviewed October 11, 2018
                8.4
                Excellent
                Kunal from India
                Solo traveler
                Superior Deluxe
                Stayed 4 nights in September 2018
                Best property in Varanasi on a budget.”
                A great property if you want to be close to the Ganga. Right on the steps. Very close to The Ganga Arti as well. Also the Ghat is a very good for bathing as the steps are clean and go well inside the Ganga. If you stay in Room 407 the views are the best only other property with a similar view is Brijrama Palace with a price 46k per night plus taxes. So this room at 7k is a steal.
                Reviewed October 05, 2018
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Sandip
                Family with teens
                Standard Ac
                Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
                Exceptional”
                The hotel is very good. Owner is very helpful. Room was nice with Ganga View. I would definitely recommend the hotel for young people. The main problem is the entrance. You have to use a remarkable numbers of stiff stairs for going to the hotel, which is very difficult for aged persons. Though the owner of the hotel gave us the way to enter from the first floor so we were able to avoid at least 50% of the stairs.
                Reviewed September 17, 2018
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Van from United States
                Couple
                Superior Deluxe
                Stayed 3 nights in October 2017
                Right by the riverfront ”
                Our room overlooked the Ganges river which was wonderful. You can see the sunrise from your room. There is a rooftop restaurant as well but the prices are a bit pricey. The staff was kind and helpful.
                Reviewed October 22, 2017
                thanks for ur review we are very happy to know that u had a memo0rable stay here .hope to serve u again at hotel sita
                Responded November 10, 2017
                Sita Guest House
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Colin from United States
                Solo traveler
                Standard Ac
                Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
                Nice spot right on the River”
                This was my first time in Varanasi, so it took a little effort to find this place - literally, right on the river - but I'm happy about the location. The staff were really nice, the food upstairs was good and they were helpful in arranging a side trip to Sarnath.
                Reviewed August 29, 2016
                8.0
                Excellent
                Graeme from Australia
                Couple
                Superior Deluxe
                Stayed 2 nights in November 2012
                A very friendly hotel”
                Location overlooking Ganges
                One must take into account the City of Varanasis as a whole when making a review. It is a very old city with mainly crumbling buildings, narrow laneways and lots of poverty. Our hotel was in a perfect location. Rooms are small but have all one really needs, without beig lavish. Pay a little extra and take a room with balcony overlooking the river and not stop movement. Very good food in the rooftop restaurant with pleasant service,although slow. But hat is all over India. Lovely staff, particularly Amid. He will go out of his way to make sure you see everything in Varanasis. He will also help with other travel plans and booking throughout India.He is more than just the perfect guid.Will be your friend.
                Reviewed December 05, 2012
                5.6
                Somesh from United States
                Couple
                Superior Deluxe
                Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
                Above average”
                Yes, there is a great view of Ganga river from the hotel balcony, but getting to the hotel is a killer. After leaving the main road, one has to walk (no driving allowed or possible) for nearly half a mile of narrow winding dirty muddy lanes before reaching the hotel doorstep. Imagine the plight of the guests who have large suitcases with them. Definitely a killing proposition!
                Reviewed March 18, 2018
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Ivor from United Kingdom
                Solo traveler
                Superior Deluxe
                Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
                Exceptional”
                Fantastic location and hotel where Goldie Hawn once stayed. Also, the local guide Ragesh has wonderful knowledge and conducts really informative walking tours. Note to Ragesh, please email me at ivor.yonder@blueyonder.co.uk as it will be my pleasure to build you a web site.
                Reviewed March 17, 2017
                7.2
                Very good
                Rich from United States
                Solo traveler
                Superior Deluxe
                Stayed 2 nights in March 2017
                Great location, very noisy at night managers are very disorganized ”
                I stay here for two nights and couldn't sleep at all because of the large packs of howling and barking dogs beneath the hotel windows. Even with earplugs. Managers botched our requests for pick up and drop off.
                Reviewed March 11, 2017
                7.2
                Very good
                Pamela from Australia
                Solo traveler
                Standard Ac
                Stayed 5 nights in January 2017
                Varanasi ”
                This was a guest house with the most fantastic location. Could walk everywhere on the Ganges and through the old City. Fantastic roof top chill out area/restaurant overlooking the river. Rooms were basic, staff were good and helpful at all times. As a solo traveller I would highly recommend this location for a Guest House accommodation.
                Reviewed February 06, 2017
                8.0
                Excellent
                malcolm from Canada
                Solo traveler
                Standard Ac
                Stayed 1 night in October 2016
                Excellent spot on the Ganga to explore Varanasi ”
                This hotel is somewhat hard to get find but a local will help out- ask. Vehicles can't get down the narrow lanes that are above the Ghats. The rooms are clean and tidy- the food is fine and the roof top resturants has a 180* view of the Ganga. Your only 10 minutes walk along the river ghats to get to where the nightly Puja take place. Catch a boat at sunrise to view the new light bathing the ghats full of Hindus who come to this Holy river .
                Reviewed October 24, 2016
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Martyna from Poland
                Couple
                Standard Ac
                Stayed 1 night in May 2016
                The best hotel in Varanasi”
                SITA Guest House is the best hotel we stayed in India during our 3-weeks holidays! The owner and his sons are really friendly and helpful. They organised us a boat trip (fair price), they allowed to take shower in the evening, after check out (it was about 50 C, and we were really in need after whole day sightseeing). They told us where to sip really good Masala Chai in the neighbourhood (and it was the best Masala ever). The owner cooked a dinner specially for us, though the restaurant was already closed. The room was quite clean, AC was working, hot shower, nice river view - there was everything you need for this price :)
                Reviewed July 27, 2016
                8.4
                Excellent
                Brandan from United States
                Solo traveler
                Superior Deluxe
                Stayed 3 nights in February 2016
                Great location at the ghatts in Varanasi”
                Enjoyed our stay very much. Great location. Wonderful hosts. Food in the rooftop was good (we prefer to stick with the Indian menu), the hospitality was great. Contact the hotel for pickup from the airport. A taxi will leave you at the main road, about a 10 minute walk through narrow alleyways to the hotel. If course you will immediately be picked up by a guide, but knowing your guide is from the hotel makes the experience a bit more comfortable. Notes to management: a squeegee it mop in the bathroom would be really useful. Also a shelf for toiletries would be great.
                Reviewed February 13, 2016
                6.3
                Good
                Stephen from Australia
                Group
                Superior Deluxe
                Stayed 1 night in January 2016
                Great location and good food”
                Location and food
                Difficult to rate this place, it's less a hotel than a run-down guest house. But it's overlooking the Ganges, and it's relatively cheap. The bed and room was big enough, comfortable bed, but quite shabby room. Don't expect it to be like a standard hotel. But the TV and Wifi and shower and hot water worked, though not strong water pressure. If you can cope with the basic standard of the hotel I would recommend this place because of it's location. The rooftop restaurant overlooked the Ganges River and served surprisingly good Indian food, all vegetarian.
                Reviewed January 12, 2016
                8.7
                Excellent
                Andrii from Ukraine
                Solo traveler
                Superior Deluxe
                Stayed 2 nights in July 2015
                hotel on Ganges”
                location, staff
                Staff was very friendly and helpful. There is a restaurant on the top floor. It's a good basic hotel close to evening Arati place. The only small inconvenience you have to walk by foot to reach it, there is no way to access directly by car. If you want to stay in the Old part of Varanasi that's a good place. Beware of drug dealers selling hashish on the ghat, don't talk to them or take anything as they may try to drug then mug the tourist
                Reviewed September 03, 2015
                9.3
                Exceptional
                Sudip from India
                Group
                Superior Deluxe
                Stayed 1 night in October 2014
                Opinion from parents staying at SIta Guesthouse”
                Access to boatrides at ghat, enjoying sunrise, close to temples
                As Parents, we have enjoyed retired life for a few years now and it was our desire to visit the holy city of Benaras or Varanasi/Kashi and this visit was truly enjoyable. We had a good stay at Sita Guesthouse visited the River Ganga for a boat ride seeing all the sights, viewed the Ganga Aarti in the evening and viewed the early morning sunrise as well. All in all it was a great trip and I feel this hotel is good for its ambience, location close to ghats and also for visits to the Kashi Vishwanath temple and Kali temple. Thank you Agoda...
                Reviewed October 20, 2014
                8.0
                Excellent
                yuko from Japan
                Group
                Superior Deluxe
                Stayed 3 nights in August 2013
                good budget hostel if you know Varanasi”
                friendly staff, good view, challenging situation
                I suggest this hotel to whoever already knows how Varanasi is. It's suitable if you want to stay reasonably, safely, and most of all facing Ganga. You don't need to take a long walk on the complicating narrow street to the river. The manager and his son are friendly and kind if you are friendly to them. Some staffs are sometimes rude but it may be acceptable as you know it before. It's not the hotel for whom want to stay comfortably like city hotels in Mumbai. Overall it's the best budget hostel that I have ever stayed along Gandis river. I will stay here again next time. You had better ask them to taxi arrangement if you don't know well
                Reviewed December 10, 2013
                8.7
                Excellent
                elizabeth from Australia
                Solo traveler
                Superior Deluxe
                Stayed 3 nights in October 2013
                Great location, helpful staff”
                Location, staff, food
                At first sight, looks a wreck as is under renovation and some rooms missing windows! But the completed rooms are fine. Ours faced the Ganges. And we could see sunrise over the river. The manager went well out of his way to help us and make our stay memorable. The restaurant on the roof is only small, but the cooking is excellent. Good to tell the cook in advance and he will shop fresh! As there were few other guests, it was like having personal staff and service.
                Reviewed November 09, 2013
                9.7
                Exceptional
                Goutam from India
                Couple
                Standard Ac
                Stayed 2 nights in July 2013
                A very satisfactory and enjoyable stay”
                Well furnished room, good location, very friendly and cooperative staff.
                We really enjoyed our stay in Sita Guest House. The room is very good, well furnished.the bathroom is o.k. The staff is very friendly and cooperative. we will remember Manoj's hospitality and cooperation.
                Reviewed August 03, 2013
                8.3
                Excellent
                Patrick from Canada
                Solo traveler
                Superior Deluxe
                Stayed 1 night in February 2013
                perfect Ganges loacation, front row...”
                views from the room windows of the Ganges
                Booked into here on teh last day in V, was sick, so having the window facing the Ganges and able to watch life go by as I was runing to bathroom was priceless, I felt I had not lost a day. The hotel staff were ever so friendly, especially with me being sick, offers of any help, chekcing I was okay, THANKS guys.
                Reviewed March 09, 2013
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