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TAJ Ganges Varanasi, Varanasi

5-star5 stars
Nadesar Palace GroundsVaranasiUttar Pradesh221002India

Luxury hotel in Varanasi with spa, outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.2
Delicious food
Awesome vibe
Great location
Tasty breakfast
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TAJ Ganges Varanasi, Varanasi

from $155
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Executive Suite, 1 Double Bed, City View
  • Superior Room City View Twin Bed
  • Deluxe Room City View Twin Bed
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Double Bed, Garden View

What’s around TAJ Ganges Varanasi, Varanasi


  • Heart of Varanasi
  • JVH Mall - 12 min walk
  • Bharat Mata - 34 min walk
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Vishwanatha Temple - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Sri Annapoorani Devi Temple - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Dasaswamedh ghat - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Marnikanika Ghat - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

Getting around

  • Varanasi (VNS-Babatpur) - 41 min drive
  • Varanasi Junction Station - 22 min walk
  • Free valet parking
  • Limited parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 130 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; Permanent Account Number (PAN) cards will not be accepted due to national regulations. Guests who are foreign nationals must present a valid passport and visa.

Indian citizens must show a PAN card at check-out for cash transactions exceeding INR 25000.

Taxes are subject to change based on Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

  • Train station pick-up *


  • Free valet parking (limited)
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5530
  • Conference space size (meters) - 514
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built 1981
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Spa has 2 treatment rooms. Services include manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

The spa is open daily.


Varuna - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

TAJ Ganges Varanasi, Varanasi’s small print

Also known as

  • Gateway Ganges
  • Gateway Ganges Hotel
  • Gateway Ganges Varanasi
  • Gateway Hotel Ganges
  • Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi
  • Hotel Gateway Ganges
  • TAJ Ganges Varanasi Hotel
  • TAJ Ganges Hotel
  • TAJ Ganges


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 2200.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 1487 (from 5 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 3500.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 2676 (from 5 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of INR 650 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of INR 1050.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for INR 570 per night (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in guestrooms for INR 570 per night (rates may vary)

Train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 60 reviews

TAJ Ganges Varanasi, Varanasi
Very Good8.0
Oasis in Benares
The Gateway was a lovely hotel and the grounds are spectacular - a wonderful oasis in the center of a bustling city. It was well located for my trip. The staff a very attentive staff and accommodating. The hotel is a little old fashioned and seems a bit worn compared to other Taj properties.
Nicola, us2 night trip
TAJ Ganges Varanasi, Varanasi
Very Good8.0
OLA needed
This place is going through renovation, but, the staff is careful to allot a room away from noise. Note that this hotel is away from main ghats and need some directions. I started using OLA to avoid negotiations with auto. Download OLA (didnt try Uber) and pay cash. It worked for me.Also ride to airport was smooth inspite of constructions. Nice restaurant and no need to go out. Not much around to walk and see.
Nagendra, us4 night trip
TAJ Ganges Varanasi, Varanasi
wonderful place in varanasi
great place to stay for a short visit to varanasi, a bit away from the hectic ghats, easy access to Sarnath (main reason for the visit) room was very comfortable, staff was lovely, food good we booked the room with breakfast included i would surely look forward to staying here again!
A Traveler, usTrip with friends
TAJ Ganges Varanasi, Varanasi
Amazon people with a nice and friendly smile, I feel like home away home, they help me with my tours and it was good results
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends
TAJ Ganges Varanasi, Varanasi
Good hotel. They are updating it.
Neeta, us1 night family trip

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TAJ Ganges Varanasi, Varanasi

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