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The Gateway Hotel Ganges, 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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Good internet service
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
More comfort would be nice
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The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varanasi

from $69
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Executive Suite, 1 Double Bed, City View
  • Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, City View
  • Executive Room, 2 Twin Beds, City View
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Double Bed, Garden View

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. Contact the property in advance to get details. 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 pickup *


  • 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 3
  • 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

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • 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.

The Gateway Hotel Ganges, 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


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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varanasi


  • Heart of Varanasi
  • JVH Mall - 12 min walk
  • Bharat Mata - 34 min walk
  • Vishwanatha Temple - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Sri Annapoorani Devi Temple - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Dasaswamedh ghat - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Marnikanika Ghat - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

Getting around

  • Varanasi (VNS-Babatpur) - 43 min drive
  • Varanasi Junction Station - 23 min walk
  • Free valet parking
  • Limited parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 56 reviews

The Gateway Hotel Ganges, 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, us1 night trip with friends
The Gateway Hotel Ganges, 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
The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varanasi
Good hotel. They are updating it.
Neeta, us1 night family trip
The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varanasi
Very Good8.0
love staying here
overall best in Varanasi
A Traveler, us3 night business trip
The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varanasi
Very Good8.0
Good hotel, but not 5 stars
I enjoyed staying here, but I think the 5 stars that it gets on here is misleading. We arrived, and there was a security check at the gate--which happened every time we arrived, even in a hotel-hired car. Once we were in, the employees were all very nice, but they were unable to find one of our reservations. After a few hours, that got resolved, and my family and I were able to leave and explore during this time, but it was somewhat frustrating to have to email them a copy of our reservation (especially since they had the other room in their system). We booked our travel in Varanasi with the travel desk at the hotel, which was relatively expensive, but very convenient. The room was clean and had the amenities we were expecting. The free wifi only applies to two devices per room, but you can pay more for premium wifi that gives you faster speeds and three devices. The beds were comfortable enough, but nothing luxurious. The same goes for the towels, but there was hot water enough for us all to take showers in succession. The restaurant seemed to be a little on the expensive side for dinner. The breakfast was good, and we had it included in the room rate. I recommend getting the breakfast rate. The grounds were very nice, and it was a lot of fun to walk around after breakfast. I'd stay here again, but when I see 5 stars on a hotel, I think of a Ritz or a Four Seasons. This hotel wasn't to that level, but it provided everything one might need.
Amit, us1 night family trip

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