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Palace on Step, Varanasi

2.5-star2.5 stars
Rana Mahal Ghat, Banagali TolaNear Godowlia, VaranasiUttar Pradesh221001India

Riverfront Varanasi hotel with restaurant
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Fantastic service
Value for money
Value for money could be better
Could use a good cleaning
15See all 15 reviews
From 461 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Palace on Step, Varanasi

from $15
  • Heritage (RV)
  • Standard Room (Non Air Conditioning)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 34 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time noon-1 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM
To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; guests who are foreign nationals must present a valid passport and visa.
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

  • Couples wishing to share a room must provide proof of marriage

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Extra people

  • Roll-away beds available, charges may apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour room service
Working away
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

In the room

Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Sunrise - This restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Heritage Hotels of India.

Palace on Step, Varanasi’s small print

Also known as

  • Palace Step
  • Palace Step Hotel
  • Palace Step Hotel Varanasi
  • Palace Step Varanasi
  • Palace On Steps Hotel Varanasi
  • Palace On Stepss Varanasi


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

Optional extras

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of INR 200 per person (approximately)

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 Palace on Step, Varanasi


  • Dasaswamedh ghat - 2 min walk
  • Vishwanatha Temple - 9 min walk
  • Harishchandra Ghat - 14 min walk
  • Hanuman Ghat - 15 min walk
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple - 18 min walk
  • Tulsi Ghat - 23 min walk
  • Asi Ghat - 25 min walk
  • Marnikanika Ghat - 29 min walk

Getting around

  • Varanasi (VNS-Babatpur) - 56 min drive
  • Varanasi Junction Station - 21 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Airport shuttle

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 15 reviews

Palace on Step, Varanasi
Recommend for its location.
Fabulous old building overlooking the Ganges. We were given the two best rooms as hotel was quiet. Amazing views & location. Rooms & bathroom quite tired, but if improved the hotel would be much more expensive. Staff very helpful. Food fantastic & served in a prime spot overlooking the Ganges. Network of narrow lanes to get to the hotel from the main road. Help given to carry our bags to the hotel avoiding motorbikes & the odd cow on the way.
marian, gbTrip with friends
Palace on Step, Varanasi
Very Good8.0
Great location / Great staff
Palace on Steps is right on the Ganges at the heart of action in Varanasi. Hotels in this region can't be accessed by vehicle and therefore it is vital to pre-book an airport pick up via the hotel. The reception staff are fantastic and try their hardest to make our stay as comfortable as possible and to help arrange tours locally. The Maharajah suite is awesome with fantastic views over the Ganges. The roof top restaurant is fairly priced with a decent menu selection
KARUNAKARAN, gbFamily trip

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Palace on Step, Varanasi

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