It's a bit difficult to rate this hotel. The hotel is small, rather old, very basic, my room smelled moldy/musty (for the first 2-3 minutes when I entered the room), restaurant on top of building is very basic but the food was delicious (and it didn't ruin my sensitive stomach). My room window was facing a wall (1 meter away) which was not super but also not a big problem.
Hotel is located 200 meters from Assi Ghat and the river. Location is very nice although quite a walk (1-2 miles) from the more interesting Ghat's. I did enjoy the walks along the river so it was not an issue. Area and surroundings seem safe and I didn't have any issues whatsoever.
Wifi was ok but not great. At times I was able to stream a bit of Youtube ..
I could not see the river from the hotel.
Service level was in general ok. Some of the people working there were eager to assist - others couldn't be bothered.
Compared to a 5-star hotel in New Delhi the hotel is rather bad but compared to the rest of Varanasi the hotel was actually quite good. I enjoyed my stay there and would recommend it to anybody. There was a lot of other foreigners staying in the hotel during my stay.