The gateway hotel is situated close to Varanasi junction station, in an immense, beautiful and well maintained green park perfect for relaxation after an hard day of sightseeing. Rooms are big, extremely clean and very very nice. Facilities just perfect and excellent restaurant. Unfortunately wifi is not free (pretty expensive instead) but at least is fast.
I simply enjoyed my stay at the Pallavi International ...The staff was very helpful and courteous ....only let down was probably the service at the restaurant which could be a little better with the number of work force increased.....overall pleasant stay, would surely love to go back again.......
There are two buildings; the second is in Sigra, 5 km away from the Cantonment. (Be sure you go to the right one; the hotel does not offer transportation between the two, which I found disappointing.). Otherwise, the hotel is fine; clean enough, comfortable bed. It can be noisy, but this is typical of all hotels that have no carpeting in the halls to absorb noise.
I loved this hotel. I was in Varanasi for 5 days so I had time to take full advantage of Varanasi and of the hotel. The gym is just the right size for a workout every day. The pool is wonderful and felt like a real luxury. The staff is incredibly professional and welcoming. This includes the two restaurants. We ate breakfast in the Taste of Bombay every morning and the staff there really went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed.
The travel office in the lobby is also very accommodating and their tours were reasonable. They run the internet cafe which has pretty fast web service - especially compared to other places in India.
Overall this was my best hotel in India. It was a wonderful way to end my three week stay.