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1 bedroom, premium bedding, free WiFi
1 bedroom, premium bedding, free WiFi

Guest reviews

62 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Restaurant
Business Services
Parking Available
Laundry

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationDasaswamedh ghat2 min walk
Popular LocationSri Annapoorani Devi Temple7 min walk
Popular LocationVishalakshi Temple8 min walk
AirportVaranasi (VNS-Babatpur)25 min drive

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  • Budget Nomad Room

    Room amenities

    • 75 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Solo Budget Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Kashi Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Trishul Rooms

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Milaap Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • MILAAP SUITES

    Room amenities

    • 150 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Ekaant Room

    Room amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsEkaant Room
  • Ekaant Kashi

    Room amenities

    • 50 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Saptarishi Suites

    Room amenities

    • 150 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Ekaant Suites

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Varanasi

Palace on steps is located on a river and in an area with good shopping. Notable landmarks in the area include Dasaswamedh ghat and Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and travellers wishing to experience a bit of culture can try Sarlath Museum. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as boat tours.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Dasaswamedh ghat - 2 min walk
  • Sri Annapoorani Devi Temple - 7 min walk
  • Vishalakshi Temple - 8 min walk
  • Harishchandra Ghat - 10 min walk
  • Vishwanatha Temple - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Varanasi Junction Station - 43 min drive
  • AirportVaranasi (VNS-Babatpur) - 25 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Sunrise Restaurant – Restaurant offering Indian cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner on selected days, happy hour available.

About this property

Palace on steps

Historic hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a coffee shop/café and a rooftop terrace. Free on-the-go breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a conference centre, coffee/tea in a common area and 24-hour room service. All 28 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and LED TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find premium bedding, ceiling fans and showers.
Palace on steps offers 28 forms of accommodation with free toiletries and a ceiling fan. Beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch LED televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: INR 300 per night
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre

Outdoors

  • Rooftop terrace

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch LED TV
  • TV channels

More

  • Phone

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 1 PM and noon
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 15

Check-out

Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 3 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for INR 1000.0 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 1000
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 500 (from 5 to 18 years old)
  • Gala Dinner on 31 May per adult: INR 1000
  • Gala Dinner on 31 May per child: INR 500 (from 5 to 18 years old)

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: INR 1000 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Self-parking fee: INR 300 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: INR 1000.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Couples wishing to share a room must provide proof of marriage
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Palace Step
Palace Step Hotel
Palace Step Hotel Varanasi
Palace Step Varanasi
Palace On Steps Hotel Varanasi
Palace On Stepss Varanasi
Palace steps Hotel Varanasi
Palace steps Hotel
Palace steps Varanasi
Palace steps
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Palace on steps Hotel Varanasi

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Palace on steps and receive a full refund?
Yes, Palace on steps offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Palace on steps cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Palace on steps?
As of 30 Sep 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Palace on steps on 3 Oct 2020 start from Rs1,485, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Palace on steps pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Palace on steps?
Self-parking is available for INR 300 per night.
What time is check-in at Palace on steps?
Check-in is from 1 PM to noon. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Palace on steps?
Checkout is at 11:30 AM.
Does Palace on steps provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of INR 1000 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is Palace on steps located?
Situated on the riverfront, this historic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dasaswamedh ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Asi Ghat. Durga Temple and Bharat Mata are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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62 reviews
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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2 - Poor
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1 - Terrible
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3.1/5

Cleanliness

3.5/5

Staff & service

3.2/5

Amenities

3.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
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The service was outstanding. All of the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Definitely a unique hotel and and perfect right next to the water.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
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Heart of City
Location, location, location. Located on Ganges at Ghats. Hotel arranged transportation to and from airport. Hotel is a little worn but comfortable. Would stay here again.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Besdide the river. About 500 m walking distance from the main road. No other vehicles can go in these lane. Though hotel staff can cooperate in bringing the luggage.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Adventure on the Ganges
With Palace on Steps, it’s all about the location. Yoy will be right in the Ganges. You must accept that you are in a holy city with a lot of poverty but also a lot of soul. The people are so warm, wonderful and helpful but staying there presents many challenges. It is not for everyone. Walking back and forth to the “ main” road is treacherous and the steps down to the river are flat out dangerous. Having said that, I am in my 60s and this was one of the most memorable weeks of my life. The little restaurant has simple but good food, AND they serve beer:) I am now in a very fancy 5 Star Hotel in Delhi but I miss Palace on Steps. The little streets are not clean but I miss the cows, monkeys, parrots and the fabulous little shops in the ghats. Palace is not for everyone but if you have a sense of adventure, stay there. Ricky and others were amazingly hospitable. The Ganges will flow into your heart!!!!!
Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2019