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The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi

Varanasi, India

The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi offers a sense of tranquillity and greenery against the backdrop of one of the most vivid and dramatic cities in India. The Gateway Hotel Ganges is set in 40 acres of lush gardens set a little away from the Chowk.

At a Glance

  • Most cost effective option in Varanasi

  • Facilities are of a high standard for a midrange hotel

  • Set in a peaceful area of Varanasi, the cantonment

  • There is a sizeable pool set amongst an expanse of gardens

  • Share the same impressive grounds as Nadesar Palace

History, Couples, Culture

Insider's View

Always have a guide in Varanasi as you often get lost walking through the back alleys and marketplaces.

Daniel Smith

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The Gateway Hotel Ganges is set amidst 40 acres of lush green gardens, a haven of peace and tranquility in the crowded and ancient temple city of Varanasi. The hotel is only 6 kms away from the city center and the commercial hub. Varanasi, situated on the left (west) bank of the River Ganga, has been a cultural and religious center in northern India for several thousand years and is held in high regard by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains.

The hotel has 130 rooms and suites, and are all tastefully furnished to a high standard with views of the gardens or swimming pool. All the rooms offer tea and coffee makers, mini bar, safe, color LCD TV with satellite, direct dial telephones and data port facilities.

There are two dining options; an international restaurant called ‘Chowk’ that serves a variety of cuisine and an Indian specialty restaurant ‘Varuna’. The hotel has a swimming pool, tennis court and a children’s activity center as well a colonial themed bar. The hotel has wonderful gardens to walk around in – and the hotel itself is the best on offer in Varanasi.


The Gateway Hotel offers 130 Rooms - 88 Standard Rooms, 8 Superior Rooms, 24 Deluxe Rooms, 5 Executive Suites and 5 Deluxe Suites. Rooms either have views of the verdant gardens, the city or the swimming pool. All the rooms offer tea and coffee maker, mini bar, safe, color LCD flat TV satellite programs, direct dial telephones, hair dryer, Wi - fi - wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.


Children are very welcome to come and stay at the Gateway Hotel. There is a Children’s Activity Center at the hotel which is great for keeping the small ones entertained.


Facilities at the Gateway include two restaurants, a bar, beauty salon, business center, health club, badminton court, swimming pool, jogging track, table tennis and tennis court.

Gad is a modern coffee shop and bar which serves a wide range of Indian, Panasian and cotinental dishes. Varuna is a fine dining restaurant which offers authentic Indian cuisine. Prinsep bar offers a world-class selection of wines and cocktails.


The hotel provides a wealth of on site activities including tennis, yoga, badminton, table tennis, swimming, jogging and use of the fitness center and spa. Varanasi is famous for its fine art and literature culture and there are plenty of great museums to visit. Other local attraction include the Ramnagar Fort, built by Kashi Naresh Raja Balwant Singh in the 18th century. It is a typically Mughal style of architecture with carved balconies, open courtyards, and picturesque pavilions.

Location & Directions

Varanasi, India

The Gateway Hotel is set amidst 40 acres of lush green gardens , 6 kms away from the city Center or the commercial hub of Varanasi also commonly known as The Chowk. Varanasi is situated on the left (west) bank of the River Ganga in Uttar Pradesh.

When to go

The best season to visit Varanasi is between October and March when the temperatures are a in a comfortable range of 5-25 °C. This is a good time to be out sightseeing as the weather is pleasant and very cool. The winter months are also when festivals are celebrated with enthusiasm and fervour in Varanasi. Dussehra and Bharat Milap are celebrated in quick succession in September/October followed by the festival of lights - Diwali. The Ganga Festival also takes place in November and this is the time when people come from far and near to pay obeisance to the holy river - Ganges.

The summer lasts from April to September/October and it gets really hot at this time with the temperatures shooting up to 45°C at the height of the season in May and June. The rains come in July and August bringing the temperatures down marginally but the humidity levels rise.

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