COVID-19 Travel Alert: If you have an upcoming booking to change or cancel, check next steps and policies here. Please only call if you are within 72 hours of check-in so we can prioritise immediate bookings. Thank you.

Skip to main content.
All properties in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
1 room, 2 adults

Palace on steps

2.5-star2.5 stars
Rana Mahal Ghat, Banagali Tola, Near Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001, India

Historic hotel with restaurant, near Dasaswamedh ghat
  • Free on-the-go breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect Hotels.com™ Rewards nights here
Service
Fantastic service
Food
Delicious food
Location
Great location
Room
Great room

Palace on steps

from A$60
  • Saptarishi Suites
  • MILAAP SUITES
  • Budget Nomad Room
  • Trishul Rooms
  • Ekaant Room
  • Ekaant Suites
  • Milaap Room
  • Solo Budget Room
  • Ekaant Kashi
  • Kashi Suite

What’s around Palace on steps

Landmarks

  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple - 17 min walk
  • Dasaswamedh ghat - 2 min walk
  • Asi Ghat - 28 min walk
  • Durga Temple - 31 min walk
  • Bharat Mata - 40 min walk
  • Banaras Hindu University - 3.6 mi / 5.9 km
  • Ramnagar Fort - 4.1 mi / 6.5 km
  • Sarlath Museum - 6.8 mi / 11 km

Getting around

  • Varanasi (VNS-Babatpur) - 25 min drive
  • Varanasi Junction Station - 22 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 28 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 1 PM-noon
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM
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.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 15

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

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free on-the-go breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness centre (discount)
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference centre
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
Facilities
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
More
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

Sunrise Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Happy hour is offered.

Palace on steps’s small print

Also known as

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

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • 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)

Optional extras

Self parking costs INR 300 per night

Rollaway beds are available for INR 1000.0 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of INR 1000 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 4)

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

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 20 reviews

Very good 8.0
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!!!!!
Judith, us5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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 steps

Is the description of this property not correct? Tell us