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The Gateway Hotel, Varanasi, India

Our rating: Medium

A haven of peace and tranquillity in this crowded and ancient temple city. Set admist 40 acres of lush gardens in the cantonment area of Varanasi just 6kms from the city centre, the rooms of the Gateway Hotel Ganges are clean, comfortable and have all the amenities you would expect from a modern hotel. Facilities are of a high standard: there is a delightful pool amongst the gardens. The cosy bar makes the perfect place to relax before dinner at the excellent ' Chowk' restaurant.

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