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Nadesar Palace

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Palace is a place where we were made to feel special. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. The setting is a haven of peace, service and old fashioned values in a hectic world where such niceties are a thing of the past. The Palce itself is well worth a visit even if you were not a guest.

We just had a fabulous stay at the Nadesar Palace in Varanasi. We were treated like royalty. Every member of the staff is totally devoted to making your stay at their hotel memorable!! Our room was perfect in every way!! The dining room was also very special. This is an oasis in a very busy city!!

My husband and I spent two nights at the Nadesar Palace while on honeymoon and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent and the staff made us feel right at home from the start. Varanasi was the first city we visited in India and although we were a bit overwhelmed at first, the hotel served as a perfect oasis away from the exciting, and at times chaotic, environment just outside its gates. Pros: -Traditional welcome and farewell ceremony -Expansive grounds -Congratulatory Cake and flowers for honeymoon -Good security -Tasty food that can be customised upon request -Spacious suites -Music at the hotel restaurant in the evenings -Friendly and attentive service -Good AC in the rooms -Sense of privacy due to small number of rooms -Peaceful atmosphere -Close to the Ganges via car -Very knowledgeable guide provided by hotel Cons: -Rooms seem outdated compared to those in other hotels throughout India (including other heritage properties) -The pool has many pigeons bathing in it which may cause some people to not want to swim in it themselves -You cannot walk to any of the tourist cites so you need to take a car to and from the hotel every time you want to go out and explore

We went to Nadesar Palace for lunch and had a wonderful meal with terrific service. At the completion of dining, we were offered a tour of the grounds. To our surprise, it was a complimentary tour in a horse drawn carriage. The carriage was almost 200 years old. The coachman was charming and friendly. He was also very knowledgeable of the history of the property.

Spent 4 nights here traveling with Micato India. This small 'palace' hotel was wonderful. Outstanding service.. that includes a horse and carriage ride around the grounds (no charge), a 5 hotel 'golf' course (no charge) with a caddy, the rooms are lovely, large and the entire property is very well maintained.

We stayed a few nights at the Nadesar Palace as we heard that this was the best place to say in the city. Lo and behold, the palace is situated on a large estate with beautiful grounds. Our room was spacious, comfortable and had all the amenities. The restaurant is on site and is pretty good. It was a pleasure wandering the peaceful grounds of the estate after experiencing all the chaos in Varanasi. We also took a nice horse drawn carriage tour of the estate with the groundskeeper who entertained us with some history and stories about the estate. The service was pleasant and accommodating but lacked the fine polish that you may find at other Taj or luxury properties. Kush, our attendant was very pleasant and helpful. Of note, we had to spend a few hours at the adjacent Gateway Hotel because of security for foreign dignitaries and the GM at that hotel could not have been nicer and more accommodating for our brief stay. Overall, a very pleasant stay.

Banaras is a very special place. Its is the world's oldest city. If you want to experience luxury and get the taste of the best local cuisine, stay at Nadesar place. Nothing comes close to this experience. Its expensive but you will want to come back again just to feel pampered.

The hotel is an oasis in Varanasi, away from the teeming and spiritual core of the city. The rooms are elegant, the grounds are beautiful, the food is excellent. We enjoyed our stay, and were so happy to be given a carriage tour of the grounds.

The exclusivity and grandeur of this palace hotel is highly recommended. We did not stay here as we were staying in the adjacent Taj property but we were taken around in a bagghi for a tour. It has the old world charm with the modern facilities

Varanasi is not the place where you can find luxury hotels and therefore we chose very carefully and decided on Taj hotel as a symbol of Indian luxury. At first rating might look unjust, because Nadesar palace is a beautiful place. Green and clean oasis isolated from the surroundings and much different city of Varanasi. Once you pass that iron gate you feel like entering another world. The property is beautiful and spacious, with well preserved palace where you must feel like royalty. But unfortunately it's never just about the nice place. Service is what counts and that is something that this place is missing. When we were making our reservation we booked a Royal suite for one night and since our plans changed and we decided to stay one more night, we have tried extending our stay in the same room, but that was not possible, so we made booking for the other night in other room. We didn't mind changing rooms or solving that issue at spot once we arrive. First that Royal Suite was not what they advertised. It is a huge place and nicely decorated, but with no view at all. It is on the ground floor with sandblasted windows surrounded with vegetation, so you feel like in the basement. Than the service that was under every standard for that kind of property and such a huge price. Lady at the reception desk was totally confused. She didn't know which rooms are available, so next day after waiting for some time she moved us to the other room, then when we settled she said that this is not the room for us and moved us to another. Just as we unpacked in that one, she came to inform us that now the same Royal suite is available and that we can return in it. (Which we didn't because we were sick of moving). In general service at the hotel was way bellow the standard of Taj hotels. Except that carriage ride which is nice, there is no personal touch whatsoever and in such a place with not so many rooms this should be crucial. Not to mention that the prices are much higher than in other Taj hotels that for less money offer much, much more.

Nadesar Palace Grounds Varanasi Uttar Pradesh

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located within a mile (2 km) of JVH Mall, Nadesar Palace is within 2 miles (3 km) of Bharat Mata. This 10-room, 5-star hotel has a golf course, a full-service spa, and a restaurant. In central Varanasi, the hotel is also close to Vishwanatha Temple and Kashi Vishwanath Temple.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Palace Indian Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


All of Nadesar Palace's 10 air-conditioned rooms provide fireplaces, minibars, and coffee makers. TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Nadesar Palace have access to a golf course, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. There's free valet parking if you drive. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Historical Suite, Suite, 1 King Bed, City View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Royal Suite, 1 King Bed, City View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 346 reviews