Hotel Surya is situated at The Mall Road, Cantonment, Varanasi. Rooms are built around an enormous garden and lawn area that makes this hotel popular with overlanding tour groups. It’s an excellent-value and well-designed place with clean, modern rooms, a beautiful swimming pool, a quality restaurant and a massage centre. If you don’t mind staying this far from the ghats, it’s a top choice. Camping is also allowed (Rs 75 per person).