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Raniban Retreat

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   nr. Peace Pagoda | South Side of Fewa Lake, Pokhara, Nepal
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Ranked #12 of 46 Specialty lodging in Pokhara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go here for the amazing views of the annapurna range. Breathtaking to say the least. But even if the views were mediocre, the service here is exemplary. Ankur the manager and the rest of the staff were more than accomodating for our requests. The food is delectable- we trid nepali, indian and continental fare and it was lip smacking every... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

If you've reached here, you've probably already read the Raniban website about the best location / scenic views in Pokhara, etc. I cannot say much about other locations in Pokhara but can vouch for the fact that Raniban provides a stunning view of the Himalayas (Annapurna range), Phewa lake and the entire Pokhara town. Raniban is the kind of place... More

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Bhopal, India
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I reviewed trip advisor & selected Raniban Retreat after reading many reviews & thanks to everyone. By far the best place in Pokhara or even entire Nepal. It offers great view, irrespective of any weather. It should be in top 100Hotels to visit list. Not recommended for couples with small kids & elderly people. Reaching the resort is an adventure... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Raniban Retreat is a must-see and a must-stay retreat in Pokhara, Nepal. This is now officially my favourite retreat. I lost myself in its amazing location, the mesmerising views of the mighty Himalayan ranges of Annapurna and the grand Phewa Lake and the absolutely amazing food! I can't think of anything better to do in Nepal than spend a couple... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

There is no mistaking Raniban Retreat offers the best view in Pokhara of Daulagiri and beyond through Annapurna range to Himal Ganesh, with the bonus of the city of Pokhara and the Fewa lake shrouded in soft cloud in the morning. Few sensation can match having Puri Tarkhari with Macchapucchre on the foreground. Pranisha contacted us shortly after booking to... More

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BoundForMoMoLand, Owner at Raniban Retreat, responded to this review

We will continue to ensure that our people provide most personalized services from the time of inquiry to after-your-check-out. In the meantime, we will keep on improving in all guest service areas, including cleanliness, quality of food, etc. We will make sure that your recommended friends to Raniban in the future will have delightful stay here. Regards, Vijay More

Vancouver, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I spent a week in lakeside and were getting a bit sick of the touristy aspect. We had hiked up to the peace pagoda earlier that week and had lunch at raniban and were so amazed by the view we decided to book our last night in pokhara there. Best choice we ever made! We had a... More

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BoundForMoMoLand, Owner at Raniban Retreat, responded to this review

We are pleased that you had decided to come up and stay at Raniban. Because of the best view, mountain top location, Raniban is worth a visit for all Pokhara visitors. In the meantime, we are doing more small things to Raniban a better place to stay, such as spa, organic vegetable and coffee gardens, more privacy to individual rooms,... More

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

No better place than Raniban Retreat to enjoy the scenic beauty of Pokhara. Rooms were beautifully placed overlooking the Himalayas (including the 'Machchapuchre'), Fewa Lake and Peace pagoda. Also, Sunrise and Sunset could be experienced from the room/bed itself; no need to hike up the nearby Saharankot Hill for the same. Service was excellent with ever smiling and courteous staff... More

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BoundForMoMoLand, Owner at Raniban Retreat, responded to this review

We are happy that you had a pleasant experience at Raniban Retreat. We will keep on working hard to make Raniban a better place for your future stay. Besides being the best view hotel in Pokhara and delivering good food, clean rooms, homely environment, we do organize free cancer awareness and screening camps to support Bidula Trust - cancer charity.... More

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Raniban is on the top of Pumbibumdi hill. Apparently its a hill as its only 1500 metres above sea level. Its still very high and with a fantastic view of the Himalyas, Pokhara city below, the World Peace Pagoda (also below), and Lake Fewa. The rooms have an awe inspiring view of the mountains. It was awe inspiring to watch... More

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BoundForMoMoLand, Owner at Raniban Retreat, responded to this review

Your comments drive us to do better. We promise to do more to make you happier in the future. Thank you for your kind compliments. We want to invite you, your family and friends to Raniban to show in the future that we have delivered on our promise to improve day by day. Rds, Vijay More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Stayed at Raniban for the final 3 days of my trip through Tibet and Nepal. I was worn out from traveling and this was the perfect place to relax. First, the view is amazing! I had seen other's pictures on Flickr and that's what led to me staying here. I ate breakfast each morning on their terrace overlooking the snowcaps... More

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BoundForMoMoLand, Owner at Raniban Retreat, responded to this review

It's our pleasure that you had a delightful stay at Raniban Retreat. We aim at continual improvement and assure you that your future stay with us even more pleasurable Thank you for kindly choosing to stay in Raniban. We will soon be coming up such services as spa and others. Regards, Vijay More

Kathmandu, Nepal
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I am a heart patient having surgery recently. But could not resist to climb 500 steps to reach up to Raniban Retreat. Reaching atop it was worth taking the risk . 360 degrees view of Pokhara valley . Perhaps the best location in Pokhara to experience the calm and serene environment with awesome view. Feel like being in the universe.... More

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BoundForMoMoLand, Owner at Raniban Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind compliments. I am very happy that you found an adventurous walk up the hillock worthwhile. I am also thankful that you found Raniban Retreat useful for recommendation. Rgds, Vijay More

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Address: nr. Peace Pagoda | South Side of Fewa Lake, Pokhara, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Western Region > Gandaki Zone > Pokhara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Raniban Retreat 3*
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Raniban Retreat hotel is perched on a secluded ridge top 700m above Phewa Tal lake, and the town of Pokhara.Reach us by rowing boat and trekking on a well made trail, or by road in 15 minutes from Lakeside, and you will be a world away from the grime and noise of Lakeside tourist hotels. The World Peace Pagoda is our only neighbour. The stunning view.is what really makes us special. From our rooms and terraces we enjoy heart stopping views to the mighty Annapurna range, across Fewa Tal, and the paragliders of Sarangkot.All our rooms are cosy when it's colder, cool when it's hot and look out onto the stunning view to the north. Our excellent restaurant menu features seasonal specials, and many dishes feature herbs and vegetables grown in our own organic gardens. ... more   less 
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