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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
2 reviews
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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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

Beijing
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Raniban could be the only place in Pokhara that offers astounding bird eye view of the Fewa lake and the mountains. Unfortunately we could not fully enjoy the experience as we stayed in Raniban right after trekking. We only checked in around 5pm when the sun already set and had to set off early the next morning since there was... More

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BoundForMoMoLand, Owner at Raniban Retreat, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind compliments and will look at your comments positively. We aim at becoming the most eco-friendly retreat in the country, at the same time, we will keep an eye on your comfort all the time. We depend a lot on solar technology for power, yet will look into the limited room light issue constructively. Rgds, Vijay More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Me and my friends were stay for 2 nights at January 2014. Raniban Retreat is a gem in Pokhara, since this place has the best view in Pokhara! Even though, we should climb 500's stairs, you won't feel tired after you reach the hotel, the view of Fishtail, World Peace Pagoda, Phewa Lake, and Pokhara from above will satisfy your... More

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BoundForMoMoLand, Owner at Raniban Retreat, responded to this review

As we continue to be untiringly effortful to improve our services, we are focusing on charity works, such as free orientation and screening of cervical cancer for women from neighborhood villages. We are trying to promote the work of local women engaged in producing handcraft items as well as artists from other parts of the country. We have started an... More

Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

My friends and I came far far away from Indonesia to search the best view of Himalaya mountains in Nepal and we found on Google a nice hotel with a nice website that was very promising. We then booked the hotel and arrived at the hotel on our second day in Nepal. The hotel is on top of the hill... More

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BoundForMoMoLand, Owner at Raniban Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for kindly choosing to stay at Raniban Retreat. Thank you for your kind compliments. We will continually train our staff to enable them to perform best guest service. Currently, our kitchen staff are going through a follow up kitchen training by a dutch expert, Mr. Idso Bakkar, a senior expert. Our purpose of this training is to raise:... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We spent 3 nights in December. Hotel simply the best. Awesome view, friendly staff. Very nice rooms, good food. This is a perfect place for those who want a total getaway and relax. You have to climb 500 steps but this ok for such nice view and atmosphere. Special thanks to hotel manager Mark. Recommended this hotel to every one!... More

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BoundForMoMoLand, Owner at Raniban Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback. We will do our best to make sure that your next stay will be more delightful. Rgds, Vijay More

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Additional Information about Raniban Retreat

Address: nr. Peace Pagoda | South Side of Fewa Lake, Pokhara, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Western Region > Gandaki Zone > Pokhara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 43 Specialty lodging in Pokhara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Raniban Retreat 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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