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Thamel Eco Resort
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Chibahal, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal   |  
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Ranked #58 of 374 Kathmandu B&B and Inns
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“great place, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

i have stayed at Thamel Eco Resort many times now and it continues to be a fantastic place to stay. The staff is very helpful and friendly and Rajan, the owner will bend over backwards to accommodate you. It was always nice after a day of wandering around Kathmandu to be able to go back to the peace and friendliness of the resort at the end of the day. I don't think I will ever stay at another hotel in Kathmandu.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the sound of the dancing girl club near the resort are better.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Indiana, USA
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

I stayed at the Thamel Eco Resort three times as part of a trekking tour. As others have said, each time the room was different, but I loved all the rooms. If you are going to stay there, be sure to get a room with a working air conditioner! The staff went out of their way to take care of us, the breakfast (included) was very generous with a wide selection, and the interior courtyard was a real oasis from the sensory overload of Kathmandu.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

On our recent trip to India,Nepal and Tibet we stayed at the Thamel Eco Resort three times. This was one of our favourite hotels on the whole trip. Nothing fancy, but very comfortable and clean. The breakfast, which is included, was fabulous with lots of selection. Very friendly staff and a very convenient location in the Thamel district. The hotel is built around a very pretty courtyard garden at the end of an alley which makes you feel like you have entered an oasis.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

We stayed here on three occassions over three weeks, once that we booked ourselves and twice by the tour trekking company. The first room we got is 104. DO NOT stay in that room or the ones on either side. It is right by the bar, and people sit outside your room talking and drinking, as there is little seating at the actual bar place. You get the noise of people arriving and departing all through the night. The worse aspect is, that the bathroom wall does not meet the ceiling and you hear, and smell, the people in the bathroom from the room next door. The cold water does not always work either. We asked to be shifted but they refused. When we came back from our Trek, they tried to put us in this room again. We refused. Eventually we were given room 401 which was a bigger room, had air conditioning, and a reasonable sized bathroom, but little hot water. We wanted this room for the third time we stayed there, but instead got a shoebox room (503) with no fan or air conditioning. The window above the bed was not suitable to open due to the noise and anyone being able to climb into the room The bed hit the door. There was nowhere to hang your clothes, not even a chair! The bathroom was tiny, but we did get good hot water, that day; the next morning there was no cold water at all. There was an adjoining door with a padlock to the room next door and everything could be heard between the two rooms, like snoring and conversation. We had to sit outside using the little table and chairs provided. The breakfast is average to below average, the highlight being the freshly made omelette. They have one complimentary computer but with the power problems as well as the computer being out of order most of the time, it is not something to count on. The best part of the hotel, is that they do store your luggage and its location to shopping and restaurants. However taxis are unable to find it, or with the way the traffic flows will not go to it. We used to have to walk every time from being dropped off somewhere else.

Room Tip: go for the more expensive rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

I thought the Thamel Eco Resort was a good accomodation for my trips in and out of Thamel. During my visit to Nepal, I landed at the Thamel Eco Resort three different times and each time the room was VERY different, which is why it is difficult to rate the property. My first room was a 5 out of 5-- spacious and with a window in the bathroom (which is important since electricity comes and goes). My second room was a 2 out of 5 -- first floor, no glass on the window opening, which meant it was either completely dark in the room or I had peeping toms passing by constantly on the 1st floor. I also didn't feel very secure without glass or screen. My final room was a 5 out of 5 as well. Fifth floor made a good hike up the stairs with luggage, but the room was nice and bright and even had an A/C unit when the electricity was on. Overall pleased! The courtyard is a little bit of peace & quiet within the honking and hustle of the Thamel streets.

Room Tip: 5th floor has AC, which is nice when the electricity was on. My 3rd floor room was nice, too. Stay a...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

The hotel was fine - rooms were clean, decent beds. Bathrooms were just a shower onto the floor and toilet which I hate. But it was the worst night ever as there were dogs barking non-stop down in the courtyard. One would think the night staff would try to keep them out so that guests could get a decent night sleep. We then cancelled our night reserved for 2 nights later and they refused to refund saying we need to cancel before midnight on the first night! Very unhappy! We stayed at the Kathmandu Guest House the next night and it was older but quiet!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

We stayed here as part of our Earthbound Expeditions EBC trek and were very happy with the service, the rooms and the breakfast. It's situated right in the heart of Thamel which is excellent if this is your first time to Kathmandu as it's cleaner and more well lit than the rest of Kathmandu and easier to navigate. For Kathmandu standards this is an excellent hotel - the powercuts (load-shedding) and subsequent limited hot water were a little frustrating but not a reflection of the hotel as this is a Kathmandu-wide phenomenon.
Would definitely recommend staying there.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Chibahal, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 374 B&Bs / Inns in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Thamel Eco Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 42 room eco friendly boutique hotel with a garden has 19 brand new rooms in brand new building and 23 rooms in Old Building. Out of 42 rooms 18 are Deluxe with A/C, 1 suite room and 6 common bathrooms.While the pillars of the hotel at its entrance and the carvings over its windows replicate the artful heritage of Nepalese architecture, you feel like being in a traditional Nepali home in some of its rooms that display typical Nepalese pottery.A miniature Buddhist stupa in the middle of its front courtyard brings an ambience of peace, conveying the chief concern of the hotel to offer you a full repose of body and mind.Thamel Eco resort (TER) offers affordable prices, as well as a convenient location. Situated in the heart of the tourist district of Thamel, you are never far from restaurants or shops. Visit the King's Palace Musium, Swayambhu nath - the most revered Buddhist stupa in Nepal, and because you are in Thamel you can't miss the Thamel Chowk, with its countless restaurants and shops. At the hotel, guests enjoy complimentary wireless internet access, fruits and tea / coffee. Thamel Eco Resort makes for an excellent choice to stay in the tourist district of Kathmandu. ... more   less 
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