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“Good place near Kathmandu.” 2 of 5 stars
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Pataleban Vineyard Resort
Chisapani Village | Baadbhanjyang VDC. 5, Kathmandu, Nepal   |  
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Ranked #172 of 387 Kathmandu B&B and Inns
Kathmandu, null, Nepal
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“Good place near Kathmandu.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

hotel is in very good location with average food bad tea. We had a big RAT in our room which was running on bathroom falls ceiling all night, when i complained this to front desk staff he told there is a big jungle around.. where will all the rats go??? well i am very unhappy with the front desk staffs.. kitchen staffs were friendly though...if you have to order something to eat please be prepared because its going to be served very late.

well worst of all we had a hard time while checking out. the hotel had its own vineyard so we just had a look at the wine bottle and its details, but it was on our bill which we never had and returned to waiter. additional vodka was also mentioned on our bill which we never had. Please check your bill properly while checking out... when we asked front desk lady to change our bill as there are few things we never had she told it is not possible to make another bill as it is VAT bill..however we didnt had to pay for things we never had.. but front desk boy is very fond of debating with the customers.

Well if you are looking for good view it is always okay but please make sure of your room first.. there might be a BIG RAT waiting for u

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

It Is Set Off the Street 2 Kilometers Above Prithivi Highway Turning Right After Passing 200 Meter From nagdhunga Police Post, on a un paved Road (dirt Road) This Beautiful Vineyard Winery Garden is first of Its Kind With World Class Service having Beautifully Decorated rooms ,
With Lovely Out Door Setting Foods at the Restaurant is To be found Average but the Property is Awesome it has lots of potential Rooms Are Large , with Japanese style Baths, nice wooden Parqueted Floors Large size 2 Bed room Service Apartment ( This is big Enough for Two family) The Vineyard winery Could Serve you Home Brewed wines (Season Apply ) i had nice grape fruit bowl & My Kids Just Loved That , this could be a Perfect Weekend gate away From the hectic hustle & Bustle Life on the middle of Dust In Kathmandu. I Has been here & Stayed Both Apartment & the Rooms Which i found superb For the Nepalese Standard : Staff Are Friendly helpful & Attentive In Overall This was A Great Find & Could recommend it to Any Fellow Traveler & to My Friends & i will Definitely Love to Go back .

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

A fabulous new hotel in a glorious location with its own vineyard - what more could you want? Well, some guests for a start! As far as I could see, we were the only people staying in this remarkable hotel.

Everything about it has a stamp of class and quality. A carefully designed building finished to perfection. Beautifully manicured lawns. Huge bedroom with unusually good lighting, complete with a pair of ceremonial gods sitting in their own little illuminated niches in the wall. Complimentary slippers, toothbrush and even a bottle of premium brand shampoo provided.

His & Hers bath the size of a paddling pool (the only problem being the padded head-rests which protrude so far that, in order to get wet under the shower, you need to be shaped like a crank handle).

Fully glazed conservatory-style dining room. The most hygienic downstairs toilets I have ever seen in Nepal, featuring urinals fitted with a sensor that flushes the porcelain as you approach.

The view from the garden - vineyard in the middle distance, valley far below and dense forest to the right - is magnificent.

We met the general manager and the owner, whose names I shamefully forget. Both proud of their new baby, they were supremely attentive and helpful, as were the other staff (hardly surprising given that we were the only guests!)

Now for the negatives. The evening meal was a bit of a disappointment - just the obligatory "Nepali set" of lentils, rice, pickles and a light curry. But I suppose we couldn't expect a full gourmet a la carte with so few guests staying.

Internet was prehistoric as the hotel only has one dial-up line. The manager kindly offered us a wireless dongle, which involved installing some software to make it work, yet it barely did. In such a remote location you can forgive the lack of technology.

What was unforgiveable was the room service. We returned to our bedroom in the evening to find the beds still unmade and teacups uncollected. The manager was most apologetic when we brought it to his attention.

As for the vineyard, this is a recent venture by the owner, who says he learnt about the craft in Japan. The vines are still immature and last season produced only a light rose wine. We were treated to a glass at dinner. Much ceremony as a bottle was opened and the entire staff gathered around our table to watch the British "experts" (ahem) test the new vintage. I was polite. It was young. We'll leave it at that.

So why no other guests? Apparently they are going for the conference market while the tourist trade builds up. Conference facilities are obviously good, helped by a large covered dining area on the terrace accommodating probably 60 or more people.

As if our stay was not memorable enough, the highlight was the appearance of a crowd of children from the village below who had been working on dance routines for the Nepalese autumn festival Tihar. We were treated to a magical evening of song and dance involving children from toddlers to late teens, some having a merry try, a few others performing with such polish that if I was a Bollywood producer I'd have snapped them up on the spot.

Thank you, girls and boys. If only our own kids understood the fun you get from these absorbing hobbies we would have no more "problem teenagers" here in England.

So... an extraordinary hotel yet to find its feet. It undoubtedly has real five-star potential but, in view of the current shortcomings, I can only give it four.

Special thanks to the ever-reliable Himalaya Heart Treks & Expeditions company in Kathmandu (see separate reviews) for finding us this remarkable place.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Chisapani Village | Baadbhanjyang VDC. 5, Kathmandu, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
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Ranked #172 of 387 B&Bs / Inns in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 29
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