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“Friendly personal service” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Metropolitan Kantipur
Paknajol, Kathmandu, Nepal   |  
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Ranked #84 of 372 Kathmandu B&B and Inns
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“Friendly personal service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

People visit Kathmandu for many reasons and often find it a bit of a shock to begin with. Hotel Metropolitan Kantipur was our first stop after arriving and we found it a safe and helpful haven in the hurly burly that is street life in this bustling city. We learnt about the daily power cuts and were surprised to see the considerable (and unsung) use made of solar power. Power cuts were daily while we were there during the winter 2012, but not at the same time every day. Nevertheless, meals were prepared, water was heated and lights (of different strengths) kept shining.

While there was no heating available (other than the supplied hot water bottle for bed time), the situation must be different in the summer as each room had an airconditioning unit.

The proprietors of this establishment are an eminent doctor and his brother, the latter being Deaf. Accordingly, this is a popular place with volunteer doctors (I think there were five there during our stay) who come for 3-4 month placements, and with visiting Deaf people. Nevertheless, ordinary travellers are also regular guests.

Breakfast and dinner are available and tea/coffee is available much of the time from the kitchen staff. The food on offer is largely Nepalese. Rooms are comfortable with minimum amenities. The help from the front desk is excellent.

The hotel is situated close to the crowded narrow streets of the Thamel shopping area, with everything you might want for sale.

This is not a 4 star international hotel, but would be recommended as among the top local hotels. We enjoyed our stay and would return here should we visit Kathmandu again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Paknajol, Kathmandu, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #84 of 372 B&Bs / Inns in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
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