We stayed at the Crowne Plaza in Kathmandu for 2 nights in April 2011. It was overall a good experience, with nice staff. However, the services (coffee, food, water,...) are over priced: ~12 USD for a cup of espresso!!! The hotel is a bit old and needs to be refurbished. We tried the Chinese restaurant, which was not bad. The breakfast garden restaurant is really nice and offers variety. Rooms are clean, spacious, and we had a communicating room, which was really practical and made rooms look bigger. So if you are staying in more than a room, you definitely need to request a communicating one. The only negative aspect of the room was the smell of cigarettes (despite he fact that we requested a non-smoking room).