The Crowne Plaza Soaltee - a great hotel for Kathmandu.
We tried a few options in the city, this was the best. Not 5 stars, but a solid 4 I'd say. Restaurant is decent with a decent selection and quality of different foods. Shisha on the patio outside is nice and you get to watch all the guests arrive and depart. It took them about 30 minutes to prepare it though.
I like how the hotel is in its own gated compound. That's not always a good thing, but after spending a couple days navigating the craziness of Kathmandu, its a welcome retreat from the chaos of the rest of the city.
Beware taking a taxi to get back, there is another hotel named the 'Crowne Plaza' in the city, and it's not nearly as nice as this one. Our driver brought us to this other hotel first. He didn't think I was staying at the Crowne Plaza Soaltee... probably because I was dressed to blend in with the rest of the city.
Rooms are nice, a little outdated but that adds some charm to the property. Service was spotty when we were dressed casual to go outside exploring, but they perked right up when we got more formally dressed for dinner.
Overall its a good hotel, and good value for the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the natural beauty of Nepal and strive for business success at the pioneering 5-star Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee hotel.The preferred hotel for heads of states visiting Kathmandu, our 12 acres of landscaped grounds echo the mountainous beauty of the Kathmandu Valley, with vibrant gardens surrounding our open veranda. You can stroll the grounds in peace and absorb the mountain view that surrounds Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee, then drop into Rodi Bar for a celebratory drink.Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee is in peaceful Tahachal, 4 km from the palaces and temples of Durbar Square in the city centre. You're 6km from Pashupatinath Temple and 3km to Swayambhunath Stupa shrine. Tribhuvan International Airport is 8 km away.You can host stylish banquets, conventions and conferences in one of 7 elegant meeting rooms with space for 20-1,200 people. Gaze up at the mountains while you float in the pool or wind down with one of our rejuvenating therapies. You'll find Italian food at Al Fresco, Chinese at China Garden and Awadhi cuisine at our speciality Indian restaurant, Kakori and all day dining option at Garden Terrace.Ask Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee's Concierge to arrange hiking trips into the mountains and villages of Kathmandu Valley that will open up Himalayan panoramas or give you an insight into Nepali culture. When you return from your inspiring adventure, sink into your bedroom's inviting luxury sheets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Kathmandu
- Crowne Plaza Hotel Kathmandu