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“I dont recommend for rats” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Annapurna
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P O Box 140, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu 14229, Nepal   |  
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Ranked #47 of 138 Hotels in Kathmandu
Mikkeli
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“I dont recommend for rats”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2008

We stayed a few nights with my wife; I was on work assignment.
The hotel was worn down, but the breakfast was OK and the location is good. Service at the front desk was OK.
One evening we noticed a continuous squeaking noise.
it turned out to be two young rats (or huge mice) that were stuck in the glue-trap set in the closet. Apparently it would take the entire night or more for them to die slowly.

We complained and changed room, but they didnt even apologise. It was a bit difficult to get sleep for listening to every little noise...

Stayed October 2007
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2008

I stayed here in 2005, also for a meeting, and it was shiny enough at the time. Now, 3 years later, it's looking rundown. It's a 5 star hotel and supposed to be one of Kathmandhu's best, but the room was a standard, boring one, the walls were thin, and... wait for it. A tiny cockroach ran across my sheets one morning (though a friend at a 4 star told me the same thing happened to him, perhaps it can't be avoided in this city).

The gym is tiny, didn't inspire me to try to use it, the pool is large, but not so inviting. I thought the staff were neither unfriendly nor charming, some nicer than others, but not fantastic.

The breakfast was OK.

For the price (more than double than some of the other mid-range hotels - which are just fine), you get a TV, a fridge, and free breakfast. But really, not so charming, and needing some sparkle, or clean-up, or tune-up...

  • Liked — Someone else paid for it.
  • Disliked — Neighbours who woke up at 5:30am each morning.
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2008

This is a great place to stay in Kathmandu. It's close to the touristy Thamel district but close enough to walk. The rooms are clean and quiet. The staff is extremely friendly. Everybody says hello to you when you walk by. We loved the Indian restaurant in the hotel (Ghar-e-Kabob) and also spent a lot of time at the pool. I think they said it's the largest pool in Kathmandu? There's a business center that offers all the services you need while on the road. They charge fee for internet but it's not too expensive. I felt that I got a good value for my money ($100 a night including taxes) and really enjoyed my stay. I highly recommend this hotel!

  • Liked — Friendliness of staff
  • Disliked — Laundry services are too expensive
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2007

Trekking in Nepal and decided to spoil myself on my last couple days with a 5 star hotel. I slept in a lot of interesting and basic rooms trekking for an average of $5 a night but none so filthy as this. Little did I know this would ruin an almost perfect trip. The room they gave me was 1 star quality. The stench from the mold in the room was overwhelming, everything was dirty. When I complained and asked the Manager to come to the room and verify my observations he refused. From other reviews I have read the mold and smell issues are well documented. I was offered an upgraded room for $40 more per night and since they already had my money I had no choice. I paid for a slightly better room that still smelled of mold with garage sale furniture and old linins. The price I ended up paying was the same as the Yak and Yeti which is a beautiful place and truely a 5 star establishment. The breakfast buffet was good and aside from the Manager as with pretty much every Nepali the staff was very nice. Stay away!

Stayed October 2007
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2007

The hotel is very well located in central Kathmandu but does not have an ounce of the hospitality from the Taj group that owned it earlier. Rooms were comfortable and had old fittings. The bathroom had a musty smell, the carpets were run down. But the food was surprisingly good. Not friendly staff, since one of them snatched the Indian newspaper from my hand and the restaurant manager forbid me to pick up the paper from the restaurant. Appalling hospitality.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Houston, TX
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2006

Stayed at the Annapurna for a total of 4 nights during October in between trips. While the rooms could use updating I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Very friendly service and the food at the Coffee Shop as well as the food in the Chinese restaurant are excellent. Great breakfast buffett. Walking distance to Thamel. Huge pool. Will definitely stay there again on my next visit to Kathmandu.

  • Stayed October 2006, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2005

We just returnd from Nepal. We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. I liked the hotel very much especially for the good service & the pleasant & efficient staff. The hotel is catagorized as a 5* hotel - we stayed in a standard room - the room is more like a 3* hotel room in Europe but maybe the catagories in Nepal are somewhat different. The room & all the hotel is clean although the bathroom is somewhat shabby. The price we got the room for was very fair - we booked through a Nepalic agent who was very useful & decent. His mail is (---). One can arrange everything through him. The breakfast includes mostly a cooked buffet - oriental food. Bread seems to be a problem in Nepal but ther is toast.
The hotel has a good location - walking distance from the Thamal area although when dark - it is better to take a bike- riksha to there. On the street there are 2 fast food restaurants.
They have a cake shop- cakes are half price between 20:30-22:00. The hotel has a large swimming pool.
I will like to come back to Nepal & to this hotel.

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Address: P O Box 140, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu 14229, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Casino Hotel in Kathmandu
#9 Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu
#12 Spa Hotel in Kathmandu
#15 Business Hotel in Kathmandu
#20 Family Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Annapurna 4*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Durbar Marg, Kathmandu's premier street, 5-star Hotel Annapurna has a long history of excellence in the hospitality industry. Established in 1965 and named after Annapurna, the Goddess of Abundance, the Hotel provides the finest personal service and facilities in Nepal's fabled emerald valley, and its cultural, political and commercial capital. The Hotel has a total of 151 recently renovated Deluxe and Heritage guestrooms, including 5 suites, equipped with modern amenities such as the latest flat screen TV, bedside lighting & climate control unit, tea & coffee making facilities, mini bar and electronic safe. The atmosphere within the 5-acre property is warm and relaxed, the ambiance embracing the unique and friendly essence of Nepali culture and traditions. The Hotel is an architectural marvel, cleverly combining the local pagoda-style with contemporary flair. The Hotel is also famous for its popular eating outlets. The Coffee Shop is the all day, every day place for favourite eats and drinks and surprising new delights. The capital's most exotic Chinese restaurant, the Arniko Room, has established itself as one of the culinary wonders of modern Nepal. If the aristocratic flavour of fabled Mughal kitchens is more your to your taste, then Ghar-e-Kabab is the place to dine either alone or, better still, with your family and friends, AND when the sun goes down - or even a lot earlier - the Juneli Bar, stocked with the choicest drinks from around the world, is the perfect place to hit! In keeping with modern times, the Hotel is entirely Wi-Fi enabled. With extensive banquet and conferencing facilities, beautifully landscaped garden, one of the largest hotel swimming pools, well-equipped gym, business center and the most prestigious shopping arcade, our property is also within easy reach of religious, historical, cultural, architectural and shopping destinations, as well as Government offices, diplomatic missions and airline offices. At Annapurna, it is our promise you will feel truly blessed by the Goddess of Abundance. Hotel Annapurna,'Truly a Heritage of Hospitality' ... more   less 
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