We were guests of the Radisson for 3 nights while visiting Kathmandu in February.
This is a very busy hotel with an international clientele. Inexplicably, the lobby is decorated with prints from Paris, etc. and does not play up its location, as does for example, the magnificent Dwarika hotel. The hotel, however, is undergoing significant expansion and hopefully the new building will reflect its magnificent architectural and artistic legacy.
Our room, while not luxurious, was well equipped and included a flat screen T.V., make up mirror, toiletries, laundry bag, etc. Turn down service was available. Housekeeping was good, although there are some long term maintenance issues.
There are rolling power failures in the city-load shedding- but the back-up generators come on very quickly. We did experience the water being off for 15 minutes one day.
The location of this hotel is excellent. It’s in the diplomatic area and we were able to walk around the area comfortably and without any concerns for our safety.
The strong suit of the hotel is its staff. Door men, guards, porters, front desk, and restaurant staff were without exception charming, agreeable, and service oriented. One is more disposed to overlook some of the hotel’s flaws as a result. For example, we were there during wedding season. The hotel’s main dining room has windows that face a lovely court yard with waterfall. The area had been set up for an event. Days after, the tables remained with table cloths still on them. Not a pretty or reassuring site in terms of care and attention to detail. But we were less upset about it because we enjoyed the staff.
Breakfast had a good variety of foods, including both western and Asian dishes. We had an early Everest flight one morning with pick up at 6:30 am. Although the restaurant does not open until 6:30, our guide arranged for them to open at 6:00 to accommodate us.
There is an Olive Garden (likely not the brand) serving Mediterranean food and also an Outback menu (again, likely not the brand) featuring meat. We did not eat there.
We did have a drink at the Splash Bar on the 5th floor. It was pleasant, although the service was a tad amateurish and the furnishings outdated and shabby. The hotel also has another bar and patisserie in a separate building on the property.
Despite, its problems, the hotel is a good option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Radisson Hotel Kathmandu which opened in 1998 is favorably situated in Lazimpat, a prime city center location. A five star eight-story hotel is designed and built to meet the international standard and to provide quality service to the guest who value time and great service. Being in the capital city, it is adjacent to the Royal Palace and conveniently nestled in the diplomatic proximity within easy walking distance to the popular tourist spots like Durbarmarg and Thamel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Kathmandu
- Kathmandu Radisson