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“Oldish hotel, good location” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Vaishali
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box: 206, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal   |  
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Ranked #101 of 149 Hotels in Kathmandu
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Oldish hotel, good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in 2 different rooms. First room was very old and second room in a much better condition. Seems like rooms on higher levels have been more recently renovated.

Good location in the centre of Thamel and walking distance to all shops.

Friendly staff

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

thamel's the tourist / traveller centre of kathmandu, and there's lots of little hotels and guest houses here. vaishali would be one of the best hotels in the area. the rooms are clean, service is better than most. power (like most of kathmandu) has brownouts and internet access get's choppy. but the location's great, it's walking distance to all the cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs. to Durbar Sq if you want to ..

don't expect 5 stars (if you want a 5 star hotel, stay at the Hyatt). but if you're after the best hotel in the Thamel Area, this would be in the top handful. by international standards, it would be a 3 to 3 1/2 star hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I found the Vaishali to be fantastically located but I suppose the downside of this are the nightclubs next door that go until 2am for Wednesday-Sunday nights… so loud I felt like the nightclub was actually IN my room, even my iPod couldn't drown it out. The rooms were also REALLY tired (not a lot of money or effort needed to be spent to make them reasonable, maintenance had just been done so badly, sometimes regrouting and repairs made the rooms look even worse); and out of the 4 showers I had during my stay, none were hot (only lukewarm).
The breakfast was pretty average too compared to some other hotels in the area, but the A La Carte menu was pretty good.
Staff were OK, the head honchos at reception were generally not very friendly but everyone else was warm and kind.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This hotel really needs a big facelift. The rooms are in terrible condition. The location is great and this could be the best hotel in Thamel if they wanted. Now it is by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed, anywhere.

First of all, the rooms are in the worst shape imaginable. Floors made of plastic (they say they are brand new), electric sockets don't work (I had 5 in my room and only one of them delivered electricity). Internet does not reach all the rooms properly although it is quite expensive. The shower room looks as if it was 50 years old and what worst, I had freaking 2 inch tall mushrooms growing out of the room corners!! Please see the photo!
How is this even possible!?

Second thing, the breakfast. I ended up eating it outside as the breakfast is absolutely useless. Congratulations on also making the worst coffee anywhere! The kitchen staff is helpless. Good omelets though but that's all I could find to eat.

They say it is a 4-star hotel. I would rate it just barely one if even that. The worst hotel I have ever stayed in anywhere. That is a big shame as with this location they could be one of the best in Thamel. Manager, please get a grip!

The staff is very friendly but obviously, the management is absolutely useless. I can only advice to stay away from this so called hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This is a good hotel in a quiet area of Thamel, Kathmandu. The rooms are large and in better condition than most hotels in the area. The staff is amazing and what sets this hotel apart from all the others. I was always greeted with a enthusiastic "namaste" from the guard at the gate and then another "namaste" from the doorman. I worked with Sanju to arrange rooms for an incoming group and she was wonderful to work with and always had a giant smile on her face.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Varazdin, Croatia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

In the center of Thamel, good approach, safe. Staff friendly at the service all the time, bar opened most of the time, rooms spacious. Book in advance to get good price or you have to overpay the room! Very good small shops around the Hotel!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Channel Islands, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

My friend suggested this place because her sister PRatibha Aryal works over. She was very humble and gentle loved it & loved the stay. Excellent place located in a heart of capital city of nepal. We had a warm welcome,humble and welcoming staffs. Clean and hygenic would love to come over again during my next visit.
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  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: P.O. Box: 206, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #101 of 149 Hotels in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Vaishali 3.5*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vaishali is situated in Thamel -The heart of kathmandus business cultural and shopping district,just 20 minutes from the airport. Vaishali offers guests a choice of 95 centrally air-conditioned elegant modern rooms including 8 splendid suites to cater the needs of the travellers. ... more   less 
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