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Hotel Yak & Yeti
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box: 1016, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal   |  
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Ranked #52 of 149 Hotels in Kathmandu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Very happy with service and accommodation. Not central to the shops but very pretty spot. Breakfast good and service on tables good. The curtains are looking tired in the rooms and locks on room hard to use, but everything else ok. Great experience compared to other hotels, enjoyed a Nepalese restaurant close by.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Even if I haven't tried any other hotels in Kathmandu, Yak and Yeti did the job for us. Far enough from the main road to be very quiet but still very close to restaurants and shops. Room was fine and service impeccable. Internet is not free. About 12$USD a day. You can get free wi-fi any any restaurants or coffee shop in KTM so we used the money instead to get a great coffee at Himalayan Java while surfing the web. That hotel has a pool and a beautiful garden to relax. Basically nothing bad to say.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Yak and Yeti is one of the old 5 stars in Kathmandu and is located bang in the center of Kathmandu on Darbar Marg. The area has lot of nice restaurants and hotels and very close to the King's palace.

Y&Y has retained its old world charm, and while some new sections have spoilt the look a bit, it still makes you go back to the 70's and 80's.

The Hotel has a beautiful lawn ( make sure your room faces the lawn) and a morning/evening cup of tea and snacks on the lawn is a very nice experience.

The rooms are decently maintained.But the entire hotel has a bit worn-out look .

On the whole, a good experience in a decent 5 star hotel with a old world charm in a great location.

Room Tip: It should be a lawn facing room.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

My wife, daughter and I stayed here in October, 2012. We had a delightful time. The hotel is located a five minute walk to one of the main shopping streets in Kathmandu. The rooms were large and clean and the beds very comfortable. Both the breakfast and dinner buffets contained a wide variety of food choices. The staff was very attentive. The lawn and grounds surrounding the hotel are quite tranquil and peaceful. This is an excellent 5-star hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I have stayed at many hotels in Asia. The Yak and Yeti was excellent. I loved the gardens in the backyard, the breakfast was excellent, the room was adequate with good plumbing, soft linnens. I liked the pidgeons outside the window.

Nice workout room with lots of equipment.

Most of all the service was excellent. The staff are friendly and professional.

I left my cell phone in the room. I was sure it was lost. But an email to the front desk manager revealed that housekeeping had found it, and they mailed it back to me in Los Angeles.

I would definately recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: The garden view rooms are nicer in my opinion
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We had a good stay in this hotel. Do not expect any luxury but the service is good, rooms are clean and quite good variety on the breakfast buffet. It is quite big difference in standard of the rooms so make sure you get one of the better ones...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you chose to ignore the worn out carpets in places and little smelly couches, this hotel definitely has a old worldly charm, including the laid back attitude! But our needs were answered promptly, almost all the time. Their restaurant staff are particularly attentive. Food is quite good. Breakfast is sumptuous.
The hotel's location is another advantage. Thamel is a mere 10 minutes walk. But do check out the shops around the hotel for surprise bargains! If you are not in the mood for shopping, the cosy poolside or the sprawling lawn is just the area to soak in the sun or to catch up on reading. The Piano Lounge is good in the evening.
But honestly, the place needs a little revamp. The Air conditioning and the plumbing definitely need a overhaul. Still, a good place to recommend, despite being a tad overpriced! (Shouldn't complain though. Gave us a complimentary upgrade for being return customers!)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Yak & Yeti

Address: P.O. Box: 1016, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu
#13 Spa Hotel in Kathmandu
#21 Business Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Yak & Yeti 5*
Number of rooms: 270
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Yak and Yeti, is a luxury 5-star deluxe hotel in the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal. Modern day sophistication greets cultural heritage in the ample grounds of the 100-year-old palace and newly designed structure of the hotel. Find refuge among antique fountains, gilded temples and emerald gardens as you remain just moments away from all the shops and adventure of the Kathmandu city, located at Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal ... more   less 
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