We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Charming and friendly” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kantipur Temple House

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Save
You added Kantipur Temple House to your Saves list
Kantipur Temple House
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Chusyabahal, Jyatha Tol | Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #23 of 138 Hotels in Kathmandu
Dubai
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Charming and friendly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2010

My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend in April 2010. The place was packed full of charm and the staff were delightful. The generator wasn't great but the sporadic electricity is something you just have to accept if staying at a budget hotel in Kathmandu.

The location was perfect as we were able to walk to most of the major signseeing spots and the Greater Thamal area.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

465 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    238
    171
    35
    13
    8
See reviews for
44
176
75
19
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (73)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2010

My daughter who was living in Nepal at the time suggested this hotel for my visit. (She had checked out a number of hotels in the Thamel area and this was her favorite). I found it simply wonderful. It was in a quiet part of Thamel but very close to the Thamel taxi stand. It also does its best to be "Green" which in Nepal is not easy to find. Breakfast was very good and helped my transition from Western food to Nepali cuisine. The garden was a nice touch and the doorman/guard was simply charming although we communicated only through smiles. I read some of the other reviews and found the criticisms to be off point. It is a few US dollars more than other hotels in the area but worth it.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alassio, Italy
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
53 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2010

Nice quiet setting a few steps away from busy Thamel. Red brick building gives a nice atmosphere that is also reflected in the room and courtyard. The room is spacious and comfortable against local standards. Do not expect full international standards though: the bathroom is very simple, cleanliness is a sligthtly relative concept. Breakfast is varied and (as all meals) can be had indoors, in the courtyard, and rooftop. I would advise courtyard for an evening meal as a nice setting although the price / quality ratio does not meet other options in the area.
The main issue was that I soon discovered that I could find (and did use) similar standard hotels for about a third of the price (in my case, namely the International Guest House).

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2010 via mobile

A beautiful hotel a couple of minutes walk from thamel. The garden is the perfect place to relax with a drink after a day in the madness of Kathmandu. Gorgeous, spacious rooms which have ensuites with plenty of hot water. Great value for money and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed May 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bahrain
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2010

We have just come back from a 4 night stay at this hotel- 2 days at the beginning of our trip and 2 at the end. I found it a lovely, relaxing place. The garden is beautiful and the setting just off a busy road means that you really don't hear all the traffic and noise that you would if you were closer to the street.
The staff were brilliant- really friendly and helpful.
The hotel itself is apparently only 11 years old but could so easily be 411. It's a stunning building filled with intricate carvings and brickwork. Really beautifully done. Plants and statues are everywhere.
The rooms were simple but nice. We had the same triple room for both stays and I was hoping to get to see another room for the second stay. Each inner room opens up facing the courtyard so I was hoping to see a different aspect.
The electricity cuts are a real pain but the hotel have a generator and we never lacked for hot water (just remember to let the tap run into the bucket for a few minutes). I would suggest to the hotel that they try and put a second backup light in the bathrooms as a power cut even in the middle of the day left our bathroom in complete darkness. Possibly adding one power outlet would also help with recharging cameras etc.
The food was very good- especially the Nepali menu. We tried about half of that menu and loved it all. The restaurant is quite slow at night -probably because they don't have full power- so our children sometimes didn't get fed until 9pm.
I did find the rooms quite hot. No AC and no fan was OK for the first 2 nights but for our final two the weather warmed up and it was really hot in the room. I think they have portable fans if you ask but on our second stay I don't recall it being in the room.
Overall I loved this hotel and was really impressed with the amount of thought that has gone into it's construction. The owner Bharat makes an effort to meet all his guests and discuss his vision for the hotel. He emphasises the importance of saving water, avoiding plastics etc. If only everyone in Nepal could do the same.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Copenhagen
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

Nice, quiet location with beautiful architecture and with exquisite woodwork and decorations reminiscent of a Nepali temple or palace. Great rooms with similar decor and feel as the temple style of the hotel itself.
Relaxing and soothing courtyard with temple-like niches with an assortment of Buddhas and other exotic figures and carvings. Perfect place to relax during a break from sight-seing in Kathmandu and environs.
There is also a spacious roof-top terrace for quiet contemplation with views of the mountains partially hidden behind the edge of the valley. Beautiful and practical.
Extremely friendly, attentive and well-informed staff regarding sights in Kathmandu and an excellent restaurant with both Asian, Nepali and Western dishes of extremely high quality.
We would greatly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
london
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

Stayed here for a few days early March and again later in month. Booked by an agent but we moved out during our second stay and found a much cheaper alternative (Kathmandu Resort Hotel). The hotel (Kantipur) is situated in a quiet part of Kathmandu and that 's probably the best thing about it, although we were warned by a local not to walk the streets in the immediate area after dark.
The hotel has a certain charm but the price of the accommodation is far too high. When we complained, they did reduce their charges but it was still far higher (4 times the price) than similar hotels.
The accommodation was ok but the ensuite bathroom was awful. The smell of sewage meant you had to keep the door closed between the bathroom and the room. The fixtures and fittings were grubby - in fact we both had stomach problems when we were there and they miraculously improved when we left the hotel. We put some clothes into wash and they were returned grubbier than they had gone in. The roof terrace was a welcome surprise but it probably won't be for much longer as there was frantic building work going on all around it when we were there.The food was below average.Buffet breakfast was left uncovered so it wasn't only the guests who had something to eat. The serving hatch to the kitchen was blackened with continuous grubby use. The electricity problems of Kathmandu (2 hours a day, and it could be 2 hours in the middle of the night) are exasperated at this hotel because of it's decor. Designed in a traditional style, it has few windows and a dark interior, guaranteed to make even a simple excursion to the restaurant an event. A few doors away there's a small cafe 'Spicy Affair' run by a charming woman who serves much better food for a fraction of the price of the hotel.On one occasion, we had to use the phone in our room to make an urgent call to London (had to use the phone in our room because our stomachs wouldn't permit us to travel far from the loo). We were charged 2400 rupees to make this call.We definitely wouldn't return to this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Kantipur Temple House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Kantipur Temple House

Address: Chusyabahal, Jyatha Tol | Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Kathmandu
#15 Family Hotel in Kathmandu
#17 Business Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kantipur Temple House 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Despegar.com, Asiatravel.com Holdings, Travelocity, Agoda, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Kantipur Temple House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Kantipur Temple House Hotel Kathmandu
Kantipur Temple Hotel
Kantipur Temple Kathmandu

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Kantipur Temple House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.