Hi we stayed here earlier this year, my friend booked this on our behalf so I had nothing to do with the bookingof it.
Ok lets get to the point here, it's not that bad as you enter the reception area and the staff kind of try and rush you into the next available room they have. The staff were resonably polite during the stay. Rooms look a little worn out and could do with painting and some minor D.I.Y, couldnt figure out what was happening with our AC it was blowing out warm air, we moved rooms and the same thing happened again NO A/C!!!!, called reception and the excuse was that the generators frequently stop etc etc etc so I just gave up with their Bull [--].
My Friend and myself had some bad luck as we tried to order room service, we wanted 2 Chicken Burgers and Fries.....they send up 2 vegie burgers instead, furious as we were we decided to ring the kitchen and explained to them that we ordered Chicken but they point blank accused us for the error and we had a real heated argument with the Chef and exchanged some good swear words with him!!!(we also speak the Lingo)
Oh by the way this happened again a few days later!!!....CHICKEN!!!! NOT VEG!!!!...PANCHORD!!!(rude word...wont translate)
Went for a tour of the hotel...looking for the Gym...SHOCK HORROR!! , only one running machine not plugged into wall as plug was missing also live electric wire hanging out of wall, could only find one dumbell, heavier weight bell had no fastening ends very dangerous and very depressing atmosphere no one had used this place for years and you can tell. Hair saloon looked like something from 1970 or maybe 1965, small swimming pool with only access from front of Hotel yes front hahaha....not very nice.
Breakfast very limited menu and not very good, I forgot to mention this as this is the icing on the cake......
We booked this from a agent in Delhi who didnt tell us about the secret Casino package??? yes Casino package means every night you stay at this stupid Hotel you a greeted by a strange gambling addict who will try his hardest to drag you down to the local Casino (in his car) every night and buy gambling chips on your name as the locals are not permitted to participate in gambling & once they buy the chips with their money you can play but they tell you were to place the bets and are free to leave after 10 minutes of being there. We argued with him every day as he harrased us to join him down the Casino, he also threatened us that if we dont go with him the Hotel room price would increase!!!! he also made us feel bad on last night with major guilt routine and we stupidly went and done the usual routine but this time we bought our own chips and won $16,000 hahaha!!!! result....so was worth it in the end.
My advice is to stay somewhere else....please stay somewhere else I beg you!!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Hotel, Kathmandu is a 4-star hotel in Nepal strategically located in the heart of the city's dynamic business, cultural and entertainment hubs. Some of the major landmarks of the city are located within accessible distance from the hotel which include the Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple), National Museum and the Seto Gumba (White Monastery) . Other attractions near the hotel include Casino Mahjong, United World Trade Centre and Bluebird Mall. Grand Hotel is accredited as the tallest hotel in Nepal. The furnishings are stylish and contemporary and the hotel provides all modern facilities including wifi access through out the hotel and 24 hour cctv surveillance . Other facilities include an all day dining Coffee shop "Rendezvous" serving International Cuisine; "Maharaja" Restaurant (Fine Dining) serving Mughlai cuisine accompanied by live singing (Ghazal); 24 hour in room dining and finally a beauty parlour and a Spa which offer a range of Himalayan treatments according to your needs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Kathmandu