The Le Meridien Gokarna is unquestionably a lovely hotel set in a stunning environment of old forest teaming with exotic animals such as deer and monkeys. Its golf course is another huge draw, extremely challenging whilst also playable for beginners. Unfortunately, that is all the positive remarks I can make on the establishment. For the abysmal level of service manages to eclipse any advantages the hotel might posess. It is as if the whole army of staff serving at the hotel were employed the very day before our arrival, given uniforms and job titles, but without a single word of training or advice on what it is they are supposed to be doing. Think of an entire hotel staffed by Basil Fawlty’s, and you will be somewhere near understanding the tragedy of comedies the hotel represents. On the first day my companion and I laughed off the inordinately bad service, reassuring ourselves that it was all part of travelling and we just had to relax. But after 3 days of monumental blunder following monumental blunder, the whole experience felt like ancient water torture, ie small droplets of water continuously falling onto your head until you are so broken you are willing to confess to anything. I’m sure survivors of these practices have been no happier at their release than we were when we were finally able to check out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gokarna Forest Resort... A tranquil Heaven to quiet Hideaways.Situated within the city limits of Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Gokarna Forest Resort is located inside the serene temperate Gokarna Forest, the former private Royal hunting grounds of the Kings of Nepal. A winding road climbs leads through the forest up to the main complex, comprising a mix of subtly majestic Malla period architecture, Rana period lodges, and sanctuaries harmoniously blending with nature. Further on exotic Forest View cottage rooms are set beside a century old restored Hunter's lodge. A quiet peaceful haven set between ancient towering trees with glimpses of the second fairway in the valley below make the perfect getaway for a few days of golf, relaxation and rejuvenation at the Spa, enchanting forest walks, and time close to nature. SPA & HEALTH CLUB Amongst majestic trees on the edge of a plateau overlooking Gokarna Forest and the grassed valley below, Harmony Spa combines therapeutic care with a natural environment impossible to recreate elsewhere. Included are a variety of rejuvenating courses, emphasizing Ayurvedic treatments within Ayura, a dedicated Ayurvedic treatment area, the Adam & Eve, and Serenity massage rooms. The Health club encompasses Apsara, the Beauty Treatment center, an indoor temperature controlled swimming pool, luxurious changing rooms each with a Sauna, Steam room, and Jacuzzi. The large well equipped gym, the finest in the country, overlooks the forest through large windows. GOLF COURSE Against the backdrop of the snow capped Himalayas, close to the heart of Kathmandu city, South Asia's finest, and one of the world's most spectacular Golf Resort Courses is stunningly set within 470 acres of the hundreds years old Gokarna Forest Reserve. Designed by David Kidd (Gleneagles Golf Developments of Scotland), the 6,715 yard par 72 course boasts the only Bent Grass Greens in South Asia, making it one of the highlights of the professional tour circuits in the region. The serenity and setting are overwhelming. Deer and monkey wander freely, as will the spirits of all who enter. Truly an enchanting sanctuary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gokarna Forest Hotel Kathmandu
- Kathmandu Le Meridien
- Le Meridien Kathmandu