We arrived at the Guest House after an Airport pickup and a drive through the noisy streets of Kathmandu to arrive at this quiet haven. It is a few minutes walk to the centre of Thamal but so far away in terms of hustle and bustle. Turning into the arrival courtyard we were delighted to see a larger than life Buddha statue welcoming us. Entering the hotel was like a breath of fresh air, the hotel was decorated with the door and window carvings of Nepal, calming pictures of Bhuddist deities and memorabilia from Tibet.
The kitchen supplied a choice of breakfasts and a great food for lunch or dinner if you wanted to have a quiet meal in a relaxing place.The food was great with a good variety and the miso soup, a particular favorite of mine was refreshing and wholesome The grassed courtyard where meals could be served was a delight to sit in, either in the open or under the shade of a veranda.
The water was always hot whenever I wanted to take a shower. The rooftop garden was a great place to sit and have a drink and survey the Kathmandu valley usually through a bit of pollution but we were in Kathamndu after all.
Ganesh Khadka, Sales Representative and Tour Organiser was most helpful. He organised taxis for us if we needed them, gave us advice on prices we might expect to pay for transport. He organised a stand in hotel for us when the hotel was full for a couple of days when we returned from our travels to Pokara. He and was most helpful for me in particular. In a chance conversation about my return flight I mentioned that I was flying out at 3pm the next day on Singapore Airlines when he told me that the flight departure had been changed to 1pm. Whew, if he hadnt been so helpful I would have arrived at the airport just in time to see my flight take off. So thank you so much Ganesh.
A great place to stay and I would certainly recommend it to anyone visiting Kathamndu, wanting to be close to the action and having a place of retreat to recharge ones energy.
Rooms in the older section have the most charm
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