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“Run down and awful” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Blue Horizon
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal   |  
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Ranked #79 of 138 Hotels in Kathmandu
Pokhara, Nepal
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3 hotel reviews
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“Run down and awful”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for three nights. My room was small and damp. The door didn't close properly. I had to bolt it. There was also a gap around the door, great for a peeping Tom!

The bed was comfy. Air con only worked when power was on! No hot water!

Food was ok but the staff were only friendly if you were young and gorgeous! or if you were interested in doing one of their tours.

Won't stay here again!

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Wagledevendra, Manager at Hotel Blue Horizon, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Dear Margaret,
Thank you very much for staying with us. Sad to hear that you had some sort of problems regarding the room. We apologize for your inconvenience.

It is true that the electricity problem is the biggest issue in Nepal . Not only us but almost all the hotels and companies are suffering the 12 hours + power outage, which we have already mentioned before the check-in. Still, we have managed to provide the 24 hours battery backup for the small electrical appliances like WiFi, charger, room lights etc, and the Generator is turned on upon request, so that you can use AC. This matter could have been sorted if you had asked to the General Manager but you did not.

April is the peak season and we have run out of the rooms. There are 2 rooms which are not in operation which needed few minor maintenance as you said about the doors. We showed you this room is case you like it. If I am not wrong, you have happily accepted this room even after the explanation.

Glad you liked the bed. The weather was not good so there are least possibilities to provided the hot water via solar panels. To use the electrical geysers, again the power outage problem. The generators are turned on everyday at 6 pm so there is 100 % chance to get the hot water after then.
There are rules and regulations in every Hotels around the world.

Our staff will not disturb if you are not willing to talk or want some time alone. It has nothing to do with the young and gorgeous guests. Same thing about the tour packages as well. We explain about the tour packages only once as an introduction, then ask for the second time what you have thought of it. This is our duty to guide. We do not force to take it.

Apologies once again.

Sincerely
Sincerely
ANuj R. Bajracharya
Promotion Manager
Hotel Blue Horizon
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Great hotel in Kathmandu. The food was very good, free wifi, pick up and drop off service to the airport, friendly trustworthy staff, a cute garden with tables and they even have toilet paper ;)
Parash did a lovely job of organizing my many adventures here in Nepal. I would highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Not a bit like pictures on Agoda site. My friend and I were given a "de-luxe" room which was smelly, shabby with mould on the walls. I think there are two halves to this hotel, one half has been renovated (and recommended by a friend who stayed there). However, the half we were in was very disappointing. Not only was this the worst of all he hotels we stayed in while in Nepal but it was the most expensive. We had intended to stay for three nights, but moved on to a much newer, cleaner and cheaper place after one night. We would not recommend.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Stepping into the foyer you are engulfed in an air of tranquillity from the bustling streets of Kathmandu just down the road. The warm welcome received over a steaming pot of tea quickly warms your heart to Nepal and the team of Hotel Blue Horizon. The hotel is clean, beds are comfortable, the food is delicious, close to Thamel's markets and the staff professional, friendly and ready to help organise tours for you. After a busy day exploring; recharge yourself sitting in the quiet garden with a cuppa and a chat with one of the many tourists or staff who actually care how you spent your day.
I will definitely stay here again on my next trip to Kathmandu.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We have stayed here a number of times over a number of years. The staff at the desk are very helpful guys who treat guest respectfully and are informative, the breakfasts we had there were quick and tasty. When you are paying budget - low middle prices for a room, you cannot expect hot water and electricity 24 hours a day, this is a government issue not a hotel issue, . If you want a hot shower ask the guys on the desk when the power I back on and bathe then. and grow up Nepal is a developing country .I would recommend staying in the rooms in the block above the reception. The ones in the second block although clean are darker. Our rooms were cleaned daily by lovely didi's , I would and will return again here.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This Hotel has good clean rooms, friendly staff, and an excellent restaurant. I stayed here three nights. The location is excellent as it is close to restaurants and shops in the Thamel area and is also walking distance to tourist attractions on Durbar Marga, Narayanhity Palace and Hanuman Dhoka Palace.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Hotel Blue Horizon is located in Thamel, very well location. Inexpensive, which is good for budget travellers. Very Clean. The staff is very helpful, they will give you an amazing time. I strongly recommend this place to anyone looking to have a short-term stay or a long-term stay in Kathmandu. Also, the food is relatively cheap and very good and there's a lot of variety on the menu.

Overall, I had a really good time here and I will definitely go back there in my next trip to Kathmandu! If you need anything, there is a guy name Paras, a very gentle person, that will hook you up with what you want. Just ask for him when you are there.


Happy travel everyone!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #79 of 138 Hotels in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Blue Horizon 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Close to the heart of the popular Thamel area, but secluded enough to escape the noise, the Blue Horizon Hotel is the perfect place to unwind and take a break from the maddening crowds. The Blue Horizon is conveniently located near Thamel's famed shopping center, two major banks, an international library, a taxi stand, and the tourist bus depot -- the starting point for many Nepal adventures. Our rooftop garden and dining area offer enchanting views of the Mountains while blooming flowers surround you with their beauty. Need some relaxation? Come to the Blue Horizon's rooftop and enjoy a panoramic view of Kathmandu and mountain scenery. Our rooftop garden has been thoughtfully designed for your comfort and pleasure, whether you are dining or just relaxing. From here you can enjoy unobstructed views of monasteries in the valley and the surrounding hills, as well as the majestic Himalayas to the north while you wine and dine in natural splendor. Our friendly staff is here to assist you in arranging all of your holiday adventures. Just ask! Hotel Blue Horizon is located very close to the main Thamel area but enough to escape the noise of night life, bars and discos. It is located in peaceful residential area with Buddhist community around. Everything is very nearby such as all major Banks, ATM machine, popular restaurants and trekking equipment stores. Hotel Blue Horizon is located very nearby Green line Tourist bus station and Standard tourist bus stand which is only 4 to 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel. The roof of the hotel has very nice views of surroundings and some snow peaked mountains on the north. ... more   less 
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