We had one night in Pokhara, Nepal between trekking and flights back to the USA. This was our third time to Pokhara and we were not looking forward to another night in a disappointing hotel. Our operator chose the Mount Kailash Resort and we were extremely pleased. [Our first stay was at the fishtail which we found too tired and too primitive, especially for the price. The second time was in a new property a block from Lakeside street. The second property was noisy, smelly, and suffered from many small construction defects].
The Mount Kailash Resort was clean, modern, and quiet. It was conveniently located to both the airport and the Lakeside Tourist section where one has a wide range of restaurants. From the inner courtyard there is a nice view of Fishtail and Annapurna III. One enters the room from the hotel’s interior courtyard by a sliding glass door. There is a small outdoor sitting area by this entry portal. Our room was pleasantly decorated and generous in size which made re-organizing our gear a simple activity. There were two beds, a double and a single; large TV [tube type], desk area with chair, dresser-wardrobe combination, tile floor, drapes, and wall decoration. There was no musty smell, no sewer gas odor, no observable mold, no cobwebs, no dust.
The bathroom was modern and clean. Mount Kailash’s intended client is obviously the western tourist, so of course the toilet was western. The shower was in a separate alcove and a shower curtain was provided; as a result the bathroom floor did not get wet. The hot water was quick, warm, and plentiful. Toilet paper and soap were provided. If the simple mention of these characteristics comes as a surprise to the reader, then the reader has not experienced the typical rural Nepal and/or non-business class hotel in Nepal.
The negatives we noticed about Mount Kailash Hotel were rather minor. The wifi was not very quick. The beds were rather hard when measured against western standards. And breakfast did not measure up to other aspects of the property.
We did not have much opportunity to assess the staff’s understanding of English. Where we did, the results were not good. We had no interaction with the front desk. There was some mix-up of breakfast orders. And in their zeal to help, they grabbed our luggage from us without communicating and put it in with a different tour.
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