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“My stay at the hotel 7,8, 11, 12 & 13 May, 2013” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Orchid
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Shivamandir Marga | Lakeside, Pokhara 977, Nepal   |  
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Ranked #9 of 69 Hotels in Pokhara
Pokhara
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“My stay at the hotel 7,8, 11, 12 & 13 May, 2013”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Hotel situated in a peaceful, located in a safe environment 50 meters from the famous Pewa Lake and the main tourist enclave of Pokhara. Rooms are very clean with tiled clean bath rooms. Hotel restaurant serves good food at reasonable cost. They also prepare special menus on request.

The Manager is one fine gentleman, Dinejh Karki who is very good at planning local tours and an expert in ensuring the safety and comfort of the residents. The staff members are polite, helpful and always willing to assist. Overall this hotel is a no-frill family facility that is value for the money.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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karkiPokhara, Owner at Hotel Orchid, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you very much for your review.we are very please to hear that you had fantastic time with us in our hotel.we will be very please to accomodate you in your nex visit.Greetings from hotel orchid!
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Nice new hotel,clean, good breakfast, great location, walking distance from the lake and the shopping and entertainment areas. The staff were kind and sympathetic and willing to help in any subject. We felt totally at home.
Rooms on the upper floors have magnificent view and worth the climbing of the many stairs. It was good if there was a shower curtain.in the bathroom.
In short: recommended hotel excellent value for your money, if I will ever come again to Pokhara, I want to stay in this hotel again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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karkiPokhara, Owner at Hotel Orchid, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you very much for your excellent review.we are very please to hear that you had great time with us in our hotel.we would love to host you,your frends & family in future.Greetings from hotel orchid!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We spent 10 nights at Hotel Orchid, we found the staff to be very polite & helpful & are a credit to the manager Dinesh Karki.
Dinesh always went out of his way to help us in anyway he could, he made us feel very welcome.
The Hotel has safe parking, which was great as we were travelling on a motorbike.
The breakfast was delicious, especially the potatoes! we had our breakfast in the garden area.
The rooms were spotless & serviced everyday.
We had a great view of the mountains (when it was a clear day).
The Wifi was good in the rooms.
i would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to family & friends, and we will definitely stay here again ourselves.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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karkiPokhara, Owner at Hotel Orchid, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thank you very much for sharing your experience about your recent stay in our hotel.we are very happy to know that you had great time with us.I have share your kind appreciation to manager mr. Dinesh karki & his team.They are very please.your review is encouraging us to work hard for better service in future.Hope to see you again in our hotel in your next visit!greetings from orchid family.
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Presenting itself as a" Lake Side Hotel "is blatantly false as it is at the far end of a scruffy little street leading to the lake, I could just about see the lake from my balcony. Advertising the room as a " honeymoon suite" is also blatantly false. A suite implies a room that is larger than the other rooms in the hotel with an extra living area, my "suite" was exactly the same size as all the other rooms, the only difference being that it was painted a hideous shade of pink and advertised as a "Honeymoon Suite" It did have a large ugly couch ( other rooms had a small one) and it had a bathtub. The dining room was a very dull sad affair, just a partially curtained off area next to the check in desk, one can eat outside in the garden though. Also the photo of guests eating on the roof no longer appliies as it has now been covered with solar panels. It's a brand new hotel so very clean and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the food was excelent. It had good wi fi connection. My 5th floor corner "suite" had great views of the Himalayas from the bed and balcony and a glimpse of the lake. It was quite busy which just goes to show that it pays to advertise. The price was astronomical ( for the "suite") as I checked out other hotels on the lake front and could have got something just as good with a stunning lake view for $12.00. There are literaly hundreds of hotels in Pokhara so my advice is to just check them out when you get there. Don't get conned into booking ahead and paying $60.00 for this.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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karkiPokhara, Owner at Hotel Orchid, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback.I appreciated it.I am very please to know that you had good time in our hotel &enjoyed the mountain view from your bed.you were in peak season in our hotel.it is very busy everywhere during peak season.
Hotel orchid is 2 minutes walking distance from the lake.The name of this area is lakeside.There is no hotel by the lake,every hotels are in certain distance from the lake.you might see stunning view of lake from the main street hotels but it is very noisy at night because of all the disco &bars with live music &bands till late night. because of our our location far enough from all the hustle &bustle but close enough from the center,you can have very goodnight sleep in our hotel.
we can say,we have the best mountain view not only from the rooftop but also from our bed rooms which you mentioned in your review.no hotel has such a great view!Because of all this you will defenately get the best value of your money in hotel orchid!we can serve the breakfast outside in our beautiful garden or on the roof top when our guest wish.No similar catagory hotel has garden like us.our honeymoon rooms has private balcony,large window with the mountain view,imported luxury matress,mini bar with free soft drinks &miniral water,Led hd plasma tv,aircondition & fan in each room,large bathroom with mordern luxury bathroom aminities which is rarely available in other hotels. we serve large varities of breakfast in our guest choice included in the room.so how you can compare our brand new hotel with us$ 12guest house?so no confusion!you will get the best value of your money in hotel orchid!we also have cheaper rooms with the similar aminities.we have secret deal,you can diretly mail us &get the best deal.we will be please to host you again!Greetings from hotel orchid.
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

My family ( 2 kids , 1&5) stayed here for 3 nights during Easter as the other luxury hotels didn't seem to accommodate families in one room. However, the family room on offer at the Orchid Hotel had a double and 2 single beds. There was also a sofa, so we used this as a bed guard to ensure the little one didn't fall off the bed. The room was clean and bathroom was perfect for kids as it had a bath. we also had a small balcony to sit out in, once the kids were sleeping! It's in a great location to the main strip and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

They were indeed the real charm at the Orchid! They brought us fresh towels immediately when asked as we forgot to leave our key for room service, and offered my husband extra portions at breakfast as he loved the muesli so much. The breakfast was included and really was great! My husband is a bit of a hotel snob but was impressed by the value for money and family friendly it was. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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karkiPokhara, Owner at Hotel Orchid, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Thank you very much for sharing your experience about our family room.we are very please to hear that you & your family had great time in our hotel.we also have the garden & playing area for the kids.we love kids very much.we also provide care taker for the kids when the parents are busy with other activities like hiking,paragliding,sightseeing &etc.we have many family rooms.so i invite all who travel with their kids & family to stay at our family room & enjoy our services &aminities.your family will be very happy with us.Love to host you again!many greetings,hotel orchid!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Which is exactly what we did. The hotel is on a side road leading from lakeside, but very close to the main area. It's a fairly new hotel, so everything is good shape, room was clean, restaurant was decent and wi-fi access in the room worked very well.

Note that if you are staying here AFTER your trek, there is no elevator in the hotel so get ready to climb some stairs - yet again!

And, as others have observed - great views from the room.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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karkiPokhara, Owner at Hotel Orchid, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Thank you very much for your posetive feed back.I apreciate your time & effort.i am very please to hear that you had good time in our hotel.one can relax &can have great time in our hotel because of peace &quite.I invite all who love peace & quite.we would love to host you again.Greetings from hotel orchid!
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Overall a good stop before or after trekking, hot showers, clean beds and helpful staff. The views from the roof top are marvellous. The hotel is set back a little from the Lakeside, so a torch is helpful when walking up the road towards the hotel, but we preferred being not quite on the busy main road. We stayed in two different rooms, once at 2nd floor facing the road and once 6th floor facing the lake, the latter by far the better one. As everywhere in Nepal, earplugs are a good idea because of the neighbouring dogs and a somewhat echoing staircase of the hotel. The staff at reception was always polite & friendly and tried to help with arrangements, storage of luggage and laundry orders. The restaurant was not particularly exciting but good enough for breakfast. .

Room Tip: 601 family room, lovely views and own balcony.
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Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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karkiPokhara, Owner at Hotel Orchid, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you very much for reviewing our property.we are very please that you &your family had good time with us.we would love to host you again!many greetings,hotel orchid family.
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Address: Shivamandir Marga | Lakeside, Pokhara 977, Nepal
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Location: Nepal > Western Region > Gandaki Zone > Pokhara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #9 of 69 Hotels in Pokhara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Orchid 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandwiched by the beautiful Fewa Lake, Peace Pagoda in the south and the eternal Himalayas in the north, and with such an advantageous geographic location plus its high-quality living standard, Hotel Orchid is appearing as a new shining star among so many hotels in this enchanting city. As a whole, the hotel reflects a perfect work of synthesis between the classic and the contemporary, the rural and the urban. ... more   less 
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