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“Really is the "Heart" of Bhaktapur” 4 of 5 stars
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Heart of Bhaktapur Guest House
Kulmanani, Tamaudhi Square | Kulmanani, Taumadhi, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal   |  
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Ranked #3 of 45 Bhaktapur B&B and Inns
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“Really is the "Heart" of Bhaktapur”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This hostel was just what we were looking for. The staff was really friendly and made a point of knowing our names and conversing with us, and even helping me learn Nepali phrases. The roof has a great view, and the location makes it easy to get to the main squares in Bhaktapur. The only downsides are things that you would get anywhere in Nepal, like occasional brief power outages and mosquitoes if you leave the windows open. But this hostel is better than others at making up for it; they have a backup power supply, so you won't be in the dark if it does go out, and they help you find anything you need, from navigating the bus system to having a driver service. On top of it all, your money is going to a good place, since the bottom floor of the hostel is actually a place where they take care of disabled children, and other than places like this guest house, Nepal really doesn't have a system to care for them.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Krishna S. K, Owner at Heart of Bhaktapur Guest House, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Dear Caroline,

Thank you very much for your staying in our Guest House and making a nice review. it was our pleasure and we enjoyed helping you in your staying. I hope we did not forget to tell you to close the windows and use the anti mosquito coil during your stay to stay away from mosquitos.

we hope to have you back in near future. thank you.
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Heart of Bhaktapur Guest House. The staff is very welcoming, kind, and competent. The guest house is well-managed, offers excellent breakfast on the roof terrace, and is very clean. The location is also excellent. Really a gem in Bhaktapur.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Krishna S. K, Owner at Heart of Bhaktapur Guest House, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
We are ver happy to read your review. it is our pleasure to host you and we hope to host you again in future. we wish you all the best with your further trip.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Extremely clean peaceful room, perfect location to visit Bhaktapur, delightful hosts: we had a great stay in Bhaktapur, thanks to HOB Guest House.
After 5 weeks of guest houses all over Nepal, this was clearly the best and by far. We fully understand the #1 ranking on Trip Advisor.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 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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Krishna S. K, Owner at Heart of Bhaktapur Guest House, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. we are very glad to have you and we hope to have you back in future as well.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

if you want:

a clean and bright room
hot shower
super friendly staff
helping a children's home

then it's easy, you have to stay here!!!

We stayed here for a week and we've enjoyed it a lot. The rooms are amongst the biggest, cleanest and brightest we've seen in Nepal. Breakfast is included in the price and served by the very welcoming and helpful staff. After a long day of exploring the city you can take a shower (hot or cold) in the brand new and very spacious bathroom (almost bigger than some rooms we've slept in). Or you can relax en read a book or magazine (they have a small library) on the rooftop balcony. Profit goes directly to the children's home, which is located under the guesthouse. Don't be surprised if you stay longer than planned!

  • 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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Krishna S. K, Owner at Heart of Bhaktapur Guest House, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Dear Ros,

Thank you very much for your comments on the review. We had a pleasure to have you in our Guest House. We wish you a nice journey and hopefully see you again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We only stayed for one night in this place but it was one of the best we had during our two weeks stay in Nepal. The location is excellent, only two minutes walk from one of the main places of Bhatapur. Rooms are very spacious, as well as the attached bathroom. Everything is very clean. Breakfast is included in the price and you can chose it from a menu. There is a rooftop with a great view on the city and the mountains. And above all the staff is very friendly and give you all the information you may need. Another reason for choosing this place is that the benefits you to a centre for disabled children. I can really recommand this guesthouse.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Carlo V, Front Office Manager at Heart of Bhaktapur Guest House, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you for your nice review, We are happy that you are in our guest house. Hope to see you again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I stayed here for a night and as other reviews have said the staff are truely lovely. Any profit made goes towards helping the children's home located beneath the hotel which was the reason I chose to stay here. In return I got a very clean single room with hot water and breakfast. There are nice touches around the hotel like photos of the children in the home on the walls and breakfast menus written by the children. Both reception and breakfast staff were lovely ladies and I enjoyed their company. Bit hard to find so best take note of directions on their website. Also if getting a taxi there get dropped off at the taxi point near Durbar Square not the opposite side like i did!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carlo V, Manager at Heart of Bhaktapur Guest House, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you for your review, it was nice having you are here. Hope to see you again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Heart of Bhaktapur is not very easy to find. At their website they offer a good plan and you need it. From Taumadhi Square its a minut walk. Look for the signs at the houses. If you call in advance they send a taxi ( from the airport).
When you arrive there is à big chance you will meet Ratsje (don't know if the spelling is oké). She is always very interested in you. Lovely. If you have a question ask her and mostly she has the answer.
The rooms are big and very,very clean. The bathroom is also very big. I don't think there is much difference between the rooms. Only some have double beds and others single ones.
In THE morning you can eat you breakfast at the fourth floor with sight on Bhaktapur. Mostly Mandira will serve breakfast. Its always nice talking to her.
Heart of Bhaktapur offers 13 rooms, so a call ahead is sometimes advised. They all have attached bathrooms with always hot water. Also they offfer free wifi.
When you sleep in this guesthouse you directly support the disabled children who also live in the same building.

  • 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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Carlo V, Manager at Heart of Bhaktapur Guest House, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you for your nice review. It was lovely having you are in our guest house, hope to see you again!!
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Address: Kulmanani, Tamaudhi Square | Kulmanani, Taumadhi, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Bhaktapur
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Bhaktapur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Planning to visit Nepal? Heart of Bhaktapur Guest House offers a clean and quiet stay in the centre of culturally rich Bhaktapur. Enjoy a simple but tasteful breakfast on our rooftop, with a magnificent view on the valley and the mountains. After an enervating but tiring trekking; to start or end an eventful journey; or just to have the chance to visit interesting sights in Kathmandu Valley? We provide the perfect place for you to stay! You will experience a family stay with us with big heart. ... more   less 
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