Had dinner at their restaurant on one of the nights in Kathmandu. They have both an indoor and outdoor seating. Their veg hariyali kebab and chicken sandeko were superb. Was amused that they named their dal ‘Dal Rani Mukherjee’. Haha! I absolutely loved the fish curry they had in the buffet that day.
This is more than an Inn. Its a functionable and good hotel. I first came to be accquainted with it in year 1990. Today the hotel has grown larger and stronger. The service has remained the same - very good and excellent personal care to the guests by the Hotel Management. Every trekker's dream to come out of your hotel and wah la - you are in Thamel the tourist belt of Kathmandu. Everything can be found there. The Front Office Manager - Krishna Gurung. I have seen him grow from a young executive to a Manager, what he is today. Excellent communication skills with all levels of international guests. Conveniently located and functional.
I stayed there with Intrepid Travel before & after the everest Basecamp on November , My experience was very bad at all ,First thing rooms are very dirty, no windows, no ventilation i had complained to. change my room , the reception people never change my room . how can you stay with out air in the room ? how do i feel that is three star hotel ? 2nd thing Front Desk Staff are money minded , They are charging A dollar per day for Security Box , I paid $14 for security box to the lady at reception before going everest and again they wanted to pay in the get back. “Never recommend this hotel “
The good stuff: Perfectly located hotel with lots of things close by, like the Garden of Dreams and lots of shopping. Taxis are always readily available out the front too. The breakfast area/outdoor seating is really lovely and a peaceful place to sit and read a book if you need to take some time out away from the busy and loud atmosphere of the streets. Most of the staff are very kind and helpful, with warm smiles and a delicious welcome drink. There is someone on hand to help you with your bags and show you to your room when you first arrive. (I only had one negative interaction with a staff member who rather than helping me was being quite rude and seemed to not care about the fact I needed some help.) The room was relatively clean, well laid out and spacious enough with a great air con system. The hotel food/room service and breakfast was fantastic and the menu has a lot of variety. Including vegetarian and vegan options. The bad stuff: If you’re a light sleeper this is not the best hotel for you as the noise from the street, cars, motorbikes, people yelling can be heard all night and all morning very loudly, as well as the noise of people having sex in rooms close by and from the building next door. The bed was comfortable, however a little on the firmer side and had a damp smell like the sheets hadn’t dried completely. There were also stains on the bedsheets. The bathroom has a shower that is quite open so water does tend to flow out onto the bathroom floor so caution needs to be taken to not slip over. Also, the smell from the piping is a little off putting. After a shower it also seems to amplify and the bathroom is very uncomfortable to be inside because of the smell. There is no window and very poor ventilation available. Leaving the door open is not an option due to the steam and smell going into the entire room. The view from my room was looking directly into the windows of the building next door so the curtains need to stay closed at all times if you want any privacy. But since there is nothing to look at anyway you’re not missing out on anything with the curtains closed. The wifi constantly drops out, very unreliable and you’re constantly having to log back in.…
I've stayed in this guest house twice. It is a very conveniently located guest house in Thamel, perfect for me to spend a couple of nights before and after my treks in Nepal. The best thing i liked about this place is their tasty Nepalese food. I've had some of the best mushrooms from the Himalayas here, and buckwheat breads.