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Potala Guest House

J.P Road Chetrapati, Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
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#82 of 508 hotels in Kathmandu
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Conveniently located in the center of the Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu , Potala Guest House provides budget rooms with attached bathrooms as well as spacious, comfortable deluxe AC rooms since 1983 AD. The Guest House has a courtyard garden with patio and reflection pool, a newly opened multi cuisine restaurant and renovated deluxe rooms and free Wi-Fi.
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Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Italian
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Wandering_Traveller wrote a review Mar 2020
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This hotel/guest house was quite up to Western standards for someone that loves hot shower and all the western amenities (trust me, you're thinking about it, but yes they've got toilet paper). I enjoyed my time and it's on par with many of the places that I have stayed in Manhattan and Atlanta. It also has late check-out at 1pm for free. The hotel is joined by a nice cafe that offers really great Western food (yes burgers and fries and good beer, IPA standard). All needs of baggage handling, taxi cab hailing, even umbrella providing were taken care of by Mr.Purushottam of the hotel management. 5/5 stars.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Ananda Tamang wrote a review Mar 2020
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I had the privilege of staying at the Potala Guest House for more than a week with a team of 10 friends including myself and 9 foreigners. Our stay there was pleasant, fulfilling and full great memories of great staff members, their humble service and availability to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Located at the heart of Thamel, yet peaceful and spacious rooms facing gardens makes this property a desirable one. Its Operation Manager, Rinjen Lama, who has the joy of serving and highly professional in his dealing, is always available for the service of the guests. He has well-managed other staff members that they are always there for you to make your stay a lovely one. It has been just 3 days my friends left, but, one of them has contacted me and asked that we should book the hotel very early lest we may not get to stay. Additionally, their restaurant attract you for desirable cuisine with quiet and comfortable place. During our stay, we enjoyed almost every meal there. In regards to the price, you won't get such property and facilities in the price they offer. Your first impression will draw you there time and again. I have brought my whole family to stay there and my family also loved it.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Deluxe Rooms are excellent.
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Krishna Khadka wrote a review Jan 2020
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal1 contribution
We stayed there for a day and it was a good idea to choose potala as the rooms were really nice as well as the front office guy Mr Sushil bhandari , he was really polite and humble he assisted us very well.😊😊😊
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from potala G, Manager at Potala Guest House
Responded Jan 4, 2020
Sincerely thanking you for your kind review, it feels really great to have positive comments of our staffs, your comment will be shared with our entire team of Potala & of course Mr. Sushil. We once again would like to thank for choosing us & giving your time on reviewing us. Looking forward to have you back with us. Sincerely, Rinjen lama
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AbbeJustDoIt wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions
The service at the reception/hotel was very good. The room was nice and warm (ac/heater) with private bathroom/shower (hot water). It's located in a good area in Thamel with a lot of shopping for your trekking/hiking.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Rinjen Lama, Other at Potala Guest House
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Sincerely thanking you for your kind review, review like your always plays a great role to meet our guest satisfactory motive. we once again would like to thank for taking your time on reviewing us & looking forward to have you back with us again & again. Sincerely, Rinjen lama
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Tanemusic wrote a review Dec 2019
Merimbula, Australia18 contributions3 helpful votes
I had the pleasure of staying at the Potala Guest House for a total of 7day/nights I found the room to be spacious and clean and the hotel staff very helpful with any of my questions. There is an excellent restaturant attached on the ground floor and the location in the heart of Thamel was very convienient. I will definitely consider another visit when I am next in Kathmandu
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Rinjen Lama, Other at Potala Guest House
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Sincerely thanking you for such a positive review, it always feels great to have a positive comments on our staffs behavior, it a staff's of the hotel, which make a huge difference of any organization. We once again would like to thank you for your overall observation & the comment, looking forward to have you back with us with the assurance of your another great stay. Sincerely, Rinjen lama
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$26 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Potala Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Potala Guest House?
Nearby attractions include S.K. Handicrafts Export (0.1 miles), Socialtours (0.1 miles), and Thamel (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Potala Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Potala Guest House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Potala Guest House?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Potala Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include French Creperie Kathmandu, Mo:Mola Palpasa Coffee, and MarcoPolo Restaurant.
Does Potala Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Potala Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Potala Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Kathmandu.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Potala Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Potala Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square (0.6 miles), Krisnhna Mandir Temple (Chayasim Deval) (2.8 miles), and Patan Royal Palace (2.9 miles).