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Lalupate Marg Central Lakeside 6 Lalupate Marga, Pokhara 33700 Nepal
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#39 of 295 hotels in Pokhara
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.6
Value
4.5
When visiting Pokhara, you'll feel right at home at Hotel Karuna, which offers comfortable, eco-friendly accommodation and great service. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the popular attractions and adventure activities this Lakeside town has to offer. The hotel is popular for its relaxed natural environment, excellent buffet breakfast and local organic coffee. At Hotel Karuna, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable & relaxed. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, air conditioning/heating & fans in all rooms as well as LCD TV, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, gift shop, taxi service and travel desk. Guests can choose from 24 spacious rooms, with deluxe rooms offering balcony with lake & mountain views and 2 family rooms with bunkbeds. The rooftop and courtyard garden provide the perfect place to relax and recharge. Hotel Karuna is a smart choice for travelers to Pokhara, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Boating
Hiking
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
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Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Hindi, Nepali
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Martin H wrote a review Jun 2022
3 contributions
This is a great hotel in Pokhara with lakeside nearby and mountains views,its clean and well run with lovely staff that spent time to do some henna tattoos on my daughters,we stayed in a family room with bunkbeds for the kids and large doublebed cabke tv air con and fan,breakfast is included in the price and is very nice and simple they also serve excellent karma coffee
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from kelly maya, Other at Hotel Karuna
Responded Jun 12, 2022
Thank you so much for staying with us. We are so happy to know that your family enjoyed your stay and thank you for sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again some time. Namaste!
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Rami wrote a review Jun 2022
Muscat, Oman4 contributions5 helpful votes
Good location, near to the main attractions yet peaceful and quiet. Great views from the rooms. Staff were very helpful and breakfast was good. Don't miss out the coffee corner if you are a coffee drinker. I loved it and can't wait to stay there again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from kelly maya, Other at Hotel Karuna
Responded Jun 5, 2022
Thank you very much for staying with us. We are so happy to know you love your Karuna experience and thank you for your kind review. Looking forward to welcoming you back again sometime. Much gratitude.
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lsarandes wrote a review Jun 2022
31 contributions11 helpful votes
Located in the heart of Lakeside yet down a quiet side street Hotel Karuna is the perfect place to stay as you explore all that Pokhara has to offer! Modern and super clean with warm welcoming staff, piping hot shower and air conditioning/heating (not to mention the affordable prices) Hotel Karuna is truly a 5 star experience and my new favorite hotel in Pokhara. Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from kelly maya, Other at Hotel Karuna
Responded Jun 2, 2022
Thank you so much for choosing Hotel Karuna. We are so happy to know you enjoy your time with us and thank you for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Pokhara. Much gratitude!
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rasi80 wrote a review May 2022
Delhi, India77 contributions38 helpful votes
Stayed two night with my elderly parents and on realising that they didn't have a lift, Kelly offered them a room on the first floor. My husband had a very important video call and even though the wifi was patchy Kelly did say she could restart the routers beforehand Good stuff - Comfortable rooms, hot showers - Super delicious breakfast - Walking distance to shops/Lake Phewa - Friendly staff Watch outs - No lift so if travelling with elderly ask for a floor on the lower room - Wifi was a little patchy at times so maybe not 100% ideal to work from there ( but who does that anyway)!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from kelly maya, Other at Hotel Karuna
Responded May 18, 2022
Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your experience. We are so happy to know that you and your family enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back again some time. Internet can be quite unpredictable in Nepal, but we know how important it is for our guests. We will continue to work together with our internet providers to provide the best wifi possible. Thanks for the lovely feedback. Namaste.
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Estrellavr wrote a review May 2022
Naaldwijk, The Netherlands19 contributions
We spent two nights at Hotel Karuna before our trekking and decided to book a few nights extra after our trekking. We really loved the hospitality of this hotel and the kind staff. They gave us advice about the trekking and recommendations for the after-trekking massage, but also informed us about the small lockdown because of the elections. A big pro is the sustainable character of the hotel: free drinking water, room cleaning when necessary, local coffee and home made soap. We really recommend this accommodation :)
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from kelly maya, Other at Hotel Karuna
Responded May 18, 2022
Awe. Thank you so much for staying with us before and after your trek. We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your time with us and so thankful we were able to help you make the most of your time in Pokhara. Thank you ever so much for sharing your experience and appreciating our staff and sustainability efforts. So much gratitude! Namaste.
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Safarnama wrote a review May 2022
Lucknow, India2 contributions
Yesterday May 14 late night, we came from Varanasi India with family, the mode used by us was our car and driver. Normally like any Three star hotel we expect them to have at least some kind of room for drivers to sleep at night none was available will be coming back later on this. After that the room provided to us was one without any view and windows were overlooking other Hotel Rooms completely if you get the wrong room like mine. Else good but with very low height balcony take care of your child do check that. 0 Star They don’t have lift in the hotel so take care if you are a having health issue I got room on 3rd floor my friend suffering with osteoarthritis had to walk slowly on stairs and took painkillers. They do not even bothering to call us our email us unlike other hotels which we visited earlier enquiring if we need special care like my friend They don’t have restaurant which can serve you food except complementary breakfast which they serve in morning. If like me you travelled from far of distance and reach late at night you will go hungry. Thankfully we stopped and took our dinner before while coming to Hotel Karuna on first day and on second day i asked 🙂. I am fine with all taking care nature which is our moral responsibility but it’s also important that management takes care of basic soft skills, and be humane especially with non Nepali guests. I would share few things Refer to earlier comments coming back to that firstly on day one we requested to the reception guy that do you have any room for drivers like what we normally get in India, here they don’t have such facility on day on after intense requesting for 45 mins reception guy agreed with us that he would let the driver sleep downstairs in lobby. Second day rather than saying anything with us nor anybody informing the same guy said he can’t let the driver stay but after again another 45 mins of intense requesting he told us that he would let him stay after paying ₹ 500/- per day which was really weird. He told us that yesterday night he was not able sleep as he was afraid of theft. As if the driver was thief we were shocked. Don’t know what say on inquiring he said owner is Canadian national than said Nepali national don’t know what to say. We tried taking the photo of the guy he was afraid to his core. Giving justification that his boss has seen the cctv and reprimanded him. Is that was the case someone would have definitely spoken with us. We booked this hotel after checking out reviews on tripadvisor but whole experience and bad customer service left us with bad memories of Pokhara in the end. Book this hotel after careful consideration
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from kelly maya, Other at Hotel Karuna
Responded May 15, 2022
Namaste, It is really unfortunate that you were misinformed about the services and amenities available at our small hotel. I am certain that our website and other online platforms are clear and honest about our facilities to ensure our guests have correct expectations. I have also just taken some time to check your online booking agent (Expedia) and find their information is also accurate. We do not have an elevator to service our 4 floors. We also do not have a full service restaurant – just a popular buffet breakfast. And we certainly do not provide free rooms for guests’ drivers! I am sorry that the experience was so uncomfortable for both you and our new employee Nirmal, who I believe handled your abusive demands with patience and dignity. We are far from perfect, but we are very proud of our little Hotel Karuna and our entire team who work extremely hard to share a kind and comfortable space for our guests to enjoy. Wishing you forgiveness, kindness & perspective. Namaste, Kelly Maya HOTEL KARUNA – wife 😉
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Ajitesh C wrote a review May 2022
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Everything is great. Recommend for all. Room bathrooms balcony hotel just awesome neat and clean. Hotel staffs very polite. We enjoy our honeymoon trip. Lovely place. Peaceful place. Buffet breakfast awesome. Next time definitely I will be chose this hotel. Good behavior and and great location.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from kelly maya, Other at Hotel Karuna
Responded May 10, 2022
Thank you very much for choosing Hotel Karuna for your honeymoon trip! We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for sharing your experience. Wishing you a wonderful life together. We hope to welcome you back again sometime. Namaste.
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Rachellovestravel wrote a review May 2022
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates195 contributions73 helpful votes
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Ok, so before I start my review this is a hotel that is very affordable therefore don’t expect 5 star quality! There are some things I thought could have been slightly better but IT IS EXTREMELY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY so I cannot grumble! Hotel overall: lovely concept focussing on Eco and zero waste which is nice. Entrance is very welcoming, lovely area to eat breakfast or enjoy coffee and lounge type part. Reception and tours desk all on hand. Also location is so quick from lakeside and has a resident turtle! Room: clean spacious and a little outside balcony area which was nice. The only slight downside was the bathroom but only because it is very simple however clean! Showers aren’t that powerful but hey you can’t have it all. Loved the reusable soap/shampoo bars and even brought some to take home! Smell divine! Breakfast: Quite small selection but when they make waffles.. OMG! So tasty! The coffee is also ridiculously good being local and organic.. a station to follow the steps to brew your own cup! Really cute! Staff: Super helpful, friendly and great with children - Helping my daughter to feed fish and turtle! Also managed to assist with my taxi at 04;30am to catch sunrise at Sarangkot! Thank you! Overall a lovely little hotel, super value for money and will recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Don’t expect a waterfall shower.. we are in Nepal but definitely use the body bars!
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Response from kelly maya, Other at Hotel Karuna
Responded May 8, 2022
Thank you ever so much for your very kind and very detailed review. We are so happy to know you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again sometime. Much gratitude to you from all of us at Karuna.
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Joelle U wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Clean, comfortable, friendly staff…and the coffee! Enjoy the breakfast. Loved our cozy double room during our Pokhara stay. We plan to stay again on our next visit. The staff were very accommodating and hospitable. Nirmal, a staff member, made us feel especially welcomed. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from kelly maya, Other at Hotel Karuna
Responded May 7, 2022
Thank you so much! We are so happy to ready your kind words and thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. Nirmal is a brand new employee! Its fantastic to hear he is getting off to a great start :) Thank you again for choosing Hotel Karuna. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime. Namaste.
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amywV2160EB wrote a review Apr 2022
Brighton, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
My go to place to stay in Pokhara! I stayed several times over a period of five weeks and every time did not want to leave! The place is beautifully done out - modern, calm, natural, and light. All the staff are just lovely and treat you as if you're their favourite guest! The free breakfast is absolutely delicious. The location is perfect - very near the main hub of lakeside but set back enough that you don't get the late night or traffic noise. And icing on the cake is that they truly live up to their eco credentials, including free filtered water you can fill your bottle with and homemade eco soap. Fantastic job team Karuna!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from kelly maya, Other at Hotel Karuna
Responded Apr 19, 2022
What a wonderful review to read! Thank you so much for allowing Hotel Karuna to be your 'go to place in Pokhara'! We are grateful for your kind words and appreciation and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Namaste.
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$28 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NepalWestern RegionGandaki ZonePokhara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Karuna
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Karuna?
Nearby attractions include Poon Hill (0.2 miles), Pokhara Lakeside (0.2 miles), and Women's Skills Development Organization (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Karuna?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Karuna?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Karuna?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Karuna?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Karuna?
Conveniently located restaurants include Utopia Garden & Snacks Bar,, Frituur No.1, and Wendy Juice Shop.
Does Hotel Karuna have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Karuna offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Karuna?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Karuna?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Nepali.