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Hotel Karuna

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Certificate of Excellence


#42 of 158 hotels in Pokhara
Certificate of Excellence
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 & 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. 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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Free parking
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
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Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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We booked this place for 2nts of our 4nt stay in Pokhara after reading the reviews. Everywhere it was mentioned that this was a beautiful little hotel. But unfortunately, we had a very disappointing experience. This is my second negative reviews in so many years. Firstly, we were given a room with a double and single bed. When we mentioned that we had categorically asked for a double bed only, we were told flat out NO we didn’t. After I insisted, the receptionist(a rather curt lady), showed me a printout of our booking and kept arguing. At this point we showed her the preference mentioned.. to which she casually says oh but we didn’t see that. Too bad. Absolutely no apologies. Then my husband asked if they could move the bed out, as the room had very little space left, the gentleman at the travel desk asked her to do it. In the meantime, while we waited, she bitched about us to another lady at the reception. (Not sure if that’s the owner or guest).... but VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. Mistakes can happen, but one needs to accept it and simply apologise.... instead of being stuck up and so off handed. The hotel has no electricity backup for fans or ACs or even plug points. We understand the ACs, but fans are basic requirements atleast in the heat. The property suffers from electricity outage atleast 2-3 times a day. The staff hardly interacts or greets. They seem very uninterested in the guests. The airport transfer is exhorbitant. We realised this once we got to Pokhara. Most hotels give complimentary transfers, but even if the hotel wants to charge u it should atleast be a reasonable amount for a 10minute journey. We were charged $10 (converted to NPR at a higher then market conversion rate). The breakfast was very OK. After cleanup, enough towels weren’t kept. By this point we just exhausted with this hotel. I completely understand that it is a budget hotel, but then there are so many in Pokhara..... I would def NOT RECOMMEND this hotel to anyone. We have now moved to another hotel and feel so welcome and are finally experiencing the lovely Nepali hospitality again.
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Response from kelly m, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Karuna
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry that we failed to share our reputed service standards with you. Your comments are extremely valuable and will help us to further train new employees. If you are ever back in Pokhara, we hope you will give us another chance to show you the true Hotel Karuna experience. Namaste.
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Absolutely Lovely Hotel , terrific location just off the lakseshore road at best about 150 metres. Very Quiet /clean & hassle free. The staff are very helpful and give good deals for local sightseeing & in planning the entire trip. The coffee is great at this place.
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Response from kelly m, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Karuna
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for staying with us. We love hearing from our guests and are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again on your next "staycation". Namaste!
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A friend and I spent 3 nights in Hotel Karuna before and after our Ghorepani-Poon Hill trek. We were initially only meant to spend 1 night here, but loved it so much that we changed our bookings to come back after our trek. The rooms are basic but spacious and very clean, with a balcony and lovely view out the window. Free WiFi and filtered drinking water was great, as was the scrumptious breakfast every morning. They also have excellent coffee, always a plus. I loved the entry area that had cheerful, colourful cushions on sofas where you could lounge with a book and a hot cup of masala chai, or have a hand at the puzzle that is always on display. Would definitely stay here again next time I'm in Pokhara.
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Response from Kelly F, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Karuna
Responded May 18, 2019
Thank you so much for your comments. We are always happy to hear from our guests.
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Room with balcony make sure the Annarpura and Fishtail peaks wake you you each morning. Serving great western and nepali breakfast (buffet) with nice Karma coffee. The room is clean and spacious. Free WIFI and filtered drinking water. Cons : travel desk is not recommended, pricey and bad service.
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Response from Kelly F, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Karuna
Responded May 5, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to share your insight. We are so happy when our guests give us feedback about our hotel. We are very proud of our breakfast, and I agree that the coffee is great! I am sorry that you felt the service from the travel desk was bad. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will share your comments with the travel desk staff in order to improve their service for future guests.
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We enjoyed the most staying in this hotel, superb breakfast with good local coffee enough for you to have a good start of the day. Comfy bed ensure we have good rest during the vacation (especially after trekking). Their staffs are very friendly and helpful. There are many little activities for time filling, such as coloring book, jenga, puzzle, reading books, etc. I love the corner that support local efforts and eco friendly products, such as coffee beans, bamboo straws, etc. I will definitely come back here next time!
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Response from Kelly F, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Karuna
Responded Apr 18, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words. We strive to make our guests feel at home. At the same time, we want to operate a business that is eco friendly. We are glad that you noticed our efforts and appreciate them. You are welcome back any time.
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$25 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
NepalWestern RegionGandaki ZonePokhara
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