This is an older hotel and somewhat run down. They attempted to keep it clean but It was old and a bit seedy. I was unfortunately there during Diwali so there was a lot of noise outside with people celebrating. The food was adequate especially if they stuck with Nepali food rather than trying to make European food.. They had some pretty art throughout the public spaces in the hotel, The individual rooms were very plain. The gift shop had surprisingly good selections, And most members of my group bought something there. The air conditioning worked and kept the room cool. The shower was open to the full bathroom, but it did have adequate hot water if you waited to her 3 minutes.Probably I'm not as objective as I could be because we had stayed against some excellent hotels prior to our stay there…
Service of this hotel is deterioating compared tp my past visit. AC remote not available and when asked, advised to use wall switch to turn on and off. Shower not working. Food below standard for the price we pay. Garden not well maintained. Meeting hall OK but coffee was served late by an hour which affected our schedule. Location is ok. Internet is ok. Garden not well maintained. A twin bed room was assigned to me and when I asked for a double bed (I used another room with doubke bed in my last visit and that was spacious), but they seem not interested to change the room though overall occupancy idoesn't seem high. Looks like they are running the hotel with very limited staff. Needs lot of improvement.
For my overnight stay in Lumbini, I chose to stay at the Buddha Maya Garden rather than a standard guest house because I knew I’d have some free time and the idea of a nice place with a pool to relax in appealed. The pool was decent, and there were a few sun loungers, although I had to help myself to a mattress and towels. The area was a bit of a mess and unsupervised. Then just after I ordered some lunch, a member of staff began to pressure wash around the pool. Not really conducive to relaxing! It’s a strange hotel, stuck in its ways and showing its age. Totally lifeless apart from a couple of groups having meetings. Not sure if they were guests or not. I almost felt like I was in the way! The staff were pleasant enough but seem to just go through the motions. Breakfast a bit lacklustre. My room had the biggest bed I’ve ever seen, but it was pretty well worn and without things like a safe and hairdryer which you’d probably expect at this price point. There was a TV - local channels only, but it didn’t work anyway! The bathroom, especially the bath itself, was looking very tired. Most frustratingly I couldn’t even use the bath because the water never got any hotter than tepid. Perhaps the most irritating thing was that the Wi-Fi user name and password kept changing. I was only there 24 hours and I was on the fourth combo when I left!…
Hands down the Best Hotel in Lumbini and Surrounds ! Fantastic Swimming Pool, Excellent Food, Great Service, well trained and super friendly Staff, General Manager really hard working and managing all Facilities “hands on”. Stunning and huge Gardens, Organic Vegetable Fields, Buddha Pavilion for Meditation and so much more. Well appointed Rooms with Individual A/C , Satellite TV and super Bathrooms with 24/hrs Hot Water with good Water pressure. Delightful stay enjoyed by us All.
5 stars for this wonderful hotel in Lumbini. Even though this is a 3 star hotel, the amenities are comparable to a 4 star hotel. Our rooms were spacious with balcony. The hotel has its own Buddha temple and swimming pool. Restaurant staff were attentive and food was excellent. Hotel is around one kilometer from Gate # 5, the main entrance to temples and Stupas. Hotel manager Mr. Thapa was always available and willing to accommodate. Our stay here was perfect. Front desk staff were friendly.
Very bad experience. Dirty bed sheets, very old bathtub without water stopper, shower is not working, ventilation in the bathroom sounds like helicopter, bathroom door knob felt off, makeup mirror is not clean, power supply is not stable, TV is not working same as telephone (to contact the reception, you have to come all the way down to the reception desk). Dinner was not tasty and overpriced for what it is, breakfast was very late, the bathroom in the dining area doesn't flush well (I had to flush someone's 💩 before having my meal).
Given the dearth of good hotels in dusty Lumbini, this may be the most decent option available for now. But it is really just an overpriced, impersonal 2* chain hotel. First the few goods: The room size is comfortable, and breakfast is actually pretty good by Nepalese hotel standards. There is cable tv and beds are rather comfortable. Then the bads: Hot water is unreliable (it seems the hotel has the practice of turning off their hot water). Our room heater works some times, then suddenly goes into cooling mode by itself. The doors are thin so you can hear noisy neighbors (it seems guests here have propensity to speak loudly and bang their doors), more so if you have a room near the lobby. Service is uneven, sometimes okay but other times disappointing. In my opinion a rather overpriced stay for the type of stay. As other travellers have shared, it is a dusty 10min walk to Lumbini’s east gate (or a Rs200-300 ride). Not a major issue, but the road is unlit at night so better to have a torch if you want to walk. We don’t feel danger on that street but better to find a ride if solo ladies are heading out alone.…
Most people come to Lumbini just to visit the Maya Devi Temple which houses the ancient site of the Buddha's birthplace. The hotel is situated in a village and occupies a rather big area with a swimming pool and a vegetable garden. The environment is tranquil but the building is rather dilapidated. The room was not at all clean but the most annoying thing was the hot water supply, which was very unstable. Called the reception but it seemed that there was nothing they could do, which is understandable given the circumstances. The dinner and breakfast in buffet style were good enough to nourish tired bodies.
Although the access road was non-existant when we visited, this is a good place to stay for your visit to Lumbini's monasteries. The management is first class and incredibly helpful; the food's OK and the rooms fine.
This hotel is definitively not the most luxuous one, but the location is great and all the staff members are looking to make your stay the most enjoyable one. If you wish to get the authentic atmosphe of the city where Buddha was born, it is definitevely the right place where to stay.