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“Great price quality ratio” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Lai Lai
Ranked #231 of 431 Kathmandu B&B and Inns
Caderousse, France
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Great price quality ratio”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

The location is excellent. The hotel is in a small quiet street not far from Thamel.

The rooms have attached bathrooms with hot water. They were very clean. The sheets and the towles were certainly washed but old and full of spots. But the rooms are cheap and it's good value for price. There is free wifi as well.

The balconies on every level are very nice. You can sit there and take a rest. You also have a good view from the roof top.

We stayed there two nights and had dinner on the first night in the restaurant of the hotel. They have a large choice. Food was good and cheap

The staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Heidrun A
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Lens, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

I had no experience about Nepal. I was known Lai Lai Hotel by one of my friend who had already stayed that Hotel. First time, I went to Kathmandu. I stayed 10 days at Lai Lai Hotel. I was good treated by staffs of Hotel. I felt like like at home. Managers, staffs, Management, service ,room,breakfast of Hotel is good.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 666myria
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Lisbon, Portugal
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94 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

The location of Lai Lai is excellent, it's walking distance from Tamel the hard core tourist streets, but far enough to be quiet, tranquil and cean. Not many cars passing by, no insanity of tourist crowds.

The rooms are spacious, airy and full of light. Depending on which room you take, you can have a pretty good view.

We had 2 singe beds, clean and comfy with warm covers in case we felt cold.

We also had attached bathrooms, with hot showers which worked very well. The bathrooms were clean and pleasant.

A nice feature are the many balconies around the hotell. You can seat and enjoy the sunshine and read a book.

Alternatively, you can go to the rooftop terrace and check out the most amazing view.

There's nothing going on on the rooftop terrace, but there are some chairs, so you can relax up there, see the city and mountains around.

This hotel can provide trips and activities, although we didn't book any.

There was a nice local restaurant where we ate everyday, very cheap and you can also use the internet and burn DVD's at the internet cafe near by.

We found the staff friendly and nice.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yara Y
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Prajwol S, Owner at Hotel Lai Lai, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Dear yara
Thank you very much for your highly rating in tripadvisor.This really helps us to improve our servise to our customer. We know that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will reccommeded our hotel to your friends as well. Once again we thank you very much.
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Roche
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Crisis in Europe, it is too expensive to travel Nepal from Europe for middle class.Therefore, most of small pockets tourists like me stay on cheap Hotel, but good service.
Always hard works, busy European life. Yearly only one holiday can give refreshment of mind & heart to stay on good health. Staying few weeks in Lai Lai Hotel KTM, I have seen typical life of local people Chhetrapati, THAMEL.This kind of experiences can not be seen from five star Hotel windows. Being spiritual person. I regularly go to Buddhis temples on morning. Which are not far from Hotel.Taxi can be also found easily on the street.
Thanks to Mr Tikka SHRESTHA for car reservation. Staffs are OK. I appreciate to cook of Lai Lai to prepare chicken dish.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Claude C
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Trieste
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Recommended budget hotel.
Not a high quality hotel (bathrooms are slightly poor and rooms are old), but surely a great price-quality ratio. Good location (Thamel area), staff friendly, wi-fi or computer on disposal.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lupus72
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Brescia, Italia
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75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

I was in Kathmandu in september 2012, my room was dirty, the pillow smelled so much that kept me awake all night long. My friend found a big beatle in her bed...the hotel doesn't have free wi-fi. The hotel has a good position but you can find better hotels near there

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lux1980
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

I have stayed for more than 1 month in Kathmandu and during this time I stayed in hotel Lai Lai (incl. trekking of 22 days). I was very pleased with the service and the very friendly staff of this hotel. Staff is always friendly, helpful, ready to provide you with information and eager to grow as a hotel. Even so, the hotel is conveniently located just south of 'busy' Thamel. walking distance = 5 min. Only minus I experienced was the WIFI which showed some defects. However, the last day the hotel manager had the device replaced and all should be working again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hans F
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Property: Hotel Lai Lai
Address: Chhetrapati Chowk, Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #231 of 431 B&Bs / Inns in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lai Lai 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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