Tings is a very eclectic guest house with lots of funky artwork and decorations. We stayed on the top floor, which was awesome. The house cats enjoyed chilling with us, and the lounge had a nice wood burning stove which kept the place warm. In our room we had our own propane heater to keep us warm. The water pressure on the top floor was a bit weak, and it took a while for the shower water to warm up. That is why I gave it a 4 out or 5.
Additionally, all the staff were super helpful and spoke good English. The breakfast was delicious and very healthy. The location is about a 15 minute walk to the Thamel area, but be warned that there are no sidewalks and the main street is under construction (poor infrastructure). We wore hiking boots to get to Thamel. Tings itself is down a small lane that not all the cab drivers know about, but it is in between the Radisson and Shangri-la hotels, which they will know.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tings Lounge Hotel is neither a backpacker’s hangout nor an ordinary business hotel, but something in between where the convenience of a business hotel goes hand in hand with the relaxed and comfortable ambiance of what the few luxury backpacker place you’ll find around the world. We have 10 rooms of different sizes - 4 in the newly built front house and 6 in the cozy funky-like main house from the 70s. All rooms have private bathrooms – but for the two backpacker rooms the bathrooms are not attached. And a small 2-room flat for long term stays can also be arranged. All rooms have stylish interior design: International simplicity with a Nepali/Asian touch. On the first floor in the main house the residents can relax in the large living room as well as on the huge outdoor terrace. The garden with all its flowers, cozy corners, hammocks and terraces will be for all guests. We serve breakfast and if he has the time and feels like it Thomas will make dinner for our hotel guest. If he doesn’t don’t panic! There are plenty of good restaurants and eateries nearby. Or if you prefer to eat on the premises we will of course organize take away. If you feel like cooking feel free to use our kitchen. There is of course free Wi-Fi, and we can provide photocopies, scans, projector, meeting facilities etc. So if you are on business and need a place for your meeting, and find the business hotels too big and too formal, Tings is definitely an option. If you after reading this still can’t imagine Tings – a journey through places that have inspired over the years might help. Anyway, come by and have a look for yourself. It’s open and the menu is delicious with reasonable prices. ... more less