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“A wonderful, peaceful place in the centre of Thamel”

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Cafe mitra bed & breakfast
Ranked #99 of 469 Kathmandu B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 4, 2013

I stayed at Cafe Mitra in spring 2012 and it was absolutely beautiful. Everyone is really friendly - including the dogs! - and the room was immaculate and comfortable.

The restaurant food was delicious and, as I was staying on my own, it was great to sit and chat with the owner and manager and really feel at home.

Would thoroughly recommend it if you want somewhere a bit more special than the rest of the Thamel options...

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Thank 193emmadee193
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Lotusmoon, Owner at Cafe mitra bed & breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2014

Dear Kiraz

This is super late thank you. We are so glad you enjoyed staying with us and our 3 friendly dogs, Jimmy, Dukey and Hakuba.

Hope to see you someday again in Nepal. We are adding 4 more rooms, so bring your friends along!

I was in Istanbul earlier this year, in mid-February. Your country is beautiful with amazing history and architecture. I visited Kappadokya, Ephesus, Prince's Islands and the catacombs.

All the best

Kunal

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

I have just returned from staying 5 nights at Cafe Mitra.... it was a little haven in a crazy city and I loved it! The owner, Kunal, is meticulous about everything he does and it shows. The food is absolutely delicious, the rooms are immaculately clean and the garden peaceful and charming. Kunal can advise you on shopping, sightseeing etc and is a fountain of knowledge. My friend and I went trekking, rafting etc. and would always look forward to returning to our small but perfect haven in Thamel. Can't recommend it enough!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Lotusmoon, Owner at Cafe mitra bed & breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2014

Dear Judy
Thank you for your review. It was wonderful having you with us. I am so glad you enjoyed walking around Kathmandu.
As I write, we are adding 4 more rooms. Should be ready by February.
Lots of love
Kunal xo

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

The ambience is terrific and service could not be bettered. The owner Kumal will delight you with stories of people and places in Kathmandu. Take note that very friendly dogs are very much a part of the Cafe Mitra scene.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Thank uksugarloaf
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Lotusmoon, Owner at Cafe mitra bed & breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2015

We are so happy that you both enjoyed staying with us. Thank you for your glowing and encouraging words; they mean a lot to us. We look forward to seeing you again.

Café Mitra Rooms Team, and the Dogs

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

There were four of us, occupying three rooms for two nights, on a missionary visit to Nepal. The rooms were comfortable and spacious, the food good and reasonably priced. The owner, Kabal, could not have been more helpful, particularly when one of our group was taken ill and had to be transported to hospital at 4am.

Our only criticism is that the rooms were not serviced during our stay, which meant returning to a dirty bathroom, but other than that we could not fault it.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Walking around Thamel can be a pretty intense, unnerving experience at first and I always looked forward to walking into Cafe Mitra's lovely courtyard. We really enjoyed Debendra's hospitality and resourcefulness throughout our stay. We also left our luggage with them and returning after three weeks of trekking around Nepal, we were greeted by Debendra like old friends. My only caveat is if you're an early sleeper, it gets a bit noisy on some nights because the windows face the courtyards and many enjoy al fresco dining at Cafe Mitra.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Right in the heart of Thamel, a peaceful oasis. The rooms are clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The owner and staff are wonderful, and it's amazing to find this calm in Thamel. It's upper-mid-range cost for Kath, but worth every penny. The breakfast is great, the dogs are fun and they have a collection of newspapers to while away the morning with a good cup of coffee ...

Also, if you have dinner, the chili chicken wings are awesome!

If I thought I'd be back to Kathmandu frequently, I'd be tempted to keep this gem to myself ;-)

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

This little abode is a precious one. . . .few rooms and great great food. Make a reservation to avoid disappointments. Cocktails are great too. Made with love and devotion. Spinach filled pancake and a great caprese salad.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Address: 250/13 Thamel Marg | Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #99 of 469 B&Bs / Inns in Kathmandu
Price Range: $70 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away in a quiet landscaped garden in the middle of the vibrant madness of Thamel, Kathmandu's tourist epicentre, Cafe Mitra has confidently assumed the mantle of one of Nepal's most innovative restaurants along with 4 clean and quiet guest rooms with en suite bathrooms with plenty of hot & cold water, ample garden and terrace space. The rooms are a clever combination of colourful Asia anchored by the sophistication of Europe. The cafe, headed by the owner educated in hotel management in Switzerland, and the kitchen and its team trained by a local chef trained in London & New York. Renowned for blending the best of East with the best of West, the cafe is popular with local and foreign residents, as well as with visitors in search of a cuisine which is excitingly foreign yet not too exotic. Cafe Mitra is an unexpected oasis which the modern day discerning travellers have appreciated greatly. And we hope they will continue to do. We are only minutes away from the historical treasures of Kathmandu, such as the Kathmandu Durbar where Kumari, the Living Goddess, resides. You can walk to it via the bustling local market place known as Ason Tole. Swoyambhunath Stupa, aka Monkey Temple, is an easy 30 mins' walk away. The Garden of Dreams is just around the corner, and the Narayanhiti Palace museum, the former residence of the Kings of Nepal, is another easy 10 mins walk away. At first glance, Thamel can seem chaotic, and it is, no doubt. However, the fact that this small centre in the heart of Kathmandu has all the amenities to ensure that visitors can are never far from services they require, such as travel and trekking agencies; supermarkets just in case you forgot to bring your toothbrush, or your anti-allergy pills, or your down jacket! It is easy to get your money out from ATMs; shop for souvenirs; and send them home via air cargo. So, buy your ticket, hop into the aeroplane, and allow us to introduce you to Nepal and its unique hospitality and charms! BREAKING NEWS! We are in the midst of adding 4 more guest rooms, by January 2015, taking the total count of rooms to 8. We look forward to hosting travellers from around the World! ... more   less 

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