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“Best staff and very clean hotel centrally located in Thamel Street!”
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Hotel Nepalaya
Ranked #54 of 202 Hotels in Kathmandu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
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“Best staff and very clean hotel centrally located in Thamel Street!”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

I booked my accommodation with this hotel through Agoda. I didn't expect people would come and pick me up since I just booked through a booking site and I was ready to take a taxi on my own. When I arrived at the airport, the guy from Hotel Nepalaya was waiting for me with my name in his list! It was very prompt (I booked only 2 days before my arrival) and efficient!

The hotel room was very clean. The hotel is located right in the street. Full of shops on the left and right of the hotel. Electricity was out at certain times but they had emergency light in each room so you are not stuck with no light.

The staff was amazing. Especially Kamal Rimal was really really helpful. He was very professional and not really push you to purchase their services but help you in every way. I felt very good even from the first day. He also organizes trekking guides and porters any trekking route you choose. I didn't use the service thought I wanted to go trek by myself. But having a guide/porter is necessary since certain part of trek was very deserted and no one really passing... I thought I stay here only the first night and try different hotel on the way back but I stayed again because they were excellent and very helpful... I would return to this hotel again and again :)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

I stayed here twice whist in Nepal and found this hotel in Thamel a really good cheap hotel. Just off the main Thamel drag so quite quiet. Rooms were clean with A/C and fans, decent shower, hot water TV and breakfast included. Nice rooftop restaurant although the bar is a little expensive. Got an airport pick up also. Only downside tour guide will hassle you at breakfast to buy over priced package deals off him to the sights in Nepal, all of which you can do about 5 times cheaper than he quotes just by booking stuff yourself and reception will totally over charge you for bus tickets etc to other destinations when its just as easy to go to the bus station yourself and buy the ticket. Reception tried to charge me $15 for a 600 rupee bus ticket and assured me i wouldn't get it for less than $15, really......
Over all though it was a nice stay in a good modern hotel

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Hotel is hidden from noisy thamel street, which makes it hard to find, but quite quiet. Very cheap for any European and Russian tourist offering decent room, hot water, wifi, good service for the price of 12 euro per night per guest. Would recommend to stay here for anyone travelling with backpack and fine to stay in 2+ star hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Dhaka
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

I was in a rush for making my trip to Nepal for the first time, I could not book my hotel prior to arrival but after I arrived in Nepal Airport, I was trying to find a good hotel in my budget, I found the Nepal Tourism desk and they gave me a chart for all hotel details. I asked them " I need one neat and clean but budget hotel" They refer me 3-4 hotels and I chose "Hotel Nepalaya" When I reached to the hotel I found that my choice was absolutely right.

Hotel Nepalaya is in the center of the Thamel and very nice hotel, Stuffs are very cordial, Friendly and helpful,

The hotel is neat and clean and quite, Rooms are nice and well arranged,
and all these are within your budget, I am planning if I am going next time with my family I would stay in the same hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2013

hot and cold water available room is clean everything is great food is ok. location is very good also excellent care for guest i enjoy our vacation in this hotel excellent great exuberance thank u nepalaya hotel

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Hotel Nepalya has everything you'd want and need for a comfortable accommodation in the heart of Thamel. Although hidden away in an isolated and slightly intimidating alley way the rooms are large, clean, well appointed and great hot showers. Friendly manager, Milan is also available to offer great assistance and advice on any trekking adventures you may be planning. Thanks Milan and staff for a great holiday.
Jan and Philip East
Perth
Western Australia

  • Stayed February 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2013

We stayed here for six nights and enjoyed the helpfulness of the staff and the location of the hotel. We were slightly disappointed that our room wasn't cleaned during our stay and thus, we had to request clean towels regularly. We also didn't appreciate the tour guide who visited the hotel continually bothering us whilst we sat eating. The men who served the breakfast and drinks were friendly and couldn't do enough to help us and the staff on reception were brilliant; we will definitely return.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Nepalaya
Address: Thamel Marg 17 | Kwabahal, Kathmandu 21292, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 202 Hotels in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Nepalaya 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A sincerely warm welcome from Hotel Nepalaya…where hospitality comes from the heart…It’s a special Peace down here & your Environment Friendly Stay will be just like it is at home…We are known to be the best rated hotel in Kathmandu…& you’ve got to live here to know it…Hotel Nepalaya is known for its warm hospitality, & we are right in the heart of the Thamel city. The hotel offers fantastic valley views from its ‘temple of heaven’ rooftop restaurant. The Langtang, Ganesh Himal and Dorjelakpa mountain views from our rooftop is just amazing. You will find Rickshaws and taxi stands just a stone’s throw from our hotel, which is a 4 min walking distance to the major shopping areas, restaurants & bars of sizzling Thamel, & hardly 7 kilometers to get to get to the airports and only 3 kilometers to the bus stands. You will enjoy a wonderful peace of mind once you get in into the hotel as thamel is always a crowded, noisy and hustling place for tourists.Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, a tiny Himalayan landlocked Country in Asia which offers possibilities of vibrant cultures and its smiling people. Kathmandu is the only city connected by air to the major international towns scattered all over Nepal. Whether you are looking for rich culture and people, history, a Himalayan adventure getaway for walking, trekking, climbing, white water rafting, elephant safari to the One Horn Rhino & Bengal Tiger in natural parks and outdoor holidays in the broadest sense of the word... Nepal has it all! You don’t need to go anywhere else.The Hotel Nepalaya on the other hand is a hotel of Nepal’s cultural landscapes. Here you will find smiling welcoming staff that enjoys their work & a sunny garden for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, 24 hour power backup, FREE WIFI and computers, 24 hours security, & rooms well furnished with modern amenities, and our staff is happy to provide you with all the information you need to enjoy your stay in Kathmandu! ... more   less 
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