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Royal Astoria Hotel
Ranked #149 of 210 Hotels in Kathmandu
Reviewed January 21, 2013

With the new year having arrived, I'm thinking back to when I was in Nepal and in need of extra help because of my fractured ankle. I'm so grateful to Manager of the Royal Astoria Hotel, Nagendra, and his staff for all they did to make me functional and comfortable! I will never forget their kindness and consideration from finding an ace bandage to crutches and meals served in my room. The list could go on and on. I'm very happy to be able to write this review and recommend this hotel strongly. I go there almost every year. Mary Carroll, Chair, Nepal Foundation

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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astorianepal, General Manager at Royal Astoria Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

Dear Mary ,

We are proud that we are able to satisfy your requirement at Royal Astoria Hotel. This is our great pleasure to welcome you again at Royal Astoria Hotel from 6-7 and 20-27 September 2013.We always welcome your feed back and strive to offer our customer best possible service.

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Reviewed December 7, 2011

The hotel is in the middle of nowhere. Hard to get there... Taxi's makes a few U-turns before finding the place.

You need to take a 30 min - 500-600r ride to get to Thamel. The taxi ride is a capharnaum as you must drive through traffic jams and extreme pollution to get to Thamel. I suggest a mask! And add 1000-1200r to your daily hotel budget.

The hotel offer car and driver for hire, but they actually make affair with an agency in Thamel for which they take a big commission. So a 4000r ride can cost you 2500r if you organize it yourself.. But again, the driver you hire must find the hotel, which is not an easy task. Catch22 thing!!

The internet worked 50% of the time. Since the hotel is in the middle of nowhere, you can't find alternatives for the WIFI. Thamel as many WIFI cafes.....

The hotel is beside a High School. So lots of noise from the school yard. Not better than Thamel, for this point.

The view is ok.... Nothing magical.

The beds are as hard as a Tatami... You could practice Judo on them. Couldn't sleep without turning 20 times in the night because of aches.

To conclude, we have found that this hotel does not offer more quality or tranquility than staying in the center. For the same price in Thamel you can find very nice hotels, having private garden for peace and quiet. And no more need to drive 60 min in the pollution to get in and out of Thamel.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2011

We were bumped here at 1am and were pleasantly surprised by the courteous service, clean, quiet rooms and sample breakfast.

The only downside is it's distance from downtown Thamel.

Room Tip: The hotel itself is in a quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of Thamel.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Royal Astoria Hotel

Address: Bansbari, Hattigaunda, Kathmandu 981, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #149 of 210 Hotels in Kathmandu
Price Range: $26 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Astoria Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A newly built "Royal Astoria Hotel" is a truly international hotel, located in the most quiet and pollution free area of Bansbari , Hattigaunda, Kathmandu, 5 Kilometer north from Thamel. One and half Kilometer from Australian, American, Thai, Bangladesh and Pakistan Embassy. We are only 15 minutes drive from the international airport. Easy access to all tourist attraction. The private balconies offer Budhanilkantha (sleeping Vishnu) temple, Shivapuri National Reserve, Kopan Monastry and Boudhanath. Astoria has 25 tastefully decorated Deluxe rooms all featuring private bathroom, Cable TV, IDD telephone. Wi-Fi & Cable internet access and writing desk makes your business simpler, you can mix your own drinks from our well stocked mini bar. Air-conditioning can be set to your preferred level. Pure air, well lighted, clean & comfortable rooms and twin or double bedroom studios equipped with air condition, refrigerator, kitchenette with two ring electric hob, electric kettle for tea/coffee are available for those who wish to stay longer. Royal Astoria Hotel offers a ADA compliant room for disabled people. ... more   less 
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