The location was very good - close to shops, restaurants in Thamel, 10-15 mins walking to the Durbar Square. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful, they booked Everest flight for us (it was late in the evening) and ordered taxi to the airport (500 npr). They also changed our room for a more quiet one. Good sleep quality in rooms facing the street/stupa. Very good breakfast - you can order standard eggs with toasts, jam and butter or something more traditional. Breakfast is served on the roof top. They have their own power generator so you can use warm shower almost 24/7 and there is a weak light also 24/7.
It was extremely cold inside the hotel and also our rooms were very cold. You could warm it a bit when the electricity was on using the A/C warming mode. I think they should provide some gas heaters in winter that could work even during power cuts! There was absolutely no room service (we stayed 4 nights and they even didn't empty our trash bin), when we asked for fresh towels (it was too cold for them to dry!) they gave us towels from some empty room... It was very cold in the morning on the roof top so eating breakfast was almost like a kriotherapy ;) Rooms facing the backyard are very loud at night because of some night club!
All in all, I would recommend this hotel to all budget travelers. Value for money factor was unbeatable and warm shower (not 'hot' though) even during power cuts was something nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We, the team of Hotel Family Home Annex-1 would heartily welcome you all, to this smoke free, relaxing, enjoyable and luxurious hotel where you will have homely and natural environment and feel like 'at home away from home'. It is not just a hotel but a home to many travelers coming to this tiny and beautiful country, Nepal. This is situated in the heart of the tourist hub, Thamel, in peaceful residential areas, distance away from noise of nightlife, where you will be amazed with impressive décor, elegant rooms with natural and atypical color, impeccable services; all these features make your stay here beyond the memorable. ... more less