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Radisson Hotel Kathmandu
Ranked #62 of 198 Hotels in Kathmandu
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“Great hotel in Kathmandu!”
Reviewed September 23, 2010

Wonderful. This hotel is great; first of all because of the location - it is away from the main chaos of Kathmandu but still central enough to allow you to walk to Thamel and Durbar Square.

Rooms are small but comfortable, clean and they look new. (I think currently they are in the process of rebuilding some of the older rooms to freshen them up a bit). The bathroom was also great with a bathtub. Ask for a room on the higher floors, from there you get a great view of the city and the surrounding mountains.

The swimming pool is great - especially after returning to Kathmandu after a long trek this is THE place to go to relax! The poolside bar is also good, and a great place to sit and watch the sunset.

The staff is really friendly and helpful. Overall a great experience and if I ever go back to Kathmandu this is the place I'll be staying at.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed September 21, 2010

First off I need to say that I would not give this hotel normal four stars had it been in other countries like Thailand or anywhere else in Southeast Asia. The hotel overall is a bit run-down, the elevators are slow and old, etc. But when it's in Nepal, compared to other hotels I stayed at in other places in the country, it made me miss my stay at the hotel very much. Our room was clean; the staff were nice and helpful; and above all, the fact that the hotel is located just a little off the main street made this hotel a peaceful place to be amidst chaotic Kathmandu.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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Dubai
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Reviewed September 14, 2010

We had looked up quite a few hotels in KTM and finally chose the Radisson because of its location. It did not disappoint. Set in a quiet street away from the KTM chaos, you wonder where the property would be, until you reach a narrow lane which suddenly ends and voila! its there! Not much of a drive-in (unlike the Hyatt) but the lobby is nice and the check-in process quick.

Ask for higher floor rooms – the view (whatever there is of KTM) is better. Gamblers can try their luck at Casino Rad – though don’t expect Vegas style Casinos.

The tourist attractions of Durbar marg and Thamel are walking distance and cheap taxis are easily available (negotiate the price first though). In case you don’t wana dine at the hotel (food just ok), there is a chinese restaurant just round the corner and a Bluebird supermarket close by too – but food options in Thamel are recommended (try the momos). The approach lane also has a money exchange but its best to check the rate in 2-3 place before you change – the rates do vary.

Thamel is the tourist hub with lots of shopping and eating places. The first visit can be a bit overwhelming with its crowds, narrow lanes and shops, but is quite an experience once you get used to the place. Negotiation is the key and you might need to start as low as 50% at times to get a fair deal. In food, eating (and drinking) recommended at the outside eating space at Kathmandu Guest House in Thamel, the next door La dolce vita and the rooftop restaurant opposite (I forget the name). Do carry a torch with you in case you wish to return back to your hotel at night – street lights are bad and the roads full of potholes. Also most markets are officially closed on Saturdays – though Thamel is till open.

Our site seeing was organised by Yeti travels – quite efficient – would recommend using them. Also don’t miss the 1 hour ‘Everest Experience’ flight by Buddha Air. Awesome. The Hindu and Buddist religious places are also quite facinating. Indian currency is used everywhere though the use of Indian 500 and 1000 notes is legally not allowed and you will have trouble exchanging them. Carry 100 rupee notes instead.

So all in all, if you are looking for a decent hotel in the heart of the city, the Radisson is a good choice, but if you are looking for something more elaborate and don’t mind staying a bit away from the centre – go for the Hyatt. We might try that next time.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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mumbai
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Reviewed June 29, 2010

i always like to stay in this hotel because the staff is good and service is good. though food could be improved. clean rooms . value for money.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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Mumbai
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Reviewed June 29, 2010

I was in kathmandu to visit some relatives and this it was my first time to a neighbouring country.. I chose to stay at this hotel because of its amenities and location.. for tourists like me, the attractions of durbar marg and thamel are walking distance..
secondly, it is located close to consulates, so it is a safeguarded area.. security around the hotel is great..
The facilities/amenities provided are roof top swimming pool, hair saloon, unlimited internet access, fitness centre and many more..
The rooms are spacious and comfortable, no doubt about that..
It has a 24 hour casino, which is the best source of entertainment.. I was there for almost the whole night..
The staff was very helpful as well.. i faced no problem whatsoever..

  • Stayed August 2009
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Reviewed June 27, 2010

I spent five nights here, and from check-in to my departure, it was a very disappointing experience. Being part of an international chain, I had expectations of good service, food and comfort - however, on all of these counts, I was let down. If it had advertised itself as a 3-star hotel, and charged accordingly, it would have been OK. The staff were rather surly, and often the reception desk was hugely understaffed. On various issues where I had to deal with them, they never followed up with my requests. The hotel was run-down - inter-room phones didn't work, the lifts were incredibly slow and erratic, and everything was worn. The breakfast was average, and the staff indifferent. However, the location was good - 15 mins walk to Thamel. I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
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Goa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2010

Its looks old and even the rooms look old, they need to upgrade the rooms and the exterior. Only the lobby and restaurant looked impressive. Only hot water would come in the shower.
Except for one lady in the reception most of the staff were just going thru the motions and they didnt know anything you asked for.
The attached casino had horrible music on and the staff including the managers where very rude. They were most uncooperative, the attitude was as if their assistance is a big favor done.
The breakfast spread was good though the dinner was not up to the expectations.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Radisson Hotel Kathmandu
Address: Lazimpat | PO Box 2269, Kathmandu 2269, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Casino Hotel in Kathmandu
#14 Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu
#21 Business Hotel in Kathmandu
#22 Spa Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Hotel Kathmandu 5*
Number of rooms: 260
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Radisson Hotel Kathmandu which opened in 1998 is favorably situated in Lazimpat, a prime city center location. A 260 rooms' five star hotel is designed and built to meet the international standard and to provide quality service to the guest who value time and great service. Being in the capital city, it is adjacent to the Narayanhiti Palace Museum and conveniently nestled in the diplomatic proximity within easy walking distance to the popular tourist spots like Durbarmarg and Thamel. ... more   less 
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