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Hotel Vaishali
Ranked #107 of 198 Hotels in Kathmandu
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“below every expectation”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

The only positive side of the hotel is the location (that awards 1 star in tripadvisor).
We stayed 2 nights, before and after our trekking tour.
The first time the room ws ok-isch, the bathroom had only one towel and it looked like it was used previously. It turned out later, that the bathroom has not been cleanedup. Some noise from the neighbouring partyplace was little disturbing, as we planned to wake up early, hence go to sleep early.
The second night, our room at the 5th floor, just below the roof, looked nice at the fisrt impression, the bathroom had 2 sets of towels and was more decent as the first night. Later we discovered 2 wiskey bottels in a corner, the sheets were more gray than white, basically the room was not cleaned up before our stay. The most annoying thing of the 5th floor are the pumps and engines on the roof. It is impossible to sleep when they are on - and they are constantly on! After several complaints the staff switched the pump off with the promise to not switch it on until morning time. Well, morning time for them ment 4 AM!! Imagine a bulldozer behind your head waking you up... that's the feeeling. And I recon our room was not the worst!
the rest of the night is history and i'm not going into details.

Breakfast the morning after: Completly tired from the almost sleepless night i check out the breakfast buffet, take one of the cleanest glasses I could find amongst the few and voila! ... a cockroach runs over the table. ...we went into Thamel for breakfast after that...

For this money it's not worth at all!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

The only good part of this hotel was its location, in the heart of Thamel. As a tourist in Kathamandu, this is where you would like to be. The room was spacious but garish. Complimentary breakfast was fine though. However, I had primarily booked my last 2 days in Kathmandu here for the nice swimming pool that they have. This turned out is not maintained and I clearly could not use it. Also, unfortunately, during our time, the hotel was undergoing repairs. There were chunks of cement lying around everywhere. The water in the bathroom was yellow-ish and smelly, apparently some chemical treatment had been done to the water! Maybe we had bad hotel luck on this trip!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

My stay was comfortable. The staff were very friendly, very polite and very helpful. The location was excellent and just about everything needed was almost at the doorstep. Restaurants, internet, money changers, tours, shops, taxis.

The standard was good for Nepal and I will be glad to be back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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india
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Was a nice stay for 2 nights in this hotel... Rooms were good and clean.
Breakfast was good with good spread. Best part is the location bang in Thamel.
Tried food was ok...
Only problem faced was for hot water. would recommend for all travelers

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Paid 70 usd per night. Waay ovrvalued. Dingy clean rooms. No heating. Breakfast buffet was amazing for the first couple of nights with fresh chappati and traditional curry. But then scaled back to very stale breads and continental fare. Eat the fruit salad and omletes, dont bother with anything else. We stayed here with ACE the Himalaya.. staff were polite and helpful. Easy to leave lugguage at the hotel for trekking. Cleaners especially lovely, always saying namaste with a smile. TVs in spacious rooms. Wifi is extra but reasonably priced. Tap water is yellow in colour (ok with aquatabs). Lucky to get a warm shower, best bet is to try in the evening.

  • Stayed November 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2012

We stayed here for an extended period after a bout of Altitude sickness whilst hiking the Everest Base Camp.

The staff were courteous and friendly for the duration of our stay and our room was exactly what we needed.

The upgrade to the deluxe suite was well worth it for an extended stay as the suite provides a lot of extra space.

The location is fantastic for Thamel although at night's can sometimes be a little noisy. Earplugs could be an option.

All in all a very nice stay back in Kathmandu!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

We stayed at Vaishali in Nov 2012. Right from Day #1, this particular girl staff from the Reception was unpleasant, unfriendly and had an attitude problem. When we requested for a particular room, she made a face at us. We would drop our key at the Reception every time we went out and when we came back to retrieve the key, she would make a face at us again as if we were giving her extra work to do! She was pretty though... If only she would smile more and be more pleasant.
On our 2nd night, we requested for a flask of hot water. A staff came up after 1 hour with a glass of warm water. We explained that we wanted a thermos flask of hot water... It never arrived.
At the restaurant on the ground floor, the supervisor they call Ram Sir was totally rude and unprofessional in telling us that the meals we ordered would not be included in our tour package. It was the waiter, Badri, who very courteously and politely told us not to worry about it and we could have what we ordered. The supervisor never came back to clarify or apologise.
We couldn't wait to get out of there.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Vaishali
Address: P.O. Box: 206, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#37 Spa Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Vaishali 3.5*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vaishali is situated in Thamel -The heart of kathmandus business cultural and shopping district,just 20 minutes from the airport. Vaishali offers guests a choice of 95 centrally air-conditioned elegant modern rooms including 8 splendid suites to cater the needs of the travellers. ... more   less 
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