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“Incredibly bad hotel with a good location”
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Hotel Vaishali
Ranked #115 of 207 Hotels in Kathmandu
Reviewed December 22, 2013

This hotel really needs a big facelift. The rooms are in terrible condition. The location is great and this could be the best hotel in Thamel if they wanted. Now it is by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed, anywhere.

First of all, the rooms are in the worst shape imaginable. Floors made of plastic (they say they are brand new), electric sockets don't work (I had 5 in my room and only one of them delivered electricity). Internet does not reach all the rooms properly although it is quite expensive. The shower room looks as if it was 50 years old and what worst, I had freaking 2 inch tall mushrooms growing out of the room corners!! Please see the photo!
How is this even possible!?

Second thing, the breakfast. I ended up eating it outside as the breakfast is absolutely useless. Congratulations on also making the worst coffee anywhere! The kitchen staff is helpless. Good omelets though but that's all I could find to eat.

They say it is a 4-star hotel. I would rate it just barely one if even that. The worst hotel I have ever stayed in anywhere. That is a big shame as with this location they could be one of the best in Thamel. Manager, please get a grip!

The staff is very friendly but obviously, the management is absolutely useless. I can only advice to stay away from this so called hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

This is a good hotel in a quiet area of Thamel, Kathmandu. The rooms are large and in better condition than most hotels in the area. The staff is amazing and what sets this hotel apart from all the others. I was always greeted with a enthusiastic "namaste" from the guard at the gate and then another "namaste" from the doorman. I worked with Sanju to arrange rooms for an incoming group and she was wonderful to work with and always had a giant smile on her face.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

In the center of Thamel, good approach, safe. Staff friendly at the service all the time, bar opened most of the time, rooms spacious. Book in advance to get good price or you have to overpay the room! Very good small shops around the Hotel!

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

My friend suggested this place because her sister PRatibha Aryal works over. She was very humble and gentle loved it & loved the stay. Excellent place located in a heart of capital city of nepal. We had a warm welcome,humble and welcoming staffs. Clean and hygenic would love to come over again during my next visit.
Love from Spain
CELIA

  • Stayed: November 2013
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1  Thank smileygir
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

We had very nice experience stay in hotel vaishali.Breakfast is good one with varities of food.
Excellent bar and swimming.
Location is good. Shopping areas are near by hotel.
I really recommend this hotel due to comfortable stay and excellent.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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1  Thank chandannandi
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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at the vaishali hotel both before and after out trek. The guest relation executive Sanju was lovely and she made us really welcome. The rooms were really big, clean and we had English channels on the TV.
Breakfast was eggs what ever way you wanted with hot toast, tea and coffee.
I would recommend to all as a little oasis in the craziness of Kathmandu.
Worth every penny more than the other hotels.

Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lovely rooms, location, and staff. The staff are really helpful would stay here again.

The food was lovely, great breakfast and way to start the say would stay here again when I next come to Nepal .

Great location. Service really really good, staff very kind and helpful

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Additional Information about Hotel Vaishali

Address: P.O. Box: 206, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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:
#41 Spa Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range: $61 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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