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“An oasis in a bustling city”
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Malla Hotel
Ranked #163 of 203 Hotels in Kathmandu
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“An oasis in a bustling city”
Reviewed November 20, 2011

We trekked in Nepal in November/December in 2010 and used the Malla as our base at each end of the trek. This was the fourth time we had used the hotel. We love it! The staff are very friendly and the common rooms are spacious and kept very clean. We were on a a B&B basis which works well for us as we like to eat out while in KTM. At the end of a hard trek there is nothing quite like sitting in the gardens enjoying a cold beer! I look forward to visiting the hotel again in February 2013

Room Tip: choose a room overlooking the gardens
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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 14, 2011

stayed here recently on business and was pretty disappointed. Plusses are, it's very close to Thamel, you can get an edible breakfast and staff are friendly enough. Negatives; dinner is dire!, rats run around in the evening in the gradens and one night we even found one running along the foot rest in the lounge bar. When we complained, the bartender just said that it had run out of the door. there is a female member of staff in housekeeping on the 4th floor who constantly stops you with the traditional 'Namaste' greeting, asks when you are leaving on a daily basis and stands there with the outstreched palm constanlty looking for tips. Won't be rushing back...sorry I can't be more positive

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 6, 2011

It seems The Malla has really hiked its prices since it built the new casino. Prices are about all that have gone up though, as the service and food is still as poor as when i stayed last time. The health club is a joke. They let women have showers whilst men are in the sauna. The steam room is a pokey 1-person cupboard and the towels get dried in the sauna, rather than washed. The reception staff must think they have jobs for life as they are very curt and uncivil. I did not enjoy my stay and will not try a third time.

Room Tip: Check your mini-bar, ours was filthy. Try to get a room that is not disturbed by the casino, if that...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 2, 2011

The location of the hotel is good, near Thamel where all of the tourist congregate. Breakfast was good. The room we were given was a bit grubby in the bathroom and the room itself did look old and depressed. In saying that, it was ok.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

Good location. In the northern edge of the Tamel shopping/dining district, so within walking distance from the shops and bars. Has a quiet environment despite being close to the bustling/noisy areas.

The room was fine, with a nice view of the quiet garden/lawn area. The toilet water was yellow, but water from the faucet looked OK.

Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

Went with a Saga group, who use this hotel for their Nepal trips. Room ok on arrival, but meals provided were buffet style and varied in quality. Water is brown in this hotel. On our return to the Malla rooms were not ready and when we did get one, which was very shabby, the maid did a cursary vac down one length and left us. We had to ask for towels etc and when she brought them sheinformed us she would not be there when we left and basically hung around for a tip!! She did this with all our party in turn, but apparently no-one gave one. Would not be in a hurry to return.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Jackson, Wyoming
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Reviewed June 21, 2011

We had an enjoyable stay at the Malla. For Kathmandu, it is one of the classic hotels, and is locally owned. While the rooms are a bit dated by modern standards, they were comfortable, and the service in the hotel makes certain that you are at ease.

Room Tip: 4th floor The suites are old school two room type
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Malla Hotel
Address: Leknath Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu
#42 Spa Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Malla Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 195
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