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Hotel Utse
Ranked #81 of 210 Hotels in Kathmandu
Reviewed February 6, 2013

The hotel is old fashioned, and it's managed by a nice Tibetan family. it is one of the oldest in Thamel; it's quite fascinating. Rooms are simple; the bed linen shows the decades of use. The toilet is really tiny and some insect could come and visit you. In the night you can smell the burnt rubbish, as it is widely used in Kathmandu. They don't have any AC generator, so the power supply is off at least for ten hours/day. Emergency lights are used. The best element of the hotel is the restaurant, where you can find a wide range of dishes, very well prepared. Even the breakfast is really great. The tibetan bread - plain or fried - is unforgettable

Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

nice hotel in Thamel ,really friendly staff always ready to help you ,you feel part of the family!! ,clean and nice room ,good shower ,a perfect place to stay in KTM! We didn't try the restaurant which seemed to us to be a little bit too expensive.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is a old, charming hotel in Tibetan style and with mainly Tibetan staff. Rooms are large and comfy. Restaurant is good especially if in a large group, one can book in advance their fantastic momos and have a great time! Location is good, in The periphery of Thamel, just 5 minutes from Kathmandu guest house.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Great place, great food, homely atmosphere, great people in Diki, Dechen and part time Ugen :-), close to everything in Thamel, laid back and relaxing, meditation area on the roof. Can't say enough about the Utse, it has been my home from home over the last 15 plus years, just arriving outside the hotel is a thrill.

Room Tip: ask for a room on the quiet side of the building
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

True:
No swimming pool or elevator, but that's not why I choose to stay at UTSE
. The reason Is closer to the heart, Yes it has a pleasant décor that reminds me Tibet 30 years ago. Comfortable rooms, great food, But its magic lies in the fact that management and staff convey the feeling of welcome home. In all my years of traveling I have never experienced such warmth.
When I retire from traveling I want to call USTE not just my home away from home, but my home. Consider me an adopted wanderer....
To Mama Diki and daughter Dechen I miss you already, Big Hugs...Victor from Guam

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter, Rooms at the front are sunny with a view, Please choose a room on a...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Hotel Utse in the Thameldistrict of Kathmandu is an hotel with an own personal approach : the management ( Mama Utse Diki and Dechen) are very friendly and helpful and professional.
The rooms are very clean and equipped with air conditioning and bath or shower.
It was the second time that we stay in hotel Utse and it was like "COMING HOME".
This year the house and the windows are painted and the restaurant was renovated.
The food (chinese,tibetan and continental) is very tastfull and the beer is VERY GOLD !!
Very recommended for all kind of tourists and situades in the center of Kathmadu,near to DURBAR SQUARE AND OTHERS PLACES OF INTEREST.
PERFECT SERVICE : we hope that we can go a third time in this decent and great hotel!

Room Tip: Kamers aan de zuidkant en hogere verdiepingen zijn rustiger
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

A great big THANK YOU to Didi and the staff of the Utse for another wonderful stay at the fabulous Utse Hotel. This is the third time staying at the Utse and every time has been a sincere pleasure. The first 2 times prior to going trekking, this time to show my wife the wonders of Kathmandu for our 25th anniversary. Great food, excellent service from the friendliest people in Nepal. comfortable and quiet rooms. superb roof top garden. i can go on and on. If you ever have the chance to visit Nepal do yourselves a favour and stay at the UTSE. You will not be dissapointed
Thanks again Didi and the staff, See you all soon

Room Tip: quiter ones are upper floors, round the side
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #81 of 210 Hotels in Kathmandu
Price Range: $35 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Utse 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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