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Hotel Excelsior
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Reviewed November 29, 2010

I come in Excelsior once a year since last 17 years.
Came here alone, with friends and with my groups as tourleader.
Hotel is in the middle of Thamel, in a small street in front of KC´s restaurant and at the side of bakery Pumpernicle.
Owner Kunsang Dorje Lama is realy reliable and is very helpfull for his customers. His whife has a nice juwelery shop on the ground floor.
The staff is also very helpfull and friendly. You can ask them to organise trips, trekkings, air- or bustickets etcetera.
Rooms are good with TV, AC and attached bathroom. In the morning and in the evening hot water from the geaser and in daytime from the solarpannel system. Excelsior is taking care of its own watersupply and has a big genereator to cope with the daily powercuts in Kathmandu. So the elevator is always working as well as the TV and AC.
The regular guests in Excelsior for years and years proves the value of this hotel. Once a guest, always a guest whenever you"ll be back in KTM.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 24, 2010

My friend and I stayed at the Excelsior on the budget side of the road. The rooms where cheap. There was a quiet courtyard upstairs that no one was ever in and gave us a quiet place to chill out. There was no restaurant or any real communal space but seeing that it is smack bang in central Thamel it didnt matter. It was very safe and clean and the staff were friendly. I would highly recommend the budget Excelsior (across the road from the main hotel which we didnt spend any time in but could have) if you are looking for inexpensive, quiet, clean and friendly accommodation in the middle of Thamel.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank Wonderingwillow
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Reviewed November 6, 2010

For the price-$28.00-can't be beat. Wonderful managers. All hours. Right in the heart of Thomal. Would stay again

Stayed: October 2010, traveled solo
Thank khunkajonsak
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Reviewed September 2, 2010

The hotel is centrally located, in the heart of tourist area. I have been coming back to this hotel for the past fifteen years. I come here for my business as well as holiday with my family. Its clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I always feel at home . Hotel has two buildings the main building rooms are bigger with ac rooms and balcony. and in the extension building they have economy rooms. which are cheaper and smaller. but all the rooms have same service. they change the linen every day. They have a beautiful restaurant with continental, Nepali, and Tibetan food. Food are really tasty and clean. I never get sick. and I never got stomach problem from the food. the rooftop garden is a relaxing spot for me, you can enjoy the view of Kathmandu while having a hot cup of Nepali brewed cappuccino. And above all it is very safe to stay here. To all who wish to travel to Kathmandu I absolutely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled on business
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Thank Zambalaaa
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Reviewed June 6, 2010

Hotel Excelsior is a really great, clean and cozy hotel to stay in. Although the lobby area was a little cold in the winter, in the rooms there are heaters which really helped.
The Italian food at the restaurant was delicious and different from other restaurants around.
At night the loud bollywood music is a little annoying but you get over it after a night or two.
The hotel is located in a very central area so going for shopping and sight seeing is not a problem. There is also a great place for breakfast right next to the hotel called Pumpernickel's garden. The bread there is great.. The hotel too have nice and fresh bread...
Cleanliness is not a problem in this hotel and so isn't the electricity...
Money is also not a problem because the rates are really reasonable....

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled solo
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Thank pigKhunnie
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