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“Nice haven in the city center”
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Hotel Manang
Ranked #62 of 210 Hotels in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 24, 2012

This hotel gives excellent value for money if you want to stay in Thamel, can be a bit noisy front side, but back it's nice and quiet. Internet worked fine in my room and the hotel can't be blamed for the load sharing in Nepal. Restaurant serves good food to an acceptable price, and their organic coffee is probably the best in Kathmandu. Same can be said of their staff, no problem is too small for them not to fix. Expect some pigeons.
All in all a good 3 star Asian hotel, I would take my friends there anytime.

Room Tip: Rooms with balcony are bigger, but on the front side.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

For some reason I kind of liked this hotel, though by American standards it's a bit disastrous. The location is great and the staff is extremely nice. For what my company was paying, I didn't expect anything fancy. That said, here are things that travelers should know:

1) The internet doesn't work in the rooms--the signal is incredibly weak, even when there's electricity. Which brings me to...
2) ...Electricity. It shuts off in Kathmandu a lot. This hotel may have had a generator, but not many things, except maybe some lights, seem to work when the generator is on. This means...
3) There is probably no air conditioning when the regular electricity is off. (It was cool when I was there, but I imagine summer is hot.)
4) The elevator does not work when the electricity is off, which was tough because at one point my room was on the fifth floor (and the ground floor is floor 0, not 1, so it was many flights of stairs).
5) The bathtub looks horrible--maybe it was clean, but visually, it looked gray and spotty and gross. The towels were gray even though they used to be white.
6) The hot water took a while to get to the fifth floor. When I was on the second floor it was a bit better, but it was never more than lukewarm.
7) The mattresses are absolutely rock-hard. This was a common feature in all three hotels I stayed at in various parts of Nepal. I don't mind this but I know other people have back problems.
8) There are HORRIBLE PIGEONS that coo on the rooms' window ledges very early in the morning. This may seem minor but it drove me and my coworker crazy! They coo in an insane way that makes it impossible to sleep, and trying to shoo them away does nothing.

Somehow most of the points above did not bother me, but I know others might feel different. The biggest pain was the internet. I don't get all these hotel staffers (around the world) who smile and say, "But you can use the internet in the lobby, the signal is great there!" Sorry sir, I do not want to use the internet in the lobby. I want to lie in my own room in my pajamas with my hair uncombed and use the internet like a 21st-century human being.

Anyway, it was impossible to be mad at the staff about most of this, because a) Nepal's electrical problems are not their fault and I wasn't paying enough to warrant a really great generator; and b) they're really nice.

Room Tip: Opt for a room on a lower floor since the elevator often doesn't work.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Manang at the start and end of an Everest Base Camp trip. We found the hotel to be in a good position - close enough to shops/bars/restaurants of Thamel but not so close that you're affected by the noise.
Our room was fine - the beds were a bit hard, and the electricity seemed a bit temperamental at times, but this is Nepal and after 3 weeks in teahouses it seems almost luxurious!
The bathroom wasn't anything fancy, but it was functional, and while I wouldn't have wanted to soak in the bath, the shower was fine - the pressure was good and the water was hot.
The breakfast buffet was good, a plentiful supply of cereals, pastries, fruit and a chef to cook eggs fresh for you.
Definitely recommend stopping at the on-site bakery - fab apple pie and cinammon rolls!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

Stayed at the Hotel Manang in December 2011 while on a Gap Adventures trip to Mount Everest. All I can say is the Hotel Manang is...adequate, especially for the area. The staff are friendly and speak very good English. The location is pretty close to the tourist area of Thamel, as in around the corner close. But the hotel itself isn't anything spectacular, but I gave it a 3 because of the area.

The hotel room is basic. Two twin beds, a dresser, old tube TV, a rounded table with two chairs, and a couple of bedside tables. And the bathroom has a sink, toilet, and a shower/half tub combo. Yes, it has a half tub. You have enough room to squat in the tub, not to stretch out your legs. The shower has two shower heads, the standard one up high, and one attached to a hose positioned just above the temperature knobs. Even with the shower curtain, there is absolutely no way to shower in there without soaking the rest of the bathroom. Someone else in the group had their bathroom flood out into the rest of the hotel room. The hotel does have hot water, but you have to turn the faucet on and wait about 10 minutes. And even then the temperature was inconsistent, the water got colder and hotter on its own. You have to keep adjusting the temperature knobs. The beds are hard but unless you're a light sleeper, you shouldn't have any problem with it.

There is a restaurant in the Hotel Manang, I think its called the Base Camp Restaurant. The food is fine, but there are a ton of other restaurants in the area that are much cheaper. There are a lot of shops, cafes, and a couple bars and lounges just a few blocks away the Hotel Manang. There is a roof top bar nearby that is pretty nice. Take a right out of the Hotel Manang gate, make a left at the Y intersection and continue down until you hit a grocery store on the left hand corner. Make that left and about a half block down you should see "Roof top bar" or "roof top lounge" on a sign on your right hand side. Just be careful if you're a girl going there on your own. The girls I went with had a problem with the guys cause they got a little too handsy.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

The hotel is pretty good, excellent breakfast and good location. However as the beds were rock hard we asked for a mattress.Bad decision as I dont think these mattresses were sprayed. Woke up next morning with insect bites.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

we stayed in nepal for 6 and a half weeks to go trekking and in the times between treks we stayed at hotel manang. it was great to come back to the beds after hiking and the breakfast buffet is fantastic! the lobby and the outside restaurant area is beautiful. all of the staff here were extremely nice and we have no complaints regarding them.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

I had stayed in Hotel Manang along with friends in December 2011. The location is just perfect with the busy Thamel market situated just a couple of blocks away. The hospitality is good and the hotel has a nice restaurant. But the rooms are a bit shabby and needs to be done up.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: Paknajol, Thamel P.O. Box 5608, Kathmandu 44601, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Business Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range: $31 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Manang 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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