While I cannot deny the staff was extremely polite and helpful, and the rooms are average for a three star hotel, the noise from the upstairs bar was extremely unpleasant. Thankfully I had some earplugs, since the blaring music lasted until past midnight over the three nights I stayed here. My first room was on the fourth floor, which felt like it was directly below a speaker. I asked to switch to a quieter room the next day, and my second room on the third floor wasn't much better in the noise department - the music reverberates throughout the entire building. If you stay out late and aren’t concerned about noise, then this hotel is not a bad choice. If you go to bed before midnight, then you might want to stay somewhere else – there’s plenty of better options nearby.
Here are some pros and cons of this hotel:
• Good location
• Nice, helpful staff
• Decent rooms for a 3 stay hotel (clean bedding, fresh towels)
• Loud music from bar upstairs until late in the night
• Cold rooms
• Extremely weak water pressure – think camping with solar water bag dripping out hot water
After looking closer at all the reviews, I suspect many of them are written by the management of this place. There are many reviewers with raving comments; however they only have one or two reviews (one has two reviews both of Gaju Suite Hotel). Being ranked #3 in Kathmandu is extremely suspicious. I travel 80% of the time, and have been to 53 countries, staying in 3 and 4 star hotels, this place is definitely overrated in my opinion.
Also to note – some reviews talk about an airport pick up, but when I inquired before I arrived, I was notified by email they do not provide airport pick up!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the relaxed atmosphere and upscale amenities of GAJU SUITE HOTEL. Our efforts are focused on providing guests a holiday to be treasured and facilitate whatever depth and nature of experience you seek. At our hotel your intentions become ours. Our Hotel's setting is unique -an oasis in the heart of Thamel with luxurious deluxe rooms, apartment-styled rooms and suites offering guests a outstanding facilities, exceptional service and a small number of rooms to ensure exclusivity and privacy. The 40 rooms including 15 suites are designed for maximum comfort, with a good night's rest virtually guaranteed. Each room exudes a sense of tranquility and modernity with crisp bed linens, marble bathrooms with special mood lighting and offers a guest experience that is intimate and discreet while providing the highest level of service. Gaju Suite is a selection of contemporary and finely-tuned hotel that offer an enriching, enlightening and rewarding lifestyle experience. This lifestyle is about a lust for faraway places, a fascination with foreign cultures, a desire to escape and relax in surrounds that satisfy and please on all levels, where needs are met before they are even acknowledged. ... more less
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