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Grand Hotel Kathmandu
Ranked #79 of 205 Hotels in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 1, 2012

This was my first stop in a Buddhist pilgrimage to Nepal and India, so did not know quite what to expect initially. On hindsight, the Kathmandu Grand Hotel turned out to among the better ones that I had stayed in over the 2 weeks...certainly, it is not the last name in luxury, but things worked the way they were supposed to, i.e. electrical sockets are functional, hot water was consistent, room was clean (something which is not always the case in the other hotels I had stayed in subsequently).

This being a tourist class hotel, the cafe tends to be full during breakfast - which was also nothing to shout about. Ironically the other hotels that I had stayed in subsequently - albeit less desirable in terms of room quality - had served better food.

I had stayed in a single room for a total of 2 nights, with no complaints. Service staff were among the better ones that I had encountered during the trip.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Rajiv D, General Manager at Grand Hotel Kathmandu, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

Dear Guest

Namaste from Nnepal and Grand Hotel.

Thank you very much for your comments.

It is with comments such as yours that makes us strive harder for perfection and I assure you that all efforts shall be made to achieve that goal of perfection.

I trust that your trip to Nepal and was memorable and that we shall have the opportunity to welcome you back again.

Best regards

Rajiv

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

An overall good hotel and food is good, especially the Briyani rice with mutton (from the ala carte menu). Exception was I had to open the window when I was in my room to allow cool air into the room as the air-con emits warm air. Not too sure if the hotel has switched to heater system as the weather is turning cool. Didn't bother to check with the hotel, as I was comfortable with the window opened, except for some disruption to my sleep at night due to dogs barking outside the hotel.
Although this hotel may be away from the shopping area, Thamel, one could easily shop for souvenirs at some shops within walking distance outside the hotel. The best time to go would be just when the shops opened (around 9am), as the owner is prepared to offer the items at attractive prices (lower than the price quoted the evening before), hoping to close the very first sale for the day.
There are also a few groceries shops nearby where one could buy bottled water.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

The location of the hotel is excellent as it is away from the busy and dusty roads of KTM. Stayed 3 nights. Amenities are basic but no complaints. On one night water supply to shower was intermiddent but other nights were fine. The only issue is there were dogs playing in front of the hotel (my room was facing a residential area) in the middle of the night and their barking kept me and companion awake for 1 hr at 3am. Staff was friendly and helpful. We tipped staff who helped us with our luggages.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
1  Thank Eleen C
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is a quality hotel in Kathmandu. The rooms are large and clean, the toilet sparkling and room service above par. Location of the hotel is not too good but once inside you will not want to go out. I stayed there for three days cause my flight got cancelled cause of flash strike in the city. The staff were very friendly and helpful through out. No complaints !!!

Room Tip: The north facing rooms are preferred
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

What the hotel lacks in looks makes up with their good service... check-in was speedy and bell boys were quick to deliver our bags the rooms. Our rooms were clean (some tiles were loose / dirty) but overall it's not too bad for an overnight stay. No free WIFI (Rps 650 for 24-hour usage). There are some boutiques and shops inside the hotel's compound but if you're willing to venture outside there are plenty more within walking distance.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Three midwives from the UK were posted to Kathmandu to start a midwifery twinning project. We found the hotel staff very friendly and helpful. The food was great both at breakfast and in the restaurant on the 8th floor. The pool was clean and pleasant though not open in the early morning or evening. The house keeping staff were brilliant. We stayed for two weeks and came to think of the hotel as "home" after a hard day of work.

Room Tip: Good views from the higher floors. The waterfall is noisy as is the a/c at the back of the hotel. Pa...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Had a two week stay at the Grand Hotel so got to know it well. The staff were very friendly and courteous, the rooms cleaned every day. The breakfasts were wonderful and varied. Used the pool, which was clean and supervised well. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. We got advice with travelling and maps. As a volunteer in the country and my first trip to Nepal I was delighted with this hotel and would definitely go back.

Room Tip: I thought the generator noise would irritate me and it did for a couple of nights but became used to...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Address: Red Cross Marg | Kalimati, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #79 of 205 Hotels in Kathmandu
Price Range: $49 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Hotel Kathmandu 3.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Hotel, Kathmandu is a 4-star hotel in Nepal strategically located in the heart of the city's dynamic business, cultural and entertainment hubs. Some of the major landmarks of the city are located within accessible distance from the hotel which include the Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple), National Museum and the Seto Gumba (White Monastery) . Other attractions near the hotel include Casino Mahjong, United World Trade Centre and Bluebird Mall. Grand Hotel is accredited as the tallest hotel in Nepal. The furnishings are stylish and contemporary and the hotel provides all modern facilities including wifi access through out the hotel and 24 hour cctv surveillance . Other facilities include an all day dining Coffee shop "Rendezvous" serving International Cuisine; "Maharaja" Restaurant (Fine Dining) serving Mughlai cuisine accompanied by live singing (Ghazal); 24 hour in room dining and finally a beauty parlour and a Spa which offer a range of Himalayan treatments according to your needs. ... more   less 
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