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“Friendly staff, great hotel.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Friends Home

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Hotel Friends Home
Ranked #2 of 193 Hotels in Kathmandu
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“Friendly staff, great hotel.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at hotel friends home for for seven nights, and the whole time the staff were very friendly, helpful, and had great service. Hotel is in a good location in Thamel, Kathmandu. Rooms were comfortable and neat and tidy. The Food was great, all around a good place to stay.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Dear valuable guest.
How nice to have your great feedback of Friends home. It was a great pleasure to have you with us in Friends home. We are very happy to know that you had nice stay with us. We will always do our best for all our clients; our main goal is client’s satisfaction, we will always try to be our client’s real Nepali friends home. We hope to welcome you again.

Rajendra, Pramood, Prabha and team of the Friends home.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

The hotel took care of everything we needed, and were very accommodating to all our requests. They arranged very good drivers/guides for our sightseeing needs, overnight stay in Nagarkot, and airport pickup/drop off. The breakfast is good (we loved the steamed veggies!), and the cafe food is clean and safe. All the staff also spoke fluent English, and communication was never a problem. Location is very convenient - walking distance to Thamel, Garden of Dreams and Durbar Square.

The only negative thing I can say is that the bathroom amenities could be a bit better - proper shampoo/conditioner/body soap, toothbrush/paste, hairdryer, and more than one pair of slippers per room would have been nice. It was also a bit noisy at times, but not too bad.

But no real complaints; very satisfied with this value-for-money, homey hotel and would definitely recommend.

Room Tip: There are 4 floors and no elevator, but the staff will help you with any luggage.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Illusion85
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Dear valuable guest.
How nice to have your great feedback of Friends home. It was a great pleasure to have you with us in Friends home. We are very happy to know that you had nice stay with us. We will always do our best for all our clients; our main goal is client’s satisfaction, we will always try to be our client’s real Nepali friends home. We hope to welcome you again.

Rajendra, Pramood, Prabha and team of the Friends home.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

I stayed three nights in a comfortable corner room. The hotel is clean and modern and centrally located in Thamel. The staff are extremely attentive and the manager can arrange car hire, tours etc. The only downside is that there is a lot of noise from a neighbouring constriction site, and the immediate neighbourhood isn't great with a dark unpaved road and an empty lot opposite.
The rooftop bar seemed to be closed during my visit. Although I didn't compare hotels in Kathmandu but went solely on the Tripadvisor rating (which I always find very reliable) the price that I paid was good value from an international point of view.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Alastair A
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Dear valuable guest.
How nice to have your great feedback of Friends home. It was a great pleasure to have you with us in Friends home. We are very happy to know that you had nice stay with us. We will always do our best for all our clients; our main goal is client’s satisfaction, we will always try to be our client’s real Nepali friends home. We hope to welcome you again.

Rajendra, Pramood, Prabha and team of the Friends home.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

It is a very comfortable hotel with excellent facilities.Staffs in the hotel are friendly. The hotel provides tasty meals at reasonable price.I had good time in the hotel. One of the hotel staffs gave good plan for our trip in Nepal.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Thank h_eyes14
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Dear valuable guest.
How nice to have your great feedback of Friends home. It was a great pleasure to have you with us in Friends home. We are very happy to know that you had nice stay with us. We will always do our best for all our clients; our main goal is client’s satisfaction, we will always try to be our client’s real Nepali friends home. We hope to welcome you again.

Rajendra, Pramood, Prabha and team of the Friends home.
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Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

The room was clean and toilets are very well maintained and clean. Hot water was available at any time of the day and the heater in the room was a blessing in this cold weather. Being a vegetarian, I always had more then enough for breakfast. Breakfast spread was good. Tea and coffee is available for free at any time of the day, heavenly after a long day of walking. The kitchen also has a variety options to op for. Dinners were mostly at the hotel as the food is prepared in a clean environment, tasty and at a reasonable price. Stuff were helpful as and when we had queries. Thank you to the hotel management and stuff for the wonderful stay

  • Stayed February 2014
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Thank Hemavb
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Dear valuable guest.
How nice to have your great feedback of Friends home. It was a great pleasure to have you with us in Friends home. We are very happy to know that you had nice stay with us. We will always do our best for all our clients; our main goal is client’s satisfaction, we will always try to be our client’s real Nepali friends home. We hope to welcome you again.

Rajendra, Pramood, Prabha and team of the Friends home.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

A very pleasant overall experience. Staff were extremely accommodating and went out of their way to assist us. Rooms are spacious and came with heaters. Breakfast came with the room rates and was simple and nice.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Thank NSunita
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Dear valuable guest.
How nice to have your great feedback of Friends home. It was a great pleasure to have you with us in Friends home. We are very happy to know that you had nice stay with us. We will always do our best for all our clients; our main goal is client’s satisfaction, we will always try to be our client’s real Nepali friends home. We hope to welcome you again.

Rajendra, Pramood, Prabha and team of the Friends home.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

I stayed here for a couple of days last week with few expectations. I found the service very good as was the food. After staying in India for a week afterwards to compare, Hotel Friends is definitely at the top of my list. I will be staying here again in a weeks time and am looking forward to it.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Dear valuable guest
Thank you for your great review. It was such a great pleasure to have you with us in friend’s home. We really like to thank you for staying with us and provide us very nice feedback. Friend’s home is your real Nepali Friends home; we will always do our best for all our clients stay peaceful, safe and comfortable. Our main goal is your satisfaction; we will be hoping to welcome you again in Friends home. Once again thank you for a great review.
Team of Friends home, Rajendra, Pramood and Prabha.
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Property: Hotel Friends Home
Address: G.P.O. Box 25221 | Chhushya Galli, Jyatha Road, Kantipur temple house is next to us., Kathmandu 4600, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 193 Hotels in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Friends Home 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the eastern part of Thamel in Kathmandu, Hotel Friends Home offers genuinely friendly accommodation to all kinds of travelers, with a spirit of newness and constant innovation in its services. From the moment you check in at this family-friendly hotel, the amiable staff will readily receive you with the warmth of Nepalese hospitality and dedicate themselves to make your stay as cozy and comfortable as you want it to be. In short, Hotel Friends Home provides one of the best retreats in central Kathmandu and also caters to all of your travel plans in Nepal including activities like hiking, trekking, sightseeing, rafting, jungle safari, cultural tours, day tours, etc. ... more   less 
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