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“Centrally located, attentive staff”
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Hotel Friends Home
Ranked #4 of 210 Hotels in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Hotel Friends Home was a great base for my two stays in Kathmandu -- before and after trekking. The rooms were well appointed, clean and comfortable. All the members of the staff took great care to ensure that my visit was the most it could be. My only complaint would be that the area where the hotel is located, while extremely convenient and central, is not at all tranquil nor peaceful. Several buildings nearby are under construction and given the location in central Thamel, there are really only a few hours every night that are very quiet (roughly 12am-5am). The hotel manager told me that they're in the process of soundproofing the rooms and adding additional internal doors to control the noise so that should help a lot. I'd also say that while prices are generally fair, travelers wishing to save money could stay a little farther outside the core of Thamel or elect to forgo a private bathroom and cut their lodging bill significantly. That said, I would not hesitate to stay here again -- the helpful staff and comfortable rooms make this an easy choice.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Noah C
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

Dear valuable guest.
We really like to thank you for your great review. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. we are learning and improving our service day by day, our guest feedback is very very important for us because our main goal is our clients satisfaction. For our clients will be doing all our best always. We heartily thank you so much for staying with us and wrote a review, we hope to welcome you again in Friends home.
Prabha, Pramod and team of the Friends home.

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We stayed at the hotel at the beginning and at the end of the trip.
The stay was perfect.
They helped us organize national flights before we arrive and booked them for us.
Warm welcome at the airport. The hotel is ideally situated, clean, quite and the staff is really friendly and helpful. They can keep your luggage if you go trekking and the food is really good.
They also helped us for a car and a guide to visit Kathmandu (really good to see Kathmandu if you don't have a lot of time).
I also booked a spa through them. I did it with Thamel Spa but i wouldn't recommend that one. But the hotel staff asked me what i thought about it and said that they will contact them to correct or recommend other spas.
If i come back to Kathmandu, i will def stay here again. Nothing to complain about it is a great place.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Maj S
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

Dear valuable guest.
We really like to thank you for your great review. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed our hotel. we are learning and improving our service day by day, our guest feedback is very very important for us because our main goal is our clients satisfaction for that we will be doing all our best always. We heartily thank you so much for staying with us and wrote a review, we hope to welcome you again in Friends home.
Prabha, Pramod and team of the Friends home.

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Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel for a week.Rooms are reasonably large for twin beds, no complains at all. Coffee served all day for free except fruit juice which will be charged.
Rather surprise that when we
requested for airport pickup, we were told that since we booked the rooms under Agoda, they are unavailable to provide the services. Reason given was because we have already enjoyed cheap rate's.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

Dear valuable guest.
We really like to thank you for your great review. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed our hotel. we are learning and improving our service day by day, our guest feedback is very very important for us because our main goal is our clients satisfaction for that we will be doing all our best always. We heartily thank you so much for staying with us and wrote a review, we hope to welcome you again in Friends home.
Prabha, Pramod and team of the Friends home.

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Reviewed March 13, 2014

My friend and I had a great stay here. We stayed here late February before we started our trek to ebc. During the first stay, friends home was so helpful in guiding us towards everything that we needed before the trek as we were doing it without a guide/company. We trusted them with our luggage for the duration of our trek, no problems, no charge. We ended our trek a few days early, and we were still able to stay at friends home for the rest of our travels. Truly an accommodating, friendly place. They provided complimentary transportation to and from the airport. Breakfast buffet each morning is great - fresh veggies, fruits, eggs... Tea any time of the day! I definitely recommend this hotel and will stay again if I get the opportunity to come to Nepal again.

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Thank Jpnintexaa
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2014

Dear valuable clients.
Thank you for your great review. 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 hope to welcome you again in Friends home. Prabha, Pramod and team of the Friends home.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Location is perfect...in the middle of Thamel. Currently some building activities around it. Service was very good, very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was nice, room are clean. I can recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank LidyaVanDrooge
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2014

Dear valuable clients.
Thank you for your great review. 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 hope to welcome you again in Friends home. Prabha, Pramod and team of the Friends home.

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

This small hotel is fabulous, the service is amazing the staff can't do enough for you. There is some construction nearby but it is only happening during the day, so our sleep is not disturbed. The rooms are spotlessly clean and the bathrooms are new and fabulous.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank Bpalinda
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2014

Dear valuable clients.
Thank you for your great review. 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 hope to welcome you again in Friends home. Prabha, Pramod and team of the Friends home.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

After travelling for 6 month around the world, we are confident to say that this is really a 'hard to top'-hotel. The staff is super friendly, supportive, and attentive; the rooms are very clean and nicely decorated; the food offered in the restaurant is way above average in KTM (try the chicken tikka butter masala..); the alleged travel agency arranged a wounderful trekking near Pokhara with an experienced and super-friendly guide (ask for Shambu). Taken together, this hotel is the perfect retreat in a caotic city, offering everything you could need for making the most of your trip. Its top-rating on tripadvisor is entirely justified. We will come back!

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Markus S
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2014

Dear valuable guest.
We would like to thank you very much for your great feedback of our property. we are very happy to know that you had nice stay with us and we really like to thank you for stayed with Friends home in Kathmandu. We hope to welcome you again in the future. We will be doing our best forever for all our clients. Our main goal is client’s satisfaction and enjoyable stay with us. We are learning day by day and improving our service for our client’s best service from Friends home. Once again thank you for the review. Prabha, Pramod and team of Friends home

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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 #4 of 210 Hotels in Kathmandu
Price Range: $26 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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