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“Amazing Hospitality ! Super Clean !”
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Hotel Friends Home
Ranked #2 of 209 Hotels in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Friends Home is really a place to stay in Kathmandu. The location in Thamel is perfect as all main attractions are just a short walk away. Rooms have a good size and provide you with erveyithing you need. The breakfast buffet is small but has all essentials and the food is fresh. The hotel is very clean and staff is very helpful and attentive.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2014

Dear Valuable guest
Thank you for your review of Friends home. It was a great pleasure to have you with us, we are very happy to know that you had nice stay with us. We are learning by doing, we always want to implement our guest suggestion; our guest is the main source of Friends home. We already complete double glazing sound proof system in 12 room’s rest of other will be complete within week. All our rooms will be fully sound proof so that we would like to request all out clients not to worry about peaceful stay with us. We really hope to welcome you again and again; our goal is to be a real friend’s home to all our clients in Kathmandu. Thank you again for review.
Prabha, Pramod and team of the Friends home.

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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Loved Hotel Friend's Home! The guys at the front desk were extremely friendly and always happy to answer any questions I had or help in any way. There are frequent power outages in Nepal, but the couple of times it went out while I was drying my hair, they turned their generator on straight away :) The breakfast was pretty good. Just your basic toast, eggs, a couple of choices of cereal with juice and tea/coffee...but it was free and the breakfast guy was lovely so I was happy! The reason I haven't given it 5 stars is for a few reasons:
-There was very loud construction going on, starting at 5:30am & I think that the hotel could possibly offer at least a 5 or 10% discount because of this.
-The hotel is about 100 metres down a dirt laneway which is not really lit up well enough at night. I'm not sure if there is much that they can do to improve this situation, but it negatively impacted my stay as a woman travelling alone.
-On the only morning that the construction workers did not start at 5:30am I was woken up by someone on reception with a wake up call, which was obviously meant for another guest! I understand it was a mistake, but I couldn't go back to sleep and it rather annoyed me.
I am pretty sure I would stay there again though :)

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Thank nursenatti
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2014

Dear Valuable guest
Thank you for your review of Friends home. It was a great pleasure to have you with us, we are very happy to know that you had nice stay with us. We are learning by doing, we always want to implement our guest suggestion; our guest is the main source of Friends home. We already complete double glazing sound proof system in 12 room’s rest of other will be complete within week. All our rooms will be fully sound proof so that we would like to request all out clients not to worry about peaceful stay with us. We really hope to welcome you again and again; our goal is to be a real friend’s home to all our clients in Kathmandu. Thank you again for review.
Prabha, Pramod and team of the Friends home.

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Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Extraordinarily helpful, polite and most importantly quite fun, it was actually a little highlight of the day walking past reception due to the great atmosphere down there. Use them. They know the city and love to help.

The breakfast is OK but not great. The breakfast butler is perhaps sometimes too helpful, but he's a really nice chap and means well. Personally I value my space in the morning, others may prefer the more hands on approach.

The bedrooms and bathrooms are very clean and comfortable, although try to avoid the 5th floor as due to power cuts in Kathmandu they have a large generator on the roof.

The roof normally however is a missed treat as people don't normally go up there, but there is a quaint little well kept roof garden with a good view of at least 3 old buildings and the surrounding Thamel life. The display of birds in the evening, mainly vast murders of crows, pairs or egrets and soaring kites on the prowl for food is certainly something I took advantage of with a beer.

I doubt you'll find a better competitive hotel in Thamel. They accommodated us well as trekkers who needed to leave baggage for a while and did their very best to be flexible for our unexpected early return from Lukla.

I left my phone on charge in reception and left for the airport. We stopped the car and I walked back and met 2 chaps racing after us on a motorbike with my phone and charger. I believe this sums up the vibe there perfectly.

Remember that the city itself has power and pollution issues so take this into consideration.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
Thank Plumperty P
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

Dear Guest
Thank you for your great review. It was great pleasure to have you in Friends home. We are very delighted know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Now a days we are adding sound proof system, we are using double glazing system window so that our two floor is already completed no noise issue there. Other two more floor will be complete within a week, we assure you that we will make 100% sound proof, kindly trust us we will try to provide you peaceful stay in Friends home. We will always do our best for our entire guest; our goal is to be a real Friends home for our entire guest. We hope to welcome you again in Friends home. Once again we would like to thank you for a great review. Thank you.

Prabha, Pramod and team

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Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

As the name states,this is a friends home.. We have been there for 2N nd was amazing place.. Hotel was clean and we get value for our money.. Check in was fast and was welcomed wid smiling faces around us.. We would love to be back again to have amazing breakfast on ur hotel..Will give u 98% out of 100.. Fully satisfied wid u all..

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
Thank Sanach
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

Dear Guest
Thank you for your great review. It was great pleasure to have you in Friends home. We are very delighted know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Now a days we are adding sound proof systems, we are using double glazing system window so that our two floor is already completed no noise issue there. Other two more floor will be complete within a week, we assure you that we will make 100% sound proof, kindly trust us we will try to provide you peaceful stay in Friends home. We will always do our best for our entire guest; our goal is to be a real Friends home for our entire guest. We hope to welcome you again in Friends home. Once again we would like to thank you for a great review. Thank you.

Prabha, Pramod and team

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Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great hotel for this price range. Close to Thamel. Really friendly and helpful staff. They helped us arrange a taxi for a full day around Kathmandu, booked our airport connections and provided good rates for our currency conversion.

The rooms were spacious, clean, warm showers. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

Dear Guest
Thank you for your great review. It was great pleasure to have you in Friends home. We are very delighted know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Now a days we are adding sound proof systems, we are using double glazing system window so that our two floor is already completed no noise issue there. Other two more floor will be complete within a week, we assure you that we will make 100% sound proof, kindly trust us we will try to provide you peaceful stay in Friends home. We will always do our best for our entire guest; our goal is to be a real Friends home for our entire guest. We hope to welcome you again in Friends home. Once again we would like to thank you for a great review. Thank you.

Prabha, Pramod and team

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

In this pricerange, this is by far the best hotel in Thamel. The staff is great, rooms clean and nice, and perfect location. Stayed there for two nights when I had the flu, and they let me stay well into the next day until my flight for no extra cost. The HBO movie-channel was great for my sickdays in Thamel! Would definetely come back.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

Dear Guest
Thank you for your great review. It was great pleasure to have you in Friends home. We are very delighted know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Now a days we are adding sound proof systems, we are using double glazing system window so that our two floor is already completed no noise issue there. Other two more floor will be complete within a week, we assure you that we will make 100% sound proof, kindly trust us we will try to provide you peaceful stay in Friends home. We will always do our best for our entire guest; our goal is to be a real Friends home for our entire guest. We hope to welcome you again in Friends home. Once again we would like to thank you for a great review. Thank you.

Prabha, Pramod and team

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Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is nice and modern, staff are very friendly and keen to serve. The neighbourhood is very noisy, but it dies down early. The best part is the airport and bus stop pick up, so you don't have to worry about pesky taxi drivers

Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
Thank Christina G
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friendshome, Owner at Hotel Friends Home, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2014

Dear Guest
Thank you for your great review. It was great pleasure to have you in Friends home. We are very delighted know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Now a days we are adding sound proof systems, we are using double glazing system window so that our two floor is already completed no noise issue there. Other two more floor will be complete within a week, we assure you that we will make 100% sound proof, kindly trust us we will try to provide you peaceful stay in Friends home. We will always do our best for our entire guest; our goal is to be a real Friends home for our entire guest. We hope to welcome you again in Friends home. Once again we would like to thank you for a great review. Thank you.

Prabha, Pramod and team

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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
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Ranked #2 of 209 Hotels in Kathmandu
Price Range: $29 - $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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