Our experience was very negative in this place and too we were travel agents, lets begin we were convinced & excited to go to the place in ITB Berlin, for Kiwis in the India - Nepal tours coming from Australasia due to the conversation & presentation and future business opportunities.
So we came to see the place for ourselves first for 3 Nights and also other properties and cultural & adventure places in Nepal, So, till landing into Kathmandu was fine and then began the road to this place was so bumpy, we hit our heads on the roof 2 times, wow - then the rates that we were promised at ITB were refused as he had left, so after a little debate we were checked in, but the room was not ready as the previous group had not checked out, delayed by 2 hours, then finally we were given a room and to our surprise it was very dirty to say the least, too tired so fell asleep, decided to have a meal in the room and a further delay of 1 hour for the food to arrive and then it was lousy food ( even had a tummy ache ), went around the property to some amazing nature, flora & fauna, booked a massage at the spa and wow, why no surprises - delay n noise and rub a dub would summarize the treatment. Came back and spoke with the new general manager, who seemed most unattentive and had just joined and seemed that even after his instructions and assurance we had a repeat cycle of the same things
Only saving grace was that Sarral the manager upon hearing our predicament had some impact and little better services happened and did refund a nights stay, but by that time we had decided to move to the Shangri La
A disaster stay would be a diplomatic way to describe it and really we would not stay let alone our clients.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gokarna Forest Resort... A tranquil Heaven to quiet Hideaways.Situated within the city limits of Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Gokarna Forest Resort is located inside the serene temperate Gokarna Forest, the former private Royal hunting grounds of the Kings of Nepal. A winding road climbs leads through the forest up to the main complex, comprising a mix of subtly majestic Malla period architecture, Rana period lodges, and sanctuaries harmoniously blending with nature. Further on exotic Forest View cottage rooms are set beside a century old restored Hunter's lodge. A quiet peaceful haven set between ancient towering trees with glimpses of the second fairway in the valley below make the perfect getaway for a few days of golf, relaxation and rejuvenation at the Spa, enchanting forest walks, and time close to nature. SPA & HEALTH CLUB Amongst majestic trees on the edge of a plateau overlooking Gokarna Forest and the grassed valley below, Harmony Spa combines therapeutic care with a natural environment impossible to recreate elsewhere. Included are a variety of rejuvenating courses, emphasizing Ayurvedic treatments within Ayura, a dedicated Ayurvedic treatment area, the Adam & Eve, and Serenity massage rooms. The Health club encompasses Apsara, the Beauty Treatment center, an indoor temperature controlled swimming pool, luxurious changing rooms each with a Sauna, Steam room, and Jacuzzi. The large well equipped gym, the finest in the country, overlooks the forest through large windows. GOLF COURSE Against the backdrop of the snow capped Himalayas, close to the heart of Kathmandu city, South Asia's finest, and one of the world's most spectacular Golf Resort Courses is stunningly set within 470 acres of the hundreds years old Gokarna Forest Reserve. Designed by David Kidd (Gleneagles Golf Developments of Scotland), the 6,715 yard par 72 course boasts the only Bent Grass Greens in South Asia, making it one of the highlights of the professional tour circuits in the region. The serenity and setting are overwhelming. Deer and monkey wander freely, as will the spirits of all who enter. Truly an enchanting sanctuary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gokarna Forest Hotel Kathmandu
- Kathmandu Le Meridien
- Le Meridien Kathmandu