This is a copy of what I entered online & also in writing (on the rear of their room feedback form) as feedback. Not surprisingly, I have not received any response to either!
I was not at all happy with my stay & expected a better experience - I am trying to forget the experience.
Check in - I was not asked if I wanted a smoking or non-smoking room, & am a non-smoker. I was allocated a smoking room & only found this out when I got to the room.
Room - On opening the main door, there was a bad smell which was there all the time of our stay - damp/mold/decay in the entrance way or a/c unit - fortunately did not permeate into the main room. I stepped in food (was remains of a cake) which was hidden under the valance sheet of the bed. The room was very dark, even with all the lights on & curtains open. The right hand bedside light did not work at all during stay. Is in severe need of renovation in some parts
Housekeeping - I requested 2 x hand towels from the Operator as Housekeeping did not respond when I dialed After 40 minutes, after my shower, they had not arrived so I called again (being redirected to the Operator) & finally 2 turned up while I was dressing to go out for the evening.
Breakfast - Was disappointed to find this was a smoking area. The food served was identical on both mornings of our stay. The hot 'western' dishes were bland. I appreciate the multi-cultural options provided, but 'buttered cabbage' for breakfast!?! Also - children running & playing sword fight games round the food & seating areas unsupervised - unsafe.
Overall - a very disappointing stay I generally stay at a far superior 4* when in KL & will not stay at this resort again especially as a single woman traveler - very unsafe and unprofessional
- 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