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Hotel Norbu Linka
Ranked #92 of 196 Hotels in Kathmandu
New Delhi, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“only the one you can trust !!!”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

As homely as you are in your real home,the staff are as your familiar one,rooms are clean and comfortable...Hotel Norbu Linka is less to explain in words then experiencing your stay at least for 2 nights!! I just want to mention one person I think very important for u because he is the tour manager there but also a customer relation officer that is MR. Bijay..please ask him to come to receive you in arrival.He is really fantastic.Thank you Bijay for your good hospitality and friendly behavior

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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2 Thank Jay P
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HotelNorbulinka, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Norbu Linka, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Dear Jay !

Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to post your comment on TripAdvisor regarding your visit to our hotel. Your words are extremely encouraging for our team. As customer service is our 1st priority and we work very hard to deliver out of the box service to you. We are very glad that you had a really pleasant stay with us and we are very grateful to receive your feedback that overall we were being able to meet your expectation. Also, I have forwarded your review to all the hotel team member specially to Mr. Bijay and they all are so proud to hear about your review.

Once again, thank you for your feedback and encouraging us with your sincere appreciation. We do hope your memorable experience will bring you back to our hotel very soon.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Norbu Linka Team
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Here again for the 10th or 11th time and each visit just gets better. Coming into the lobby with such friendly and welcoming staff feels just like coming home. This hotel is a very special place and I am glad I discovered it. The new Jasmine Bar and Garden Cafe is a wonderful addition to the hotel and guests can sir around the fire and share stories or just chat with friendly staff. I highly recommend the hotel that I come home to!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelNorbulinka, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Norbu Linka, responded to this review, January 1, 2014
Dear Raj !

Thank you for your thoughtful comments as we are glad to know you liked our welcoming and friendly staff. We are pleased to know that you always liked our hotel and of course the new additional Jasmine Bar and Garden Cafe where most of our guest enjoy and relax with some food and drinks.I have forwarded your review to all those concerned and they sure are proud to hear about your review.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Norbu Linka Team
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Jeju, South Korea
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Amazing stay! Hot water and heat! Generator when power off! Breakfast great and included! The staff was so helpful with anything you need! Binary made sure all needs we're taking care of!
I would stay again!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank Kristen D
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HotelNorbulinka, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Norbu Linka, responded to this review, January 1, 2014
Hi Kristen !

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It is really great to know that our team have rendered a great hospitality to you.We are very glad that you had a really pleasant stay with us and we are very grateful to receive your feedback that overall we were being able to meet your expectation.

Thanks for choosing Hotel Norbu Linka and hope you'll stay with us the next time you're in Kathmandu.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Norbu Linka Team
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

It is very hard to judge this experience. Kathmandu is quite an adventure by itself and it is best to approach it with no expectations whatsoever and with the open mind. If you ever go to Kathmandu, you'll know this hotel is quite good. They pick you up from the airport complimentary upon request. Please DO request, otherwise to get out of the airport is going to be a Challenge and will cost a lot. The rooms are clean and neat. Nothing fancy, but all the basics are addressed: you'll have a decent bed, a/c, tv, full bathroom with hot water. The nights are cold and the room takes a while to heat up, so better leave the a/c (heater) on before you leave the room. The food in the restaurant is simple but quite good "home style". Delicious Nepalese tea is a must try, which by the way they also serve complimentary upon arrival. Their restaurant is open 24/7 which is very convenient especially if you have late arrival or an early flight. Most staff speaks good English. They are very helpful arranging tours and transportation. One name I just have to mention - the tour manager Bijay was unbelievably wonderful in what he was able to do for us. He managed to book us the Everest mountain flight in few hours for the next day departure when all the places we've checked where sold out way in advance, and he has also organized a tour of the city for us with a car and a driver who knew all the back doors and his way around all the touristy fees so we did not have to pay ridiculous sums for "air". Another good thing about Noburlinka: they accept both Visa and MC. Overall the choice of this hotel was a good choice.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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HotelNorbulinka, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Norbu Linka, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Dear SS_and_AD,

Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to post your comment on TripAdvisor regarding your visit to our hotel. Your words are extremely encouraging for our team. As customer service is our 1st priority and we work very hard to deliver out of the box service to you. We are very glad that you had a really pleasant stay with us and we are very grateful to receive your feedback that overall we were being able to meet your expectation. Also, I have forwarded your review to all the hotel team member specially to Mr. Bijay and they all are so proud to hear about your review.

Once again, thank you for your feedback and encouraging us with your sincere appreciation. We do hope your memorable experience will bring you back to our hotel very soon.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Norbu Linka Team
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Here again for the 10th or 11th time and each visit just gets better. Coming into the lobby with such friendly and welcoming staff feels just like coming home. This hotel is a very special place and I am glad I discovered it. The new Jasmine Bar and Garden Cafe is a wonderful addition to the hotel and guests can sir around the fire and share stories or just chat with friendly staff. I highly recommend the hotel that I come home to!!!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank kathmandusue
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HotelNorbulinka, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Norbu Linka, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Hello kathmandusue !

Thank you for your thoughtful comments as we are glad to know you liked our welcoming and friendly staff. We are pleased to know that you always liked our hotel and of course the new additional Jasmine Bar and Garden Cafe where most of our guest enjoy and relax with some food and drinks.

Thank you for having chosen to stay with us. I have forwarded your review to all those concerned and they sure are proud to hear about your review.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Norbu Linka Team
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

I can recommend the Norbu Linka as a great place to stay in Kathmandu. They met us at the airport as promised. It is in a quiet location on the edge of Thamel. Our room was spacious and clean and the breakfast and other meals were great. All of the the staff were very friendly and helpful, but a special mention for Raj and Bijay, who looked after us very well. I stayed there before my trek, and I had no hesitation in going back again upon my return to Kathmandu.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Paul W
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HotelNorbulinka, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Norbu Linka, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Dear Paul !

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It is really great to know that our team have rendered a great hospitality to you.We are very glad that you had a really pleasant stay with us and we are very grateful to receive your feedback that overall we were being able to meet your expectation.

Thanks for choosing Hotel Norbu Linka and hope you'll stay with us the next time you're in Kathmandu.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Norbu Linka Team
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

stayed here for total 3 days .. before and after trek in October 2013. Yes...you can trust it...
rooms are clean and comfort .... no lift .... breakfast is good... quite place for good sleep...but it is well located just off the main road... easy access to the Thamel tourist area.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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HotelNorbulinka, E-Commerce Manager at Hotel Norbu Linka, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Hi Nicole_Yiu !

Thank you for writing such a detailed response about your stay on Trip Advisor. Hearing positive reviews delighting our guests is the fuel that keeps our engine going. As customer service is our 1st priority and we work very hard to deliver out of the box service to you. I have forwarded your review to all those concerned and they sure are proud to hear about your review.

Kind Regards,
Hotel Norbu Linka Team
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Property: Hotel Norbu Linka
Address: GPO Box 21288 | Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #92 of 196 Hotels in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Norbu Linka 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in central Thamel, Hotel Norbulinka features a mix of modern décor and traditional carvings and artworks. It offers rooms with a private bathroom an on-site restaurant and a free airport pick-up service.Room are air-conditioned and feature a wardrobe and cable TV. A private bathroom includes a shower and free toiletries.Hotel Norbulinka is 3 km from both Central Bus Park Gongabu and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu is 6 km from the hotel.Guests have access to free Wi-Fi in the hotel’s common areas. A safety deposit box is available at the 24-hour reception. A currency exchange and tour desk is conveniently located at the hotel, which also provides laundry and dry cleaning services at an extra cost.Restaurant serves a variety of cuisines including Nepalese, Tibetan and Indian. Jasmine Bar offers a wide selection of drinks. ... more   less 
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