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“a truly friendly atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Thamel

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Hotel Thamel
Ranked #53 of 193 Hotels in Kathmandu
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Warsaw
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“a truly friendly atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2011

A perfect place to stay in Kathmandu, hotel Thamel is fabulously located in the center of Thamel travelers area. It's quiet, clean and comfortable, but, most of all, it is run by wonderful people. Thanks guys for the warm welcome and all your help with visiting, traveling outside of Kathmandu, city tips etc. Hope to be back in Thamel soon!:)

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled solo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2010

booked through kuoni, overpriced at $31 per night for b+b
pros- good location, shops, restaurants, most things you could want within walking distance, the staff were very helpful, there is decent paid internet and free wi-fi but only on the ground and first floor
check out the roof garden

cons - cockroaches all the way through the building, tv and lights don't work, constant power cuts, no air conditioning, just a noisy fan, breakfast was awful a greasy omlette and a hot chocolate with a large beetle floating it

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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Portland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2010

I stayed here before, between, and after trekking. 5 nights total. Including 2 different rooms. Hotel Kathmandu is exactly right for Kathmandu. Its not fancy and excessive, and its not too minimal either. The staff is very nice and very helpful. The rooms are clean and good sized. The room decor may be a little dated like others have said, but who cares. Its located on a quiet side street 1/2 block from Thamel St. Everything is walkable from here. And taxis are everywhere too for longer ventures. Theres a pharmacy and an atm within 100 meters. they have internet in the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
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kl
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2010

We stayed here for 1 night when we arrived at Kathmandu. The location was great, and it was in a side lane, quiet but still a short distance from all the shops and restaurants in Thamel.

The rooms were rather old and run-down. Bathroom was designed such that after a shower, the whole bathroom was wet. And being winter, it was cold and messy.

The service was good, and the breakfast was the best in our entire stay in Nepal.

We moved next door to Samsara Resort the next day, and was happy with that choice.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2009

Based on the other reviews, we chose to stay at Hotel Thamel and were very surprised upon entering the room. It is like walking back in time with brown curtains, brown carpeting, fuzzy blankets and towels that have seen better days. And the room smelled like mold. A little care for the rooms and this would be a great place to stay. Location is perfect, staff is so thoughtful and amazingly helpful and the breakfast is great.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2009

The staff was excellent and the location was superb. However, our room and bathroom were awful. There was mold in the room and bathroom and we had the filthiest towels ever! Additionally, our room was freezing cold every single night. If the hotel spent some money updating the rooms & bathrooms (including new bedding & towels), it would be an excellent hotel.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2009

We had a pleasant stay at this hotel. Staff was nice and friendly, reliable and eager to help. They have free pick up service from the airport, which is very nice.

The rooms are basic and just a little shabby, but clean and comfortable.. Free internet also available, as room service. Secure, good value, hot showers - everything someone needs after long trek. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Thamel

Property: Hotel Thamel
Address: Thamel Marg 723/28, Kathmandu, Nepal
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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 Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 193 Hotels in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Thamel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located centrally in the popular tourist area ,Hotel Thamel offers homely and friendly environment to make anyone feel like their own home.The name of the hotel is itself taken from the place this hotel is located. Hotel Thamel is 15 mins drive from airport and is in a walking distance from most of the attractions like monkey temple, Garden of Dreams, King Palace and Durbar square. Hotel Thamel is one of the hotel in Thamel area with private sunny balcony in guest rooms. All the rooms are well furnished with modern amenities . To make your stay comfortable , our staff are always ready to help you with a smile on their face.Our well decorated cozy restaurant situated on the ground floor caters a wide selection of cuisines and our roof top garden situated on the sixth floor offers a peaceful relaxing spot to relax and drink a beer, sip tea or coffee We welcome you at Hotel Thamel where you are not just a guest ,but a sister, a brother and a friend whose necessity and requirements are our most priority. Facilities 1. Wi-Fi: High speed WI_FI is available in every corner of the hotel 2. 24 hr room service: 3. Baby sitter and doctor on call 4. Safe Deposit Facility: You can store your valuables in the safe deposit available at the reception areaFree luggage storage: You can leave your luggage at the hotel when you are on a trek 5. Foreign exchange Facility: You can exchange your currency at the reception. 6. Laundry service available 7. Travel Desk: Travel desk assit you in all kinds of tours arrangement, sight seeing , ticketing, vehicle rental and trekking 8. Credit card accepted 9. Hair Dryer: Hair dryer is available on request 10. Newspaper: english news paper are available at the reception 11. Wake up call 12. Restaurant serving continental, mexican, indian, chinese and nepali cuisines ... more   less 
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