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“Excellent Staff & Location =D”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Potala Guest House

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Potala Guest House
Ranked #91 of 193 Hotels in Kathmandu
Hong Kong
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Excellent Staff & Location =D”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Good price with excellent location in which the most popular restaruants and stores are just nearby. We were offered the room which was facing the garden that we could have nice sleeps. The room is clean with hot shower water! Moreover, there is free pure distilled water provided in the lobby and free wifi.

The staff are very helpful and friendly. They can respond to any questions promptly with SMILE always!! Whatever booking taxi & tourist bus, recommendation on sightseeing point & dinning, mailing postcard, currency exchange etc... they can definitely help you!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the garden.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in this Potala Guest house, and we are very satisfy with service at this Hostel : their front desk staff is extremely helpful & super friendly, they can response to whatever question from you very quickly, detailing & kindly.
The room is fairy clean , with all basic things you need for your stay : comfort bed, chair & table, hot water..., Besides, the hotel is located in the centre of tourist area, which is very close to tourist attraction site & with many good restaurants around !!!. Compare to room rate and service that you got, the hostel is value for money.

Room Tip: Avoid room facing at the street-side as it is very noisy from day till night, and away from restaura...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank ngocanz
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Taiwan,Taichung
1 review
Reviewed September 1, 2012

All of the staffs are kind,familiar and helpful.all task is done quickly.Price is cheaper comparing service.i got the recommendation from my sister about this guest house.I booked through e mail and they provided me my room accordingly..

Room Tip: Centrally located,price is cheaper,better service.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Huang Y
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Toronto
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 30, 2012

This guest house is nicely located with good restaurants and stores around. My room was clean and most importantly, as a single female, I feel comfortable staying in this place. I stayed in this place for 4 nights and the staff were friendly enough to provide me with lots of travel directions. The exchange rate was similar with the other stores in Thamel and I personally prefer to exchange money in Potala to avoid exposure.

Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We got the deluxe room. It was newly renovated and extremely clean! Their generator is gigantic, which mean you can turn on your A/C during the power outage. The cleaning ladies are very responsible, people at the front desk are super friendly. It was pouring while we stayed there, the staff loaned me his own umbrella so I can go out. The only thing that kinda sucked was the off-tune rooster one of the neighbors had. It crowed for 2 hours straight on my last day.... It was SERIOUSLY off-tune........

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Deborah1002
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Melbourne, Australia
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164 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2012

This is the second hotel/guesthouse I have stayed at in Kathmandu and definately better than the other I stayed at - which is rated a lot higher on TripAdvisor (please read my other reviews). I found this place to be excellent. We stay for 2 weeks and bargin ourselves a good price. The staff are genuinely friendly, the rooms very clean, free filter water, free wifimin room and in a great location. We never did eat at the resturant as it is not apart of the hotel, but strangely it is located inside the hotel, plus it is a Chinese resturant and I'm not a fan of Chinese food. This is oblivious not an issue because of the vast amount of food options in Thamal. The only downside I can think of is the early morning noise coming from crows, pigeons, a rooster and dogs.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Orwellwasright
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2012

My second time in Potala Guest House and again it was pleasant experience. This hotel is clean and it has one of the best location in Kathmandu with friendly and helpful stuff. My room was clean and comfortable. It is going to be my hotel next time I visit Kathmandu.,

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Bohumir
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Additional Information about Potala Guest House

Property: Potala Guest House
Address: J.P Road | Chetrapati, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Potala Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in the center of the Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu , Potala Guest House provides budget rooms with attached bathrooms as well as spacious, comfortable deluxe AC rooms since 1983 AD. The Guest House has a courtyard garden with patio and reflection pool, a newly opened multi cuisine restaurant and renovated deluxe rooms and free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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