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Hotel Encounter Nepal
Ranked #23 of 198 Hotels in Kathmandu
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Phone to Confirm!”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Having booked and paid for my room, I was delayed by bad traffic between the airport and the hotel. In that time the hotel gave my room to someone else.

With the hotel full, they made arrangements at another - definitely sub-standard - establishment. I was disappointed.

They told me that, due to unpredictability of flights into and out of Lukla, the hotel regularly re-assigns rooms as needed.

Moral of the story: phone beforehand to confirm your stay. Otherwise, like me, you'll be left with only a brief encounter.

Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

When visit Katmandu, it is probably before or/and after trekking.... All you need is proximity to Tamell (but not inside), hot water, electricity for most of the time and clean bed.
The city offers accommodation all $$$ range. It’s not a surprise to find it in 150$ hotel, even in Katmandu, and you will not expect any of those for 5$/night.
The Encounter hotel is very good compromise. The official price is a bit high (like all in Katmandu) but after a brief discussion we got 2 double rooms for 25$ each per night. It has generator for a times of no-electricity, the staff is nice and the restaurant is nice. Eventually, like all “reasonable priced” places in Nepal, the hot water comes from solar system and a bit limited in hazy and rainy days (15:00 is the latest you can have shower). We were 4 men on our way to Annapurna round trek and Encounter appeared to be very good choice for stop-over on your way to wilderness.

Room Tip: 25$/ per night ... meets expectations
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here 2010 three weeks in october. Group of thirty army cadets and staff.
Hotel looked after us brilliantly. Always ready to help. Food was great rooms better than most in the town prices great too. Touring company operated from within hotel is outstanding. Use this place folks you will love it.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We spent a fantastic days of holidays over there. Very nice hotel and the employee are very friendly and attentive. The executive director, Pramod Gajurel, was always very helpfull.
The area outside the hotel is very nice. At night, we had live traditional music, which provided us unique nights. I heartily recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Haifa
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We were 4 and had 2 rooms. Stayed 1 night. Poor room, noisy and no hot water. Nice garden and restaurant. We had dinner which was very good. 5 minutes walk from Thamel. Stuff is polite and helpful. Air condition in room.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Stayed here for 7 days while doing volunteer work. It is centrally located to Thamel and an easy 30ish minutes from all the big Temples/Attractions. The room doesn't get cleaned at all, and you lock the door with a giant pad lock, but all in all it is great for our needs. Having hot water in the shower and a convenient location to get bottled water for drinking and hot milk tea is fabulous. Service is slow, but that is the norm for the country so you just have to deal with it... and if you are looking to do trekking, there is no shortage of people to help you..
It is quiet at night, but very noisy during the day -- constant horns honking from the street, and most days we were woke by guys banging drums while walking down the street at 6 in the morning.
The food is ok, but not spectacular.
The courtyard is fantastic, and the free wifi makes it all worth it... free calls back to the states via skype on wifi is to die for!

Room Tip: Choose a room further from the street to help avoid road noise, as it can be quite distrubing...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Caracas, Venezuela
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 17, 2012

very good location close to the best places in Thamel. fair price considering they have A/C, cable TV and WiFi.

Service and attention are Excellent !!

Cleaning of rooms not very nice.

Overall highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 4th floor have good view !
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Encounter Nepal
Address: Samakhusi Marg | Thamel, Galkopakha, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Kathmandu
#10 Business Hotel in Kathmandu
#12 Romantic Hotel in Kathmandu
#12 Family Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Encounter Nepal 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Encounter Nepal is a Nepalese character hotel on the northern edge of Thamel just 4 minutes walk away from the lively Thamel Centre, 15 minutes from Tribhuvan International Airport, and 30 minutes from the major world heritage sites. Would you like to have travel information? Our travel consultant at travel office will help you after your arrival next to the reception. No problem! It does not cost you any money and use public transport to get around from there! You will find the taxi or rikshaw stop which will take you to the city tour only 50 meters from the hotel. Major restaurants, bars and pubs of the city are only a 4-minute walk away. The hotel offers 36 different characters rooms all well equipped with a range of facilities and you can choose your room from 7 rooms with balcony with valley view, 16 rooms are garden facing on your preference. Hotel Encounter Nepal also offers a restaurant, renovated in 2009, with bar and sunny area, FREE WiFi, computers, 24 hour security, free high-speed internet and free parking in front of the hotel. 25 rooms offers AC, 24 hours of electric back up although there there is 14 hours of power cut in Kathmandu. Construction Date 1991, Renovation Date 2010. ... more   less 
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