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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Encounter Hotel Kathmandu