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Hotel Encounter Nepal
Ranked #24 of 193 Hotels in Kathmandu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

A home is always qualified by the family staying there...
I found the atmosphere at hotel Encounter to be great because of the wonderful staff at that place.Nepal as such is always so hospitable but I found the people at encounter to go the little extra bit esp Mr Badri Bhujel to make the travellers feel a bit more welcome.
I am from India and used the hotel as a stopover for going ahead for trekking in Khumbu valley and to come back and sightsee KTM. The hotel had a great positive vibe....
Thanx again !!!
-Surajit Bose

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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EncounterNepal, Manager at Hotel Encounter Nepal, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Surajit,

we would like to thank you for the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor i mention to all of my staff and Madam too. we already start to renovate both building and for the next season also building open Kitchen and Bar right side of garden and it will be open 24 hrs so we will provide you quality of food and excellent service on your next visit.


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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

We stayed here before and after going down to Chitwan National Park. Same priced room booked online both times before we left Australia, but one was tower was newer than the other. Mind you they were probably built in the 50's and 60's and never had a renovation since! One room was right over the busy street and was very noisy from 6am until 11pm every day. The room had no heating or cooling and was very pokey with a large support post right in the way. Other room was further back so a little bit quieter and had A/C, but post in the way too. But there was no power to run it from 9am to 5pm and then 8pm to 1am every day. The whole city was like this even when we came back from Everest Base Camp some weeks later and is the norm, at least during the winter time when we were there.
The WiFi only worked on the ground floor. Didn't see many use the restaurant at all and with every thing being so old, the kitchen most likely was too. Much better lunch and breakfast at the Pumpernickel Cafe where they have power all day too and 3x the WiFi speed for free.

Room Tip: Ask for the tower above the lobby away from the street to try and get half a good nights sleep.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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EncounterNepal, Manager at Hotel Encounter Nepal, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Respected Sir and Madam,

i would like to inform you that last year we renovate only one building because season start earlier but now we already start renovate for next season and we are opening soon Kathmandu Grill and Wine Bar which is right side of our Reception there will be Open Kitchen and open Bar it will be open 24, hrs so we will provide you quality food and excellent services, WIFI we plus more router so you will get faster WIFI connection from your room on your next visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Kathmandu is a very vibrant City and you can be hassled out its busy streets, Hotel Encounter offers its guests an Oasis of calm from Kathmandu's busy and noisy streets.
It has its problems with power cuts, as does any Hotel in Kathmandu. It does has its own generator but when running on emergency power you can't use the T.V or air con. I was there in December when the night time temperature dropped dramatically so the heat setting on the aircon unit is a real bonus but get used to the power cut times so you can warm your room up before the Power goes.
There is a restaurant which does an adequate breakfast, lunch and a varied Dinner menu. It offers food for all tastes.
The main reason for reccomending this Hotel is its good location and it very friendly and helpful staff.

Room Tip: Book online to get the best rate and book with breakfast. Its deluxe rooms have a balcony and the q...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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EncounterNepal, Owner at Hotel Encounter Nepal, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear John,

i would like to thank you for the very good reviews on Trip advisor I am sorry for power cut i understood sepcially on winter it pretty hard to make warm room with out power but i am going to provide power from Genarator all the time while power cut so you can use T.V and Air con all the time on your next visit.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

when i landed in KTM airport it was pretty late & some of the taxi drivers are already working with some of these hotels, so i didn't have any choice but to check in here. distance from airport to this hotel is about 20-30 min. The guest relations guy at the counter was very friendly and helped me to choose my own room. Price for B&B was slightly high but i decided to stay since i didn't have any choice. Room was perfect & all the amenities was working perfectly. however their food menu is quiet expensive, i would suggest you to go out & have some Buffalo Momo (Popular Dish in Kathmandu)

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Luzon, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

I love this hotel because every things is such greet ,staff .food .hot water,clean ,services,traveldesk, back up power , local nes paper,room services ,airport pick up quite ,and so onnnnnnnnnnnn i highly recmmend this hotel and i will come again when i have holiday

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Al Muharraq, Bahrain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

hey there,,i stayed in encounter for 3 Nights from 29dec12 to 01jan13,we were 5 persons in three rooms,we booked for three balcony rooms and when we reached there all we got is two,,one of the rooms (number 205) has no hot shower!! we really had a bad time cause it was sooo cold and no one seems to help and we decided to share the shower with our friends..the hotel is clean but some few issues need to be fixed!!

Room Tip: two tips,,check the hot shower and the heater,,if this two works then go ahead and enjoy tour stay
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Cana, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

The rooms are very nice and clean .The staff are such friendly and helpful any time .All the facilities worked and there is such warm and lovely garden how can i explain that oh !!The owner Pramod gajurel is so helpful if you want any kinds of guide he can manage what ever you want .the hotel is conveniently located in the busy street at Thamel its really quite far from there but just walking five munites distance they have really really greet services and room size is such good all the time Hot water and back up power as well !!

i like to mention my trip EBC trekking / rafting /Chitwan national park such greet and i pay such good prices to owner Pramod Gajurel he care with us every day by phone and i give to thank him again and again !!

I highly recommend this hotel and all the staff i will come to visit again and again may be nest year 2013 thanks see you bye Yours Friends JIM

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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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:
#6 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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