Encounter is a really neat place with a nice garden and a great rooftop (make sure you book ahead if you want to wake up to a great view of the city with the mighty Himalayas in the background).
Compared to touristy Tamel, just a block away, this is great value for your money. And also a better choice if you're in Kathmandu for work rather than pleasure.
Rooms are large and clean. Hot water (a luxury in these parts) is available 24/7.
However, best part about this place is the staff. Really nice people, always eager to help out or hang out.
Only thing I would change if I could is the complimentary breakfast: they should go for the superb local cuisine with momos and lassis instead of the safe but boring egg-bacon-and toast.
- 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