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Hotel Encounter Nepal
Ranked #23 of 193 Hotels in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Roxas City, Philippines
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132 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Over-rated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed in this hotel twice in a span of eight days. First time, we stayed in Building B. The second time, in Building A (newer wing). Building B rooms need a complete overhaul. They are dated, unkempt, with peeling coats of paint. The bathroom ceiling even has molds! Our room in Building A was a tad better, although it looks tired and unkempt as well. The bathroom needs a thorough cleaning too. I don't know why their wooden parquet floors can't be buffed clean and shinny - they are always dusty/dirty. If I do return to Kathmandu, I would look for a better hotel at the same price range.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

I strongly recommend the Hotel Encounter Nepal and Mr. Pramod Gajurel, perfect for toutirst and business travelers. Its located in north part of Thamel. When I want peace and quiet, I step into the hotel magnificent garden and i am in another world like heaven. The rooms are comfortable and meticulously kept, open 24 hours The hotel service are outstanding. Any problem comes out please speak to Mr. Pramod Gajurel, the front desk manager who goes out of his way to make your stay enjoyable. Depending on your budget. Whatever room do you like, will be good value. They provides airport drop service too.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

hidden down a busy road in Thamel Kathmandu this hotel offers a peace of quiet. It has a kitchen that you can see into ensuring that the food is cooked to a good standard, the staff are friendly and look after you as best they can, quite often going out of their way to get you something.
The wifi signal has been boosted so that the majority of the rooms receive a signal however it is alway available in the reception lounge and outside in the garden resturant areas.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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India. Jaipur
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have stayed couple of days in at this hotel at that tym i have found family environment in this hotel. all staffs are friendly rooms are good with free wifi.they also help for travelling by providing good information so i m fully satsfied with service of this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Ao Nang
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was our second trip to Nepal, and since it was our wedding anniversary we decided to stay at a nicer place.
To our surprise it wasnt just nicer, it was absolutely fantastic. Great location(at the edge of Thamel), beautiful hotel with little garden and terrace where you have breakfast and any meal you want, surrounded by a lovely well kept garden.
All the staff were also absolutely lovely, from the security, the reception, bellboy, restaurant staff, and the management. To our absolute surprise they had made a absolutely stunning flower arrangement in our room, cover most surfaces with rose peddles and other flowers....
Also the rooms were spot on, very lovely indeed.
Also, we loved it so much after our trip to the mountains we stayed with them again before returning home.
Thanks again so much team Hotel Encounter, you made our stay a memorable one.
until next time.......
kind regards,
Till and Boom

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

After 20 days intensive Traveling and sightseeing, rafting, trek in Nepal , this was an excellent place to stay and rest before the long journey. The hotel room was magnificent view the entire property is gorgeous - authentic . Pramod Gajurel is a very interesting of how the hotel came about. It was a dream of Pramod to save his all staff and management. Lovely big green garden restaurant . The staff were wonderful and nothing was too much trouble .Amazing atmosphere. Staff is extremely polite and helpful. Will highly recommend and cannot wait to go back.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

I traveled solo for my work. The hotel is huge and spacious giving a feel of a "massive guest house". The inside ambiance is worthy, and rooms are very neat and clean. I found the mattresses to be a little unusual.
The approach road for this hotel is its biggest drawback. I would still recommend this hotel if you lower your expectations and want to avoid all the hassles for hotel searching. Don't go my overall rating as I was looking for "Good" and not "Very Good". So I chose "Average".

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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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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Encounter Hotel Kathmandu

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