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“Thamel and not Thamel”

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Hotel Encounter Nepal
Ranked #23 of 198 Hotels in Kathmandu
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Thamel and not Thamel”
Reviewed February 13, 2009

The Encounter is a nice hotel in Thamel about 500 m far from the tourist shopping area. The Staff is friendly and very helful. I stayed there for 12 days in january. There is a nice garden restaurant with great dishes and reasonable prices. The hotel and the rooms are clean and quiet.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 27, 2008

We were touted for this hotel at the airport but were happy with the price and rooms. There are two parts of the hotel - an older part where we stayed and a newer part. Our room was ok and had attached bathroom with hot water, tv, fan. They also had backup power for the lights - the power was going off a lot - a lot of hotels don't have this.

Nice garden, ok restaurant, good bar, travel desk , internet etc. More quiet because you are not right in Thamel but only 5 minutes walk away.

  • Liked — Quiet, not so busy as right in Thamel
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2008

We stayed here for ten days in July 2008. the hotel is clean and tidy and the restaurant has some great dishes at very reasonable prices. The staff are all friendly, helpful and very polite.
Great for nightlife and shopping too as it's situated right at the top of the main street that runs through the Thamil tourist area.
We had a great time there and would recommend it very highly.
10/10

  • Liked — Professional attitude from all staff, from the cleaners to the manager. Less than 500 yards from the main town.
  • Disliked — Can't think of a single real negative.
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Mitch57
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2005

Hotel EncounterNepal has a relaxing rooftop garden, which is useful for visitors to enjoy an unobstructed view of the majestic mountain range of the north part of the valley.

Hotel Encounter Nepal is located at the heart of Kathmandu Valley in a peaceful environment which has its own restaurant which serves many varieties of delicious cuisine. There is also an ample car parking space.
Absolutely suitable for all kinds of visitors.
Enjoy and cheer up!

  • Stayed January 2003, traveled on business
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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 Family Hotel in Kathmandu
#12 Romantic 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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