we booked two rooms during our stay here:
A standard room at Nalanda Wing & a Deluxe/Super deluxe room at Hamilton.
Couldn't fault the Hamilton deluxe room - it was like being back home- nice, clean, comfortable, warm. If there was one problem - it was the cold longish walk back to the room from the lobby on a cold, dark night. Though i imagine in warmer weather it would make a beautiful, refreshing walk. Also the deluxe room prices are a little steep.
The Nalanda room on the other hand was just your basic budget accommodation. Fairly clean though there were old stains in the bathroom, shower curtains-not cleaned and dust behind the couch. Not warm enough during cold nights even though heaters are provided. Would recommend that you take the deluxe room as after a day out in kathmandu valley you would want a warm, relaxing place to unwind.
Bad roads from the airport to the hotel : lots of potholes making it a very slow, bumpy ride which added to the already congested traffic made the trip from the airport an estimated one hour to an hour 15mins. The roads are under construction at the moment though once done up - the journey should only take 30mins. i did check with the locals - and the entire kathmandu appears to be under road construction with an estimated 2 years to completion.
Otherwise the hotel is located in a fairly peaceful, quiet area at the foot of a park. But it is far from city center. City center is where all the shopping, night life and restaurants are. Once again the road condition made the trip to city center much longer : 30 -40mins.
Hotel restaurant :
breakfast was a small affair but decent, buffet was good, a la carte menu had an overall good review from us-mainly the briyani, chicken shaslik. price is reasonable.
tried the spa at the hotel - price was reasonable. massage was average-good. but gosh the massage rooms were cold. was shivering after the massage even though there were heaters and a blanket over you but it was not warm enough and i couldn't wait to layer up my clothes. also would recommend that you book earlier (at least an hour) as they do not have in-house massage therapist stationed there for walk-in clients and will have to call around to find out where and which therapist are free at that time. But they do have english-speaking therapist
Overall if i were to head back to Kathmandu : i may try a hotel closer to city center for shopping, variety of walking distance restaurants and nightlife, but if i were to decide on a retreat i may return to this hotel but this time will only take the deluxe room and probably visit during warmer weather to enjoy the resort and the pool.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Park Village Hotel is managed by the famous KGH Group. PVH is located at Budhnilkantha area, which is situated at the northwest rim of the Kathmandu valley. It lies at the foothills of the Shivapuri National Park, which is designated as the most important water-shed-catchments area that feeds pure drinking water to millions. Park Village is the first resort hotel open in Budhanilkantha region which is only 15 minutes drive from crowded downtown Kathmandu. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Village Hotel Kathmandu
- Park Village Hotel And Resort