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Hotel Holy Himalaya
Ranked #57 of 210 Hotels in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 14, 2012

I have to agree, that Holy Himalaya Hotel is not maybe the best in Kathmandu, but for the price you pay and service/comfort you get, this is really good choice. We have booked 3 rooms through Agoda and stayed there 7 nights. Quite long time to know all good and weak sites of the hotel. So...

Location. Hotel is situated in close to busy Thamel, but this is quiet street. This is huge advantage, because it's not that noisy and not that polluted as any other main street around. There are shops and restaurants (must try Gaia and pizzeria Tranzit nearby) in the area. Just on the corner there is Seeing Hands Clinic (check TripAdvisor info), where you could get amazing massage for very reasonable price. Hotel arranges airport pick-up for 10 USD. Our flight was delayed, but driver waited more than 2 hours for us.

Rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. There is large air conditioner / heater, which is a bit noisy, but made its job. Could be difficult in the night, but you'll survive. Rooms were cleaned every day (unless we didn't want). Bathroom was with a shower (bathtub in other rooms). Again - nothing flashy, but most important - it was clean. Hot water is available only on certain hours, but staff will inform you about that and it didn't happen that it wasn't available. Take some of your toiletries as these provided are not for everybody’s taste. Sometimes (like in all Nepal) there are power shortages, so you have torch lamp in your room available. Wi-Fi in not working in the rooms. We had quite nice view from our windows (except field just attached, but we ignored that, lol). Small TV (I just realized that we didn't turn it on even once) and international electric plug is provided.

Reception is quite spacious and staffs was always kind and ready to help. I really liked that. The only thing I really hated and cannot understand - why there was so cold in reception and computer area. Like in the freezer. I know, that this is large space to be heated, but if you avoid keeping doors open that would warm up at some stage.

You can use rooftop terrace (we didn't have time unfortunately), but it's really nice on a sunny day or morning.

Breakfast was included in our price, but I have to say, that there is field for improvement. It could be great, but because of the cold ground floor everything was cold as well in minutes. It wasn't bad, but with small changes that could be just brilliant.

They do not have restaurant on site, but amazing Gaia restaurant is just minutes from there.

Usually in front of the hotels there are few taxis you can use for local trips. We actually had the same driver for all week and that was good deal (for us and for him). Try to negotiate rates, but from/to hotel to Boudhanath you shouldn't pay more than 450 NPR, Swayabunath 300-350 NPR etc.

On our last day hotel staff was kind enough to allow us to leave our baggage in one of the rooms until evening as our flight was quite late. Being very honest, I was glad I've chosen this hotel. Considering price I paid, location, reasonable comfort, service provided - this was really good choice. I would consider staying in Holy Himalaya Hotel next time when visiting Kathmandu.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

We found this hotel it quite average as per its facilities and location. Staff are well trained, breakfast could be better. All in all a tag overpriced for Kathmandu.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

I stayed at the this hotel for 4nights and it was a great experience. Nice rooms, friendly staff, free wifi and warm environment makes it a complete package for a traveler. Wifi only works on 1st floor as the signals are very week on 2nd and 3 rd floor.
Mr.Biju was very helpful and very caring during our stay. Would love to stay again during our next visit.

Room Tip: 1st floor allows you access to wifi with good strength and access to computer.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

The Hotel is located in a lane way behind one of the main sreets in Thamel. This gives it a great location but with some peace and quiet away from the crazy streets.
The hotel was clean and the service was really good. The staff were knowledgeable and went out of their way to help out when we had a question.
There was free wifi and some computers with internet access.
My only issue was the generator was located below my room so I was woken a few times in the night when the power had gone out and the generator kicked in, but this is part of life in Kathmandu really and hard to complain about.
Overall it was in a good spot in which to explore the city.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

This hotel offers more then its room rates.

It is WIFI free, large lobby, free breakfast, business center, and a knowledgeable and accommodating staff.

This hotel provides reasonable rates to airport.

Room Tip: The staff will assist in choosing the right room for your needs.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

We arrived Kathmandu rather late and it's good that the pick-up service was available.

We were arranged to a room at 2/F, which was facing the inner street. It was indeed quite noisy with the crowds talking loudly from 7am or so.

The TV did not work and the towels did not seem to be very clean. We used our own towels.

Breakfast was of very limited selection. Better go to the cafe and restaurants nearby, e.g. Gaia.

We left our personal belonging there and they were very nice and kept them for us till we returned from Pokhara. This definitely deserved a credit.

With its rate, I think it shouldn't be difficult to find a hotel with better facilities in Kathmandu.

Room Tip: Reserve rooms at higher levels
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

The hotel perfectly suites for a middle class family and has facilities like free wireless internet, desktop computers with internet connection , a TV with lots of channels, a/cheater and excellent room service. Ample space to keep your luggage and wooden flooring which was really cool during the winter. They do provide additional comforter upon request.The hotel is situated in a place where u have all the facilities withing walking distance. One negative point which I would like to share is that the food menu is not so great for lunch and dinner and this is probably since they have a very good restaurants nearby.

Room Tip: just check for the rooms facing the himalayas as its a excellent view from there.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Harish U
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Address: Brahmakumari Marg, Kathmandu 97701, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range: $32 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Holy Himalaya 3*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Holy Himalaya puts its guests right in the heart of Kathmandu's Thamel district, within walking distance to numerous bazaars, cafes and restaurants.Our hotel architecture is a traditional Nepalese Pagoda style with a multi-roof design. The hotel has 56 rooms which includes 43 deluxe rooms, 2 suite rooms and ONLY! 8 Standard and 3 budget rooms are without A/C. Mornings at the hotel start with an optional yoga class, and in the evening, guests can enjoy Nepalese food in the hotel's restaurant or savor a drink at the bar and rooftop terrace with magnificent views over the city and the mountains. ... more   less 
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