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“Quaint hotel with pleasant staff especially Ripu!”

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Hotel Holy Himalaya
Ranked #54 of 209 Hotels in Kathmandu
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Was in Nepal for a 2 night stay on a planned trip, coming into Nepal, roads are a horrible mess, cars, motorcycles, bikes everywhere! Lines on the road are just a suggestion here and in India, if you can drive in India and Nepal you can definitely drive anywhere in the world!

Coming into the hotel I was quite impressed with this small nice hotel off the busy shopping district, was a little shocked to find out only once there that Nepal actually turns off the electricity for upwards of 12 hours a day, so therefore when they only work off their generators the elevators do not run, so I would recommend rooms on the 1st or 2nd floor that',.s unless you don't mind walking up 4 stories. Letting others know ahead of time, since I was green to this. Also FYI please bring a passport size photo and $25USD for your Nepal visa, the airport can take your picture but I believe they charge anywhere from $3-$5.

Staff are very friendly and nice especially Ripu, nice young man always with a smile on his face, and just so so sweet. Computers on the 1st floor (4 in total). Just beware of all the traffic as you are walking along the narrow streets for shopping anything and everything you can think of is for sale. Breakfast unforunately was not the best in my opinion, "hot" food was cool to lukewarm at that, but since there is an adjoing kitchen they can probably make a special egg for you!

Rooms are very modest and basically only a bed, gets dusty if you keep your windows open since there is traffic going by periodically. Enjoy your journey!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights before the start of an organised tour around Nepal. V prompt responses to email before arrival, free airport pick up service and friendly staff in the hotel. Don't expect lift to work all the time due to planned power cuts. Free wifi, good breakfast and well located in a quiet street but close to shops and restaurants etc. Luckily were not affected by nearby construction work. There might be cheaper hotels nearby but 28 dollars for the room represented good value.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Stayed here recently as part of Meaningful Trip tour group. Hotel has nice lobby with elevator and friendly front desk staff. Rooms are spacious and clean. WiFi in room. Located 2 blocks off main Thamel shopping streets, so it is quiet at night. In lobby, there even a scale to help trekkers and travelers weigh their bags. Just 50 meters outside is a great restaurant called Gaia.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

The hotel lies in Thamel, the touristic site of Kathmandu. Very quiet within a few minutes walk from a lot of shops, restaurants etc... Free wifi. The staff is very kind. Breakfast was superb. They have a storage for the luggage during trekking.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed at this hotel three times during the past three weeks. When we first arriving late a night they gave us two rooms (for a family of three) that were dirty, old and falling apart. There is only hot water for a few hours in the am and then again in the evening and the room was freezing cold. There wasn't even a counter in the bathroom to put toiletries and the floor gets soaking wet when you shower too. We switched to another room the following night and it was like staying at two different hotels. And when we came back for the final two nights before leaving we had an even nicer room - with beautiful hardwood floors and a bathtub (dry floors!). The room was very clean and even the blankets are changed each day. So be sure to inquire at the desk and ask for a modern room. Room business aside, the staff were amazing and everyone, from the guards, the bell staff, housekeeping, wait staff and front ofice staff went out of their way to be helpful. The breakfast was ample and delicious. Fresh fruit, pasries and hot items served buffet style were adequate. This hotel was down a quiet street in the heart of Thamel and walking distance to some great restaurants.

Room Tip: There is a new wing with more modern rooms ask for one of them! We loved 416.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

We loved this hotel as it was a quiet oasis away from the madness of Thamel. There was construction going on out the back of the hotel during the day but it didn't bother us and it was very quiet at night. Staff was very helpful, breakfast was superb, with a huge choice and it seemed very popular with groups and individual tourists alike. Hot water only available morning and night but I think that's pretty normal for Kathmandu. Quiet street with a great outdoor restaurant at the end of the street called Gaia. Wifi was good though a bit slow. We stayed there on about 4 separate occasions and were glad we chose this hotel. They will also stow your backpacks or excess luggage for free.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

Hotel is in a good location for Central Kathmandu. Rooms are fine but nothing special. There is building work going on a the back of the hotel which starts early and finishes late!
Rooftop terrace is nice.
We only had breakfast there once. It was good and was reasonably price.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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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: $33 - $46 (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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