I had researched and researched before my trip to Kathmandu and looked at countless hotels, etc in the area that I wanted to stay. I actually even had recommendations from a friend who stayed down the street from Hotel Courtyard to stay somewhere else...on top of even booking my first night with Another hotel in the area...but then about 2 weeks before I was to leave, I came across Hotel Courtyard and based on reviews and a Promptly returned email from one of the owners - I decided to book with them and I couldn't have been happier! The hotel is located right in the middle of Thamel and although a very busy and crazy area, this hotel is set far enough back from the street and in its own little haven of tranquility, that I felt rested and safe at All times!!! This place is warm and welcoming, clean and safe, and serves a great "home-cooked" breakfast in the morning! After flying in from the US and being sick, I was greeted at the airport by one of their drivers with a smile and a Namaste! After safely getting me back to the hotel - I was greeted in the courtyard by one of the owners and my bag placed in the lobby - and then offered a nice glass of wine in the quaint bar/lounge area where I was greeted by the ever charismatic Pujan (owner) and several other guests! This place really is "diamond in the rough" and I am soo happy that I have had a chance to stay there and become friends with them. They make you feel welcome and at home, and also treat you like part of their family!!!
The hotel has a very "open" concept in regards to how it is set up -- open courtyard and traditional wooden windows in the common areas (lobby and stairs/hallways) so if you are there in the colder months - it will be chilly. But my room was extremely comfortable, cozy and quiet. They have back up generators that run when the power is off (they give you a schedule when you arrive so you know what to expect - and this is gov't scheduled "black outs") So, you never are without power and Always have a hot shower!!! Rooms and common areas were clean and someone was always at the gate and in the lobby to greet you when you left and came back. Free wi-fi so you are always connected. What more can I say? They can also arrange Very affordable trips (day and longer term) for you!!! Hotel Courtyard will Always be my Home away from Home when I travel to Kathmandu and I will Always recommend! At $50/night US - it is a little more on the expensive side for the area - but hot water, safety, cleanliness, and hospitality are worth it to me. Easy access to all the areas that you'd like to visit in Thamel and surrounding areas!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- East meets West in this 25 room boutique property. Built in traditional Newari architecture with European- inspired interiors, this hotel combines old-world elegance with the comforts of modern times. The Hotel Courtyard is located on a quiet street in the heart of the popular tourist district, Thamel ,steps away from many restaurants, shops and popular Kathmandu tourist attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Hotel Kathmandu
- Courtyard Kathmandu
- Kathmandu Courtyard