After being guided by my trusty guide book, I called Hotel Tropicana in advance as I would be arriving in Pokhara after dark. The staff was very friendly and assured me that they would hold a room for me. I arrived later than previously expected but when I arrived at Tropicana, I was greeted and shown a room. The room was exceptionally clean and quiet. Upon waking up the next morning, I saw a beautiful view of the lake from my room. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating. After a day trip, I had planned on going to Annapurna Base Camp the following day but the staff told me that "the best" guide would not be available until the following day. It was worth the wait. The guide was excellent. I met other trekkers that did not fair as well and they told me that I, indeed, had the best guide. I highly recommend Hotel Tropicana to anyone interested in staying in Pokhara. Competitive rates, clean and quiet rooms, a very accommodating staff with excellent guide services.