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“Great location: good service”
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The Fort Resort
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Nagarkot
Reviewed February 23, 2010

We stayed here in End-Nov2009. The location is great. You can sit in the garden & can have out of this world view of Himalaya in front of you. Rooms are small but are clean & well heated. Food is good. It is general tendency of staff to ignore asians & give more attention to Westeners. But over all good service.

Stayed: November 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 21, 2010

There was no view there that day as there was too much fog. It was disappointing, but there is not much the hotel can do about this!

Previous reviewer mentioned that it's very cold. S/he must have stayed at one of the cottages. If you would like to be warm (and you do!) in the winter, definitely would suggest the main building where there was central heating! Sure the rooms probably are not as charming, but sure beats being cold all the time!

The rooms are quite nice (actual comforter!) for Nepal, but fairly basic by international standards. It is quite clean and quite well maintained (for Nepal).

As an expat living in Nepal, I was really impressed by the food! It's too bad that they really kept steering all the guests towards bland-looking buffet. Resist the urge! The food at the restaurant is really very excellent.

There is no internet at the hotel (well, if it's very very urgent, they let you use their very slow dial-up connection) and there is not much to do there other than enjoying the view so bring a book or bring some cards to keep yourself entertained.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Booklust
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Reviewed January 11, 2010

The Fort Resort is as picturesque as every photo used to promote the accommodation. At the top of the steep, winding road that leads through the village style township of Nargarkot, the Fort commands an impressive location and view of the Himalaya mountain range. Checking in was relatively painless as we were greeted by a Manager who did his best impression of Lurch from the Adams Family. We were shown to our Villa which was a short walk down from the main building. I recommend these Villas from the rooms located above the main building from the persective of privacy and larger room areas.

The room presented well and was spacious. However, we arrived at the start of winter and the small gas heater was barely adequate to prevent us from huddling together to conserve body heat. With no phone to reception, if you had a query, it involved rugging up for the walk to the front desk. The bed had the give of a slab of concrete which made waking up early to see the sun rise over Everest a blessing.

Bathrooms were basic but acceptable for the price range. It took sometime for hot water to come through the outlets but this is again pretty standard.

We ate at the restaurant and must say the food was decent and served within reasonable time. The restaurant is cosy with good views and prices also appear reasonable.

As stated, the location is exceptional and if you are lucky enough to be there on a clear morning, watching the sun rise over the Himalaya's is mesmerising.

Dissappointing aspects were however the cold room and rock like bed. Also, we felt taken advantage of a situation we were unfortunately experiencing with my partner very ill at the time. We were overcharged for the accommodation and breakfast which we did not bother arguing as due to my partners medical condition, we had to leave as a matter of urgency. Therefore, review your bill thoroughly upon checking out otherwise old Lurch may slip in a few surprises.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank monkeytiger
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Reviewed April 29, 2009

We only stayed at this hotel for a single night but wasn’t disappointed by the experience. We, like the huge party of Japanese tourists that were also there for a single night came for the fantastic views that this hotel has to offer of the Himalayan mountains.

The road to the hotel itself is very winding and steep as it makes its way to the top of the hill but once there, the place has a very relaxed and tranquil feel. First impressions are of a large palatial building with inviting patios on different levels that are all bedecked with an array of flowers and plants.

After checking in, our bags were taken to our room by a couple from the small army of porters that were loitering around the reception area. The hotel is spread about on several levels. There are the main building themselves that some people stay in or like us, you can stay in one of the many rooms that are scattered around the gardens and grounds of the hotel. These rooms can be found by going down some steps which are all surrounded by shrubs and greenery and take you to your room which also has chairs outside in which to sit on and relax.

The room was tastefully furnished though the bed was a little on the hard side for my liking. Drinking water is supplied in the rooms as well and the bathroom has a good supply of hot water (providing the power supply is up and running).

As there were no nearby restaurants, we decided to eat in the hotel that evening. Due to the large Japanese party who were part of a package and therefore had a buffet as part of the deal, ordering food from the menu proved to be a time consuming affair. We were told that certain dishes weren’t available because of the time it would take to cook them, but ended waiting nearly an hour any way for the dishes that we did order as the chefs were mainly concerned with getting the buffet out. That aside, the food was cooked to a high standard and tasted very good.

There is also a bar area in the hotel where you can sit and relax with a few drinks after your meal. Before going to bed, the receptionist informed us that he would knock on our door to wake us if there was a view to be had of the Himalayan mountains. Needless to say there was no knock that morning as there was no view due to the hazy mist that had descended over the valley. Following a bit of a lie in, we got up and had breakfast outside in the glorious sunshine. There is a menu to choose from for breakfast and although we only chose omelette, toast and tea, this was still done well which isn’t the case everywhere you go.

Overall, apart from the problems with the evening meal this was a decent and pleasant place to stay. If you are lucky enough to stay when the views are clear, then it’ll be a stay that you’ll remember even more.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 21, 2009

We stayed one night at the Fort Resort in the hope that we would awake at sunrise for the coveted Himalayan view with the site of Everest in the distance. The hotel staff will even ensure that you are up in time to see the view. Unfortunately this wasn’t to be for us but our stay at The Fort wasn’t a disappointment. We stayed in one of the cottages rather than in the main building and the room was large and had a double and a single bed. It was very clean with stylish décor and windows with what would be great views overlooking the Himalayas. The lack of views on some occasions is made up for by the great garden area, that is obviously well cared for and full of flowers in pots and flower bed areas – I spent a lovely morning here eating breakfast in the sun and taking loads of photos. We ate in the restaurant in the evening and despite a slight mix up with our order and the time we had to wait for it (due to a large party staying) the food was good.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 19, 2009

Originally we had booked to stay at the Tea House which is attached to Club Himalaya. However on arrival we found that the Tea House was now closed during certain week nights. Unfortunately they hadn't notified us of this. As Club Himalaya was full we ended up staying in the Fort Resort. We are so glad we did end up here as it was truelly wonderful.

The hotel has rooms in the main hotel building but also has what are called cottages down at the front of the hotel. We stayed in one of the cottages and it was fantatsic. Each cottage has a downstairs and an upstairs room. We had an upstairs room which had its own balcony with a wonderful view of the Himalayas. The room itself was quite large and very clean with loads of character. Indeed the cottages from outside also have great character with nice wood carvings. There was no TV in the room but when you can look at the Himalayas you don't need a TV.

Due to the power cuts the hotel supplied us with a gas superser heater which kept us warm. They also supplied a lantern for light and hot water bottles at night. The bathroom was also quite large and very clean. There was also hot water in the mornings for a shower. The room was cleaned each day.

There was a decent choice for breakfast each morning and indeed there was a good selection of food on the menu in the restaurant at night. We ate in the restaurant each night and it was very nice. There is also a view of the Himalayas from the restaurant.

The Hotel also has nice gardens at the front where we were able to sit and have lunch and drinks.

Throughout our stay the staff in the hotel were extremely helpful and friendly. Indeed I don't think I have ever come across such helpful staff.

We paid 70 US Dollars plus tax per night. I have to say it was worth it. Certainly if I ever return to Nepal I willl want to return to the Fort Hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 19, 2006

Only stayed one night, but it was well worth it for the views of the Himalayas ( although Everest is only visible on a really clear day).
To be able to stand on the hotel roof looking out over the valley way below, to the superb mountain range was a wonderful experience.

The staff were extremely helpful and polite, with nothing being too much trouble and the food was excellent.

Please be aware though that the electricity and heating is intermittent, the candles in the rooms were very useful.

Loved it.

  • Stayed: November 2006
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Address: Nagarkot, Nagarkot 44812, Nepal
Location: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Nagarkot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Nagarkot
Price Range: $78 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Fort Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A passionately built in the Nepali architectural style, The Fort is an eco-friendly boutique garden resort with its unique charm and sense of destination. ... more   less 
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