Our room, while at first looked clean, it turned out was *not*. The beds were infested with fleas & bedbugs, not to mention countless other winged and terrestrial creatures. We had inspected the beds upon arrival, but for some reason, the infestation didn't ramp up until around 10pm... maybe it was the light that attracted them? or they just woke up for a night of bloodsucking.
After complaining, (and actually showing the infestation to him) the reception guy agreed to move us to another room which was not as bad. The room was about half the size, and with no hot water, but it was 10pm, and he apologized and promised us a 'discount' for our 2 night stay. I should not have taken him at his word, but he seemed sweet and honest... always agree to exact dollar amounts ahead of time i learned! neither of the tv's (in either room) worked, but whatever... we didn't really care about tv anyway, though why they have them if theyre all broken is beyond me.
Long story short, the discount he offered when he rang up the bill was 0% for the first night, and 500rp for the second night (2500 --->2000 rp). I thought that was pretty egregious. we didn't (couldnt) even stay in the first room 1 night and he charged us anyway.
When I complained about the bill and mentioned that there wasn't even any hot water, he now 'denied' that fact, even though it was a fact he had apologized for the night before. Just a total crook.
I seriously thought momentarily about not paying the full bill, but I decided to just pay it and tell the story here...
STAY AWAY!!!!!!! BADDDD!!!!!
p.s. also - re the 'restaurant' - it was a single creepy guy upstairs. the curry was actually tasty, but the portion was put into something more the size of a coffee-cup that a plate or bowl. 3 bites. We would have just ordered more, but it took nnearly an hour to get THAT so we just went to our biscuit stash. the bill for it was expensive too. We learned our lesson and ate the rest of our meals OUT.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a new hotel with quality rooms and good food in the main bazaar of Lumbini opp main temple entrance and rates are negotiable out of season. We have an open rooftop terrace restaurant and also enclosed. We are four floors high with very helpful staff and always try to accommodate guests' needs. ... more less