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Reviewed 11 September 2011

I am Stayed In this april 2011, traveled with friends

Very good location, good Mountain View, Good food and roof top garden, helpful people and friendly atmosphere. Our room was very very nice not like a guest house like in our home, price is very cheap. 24 hour hot shower depends on power aviability in Katmandu. Free and really fast Wi fi!!!! All over in hotel, and another thing they have very nice tour and trekking company. “Advance adventures Treks” as official tour desk at the hotel who arranged my Trekking well and had not problem at all.
And the owner is a nice gentleman who takes care of the hotel in a very professional way
Wonder full staff and informative guide made my trip very special

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank jonsadam
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Reviewed 14 July 2011

This is just perfect location. Just in Thamel but no noise at all. We have booked this hotel online and they picked us up at the airport which was superb service. They have very nice room with free wi_fi facilities. The travel desk at the hotel offered great tour which was an excellent. We love this placed and wish to visit again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank abhinavchaudhary14
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Reviewed 18 March 2011

Beware, there are two Red Planet hotels in Kathmandu. The first is the Hotel Red Planet (HRP) in the heart of Thamel near to the Kathmandu Guest House. I'm informed that this is very nice by friends but have not experienced it myself. Then there is the Red Planet Guest House (RPGH). Regretably I have stayed there.
The HRP is named and recommended in the Lonely Planet guide to Nepal and if, like we did, you search for 'Red Planet' on the internet you're directed to the RPGH website. There also seems to be confussion on the Tripadvisor site, with no distinction made between the two.
Suffice to say my experience of the RPGH was a bad one. From the moment we set down our suitcases we were accosted by a salesman from Nepal Vision Treks and Expeditions Ltd. He was very pushy and keen to sell us an all inclusive trekking trip before we had the benefit of speaking with any of the other thousand tour companies in the area. We put him off til the morning as we had just spent a tiring 15 hours in the air. We each pre-booked a double room for $15 each which seemed reasonable. The room was a good size but the matress was so hard that I spent the night tossing and turning, unable to get comfortable. The sheet and pillow smelled dirty and of sweat and the over blanket stank. I woke up at one point convinced that a yak had crawled into bed with me. We stayed two nights and tried to have a shower a different times in the day but the water was always freezing cold. You're thinking well you only paid $15, what do you expect? However $15 in Kathmandu will get you a very nice clean room with a hot shower in a much better hotel like the Sacred Valley forinstance.
My advice make sure you know which Red Planet you're staying at.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank leg0head
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Kharel, Manager at Red Planet Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2011

Dear Guest,
Thanks for giving us an opportunity to response from Management side. We would have appreciated and helped you if you would have complained then and there regarding this issue. We would have changed the room and make your stay comfortable. We would like to inform you that we are changing the mattress of our rooms very soon. Regarding the hot shower, as you know in Kathmandu we have been suffering from the power supply which directly affect us to provide services to our valued clients. We do have backup system in to our Guest house least to provide a light in the room and bathroom during this period.
At the end the thing which had happened was not our expectation. We are Red Planet Guest House and never tell to our clients that we are Hotel Red Planet. We want to let you know that before we take booking, we clearly write about us as we are Red Planet Guest House.

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Reviewed 17 March 2011

I've just come back from Nepal after a trekking trip with two friends. Firstly you should be aware that there are two 'Red Planets' in Thamel - one in is the Red Planet Hotel that is recommended inThe Lonely Planet, the other is the Red Planet Guest House where we stayed for the first two nights of our trip. I reserved the rooms online and for $15 per night was expecting 'basic' but we were all shocked and disappointed when we arrived after a long trip from the UK. The rooms were very dirty, the bed linen and pillows were smelly and stained with god knows what (looked like it was either blood or vomit) and clearly hadn't been cleaned for some time and the beds were rock-hard. We had three rooms there and all of us had exactly the same problem, but having never been to Nepal before we really weren't quite sure what to expect for $15.

We were pounced upon almost immediately by a rep for Nepal Vision which is a trekking company linked to the guest house. Having gone away and researched the prices they offered, they appeared to compare favourably with others in Thamel, so we embarked upon a 16 day Base Camp trek with them. During our two weeks in the mountains, our guide, Krishna got completely drunk at the teahouses in the evening on 5 seperate occasions and on three such occasions he was in a bad enough state to have to be escorted to his room. The following morning he would walk off at a speed nobody could keep up with with the apparent aim of getting to the next teahouse asap where he would disappear to his room (no doubt to sleep off his hangover). Although his knowledge as a guide was adequate, he knew less about the areas we were travelling through than our porters and we received no commentary or local information to make the journey a bit more interesting. Furthermore, a guide with a hangover does not exactly inspire confidence, especially since guides really need to walk with their clients and be aware of what is going on so they can spot the early signs of AMS.

When we returned to Thamel we immediately collected our luggage and moved to the Sacred Valley Inn round the corner that had been recommended by a fellow trekker. For $20 per room per night the difference was incredible. Wonderful rooms, friendly staff and central location. We also stayed at their sister hotel in Pokhara which was equally as nice and the staff equally as friendly and helpful.

This review is 100% genuine - I just wouldn't want anyone else to have the same experience as us.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank mstaples_11
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Reviewed 27 February 2011

I can't say enough good things about this hotel and it's staff. I've stayed here 3 times. The staff is always smiling and ready to help with any request. They are very friendly and remember me each time I return as well as where I've been in between. There is free wifi. The rooms are clean, and if you can get one with a balcony they get ample sunlight. There is usually hot water, which is a bonus if you've traveled in Nepal before. The beds are a bit hard, but have clean sheets and pillows. The location is great, just up the road from the Kathmandu Guest House and in the heart of Thamel. The fact that it is slightly off of the main road allows for a slightly quieter sleep. At $8/night (compared with KGH-$18) it's a real bargain.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank jvin999
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