Remember.....this is Nepal, a third world country. If you are expecting the Hyatt or the Sheraton, you have come to the wrong country. The staff is helpful.....please do NOT act like a loud, demanding American. These sort of tactics do not work in a Buddhist country, it may work back home at your Motel 6. Be patient and you will be shown patience. A 50 rupee note to the bellhop or housekeeper does wonders(50 cents). Breakfast is included with certain room plans..toast, pancakes, eggs, fried potatoes, assorted drinks and juice.....simple! The hotel is in Thamel part of town. A quiet oasis away from the city center of Dunbar Square where it is noisy, congested, and dusty. There is even a simple 'hole-in-the-wall' restaurant serving simple fare...chow mein, fried rice, thunka(soup), potatoe fingers. It is out the right walkway and to the right about 20 meters. A simple billboard says Satkar Restaurant. I ate there 4-5 times without any issues. When in third worl countries, you do not want issues with food! The best time for a hot shower is 10AM, when the trekkers have left the hotel to begin their trek. I believe(?), the higher the floor, the more hot water....maybe closer to the hotel hot water tank...lol. As in any hotel, but especially third world countries...bring your ear plugs, extra bar soap, and toilet paper!
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