Avalon is a small and friendly hotel on the edge of Thamel, with a decent breakfast and a great rooftop terrace. I was on my own when I was staying there and found it pretty easy to meet people, unlike some of the other hotels in Kathmandu. The owner/manager was very welcoming. His staff were friendly too but unable to help at times, mainly due to language barriers.
I stayed in two different rooms, of a significantly different standard. I booked a ‘Single Deluxe’ but was put in a ‘Single Basic’ for my first night, and then asked to be moved (and was accommodated accordingly). Both were sufficient but the second room was much brighter, more spacious (especially the bathroom), and quieter (as it was higher up). I think the second was worth the rate (especially considering it included a big breakfast), but the first was not.
I would have stayed longer but there was no space for my friend (who arrived a couple of days after me). They offered to put my friend in the hotel next door, but I had a look and the rooms were of a much poorer quality than Avalon and more expensive.
Overall however, I had a very pleasant experience at the hotel.More