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“Nice stay, far away” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee

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Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee
Ranked #48 of 190 Hotels in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice stay, far away”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

A nice basic five star hotel. Nothing too personal but ok and the hotel has nice grounds in the complex. I enjoyed the terrace at the main entrance which was a nice place to have a drink after a tiring day. Staff was nice and polite. Room was clean and somewhat large.

Location has its pros and cons. The hotel is located on the other side of the town from the basic tourist area of Thamel. I noticed I was the only westerner walking around in that neighborhood so there were no sellers and whatnots around but also only a few shops or places to eat. It was more quiet and nicer than the buzzing Thamel and it seemed more like the real Kathmandu.

On the other hand you have to use the taxi to get around, it's really slow during rush hour and not too many of them know this hotel. Had a nice adventure with the cabby when we got lost in a storm.

A good stay but you can get a nice hotel closer to the action too.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JetAceLogan
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KunalShanker, Executive Assistant Manager at Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee, responded to this review, 24 June 2011
We would like to thank you for your stay with us and your positive comments, which go a long way in maintaining our hotel standards and services. Look forward to welcoming you back to Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu on your next visit to Nepal.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Wisconsin, USA
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42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2011

Stayed here while travelling with Friendly Planet. Rooms were nice but one night we didn't get much sleep as a wedding was taking place and the hallway got very noisy. Then the jack hammer started early in the morning during their remodeling. Thank goodness the other nights we slept well. Breakfast buffet was very nice and the grounds are wonderful. It's a shame they let the casino go- it's filthy and just plain nasty!!! Nice quiet location, nice shops on the grounds and just around the corner. Just a short walk to wonderful market and Durbar Square.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank TheKidsAreGone
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KunalShanker, Executive Assistant Manager at Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee, responded to this review, 24 June 2011
We would like to thank you for your stay with us and your valuable comments, which go a long way in maintaining our hotel standards and services.

We apologise for the noise related disturbance faced by you during your stay. We were renovating our lobby bar at that time and replacing the bar flooring. Regards, the Casino housed in our premises due to their ongoing labour problems they are not in a position to operate to minimum standards. We have made alternate arrangements at another casino with transportation for all our guests.

Look forward to welcoming you back to Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu on your next visit to Nepal.
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2011

I had stayed in Soltee from 16th June to 19th June with my family for a short vaccation organised by one of the tour operator from delhi.I had stayed in room no 134 Himalayan wing facing swimming pool.Room is very good.Only draw back i found in the room was bath room was bit short,Room service excellent and room light is very good.No need to waste electicity.Amazing break fast .China Graden and Kakori resturant excellent ,Alfresco Italian resturant very good ,The food costs were very cheap comparing to Indian Five star hotel.The hotel got nice green enviornment,and swimming pool was excellent.The spa used also was good .The hotel staff are vert courteos and always says namaskar in an Nepali style which was amazing.Over all experience was very good and definitely recomend to all my friends to use this hotel when ever they go to Nepal

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ananya12
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KunalShanker, Executive Assistant Manager at Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee, responded to this review, 24 June 2011
We would like to thank you for your stay with us and your positive comments, which go a long way in maintaining our hotel standards and services. Look forward to welcoming you back to Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu on your next visit to Nepal.
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Sirsa
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46 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2011

This 5 Star property is Built in Very large area With 5 Restaurant, Swimming pool, Steam bath, Sauna, Casino Etc.

In these hotels Few Rooms are newly renovated they gave me that room. it was a Lush. Big LCD with lots of Aminities in the rooms and Bathrooms. Very Newly built and with latest Technology. Their are 5 Restaurants, Pool is very neat and clean, Casino was very old type and not so good. Steam And Sauna Bath was Marvelous with Excellent Staff.

Hotel is spread in wide area very good location but little bit out from city.
Want to ask something pls contact +91 92543 00000

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank RohitGaneriwala
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KunalShanker, Executive Assistant Manager at Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee, responded to this review, 24 June 2011
We would like to thank you for your stay with us and your positive comments, which go a long way in maintaining our hotel standards and services. Look forward to welcoming you back to Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu on your next visit to Nepal.
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Beirut, Lebanon
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2011

We stayed at the Crowne Plaza in Kathmandu for 2 nights. It was overall a good experience, with nice staff. However, the services (coffee, food, water,...) are over priced: ~12 USD for a cup of espresso!!! The hotel is a bit old and needs to be refurbished. We tried the Chinese restaurant, which was not bad. The breakfast garden restaurant is really nice and offers variety. Rooms are clean, spacious, and we had a communicating room, which was really practical and made rooms look bigger. So if you are staying in more than a room, you definitely need to request a communicating one. The only negative aspect of the room was the smell of cigarettes (despite he fact that we requested a non-smoking room).

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Gvoyage
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KunalShanker, Executive Assistant Manager at Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee, responded to this review, 24 June 2011
We would like to thank you for your stay with us and your feedback, which go a long way in maintaining our hotel standards and services.

On behalf of the management team, we regret the inconvenience caused to you by allotting a smoking room inspite of your request for a non smoking room. We are regularly airing our rooms so that we do not have the problem of cigarette smell.

Look forward to welcoming you back to Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu on your next visit to Nepal.
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Lucknow, India
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2011

First Part which i liked was the welcome by Hotel staff by doing Tika on foreheads of each guest and welcome attitude
Hotel rooms were comfortable. View of hotel was very sober, homely and comfortable
Dining room has two glass panels with running water in between a good scenry
Food variety is good. Quality good not upto Taj group of Hotels but good to eat

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank vinaykag
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KunalShanker, Executive Assistant Manager at Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee, responded to this review, 24 June 2011
We would like to thank you for your stay with us and your positive comments, which go a long way in maintaining our hotel standards and services. Look forward to welcoming you back to Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu on your next visit to Nepal.
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Mumbai
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2011

It was a good hotel, clean rooms, etc. but I was not impressed by a single restaurant of the hotel. The food was really not that good. The room service was not that effective. I was definately expecting more from this hotel especially since I have stayed at other Crowne Plaza properties in the United States. This Crowne Plaza was definately not up to the mark compared to the International ones.

Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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KunalShanker, Executive Assistant Manager at Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee, responded to this review, 24 June 2011
We would like to thank you for your stay with us and your feedback, which go a long way in maintaining our hotel standards and services.

We are in the process of re engineering the menu of the China Garden & Kakori (Indian restaurant) based on feedback of valuable guests like you. There will be a difference in the meal experience by the end of third quarter this year.

Look forward to welcoming you back to Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu on your next visit to Nepal.
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Additional Information about Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee

Property: Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee
Address: Tahachal, Kathmandu 97, Nepal
Phone Number:
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Kathmandu
#9 Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu
#12 Business Hotel in Kathmandu
#14 Spa Hotel in Kathmandu
#17 Romantic Hotel in Kathmandu
#18 Family Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee 5*
Number of rooms: 282
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the natural beauty of Nepal and strive for business success at the pioneering 5-star Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee hotel.The preferred hotel for heads of states visiting Kathmandu, our 12 acres of landscaped grounds echo the mountainous beauty of the Kathmandu Valley, with vibrant gardens surrounding our open veranda. You can stroll the grounds in peace and absorb the mountain view that surrounds Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee, then drop into Rodi Bar for a celebratory drink.Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee is in peaceful Tahachal, 4 km from the palaces and temples of Durbar Square in the city centre. You're 6km from Pashupatinath Temple and 3km to Swayambhunath Stupa shrine. Tribhuvan International Airport is 8 km away.You can host stylish banquets, conventions and conferences in one of 7 elegant meeting rooms with space for 20-1,200 people. Gaze up at the mountains while you float in the pool or wind down with one of our rejuvenating therapies. You'll find Italian food at Al Fresco, Chinese at China Garden and Awadhi cuisine at our speciality Indian restaurant, Kakori and all day dining option at Garden Terrace.Ask Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee's Concierge to arrange hiking trips into the mountains and villages of Kathmandu Valley that will open up Himalayan panoramas or give you an insight into Nepali culture. When you return from your inspiring adventure, sink into your bedroom's inviting luxury sheets. ... more   less 
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