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“Mixed impressions” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Vaishali

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Hotel Vaishali
Ranked #99 of 194 Hotels in Kathmandu
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23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Mixed impressions”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

I stayed at Vaishali when in Kathmandu on business in late October for 3 nights and my impressions were mixed. The staff is great - Sanju, you are so wonderful – thank you!! Breakfast is delicious and room service was also very good. To the owner, may I humbly say that your hotel is definitely in need of a renovation/refreshing. The hotel for the most part, does not appear to have been touched in 30 years. It is clean, but shabby. Internet service was also poor. In the lobby where access is free, we were in reality able to access infrequently – the front desk explained that the wifi wasn’t working well. Even upon purchasing an internet card for 575 rupees, I could not gain access – nor could the staff who tried to assist me – so I would not recommend buying one. I would not say “don’t stay here”, but given the price of the hotel, there may be other options worth exploring before booking at Vaishali.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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general m, General Manager at Hotel Vaishali, responded to this review, 30 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property/business. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations.We are under renovation and by the end of next month we will be finished with our room part.The wifi service has also been upgraded .Once again i thank you for your stay at vaishali hotel
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

We 2 families stayed in this hotel for 2 nights (taken 3 rooms). We stayed in 3rd floor where the rooms are of average quality. Toilets are not maintained properly and not up to mark (needs renovation). Central heating system is there - but not working properly (needs maintenance). The location is good. Shops are accessible nearby (in walk-able distance). Overall this is an average hotel and if renovated and maintained properly, can be converted into a better one.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank StanleyPaulK
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

Stayed here for 3 days 2 nights. The service was excellent and all the hotel staffs were friendly. I was able to get extra heater because I like extra warm condition. Hot water facilities was quick within second compare some other hotels in Katmandu. Breakfast was excellent and waiters was quick to my response. I highly recommend this hotel if you are staying in Thamel Kathmandu, Nepal.

Room Tip: my room was facing the swimming pool
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jagindar
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Algoma Mills, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013

The staff helped our group of Habitat for Humanity volunteers from Canada and were very courteous, professional, accommodating. Heating system doesn't work in most (all) rooms. Location is central to restaurants, attractions downtown.

Room Tip: Ask for a heater in the winter
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LKillen
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in 2 different rooms. First room was very old and second room in a much better condition. Seems like rooms on higher levels have been more recently renovated.

Good location in the centre of Thamel and walking distance to all shops.

Friendly staff

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Avidgob
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

thamel's the tourist / traveller centre of kathmandu, and there's lots of little hotels and guest houses here. vaishali would be one of the best hotels in the area. the rooms are clean, service is better than most. power (like most of kathmandu) has brownouts and internet access get's choppy. but the location's great, it's walking distance to all the cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs. to Durbar Sq if you want to ..

don't expect 5 stars (if you want a 5 star hotel, stay at the Hyatt). but if you're after the best hotel in the Thamel Area, this would be in the top handful. by international standards, it would be a 3 to 3 1/2 star hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank crazygrape
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

I found the Vaishali to be fantastically located but I suppose the downside of this are the nightclubs next door that go until 2am for Wednesday-Sunday nights… so loud I felt like the nightclub was actually IN my room, even my iPod couldn't drown it out. The rooms were also REALLY tired (not a lot of money or effort needed to be spent to make them reasonable, maintenance had just been done so badly, sometimes regrouting and repairs made the rooms look even worse); and out of the 4 showers I had during my stay, none were hot (only lukewarm).
The breakfast was pretty average too compared to some other hotels in the area, but the A La Carte menu was pretty good.
Staff were OK, the head honchos at reception were generally not very friendly but everyone else was warm and kind.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank hobbitle
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Property: Hotel Vaishali
Address: P.O. Box: 206, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#34 Spa Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Vaishali 3.5*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vaishali is situated in Thamel -The heart of kathmandus business cultural and shopping district,just 20 minutes from the airport. Vaishali offers guests a choice of 95 centrally air-conditioned elegant modern rooms including 8 splendid suites to cater the needs of the travellers. ... more   less 
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