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“My favorite place in Kathmandu” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kathmandu Guest House
Ranked #34 of 194 Hotels in Kathmandu
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Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“My favorite place in Kathmandu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

Kathmandu Guest House is my favorite place in Kathmandu.
The building itself has a lot of character with all its artworks, marble corridors and amazing garden. It used to be a Rana dynasty mansion that was later converted to a hotel.

The place also has great infrastructure: there is a beauty salon/barber shop, ATM machine, travel desk, money exchange and good outdoor restaurant. So you really can get everything you need without living the premises.

The guesthouse have rooms for any kind of pockets: starting from very inexpensive with shared bathroom, mid-range, charming garden facing to fancy super deluxe. The rooms are very clean. Very consistent for Nepal hot water in the showers.
Service is great with very professional staff
Even though the Guest House is located in the middle of Thamel - it is a very peaceful and safe place. There is a gate with security guard, followed by a long alley that comes into an outdoor restaurant. The restaurant offers great buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Room Tip: garden facing rooms are the best
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pragyatuladhar, Guest Relations Manager at Kathmandu Guest House, responded to this review, 8 September 2013
Dear Friend of KGH,
Namaste,

Thank you for your wonderful words about Kathmandu Guest House, and thank you for your stay. We had loved to serve you while with us.

It is our pleasure that our guests leave our hotel with a happy and content heart. We will always make sure that we keep this going.

Thank you again and hope to see you soon. :)

Regards,
Pragya Tuladhar
Kathmandu Guest House
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

This is situated in the centre of Thamel which is the main tourist area. This is the largest hotel in Thamel. The rooms are average and not that spacious. However, they are very clean. If you want a good view from the room, reserve a room facing the garden and not a room that faces the street. The entrance to the hotel does not look that attractive. However, there is a courtyard which is beautifully maintained and it is eye-candy for someone who only sees the rush, the dust, the dirt and the mud in Thamel area.

Do not expect the hotel to be completely silent and quiet as it is situated right in the middle of the busy city which does not seem to go to sleep. The breakfast buffet of the hotel is not that great and my advice to you is to order A la carte. What we ordered for lunch was really good and it was quite a sizable portion as well. The laundry service of the hotel is very reliable and they do a very good job at that.

If you are planning to visit many tourist attractions this is the place to stay in as most of the tourist attractions are situated really close to the hotel. It will be cheaper for you to take a rick shaw or a taxi from the road than taking the hotel taxi service which is more expensive. However, the hotel does the pick up and drops to the airport in a very reliable manner.


The staff is very friendly and very courteous and they will be happy to help you at any given point of time with a pleasant smile on their faces.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the garden are nicer and quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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Pragyatuladhar, Guest Relations Manager at Kathmandu Guest House, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Dear Friend,
Namaste,

Thank you for your stay at KGH and such wonderful words. We are glad it was a pleasant one.

We are sorry that you did not enjoy our breakfast buffet as much as the lunch and dinner. We will work out a way to serve best breakfast buffet, as breakfast is one of the most important meal of the day! :)

Thank you again and see you soon!!

Regards,
Pragya Tuladhar
Kathmandu Guest House
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Simrishamn, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

Although the central location in the Thamel district the Kathmandu Guest House has definitely seen its glory days. The hotel, which is one of the largest in town are renowned due to its name and central setting. Though the hotel offers you a calmer place in the busy town than many other places do, much of the hotel feels a bit outdated, and could be fresher. As they have plenty of different rooms – even in the specific categories – please have a look around on the different ones to see for your self. Regarding the staff the ones we meet were quite decent.
Although some of KGHs rates may be overpriced looking at the standards, you pay for the location. However, the most surprising and indeed irritating thing with our stay at KGH was that the Wi-fi wasn’t free, at least not the good one that worked best, instead you have to pay for hours, which, as we figured out, you can use so that you can save your hours during your stay. We would like to encourage KGH to include free wifi in their standard rates, this since both backpackers and business travellers sure would appreciate the convenience.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 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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2 Thank Hannesofsweden
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Pragyatuladhar, Guest Relations Manager at Kathmandu Guest House, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Dear Friend,
Namaste,

Thank you for your stay with us at Kathmandu Guest House and your review.

We have been working on providing the best wifi service to our guests. However, for the time being, there is free wifi at the restaurant and courtyard and payable wifi at nominal price range to use anywhere else in the hotel.

Thank you again and hope to see you back soon!

Regards,
Pragya Tuladhar
Kathmandu Guest House
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TJNOMADI
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

due to being unwell i was desperate to find a quiet room,i was willing to upgrade my budget, so i took a room at KGH for 2 nites, well,let me say this place is usually loaded with young package students,and they had renovations bangin all day when i was there
For the price of the room u would think wifi would be included-NOPE! They have token cards where u have to pay 125 rupees an hour to use wifi in the room..wowsa..
restaurant staff are not friendly.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 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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4 Thank Tjgnosis
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Pragyatuladhar, Guest Relations Manager at Kathmandu Guest House, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Dear Friend,
Namaste,

Thank you for your stay at KGH and your review. We are sad to hear that you did not have a pleasant stay with you.

The renovation work is being conducted to make our rooms better and we we do that only in the day time. The renovation for most of our Standard and Garden Facing rooms are almost over. We hope you give us a second chance, we will make sure you get a pleasant stay.

Apologies once again from us.

Regards,
Pragya Tuladhar
Kathmandu Guest House
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North Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

May 2013 was my third visit to the Kathmandu Guest House and each time was fabulous. I use the hotel for myself and my clients before and after every Everest Base Camp tour. I have stayed in almost every style of room and each one has been lovely, clean and comfortable. My favourites are the garden view rooms even though the new wing is first class. The staff are incredible, from the cleaning staff right up to the managers and owners. They make my life so much easier when I visit Nepal and I wouldn't stay anywhere else! Thank you! Natural Trekking Tours

Room Tip: The garden view rooms are delightful.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NaturalTrekking
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Pragyatuladhar, Guest Relations Manager at Kathmandu Guest House, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Dear Friend of KGH,
Namaste,

Thank you for your stay at KGH and your review. We loved serving you and your friends and we are all smiles here reading this review.

We are glad you always stay at KGH, whenever you are in Kathmandu and we will make sure you always have a comfortable stay every time.

See you soon!

Regards,
Pragya Tuladhar
Kathmandu Guest House
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

I have just come back from a 3 week stay in Nepal and spent my last 3 nights in Kathmandu guest house. From the moment we arrived I felt at ease, they nicest, most accommodating staff I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I had hurt my ankle in Kathmandu and they provided me with crutches and a ground floor room for an extremely reasonable price. The hotel itself is an oasis of calm and the spa is extremely affordable with fantastic staff. I had a very relaxing head massage on my last day that I'll remember for years. The manager Nabin deserves the highest praise for his constant smile and easy going way with the customers. I cannot recommend this hotel enough!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LauraBeans
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Pragyatuladhar, Guest Relations Manager at Kathmandu Guest House, responded to this review, 24 July 2013
Dear Laura,
Namaste,

Thank you for your stay with us at KGH and your wonderful review. We are happy happy that you enjoyed your stay.

Our colleague, Mr. Nabin thanks you and sends you his regards. We always try to make sure that each and every guests of ours feel comfortable and enjoy their stay.

Thank you and see you soon!

Regards,
Pragya Tuladhar
Kathmandu Guest House
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

KGH is an institution and rightly so. I stayed here for a few nights at the start and also the end of a top trip around Nepal.
I stayed in two different rooms. Both were lovely and clean. One had the quietest aircon I've ever experienced. Breakfast was good, although similar each day - although there was loads of variety to go at - just try something different each day. Sadly there wasn't any dinner available as the kitchen was being refitted.
The garden was a world away from the madness of Thamel.
All the staff seemed quite friendly and helpful - without a doubt though, both Uttam and Nabin were totally fantastic - nothing was too much trouble and they made us all feel really welcome.
There is clearly a large amount of diversity in the rooms and as such the clientele, but most folk I witnessed or spoke to were lovely. There did seem to be quite a lot of secondary school groups stopping over, but all were well behaved and sensible. I guess it's just that time of year.
I've stayed in a few high end hotels in Kathmandu before, but I certainly prefer KGH.
Highly recommended - I shall certainly stay here again when I'm next in Kathmandu.

Stayed July 2013
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Thank TravlinBear
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Pragyatuladhar, Guest Relations Manager at Kathmandu Guest House, responded to this review, 24 July 2013
Dear Friend,
Namaste,

Thank you for your review and stay at KGH. We are glad you loved it and hope to see you soon too.

We are sorry you could not enjoy dinner or lunch at our restaurant, as we are renovating our restaurant. The new and spacious restaurant will be ready in a week or two for better serving our guests. :) In your next visit, you will love the new look and we are sure will find better/faster service.

Thank you and see you soon!

Regards,
Pragya Tuladhar
Kathmandu Guest House
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Property: Kathmandu Guest House
Address: KGH Sqaure, Ward no. 16 | Thamel, PO Box 21218, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Region: Nepal > Central Region > Bagmati Zone > Kathmandu Valley > Kathmandu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Kathmandu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kathmandu Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 145
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