We stayed here pre and post Everest Base Camp tour. I found it consistently clean, good service and wide range of food options (including vegetarian and FODMAP options).
Whatever I needed they helped me with - printing documents, posting items back to Aus (complex and pricey but no different to other courier services).
They have a small postbox for postcards which was handy as post offices and post boxes are impossible to find.
Rooms very clean - drinking water supplied in room. Hot shower:)
Safe in room.
Lovely grassy area.
Free wifi in foyer (reasonable speed) or pay for in-room use.
They have their own generator so you barely notice the regular power blackouts.
Money exchange available at reception.
There's an ATM on the opposite side of the road about 10 minutes walk (towards Thamel). It currently only lets you withdraw 10,000 rupees per transaction (not unusual for Kathmandu ATMs) but you can make as many withdrawals as you want. Handy. If you don't want to walk there are often taxis literally right out the front door who'll take you there and bring you back for~200rps ($2).
TIP - you can't change rupees back to dollars at the airport without a receipt so keep your receipt! You can't change rupees outside Nepal so do it before you leave!
If you ask reception to call you a taxi to airport they might quote up to 1500rps (~Aus$15), but the guys outside the front door will happily take you for ~500-600rps (negotiate before you get in).
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- Nepal's Own five star boutique hotel in a quite diplomatic district. 100 Deluxe suites, apartments and rooms. Beautiful serene landscaped garden and first class service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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